Brilliant 153-point AF system and a super-tough construction are the main reasons for buying Nikon’s flagship D-SLR, plus it’ll do 12 fps or 14 fps with the mirror locked up.
Construction: Magnesium alloy bodyshell and chassis, sealed against dust and moisture. Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet (D-type). Sensor Type/Size: CMOS, 23.9x35.9 mm. Total Pixels: 21.33 million (maximum image size = 5568x3712 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: Two slots for either CompactFlash memory cards with UDMA-7 support or two slots for XQD memory cards. Data Compression: Three levels of JPEG compression on three resolution settings, uncompressed TIFF-RGB; and 12-bit or 14-bit lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed on RAW data. RAW+JPEG capture. Also choice of 1.2x, ‘DX’ and 5:4 image formats. ISO Range: 100-102,400 (extendable to ISO 50, 204,800, 409,600, 819,200, 1,638,400 and 3,276,800). Bu er Memory: Up to 200 frames JPEG/large/fine or 200 RAW. Maximum Frame Rate: 12.0 per second (14.0 fps with mirror lock-up). Video Recording: MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H .264 compression) – 4K UHD at 3840x2160 pixels, 30, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 144 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 48 Mbps). HD at 1280x720 pixels , 60 or 50 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (maximum bit rate is 24 Mbps). ‘FX’, ‘DX’ or ‘16:9 Movie Crop’ frame formats. Stereo microphones with auto/manual adjustable levels, adjustable frequency response and wind noise filter. Stereo audio input and out- put. Power aperture control, live frame grab, time lapse recording, auto flicker detection, electronic image stabilisation, uncompressed 4K/2K 8-bit 4:2:2 colour output via HDMI connection with simultaneous recording to a memory card. Autofocusing: 153 points with auto/manual selection, face detection and auto tracking. Up to 99 cross-type sensor arrays (depending on lens speed). Metering: 180,000 pixels ‘3D Colour Matrix III’ sensor with multi-pattern, centre-weighted average (with variable centre zone diameter), highlight weighted, spot and i-TTL flash. Exposure Modes: Program (with shift), aperture/ shutter-priority auto and manual. Shutter: Focal plane, vertical travel, 30-1/8000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync up to 1/250 second. Sensor-based shutter for silent shooting. White Balance: Auto ( White, Normal, Keep Warm modes), 12 presets, six custom presets, spot measurement, auto bracketing, correction (blue-to-amber and/or magenta-to-green) and manual colour temperature setting. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Features: Illuminated controls, sensor cleaning, dual-axis ‘virtual horizon’ display, live view functions (with contrast-detection AF), 8.1 cm LCD monitor (2.539 megadots resolution), ‘Active DLighting’ contrast control, ADL bracketing, seven ‘Picture Control’ presets (Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and Flat), adjustable ‘Picture Control’ parameters (Sharpening, Contrast, Clarity, Brightness, Saturation, Hue) with ‘Quick Adjust’, B&W filters and toning effects, nine user-defined ‘Picture Control’ modes, multiple exposure facility (up to ten frames with Add, Average, Lighten or Darken exposure adjustment), intervalometer (up 89,991 shots with exposure smoothing), HDR multi-shot capture (Smoothing, Exposure Differention), sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spaces, long exposure noise reduction, high ISO noise reduction, grid guide (for viewfinder and live view screen), real-time histogram in live view, dual-axis level indicator (for viewfinder and live view screen), auto ISO with auto minimum shutter speed control, in-camera lens corrections (distortion and vignetting) image comments input, auto image orientation, adjustable image display time, slide show, 4/9/72 thumbnail displays, histogram displays (brightness and/or RGB channels), highlight alert, playback zoom (up to 21x), in-camera editing functions ( Trim, Resize, D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Straighten, Distortion Control, Perspective Control, Filter Effects, Monochrome, Image Overlay, RAW Processing, Edit Movie, Side-by-Side Comparison). PictBridge compliant. May be fitted with optional WT-5 or WT-6 WiFi wireless data transmitters and GP-1/ GP-1A GPS receivers
$9199 body only Estimated average street prices.