Out of Production Nikon DSLR Specifications


A comparison of the specifications of previous Nikon DSLR models

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  D40 D40x D50 D60 D70 D70s D80 D90

D100

D200 D300 D700 D1 D3000 D3100 D5000 D5100 D1x D1h D2h D2hs D2x D2xs D3 D3s S2 Pro S3 Pro Pro 14n Pro SLR/n
Introduced 11/16/2006 3/6/2007 4/20/2005 1/30/2008   4/20/2005 8/9/2006 8/27/2008   11/1/2005 8/23/2007 7/1/2008   7/30/2009 8/19/2010 4/14/2009 4/5/2011       3/25/2005 PMA 2007   6/1/2006 PMA 2008 announced 8/2007, shipped 11/2007 11/2009        
Replaced by D60 D60 D40 D3000 D70s D80 D90 D7000 D200 D300 D300s Spring 2010 (overdue!) D1h/D1x D3100 D3200 D5100 D5200 D2x D2h D2hs D3 D2xs D3 D3s D4 S3 Pro S5 Pro Pro SLR/n end of life
Current Firmware A1.12 B1.11 A1.01 B1.01 A1.00 B1.00 A1.00 B1.00 A2.00 B.2.00 A1.00 B1.00 A1.11 B1.11 A1.00 B1.00 L1.00 A2.00 B2.00 A2.01 B2.01 A1.10 B1.10 A1.02 B1.02   A1.00 B1.00 A1.00 B1.00 L1.02 A1.00 B1.00 A1.01 B1.01 A1.10 B1.10 or A5.00 B5.00 (buffer upgrade) A1.10 B1.10 A2.02 B2.02 A2.00 B2.00 A2.00 B2.00 A1.00 B1.00 A2.02 B2.02 A1.01 B1.01        
Sensor Size 23.7x15.6mm
DX ~1.52x
23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x 23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x 23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x 23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x 23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
36x23.9mm
FX full film frame
23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x 23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
23.1x15.4mm
DX ~1.55x
23.6x15.8mm
DX ~1.53x
23.6x15.6mm
DX ~1.53x
23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x  23.7x15.6mm ~1.52x  23.3x15.5mm ~1.54x  23.3x15.5mm
DX ~1.54x
23.7x15.7mm ~1.53x 23.7x15.7mm
DX ~1.53x
36x23.9mm
FX full film frame
36x23.9mm
FX full film frame
23 x15.5mm ~1.56x 23 x 15.5mm ~1.56x 36x24mm ~1x 36x24mm ~1x
Sensor Pixels 6.1mp 10.2mp 6.1mp 10.2mp 6.1mp 6.1mp 10.2mp 12.3mp 6.1mp  10.2mp 12.3mp 12mp full
5.1mp @ DX
3mp  10.2mp 14.2mp 12.3mp 16.2mp 5.3mp 3mp   4.1mp  4.1mp 12.2mp full, 6.8mp @2x crop 12.2mp full
6.8mp @2x crop
12mp full
10mp@ 5:4
5.1mp @ DX
12mp full
10mp@ 5:4
8.4mp @ 1.2x
5.1mp @ DX
6.1mp  6.14mp (doubled) 13.7mp  13.7mp 
Sensor Manufacturer Sony Sony ICX493AQA Sony Sony ICX493AQA Sony Sony ICX453AK Sony ICX493AQA Sony IMX021-derived Sony Sony ICX483AQA (Nikon 4-channel) Sony IMX021-derived Nikon Nikon produced  Sony ICX493AQA Nikon Sony IMX021-derived Sony IMX071 Nikon produced Nikon produced Nikon Nikon Nikon designed Sony (Nikon 4-channel) Nikon Nikon Fujifilm Fujifilm Fill Factory Fill Factory
Sensor Technology CCD CCD
2 channel read
CCD CCD
2 channel read
CCD CCD CCD
2 channel read
CMOS
CCD CCD
4 channel read
CMOS CMOS
12 channel read
CCD CCD
2 channel read
CMOS CMOS CMOS CCD CCD LBCAST LBCAST
2 channel read
CMOS CMOS
4 channel read
CMOS
12 channel read
CMOS
12 channel read
SuperCCD SuperCCD SR CMOS CMOS
Sensor Filtration Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens  Bayer, antialias, cont. microlens RGB, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens Bayer, antialias, microlens  Bayer, antialias, cont. microlens  Bayer, antialias, cont. microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB, antialias, microlens RGB RGB
Max Image Size 3008x2000 3872x2592 3008x2000 3872x2592 3008x2000 3008x2000 3872x2592 4288x2848 3008x2000  3872x2592 4288x2848 4256x2832 2012x1312  3872x2592 4608x3072 4288x2848 4928x3264 4024x2648 (software), 3008x1960  2012x1312  2464x1632  2464x1632  4288 x 2848 4288 x 2848 4256x2832 4256x2832 4256x2848 4256x2848 4500x3000  4536 x 3024
Other Image Sizes 2256x1496, 1504x1000 2896x1944, 1936x1296 2240x1488, 1504x1000 2896x1944, 1936x1296 2240x1488, 1504x1000 2240x1488, 1504x1000 2896x1944, 1936x1296 3216x2136, 2144x1424 2240x1488, 1504x1000  2896x1944, 1936x1296 3216x2136, 2144x1424 3184x2120, 2128x1416
DX Crop: 2784x1848, 2080x1384, 1392x920
  2896x1944, 1936x1296 3456x2304, 2304x1536 3216x2136, 2144x1424 3696x2448, 2464x1632 2000x1312    1840x1224  1840x1224  3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424 or 3216 x 2136, 2400 x 1600, 1600 x 1064 3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424 or 3216 x 2136, 2400 x 1600, 1600 x 1064

