Nikon releases D780 SLR camera for 2499 euros

Nikon is releasing a successor to the existing D750 full-frame camera. The new D780 will cost 2499 euros and has a number of specifications that are comparable to the Z6 system camera, although the D780 is an SLR camera just like its predecessor.

The Nikon D780 has a sensor with a resolution of 24.5 megapixels, which is now backside illuminated. It is probably the same sensor as that of the mirrorless Nikon Z6. The image processor is the Expeed 6, which can also be found in the Z6 and Z7. The iso range has been increased to 100 to 51,200 iso, which is expandable to 50 – 204,800 iso.

The new camera has a similar autofocus system in live view mode to that of the Z cameras, with 273 focus points available. The phase-detection autofocus system via the optical viewfinder has 51 focus points, 15 of which are cross-sensitive. In addition, Nikon says that an autofocus algorithm from the D5 camera is used in the D780.

Shooting is done at seven frames per second with the mechanical shutter, or twelve frames per second when the electronic shutter is activated via live view mode. The resolution of the tilting and touch-sensitive 3.2″ LCD on the back is 2.36 million dots and the optical viewfinder has a magnification of 0.70x.

Recording videos with the D780 is also comparable to the Z6. Recording of 4k images in combination with 30fps is supported. In addition, it is possible to record images in 1080p resolution at up to 120 frames per second. In addition, recording in 10bit in n-log or hlg is supported and Nikon has built in a time-lapse function.

The Nikon D780 has two card slots that are suitable for UHS-II SD cards. The camera is available from January 23 for an advice of 2499 euros. In combination with the AF-S 24-120 mm f/4.0, the amount is 2999.

Nikon is also releasing two new lenses, including a telephoto zoom for full-frame DSLRs: the AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 for Z system cameras. The former will have a suggested retail price of 10,999 euros, while the second should cost 2799 euros; both lenses will be available from February.