Current Nikon DSLR Specifications


A comparison of the specifications of current Nikon DSLR models


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  D3200 D5200 D7000 D7100

D300s

D600 D800/D800E D4 D3x
Introduced 4/20/2012 11/6/2012 9/15/2010 2/20/2013 7/30/2009 9/2012 2/7/2012 1/6/2012 12/1/2008
Replacement or Update Time Estimate spring/summer 2013 early 2014 D7100 (next column) August 2015 August 2011 (overdue) 2016? 2016? D5 August 2015 D4x? Jan 2014?
Current Firmware A1.00 B1.00 L1.00 A1.00 B1.00 L1.00 A1.02 B1.03 L1.002 C1.00 L1.006 A1.01 B1.01 C1.01 L1.006 A1.01 B1.02 A1.04 B1.02 A1.01 B1.01
Sensor Size 23.2x15.4mm
DX ~1.55x
23.5x15.6mm
DX ~1.53x
23.6x15.6mm
DX ~1.53x
23.6x15.6mm
DX ~1.53x
23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
35.9x24mm
FX full film frame
36x23.9mm
FX full film frame
36x23.9mm
FX full film frame
36x23.9mm
FX full film frame
Sensor Pixels 24.2mp 24.2mp 16.2mp 24.1mp 12.3mp 24.3mp full


10.33mp @ DX
36.3mp full
30.18mp @ 5:4
25.07mp @ 1.2x
15.36mp @ DX

16.2mp FX
13.4mp@ 5:4
11.1mp @ 1.2x
6.8mp @ DX
24.pmp FX
20mp@ 5:4

10.4mp @ DX
Sensor Manufacturer Nikon NC81369R Toshiba 5051 Sony IMX071 Toshiba 5051? Sony IMX021-derived Sony IMX128L Sony IMX094 Nikon NC81366W Sony derived
Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS CMOS
CMOS
CMOS CMOS

CMOS

CMOS
12? channel read
CMOS
Sensor Filtration Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, no AA filter, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens  Bayer, antialias, microlens  Bayer, antialias (on D800, not on D800E), microlens Bayer, antialias, continuous microlens  Bayer, antialias, microlens
Max Image Size 6016x4000 6000x4000 4928x3264 6000 x 4000 4288x2848 6016x4016 7360x4912 4928x3280 6048x4032
Other Image Sizes 4512x3000
3008x2000
4496x3000
2992x2000
3696x2448, 2464x1632

4496 x 3000
2992 x 2000
1.3x Crop:
4800 x 3200
3600 x 2400
2400 x 1600

3216x2136, 2144x1424 4512x3008
3008x2008
DX Crop:
3936x2624
2944x1968
1968x1312
5520x3680
3680x2456
1.2x Crop:
6144x4080
4608x3056
3072x2040
5:4 Crop:
6144x4912
4608x3680
3072x2456
DX Crop:
4800x3200
3600x2400
2400x1600

3696x2456
2464x1640,
1.2x Crop:
4096x2720
3072x2040
2048x1360
5:4 Crop:
4096x3280
3072x2456
2048x1640
DX Crop:
3200x2128
2400x1592
1600x1064

