Versatility meets Agility.
For those who express themselves without labels, the D780 is capable of bringing every spectacular vision to life and inspiring completely new ways to create. Versatility through the splendor of full frame photography and 4K video, slow motion, time-lapse, remoteless long exposures and a host of impactful creative shooting tools to keep inspiration flowing. Agility through major technological enhancements like a 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System, superb phase-detect autofocusing in photo and video and easy wireless image transfer to keep up with every creative demand. The D780 is a creator's dream come true. And as the successor to the expectation-shattering D750, it's a serious upgrade in terms of speed, image processing, video capability, AF performance and so much more.
7 FPS Continuous Shooting
100-51,200 ISO Expandable to 204,800
4K UHD 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p
Impeccable image quality with dazzling detail.
The D780 boasts a 24.5MP backside illuminated FX full frame sensor, capable of remarkable light gathering for highly detailed photos and videos with ultra shallow depth of field and sharp, clean low light shots. Welcome to the brilliance of full frame.
AF breakthroughs for stills and video.
Optical viewfinder lovers will see the power of Nikon's proven 51-point AF system in perfect clarity. A newly-equipped autofocus algorithm borrowed from the flagship D5 and 15 cross-type sensors take the D780's focusing prowess to the next level with ultra quick, accurate and sharp Auto Area autofocusing. In Live View, photos and videos benefit from an incredibly intelligent and robust 273-point phase-detection AF system that detects and tracks subjects brilliantly throughout the entire frame.
A huge leap in cinematic technology for DSLR lovers.
Bring every spectacular vision to life with the versatility and agility of the full frame Nikon D780. Designed around a brilliant, high resolution 24.5 MP backside illuminated FX sensor, an incredibly intelligent and robust AF system and next generation EXPEED 6 image processing, both full frame stills and 4K video benefit from the same impressive detail, clarity and stellar low-light performance. Inspiring slow motion and time-lapse video, remoteless long exposures, exhilarating shutter speeds and wireless image transfer, all right at your fingertips and ready to meet every creative demand.
Inspiring full frame 4K.
Capture gorgeous, cinematic 4K UHD video in full frame using the total width and resolution of the D780’s backside-illuminated sensor with full-pixel readout for sharper, more detailed 4K footage.
Smooth slow motion video.
Capture every detail of movement with 120 FPS. Then play them back at 30, 25 or 24 FPS for jaw-dropping fluid slow motion in 1080p High Definition.
Source detail retention with 10-Bit N-Log or new HDR (HLG).
Both N-Log and new HDR (HLG) shooting formats preserve more detail, dynamic range and contrast in video. Use N-Log for footage intended for post-process color grading or HLG for immediate, beautifully vibrant playback on displays with HLG HDR support.
All of your footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronizing and logging, especially when working with multiple cameras.
With Eye-Detection Autofocus in Live View mode, the D780 tracks and locks focus on your subject’s eye using its powerful 273-point PDAF system, ensuring critically sharp portraits.
Disruption-free silent shooting at 12 FPS.
The perfect photo isn't worth ruining the perfect moment. In Live View, you can shoot in complete silence at full resolution without compromising any of the D780's staggering photo quality. And with the mirror out of the equation, high speed shooting is increased to an incredible 12 FPS.
Tilt, touch, swipe, pinch.
The tilting touchscreen LCD makes it easy to get the shot, even from high or low angles. Use Touch AF, Touch Shutter control and navigate menus, playback and more as if you were using a touch-enabled smart device.
Ready for action.
Improved 7 frames per second high speed shooting makes the most of the D780's incredible autofocus system and flagship AF performance for spot-on subject acquisition and tracking.*
*17% faster compared to D750's 6.5 frames per second.
EXPEED 6. Two steps forward. No looking back.
Powering the newest generation of Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the EXPEED 6 image processing engine is both the brains and the muscle behind the camera’s stunning photo and video quality, AF performance, low-light clarity, color reproduction and more.
Exhilarating shutter speeds to 1/8000s.
Elusive wildlife and incredible athleticism are just another opportunity for the D780 to shine. With breakneck shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second, dynamic fast action is frozen in time with incredible detail and sharpness, freeing you to get the most from your fast aperture lenses.
Time-bending long exposures. No Remote Necessary.
