Nikon launches its latest full-fledged FX-format D780
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Photographers and videographers alike will now be able to capture the best action in a swift motion and never have the fear of missing out with the new D780, announced by Nikon Middle East FZE today. This latest model, succeeding in the Nikon D750, delivers amazing refinements in image quality, performance, and versatility.
The new D780 sets the standard for next-generation cameras featuring evolved autofocus (AF) system with an easy-to-view optical viewfinder and high AF precision in the low light situation. As a result, shooting with higher accuracy is achieved with no time lag and better clarity.
The D780 is further complemented by NIKKOR’s extensive selection of high-performance interchangeable F mount lenses along with improved battery life all condensed into a compact, high performing body.
“The D780 is a highly versatile and agile DSLR camera with significant upgrades from the well-loved D750 camera. We’ve refined the D780’s autofocus functions so that photographers can achieve higher focus accuracy when shooting both photos and videos, along with optimization in operation layout and ergonomics so that they can shoot in comfort when they are out and about. A combination of the latest technology from our newest products will also impress the owners of the D780,” said Narendra Menon, General Manager, Nikon Middle East FZE.
D780 Primary Features
Capture Subjects with Precision
Experience smoother and faster AF accuracy with the advanced 273-point1 hybrid AF which automatically switches between focal-plane phase-detection AF or contrast-detection AF that covers approximately 90% of the image area.
For viewfinder shooting, the D780 uses a 51-point AF with 15 cross-points employing an algorithm equivalent to Nikon’s FX-format flagship, the award-winning Nikon D5 that delivers a powerful acquisition performance.
Equipped with the 180K-pixel RGB sensor, EXPEED 6’s powerful calculation capabilities and improved AF fine-tune greatly increases the precision and accuracy of automatically controlled functions including autofocus (AF), auto exposure (AE), and auto white balance (AWB).
In situations where the silence of the clicks are appreciated such as conferences, ballet performances or even key gymnastic moments, the silent photography mode using full pixels with up to approximately 12fps comes in handy and effective.
Expressive Moviemaking Capabilities
Featuring an effective pixel count of 24.5 megapixels and high sensitivity at ISO 51200 (expandable to ISO 204800), the D780 also supports 4K UHD with full pixel readout, Full HD/120p recording allowing users to record movies that make the most of wide-angle lenses’ and broad angles of view delivering edge to edge sharpness.
For serious movie creations for the videographers and video creators, enjoy the 10-bit N-Log profile or the new HDR (HLG) profile for true-to-life movie output with HDMI 10-bit output. This HDR (HLG) picture profile supports instant HDR workflow which allows the acquisition of rich tonal gradation movies without color grading.
Ingenious operability and connectivity
For those who dabble in long exposure or astrophotography, the D780 is now capable of extending its shutter speed up to 900 seconds making it possible for more creative output.
High-Speed Frame Capture of 2-megapixel images at up to 120fps in Full HD movie recording, or 8-megapixel images at up to 30 fps with 4K UHD movie recording, both with AF/AE tracking, are also possible with this camera.
The D780’s touch-operable, tilting, high-resolution, approx. 2359k-dot, 3.2-in. the monitor enables detailed confirmation of the subject during playback zoom. The camera features a negative digitizer, using the optional ES-2 Film Digitizing Adapter, that easily converts films into digital data for added enjoyment.
Other significant D780 features include its energy-saving design that supports longer shooting time, and a double memory card slot compatible with UHS-II SD cards. For the user’s comfort and ease, the retouch menu sees changes with improved trim and resize options, while a new user interface with a flexible and easy-to-seei menu is introduced.