3184x2120, 2128x1416
5:4 Crop: 3552x2832, 2656x2120, 1776x1416
DX Crop: 2784x1848, 2080x1384, 1392x920

3184x2120, 2128x1416,
1.2x Crop: 3552x2368
2656x1776
1776x1184
5:4 Crop: 3552x2832, 2656x2120, 1776x1416
DX Crop: 2784x1848, 2080x1384, 1392x920

3024x2016, 2304x1536, 1440x960  3024x2016, 2304x1536, 1440x960 3000x2000, 2250x1500, 1125x750 3000x2000
2250x1500
Video None None None None None None None 720P 24 fps mono sound, also VGA half VGA None None None none None None 1080P 24 mono sound, also 720P 30/25/24, and VGA 24 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression) 720P 24 fps mono sound, also VGA, half VGA 1080P 30/25/24, also 720P 30/25/24, and VGA 30/24 (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression); mono sound from built-in mic, stereo from jack None None None None None None None 720P 24 fps stereo sound, also VGA, half VGA None None None None
ADC Bit Depth 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 14 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 or 14 bit 12 bit 14 bit 12 bit 12 bit
Raw File Formats Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF 12 or 14 bit NEF Uncompressed,
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF
12 or 14 bit NEF Uncompressed,
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF
NEF, Compressed NEF Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only Compressed NEF only NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF NEF, Compressed NEF 12 or 14 bit NEF Uncompressed,
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF
12 or 14 bit NEF Uncompressed,
Lossless compressed,
Compressed NEF
RAF RAF DCR DCR
Other File Formats JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG, TIFF JPEG JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG, TIFF JPEG JPEG, JPEG/ERI JPEG, JPEG/ERI
JPEG, TIFF rendering 12-bit rendering, 8-bit output 12-bit rendering, 8-bit output 8-bit rendering, 8-bit output 12-bit rendering, 8-bit output 8-bit rendering, 8-bit output 8-bit rendering, 8-bit output 12-bit rendering, 8-bit output 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 8-bit rendering, 8-bit output 12-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       12-bit rendering, 8-bit output (D2h was 8-bit rendering)   12-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 No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, AdobeRGB sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, AdobeRGB, sRGB+ sRGB, AdobeRGB sRGB, Adobe RGB NTSC sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+ sRGB, Adobe RGB, sRGB+, sYCC sRGB, Adobe RGB, 3 Modes each, plus sRGB B&W sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB sRGB, Adobe RGB    
Storage SD or SDHC SD or SDHC SD SD or SDHC CF Type I or II CF Type I or II SD or SDHC SD or SDHC CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II, UDMA support CF Type I only, UDMA support CF Type I or II SD or SDHC SD, SDHC, or SDXC SD or SDHC SD, SDHC, or SDXC CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II CF Type I or II dual CF Type I or II, UDMA support dual CF Type I or II, UDMA support CF Type I or II, SmartMedia CF Type I or II, xD CF Type I or II, SD/MMC CF Type I or II, SD/MMC
Max Write Speed 9.5MB/sec? 9.5MB/sec 3.5MB/sec 9.5MB/sec ~5500 Kbps 5.3MB/sec 9.5MB/sec 9.5MB/sec ~2100 KBps  8.7MB/sec 35MB/sec+ 35MB/sec+ ~950 KBps  9.5MB/sec ?MB/sec 9.5MB/sec 9.5MB/sec ~2500 KBps  ~2500 KBps  ~5200 KBps  9MB/sec + >5200 KBps? 9.6MB/sec 35MB/sec+ 35MB/sec+ ~2000 KBps  ~2200 Kbps ~3150 KBps   
Max Buffer Size 100 JPEG, 5 RAW 100 JPEG, 5 RAW 14 JPEG, 4 RAW 100 JPEG, 9 RAW 14 JPEG, 4 RAW 14 JPEG, 4 RAW 23 JPEG Fine Large (100 @ any other JPEG setting), 6 RAW ? JPEG Fine Large (100 @ any other JPEG setting), ? RAW (? with JPEG) 6 JPEG, 4 RAW  37 JPEG, 19 RAW 99 JPEG @ 6 fps, 19 12-bit NEF @ 6 or 8 fps 100 JPEG @ 5 fps, 20 14-bit NEF   ?? JPEG, ?? RAW ?? JPEG, ?? RAW 63 JPEG, 11 RAW 100 JPEG, 10 RAW 9 JPEG, 6 RAW 40 JPEG, 26 RAW 40 JPEG, 20 RAW  50 JPEG, 40 RAW  15 RAW @ 12.4mp, 26 RAW @ 6.8mp 22 JPEG or 16 RAW @ 12.4mp, 38 JPEG or 28 RAW @ 6.8mp 82 JPEG @ 12mp and 9 fps, 36 NEF (14-bit) or 43 NEF (12-bit) 82 JPEG @ 12mp and 9 fps, 36 NEF (14-bit) or 43 NEF (12-bit) 7 RAW 3 or 7 RAW, 6 to 12 JPEG   19 RAW or JPEG
Connectivity (see note at bottom) USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 FULL USB 2.0 FULL USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 FULL USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH Firewire USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH USB 2.0 HIGH Firewire Firewire 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 2.0 FULL, Firewire USB 2.0 FULL, Firewire Firewire Firewire
TV Support NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC and PAL, HDMI NTSC or PAL NTSC and PAL  NTSC and PAL NTSC and PAL
