Imaging: 12.3MP effective, DX CMOS sensor captures images at 4288x2848 pixels with 12 bits/color in RAW mode; or AVI Motion JPEG video at 1280x720, 640x424, or 320x216 at 24 fps.
Storage: Single CompactFlash TypeI/II including UDMA; microdrives. Stores JPEG, NEF RAW, RAW + JPEG files.
Burst rate: Full-sized JPEGs (Fine mode): Up to 13 shots at 4.5 fps. RAW: Up to 9 shots at 4.5 fps. Using 8GB SanDisk 30MB/sec Extreme III card: 54 full-sized JPEGs (Fine mode) at 4.5 fps.
AF system: TTL phase-detection with 11 illuminated focus points (1 crosstype). Single-shot and continuous AF with 3D focus tracking. Tested sensitivity down to EV -2 (at ISO 100, f/1.4).
Live view: TTL phase- and contrast-detection modes.
Shutter speeds: 1/4000 to 30 sec, plus B (1/3-, 1/2-, or 1-EV increments). 100,000-cycle rating.
Metering: TTL metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor, 3D Color Matrix II, centerweighted, and spotmetering (approx. 2% of viewfinder). EV 0-20 (at ISO 100) in Matrix or centerweighted; EV 2-20 (at ISO 100) in spot mode.
ISO range: Normal, ISO 200-3200; expanded ISO 100, 6400 (in 1/3 EV increments).
Flash: Built-in pop-up unit GN 40 (in feet at ISO 100), covers angle of view of 17mm lens. X-Sync at 1/200 sec.
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism.
LCD: 3-in. TFT with 920,000-dot resolution, 170-degree viewing angle.
Ports: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, HDMI (mini-type) video, accessory.
Battery: Rechargeable EN-EL3e Li-ion; CIPA rating, 850 shots, 50% with flash.
Size/weight: 5.2x4.1x3.0 in., 1.62 lb with card and battery.
Street price: $1,000, body only; $1,300, with 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX AF-S lens.
Accuracy: 97% (Excellent)
Magnification: 0.94X (Excellent)