Why buy the new Nikon D780 DSLR Camera?
The Nikon rumors have come true, the new Full Frame DSLR from Nikon is here, meet the D780! The official announcement came out at CES 2020 alongside the new Coolpix P950 Bridge Camera, an F-Mount 120-300mm f/2.8e lens and a Nikon Z mount 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
It’s set to be the next step from the Nikon D750, with plenty of new tricks and features up its sleeve. The D780 has a rapid dedicated Hybrid Autofocus system which offers smooth, flawless Live View photography. There is also a top-notch 51-point Phase-Detection AF for shooting with the viewfinder.
The Live View shooting setup has been based around the same technology found in the popular Nikon Z 6 mirrorless system. Advanced Eye-Detection allows you to capture the finer details of your subjects, while Low Light Autofocus gives reliable AF shooting as low as -6EV making the D780 extremely dependable in challenging scenarios. You’ll find tracking to be a breeze when using the viewfinder too - with tracking performance that’s on par with some of the latest flagships on this high-mid range DSLR camera.
How fast is the Nikon D780?
Rapid burst rates make the D780 a high-performing and diverse workhorse. From up to 7FPS bursts in viewfinder mode to 12FPS in silent live view mode. An outstanding max shutter speed of 1/8000 s gives you the ability to synchronise the D780 with Nikon Speedlights. At the other end of the range, photographers will be able to capture stunning long exposures up to 900 s. Great for nightscape photography and beyond.
Is the Nikon D780 good for shooting video?
Nikon’s D780 is also an excellent choice for videographers. The 6K image sensor resolution provides ultra-high res 4K/UHD video. This is with zero crop factor at 30/25/24p. An external movie recorder can be connected to capture HLG HDR footage giving rich imaging that will stun any audience. Preview this directly with a compatible display device.
Nikon D780 Key Features
Powerful Viewfinder AF
A 51 point Phase Detection Autofocus system will be reliable to -3 EV when using the Viewfinder. It’s extremely easy to flick between the advanced AF modes as well, giving you a chimping-free experience.
Live View Autofocus
A 273-point Hybrid Autofocus system will function smoothly in lighting as low as -4EV. Or when selecting Low-Light AF mode, the AF will perform superbly down to -6EV. You can also take advantage of the superb Eye-Detection AF when shooting stills with the Live View AF.
12 FPS Burst shooting
When providing you with full-resolution images in JPEG and RAW; the D780 features burst shooting at up to 7 FPS when AF/AE are in use. You will also achieve up to 12FPS when operating in Silent Live View.
A robust tilting touch screen display and optical viewfinder give a great user experience. With a 0.70x optical VF, the camera offers you a wide FOV with a 100% coverage across the frame. Meanwhile, the stunning 2359k-dot LCD display gives touch-controlled shutter and Autofocus options.
Stunning 24.5MP Full-Frame CMOS imaging
The D780, when combined with Nikon’s vast range of NIKKOR F-mount lenses will offer up superb 24.5 Megapixel Full-Frame images with its CMOS sensor. An EXPEED 6 image processor gives high performance and sharp imaging. It features the 180k-pixel RGB sensor as found in the legendary D850.
Phenomenal ISO range
Topping even the flagship D850, the D780 has an ISO range of 100-51200 which can extend as wide as ISO 5-204800.
Full Frame 4K video
Capture awe-inspiring 4K/UHD videos in 30p,25p or 24p without any crop factor. D780 also offers N-Log recording and rich HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma footage)
Express your creativity with ease. A built-in timelapse setting will allow you to capture 2MP stills at an incredible 120 FPS. It also boasts an in-camera digitising mode plus many more exciting bells and whistles.
Rapid image transfers
With speedy data transfer abilities, plus excellent wireless connection specs - the D780 allows you to transfer images with ease. The Nikon SnapBridge app allows you to easily transfer and share RAW and JPEG images using many kinds of smart device. Dual SD card slots will give you peace of mind when shooting with the D780.