Inspiration on Contact
Walk Slowly
After several hours in the valley, the wind and mountain air wash away my day-to-day concerns.
I breathe deep as I climb the trail. Free from haste and competition at last, each step I take and
each frame I shoot draw me closer to my true creative self.
That’s when I see this woman, hair whipped by the wind, standing there as if she had been
waiting for me to arrive.
Through observation and measured contemplation, I interpret the scene and camera settings
on my own.
I am the photographer, not the camera.
With my fingers on the controls, my ideas and my photography connect more meaningfully.
So now I walk slowly, once again relishing each and every frame.
• Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition) • Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF) • Exposure: [A] mode, 1/320 second, f/7.1
• White balance: Auto 1 • Sensitivity: ISO 250 • Picture Control: Monochrome
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• Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G
• Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF)
• Exposure: [M] mode, 1/125 second, f/8
• White balance: Auto 1
• Sensitivity: ISO 2500
• Picture Control: Standard
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The wind became stronger as the sun’s light drained away for the day. I was walking along, simply absorbing the mood of this place,
pondering the castle in its prime. As I reached the top of the hill, the wind caught the kilt of an old man nearby.
At that moment, he turned back, and the scene seemed to transform into a painterly tableau.
• Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G
• Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF)
• Exposure: [A] mode, 1/640 second, f/11
• White balance: Auto 1
• Sensitivity: ISO 400
• Picture Control: Landscape
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When the rain finally broke, I went for a walk around the lake and spotted the remains of this boat.
The sky cleared as I approached, and the clouds reflected off the calm, placid water, giving the scene something I responded to.
Alone in the landscape with my camera, time seemed to stand still.
• Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
• Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF)
• Exposure: [M] mode, 1/125 second, f/2
• White balance: Auto 2
• Sensitivity: ISO 3200
• Picture Control: Standard
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Unrushed and undisturbed, whisky develops in these casks, maturing over time.
I moved slowly through the dimly lit distillery, quietly searching for moments like witnessing
these two whisky makers in muted conversation. Time and silence made good partners.
• Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
• Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF)
• Exposure: [A] mode, 1/1,250 second, f/5.6
• White balance: Auto 1
• Sensitivity: ISO 1600
• Picture Control: Standard
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Wherever I go, the camera leads me somewhere new. Energized and unburdened,
I pushed forward with a new sense of freedom as I pursued more opportunities. The longer I walked,
the more photographs I discovered. Every new corner offered a new moment to capture.
• Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition)
• Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF)
• Exposure: [A] mode, 1/1,250 second, f/8
• White balance: Direct sunlight
• Sensitivity: Auto ISO sensitivity control (100)
• Picture Control: Standard
©Takeshi Fukazawa
From this vantage point, the color and mood seemed to change every minute that dawn drew closer.
A massive sea of clouds blanketed the world below, moving at a glacial pace,
obscuring all sound but the wind.
• Lens: AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
• Image quality: 14-bit RAW (NEF)
• Exposure: [A] mode, 1/800 second, f/8
• White balance: Direct sunlight
• Sensitivity: Auto ISO sensitivity control (800)
• Picture Control: Standard
©Takeshi Fukazawa
It was raining softly as I climbed the trail, and through the drizzle, a vivid color in the distance caught my eye.
I veered off of the path and walked along the brook to discover a patch of wild flowers.
I savored this moment of quiet in the woods - with only the sound of the rain as accompaniment.
Creative Potential at Every Turn:
Distill your vision with intuitive controls
Tactile precision mechanics: one-of-a-kind images, all under your direct control
The large mechanical dials that dominate the top of the Df are
where photographers will rediscover the pleasure of camera
operations and the photographic process. The camera’s top deck
makes ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, and exposure compensation
value constantly visible and accessible, which reassures
photographers while inspiring them to more physically connect
with the camera’s settings. By transmitting one’s photographic
intentions through the Df’s controls, the connection between photographer and camera
is now more fulfilling than ever. In casual shooting situations, you can bypass the controls
and let the Df’s programmed auto mode do all the exposure calculations. However,
with the Df in their grasp, passionate photographers will find their hands drawn to the
mechanical dials and be inspired to craft their own pictures.
Intuitive simplicity: the key to distilling your creativity
Setting the Df to your intended exposure is intuitively simple. Each dial is dedicated to its
single purpose: ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. Aperture can be
set via the sub-command dial, or by the aperture ring of NIKKOR lenses, with the exception
of G- and E-type lenses*. At a quick glance, you can check all current settings, as well as
see how far you can adjust them. Settings can be altered directly from the dials whenever
you feel the need. With this sense of reassurance, you can better contemplate your
composition and exposure. When you want to control shutter speed more finely than in
one EV steps, the shutter speed dial can be set to 1/3 STEP and controlled using the main
command dial.
Precision design: the feel of elite operation
Thorough attention to every detail: that’s why the Df feels
right in your hands. Its sturdy build is designed to be with you
wherever you go. The body is built with magnesium alloy parts,
with a quality leather-tone finish that envelops its contours
such as its handgrip. Every mechanical dial is carved from solid
metal, each indicator engraved and painted across the top. The
fine notches that encircle the dial offer controlled grip, each
rotation providing a pleasing and reassuring click as it responds to the photographer’s
intention. With each operation the camera delivers the tactile sensation Nikon
craftsmanship is known for.
Intimacy with your subject: glass pentaprism optical viewfinder with approx. 100%
frame coverage
A quintessential element of SLR photography is looking through the clear optical
viewfinder to feel intimacy with the subject. In order to truly optimize the large FXformat viewfinder image, the Df offers approx. 100% frame coverage, because how
you position each element in the frame is crucial. The approx. 0.7x magnification*
enhances the confirmation of every visual element in the frame, including the viewfinder
information display. The large, bright viewfinder image and focusing screen are carefully
designed to aid visual confirmation of precise focusing in both manual and autofocus
modes. In addition, grid lines can optionally be placed across the viewfinder for accurate
*50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0m-1
*Aperture control is also possible with PC-E lenses, which have aperture rings.
Attached lens: AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition)
When set to 1/3 STEP, shutter speed can be controlled via the main command dial
without taking your eye from the viewfinder
Creativity on a New Scale:
A fusion of sumptuous image quality and lightweight mobility
Authentic Nikon SLR design: the most portable of the FX-format D-SLRs
On the outside, the Df has all the attributes of tradition and
authenticity. For some, the camera body’s smaller size and sharper
angles may evoke the era of earlier Nikon film SLRs especially when
paired with the newly designed AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special
Edition) and its matching aesthetic. However, others will see this unique
hybrid as a new creature in its own right. Hold it in your hands and
relish the tactile satisfaction of a well-balanced D-SLR camera that is the
smallest and the lightest in the Nikon FX format. Now picture yourself
concentrating more on shooting in a wider variety of places, for more hours, with less of
the strain associated with large, heavy cameras. This is what the Df can do for you.
The quartet of true potential: NIKKOR, the Nikon FX-format image sensor,
the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine and Picture Control
The Df’s advantages are not merely skin-deep. When it comes to
image quality, the Df incorporates a sophisticated FX-format
CMOS image sensor with a large pixel pitch of 7.3 μm that
is designed for optimum light-collecting efficiency and low
noise, and the powerful EXPEED 3 image-processing engine,
achieving exquisite, high-quality images. Paired with sharp and
innovative NIKKOR lenses, the Df delivers images using 16.2 effective
megapixels that are both stunningly versatile and easier
to work with all around. By applying the Picture Control
technology during image processing, the tones are
smooth, the colors are rich and accurate, and each image
has the depth you expect from FX format. And the Df’s
state-of-the-art sensor and engine also work together
to minimize noise throughout the wide ISO range. The Df offers a TIFF recording option
for uncompressed files as well as RAW and JPEG. With its sumptuous image quality and
new level of FX-format portability, the Df opens up entirely new
photographic opportunities.
The power to change your photography: richly superior image quality and
ISO range in a more portable size
Exceptional versatility is where the Df’s imaging
potential excels. Regardless of the scene’s volume
of light, the Df is ready and will not let you down.
In situations where light is scarce and a tripod is not
available, the camera’s superb high ISO performance
allows you to use faster shutter speeds for handheld
shooting and still produce clean, sharp, richly detailed
Taken at ISO 6400
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and pleasingly saturated images with little noise.
Moreover, when shooting with low ISOs under
abundant or even harsh lighting with strong contrasts, the Df still delivers subtle tones,
crisp edges and fine details in both highlight and shadow areas, without narrowing
the dynamic range. The camera’s portability and capable management of diverse
lighting situations can liberate photographers and spark their imagination, both within
the camera’s standard ISO range of 100 to 12800, or when further expanded to the
equivalent of ISO 50 and ISO 204800.
Photographic flexibility: Picture Control System, Active D-Lighting and HDR
Your images will now appear as you imagined them with Nikon’s original Picture
Control System. The Df has six built-in options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome,
Portrait, and Landscape. Select one to match your intention or the scene’s conditions
and render a unique yet natural photographic look. Each option further allows you to
adjust parameters such as sharpening, contrast, and brightness. It is also possible to
save the parameters of adjusted files as Custom Picture Controls so that you can return
to the exact photographic style you desire whenever
you like. When taking pictures of high-contrast subject
matter, Active D-Lighting helps preserve details in both
highlights and shadows while maintaining the image’s
natural photographic appearance. Exclusive to digital
photography, HDR (High Dynamic Range)* combines
two images taken at different exposures within up to
Active D-Lighting: Extra high 2
3 EV differentials with one shutter release, to produce
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a single image that covers a wider dynamic range.
*Tripod use is recommended for HDR shooting
Actual size
Performance with Creative Purpose: Engin eered to draw out your photographic instincts
The power to capture
The Df’s innovative fundamentals are designed to keep
photographers inspired. Its Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus
sensor module has 39 tightly packed, strategically placed
focus points that work together like a net to track your
subject and lock it into sharp focus. The nine cross-type
sensors in the center provide further accuracy, even when
your subject has little light or contrast to focus on. Even
when the maximum effective aperture of your telephoto
lens is as slow as f/8 with
a teleconverter attached,
you can still rely on the Df’s
AF performance with seven
active focus points. If speed is
required, the Df is capable of
continuous bursts at approx.
All 39 AF points perform with
f/5.6 or faster
5.5 fps*1 for up to 100 shots*2.
Nikon’s exclusive Scene
Recognition System uses the
2016-pixel RGB sensor and
image sensor to precisely
analyze every shooting scene
before a picture is taken and
33 AF points perform with
then apply the data to fineapertures slower than f/5.6 and
faster than f/8
tune the autofocus, auto
exposure, i-TTL balanced fillflash and auto white balance
control. The result: profound
The power to display and edit
Whether in bright sunlight or dim interiors, it is critical
for photographers to easily be able to check images and
camera information through the camera’s LCD. The Df’s
large, 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot, high-definition LCD
monitor has a wide viewing angle, delivering clear visibility
with less surface reflection thanks to an integrated glass
and panel structure. The extended color reproduction range
ensures better image reviewing. The playback zoom can
magnify large-size FX-format
images up to approx. 30x (by
length comparison) for quick and
accurate focus confirmation. The
LCD’s text and background colors
switch as your location’s ambient
light changes, so that you can
During optical viewfinder
shooting: Quick change of
view camera information more
settings is available on the
information display even when
clearly. The convenient P button
the LCD monitor is turned off
on the back of the camera body
allows direct access to menu
settings. Simply press the button
to change settings and modes
both during optical viewfinder
shooting and live view shooting –
all without digging deep into the
During live view shooting:
menu. Pressing this button during
Settings can be changed on the
playback prompts a variety of
retouch menu options to appear
on the monitor.
The power to adapt
In live view shooting, the Df has a new 9-cell framing grid
display in addition to the 16-cell framing grid for better 3:2
aspect ratio composition, as well as 16:9 and 1:1 aspect
ratios for post-shoot trimming. Virtual horizon displays the
rolling and pitching directions on the LCD monitor, while
the rolling direction can be seen in the viewfinder. Spot
White Balance lets you easily acquire preset manual data
based on a specific area within the frame you select during
live view. You can quickly reach a completely faithful white
balance setting for your selected subject by moving the
target across the entire frame with the multi selector. This
eliminates the need to use a gray card and allows you to
quickly acquire preset data even from a distant subject. This
is convenient when shooting indoors, where light sources
are more likely to be mixed.
Virtual horizon indicates rolling and
pitching directions
*1 Based on CIPA Guidelines
*2 When shot in JPEG
Seven AF points perform with f/8
Perform as cross-type sensor
During playback: Quick access to
the retouch menu
1:1 aspect ratio indication in live view
for post-shoot trimming
9-cell framing grid display facilitates
better composition in live view
The power to withstand
The Df has been designed to be lightweight and well
balanced, especially with compact prime NIKKORs.
These benefits – all of which are important for many
types of shooting excursions – come without sacrificing
dependability. The camera’s top, rear and bottom covers
use light and durable magnesium alloy, while various
sections of the camera body are effectively sealed to
attain superior dust-prevention and weather-resistance,
equivalent with the D800 series. The Df
employs a high-speed and high-precision
sequential control mechanism that
drives the shutter, mirror and aperture
independently, and the shutter has been
tested for 150,000 cycles
Compact and powerful
with the shutter unit and
EN-EL14a Rechargeable
Li-ion Battery
driving mechanism actually
loaded in the camera to
prove its high durability.
The shutter unit also
incorporates a compact selfdiagnostic shutter monitor
to maintain the highest
levels of accuracy. Together
Light and durable magnesium alloy
with energy-efficient
for top, rear and bottom covers
power management and
the compact EN-EL14a
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery,
it is possible to shoot up to
approx. 1,400 shots* per
*Based on CIPA Standards
Anti-dust and anti-moisture sealing
Magnify Your Creative Vision: NIK KOR lenses and the Nikon system
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AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition)
Based on the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, this lens was crafted
specifically for the Df, with an aesthetic design to match, including
a silver aluminum ring, a leather-tone finish and a knurled focus
ring. Ideal for portraits, still-life shots, travel and more, it offers
stunning sharpness and quality background blur with the superb
optical system, including an aspherical lens element. Expect quiet
and smooth AF from its light and compact body.
The Nikon F mount – breathing new life into
vintage NIKKOR lenses
In addition to the
great satisfaction of
taking pictures with
the latest state-of-theart NIKKOR lenses,
the Df offers another
profound pleasure:
compatibility with
vintage NIKKORs.
Its lens mount was
designed with a collapsible metering coupling lever
to accept almost all NIKKOR lenses, including non-AI
lenses*. By matching the aperture value set with the
lens aperture ring to the camera via the command
dial, you can enjoy full-aperture metering with
vintage NIKKORs and obtain more accurate results
(compatible only with A or M exposure mode).
Relish the creative potential that becomes possible
when you combine vintage lenses with the latest
digital technology.
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AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G
Delivering stunning sharpness and clarity, this lens is an
excellent choice for a wide range of subject matter, including
environmental portraits, landscapes, interiors and candid shots.
Its fast open aperture produces beautifully natural bokeh, while
its Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghost and flare to enhance image
quality even further.
AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G
This lens achieves a more natural reproduction of depth through a steady transition of bokeh: from
sharply focused to fully blurred. Designed for smooth manual focusing and exquisite sharpness even at
the maximum aperture, this is a great lens choice for portraits, as well as landscapes.
NIKKOR – sharp, accurate, versatile and reliable
Only a high-quality, high-performance lens can draw out the full potential of the
Df. NIKKOR lenses feature superior optical performance and reliability that are
highly praised by professionals around the world. Nikon’s original technologies
such as Nano Crystal Coat that effectively reduces ghost and flare effects even
under harsh lighting, and Vibration Reduction that compensates camera shake in
low-lit conditions reliably support high image quality of the Df. The vast NIKKOR
lineup continues to grow, as do the opportunities for their users. Each and every
one of them acts as a prism to transform a photographer’s ideas
into images, helping them push their creativity
*Certain non-AI lenses are not compatible
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AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
A great choice for nature, landscapes, and night scenes, this
lens achieves a remarkable level of coma aberration correction
and delivers stunning images even at a wide-open aperture.
Nano Crystal Coat drastically reduces ghost and flare effects
that would be otherwise inherent to shooting wide-angle.
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AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
This lens has built-in Vibration Reduction for easy handheld
macro shooting, offering crisp yet natural images in any genre
of photography, including portraiture. It offers a convenient
working distance for shooting close-ups of flowers, insects and
other small wildlife. Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghost
and flare effects.
AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
An approachable portrait prime that employs a new optical design, the
lens delivers both stunning details and quality bokeh from a surprisingly
light and compact body. Expect incredibly sharp and natural portraits in
various lighting conditions.
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Nikon Speedlights and the Creative Lighting
System – improve your photographic artistry
Accomplish studio-quality lighting anywhere.
With the Df, the Creative Lighting System and
SB-700 attached to
Nikon Speedlights, you can. Both the portable
the Df
and powerful flagship SB-910 and the compact and intuitive
SB-700 employ innovative i-TTL flash control that makes flash
exposure results accurate and simple. Open up the shadows in
your subject matter with a direct flash from the hot shoe, or
easily create side lighting for more depth and smooth, rounded
tones. One Speedlight and a TTL remote cord make it possible.
By incorporating Speedlights compatible with Advance Wireless
Lighting, you can transform the mood of your photography in
ways that are impossible with available light. The Df and Creative
Lighting System make it easy.
The hot-shoed SU-800 commander
wirelessly controls two remote SB-700
units – one to illuminate the main subject
from the side, the other to light the top of
the barrels from behind.
More Applications – GPS unit, wireless mobile adapter,
wireless remote controllers
Optional Accessories
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GP-1/GP-1A GPS Unit (optional)
Enables the recording of location
information such as latitude,
longitude, altitude and UTC
(Universal Coordinated Time)
as Exif data. Images with location
information can be displayed on the Map
workspace of ViewNX 2. The information can also
be used on Nikon’s image-sharing and storage
service NIKON IMAGE SPACE, as well as other
online image-sharing services and digital mapping
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional)
Enables communication via
wireless LAN between the
camera and smart devices such
as smartphones and tablets. You
can also use your smart device as
a remote live view monitor to confirm the image
and shoot. Images transmitted to your smart
device can be shared immediately. The adapter is
compatible with smart devices using the iOS and
Android™ Operating System.
Note: Using the WU-1a connected to a smart device requires you
to install Wireless Mobile Utility (can be downloaded free from the
application store of each smart device) to the device prior to use.
WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller (optional)
By setting one WR-1 as a transmitter
and another as a receiver attached to
the Df, it is possible to view or change
the camera settings using the display of
the transmitter. Utilizing radio waves,
the communication range between
WR-1 units can reach to 120 m/394 ft.
There are various remote shooting options, such as:
simultaneous release of shutters on several cameras;
release of shutters on several cameras synchronized
with a master camera that has a WR-1 attached;
remote control of each group of cameras separately,
and Interval Timer Photography. Remote shooting
by combining the WR-1 with the WR-R10/WR-T10
is also possible.
WR-R10/WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controllers
You can control a single
camera or multiple cameras
with a WR-R10 attached
(number of cameras
is unlimited) by using
the WR-T10 as a transmitter. The maximum
communication distance between the WR-R10
and WR-T10 is 20 m/66 ft.
Nikon Software – draw the most out of your RAW files
Supplied with the camera, Nikon’s ViewNX 2
software makes it simple to import and browse
images, incorporating commonly used imageediting functions such as resize, straighten and
brightness adjustment. As the world’s professionals
and serious photographers know, the Nikon RAW
image format known as NEF (Nikon Electronic
Format) maintains an extremely rich set of data,
but simple RAW processing is also available with
ViewNX 2. If you want to fully utilize the potential
of RAW images, the optional Capture NX 2
does the job best with its wide array of intuitive
editing tools such as Auto Retouch brush, Batch
Processing, Quick Fix, Straighten Tool, Vignette
Control, Auto Color Aberration Control and
Distortion Control.
Capture NX 2
ViewNX 2
System chart
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Battery Pack
CF-DC6 Semi-Soft Case (black)
Right-Angle Viewing Attachment
TTL Remote Cords
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Antifog Finder Eyepiece
Fieldscope Digital SLR
Camera Attachment
Eyepiece Correction Lens
(-3, -2, 0, +1, +2 m-1)
Fieldscope Digital SLR
Camera Attachment
Eyepiece Cap*
Rubber Eyecup
Wireless Speedlight Commander
CF-DC6 Semi-Soft Case (brown)
Eyepiece Adapter
Close-up Speedlight
Commander Kit
Eyepiece Magnifier
Magnifying Eyepiece
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1.Eyelet for camera strap
2.Sub-command dial
3.Depth-of-field preview button
4.Fn button
5.Self-timer lamp
6.Metering coupling lever (collapsible)
7.Flash sync terminal cap/Flash sync
8.Lens release button
9.Lens mount
10. Mirror
11. Menu button
12. Help button/Protect button/White
Balance button
13. Playback zoom in button/Image
quality button/Image size button
14. Playback zoom out button/
Thumbnails button/Flash mode
button/Flash compensation button/
Two-button reset button
15. P button
16. Playback button
17. Delete button
18. Viewfinder eyepiece
19. Viewfinder
20. Diopter adjustment control
21. AE/AF lock button
22. AF-ON button
23. Main command dial
24. Metering selector
25. Multi selector
26. OK button
27. Focus selector lock
28. Memory card access lamp
29. Monitor
30. Live view button
31. Info button
32. Bracketing button
33. Lens mounting mark
34. AF-mode button
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Wireless Remote
35. Focus-mode selector
36. USB connector cover/USB connector
37. HDMI connector cover/
HDMI mini-pin connector
38. Cover for accessory terminal/
Accessory terminal
39. Power switch
40. Release socket
41. Shutter-release button
42. Exposure compensation dial lock
43. Exposure compensation dial
44. ISO sensitivity dial lock release
45. ISO sensitivity dial
46. Focal plane mark
47. Accessory shoe
(for optional flash unit)
48. Shutter-speed dial
49. Shutter-speed dial lock release
50. Release mode dial
51. Control panel
52. Exposure mode dial
53. LCD illuminator button/
Two-button reset button
54. Power connector cover
55. Battery-chamber cover/
Memory card slot cover
56. Battery-chamber cover latch/
Memory card slot cover latch
57. Tripod socket
58. Control panel (full display)
AN-SPL001 Premium Leather Strap
AR-3 Cable Release
GPS Unit
Remote Cord
Wireless Remote
Wireless Mobile
Semi-Soft Case
Semi-Soft Case
HDMI Cable**
Wireless Remote
Included Accessories
Smart device**
(iOS/Android OS)
Wireless Mobile Utility†
TV monitor**
UC-E6 USB Cable*
Battery Charger*
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery*
SD memory card**
PC card adapter**
SD memory card reader**
Personal computer**
EH-5b AC Adapter
AN-DC9 Camera Strap
EP-5A Power Connector
† Can be downloaded from the application store of each smart device (free)
Camera Control Pro 2
Camera Control Pro 2 Upgrade
Capture NX 2
Capture NX 2 Upgrade
ViewNX 2*
*Supplied accessories **Non-Nikon products
Type of camera
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewNikon FX format
Effective pixels
16.2 million
Image sensor
36.0 × 23.9 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
16.6 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2
software required)
Image size (pixels)
FX format (36 × 24): 4,928 × 3,280 [L], 3,696 × 2,456 [M], 2,464 × 1,640 [S]
DX format (24 × 16): 3,200 × 2,128 [L], 2,400 × 1,592 [M], 1,600 × 1,064 [S]
File format
• NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8),
or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); optimal quality compression
• NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG
Picture Control SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture
Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order
Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3,
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
FX (36 × 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
DX (24 × 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
15 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing
grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user
(exposure modes A and M) or by camera (exposure modes P and S)
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some
restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 × 16 1.5x image
area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses and non-CPU lenses. IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses
for the F3AF cannot be used