Lens Support (metering) AF-S only (other AF don't focus) AF-S only (other AF don't focus) all AF, AI-P AF-S only (other AF don't focus) all AF, AI-P all AF, AI-P all AF, AI-P all AF, AI-P all AF, AI-P 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 (no matrix) AF-S only (other AF don't focus) AF-S only (other AF don't focus) AF-S only (other AF don't focus) AF-S only (other AF don't focus) all, AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S (no matrix) all, AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S (no matrix) 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 all AF, AI-P all, AF, AI-P all, AF, AI-P
Autofocus Module CAM530 (3 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM530 (3 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM530 (3 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM3500DX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch) CAM3500FX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch) CAM1300 (5 sensor) CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM1000 (11 sensor, 1 crosshatch) CAM1300 (5 sensor) CAM1300 (5 sensor) CAM2000 (11 sensor) CAM2000 (11 sensor, 9 crosshatch) CAM2000 (11 sensor) CAM2000 (11 sensor, 9 crosshatch) CAM3500FX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch) CAM3500FX (51 sensor, 15 crosshatch) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM 900 (5 sensor) CAM900 (5 sensor) CAM900 (5 sensor)
Shutter Lag 114ms? 114ms? 114ms 114ms? 106ms 106ms 80ms 65ms (120ms blackout)   50ms 45ms (100ms blackout)
85ms in 14-bit NEF
40ms   ? ? ? ?       37ms   37ms 41ms (74ms blackout) 41ms (74ms blackout)        
Autofocus Modes Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, CSP Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, CSP Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, CSP Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, CSP Single, Dynamic, CSP Single, Dynamic, CSP Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, central area Wide/Narrow Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, central area Wide/Narrow, 3D tracking Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, Group Dynamic, CSP, all sensors Wide/Narrow   Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area Single, Dynamic, CSP   Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, 3D Tracking Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, 3D Tracking Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, 3D Tracking Single, Dynamic, Auto Area, 3D Tracking Single, Dyn amic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, Group Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, Group Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, Group Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, Group Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area Single, Dynamic (9, 21, 51 pt, and 3D tracking), Automatic Area Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP  Single, Dynamic, CSP 
AF Assist Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp)  Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) (flash only) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp) (flash only)  (flash only) (flash only) (flash only) (flash only)  (flash only)  (flash only) (flash only) Yes (white lamp)  Yes (white lamp) Yes (white lamp)  Yes (white lamp) 
Metering 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot 1005-pixel Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot Matrix, centerweight, spot 1005-pixel Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot 1005-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot 1005-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot 420-pixel Color matrix, centerweight, spot Color Matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot 1005-pixel Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot 1005-pixel Color matrix, centerweight (variable), spot 1005-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot 1005-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, centerweight (variable), spot Matrix, centerweight, spot Matrix, centerweight, spot Matrix, centerweight, spot Matrix, centerweight, spot
Exposure Modes PSAM + 7 Scene PSAM + 7 Scene PSAM + 7 Scene PSAM + 8 Scene PSAM + 7 Scene PSAM + 7 Scene PSAM + 7 Scene PSAM + 7 Scene PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM + 7 Scene + GUIDE PSAM + 7 Scene + GUIDE PSAM + 19 Scene PSAM + 19 Scene PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM PSAM 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 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 or 1/2 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 or 1/2 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 or 1/2 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 or 1/2 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 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 stop  +/- 5 stops, 1/3 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 stop +/- 5 stops, 1/3 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 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 stop +/- 3 stops, 1/2 stop  +/- 3 stops, 1/2 stop +/- 3 stops, 1/2 stop  +/- 3 stops, 1/2 stop 
