Nikon announces full-frame D780

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Nikon have announced a new DSLR, the Nikon D780.

An update to the six-year-old D750, (which Nikon says is its best-selling full-frame camera) the D780 features a 24.5 MP BSI CMOS FX sensor, and gains a number of the technological advances found in the flagship D5, including the algorithms that power that camera's autofocus system. Nikon’s EXPEED 6 image processor powers the camera.

The D780 has a monocoque structure and magnesium alloy body, and should be weather resistent thanks to improved sealing. It inherits the 3.2" tilting touchscreen from the D850, as well as a USB Type C port (to allow for in-camera charging) and two UHS-II SD card slots.

51 focus points have been adopted for viewfinder shooting, and the D780 is Nikon's first DSLR to employ the hybrid AF system for live view mode used by Nikon Z series cameras, which means in Live View it switches to the same 273-point system as in the Nikon Z6.

And, in another nod to the Z6 and 7, there's face and eye detection. The D780 is capable of shooring at 7 fps with mechanical shutter and 12 fps with electronic shutter.

There's also 4K video recording with full-pixel readout at 30p, 10-bit N-Log and HLG HDR output. 1080p shooting is available at up to 120 fps.

The Nikon D780 will be available in late January, and is available for preorder now with an RRP of $3,899. You can find out more at Nikon Australia.

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