Nikon D780 Review

Overall Score

86

Main Features

  • 25 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 144 x 116 x 76 mm, 840g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: D750

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Nikon D780 Overview


First introduced in January, 2020, Nikon D780 is a 25 MP DSLR with a Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D750 with D780. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D780 with Nikon D750


Nikon D780 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.9 x 23.9 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.13 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Nikon D780 ~ 6123 x 4082 pixels.

Nikon D780 has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 858.0 mm².

There are approximate 24,994,086 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon D780


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D780 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
51200 Max Native ISO
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 2260 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
51 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
25MP High Resolution Sensor
2359k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
15 Cross Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
150000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 840g
No Image Stabilization
Type Scores

Nikon D780 has an Overall Score of 86/100 and ranked #3 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #21 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D780 Scores
Imaging score
81
Features score
86
Value for money score
94
Portability score
69
Overall score
86
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D780


Nikon D780 weighs 840g and has external dimensions of 144 x 116 x 76mm (5.67 x 4.57 x 2.99"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Nikon D780 is 57 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D780
840g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D780
76mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D780 with the dimensions:

Nikon D780

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D780 Dimensions D780
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 840 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 1015 g 840 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 675 g 840 g 134 x 101 x 68 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Nikon D500 Nikon D500 860 g 840 g 147 x 115 x 81 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Nikon D7500 Nikon D7500 720 g 840 g 136 x 104 x 73 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Nikon D810 Nikon D810 980 g 840 g 146 x 123 x 82 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 840 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Nikon D610 Nikon D610 850 g 840 g 141 x 113 x 82 mm 144 x 116 x 76 mm

Specifications of Nikon D780


General
Brand Nikon
Model D780
Announced January, 2020
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 51
Number of Cross Focus Points 15
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/900 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 25 MP
Max Image Resolution 6048 x 4024
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 204800
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes
Battery
Battery Life 2260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15b
Physical
Weight 840 g
Physical Dimensions 144 x 116 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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