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Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

MFR# 1618
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Included Items:

Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only), Nikon EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery, Nikon MH-25A Battery Charger, Nikon UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC21 Strap, Nikon BF-1B Body Cap, Nikon DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-31 Rubber Eyecup, Nikon 1-Year Limited Warranty

  • full-frame FX Format
  • 24.5 Megapixels
  • 7 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • 100-51,200 ISO Expandable to 204,800
  • 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p

Versatility meets agility.

For those who express themselves without labels, the D780 is capable of bringing every spectacular vision to life and inspiring completely new ways to create. Versatility through the splendor of full-frame photography and 4K video, slow motion, time-lapse, remoteless long exposures and a host of impactful creative shooting tools to keep inspiration flowing. 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 D780 is a creator's dream come true. And as the successor to the expectation-shattering 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 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 D5 and 15 cross-type sensors take the 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.

Inspiring full-frame 4K.

Capture gorgeous, cinematic 4K UHD video in full-frame using the total width and resolution of the D780's backside-illuminated sensor with full-pixel readout for sharper, more detailed 4K footage.

Smooth slow motion video.

Capture every detail of movement with 120 FPS. Then play them back at 30, 25 or 24 FPS for jaw-dropping fluid slow motion in 1080p High Definition.

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 color 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 synchronizing and logging, especially when working with multiple cameras.

Eye-catching AF.

With Eye-Detection Autofocus in Live View mode, the 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 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 makes the most of the 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, color reproduction and more.

Exhilarating shutter speeds to 1/8000s.

Elusive wildlife and incredible athleticism are just another opportunity for the 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 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 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 D780's genius 180K-Pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System takes the guess work out of getting the perfect shot. In an instant, the dedicated RGB sensor recognizes 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 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 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 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 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 jewelry 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 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 use of the optional WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter.

Built tough.

The D780 is built for extreme durability using rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials to protect the sophisticated technologies inside and optimize 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 D780's dual UHS-II SD card slots to customize 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 D780 allows for up to 2,260 shots per charge, a life saver for long outings and interval timer photography.

Convenient charging and file transfer.

The 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 optimized 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 optimized to deliver stunning results across a variety of applications.

Negative digitizing.

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


  1. Type

    Single-lens reflex digital camera
  2. Lens Mount

    Nikon F bayonet mount

CollapseImage Sensor

  1. Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

  2. Sensor Size

  3. Image Sensor Format

  4. Image Sensor Type

  5. Total Pixels

  6. Dust-Reduction System

    Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
  7. Image Area (pixels)

    6,048 x 4,024
    4,528 x 3,016
    3,936 x 2,624
    2,944 x 1,968
    4,016 x 4,016
    3,008 x 3,008
    6,048 x 3,400 (20.6 MP)
    4,528 x 2,544 (11.5 MP)
    3,840 x 2,160

CollapseFile System

  1. File Format Still Images

    NEF (RAW): lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
  2. Storage Media

    SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
  3. Card Slot

    2 Secure Digital (SD)
  4. File System



  1. Viewfinder

    Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
  2. Viewfinder Frame Coverage

  3. Viewfinder Magnification

  4. Viewfinder Eyepoint

    21mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
  5. Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment

    -3 to + 1m¯¹
  6. Focusing Screen

    Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
  7. Reflex Mirror

    Instant-return type


  1. Lens Aperture

    Electronically controlled
  2. Depth-of-Field Control

  3. Lens Compatibility at a Glance***

    Metering with AI lenses
  4. Compatible Lenses

    During viewfinder photography, the electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. With lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, the electronic rangefinder supports 11 focus points.


  1. Shutter Type

    Mechanical shutter
  2. Shutter Speed

    1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 sec. in mode M; Bulb; Time; X200
  3. Fastest Shutter Speed

  4. Slowest Shutter Speed

    900 seconds (15 minutes) (Long exposure M* mode)
  5. Flash Sync Speed

    Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 sec. or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 sec.)
  6. Bulb Shutter Setting

  7. Shutter Release Modes

    Single-frame [S] mode
  8. Continuous Shooting Options

    1-6 frames per second (viewfinder photography); 1-3 frames per second (live view photography)
    7 frames per second; when shooting NEF/RAW pictures during silent photography, either 8 frames per second (bit depth 14 bits) or 12 frames per second (bit depth 12 bits)
    frames per second
  9. Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution

    frames per second
  10. Self-Timer

    Timer duration electronically controlled


  1. Exposure Metering System

    TTL exposure metering using 180,000-pixel RGB sensor
  2. Metering Method

    Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used
  3. Metering Range

    2 to 20 EV (highlight-weighted metering)
  4. Exposure Meter Coupling

  5. Exposure Modes

    U2 (user setting 2)
  6. Exposure Compensation

    ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, SCENE, and EFFECTS modes
  7. Exposure Bracketing