Exposure Bracketing No No Yes, 3 frames No Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2-9 frames  Yes, 2-9 frames (no dedicated bracketing button) Yes, 2-9 frames (no dedicated bracketing button) Yes, 2 or 3 frames No No Yes, 3 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing) Yes, 3 frames (plus ADL, WB bracketing), 2-frame HDR Yes, 2 or 3 frames  Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2-9 frames  Yes, 2-9 frames  Yes, 2-9 frames Yes, 2-9 frames Yes, 2-9 frames Yes, 2-9 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames  Yes, 2 or 3 frames Yes, 2 or 3 frames  Yes, 2 or 3 frames 
ISO 200-1600, HI1, AUTO 100-1600, HI1, AUTO 200-1600, AUTO 100-1600, HI1, AUTO 200-1600, AUTO 200-1600, AUTO 100-1600, HI1, AUTO 200-3200, LO1, HI1, AUTO 200-1600, AUTO, HI1, HI2 100-1600, HI1, AUTO 200-3200, LO1, HI1, AUTO 200-6400, LO1, HI1, HI2, AUTO 200-1600, HI1, HI2 100-1600, HI1, AUTO 100-3200, HI1, HI2, AUTO 200-3200, LO1, HI1, AUTO 200-6400, HI1, HI2, AUTO 125-800, HI1, HI2 200-1600, HI1, HI2 200-1600, AUTO, HI1, HI2 200-1600, HI1, HI2, AUTO 100-800, HI1, HI2, AUTO 100-800, HI1, HI2, AUTO 200-6400, LO1, HI1, HI2, AUTO 200-12800, LO1, HI1, HI2, AUTO 100, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600 100, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600  80-800 6-800 calibrated, 1000-1600
White Balance Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, bracketed, custom, 6 predefined Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, bracketed, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, bracketed, 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 Auto, bracketed, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin  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, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning  Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning  Auto, custom, 6 predefined with fine tuning  Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin  Auto, bracketed, custom (3), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin  Auto, bracketed, custom (5), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin Auto, bracketed, custom (5), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin 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, 6 predefined, 2 custom  Auto, 6 predefined, 2 custom Auto, custom (not limited), 4 predefined with fine tuning  Auto, custom (not limited), 4 predefined with fine tuning 
Image Settings Sharpening, Tone, Color, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Color, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Color, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Color, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Color, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Color, Hue, Saturation Sharpening, Tone, Color, Saturation, Hue Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Color, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Saturation, Brightness, Hue Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue Picture Controls
Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue
Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue  Sharpening, Tone, Hue Sharpening, Tone, Hue Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue Sharpening, Color, Tone  Sharpening, Color, Tone, film simulations, dynamic range Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Look  Sharpening, Noise Reduction, Look 
Color LCD 2.5", 230,000 dots 2.5", 230,000 dots 2", 130,000 pixels 2.5", 230,000 dots 1.8", 130,000 pixels 2", 130,000 pixels 2.5", 230,000 dots, 170 degree 3" TFT, 920,000 dots, 170 degree 1.8", 120,000 pixels  2.5", 230,000 dots, 170 degree 3" TFT, 920,000 dots, 170 degree 3" TFT, 920,000 dots, 170 degree 2", 130,000 pixel  3", 230,000 dots 3", 230,000 dots positionable 2.7", 233,000 dots positionable 3", 921,000 dots, 180 degree, 1000:1 contrast 2", 130,000 pixel  2", 130,000 pixel  2.5", 210,000 pixel 2.5", 230,000 dots 2.5", 235,000 pixel 2.5", 230,000 dots, 170 degree 3" TFT, 920,000 dots, 170 degree 3" TFT, 920,000 dots, 170 degree 1.8", 110,000 pixels  2", 235,000 pixels 2", 130,000 pixels  2", 130,000 pixels 
Image Review Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Highlights Histogram (RGB), Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Highlights Histogram (RGB), Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights Histogram (color channels) Histogram (color channels), Highlights Histogram (EV display), Highlights Histogram (EV display), Highlights
Continuous Shooting Speed 2.5 fps 3 fps 2 fps 3 fps 3 fps 3 fps 3 fps 4.5 fps 3 fps  5 fps 6 fps
8 fps w/ vertical grip
2.5 fps w/ 14-bit NEFs

