Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon FX format
Image sensor FX, 35.9 mm x 24.0 mm, CMOS
Total pixels 37.09 million
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Sync terminal ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Operating environment - temperature0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Storage file formats NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; small size available (12-bit uncompressed only), TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Flash sync speed X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/320 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320 s)
Lens servo Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
Focus points Can be selected from 51 or 11 focus points
Flash modes Front curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Live view - lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (M)
Frame advance rate Approx.5 fps, With EN-EL15 batteries Image area: FX/5 : 4 CL: 1–5 fps CH: 5 fps QC: 3 fps Image area: DX/1.2X CL: 1–6 fps CH: 6 fps QC: 3 fps. Other power sources Image area: FX/5 : 4 CL: 1–5 fps CH: 5 fps QC: 3 fps Image area: DX CL: 1–6 fps CH: 7 fps QC: 3 fps Image area: 1.2X CL: 1–6 fps CH: 6 fps QC: 3 fps
Release mode S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), Self-timer, MUP (mirror up), QC (quiet continuous shutter-release)
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 91K (91,000) pixels is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Movie - audio recording formatLinear PCM
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Movie - metering methodMatrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Compatible lenses Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5X image area),
AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only). IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses can not be used.
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the 11 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster).
Live view - AF-area modeFace-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject-tracking AF
Movie - video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Exposure compensation –5 – +5 EV, in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV
Storage media CompactFlash (CF) (Type I, UDMA compliant), SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
Live View - ModesLive view photography (still images), Movie live view (movies)
Total pixels 37.09 million
White balance bracketing 2 – 9 exposures in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Movie - audio recording deviceBuilt-in or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Eyepoint 17 mm (–1.0 m–1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
ISO sensitivity ISO 64–12800 in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 51200 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Image size (pixels)FX (36 x 24) image area: (L) 7360 x 4912, (M) 5520 x 3680, (S) 3680 x 2456. 1.2X (30 x 20) image area: (L) 6144 x 4080, (M) 4608 x 3056, (S) 3072 x 2040. DX (24 x 16) image area: (L) 4800 x 3200, (M) 3600 x 2400, (S) 2400 x 1600. 5 : 4 (30 x 24) image area: (L) 6144 x 4912, (M) 4608 x 3680, (S) 3072 x 2456.
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: (L) 6720 x 3776, (M) 5040 x 2832, (S) 3360 x 1888. DX-format photographs taken in movie live view: (L) 4800 x 2704, (M) 3600 x 2024, (S) 2400 x 1352.
Note: Photographs taken in movie live view have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.
A DX-based format is used for photographs taken using the DX (24 x 16) 1.5X image area; an FX-based format is used for all other photographs.
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Built-in flash Manual pop-up with button release and a Guide Number of 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
WeightApprox. 980 g (2 lb 2.6 oz), with battery and SD memory card but without body cap; approx. 880 g/1 lb 15.1 oz (camera body only)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx.146 x 123 x 81.5 mm (5.8 x 4.9 x 3.3 in.)