Overview

Featuring a new horizontal swing, vari-angle monitor, full-HD movie recording and Nikon's easy-to-use entry-level menu for easy photography from more angles.

Tech Specs

Type of CameraSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels16.2 million
Image SensorNikon DX format (23.6 x 15.6 mm) CMOS sensor
Image Size (Pixels)4,928 x 3,264 [L], 3,696 × 2,448 [M], 2,464 × 1,632 [S]; D-movie: 1920 x 1080 / (30fps, 25fps, 24fps), 1280 x 720 / (30fps, 25fps, 24fps), 640 x 424 / (30fps, 25fps)
SensitivityISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.5, HI-0.7, HI-1, HI-2 (ISO 25600)
File FormatNEF (12 or 14-bit lossless compressed or compressed RAW), JPEG (Baseline-compliant); MOV movie (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression format with Linear PCM sound; Stereo sound with external microphone)
Storage MediaSD memory card *1 (SDHC and SDXC compliant)
Shooting Modes1) Single frame, 2) Continuous: 4fps, 3) Self-timer, 4) Delayed remote, 5) Quick-response remote, 6) Silent shuttle release, 7) D-Movie
White BalanceAuto (TTL white-balance with main image sensor and 420-pixel RGB sensor), Incandescent, Fluorescent ( 7 types ), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, preset manual
LCD Monitor3.0", 921,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD, allows up to 170-degree viewing angle, horizontal opening type vari-angle LCD
Playback Function1) Full-frame, 2) Movie Playback, 3) Thumbnail (4/9/72, calendar) playback, 4) playback zoom, 5) Faces detected during zoom, 6) Slide show, 7) Histogram display, 8) Highlights, 9) Auto image rotation, 10) Image comment
Delete FunctionSingle image, Selected images, images taken on a selected date, All images (except protected images)
InterfaceUSB 2.0 (High-speed), Video output, HDMI output (Type C mini-pin connector), new 10-pin remote terminal, Connector for external microphone
Picture Angle (in 35mm [135] format equivalent)Approx. 1.5x lens focal length
ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.7m-1)
Focusing ScreenType B Brite View clear matte screen Mark VII screen
Viewfinder Frame Coverage/Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1)Approx. 95% / Approx. 0.78x
AutofocusTTL phase detection, 11 focus points (1 cross-sensor) by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module; Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 at 20°C/68°F)
Focus Modes1) Autofocus (AF); Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous servo AF (AF-C); Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), 2) Manual focus (MF) can be selected from 11 focus area
Exposure Metering System1) 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses), color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses), 2) Center-weighted (weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame), 3) Spot metering (meters 3.5-mm circle centered on selected focus point)
Exposure Metering Range (at normal temperature [68°F/20°C], ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)1) Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 - 20 EV 2) Spot metering: 2 - 20 EV (ISO 100, f/1.4, 20°C/68°F)
Exposure Control1) Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], 2) Scene ( portrait, landscape, close up, sports, night portrait, child, auto (flash off), night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/drawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food, silhouette, high key, low key), 3) Programmed Auto [P], 4) Shutter-Priority Auto [S], 5) Aperture Priority Auto [A], 6) Manual [M], 7) [Special effects modes] Night vision, color sketch, miniature effect, selective color, silhouette, high key, low key.
Auto Exposure BracketingExposure bracketing: 3 frames in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
ShutterElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Sync ContactX-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 s or slower
Flash Control1) i-TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
Flash Sync Modes1) Fill-flash, 2) slow sync, 3) auto slow sync, 4) red-eye reduction, 5) auto with red-eye reduction, 6) slow sync with red-eye reduction, 7) auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, 8) rear-curtain sync, 9) rear-curtain with slow sync
Self-Timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures
Depth of Field Preview ButtonNo
Remote ControlVia Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
GPSVia GP-1 GPS Unit (optional)
Supported Languages22 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Power RequirementsRechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14 battery 1030 mAh, EH-5a AC adapter (available separately; requires optional EP-5A power connector )
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery)Approx 660 shots
Tripod Socket1/4 in. (ISO1222)
DimensionsApprox. 128 x 96.9 x 78.7 mm (5.0 x 3.8 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (without battery, memory card or body cap)Approx. 509 g (1 lb. 2 oz.)
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area)Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14, Battery Charger MH-24, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, USB Cable UC-E6, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-20, Strap AN-DC3, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Body Cap BF-1B, ViewNX 2 CD
Other FeaturesExpeed 2 Image Processing Engine, D-Movie (Full HD recording; external stereo microphone input; in-camera movie editing), Full-time servo AF (AF-F) movie recording,Vari-angle LCD monitor, special effect mode