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Nikon D780 Full-Frame DSLR Camera (2020)

MSRP 2300 USDNeoscore 66%NEX score 78%

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.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
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***

NEX score: 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
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

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 1
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1

Construction

Form Factor
DSLR camera
Image Size
Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
25 MP (6048 x 4024)
Sensor | Type
BSI-CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
76 mm / 2.99 in
Size | Height
116 mm / 4.57 in
Size | Width
144 mm / 5.67 in
Weight
840 g / 29.68 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT LCD
Resolution
2,359,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.7x
Viewfinder | Type
Optical (pentaprism)

Function

AE Bracketing
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Autofocus
51 focus points (15 cross type)
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/200 s
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
No
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 51200 (expands to 50 ~ 204800)
Processor
Expeed 6
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Recording
4K 30p, FHD 120p
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
2260 shots
Max Burst Rate
12.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/8000 - 30 s
Storage
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)

Production

Battery
EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery & harger
Debut
2020-01-07
Made In
Thailand

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
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]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
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]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Five-axis stabilization
  • Faster frame rate than APS-C
Cons
  • Lacks focus sub-selector

rtings[4]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
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]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocusing
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Limited viewfinder coverage
  • Limited autofocus

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent image stabilization
Cons
  • No in-body image stabilization

wired[7]

Sentiment Score 90%
Reviewers from wired have found the following***:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Great battery life
  • Fingerprint sensor
Cons
  • No touchpad
  • No in-camera image stabilization

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Nikon D780 review – preview. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-d780-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Nikon D780 review: Even the best DSLR is still a DSLR. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/nikon-d780-review/. 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Nikon D780 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/nikon-d780. 2020-03-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Nikon D780 Camera Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/camera/reviews/nikon/d780. 2021-03-10. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
5. ^ Nikon D780 review. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/nikon-d780-review. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
6. ^ Nikon D780 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nikon-d780. 2020-03-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Review: Nikon D780. [wired]. https://www.wired.com/review/nikon-d780/. 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2021-10-14.

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