4544x3024, 3024x2016
DX crop: 3968x2640, 2976x1976, 1984x1320
5:4 crop: 5056x4032, 3792x3024, 2528x2016
Video 1080P/30/25/24 stereo sound (internal mic mono), 720P 60/50, and VGA 30/25 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression) 1080P 30/25/24, 1080i 60/50, 720P 30/25/24, and VGA 30/25 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); stereo sound from built-in mic, or accessory jack 1080P 24, also 720P 30/25/24, and VGA 24 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); mono sound from built-in mic, stereo from jack 1080P 30/25/24, 1080i 60/50, 720P 30/25/24, and VGA 30/25 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); stereo sound from built-in mics, or accessory jack 720P 24 fps stereo sound, also VGA, half VGA 1080P/30/25/24, 720P/60/50/30/25 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); mono sound from built in mic, stereo from jack (20 levels), headphone monitoring 1080P/30/25/24, 720P/60/50/30/25 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); mono sound from built in mic, stereo from jack (20 levels), clean HDMI output, headphone monitoring 1080P/24/25/30, 720P/24/25/30/50/60 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression), mono sound from built-in mic, stereo from jack (20 levels), clean HDMI output, headphone monitoring, index marking, stills during video record, 2.7x crop mode none
ADC Bit Depth 12 bit 14 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 or 14 bit
Raw File Formats 12 bit
Compressed NEF
14 bit
Compressed NEF
12 or 14 bit
Lossless compressed, or compressed NEF
12 or 14 bit
Lossless compressed, or compressed NEF

12 or 14 bit
Uncompressed,
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF

12 or 14 bit
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF
12 or 14 bit
Uncompressed,
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF
12 or 14 bit Uncompressed,
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF
12 or 14 bit Uncompressed,
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF
Other File Formats JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF
JPEG, TIFF rendering 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output
Auto Rotation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, AdobeRGB sRGB, AdobeRGB sRGB, AdobeRGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB
Storage SD, SDHC, or SDXC, UHS-I and Eye-Fi SD, SDHC, or SDXC, UHS-I and Eye-Fi SD, SDHC, or SDXC (two card slots) SD, SDHC, or SDXC (two card slots) CF Type I only, UDMA support, second SD slot (SD/SDHC) two SD slots (SD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-I and Eye-Fi) CF Type I only, UDMA-7 support, second SD slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-I and Eye-Fi) CF Type I slot, UDMA-7 support; XQD slot dual CF Type I or II, UDMA support
Max Write Speed ?MB/sec ?MB/sec ?MB/sec implied 45MB/sec max 35MB/sec+ 35MB/sec+ 35MB/sec+ 125MB/sec+ 35MB/sec+
Max Buffer Size (some camera settings may reduce buffer) 80 JPEG Fine (100 @ any other JPEG setting), 18 RAW (10 with JPEG) 35 JPEG Fine (100 @ any other JPEG setting), 8 RAW (6 with JPEG) 25 JPEG Fine Large (100 @ any other JPEG setting), 9 RAW (7 with JPEG) 33 JPEG Fine Large (100 @ any other JPEG setting), 7 RAW (6 with JPEG) 99 JPEG @ 7 fps, 19 12-bit NEF @ 7 or 8 fps 57 JPEG Fine (100 @ any other JPEG setting), 16 14-bit NEF 56 JPEG (100 @ any other JPEG setting), 16 14-bit NEF 130 JPEG @ 16mp, up to 108 NEF (14-bit) with XQD card (92 with UDMA-7) 44 JPEG @ 24mp, 21+ NEF (14-bit) or 22+ NEF (12-bit)
Connectivity USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 3.0 USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH
TV Support NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL, HDMI HDMI HDMI NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL, HDMI
Lens Support (w/ metering) AF-S only (other AF don't focus) AF-S only (other AF don't focus) all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S
Autofocus Module CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM4800 (39 sensor, 9 crosshatch) CAM4800 (39 sensor, 9 crosshatch) CAM3500DX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch) supports -2 EV focus, f/8 autofocus (with sensor limits) CAM3500DX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch) CAM4800FX (39 sensor, 9 crosshatch) supports -1 EV focus, f/8 autofocus (with sensor limitations) CAM3500FX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch) supports -2 EV focus, f/8 autofocus (with sensor limitations) CAM3500FX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch)