5fps
8fps w/ MB-D10

3 fps  3 fps 3 fps 4 fps 4 fps 3 fps  5 fps  8 fps 8 fps 5fps @ 12.4mp, 8fps @ 6.8mp 5fps @ 12.4mp
8fps @ 6.8mp
9 fps @ 12mp
11 fps in DX crop @ 5mp
9 fps @ 12mp
11 fps in DX crop @ 5mp
2 fps   2.5 fps 1.7 fps  1.7 fps 
Shutter Speeds 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 150k rated 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 150k rated 30s to 1/16000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb. ?? rated 30s to 1/4000, bulb. 100k rated 30s to 1/4000, bulb. 100k rated 30s to 1/4000, bulb. 100k rated 30s to 1/16000, bulb 30s to 1/16000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 300k rated 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 300k rated 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 30s to 1/4000, bulb 60s to 1/4000, bulb
Mirror Lockup No No No No No No Delay Delay Yes Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP Yes No No Delay Delay Yes Yes Yes Delay, M-UP Yes Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP Delay, M-UP No No  Yes Yes
Viewfinder Pentamirror, 95%, 0.8x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.6 to +.5 diopters Pentamirror, 95%, 0.8x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.6 to +.5 diopters Pentamirror, 95%, 0.75x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.6 to +.5 diopters Pentamirror, 95%, 0.8x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +.5 diopters Pentamirror, 0.75x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.6 to +.5 diopters, opt gridlines Pentamirror, 0.75x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.6 to +.5 diopters, opt gridlines Pentaprism, 95%, 0.94x magnification, 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopters, opt gridlines Pentaprism, 96%, 0.94x magnification, 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopters, opt gridlines   Pentaprism, 95%, 0.94x magnification, 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopters, opt gridlines Pentaprism, 100%, 0.94x magnification, 19.5mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopers, opt gridlines Pentaprism, 95%, 0.72x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter , opt gridlines   Pentamirror, 95%, 0.79x magnification, 17.9mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +1 diopters Pentamirror, 95%, 0.8x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +.5 diopters Pentamirror, 95%, 0.79x magnification, 17.9mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +1 diopters Pentamirror, 95%, 0.78x magnification, 17.9mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +1 diopters       Pentaprism, 100%, 0.86x magnification, 19.9mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter   Pentaprism, 100%, 0.86x magnification, 19.9mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter 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, DG-2 magnifier 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, 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   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, DG-2 magnifier DR-6 right angle, -5 to +3 diopter corrections, DG-2 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 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, Haoda Katz Eye, Haoda Katz Eye Katz Eye, Haoda Katz Eye Katz Eye Katz Eye, Haoda Katz Eye   Katz Eye, Haoda Katz Eye , Hoada Katz Eye   ? ? ? ?       Katz Eye, Type E grid   Katz Eye, Type E grid 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 Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu   Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Recent Settings 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, Recent Settings   Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Recent Settings Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu        
