Nikon D780 deals

Nikon D780 deals
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.The Nikon D780 is one of the top full-frame DSLRs around right now - and because it is one of the latest to be launched, it has one of the specifications of any enthusiast camera around. It provides a unique mix of the feel and familiarity of a traditional Nikon DSLR, with some of the clever tech found in Nikon's Z-mount mirrorless models. And now that the camera has been out for over a year, we are starting to see some great Nikon D780 deals - and we are here to find them!

The Nikon D780 is in some ways an upgrade to the older Nikon D750 - but there are significant differences that make the newer full-framer an appealing choice

Nikon D750 vs D780  

What Nikon has taken the sensor, AF technology and processing power of the  Nikon Z 6 mirrorless camera, and fit it to a Nikon D750 DSLR body. You still have an optical viewfinder of a DSLR, and while you’re using it you get the same tried and tested 51-point dedicated phase detection AF sensor. The live view experience, however, is transformed with the on-sensor phase-detection AF of the Nikon Z 6 which gives faster live view autofcus, with 273 focus points and eye detection.

Video shooting is also enhanced with uncropped 4K UHD video and the obvious benefit of the phase detection AF. The D780 also come with HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and N-Log modes for enhanced editing and grading options.

Nikon D780 key specs:

A full-frame DSLR to suit everybody

Sensor: Full-frame CMOS | Megapixels: 24.3MP | Autofocus: 51-point phase detect (viewfinder), 273-point hybrid phase detect (live view) | Screen type: 3.2in tilting screen, 2,359k dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 7/12fps | Movies: 4K UHD | Lens mount: Nikon F | User level: Enthusiast/professional

Excellent 24MP full-frame sensor
Hybrid autofocus system
Tilt-angle screen
Robust full-frame DSLR body

Continuous shooting is also given a boost with 7fps when using the viewfinder, and 12fps in live view mode, with silent shooting and full AF tracking. If that's not a faster enough motordrive for you, you can opt for 30fps with 8MP image capture and 120fps at 2 megapixels .

Round the back there’s a 2.36 million dot LCD display which tilts up and down - to aid framing at different camera heights, or in bright lighting.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.