Nikon's first camera with ISO 102,400 hits our lab.
IMAGING: 12.1MP effective, full-frame FX-format CMOS sensor captures images at 4256x2832 pixels with up to 14 bits/ color in RAW mode.
STORAGE: CompactFlash stores JPEG, TIFF, NEF RAW, and RAW + JPEG files.
BURST RATE: full-sized JPEGs (fine mode), up to 82 shots at 9 fps using a SanDisk extreme IV card; uncompressed NEF RAW (14-bit), up to 35 shots at 9 fps. DX crop mode: JPEG (fine mode), up to 130 shots at 11 fps using same card; uncompressed NEF RAW (14-bit), up to 52 shots at 11 fps.
AF SYSTEM: TTL phase detection with 51 illuminated focus points (15 cross-type); single-shot and continuous AF with 3-D focus tracking. Tested sensitivity down to EV –2 (at ISO 100, f/1.4).
LIVE VIEW: TTL phase-detection or contrast-detection autofocus.
SHUTTER SPEEDS: 1/8000 to 30 sec, plus b (1/3-, 1/2-, or 1-EV increments); 300,000-cycle rating.
METERING: TTL metering using 1005-pixel RGB sensor, 3D Color matrix ii, centerweighted, and spot (approx. 1.5% of viewfinder). EV 0–20 (ISO 100).
ISO RANGE: normal, ISO 200–12,800 (in 1/3-EV increments); expanded, ISO 100–102,400.
VIDEO: Records up to 1280x720 pixels at 24 fps in AVI motion JPEG format; built-in mono microphone; stereo minijack input.
FLASH: Dedicated Nikon hot-shoe with i-TTL autoflash; flash sync to 1/250 sec; wireless flash control of optional Nikon Speedlights using wireless commander or Sb-900 or Sb-800 as commander.
VIEWFINDER: fixed eye-level pentaprism. LCD: 3-in. TFT with 921,000-dot resolution.
OUTPUT: Hi-Speed USB 2.0, mini HDMI video, composite video and analog audio, GPS, 10-pin remote-control terminal.
BATTERY: Rechargeable EN-EL4a Li-ion, CIPA rating 4,200 shots.
SIZE/WEIGHT: 6.3x6.2x3.4 in., 3.3 lb with a card and battery.
STREET PRICE: $5,200, body only.