LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon D780 has a Tilting 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 2,359k dots. The Nikon D780's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
D780 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.7x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon D780 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
Unfortunately D780 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Nikon D780 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 51 focus points and 15 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors. Nikon D780 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon D780, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Nikon D780 provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor D750
which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your D750 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of D780.
D780 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon D780 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Nikon D780 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon D780 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.Nikon D780's Bluetooth
connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our D780. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect D780 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or Yes port.
Nikon D780 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 2260 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 911 shots, Nikon D780 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D780 is the longest battery life Semi-Pro DSLR camera in our database. The closest competitor in this class is Nikon D850 with its 1840 shots battery life. Check the comparison of Nikon D780 vs Nikon D850 or take a look at Longest battery life DSLR cameras list.
Nikon D780 Features Compared to Main Competitors