FX (full-frame), CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning.
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression).
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available.
NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats.
Picture Control System
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat.
Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls.
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.8× (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-4 to +2 m-1
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Z mount NIKKOR lenses. F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter.
1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer
Frame advance rate
Up to 12 fps. Low-speed continuous: 1 to 5 fps. High-speed continuous: 5.5 fps. High-speed continuous (extended): 12 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW: 9 fps)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering
Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame.
Spot metering: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point.
–4 to +17 EV (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure meter coupling
Auto; programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); user settings (U1, U2, U3)
–5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO 100 to 51200
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200
auto ISO sensitivity control available
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Add, average, lighten, darken
HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
273 points (phase-detection, in single-point AF) / 90% coverage vertically & horizontally.
-2 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking.
Manual focus (M):
Electronic rangefinder can be used
273 (single-point AF)
Pinpoint, single-point, and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p.
1920 x 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p.
1920×1080 (slow-mo); 30p ×4, 25p ×4, 24p ×5.
Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-mo, when quality is fixed at high.
Movie - file format
MOV , MP4
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Linear PCM , AAC
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 51200).
P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit.
M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200.
Movie - Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Movie - Other options
Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, movie log output (N-Log)
8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal. Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls. Approx. 2100 k-dot.
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation.
Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB). Connection to built-in USB port is recommended.
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Can be used with MC-DC2 and other optional accessories
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power
2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm. 5 GHz band: 12.1 dBm
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz. Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP): Bluetooth: 1.9 dBm. Bluetooth Low Energy: 0.4 dBm
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Greek, French, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic
One EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery; EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 can also be used, but note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge and that charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries only
EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, which is available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm ( 5.3 x 4 x 2.7 in.)
Approx. 675 g (1 lb. 7.9 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 585 g/1 lb. 4.7 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Image size (pixels)
FX (36x24) image area
(L) 6048 x 4024 ( 24.3 million), (M) 4528 x 3016 ( 13.7 million), (S) 3024 x 2016 ( 6.1 million).
DX (24x16) image area
(L) 3936 x 2624 ( 10.3 million), (M) 2944 x 1968 ( 5.8 million), (S) 1968 x 1312 ( 2.6 million).
1 : 1 (24x24) image area
(L) 4016 x 4016 ( 16.1 million), (M) 3008 x 3008 ( 9.0 million), (S) 2000 x 2000 ( 4.0 million).
16 : 9 (36x20) image area
(L) 6048 x 3400 ( 20.6 million), (M) 4528 x 2544 ( 11.5 million),(S) 3024 x 1696 ( 5.1 million).
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160
Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080