Flash Sync Speed 1/500 1/200 1/500 1/200 1/500 1/500 1/200 + TTL FP 1/200 + TTL FP 1/180 1/250 + TTL FP 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 1/500 1/200 1/200 1/200 1/200 1/500 1/500 1/250 1/250 + TTL FP 1/250 1/250 + TTL FP 1/250, TTL FP 1/250, TTL FP 1/125 1/180 1/125 1/125
Flash Type I-TTL, M I-TTL, M I-TTL, M I-TTL, M I-TTL, M, Single Commander I-TTL, M, Single Commander I-TTL, M, Double Commander I-TTL, M, Double Commander D-TTL I-TTL, M, Double Commander supports I-TTL, M, Double Commander supports I-TTL, M, Double Commander D-TTL I-TTL, M I-TTL, M I-TTL, M I-TTL, M D-TTL D-TTL I-TTL supports D-TTL, I-TTL I-TTL supports D-TTL, I-TTL supports I-TTL supports I-TTL TTL D-TTL D-TTL D-TTL
Internal Flash Yes GN 57ft 17m (ISO 200) Yes GN 57ft 17m (ISO 200) Yes GN 50ft 15m (ISO 200) Yes GN 57ft 17m (ISO 200) Yes GN 15m Yes GN 50ft 15m (ISO 200) Yes GN 42ft 13m (ISO 100) Yes GN 57ft 17m (ISO 200) Yes GN 17m Yes GN 39ft 12m (ISO 100) Yes GN 42ft 13m (ISO 100) Yes GN 35ft 11m (ISO 100) No Yes GN 57ft 17m (ISO 200) Yes GN 39ft 12m (ISO 100) (slightly higher in manual mode) Yes GN 57ft 17m (ISO 200) Yes GN 39 ft 12m (ISO 100) (slightly higher in manual mode) No No No No No No No No Yes GN 12m Yes GN 12m Yes GN 12m Yes GN 12m
PC Sync No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No ( via optional AS-15) Yes Yes Yes Yes No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) No (via optional AS-15) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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 -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV on flash only -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV on flash only on flash only on flash only on flash only on flash only on flash only on flash only on flash only -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV  -3 to +1EV -3 to +1EV
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 Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock, Single 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 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 Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync
DOF Preview No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Control ML-L3 IR ML-L3 IR ML-L3 IR ML-L3 IR ML-L3 IR (optional) ML-L3 IR, or MC-DC1 wired ML-L3 IR, or MC-DC1 wired ML-L3 IR or MC-D2 wired remote Threaded cable, 10-pin via MB-D100 10-pin remotes supported 10-pin remotes supported 10-pin remotes supported 10-pin ML-L3 IR remote MC-D2 wired remote ML-L3 IR or MC-D2 wired remote ML-L3 IR (back and front) or MC-D2 wired remote 10-pin 10-pin 10-pin 10-pin remotes supported 10-pin 10-pin remotes supported 10-pin remotes supported 10-pin remotes supported Threaded cable Threaded cable, 10-pin Threaded cable, 10-pin Threaded cable, 10-pin
Size 5 x 3.7 x 2.5 " (126x94x64mm) 5 x 3.7 x 2.5 " (126x94x64mm) 5.2 x 4x 3" (133x102x76mm) 5 x 3.7 x 2.5 " (126x94x64mm) 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1" (140x111x78mm) 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1" (140x111x78mm) 5.2 x 4.1 x 3" (132x103x77mm) 5.2x4.1x3.0" (132x103x77mm) 5.7 x 4.6 x 3.2" (144x116x80.5mm)  5.8x4.4x2.9" (147x113x74mm) 5.8x4.4x2.9" (147x113x74mm) 5.8 x 4.8 x 3" (147x123x77mm)  6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4" (157x153x85mm) 5 x 3.8 x 2.5 " (126x97x64mm) 4.9 x 3.8 x 3 " (124x96x75mm) 5 x 4.1 x 3.1 " (127x104x80mm) 5 x 3.8 x 3.1 " (128x97x79mm) 6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4" (157x153x85mm)  6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4" (157x153x85mm) 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4" (157.5x149.5x85.5mm)  6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4" (157.5x149.5x85.5mm)  6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4" (157.5x149.5x85.5mm)  6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4" (157.5x149.5x85.5mm) 

