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Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only) Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only) Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only) Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only) Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Announced at the CES 2020 on 7 January 2020, the new Nikon D780 (and long-awaited successor to the D750) is a high-performance DSLR camera featuring a number of superior functions inherited from professional models, starting with its advanced autofocusing (AF) system for which 51 focus points have been adopted for viewfinder shooting. Also, the D780 is Nikon's first DSLR employing the hybrid AF system for live view mode used by Nikon Z-series cameras.

  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Multi-CAM 3500 II 51-Point AF System


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Versatility meets agility

For those who express themselves without labels, the Nikon D780 DSLR Camera is capable of bringing every spectacular vision to life and inspiring completely new ways to create. Versatility through the splendour of full-frame photography and 4K video, slow motion, time-lapse, remoteless long exposures and a host of impactful creative shooting tools to keep the inspiration flowing making it the best Nikon DSLR for video.

Agility through major technological enhancements like a 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System, superb phase-detect autofocusing in photo and video and easy wireless image transfer to keep up with every creative demand. The Nikon D780 is a creator's dream come true. And as the successor to the expectation-shattering Nikon D750, it's a serious upgrade in terms of speed, image processing, video capability, AF performance and so much more.

Impeccable image quality with dazzling detail

The Nikon D780 boasts a 24.5MP backside-illuminated FX full-frame sensor, capable of remarkable light gathering for highly detailed photos and videos with ultra-shallow depth of field and sharp, clean low light shots. Welcome to the brilliance of full-frame.

AF breakthroughs for stills and video

Optical viewfinder lovers will see the power of Nikon's proven 51-point AF system in perfect clarity. A newly-equipped autofocus algorithm borrowed from the flagship Nikon D5 and 15 cross-type sensors takes the Nikon D780's focusing prowess to the next level with ultra-quick, accurate and sharp Auto Area autofocusing. In Live View, photos and videos benefit from an incredibly intelligent and robust 273-point phase-detection AF system that detects and tracks subjects brilliantly throughout the entire frame.

A huge leap in cinematic technology for DSLR lovers

Bring every spectacular vision to life with the versatility and agility of the full-frame Nikon D780. Designed around a brilliant, high resolution 24.5 MP backside illuminated FX sensor, an incredibly intelligent and robust AF system and next-generation EXPEED 6 image processing, both full-frame stills and 4K video benefit from the same impressive detail, clarity and stellar low-light performance. Inspiring slow-motion and time-lapse video, remoteless long exposures, exhilarating shutter speeds and wireless image transfer, all right at your fingertips and ready to meet every creative demand.

Source detail retention with 10-Bit N-Log or new HDR (HLG)

Both N-Log and new HDR (HLG) shooting formats preserve more detail, dynamic range and contrast in video. Use N-Log for footage intended for post-process colour grading or HLG for immediate, beautifully vibrant playback on displays with HLG HDR support.

Built-in timecode

All of your footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronising and logging, especially when working with multiple cameras.

Eye-catching AF

With Eye-Detection Autofocus in Live View mode, the Nikon D780 tracks and locks focus on your subject’s eye using its powerful 273-point PDAF system, ensuring critically sharp portraits.

Disruption-free silent shooting at 12 fps

The perfect photo isn't worth ruining the perfect moment. In Live View, you can shoot in complete silence at full resolution without compromising any of the Nikon D780's staggering photo quality. And with the mirror out of the equation, high-speed shooting is increased to an incredible 12 FPS.

Tilt, touch, swipe, pinch

The tilting touchscreen LCD makes it easy to get the shot, even from high or low angles. Use Touch AF, Touch Shutter control and navigate menus, playback and more as if you were using a touch-enabled smart device.

Ready for action

Improved 7 frames per second high-speed shooting make the most of the Nikon D780's incredible autofocus system and flagship AF performance for spot-on subject acquisition and tracking.*
*17% faster compared to D750's 6.5 frames per second.

EXPEED 6. Two steps forward. No looking back.

Powering the newest generation of Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine is both the brains and the muscle behind the camera’s stunning photo and video quality, AF performance, low-light clarity, colour reproduction and more.

Exhilarating shutter speeds to 1/8000 sec

Elusive wildlife and incredible athleticism are just another opportunity for the Nikon D780 to shine. With breakneck shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second, dynamic fast action is frozen in time with incredible detail and sharpness, freeing you to get the most from your fast aperture lenses.

Time-bending long exposures. No Remote Necessary.

