Nikon D780 What You Need to Know for Best Performance

The D780’s original MSRP was $2299 (body only), $2799 (w/24-120mm lens)

Used D780 cameras fall into a price range of $1,000 to $1,400. The difference will be due to condition and accessories included.

The Nikon D780 uses a EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery & harger.

The battery can be charged via the USB port.

The Nikon D780 is compatible with Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) memory cards.

The D780 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.

There is a list of the best Nikon D780 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.

  • Active D-Lighting
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Auto Active D-Lighting System
  • Custom Setting Options
  • Red eye correction

The D780 has an Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed 6 image processor.

The Nikon D780 can not record video.

No. The Nikon D780 does not have clean HDMI out.

The Nikon D780 can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.

There is no port for a external microphone.

Manufacturer Nikon
Model D780
MSRP $2299 (body only), $2799 (w/24-120mm lens)
Body type Mid-size DSLR
Max resolution 6048 x 4024
Other resolutions 3936 x 2624 (DX crop)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24.5 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Expeed 6
ISO Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50.0
Boosted ISO (maximum) 204800.0
White balance presets 12.0
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Image stabilization notes None
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal, basic
Autofocus ['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Center', 'Selective single-point', 'Tracking', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Touch', 'Face Detection', 'Live View']
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 51.0
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2"
Screen dots 2359000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7×
Minimum shutter speed 900 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
Flash range None
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes None
Continuous drive 12.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes ['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Highlight-weighted', 'Spot']
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Format None
Videography notes None
Modes ['3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM', '1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM']
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1
Remote control Yes (via wired, wireless or smartphone)
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery & harger
Battery Life (CIPA) 2260.0
Weight (inc. batteries) 840 g (1.85 lb / 29.63 oz)
Dimensions 144 x 116 x 76 mm (5.67 x 4.57 x 2.99")
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None
GPS notes None