Beautifully fluid, long exposure photography is easy to achieve with the D780's selectable in-camera shutter speeds.* Now, captivating star trails and waterscapes can be captured without a remote timer, just like the D810A specialty model, all the way up to 15 minutes.
*In M mode, exposures longer than 30 seconds are selectable up to 900 seconds (60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 480, 600, 720, 900 seconds are available) when activated in the custom settings menu.
A Breakthrough in low light.
The D780's exceptional low light performance is nothing short of liberating. Highly sensitive with minimal noise, the D780 achieves ISOs up to 51,200 (expandable to ISO 204,800), eclipsing the coveted D850.
Highly-refined scene recognition.
The D780's genius 180K-Pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System takes the guess work out of getting the perfect shot. In an instant, the dedicated RGB sensor recognizes crucial information about the scene and makes precise automatic adjustments to ensure the accuracy of the shot's exposure, focus, white balance and more.
Style-defining creative filters.
The D780 includes 20 unique, high quality Creative Picture Controls, all of which can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos. Spend more time in the field focusing on being creative and less time post-processing.
Special effects with a safety net.
Love the special effect on that last shot but wish you had the original RAW image? Not a problem. The D780 simultaneously captures and saves the unaffected RAW image in 6 out of 10 special effects modes.
Flexible time-lapse options.
Incredible time-lapse photography can be created with the D780 using the traditional interval timer, in-camera time-lapse feature, or a new mode that creates a time-lapse image in-camera from photos captured with the interval timer, offering the best of both worlds.
Multiple ways to create multiple exposures.
With the D780, surreal, expressive multiple exposure photography can be created traditionally while shooting consecutive photos or by combining any photo previously shot with the camera using the retouch menu.
Focus stacking made easy.
For images where focus throughout the entire composition is essential—product and jewelry photography, landscapes—Focus Shift Mode automatically takes a series of images while continuously adjusting the focus position (up to 300 shots).*
*Final image compositing requires third party software.
Very well connected.
Transfer photos and videos wirelessly to your smart device via the SnapBridge app over the D780's built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Connect to your computer over Wi-Fi or through a wired or wireless LAN connection.*
*LAN connection requires use of the optional WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter.
The D780 is built for extreme durability using rugged magnesium alloy and carbon fiber materials to protect the sophisticated technologies inside and optimize handling.
Extensive weather sealing.
Thoroughly sealed to keep dust and moisture out, especially around all moving parts and buttons, for worry-free durability.
Use the D780's dual UHS-II SD card slots to customize your workflow. Set them up for overflow, backup, or separating RAW and JPEG photos.
Energy saving reliability.
A major advantage of shooting with a DSLR is the battery performance. The D780 allows for up to 2,260 shots per charge, a life saver for long outings and interval timer photography.
Convenient charging and file transfer.
The D780 uses an included universal USB Type C cable for connection to computer or the EH-7P charging adapter (sold separately).
Ultimate lighting control.
Make subjects stand out, enhance natural and available light and add artistry and drama to any scene with Speedlights engineered and optimized specifically for Nikon cameras.
Lenses for every subject.
Unlock your creative vision and your camera’s full potential with over 90 currently available NIKKOR lenses and hundreds of legacy Nikon F-Mount lenses—each optimized to deliver stunning results across a variety of applications.
Digitize the gems from your film days with the D780's full 24.5 MP using the optional ES-2 Film Digitizer Adapter on a compatible Micro-NIKKOR lens.
Full-Frame (1x Crop Factor)
Actual: 24.92 Megapixel
Effective: 24.5 Megapixel
6048 x 4024
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
35.9 x 23.9 mm
Image File Format
Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
1/8000 to 900 Seconds
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
-3 to 20 EV
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Up to 12 fps at 24.5 MP
Up to 7 fps at 24.5 MP
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
External Recording Modes
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Audio File Format
AAC, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Auto and Manual Focus
Continuous-Servo AF (C), Full-Time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M),
Single-Servo AF (S)
Phase Detection: 51 (15 Cross-Type)
Phase Detection: 273
-3 to +19 EV
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder Eye Point
-3 to +1
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
39' / 11.89 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed
-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
External Flash Connection
Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
USB Type-C (USB 3.1), HDMI C (Mini), 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.65 x 4.55 x 2.99" / 143.5 x 115.5 x 76 mm
1.85 lb / 840 g