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Nikon D780 DSLR

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Product Overview

D780 replaces Nikon's popular F-mount full-frame DSLR camera, the D750, inheriting many pro-level features from the powerful D850. Sharing the EXPEED 6 image processor from the Nikon Z6 and Z7, the D750 also enjoys a boost in speed. It allows owners access to the broad range of NIKKOR and third-party F-mount lenses.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 66%
Pros
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Good 12.0 fps burst rate
  • Weather-sealed
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Quite heavy
  • Viewfinder with low 0.7x magnification

What external reviewers found

External score 78%
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Superb battery life
Cons
  • Lacks focus sub-selector
  • Limited viewfinder coverage
  • Poor image stabilization performance
  • No in-camera image stabilization
  • Bulky

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Specifications

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Reviewer score 84%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found:
The Nikon D780 is a DSLR with a 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor, uncropped 4k video with autofocus, 7fps burst shooting through the optical viewfinder and a tilting touchscreen. The previous D750 became one of Nikon’s best-sellers, balancing great quality, handling and features at a mid-price. The new D780 aims to replicate that success, greatly enhancing the live view and video capabilities by inheriting key aspects of the Z6.
Pros
  • 24 Megapixel full-frame sensor, uncropped 4k video at 24, 25 or 30p (with a 10-bit option over HDMI)
  • Native Z-mount and F-mount support via an adapter
  • Dual UHS-II card slots, USB-charging, a touchscreen that angles vertically
Cons
  • Loss of popup flash

digitaltrends[2]

Reviewer score 68%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
The D780 is a good DSLR, but feels like a stopgap for Nikon D750 owners. Live-view autofocus is simply more accurate because focus is measured on the imaging sensor. Nikon is nudging people toward the Z series, and I see no reason to complain about that.
Pros
  • High-quality glass with f/1.8 apertures
  • In-body image stabilization
  • Long battery life
  • Dual SD card slots
Cons
  • No AF joystick

pcmag[3]

Reviewer score 81%
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
The D780 is a better camera than the D750, a body that's proven to be a workhorse for pros and hobbyists alike. The D850 and Z 7, with their 45MP sensors, are better fits if that's what you want. Video recording is available at 4K, with a maximum 30fps capture rate.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Five-axis stabilization
  • Faster frame rate than APS-C
Cons
  • Lacks focus sub-selector

rtings[4]

Reviewer score 64%
Reviewers from rtings have found:
Despite its bulky size and heavy weight, the Nikon D780 is comfortable to operate. It delivers amazing overall image quality, with a broad dynamic range and good noise handling capability even at high ISO levels. Video quality in both FHD and 4k is good, with sharply rendered object contours and surfaces and fairly low levels of noise.
Pros
  • Excellent overall image quality
  • Extremely fast maximum shutter speed
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Very good noise handling capability
  • Incredibly fast maximum autofocus performance
  • Superb battery life
  • Decent video stabilization performance in 4k and FHD
Cons
  • Very bulky
  • Bulky
  • Poor image stabilization performance

t3[5]

Reviewer score 79%
Reviewers from t3 have found:
The Nikon D780 is an impressive mirrorless camera in its own right. Viewfinder shooting gives you the same 51 AF points, 15 of which are cross-type. Live View should give you 273 AF points that cover 90% of the frame. The Eye AF is pretty good, even detecting and tracking cats' eyes.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocusing
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Limited viewfinder coverage
  • Limited autofocus

techradar[6]

Reviewer score 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found:
The Nikon D780 is a fantastic full-frame all-rounder with big appeal. Like the D750, it will likely be a popular choice for those looking to move to full- frame for the first time. It has the same AF system as the Z6, which comes in handy for shooting action sequences, while the latest EXPEED processor helps to support fast shooting, too.
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent image stabilization
Cons
  • No in-body image stabilization

wired[7]

Reviewer score 90%
Reviewers from wired have found:
The Nikon D780 has a 24.5-megapixel full-frame sensor. It has 273 autofocus points spread across 90 percent of the frame. The body of the D780 is heavy, but comfortable in the hand. The only thing that felt lacking relative to the Sony A7 series is in-camera image stabilization.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Great battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor
Cons
  • No touchpad
  • No in-camera image stabilization

References

  1. ^ Nikon D780 review – preview. [cameralabs].
  2. ^ Nikon D780 review: Even the best DSLR is still a DSLR. [digitaltrends].
  3. ^ Nikon D780 Review. [pcmag].
  4. ^ Nikon D780 Camera Review. [rtings].
  5. ^ Nikon D780 review. [t3].
  6. ^ Nikon D780 review. [techradar].
  7. ^ Review: Nikon D780. [wired].

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