More on Nikon D780 DSLR : Is it a Z6 Killer?

More buzz about the upcoming Nikon D780 full-frame DSLR camera. We have already got the specs before the official announcement.

So Tony Northrup shares his thoughts on why Nikon decided to design another F-mount DSLR and who the camera is right for. The question is Nikon D780 might kill Z6 sales. Check it out!

Nikon D780 Starts at $2,296.95 – at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

Nikon D780 officially announced at CES 2020 on January 7-10. The long awaited NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S lens and another F-mount lens which would be the .

Nikon D780 specs

    • VIEWFINDER AF. The 51-point Phase-Detection AF system is sensitive down to -3 EV. You get flagship tracking capabilities and quick switching between advanced AF modes.
    • AF IN LIVE VIEW. The 273-point Hybrid-AF system is sensitive down to -4 EV, or down to -6 EV in Low-Light AF.1 Eye-Detection AF is available when shooting stills.
    • BURST RATES UP TO 12 FPS. Shoot at up to 7fps with AF/AE, or up to 12fps in Silent Live View Photography mode. Users get full resolution images, even when shooting in RAW.
    • OPTICAL VIEWFINDER AND TILTING TOUCHSCREEN. The 0.70x optical viewfinder gives a wide field of view and 100% coverage. The tilting 2359k-dot LCD monitor offers touch shutter release and AF.
    • SUPERB IMAGE QUALITY. F-mount lenses. 24.5 MP full-frame CMOS sensor. EXPEED 6 image processor. The same 180K-pixel RGB sensor and Advanced Scene Recognition system as the D850.
    • ULTRA-WIDE ISO RANGE. The D780 boasts a wider ISO range than the acclaimed D850. Work with ISO 100–51200, extendable up to 204800 and down to ISO 50.
  • FULL-FRAME DSLR MOVIES. Shoot ultra-high-resolution 4K/UHD footage at 30p/25p/24p with zero crop factor. Record in N-Log or capture rich Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) footage.
  • CREATIVE FREEDOM. In-camera time-lapse. 2 MP stills at a blazing 120 fps. In-camera digitising menu. And more.
  • FAST IMAGE TRANSFER. The camera’s high-speed data-transfer capabilities and wireless connectivity make it easy to get images out there. And SnapBridge lets users share JPEGs and RAW files with any smart device.

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4 thoughts on “More on Nikon D780 DSLR : Is it a Z6 Killer?”

    I am eager to get my hands on a full-frame camera. Like most, I was excited about the Z7 and Z6. The adapter for F-mount lenses is a great idea. But I am hesitant to change to Z’s. My chief concern is cost of new lenses specific for the Z’s. Second, the bugs that accompany new products … resolved with firmware updates. The Z’s need to mature as a product.
    I have worn out a D7200 photographing outdoor scenes, critters, weeds, et cetera. For full-frame, the D750 has been recommended over the D850 for my kind of photography, many low light situations. The D500 renders good captures thanks to its image processor. I understand that the D780 (predicted as the D760) has a image processor faster than that of the D7200. Et Cetera.
    Which brings me to the point, whatever happened to the announcement of the D7600?
    Nikon delayed announcing the D780 (D760) and the D7600 to push the Z-series. Nikon played a game of catch up with a couple brand X’s. I do wish they had continued the steady course, D7600 to D780(D760) and put more thought and work into the Z’s and a suite of Z-compatible lenses.
    I witness, instead, a corporate fumblebutt to catch up.

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