Today Nikon launches the D780 full-frame DSLR camera body. The nikon D780 is a high-performance upgrade to the Nikon D750. In their announcement today Nikon also reveal a new F mount telephoto zoom, a Z mount 70-200mm f2.8 and a powerhouse superzoom compact camera: The Nikon P950.
The D780 is a powerful camera for photography and film-making. Features that are updated from the D750 include, ISO range, AF systems, and video resolution making 4k UHD movie recording possible. The D780 has a 24.5 megapixel sensor and is compatible with Nikon F mount FX and DX lenses.
Speed and focus
The D780 is a fast camera shooting up to 7fps through the viewfinder, and 12fps in silent live-view, with a focus system to match. Nikon have combined the AF systems of the D750 and the Z6 mirrorless camera: Z6 live view AF-system allows Eye detection to keep your subjects sharp and low-light AF capable of locking onto a subject at an incredibly gloomy -6 EV*. Photographers shooting through the viewfinder should experience flagship focus tracking standards from the D780 using the 51 point phase-detection AF system.
Sensitivity of the sensor is essential, if we expect the camera to focus in very low light the images must also be worth recording. To make this possible Nikon have extended the native ISO range to 51,200 (from 12,800 on the D750) and the extended ISO range can reach 204,800.
Shoot 4k UHD footage at 30p/25p/24p with zero crop factor thanks to the camera’s 6K image sensor resolution. Nikon have a strong background in clean HDMI output, external video recorders can capture footage from the D780 in rich Hybrid Log Gamma HDR, ideal for footage that will be seen immediately on compatible HDR tv sets.
* Low-light AF available from lenses with a maximum aperture of f/2 or wider.
AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f2.8E FL ED SR VR for DSLR Cameras
Nikon have included 300mm into an f2.8 zoom lens offering Nikon photographers more versatility without compromising speed. The 300mm focal length was long the preserve of prime lenses, a classic lens for indoor sports and tennis. The lens is compatible with tele-converters likely to give you more reach without risk of losing optical performance; even with a 2x teleconverter the lens will be within the f/5.6 limit required for reliable auto-focus on most professional DSLR bodies.
Nikkor Z 70-200mm f2.8 VR S for Nikon Z mirrorless cameras
This is a long awaited professional-build 70-200mm lens for the Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless camera bodies. Sharpness is exceptional across the frame and new SR glass has been used for improved chromatic aberration control. The lens has it’s own Fn button which can have 21 functons assigned from AF lock to metering, bracketing and more. If you shoot mirrorless or are moving in the direction of the Z6 or Z7 camera bodies this lens makes the Z series a very tempting package.
Nikon Coolpix P950
A small but mighty compact camera with a phenomenal zoom range equivalent to 24-2000mm and a bright maximum aperture of f/2.8 (at the wide angle end of the zoom) the P950 will not replace your DSLR or mirrorless camera but does give you a massive reach, greater than any modern telephoto, ideal when carrying a super-telephoto lens is not an option. The camera has a full size hot shoe for use with microphones, scopes, or on-camera flash.