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus
points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center
33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/7.1 or faster)
Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed
1/4000 to 4 s in steps of 1 EV (1/4000 s to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV with main
command dial), X200 (with shutter-speed dial only), bulb, time
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at
speeds between 1/200 and 1/250s)
Release modes
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet
shutter-release), E (self-timer), Mup (mirror up)
Printed in The Netherlands Code No. 6CE13100(1402/B)K
Frame advance rate
Exposure metering
Metering method
1 to 5 fps (CL) or 5.5 fps (CH)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering using 2016-pixel RGB sensor
• Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G, E and D lenses); color matrix
metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU
lenses if user provides lens data
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame;
diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be
based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle)
• Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus
point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering range (ISO 100, • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F) • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI (collapsible metering coupling lever)
Exposure modes
Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperturepriority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation -3 to +3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure bracketing 2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV
Flash bracketing
2 to 5 frames in steps of 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 12800 in steps of 1/3 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV
(Recommended Exposure (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, or 4 EV
(ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from auto, extra high +2/+1, high, normal, low, or off
ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 to 5 frames using preset values
for all frames
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection,
fine-tuning, and 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center
33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while
the center 7 focus points are available at f/8)
Detection range
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
• Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive
focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
• Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modes
Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo
AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2016-pixel RGB sensor is available
with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL
balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted
metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modes
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye
reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, Auto FP High-Speed Sync
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3
Flash-ready indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or
Lighting System (CLS) SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as
commander; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with
all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400 and SB-300; Flash Color Information
Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
Sync terminal
White balance
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash,
cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored, spot white balance
measurement available during live view), choose color temperature (2500 K to
10000 K), all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Live view lens servo • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (M)
Live view AF-area modes Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point
automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
8-cm/3.2-in. , approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD
with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness control
Playback Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with
playback zoom, photo slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo
information, location data display, and auto image rotation
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal • Wireless remote controllers: WR-R10 and WR-1 (available separately)
• Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
• GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil),
Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
One EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
AC adapter EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 143.5 x 110 x 66.5 mm/5.6 × 4.3 × 2.6 in.
Approx. 765 g/1 lb 11 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap;
approx. 710 g/1 lb 9 oz (camera body only)
Operating Environment Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-24 Battery Charger,
(may differ by country or area) DK-26 Eyepiece Cap, String for eyepiece cap, UC-E6 USB Cable, AN-DC9
Camera Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
• PictBridge is a trademark. • The SD, SDHC and SDXC logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC. • Products and brand names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies. • Images in viewfinders, on LCDs and monitors shown
in this brochure are simulated.
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