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Nikon D780 DSLR Camera with 24-120mm Lens

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Nikon D780 DSLR Camera with 24-120mm Lens
Key Features
  • Open Box Products Have a Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
Mixing a contemporary imaging approach with traditional form and function, the Nikon D780 is a versatile DSLR excelling in both photography and video applications. Featuring a 24.5MP full-frame CMOS sensor, high-resolution stills and video recording are possible, and the sensor features a BSI design for heightened clarity and reduced noise levels to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. This sensor also enables a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can be expanded to ISO 50-204800, along with a quick 7 fps shooting rate with the viewfinder or 12 fps in live view. This sensor also permits UHD 4K video recording up to 30 fps using either full-frame or cropped areas. Full HD recording up to 120 fps is available, too, along with integrated N-Log Gamma and HLG settings for refined color control.
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Nikon D780 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • 3Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens
  • 4Nikon EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 5Nikon MH-25a Battery Charger
  • 6Nikon UC-E24 USB Cable
  • 7Nikon BF-1B Body Cap
  • 8Nikon DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
By B&H Photo's

Mixing a contemporary imaging approach with traditional form and function, the Nikon D780 is a versatile DSLR excelling in both photography and video applications. Featuring a 24.5MP full-frame CMOS sensor, high-resolution stills and video recording are possible, and the sensor features a BSI design for heightened clarity and reduced noise levels to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. This sensor also enables a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can be expanded to ISO 50-204800, along with a quick 7 fps shooting rate with the viewfinder or 12 fps in live view. This sensor also permits UHD 4K video recording up to 30 fps using either full-frame or cropped areas. Full HD recording up to 120 fps is available, too, along with integrated N-Log Gamma and HLG settings for refined color control.

Complementing the imaging, when working with the viewfinder, a 51-point phase-detection autofocus system is available, which includes 15 cross-type points for greater accuracy in low-light conditions. When working in live view or recording video, a 273-point Hybrid AF system is used that blends on-sensor phase-detection points and a contrast-detection system for quick performance and excellent subject tracking, including support for Eye-Detection AF.

At its core, the D780 relies on the familiarity and tradition of a DSLR, including a 0.7x-magnification pentaprism optical viewfinder, along with a large 3.2" 2.36m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD. Dual UHS-II SD memory card slots offer flexible storage and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth also enable wireless file transferring along with remote camera control from a mobile device.

Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Mixing a contemporary imaging approach with traditional form and function, the Nikon D780 is a versatile DSLR excelling in both photography and video applications. Featuring a 24.5MP full-frame CMOS sensor, high-resolution stills and video recording are possible, and the sensor features a BSI design for heightened clarity and reduced noise levels to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. This sensor also enables a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200, which can be expanded to ISO 50-204800, along with a quick 7 fps shooting rate with the viewfinder or 12 fps in live view. This sensor also permits UHD 4K video recording up to 30 fps using either full-frame or cropped areas. Full HD recording up to 120 fps is available, too, along with integrated N-Log Gamma and HLG settings for refined color control.

Complementing the imaging, when working with the viewfinder, a 51-point phase-detection autofocus system is available, which includes 15 cross-type points for greater accuracy in low-light conditions. When working in live view or recording video, a 273-point Hybrid AF system is used that blends on-sensor phase-detection points and a contrast-detection system for quick performance and excellent subject tracking, including support for Eye-Detection AF.

At its core, the D780 relies on the familiarity and tradition of a DSLR, including a 0.7x-magnification pentaprism optical viewfinder, along with a large 3.2" 2.36m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD. Dual UHS-II SD memory card slots offer flexible storage and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth also enable wireless file transferring along with remote camera control from a mobile device.

24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Processor
Chosen for its versatility, the full-frame 24.5MP CMOS sensor provides apt resolution, fast readout speeds, and impressive low-light performance. Its BSI (back-illuminated) design, along with the EXPEED 6 image processor, help to achieve especially clear results with reduced noise levels to suit working with the full native sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800. For working with moving subjects, a 7 fps continuous shooting rate is available when using the optical viewfinder, but when working in Silent Live View mode, up to 12 fps shooting is possible in raw or JPEG.
51-Point Multi-CAM 3500 II AF Sensor
When working with the optical viewfinder, the Multi-CAM 3500 II AF sensor utilizes 51 phase-detection points to quickly and accurately acquire focus on subjects. This system is sensitive down to -3 EV and also features 15 cross-type points for even greater accuracy in low-contrast situations. Benefitting the use of telephoto lenses and teleconverters, 11 of the focus points are also sensitive down to an aperture value of f/8. 3D Tracking, a part of the intelligent Scene Recognition System, also works to benefit maintained focusing on moving subjects for greater accuracy when shooting at high continuous shooting speeds.
UHD 4K Video Recording
In addition to stills, the D780 utilizes the sensor and processor combination to also realize highly capable video performance. UHD 4K recording is possible using either the full-frame area or a DX crop area in 30p, 25, or 24p frame rates and Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported at up to 120p for slow motion playback. Files can be saved to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out.

Rounding out the video capabilities, the D780 also integrates the N-Log gamma for capturing flat-looking footage that maximizes dynamic range and color grading control during post-production. HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) can also be used to produce HDR content. Other additions are the ability to output high-quality 10-bit data over HDMI and an Electronic VR function for smooth handheld shooting. Focus Peaking can be used to benefit manual focus control and a Zebra Stripes option is also available to help detect over-exposed areas within the frame. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality, and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.

Additionally, beyond video recording, in-camera time lapse recording is also possible, with the ability to record sequential 2MP stills at 120 fps.
273-Point Hybrid AF System
When working in live view or when recording video, a Hybrid AF system is used that features 273 phase-detection points on the sensor, which cover approximately 90% of the imaging area. This helps to achieve fast and accurate focusing performance for both stills and video and also avails sophisticated subject tracking technologies, including Eye-Detection AF. This focusing system works in low-light down to -4 EV, or down to -6 EV in the dedicated Low-Light AF mode for stills.
Body Design
  • A bright pentaprism optical viewfinder covers 100% of the frame with a 0.7x magnification.
  • Large 3.2" 2.36m-dot rear LCD screen features a tilting design to suit working from high and low angles. It is also a touchscreen, and affords intuitive control over playback, menu navigation, and touch AF and touch shutter functions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enable wireless transferring of files and remote camera control from linked mobile devices via the Nikon SnapBridge app.
  • Dual SD memory card slots both support the UHS-II standard for fast read/write speeds and enable more flexible file storage, such as overflow recording and in-camera file duplication.
  • EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery provides approximately 2260 shots per charge.
Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering III utilizes a 180,000-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image in regard to exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
UPC: 018208016181
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens

Possibly the single most versatile lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR from Nikon spans a useful wide-angle to short-telephoto range and features a constant f/4 maximum aperture for consistent performance throughout the zoom range. Three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to produce a high degree of sharpness and clarity. Also benefitting image quality, both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to control flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Supporting the optics is VR II image stabilization, which compensates for camera shake to help realize sharp imagery when shooting handheld. A Silent Wave Motor is also used to provide fast and precise autofocus performance, along with full-time manual focus override.

Standard zoom is designed for FX-format F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 36-180mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Two extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Both a Nano Crystal Coat and a Super Integrated Coating have been applied to individual elements to suppress internal reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
VR II (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to benefit shooting handheld in difficult lighting conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
UPC: 018208021932
Nikon EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

Power select Nikon cameras with this EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, which serves as a spare or replacement for the one provided with the camera. It is designed to offer long life and consistent power, and can be charged or discharged at any time without developing memory effects.

When used with the Z 7 and Z 6, the battery is compatible with the MH-25 and MH-25a chargers, or can be charged in-camera using the EH-7P Charging AC Adapter.

Camera Compatibility
Z 5
Z 7
Z 6
D500
D600
D610
D7000
D7100
D7200
D750
D7500
D780
D800
D800E
D810
D810A
D850
V1
Nikon MH-25a Battery Charger

The Nikon MH-25a Battery Charger is a wall charger for the EN-EL15 and EN-EL15a/b/c lithium-ion batteries.

UPC: 018208271481
Nikon UC-E24 USB Cable

The Nikon UC-E24 USB Cable features USB-C and USB-A connectors and can be used in conjunction with the EH-7p AC Adapter for in-camera charging or can also facilitate connecting the camera to a computer.

UPC: 018208042166
Nikon BF-1B Body Cap

Nikon's BF-1B Body Cap keeps the mirror, viewfinder screen and low-pass filter free of dust when a lens is not in place. This is a replacement cap for the one included with Nikon F-mount cameras.

