12.4 Effective Megapixels:High Resolution 12.4 Effective Megapixel CMOS DX Sensor with fast 4-channel output for 4,288 x 2,848-pixel images.
Exposure Control:Programmed Auto with Flexible Program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]; Exposure compensated in 5.0 EV range in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps; Auto Exposure bracketing; Number of shots: 2 to 9 frames Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV steps; Continuous shooting mode: Provides an amazing 5 frames per second continuous shooting at full resolution, for 21 JPEG or 15 NEF images. Wireless: WT-2A Wi-Fi transmitter (optional) Wireless connectivity using 802.11g technology is possible through this accessory with full remote camera control using new Nikon Capture 4.2 software for unparalleled creative remote and unattended photography; Top shutter speed: 1/8,000 sec.
Compatible with the Coolwalker Digital Storage Photo Viewer:Store up to 10,000 digital photos on the 30GB hard drive and view them on the high-quality 2.5 inch TFT color monitor. Stores JPEG, TIFF and other major image file formats, including NEF files.
Flash:Nikon Creative Lighting System support for Nikon Speedlights SB-800, SB-600 for full i-TTL flash control with Nikon Advanced Wireless Lighting, color control, FP High-Speed Sync, Modeling flash and more!
In the Box - Supplied Accessories:Type-B Focusing Screen, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4, Quick Charger MH-21, Body Cap, Camera Strap AN-D2X, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, USB Cable UC-E4, LCD Monitor Cover BM-3, Battery Chamber Cover BL-1, PictureProject software CD-ROM; Supplied accessories may differ by country or region.
Memory Buffer:17 Uncompressed NEF (RAW) and 22 Fine JPGs (LARGE)
Improved 3D Color Matrix Metering IIwith more refined exposure evaluation algorithms and larger database for difficult-to-meter scenes. TTL full-aperture exposure metering system: 1) D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D-Color Matrix Metering II using the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor while other AF Nikkor lenses with built-in CPUs support Matrix Metering (Non-CPU lenses require manual input of lens data); 2) Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle) given to 6,10 or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame; 3) Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame); Metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses with built-in CPU.
Compatible Lenses:AF Nikkor (including AF-S, DX, VR and D-/G-type): All functions possible; D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus and some exposure modes available; AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering II and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible; AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible; Non-CPU AI Nikkor: Usable in [A] or [M] mode with Matrix-Metering, Center-Weighted and Spot metering available. Indication of aperture number after user inputs the aperture f/stop and focal length f=mm by multi-selector operation. Electronic Rangefinder usable with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Autofocus: Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus system provides 11-area autofocus system with group dynamic AF, close-subject priority dynamic AF, close subject in a group priority dynamic AF and Lock-On(TM) for various methods of following the fastest action.
Nikon F bayonet mount
Nikon DX format (Effective picture angle 1.5x [Approx.] conversion factor)
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)
23.7 mm x 15.7 mm
Image Sensor Format
Image Sensor Type
Image Area (pixels)
DX-format (L) 4,288 x 2,848 (M) 3,216 x 2,136 (S) 2,144 x 1,424
B-type BriteView Clear Matte Screen III; Interchangeable with Optional E-type Screen with Grid Lines
Mirror Lock Up
Instant-return type with depth-of-field preview button
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible Metering with AI lenses
AF NIKKOR (including AF-S, DX, VR and D-/G-type) : all functions supported. AF NIKKOR other than D-/G-type: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering and 3D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash. AI-P NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except 3D Color Matrix Metering, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF Supported. D-type Manual-Focus NIKKOR: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and Some Exposure Modes. Non-CPU AI NIKKOR: Usable in A or M mode with Matrix, Center-Weighted and Spot metering. Indication of Aperture No., after user inputs the aperture f/No. and focal length by multi-selector. Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but Exposure Meter does not Function; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster.
2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System
1,005-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D Color Matrix Metering using the 1,005-pixel CCD while other AF Nikkor lenses with built-in CPUs support Matrix Metering (Non-CPU lenses require manual input of lens data) Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle) Metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses with built-in CPU Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Continuous high shooting [CH] mode: Full Image; 5 frames per second (fps) / High Speed Cropped Image; 8 frames per second (fps) Continuous low shooting [CL] mode: Full Image; 1 to 4 frames per second (fps) (selectable in menu) /High Speed Cropped Image; 1 to 7 frames per second (fps) (selectable in menu) Self-timer mode: time duration can be set
±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Yes Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO 100 - 800
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
1001/3 1/2 1
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
8001/3 1/2 1
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
Hi-1 and Hi-2 options for increased sensitivity
High ISO Noise Reduction
Dynamic AF Mode
Dynamic-area AF (supports closest subject priority)
Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (Right edge/Left edge AF range: EV 0 to +19 at normal temperature: 20°C/68°F, ISO 100 equivalent) Nikon Multi-CAM 2000 autofocus module
Focus is locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in (S) AF
Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on(™) Group Dynamic AF Single Area AF
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
SB-26: Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction SB-27: Non-TTL Auto, M, Rear Curtain Sync SB-28: Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction SB-28DX: D-TTL, Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction SB-80DX: D-TTL, Auto Aperture(AA), Auto, Manual, Rear Curtain, Repeating Flash, Red Eye Reduction SB-400: i-TTL, AA camera option, no Manual output option SB-600: i-TTL, Manual, Red-Eye Reduction, AF Assist for multi area AF, Auto Zoom, Rear Curtain SB-800: i-TTL, Auto Aperture (AA), Non-TTL Auto (A), GN, Manual, Rear Curtain, RPT, Red-Eye Reduction, FV Lock, AF Assist for multi-area AF, Zoom SB-900: CLS cameras: i-TTL, AA, Non-TTL Auto, GN, M, RPT, AutoFP High Speed Sync (D3-series, D2-series, D700, D300s, D300, D200, D80 only), FV Lock, AF-Assist for mulit-area AF, Flash Color Info. Comm., Rear Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Auto Zoom SB-R1/SB-R200 triggered by camera's built in flash: No built in flash SB-R1C1/SB-R200 triggered by SU-800: i-TTL, M, AutoFP High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync