Still the most compact D-SLR packing a full-35mm sensor and with affordability another major attraction.
Construction: Magnesium alloy bodyshell over a carbonfibre chassis, sealed against dust and moisture. Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet (D-type). Sensor Type/Size: CMOS, 24.0x35.9 mm. Total Pixels: 24.93 million (maximum image size = 6016x4016 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: Two slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards with UHS-I support. Data Compression: Three levels of JPEG compression on three resolution settings, 12-bit or 14-bit lossless compression on RAW data. RAW+JPEG capture. ISO Range: 100-12,800 (extendable to ISO 50, 25,600 and 51,200). Bu er Memory: Up to 100 frames JPEG/large/fine or 48 RAW. Maximum Frame Rate: 6.5 per second. Video Recording: MOV format (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. HD at 1280x720 pixels, 50 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. Stereo microphones with auto/manual adjustable levels. Stereo audio input and output. Index marking, time lapse recording, auto flicker detection, uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 colour output via HDMI connection with simultaneous recording to a memory card. Autofocusing: 51 points with auto/manual selection, auto tracking and face detection. Up to 15 cross-type arrays (depending on lens speed). Metering: 91,000 pixels ‘3D Colour Matrix III’ multipattern, highlight-weighted, centre-weighted average (with variable weighting), spot and i-TTL flash. Exposure Modes: Program (with shift), aperture/ shutter-priority auto and manual. 16 subject/ scene programs. Shutter: Focal plane, vertical travel, 30-1/4000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync up to 1/200 second. White Balance: Auto, 12 presets, six custom presets, auto bracketing, correction (blue-to-amber and/or magenta-to-green) and manual colour temperature setting. Warm AWB setting maintains a warmer hue under incandescent lighting. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Optional MB-D16 battery grip holds six AAsize batteries or an additional li-ion pack. Features: Sensor cleaning, dual-axis ‘virtual horizon’ display, 8.1 cm LCD monitor (1.23 megadots) adjustable for tilt, ‘Active D-Lighting’ contrast control (Auto, Low, Normal, High, Extra High), ADL bracketing (up to three frames), seven ‘Picture Control’ presets (Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat), adjustable ‘Picture Control’ parameters (Sharpening, Clarity, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Hue), B&W filters and toning effects, nine user-defined ‘Picture Control’ modes, seven at-capture special effects (Night Vision, Colour Sketch, Miniature, Selective Colour, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key), multiple exposure facility (up to three frames with Auto Gain), intervalometer, HDR dual-shot capture (Auto, Extra High, High, Normal), sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spaces, long exposure noise reduction (Off, On), high ISO noise reduction (Off, Low, Normal, High), auto ISO with auto minimum shutter speed control, lens distortion correction (Off, On), lens vignetting correction (Off, Low, Normal, High), real-time histogram (in live view), image comments input (up to 36 characters), auto image orientation, adjustable image display time, slide show, brightness and RGB histograms, highlight alert, 4/9/72 thumbnail displays, calendar thumbnail display, playback zoom (up to 38x in ‘FX’ format), ‘Retouch Menu’ for in-camera editing (D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Trim, Monochrome, Filter Effects, Colour Balance, Image Overlay, RAW Processing, Resize, Quick Retouch, Straighten, Distortion Control, Fish-Eye, Colour Outline, Colour Sketch, Perspective Control, Miniature Effect, Selective Colour, Edit Movie, Side-By-Side Comparison), WiFi. May be fitted with optional GP-1 or GP-1A GPS receivers, PictBridge and DPOF support.
$2699 body only. Estimated average street prices.