UPC: 018208043477
Nikon DK-5 Eyepiece Cap

The DK-5 Eyepiece Cap from Nikon protects select camera's viewfinders from dust and moisture when not in use. It is also useful when using the self-timer or remote release functions in conjunction with long exposures, in order to prevent light from entering the viewfinder and affecting auto-exposure results.

Compatible Cameras
D750, D610, D600, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3500, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000, D90, FM10
UPC: 018208023806

Nikon D780 DSLR Camera (Body Only) Specs

Key Specs
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
Image Stabilization
No
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 12 fps at 24.5 MP
Up to 7 fps at 24.5 MP
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x Nikon DC2 Input
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 2260 Shots)
Imaging
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
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
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
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
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
Continuous Shooting
Up to 12 fps at 24.5 MP
Up to 7 fps at 24.5 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
24.3 MP (6048 x 4024)
13.7 MP (4528 x 3016)
6.1 MP (3024 x 2016)
1:1
16.1 MP (4016 x 4016)
9 MP (3008 x 3008)
4 MP (2000 x 2000)
16:9
20.6 MP (6048 x 3400)
11.5 MP (4528 x 2544)
5.1 MP (3024 x 1696)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
10-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
2-Channel LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x Nikon DC2 Input
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: SnapBridge
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Firmware Update, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
2,359,000 Dot
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Secondary Display
Top: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Optical (Pentaprism)
Eye Point
21 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.7x
Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +1
Focus
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
Flash
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
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
85%
General
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 2260 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.65 x 4.55 x 2.99" / 143.5 x 115.5 x 76 mm
Weight
1.85 lb / 840 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.75 x 7.15 x 5.4"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens Specs

Focal Length
24 to 120mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Nikon F
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
84° to 20° 30'
Minimum Focus Distance
1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.24x
Optical Design
17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.31 x 4.06" / 84 x 103 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
5.82" / 147.8 mm
Weight
1.56 lb / 710 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8 x 5.2 x 5"

Nikon EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Specs

Battery Capacity
1900 mAh / 14 Wh
Output Voltage
7.0 VDC
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.2 x 2.25 x 1.45"

Nikon MH-25a Battery Charger Specs

Key Specs
Charger Compatibility
Nikon EN-EL15
Battery Charger
Charger Compatibility
Nikon EN-EL15
Number of Battery Bays
1
Indicator
LED
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.15 x 4 x 2.95"

Nikon UC-E24 USB Cable Specs

Inputs / Outputs
Connector 1
1x USB-A Male
Connector 2
1x USB-C Male
Physical
Cable Length
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.8 x 4.6 x 0.9"

Nikon BF-1B Body Cap Specs

Camera Body Mount
Nikon F
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.03 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
2.5 x 2.3 x 1.55"

Nikon DK-5 Eyepiece Cap Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
1.89 x 1.575 x 0.551"

Nikon D780 Reviews

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Can we use D lenses with autofocus?

Can we use D lenses with autofocus?
Asked by: Mark
yes, as long that the lens has the autofocus.
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-09-30

Is this gray market?

Is this gray market?
Asked by: Scott
Nikon D780 DSLR Camera with 24-120mm Lens is not gray market. It comes with 1 year warranty with Nikon USA.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-12-31

This 780 or a d850

This 780 or a d850
Asked by: chauna
Which would you recommend? Is the extra pixels on d850 worth it?
Answered by: chauna
Date published: 2021-12-15

Can I use atomos ninja as an external recording ...

Can I use atomos ninja as an external recording for Nikon d780
Asked by: Johnson
The Atomos Ninja V would be perfect to record externally with the D780.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-11-29

Will the D780 work with SB700 flash?

Will the D780 work with SB700 flash?
Asked by: Jess
Yes, the Nikon SB-700 is compatible with the Nikon D780.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-11-27

does the d780 have aa filter?

does the d780 have aa filter?
Asked by: Roger
yes it has
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2021-04-16

Does the d780 have GPS for location stamping?

Does the d780 have GPS for location stamping?
Asked by: Glenn
You can also connect your smartphone with Bluetooth while running Nikon snap bridge to automatically add location data to your photos as you take them.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2020-05-27

Shutter count on this one?

Shutter count on this one?
Asked by: Donna
Because our Q&A section persists even after a used item is sold, we do not list temporary/non-persistent information on our new-item product listings for the Nikon D780. Please contact our used department via phone or live-chat and we can quickly get you information on the condition on our used Nikon D780.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-02-06
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