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

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

5.6 x 5.2 x 3.1" (141.5x131x79.5mm)  5.9 x 5.3 x 3.2" (148x135x80mm)  5.2 x 6.2 x 3.5" (131x158x89mm)  5.2 x 6.2 x 3.5" (131x158x89mm) 
Weight 16 ounces (471g) 16 ounces (471g) 19 ounces (540g) 16 ounces (471g) 21 ounces (595g) 21 ounces (595g) 20 ounces (585g) 1 lb 6 ounces (620g) 25 ounces (700g)  29 ounces (830g) 29 ounces (825g) 35.2 ounces (995g)   1.1 pounds (485g) 1 pound (455g) 1 pound 4 ounces (560g) 1 pound 2 ounces (510g) 40 ounces (1.1kg)  40 ounces (1.1kg) 38 ounces (1070g)  38 ounces (1070g)  38 ounces (1070g) 38 ounces (1070g) 44 ounces (1240g) 44 ounces (1240g)  26.8 ounces (760g) 29.5 ounces (835g)  32 ounces (907g)  32 ounces (907g) 
Battery EN-EL9 EN-EL9 EN-EL3a (can use EN-EL3, EN-EL3e) EN-EL9 EN-EL3 EN-EL3a (can use EN-EL3, EN-EL3e) EN-EL3e EN-EL3e EN-EL3 EN-EL3e EN-EL3e EN-EL3e EN-4  EN-EL9a EN-EL14 EN-EL9a EN-EL14 EN-4  EN-4 EN-EL4 EN-EL4a (can use EN-EL4) EN-EL4 EN-EL4a (can use EN-EL4) EN-EL4a (can use EN-EL4) EN-EL4a (can use EN-EL4) 4 AA, 2 CR123A (optional)  4 AA only Pro 14n Lithium, CR2032 coin cell Pro 14n Lithium, CR2032 coin cell
Optional AC Adapter EP-5 + EH-5 EP-5 + EH-5 EH-5 EP-5 + EH-5 EH-5 EH-5 EH-5 EH-5   EH-6 EH-5a EH-5a   EP-5 + EH-5a EP-5 + EH-5a EP-5 + EH-5a EP-5a + EH-5a/b       EH-6   EH-6 EH-6 EH-6        
Other significant 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, FUNC button, Picmotion slideshow (music), can mount non-AI lenses without damage 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, FUNC button, Picmotion slideshow (music), can mount non-AI lenses without damage PictBridge, in camera small picture option   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, FUNC button, Picmotion slideshow (music), can mount non-AI lenses without damage, RAW to JPEG in camera conversion, stop motion movies, eye detection sensor ML-L3 infrared remote control, PictBridge  PictBridge  PictBridge, Optional MB-D80 battery pack, multiple exposure (2-3 images), layered images, in-camera editing and trimming, in camera B&W and color filtration, in-camera D-Lighting, FUNC button, Picmotion slideshow (music) Self-cleaning sensor, HD video recording (720p, 24 fps), Active D-Lighting, PictBridge, Optional MB-D80 battery pack, multiple exposure (2-3 images), layered images, in-camera editing and trimming, in camera B&W and color filtration, in-camera D-Lighting,Picmotion slideshow (music) , GPS support (GP-1) MB-D100 (includes vertical release), voice annotation  PictBridge, Optional MB-D200 vertical release and battery pack, GPS support, multiple exposure (2-10 images), interval timer, layered images, Wireless transfer option (WT-3), FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks 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 Self-cleaning sensor, DX Crop, autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, PictBridge, optional MB-D10 vertical release (supports EN-EL3e or EN-EL4), 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   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, stop motion movies, eye detection sensor, intelligent guide 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, stop motion movies, eye detection sensor, intelligent guide, GPS support (GP-1), quiet shooting mode Self-cleaning sensor, no top LCD (rear color LCD used instead), HD video recording (720p, 24 fps), 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, stop motion movies, GPS support (GP-1), silent shooting mode, interval shooting 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, 102,400 ISO night shoot mode Vertical release, GPS support  Vertical release, GPS support Vertical release, Wireless transfer option, High Speed Flash Sync, voice annotation, AI lenses PictBridge, integrated ertical release, Wireless transfer option (WT-1 or WT-2), voice annotation, multiple exposure (2-10 images), layered images, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks Vertical release, Wireless transfer option, High Speed Flash Sync, voice annotation, AI lenses, GPS support, multiple exposure, layered images High-Speed Crop, PictBridge, integrated vertical release, Wireless transfer option (WT-1 or WT-2), voice annotation, GPS support, multiple exposure (2-10 images), layered images, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks 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 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 Multiple exposure, voice annotation   Vertical release, PictBridge, Live Image display, multiple exposure Vertical release, GPS support, upgrade path to Pro 14nx Vertical release, GPS support 
Software ViewNX (originally PictureProject) PictureProject PictureProject ViewNX Nikon View PictureProject ViewNX (originally PictureProject) ViewNX Nikon View PictureProject, supports Image Authentication ViewNX, supports Image Authentication View NX, supports Image Authentication Nikon View ViewNX ViewNX2 ViewNX ViewNX2 Nikon View Nikon View Nikon View PictureProject Nikon PictureProject PictureProject, supports Image Authentication View NX, supports Image Authentication View NX, supports Image Authentication     PhotoDesk PhotoDesk
Buy Used*? (Thom's opinion) No, D40x a better choice At right price No, D40x, D60, D70s better choices At right price At right price; but D70s preferred choice
At right price Not really; have to be very good price to beat new current offerings At right price No; D200 would be better choice At right price; this is a fine low ISO camera Yes Yes No;, UI nor image quality not as good as D1h No, D3100 better choice No, D3200 better choice No, D5100 better choice At right price At right price, maybe; battery and hot pixel issues At right price if you can live with mp limit

The D2hs is a better choice due to change in JPEG processing

Yes, at right price Yes, at right price Yes, at right price Yes Yes No, parts and repair scarce No, parts and repair scarce No, parts and repair scarce

