Nikon D780 24.5MP FX-Format DSLR Camera Body

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Nikon D780 24.5MP FX-Format DSLR Camera Body

  • Nikon D780 24.5MP DSLR Camera Body
  • EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25a Battery Charger
  • UC-E24 USB Cable
  • AN-DC21 Strap
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-31 Rubber Eyecup

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Nikon D780 24.5MP FX-Format DSLR Camera Body

Bring every spectacular vision to life with the versatility and agility of the full-frame Nikon D780. Designed around a brilliant, high resolution 24.5MP back-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, remote-less long exposures, exhilarating shutter speeds and wireless image transfer, all right at your fingertips and ready to meet every creative demand. It also comes packed with features like 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.

Amazing Cinematic Quality

The Nikon D780 DSLR utilizes a high resolution 24.5MP back-illuminated FX full-frame sensor that produces detailed photos and videos with ultra-shallow depth of field and sharp, clean low light shots. Combined together with a powerful the EXPEED 6 image processing engine and an incredibly intelligent and robust AF system, the camera delivers stunning stills and 4K video with impressive detailing, accurate color reproduction, and low-light clarity. The D780 offers exception low-light performance with minimal noise achieved through ISOs up to 51,200 (expandable to ISO 204,800).

Incredible AF Performance for Stills and Video

The camera uses a 51-point AF system with newly-equipped autofocus algorithm that gives you ultra-quick, accurate and sharp Auto Area autofocusing. In Live View, it uses an incredibly intelligent and robust 273-point phase-detection AF system that detects and tracks subjects brilliantly throughout the entire frame. The Eye-Detection Autofocus in Live View mode tracks and locks focus on your subject’s eye ensuring critically sharp portraits.

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.

Disruption-Free Silent Shooting at 12 fps

In Live View, you can shoot in complete silence at full resolution without compromising the photo quality, while the high-speed shooting is increased to an incredible 12 fps.

Tilting Touchscreen LCD

The tilting touchscreen LCD allows for shooting in high and low angles. It provides an easy access to Touch AF and Touch Shutter control, plus lets you navigate through menus or playback captured footage and more. All of your footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronizing and logging, especially when working with multiple cameras.

Wireless Connectivity

Transfer photos and videos wirelessly to your smart device via the SnapBridge app over the Nikon D780's built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You can easily connect the camera to your computer over Wi-Fi or through a wired or wireless LAN connection (requires an optional WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter).

Convenient Charging and File Transfer

The D780 uses an included universal USB Type-C cable for data transfer or the EH-7P charging adapter (sold separately). The camera also features dual UHS-II SD card slots that help customize your workflow. You can easily set them up for overflow, backup, or separating RAW and JPEG photos.

Shutter Speeds to 1/8000 Second

The D780 offers exhilarating shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second that freezes a dynamic fast action with incredible detail and sharpness.

Highly-Refined Scene Recognition

The D780's 180k-Pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System features a dedicated RGB sensor that 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 FX-Format DSLR comes packed with 20 unique, high-quality Creative Picture Controls, which can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos. This helps enhance your on-field creativity and lessens the post-processing time.

Flexible Time-Lapse Options

You can create incredible time-lapse photography using the traditional interval timer or in-camera time-lapse feature. This camera also offers a new mode that creates a time-lapse image in-camera from photos captured with the interval timer.


Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus


Sensor Resolution24.5 Megapixels
Lens MountNikon F-Bayonet
Camera Format35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Size35.8 x 23.9 mm

Exposure Control

Continuous ShootingCL: Up to 1-6 frames per second (viewfinder photography); 1-3 frames per second (live view photography) CH: Up to 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)


Video ResolutionUltra HD 4K
Recording Modes4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 30p (x4) Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 25p (x4) Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920x1,080 24p (x5) 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


Viewfinder Size3.2 inch


Memory Card SlotMicro SDHC


Camera ModelNikon D780


Lens IncludedBody Only

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