Nikon D780 Review Rundown
Nikon | Published on 20 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
The $2,300 D780 is a new Goldilocks camera and Nikon's first DSLR to include on-chip phase-detection autofocus. It updates the aged D750 with some modern features, including a newer version of its 24MP full-frame sensor. But it costs more than the mirrorless Nikon Z 6, a camera with the same sensor, but with an electronic viewfinder.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The full-frame Nikon D780 is the one to buy if you want a DSLR. It recycles the same 51-point viewfinder autofocus system, although it has been upgraded with the focusing algorithm from the flagship D5. Nikon's N-Log flat color profile is also included, as is 10-bit 4:2:2 output over HDMI.
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
Nikon's first DSLR to offer hybrid AF, bringing high-performance autofocus to live-view and video shooting. A 24.5-megapixel, full-frame sensor in a camera that can shoot up to a respectable 7fps. Takes advantage of Nikon's legendary Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II AF module. Weight is significantly reduced, with the Z7 weighing 675g to the D780's 840g.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Nikon's D780 updates the aged D750 with some modern features. It has a newer version of its 24MP full-frame sensor with much improved focus performance when using Live View. But it costs more than the mirrorless Nikon Z 6, a camera with the same sensor but with an electronic viewfinder.
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Nikon D780 is a versatile full-frame DSLR camera. It offers excellent image quality, exceptional autofocus performance in photography, and has a comfortable-to-use, sturdy design. It's also capable of recording 4k video at up to 30 fps without a crop and features a very good video autofocusing performance.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Nikon D780 is perhaps the best example yet of a DSLR reinventing itself for the mirrorless age. At its heart is a back-illuminated 24.5MP full-frame sensor, which is matched with the latest EXPEED 6 image processor. Other interesting specifications include up to 12fps shooting (when in Live View, another specification inherited from the Z6), in-camera charging via USB and 4K video recording.
- 1. ^ Nikon D780 review: Even the best DSLR is still a DSLR. Digitaltrends. 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 2. ^ Nikon D780 review: All the camera you'll ever need. Expertreviews. 2020-03-10. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 3. ^ Nikon D780 Review. Pcmag. 2020-03-10. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 4. ^ Nikon D780 Camera Review. Rtings. 2021-03-10. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
- 5. ^ Nikon D780 review. Techradar. 2020-03-09. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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