No, parts and repair scarce

Major Positives

*Low noise
*Small, light
*Flash sync

*Low noise
*Small, light
*Good 10mp quality

*Low noise
*Small, light
*Flash sync

*Low noise
*Small, light

  *(Showing its age)
* Flash sync
* Good basic specs     *"Right" size/weight
*Viewfinder
*Feature set
*Build quality
*"Right" size/weight
*Viewfinder
*Feature set
*Build quality
*Better than D2x
*Excellent Hi ISO
*Feature set
*Build quality
          *10mp raw option
*Feature set
*Speed
*Feature set
*Speed
*Viewfinder
*Feature set
*Build quality
*AF system
*Battery life
*Speed
*Viewfinder
*Feature set
*Build quality
*AF system
*Battery life
*Superb ISO 100 quality
*Viewfinder
*Feature set
*Build quality
*AF system
*Battery life
*Superb ISO 100 quality
*Viewfinder
*Feature set
*Build quality
*AF system
*Battery life
*Superb quality at all ISOs
*Viewfinder
*Feature set
*Build quality
*AF system
*Battery life
  *12mp JPEG option
*Uses all TTL flashes
*12mp JPEG option
*Increased DR
*Low noise
*Full frame
*14mp
*Full frame
*14mp
Major Negatives *Lens limitations
*Feature set
*AF (& options)
*Lens limitations
*Feature set
*AF (& options)
*Feature set *Lens limitations
*Feature set
*AF (& options)
*No wired remote
*BGLOD
*Older JPEG engine * Hot pixels
* Amp noise
  *Soft JPEGs
*Slow compressed NEF
*D-TTL
*Banding
*Amp noise
*Battery life

* 94% viewfinder *Battery
*No Color Space
*D-TTL
        *High ISO noise
*Hot pixels
*Battery
*D-TTL
*Battery
*D-TTL

*Only 4mp
*Needs hot mirror
*Green tint in shadows
*High ISO noise
*Meter death issue

*Only 4mp
*Requires hot mirror
*Green tint in shadows

*High ISO noise *Noise at higher ISOs *No video   *Battery
*N80 build
*Flash ISO limit
*CCD death issue
*Very slow operations
*D-TTL
*N80 build
*Lens issues
*NR always on
*D-TTL

*Lens issues
*NR always on
*D-TTL

  D40 D40x D50 D60 D70 D70s D80 D90

D100

D200 D300 D700 D1 D3000 D3100 D5000 D5100 D1x D1h D2h D2hs D2x D2xs D3 D3s S2 Pro S3 Pro Pro 14n Pro SLR/n

*Note on buying used: in no case would I recommend buying a used DSLR unless the seller could give reasonable proof that the camera was officially imported into the country (i.e., not a gray import). This is especially important
for cameras that have had known part failure issues (D70, D2h, S2 Pro), as you might not be able to get them repaired if that failure happens after you bought it.

A Note on USB: People keep telling me that the D70 and D100 aren't USB 2.0. Unfortunately, the USB organization has now put forth specifications that allow a camera manufactuer--but not a drive manufacturer--to claim USB 2.0 support if they support what is known as USB 2.0 FULL speed (12Mbs), which was the older 1.1 "fast" transfer rate; USB 2.0's HIGH transfer rate is 480Mbs. Since Nikon is now using those terms in their marketing, so I've elected to use them here for consistency across cameras specs.
Version History:
2/5/04: Added S3 Pro, vertical release info, fixed D1 color space, PC Sync for D70/D100, clarified USB terminology (not really, but tried to explain what the USB organization now means).
2/6/04: Added bit depth, started adding PictBridge where known.
2/7/04: Filled out additional S3 Pro info based upon preliminary Fujifilm spec sheet.
? indicates guess. Fixed header information (title, description, keywords).
2/8/04: Fixed Fujifilm connectivity speed.
2/12/04: Added Kodak Pro SLR/n. Added camera names at bottom of table.
5/31/04: Corrected D70 ISO, added buffer sizes, changed D1x speculation.
8/18/04: Updated D2x and S3 information based upon latest rumors/press releases
.
9/9/04: Updated S3 Pro information.

9/16/04: Updated D2x information.
9/17/04: Minor fixes on S2 Pro information.
2/4/05: Minor fixes on S3 Pro information.
12/31/06: Made to match current table information
3/6/07: Added D50/D70s, added some basic pricing info
6/18/08: Moved in D40x, D200, D2xs
4/8/09: Moved in D40

4/15/09: D40x update
7/30/09: Added D60, D300, updated some items
2/11/11: Added D3
1/12/12: Added D3000, D5000, D90, D3s
2/7/12: Added D700
11/6/12: Added D3100, D5100

   

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