supports -2 EV focus, f/8 autofocus (with sensor limitations)
CAM3500FX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch)
Shutter Lag ?ms ?ms 52ms (?ms blackout) 52ms (?ms blackout) 45ms (100ms blackout)
85ms in 14-bit NEF
?ms 35ms 42ms (74ms blackout) 41ms (74ms blackout)
Autofocus Modes Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, 3D Tracking Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, 3D Tracking Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 39, and 3D), Auto Area, Full Time (video, live view) Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51, and 3D), Auto Area, Full Time (video, live view) Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 39 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area, Face Detect Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area, Face Detect Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area, Face Detect Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area
AF Assist Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) (flash only) (flash only)
Metering 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 2016-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 2016-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 2016-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 1005-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot 2016-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot 91,000-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot 91,000-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot 1005-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot
Exposure Modes PSAM + 7 Scene + GUIDE PSAM + 8 Scene PSAM + 18 Scene + 2 custom PSAM + 18 Scene + 2 custom PSAM PSAM + 2 custom PSAM PSAM PSAM
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 stops, 1/3 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 or 1/2 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 or 1/2 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2, 3 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop
Exposure Bracketing No Yes, 3 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing), 2-frame HDR Yes, 2 or 3 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing) Yes, 2 to 5 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing) Yes, 2-9 frames (no dedicated bracketing button) Yes, 2 or 3 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing Yes, 2-9 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing) Yes, 2-9 frames Yes, 2-9 frames
ISO 200-6400, HI1, AUTO 200-6400, HI1, HI2, AUTO 100-6400, HI1, HI2, AUTO 100-6400, HI1, HI2, AUTO 200-3200, LO1, HI1, AUTO 100-6400, LO1, HI1, HI2, AUTO 100-6400, LO1, HI1, HI2, AUTO 100-12800, LO1, HI1, HI2, HI3, HI4, AUTO 100-1600, LO1, HI1, HI2, AUTO
White Balance Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, bracketed, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin Auto, bracketed, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, spot white balance Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning   Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning  Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning  Auto (2), bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning  Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning 
Image Settings Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Color LCD 3", 921,000 dots 160 degree positionable 3", 921,000 dots, 180 degree, 1000:1 contrast 3" TFT, 920,000 dots, 170 degree 3.2" TFT, 1.3m dots with white stripe, 170 degree 3" TFT, 920,000 dots, 170 degree 3.2" TFT, 921,000 dots, 170 degree 3.2" TFT, 921,000 dots, 170 degree 3.2" TFT, 921,000 dots, 170 degree, auto light adjust, 46x magnification 3" TFT, 920,000 dots, 170 degree
Image Review Histogram, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Highlights Histogram (RGB), Highlights, Focus Pt Histogram (RGB), Highlights, Focus Pt Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights
Continuous Shooting Speed 4 fps 5 fps 6 fps 6 fps
7 fps in 1.3x crop
7 fps
8 fps w/ vertical grip
2.5 fps w/ 14-bit NEFs

