Nikon was one of the main companies to make a few new announcements as the major press events kick off at CES 2020. Follow-up models were announced by the popular camera manufacturer to two of its very popular cameras — the Nikon D750 DSLR and the Coolpix P900 superzoom cameras.
The first is the Nikon D780, which is said to offer a big jump over the D750, featuring on-sensor autofocus phase detection (PDAF), face and eye tracking, and full-pixel video capture of 4K. The D780 will be available in the United States late January for a retail price of $2,300 (about Rs.1,65,400) for the body or $2,800 (about Rs. 2,01,000) for the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120 mmf/4 G ED VR lens.
Nikon releases the Coolpix P950 as a successor to the Coolpix P900, which backs by RAW, 4 K video capabilities and an upgrade electronic viewfinder with 2.3 million dot resolution. The camera also has as its ancestor the mad 83x optical zoom. It will be available for $800 (around Rs. 57,500) in February. For its Z-mount and F-cameras, Nikon also launched new lenses.
For its Z-series cameras, the Nikkor Z 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR S is a zoom lens for action and wildlife photography, priced at $2,600 (approximately Rs. 1,86,900). For F-mount cameras, the AF-S Nikkor 120-300 mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is a similar fast zoom lens with a constant wide opening across the focal length. It’s priced at about Rs. 6,83,000 ($9,500). From February, both lenses will be available.
Returning to the Nikon D780, it is a full-frame FX-format DSLR. It is with a 24.5-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and is poweres by the Expeed 6 image processor from Nikon. It gets an expanded range of ISO, which is native to 51,200 and expandable to 2,04,800. Also, it can also do 7fps burst shooting (using the electronic shutter up to 12fps). Also, a 900s to 1/8000 second shutter speed range.
Users can use the 51-point autofocus (AF) method with 15 cross-type AF points when using the optical viewfinder. The D780 uses 273 PDAF points inherited from the Z6 mirrorless camera. This is for much quicker and more accurate focusing while shooting in live view. This also helps you to do autofocus eye tracking— a first for a Nikon DSLR.
The D780 also has excellent capabilities for video. Without pixel binning, it can fire 4 K videos at 30fps. It also offers 10-bit output support for HDR workflows with N-Log or Hybrid Log-Gamma. The camera’s body also improves as you now have a 3.2-inch tilting LCD touchscreen display. A USB Type-C port with in-camera battery charging, two UHD-II-supported SD card slots, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
“The Nikon D780 is not only a huge leap in technology over the D750. But it also integrates Nikon’s latest cutting-edge technologies to offer the best video feature-set. It also imaging capabilities in a full-frame DSLR,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon.