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Nikon D780 DSLR Camera Body Only

Product Description

Nikon D780 Camera body The D780 boasts a fast Hybrid-AF system for Live View shooting, and a 51-point Phase-Detection AF system for viewfinder shooting. In Live View, the camera boasts the same AF system as found in the acclaimed Nikon Z 6. Users can lock on to expressions with Eye-Detection AF and... read more

Nikon D780 Camera body

The  D780 boasts a fast Hybrid-AF system for Live View shooting, and a 51-point Phase-Detection AF system for viewfinder shooting. In Live View, the camera boasts the same AF system as found in the acclaimed Nikon Z 6. Users can lock on to expressions with Eye-Detection AF and take advantage of low-light AF down to -6 EV. Photographers shooting through the viewfinder benefit from flagship tracking performance, and quick switching between advanced AF modes.

One DSLR, two AF systems

The full-frame D780 packs a fast, dedicated Hybrid-AF system for Live View shooting, and a fast, reliable Phase-Detection AF system for viewfinder shooting. In Live View, the highly accurate AF system gives you 273 on-sensor AF points and Eye-Detection AF. When shooting through the viewfinder, you can harness Nikon’s powerful 51-point AF system with flagship tracking capabilities.

AF with viewfinder shooting

The 51-point Phase-Detection AF system is sensitive down to -3 EV and the bright optical viewfinder allows sharp, real-time confirmation of the action you frame. Track subjects at lightning speed, even in low light.

Always locked on

During viewfinder shooting, the 51-point AF system lets you adapt instantly with quick switching between advanced AF modes. Benefit from fast acquisition and stunning background isolation with Group-Area AF mode.

AF in Live View

When shooting in Live View, the 273-point Hybrid-AF system covers approx. 90 % of the frame horizontally and approx. 90 % vertically. The tilting monitor frees up the angles and offers touch shutter release and AF.

Sharp in any light

The 273-point Hybrid-AF system is sensitive down to -5 EV when shooting with a lens that has a maximum aperture of f/1.4 or wider. For really dark scenes, you can activate Low-Light AF and shoot down to -7 EV with AE.

Catch the look

When shooting stills in Live View, the whip-smart Hybrid-AF system with Eye-Detection AF can lock onto your subject’s eyes—and stay locked. Whether they’re alone or a face in a crowd. You select which eye to focus on via the multi-selector, and the camera maintains focus even if your subject is in constant motion.

Reveal those all-important seconds

Harness burst rates of up to 7 fps with AF/AE when shooting through the viewfinder. Get up to 12 fps when shooting in Silent Live View Photography mode. You get full resolution images, even when shooting in RAW.

High-Speed Frame Capture

Want to show the moves within the moves? Shoot in Live View and you can capture Full HD (2 MP) stills at up to 120 fps. Or you can capture 4K/UHD (8 MP) stills at up to 30 fps.

Never stop

With nothing slowing you down, you’re free to create as you please. Extensive weather sealing and the tough magnesium alloy body ensure the D780 is ready for any location. Dual slots accept fast UHS-II SD cards that easily handle the camera’s fast burst speeds and keep the buffer clear. The deep grip and long battery life make all the difference on extended shoots.


Key settings can be quickly adjusted via touch operation or the command dials. When shooting in manual focus, the camera’s electronic rangefinder helps confirm whether the selected focus point is in focus.


The 0.70x optical viewfinder gives you a wide field of view and 100 % coverage. The large, tilting 2359k-dot LCD monitor lets you quickly confirm shots by double tapping to see a 100 % view of the image area.


The in-camera re-touch menu makes it easy to trim on the spot, and now lets you crop horizontally or vertically. You can delete unwanted shots from just one card slot, or from both cards simultaneously.

Nail any scene

Epic views. Extreme action. The back-illuminated 24.5 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor offer wide dynamic range and clean performance across the ultra-wide ISO range. The same 180K-pixel RGB sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system as the D850 delivers incredible precision.

Match your vision

Shooting in dramatic weather conditions or under bright city lights at night? Diverse metering and white balance modes free you to respond quickly to changes under natural light, or in high-contrast situations.

Bright light or low light

An ISO range of 100–51200, extendable up to an incredible 204800 and down to ISO 50, lets you adapt instantly to changing light. Achieve rich tones under bright sunlight. Reveal detail and nuance in low light.

Make anything possible

Shutter speeds from 1/8000 to 900 s give you more flexibility to play with time. Easily sync Nikon Speedlights at high speed for epic action shots. Or slow everything down for dramatic light trails and nightscapes.

Be free to do your best work yet

The D780 lets you work directly with the F-mount NIKKOR lenses you love, and is compatible with all Nikon Speedlights. Radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting is fully supported, freeing you to use the versatile SB-5000 flash unit. The camera’s high-speed data-transfer capabilities and wireless connectivity make it easy to get your images out there.

Remote shooting

You can use the SnapBridge app and turn your smart device into a remote monitor and controller.

Or you can shoot remotely using the optional WR-1 and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controllers.

Smart device ready

Nikon’s SnapBridge app lets you filter and share JPEGs, RAW (NEF) files, and movies with any smart device. When used with the D780, you can filter by date and transfer batch selections.

Film as the action demands it

The D780 uses its 6K image sensor resolution to produce ultra-high-resolution 4K/UHD footage at 30p/25p/24p with zero crop factor. You can record Full HD slow-motion footage in-camera at up to 120p, with audio. And you can record footage in DX format at 50p/60p frame rates. AF speed and AF tracking can be set during recording, and there are four AF-area modes for video.

In-camera time-lapse

You can create spectacular 4K/UHD time-lapse movies in-camera. Exposure smoothing reduces variation between images, for seamless transitions. Silent interval-timer shooting counters mechanical blur and shutter noise. Low-light metering can be expanded to -3 EV, and shutter speed can be extended up to 900 s.

Follow your vision

Versatile. Reliable. Creative. Stills or movies, the D780 is up to your next big idea.

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Barcode: 4960759904157

Nikon D780 DSLR Camera Body Specification


  • Lens Mount: Nikon F
  • Sensor Resolution: Actual: 24.92 Megapixel / Effective: 24.5 Megapixel (6048 x 4024)
  • Image Sensor: 35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
  • Crop Factor: 1x
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Mirror Lock-Up: Yes
  • Capture Type: Stills & Video

Exposure Control

  • Shutter Type: Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter
  • Shutter Speed: Electronic Front Curtain Shutter 1/8000 to 900 Seconds
  • Metering Method: Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
  • Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
  • Exposure Compensation: -5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
  • Metering Range: -3 to 20 EV
  • White Balance: Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
  • Interval Recording: Yes
  • Self-Timer: 2/5/10/20-Second Delay


  • Media/Memory Card Slot: Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
  • Video I/O: 1 x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
  • Audio I/O: 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
  • 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
  • Power I/O: 1 x USB-C Input/Output
  • Other I/O: 1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input) 1 x Nikon DC2 Input
  • Wireless: 2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) / Bluetooth 4.2
  • Mobile App Compatible: Yes: Android & iOS
  • Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.): GPS (Via Connected Smartphone)


  • Display Size: 3.2"
  • Resolution: 2,359,000 Dot
  • Display Type: Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Secondary Display: Top: Status Display


  • Type: Optical (Pentaprism)
  • Eye Point: 21 mm
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Magnification: Approx. 0.7x
  • Dioptre Adjustment: -3 to +1


  • Focus Type: Auto and Manual Focus
  • Focus Mode: Continuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
  • Autofocus Points: Phase Detection: 51 (15 Cross-Type) / Phase Detection: 273
  • Autofocus Sensitivity: -3 to +19 EV


  • Built-In Flash/Light: No
  • Flash Modes: First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
  • Maximum Sync Speed: 1/200 Second
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
  • Dedicated Flash System: iTTL
  • External Flash Connection: Shoe Mount


  • Operating Temperature: 0 to 40°C


  • Material of Construction: Magnesium Alloy
  • Power: EN-EL15b Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Dimensions, body only: 14.35W x 11.55H x 7.6D cm
  • Weight, body only: 840 g

What’s in the Box?

  • Nikon D780 DSLR Camera Body
  • EN-EL15b Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Charger
  • Mains Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Body Cap
  • Strap
  • User Manual


Barcode: 4960759904157


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Product Summary

  • Full-Frame - The large 24x36mm 24mp sensor offers fabulous image quality.  
  • Fast and powerful - The wide array 51-point Phase-Detection AF system provides fast and accurate auto-focus.  
  • Hybrid AF - The D780 shares the same live-view AF performance as the mirrorless Nikon Z6.  
  • Action ready - Capture stunning detail up to 12 frames per second.  
  • Low light - Take advantage of low-light performance due to its native ISO range of 100–51200.  
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