5.5 fps

4fps (5fps DX)
6fps DX w/ MB-D12

10 fps @ 16.2mp
11 fps with focus/exposure restrictions
5 fps @ 24mp (1.8 fps in 14-bit)
7 fps in DX crop @ 10.4mp
Shutter Speeds 30s to 1/4000, bulb. 100k rated 30s to 1/4000, bulb. 100k rated 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 150k rated 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 150k rated 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 150k rated 30s to 1/4000, bulb, 150k rated 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 200k rated 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 400k rated 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 300k rated
Mirror Lockup No Delay Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP Programmable Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP
Viewfinder Pentamirror, 95%, 0.8x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +.5 diopters Pentamirror, 95%, 0.78x magnification, 17.9mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +1 diopters Pentaprism, 100%, 0.95x magnification, 19.5mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, opt gridlines Pentaprism, 100%, 0.95x magnification, 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopters, opt gridlines Pentaprism, 100%, 0.94x magnification, 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopters, opt gridlines Pentaprism, 100%, 0.7x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter , opt gridlines Pentaprism, 100%, 0.7x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter , opt gridlines Pentaprism, 100%, 0.7x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter Pentaprism, 100%, 0.7x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter
Optional Viewfinder Accessories DR-6 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DG-2 magnifier DR-6 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DG-2 magnifier DR-6 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DK-21M magnifier DR-6 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DK-21M magnifier DR-6 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DK-21M magnifier DR-6 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DK-21M magnifier DG-2 magnifier, DK-14/17A antifog, DK-19 rubber cup, DK17m magnifier, DR-5 right angle, DK-18 adapter, DK17c diopter correction DG-2 magnifier, DK-14/17A antifog, DK-19 rubber cup, DK17m magnifier, DR-5 right angle, DK-18 adapter, DK17c diopter correction DG-2 magnifier, DK-14/17A antifog, DK-19 rubber cup, DK17m magnifier, DR-5 right angle, DK-18 adapter, DK17c diopter correction
Optional Focus Screens ? ? Katz Eye ? Katz Eye , Hoada Katz Eye Brightscreen Nikon E-type Nikon E-type
Menus Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/200 1/250, 1/320 with reduced power internal flash, TTL FP support for external flash 1/250, 1/320 with reduced power internal flash, TTL FP support for external flash 1/250, 1/320 with reduced power internal flash, TTL FP support for external flash 1/200, 1/250 with reduced power internal flash, TTL FP support for external flash 1/250, 1/320 with reduced power internal flash, TTL FP 1/250, TTL FP 1/250, TTL FP
Flash Type I-TTL, M I-TTL, M supports I-TTL, M, Double Commander supports I-TTL, M, Double Commander supports I-TTL, M, Double Commander supports I-TTL, M, Double Commander supports I-TTL, M, Double Commander supports I-TTL supports I-TTL
Internal Flash Yes GN 39ft 12m (ISO 100) (slightly higher in manual mode) Yes GN 39 ft 12m (ISO 100) (slightly higher in manual mode) Yes GN 39ft 12m (ISO 100) (slightly higher in manual mode) Yes GN 39ft 12m (ISO 100) (slightly higher in manual mode) Yes GN 42ft 13m (ISO 100) Yes GN 39ft 12m (ISO 100) Yes GN 39ft 12m (ISO 100) No No
PC Sync No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) Yes No (via optional AS-15) Yes Yes Yes
Flash Compensation -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV on flash only
Flash Options Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Three Group Commander Mode Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Three Group Commander Mode Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Three Group Commander Mode Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Three Group Commander Mode Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Three Group Commander Mode Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock
DOF Preview No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Optional Remote Control ML-L3 IR, WR-R10/WR-T10 ML-L3 IR (back and front), MC-D2 wired remote, WR-R10/WR-T10 ML-L3 IR (back and front), MC-D2 wired remote, WR-R10/WR-T10 ML-L3 IR (back and front), MC-D2 wired remote, WR-R10/WR-T10, WR1 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10 ML-L3 IR (back and front), MC-D2 wired remote, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10
Size 5 x 3.8 x 3.1 " (125x96x76.5mm) 5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 " (129x98x78mm) 5.2x4.1x3" (132x103x77mm) 5.3x4.2x3" (135.5x106.5x77mm) 5.8x4.4x2.9" (147x113x74mm) 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2" (141x113x82mm)  5.7 x 4.8 x 3.2" (146x123x81.5mm) 

6.3x6.2x3.4"
(160x157x88mm)

6.3x6.2x3.4"
(160x157x88mm)

Weight w/o battery 16 ounces (455g) 18 ounces (505g) 24 ounces (680g) 23.8 ounces (675g) 29 ounces (825g) 26.8 ounces (760g) 31.7 ounces (900g) 47.3 ounces (1340g) (with battery) 44 ounces (1240g)
Battery EN-EL14 EN-EL14 EN-EL15 EN-EL15 EN-EL3e EN-EL15 EN-EL15 EN-EL18 EN-EL4a (can use EN-EL4)
Optional AC Adapter EP-5a + EH-5a/b EP-5a + EH-5a/b EH-5a EH-5a EH-5a EP-5b + EH-5a/b EP-5b + EH-5a/b EH-6 EH-6
Other significant Self-cleaning sensor, no top LCD (rear color LCD used instead), PictBridge, in camera small picture option, layered images, in-camera editing and trimming, in camera B&W and color filtration, in-camera D-Lighting, in-camera perspective control, color outline, soft filters, FUNC button, can mount non-AI lenses without damage, RAW to JPEG in camera conversion, eye detection sensor, intelligent guide, GPS support (GP-1), quiet shooting mode, wireless (WU-1a) Self-cleaning sensor, no top LCD (rear color LCD used instead), PictBridge, in camera small picture option, layered images, in-camera editing and trimming, in camera B&W and color filtration, in-camera D-Lighting, in-camera perspective control, color outline, soft filters, FUNC button, can mount non-AI lenses without damage, RAW to JPEG in camera conversion, GPS support (GP-1), quiet shooting mode, wireless (WU-1a) Self-cleaning sensor, HD video recording , Active D-Lighting, PictBridge, Optional MB-D11 battery pack, multiple exposure (2-3 images), auto distortion control, layered images, in-camera editing and trimming, in camera B&W and color filtration, in-camera D-Lighting, GPS support (GP-1), quiet shooting mode, virtual horizon, supports non-CPU lenses, AF-Fine Tune, Copyright information, FUNC button, wireless transfer option (Eye-Fi compatible, also WT-4a compatible), interval shooting, 2 custom user settings Self-cleaning sensor, HD video recording , Active D-Lighting, PictBridge, Optional MB-D15 battery pack, multiple exposure (2-3 images), auto distortion control, layered images, in-camera editing and trimming, in camera B&W and color filtration, in-camera D-Lighting, GPS support (GP-1), quiet shooting mode, virtual horizon, supports non-CPU lenses, AF-Fine Tune, Copyright information, FUNC button, wireless transfer option (Eye-Fi compatible, also WU-1a compatible), interval shooting, 2 custom user settings, quiet shooting mode Self-cleaning sensor, Active D-Lighting, autofocus calibration, PictBridge, Optional MB-D10 vertical release and battery pack (now magnesium backed, and supports EN-EL3e or EN-EL4), live view with autofocus, FUNC button, wireless transfer option (WT-4), multiple exposure, interval shooting, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, GPS support, external stereo mic support, quiet shooting mode, edit HD movies Self-cleaning sensor, DX Crop, autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, PictBridge, optional MB-D14 vertical release (supports EN-EL15 or AA), live view with autofocus, FUNC button, horizontal indicator, wireless transfer option (WU-1b), multiple exposure, interval shooting, FUNC button, 2 custom user settings, GPS support, quiet shooting mode Self-cleaning sensor, DX Crop, autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, PictBridge, optional MB-D12 vertical release (supports EN-EL15, AA, or EN-EL18), live view with autofocus, FUNC button, horizontal indicator, wireless transfer option (WT-4), multiple exposure, interval shooting, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, GPS support, quiet shooting mode Autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, HDR pictures, silent shooting, PictBridge, integrated vertical release, live view with autofocus, FUNC button, horizontal/vertical indicator, wireless transfer option (WT-4 or WT-5), Ethernet connection/support, multiple exposure, interval shooting, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, GPS support, voice annotation, illuminated buttons, quiet shooting mode and silent shooting mode Hi-Speed Crop, autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, PictBridge, integrated vertical release, live view with autofocus, FUNC button, horizontal indicator, wireless transfer option (WT-4), multiple exposure, interval shooting, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, GPS support, voice annotation
Software ViewNX2 ViewNX2 ViewNX2 ViewNX2 ViewNX, supports Image Authentication View NX2 View NX2 View NX2 View NX, supports Image Authentication
Body Only Street Price 2/7/2010 NA NA NA NA US$1499 (body only) NA NA NA US$7499
Body Only Street Price 10/1/2010 NA

NA

US$1199 (body only)
US$1499 (includes lens)
NA US$1459 (body only) NA NA NA US$7399
Body Only Street Price 1/12/12 NA NA US$1299 (body)
US$1496 (includes lens)
NA US$1699 NA NA NA US$7999
Body Only Street Price 11/6/12 US$596 (with lens) US$799 body, US$899 (with lens) US$997 (body only)
US$1297 (with lens)
NA US$1697 US$2099 US$2999 US$5997 US$6999
Body Only Street Price 2/20/2013 US$596 (with lens) US$799 body, US$899 (with lens) US$899 (body only)
US$1199 (with lens)
US$1199 (body only)
US$1499 (includes lens)
US$1697 US$1999 US$2799 US$5997 US$6699
Major Positives

* Low price
* Simple
* Solid video
* Sensor (megapixels, low noise)

* Excellent image quality


* Video
* Sensor (megapixels, low noise)


* Near state of the art 12mp DX camera   *Superb high ISO quality
* FX frame size
*Highlight retention
* Dynamic range

*Superb high ISO quality
* FX frame size
*Build quality
*Frame rate

* Superb image quality
* FX frame size
* State of the art camera body

Major Negatives * Guide mode is better, but still can be confusing!
* Lots of video wobble (jello effect on pans, motion)

 

    * Still not best possible movies
* 3200 and above less usable than FX bodies
     

*Expensive
* Will expose weak lenses

  D3200 D5200 D7000 D7100

D300s

D600 D800 D4 D3x


Version History:
7/28/2006
: Initial version
8/9/2006: lots of small corrections and additions
8/10/2006: D50/D70s corrections and additions, added firmware version, added Roadmap replacement estimates (use at your own risk!)

8/12/2006: firmware updates
8/29/2006: minor fixes
10/4/2006: firmware updates
10/18/2006: added some new categories (viewfinder accessories, AC adapter, focus screen) and fixed a few minor problems
11/16/2006: D40 added
12/31/2006: Added Major Positives/Negatives, updated prices
1/28/2007: Added optional gridlines to viewfinder specs
2/7/2007: Firmware updates, D40 review link
3/6/2007: Added D40x
4/17/2007: Fixed D40x entries, removed D50 and D70s (see here for old DSLRs)
8/23/2007: Added D300 and D3
8/24/2007: Added more D300 and D3 detail, removed D2hs (see here for old DSLRs)
8/29/2007: Fixed flash, NEF, and video for D300 and D3 based upon answers from Japan
8/30/2007: Added software listings for new cameras
1/30/2008: D60 added, prices updated, D2hs removed to old DSLR list
3/14/2008: Linked D300 review, updated D60, D80, D300 entries
4/2/2008: Lots of minor updates for D60, D300, D3, plus some naming consistency changes
6/28/2008: removed D40x, D200, D2xs (see here for old DSLRs), added D700, new price info, firmware updates, other minor D3 corrections
8/2/2008: removed D80, added D90, new price info, D3 buffer addition
10/28/2008: new price info, updated specs for firmware

12/1/2008: added D3x, updated review links, few minor items
4/9/2009: updated D3x specs, added D5000, fixed focus screens
4/15/2009: D40 firmware update
7/30/2009: Added D3000, D300s, removed D300, fixed some D5000 entries
2/10/2010: Removed D40, updated firmware, updated D3s, fixed some additional small entries
9/23/2010: Added D3100, D7000, updated prices
9/28/2010: D7000 fixes
2/11/2011: D5000, D7000 fixes
4/5/2011: Added D5100
1/12/2012: Removed D3000, D5000, D90, D3s, added D4, updated firmware
11/6/2012: Added D3200, D5200, D600, updated D800, removed D3100, D5100
2/20/2013: Added D7100


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