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Nikon D780

"The Nikon D780 is very good for travel photography. Despite its bulky size and heavy weight, it's comfortable to operate. It delivers amazing overall image quality, with a broad dynamic range and good noise handling capability even at high ISO levels, which is great for nighttime photography. Its wide shutter speed range allows you to capture still frames of fast-moving subjects or take long-exposure photos, while its autofocus system delivers quick, consistent, and reliable performance. Also, it should have enough battery life to get you through a whole day of use, depending on your settings."
As posted by rtings.com

Pros

  • Great ISO performance
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable grip
  • Excellent 24MP full-frame sensor
  • 7fps bursts with tracking
  • Tilting touch LCD
  • Solid and dependable weather sealed body
  • 4K video looks great
  • Excellent image quality
  • Superb battery life
  • Dual card slots

Cons

  • Optical viewfinder has limited AF area
  • No in-body image stabilization
  • Some will miss the lack of built in flash
  • Big and heavy

Product Details

Date First Available:
30 January 2020

Overall Rating

94.9%
The overall rating was calculated based on 198 customer and expert reviews from 21 review sites and 6 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Cameras:
  • 91.3%
    Design
  • 94.2%
    Image Quality
  • 94.9%
    Features
  • 99.5%
    Performance
  • 98.4%
    Battery Life
  • 98.1%
    Video Quality
  • 94.9%
    Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

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14
Good
7
Fair
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Poor
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Bad
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Expert Reviews

The company's newest full-frame DSLR shows there's still a place for something big and powerful.

Read more on wired.com

In the mirrorless world, the Nikon D780 has been able to keep up by staying true to its DSLR roots while adopting its mirrorless cousin's more advanced capabilities. Are its efforts enough? It's certainly compelling for those who still love the look and feel of DSLRs over anything else.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Excellent sensor
  • Great ISO performance
  • 4K at 30fps video capability with N-Log
  • Long battery life
  • Articulating touchscreen LCD
  • Comfortable grip
  • Rugged built

Cons

  • Optical viewfinder has limited AF area
  • No in-body image stabilization
  • Bulkier than mirrorless bodies

The Nikon D780 is as good an SLR as you'll find, but it doesn't offer some of the advantages you get with mirrorless cameras.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Excellent 24MP full-frame sensor.
  • 7fps bursts with tracking.
  • 12fps electronic shutter.
  • Tilting touch LCD.
  • Phase detect focus for video.
  • 4K with flat profile.
  • In-camera charging.

Cons

  • More expensive than mirrorless alternative.
  • Viewfinder autofocus has limited scope of coverage.
  • Image sensor isn't stabilized.

We review the new Nikon D780, Nikon's new 24mp Full-Frame DSLR, designed to give the best of both world's with the body of a DSLR, and the sensor (and features) found in Nikon's mirrorless cameras.

Read more on ephotozine.com

Pros

  • Solid and dependable weather sealed body
  • Impressive battery life possible
  • Built in help system
  • 4K video looks great
  • Excellent noise performance
  • Excellent image quality

Cons

  • Some will miss the lack of built in flash
  • Leaving Bluetooth transfer on can quickly reduce battery life
  • OVF focus and metering not as advanced or accurate as live view

There are no fireworks with the Nikon D780. It doesn’t bring radical new technologies, bar-raising specifications or wacky design features. It’s simply an excellent evolution of a great camera design that has something for enthusiasts and experts everywhere. Nikon has at last brought fast phase detection live view AF to its DSLR design, it’s added pretty advanced 4K video features, a better continuous shooting speed and buffer capacity than we’d expect at this price, and you get Nikon’s typically comfortable, polished and balanced DSLR handling. Bravo, Nikon!

Read more on digitalcameraworld.com

Pros

  • Uncropped 4K video
  • Chunky, satisfying handling
  • Fast live view AF
  • Dual UHS II card slots
  • Good burst mode

Cons

  • Dual AF systems
  • Manual live view swapping
  • Expensive while new

The Nikon D780 replaces the half-decade-old D750. It's a worthy upgrade, but its best new features concern live-view shooting, where the D780 becomes an overweight mirrorless camera.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

We put Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR to the test. Find out how the Nikon D780 performs in our comprehensive review

Read more on amateurphotographer.co.uk

Nikon D780 combines trusted DSLR performance with full-frame mirrorless features, including on-sensor phase-detect, 4K video & more. Read all about it in our Nikon D780 review!

Read more on imaging-resource.com

It’s fantastic to see Nikon dedicated some time and resources to keep existing customers happy. It can be very tempting for manufacturers to get carried away with the latest and newest technology, forgetting that there are many existing customers out there who don’t want to have to completely switch systems, ditch their existing lenses and shell out for entirely new ones.

Read more on photographyblog.com

The Nikon D780 is very good for travel photography. Despite its bulky size and heavy weight, it's comfortable to operate. It delivers amazing overall image quality, with a broad dynamic range and good noise handling capability even at high ISO levels, which is great for nighttime photography. Its wide shutter speed range allows you to capture still frames of fast-moving subjects or take long-exposure photos, while its autofocus system delivers quick, consistent, and reliable performance. Also, it should have enough battery life to get you through a whole day of use, depending on your settings.

Read more on rtings.com

Pros

  • Excellent image quality.
  • Superb autofocus performance on photography.
  • Long battery life.
  • Sturdy-feeling weather-sealed construction.

Cons

  • Very bulky and heavy design.

A stupendous camera capable of outstanding results, whatever genre you shoot

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Great images
  • Superb battery life
  • Well built

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No internal log

Is the full-frame DSLR still relevant in the mirrorless age?

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Plenty of direct access controls
  • Tilting touch-sensitive screen
  • Dual card slots
  • Fast live-view focusing
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Big and heavy
  • Expensive

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