    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
  8. Exposure Lock

    Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
  9. Picture Control

    Storage for custom Picture Controls


  1. ISO Sensitivity

  2. Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity

  3. Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity

  4. Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity

    Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
  5. Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity

    Hi-2 (ISO 204,800 equivalent)
  6. Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options

    Hi-2 (ISO 204,800 equivalent)
  7. Long Exposure Noise Reduction

  8. High ISO Noise Reduction

  9. Active D-Lighting

  10. D-Lighting Bracketing

    3–5 frames using preset values for all frames


  1. Single-Point AF Mode

  2. Dynamic AF Mode

    Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)
  3. Auto-Area AF Mode

  4. Autofocus System

    Live view: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast-detect AF performed by image sensor
  5. Detection Range

    Live view: -4 to +17 EV; -6 to +17 EV with low-light AF (still photography using single-servo AF/AF-S and f/2.0 lens, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
  6. Lens Servo

    Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
  7. AF-Area Mode

    Live view: Pinpoint AF (still photography only, single servo AF/AF-S, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (still photography only, continuous-servo AF/AF-C), wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF
  8. Focus Lock

    Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing A (AE-L/AF-L) button
  9. Focus Modes

    Live view: Pinpoint AF (still photography only, single servo AF/AF-S, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (still photography only, continuous-servo AF/AF-C), wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF
  10. Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points

  11. Autofocus Sensitivity

    Live view: -4 to +17 EV; EV; -6 to +17 EV with low-light AF (still photography using single-servo AF/AF-S and f/2.0 lens, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
  12. Autofocus Fine Tune



  1. Flash Bracketing

    2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
  2. Built-in Flash Distance

    39 ft. (ISO 100)
  3. X-Sync Speed

  4. Top FP High Speed Sync

  5. Flash Control

    Live view photography: TTL flash control performed by image sensor (i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlightweighted metering; standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR supported)
  6. Flash Sync Modes

  7. Flash Compensation

    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
  8. Flash-ready Indicator

    Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
  9. Accessory Shoe

  10. Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

    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, AF-assist for multi-area AF (viewfinder photography), unified flash control

CollapseWhite Balance

  1. White Balance

    All except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
  2. White Balance Bracketing

    2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV

CollapseLive View

  1. Live View Shooting

    Movie Live View Mode
  2. Live View Lens Servo

    Manual focus (MF)
  3. Live View AF-Area Mode

    Subject-tracking AF
  4. Live View Autofocus

    Hybrid phase-detection/contrast-detect AF performed by image sensor


  1. Movie Metering

    TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
  2. Movie Maximum Recording Time

    29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
  3. Movie File Format

  4. Movie Video Compression

    H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
  5. Movie Audio Recording Format

    Linear PCM
  6. Movie

    Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160 (when quality is fixed at high) and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion (when quality is fixed at normal)
  7. Movie Audio

    Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable


  1. Monitor Size

    in. diagonal
  2. Monitor Resolution

  3. Monitor Type

    Approximately 100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness adjustment, and color balance control
  4. Monitor Angle of View

    -degree wide-viewing angle
  5. Monitor Adjustments

    Brightness and angle adjustment available
  6. Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator

    Also visible in Viewfinder


  1. Playback Functions

    Playback Zoom Cropping
  2. In-Camera Image Editing

  3. Image Comment



  1. Interface

    Hi-Speed USB Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
  2. Wi-Fi Functionality

    Yes (Built-in)
  3. Smart Device App Connectivity

  4. Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Low Energy: –0.1 dBm
  5. GPS

    GP-1A GPS unit
  6. Save/Load Camera Settings



  1. Total Custom Settings

  2. My Menu

    Yes with customization
  3. Recent Settings

  4. Supported Languages

    The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.
  5. Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings

  6. World Time Setting



  1. Battery / Batteries

    EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)

    shots (CIPA)
  • AC Adapter

    EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
  • Battery Charger

    MH-25a Quick Charger


  1. Tripod Socket

    1/4 in.
  2. Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

  3. Approx. Weight

    29.7 oz. (840 g)
  • Operating Environment

    0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
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