Beautifully fluid, long exposure photography is easy to achieve with the Nikon D780's selectable in-camera shutter speeds.* Now, captivating star trails and waterscapes can be captured without a remote timer, just like the D810A specialty model, all the way up to 15 minutes.
*In M mode, exposures longer than 30 seconds are selectable up to 900 seconds (60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 480, 600, 720, 900 seconds are available) when activated in the custom settings menu.

A Breakthrough in low light

The Nikon D780's exceptional low light performance is nothing short of liberating. Highly sensitive with minimal noise, the D780 achieves ISOs up to 51,200 (expandable to ISO 204,800), eclipsing the coveted D850.

Highly-refined scene recognition

The Nikon D780's genius 180K-Pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System takes the guesswork out of getting the perfect shot. In an instant, the dedicated RGB sensor recognises crucial information about the scene and makes precise automatic adjustments to ensure the accuracy of the shot's exposure, focus, white balance and more.

Style-defining creative filters

The Nikon D780 includes 20 unique, high-quality Creative Picture Controls, all of which can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos. Spend more time in the field focusing on being creative and less time post-processing.

Special effects with a safety net

Love the special effect on that last shot but wish you had the original RAW image? Not a problem. The Nikon D780 simultaneously captures and saves the unaffected RAW image in 6 out of 10 special effects modes.

Flexible time-lapse options

Incredible time-lapse photography can be created with the Nikon D780 using the traditional interval timer, in-camera time-lapse feature, or a new mode that creates a time-lapse image in-camera from photos captured with the interval timer, offering the best of both worlds.

Multiple ways to create multiple exposures

With the Nikon D780, surreal, expressive multiple exposure photography can be created traditionally while shooting consecutive photos or by combining any photo previously shot with the camera using the retouch menu.

Focus stacking made easy

For images where focus throughout the entire composition is essential —product and jewellery photography, landscapes—Focus Shift Mode automatically takes a series of images while continuously adjusting the focus position (up to 300 shots).*
*Final image compositing requires third-party software.

Very well connected

Transfer photos and videos wirelessly to your smart device via the SnapBridge app over the Nikon D780's built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth. Connect to your computer over Wi-Fi or through a wired or wireless LAN connection.*
*LAN connection requires the use of the optional WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter.

Built tough

The Nikon D780 is built for extreme durability using rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fibre materials to protect the sophisticated technologies inside and optimise handling.

Extensive weather-sealing

Thoroughly sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts and buttons, for worry-free durability.

Storage flexibility

Use the Nikon D780's dual UHS-II SD card slots to customise your workflow. Set them up for overflow, backup, or separating RAW and JPEG photos.

Energy-saving reliability

A major advantage of shooting with a DSLR is the battery performance. The Nikon D780 allows for up to 2,260 shots per charge, a lifesaver for long outings and interval timer photography.

Convenient charging and file transfer

The Nikon D780 uses an included universal USB Type C cable for connection to computer or the EH-7P charging adapter (sold separately).

Ultimate lighting control

Make subjects stand out, enhance natural and available light and add artistry and drama to any scene with Speedlights engineered and optimised specifically for Nikon cameras.

Lenses for every subject

Unlock your creative vision and your camera’s full potential with over 90 currently available NIKKOR lenses and hundreds of legacy Nikon F-Mount lenses — each optimised to deliver stunning results across a variety of applications.

Negative digitising

Digitise the gems from your film days with the Nikon D780's full 24.5 MP using the optional ES-2 Film Digitiser Adapter on a compatible Micro-NIKKOR lens.


Actual: 24.92 Megapixel
Effective: 24.5 Megapixel
Sensor Size Type:
Sensor actual Size:
35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Type:
Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Up to 12 fps at 24.5 MP
Up to 7 fps at 24.5 MP
ISO Range:
Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)
Focus Points:
Phase Detection: 51 (15 Cross-Type)
Phase Detection: 273
Lens Mount:
Nikon F
Fastest Shutter Speed:
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Bulb Mode
Time Mode
Longest Shutter Speed:
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
30 sec
900 sec
Bulb Mode
Time Mode
Flash Sync Speed:
1/200 sec
Recording Modes:
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p

External Recording Modes:
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Full HD (1920 x 1080)

Recording Limit:
Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds

Video Encoding:

Audio Recording:
Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
File Formats:
Image: JPEG, Raw

Audio: AAC, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Built-in Flash:
Weather Sealing:
Dust- and moisture-sealed


Approx. 2260 Shots
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