Nikon has released details of its latest D780 and P950 cameras at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, along with one AF-S Nikkor and one Nikkor Z lenses.
Angled view of the new D780 DSLR camera with the 24-120mm f/4 kit lens (Source: Nikon).
The Nikon D780 will replaces the five-year-old D750 and features an updated 24.5-megapixel full-frame backside illuminated sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor, which support a native ISO range of 100-51200 with expansion to ISO 204800. Boasting the same advanced hybrid AF system as the Z6 it has 273 on-chip phase-detect sensors that cover approximately 90% of the image area and support Face/Eye tracking AF in Live View mode. For viewfinder shooting, the D780 uses a 51-point AF with 15 cross-points employing D5 algorithms. The new camera also has an updated shutter with an extended speed range from 900 seconds to 1/8000 second. High-speed continuous shooting is supported at up to approximately 7 fps with both viewfinder shooting and live view photography, with the silent photography mode using full pixels capable of up to approximately 12fps. This camera’s focus shift automatically takes images while moving the focus position from the starting point to infinity (max. of 300 shots) for focus stacking.
The D780 also supports 4K UHD with full pixel readout, along with Full HD/120p recording. AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity can be set during movie recording. Professional recording functions include the 10-bit N-Log profile and the new HDR (HLG) profile for true-to-life movie output with HDMI 10-bit output. The camera also supports time coding and output via the HDMI connection. Other video features include focus peaking, zebra striping and in-camera slow-motion and time-lapse movie creation. Dual SD slots support the latest UHS-II cards. The EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery is CIPA-rated for 2260 shots/charge and supports USB charging. Interface terminals include a SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, Type C mini-HDMI port and SnapBridge wireless with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low-Energy connectivity.
Angled view of the new Nikon P950 compact camera. (Source: Nikon.)
Slotting in between the Coolpix P900 and P1000 models, the new P950 has a similar, 83x zoom lens to its predecessor with a 35mm equivalent reach of 24-2000mm. The SLR-like styling includes a traditional mode dial with full P/A/S/M controls, a control dial, on/off switch, zoom toggle, one function button and a combined shutter button/zoom control. The 6.17 x 4.55mm sensor chip offers an effective resolution of 16 megapixels plus a maximum sensitivity of ISO 12800. Continuous burst shooting is available at up to 10 fps and the camera can record 4K UHD video at 30/25p, in addition to Full HD (60p/50p; 30p/25p), HD and VGA.
Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) is rated for 5.5 stops of shake correction. The P950 delivers improved operability through a side dial/focus-mode selector, and a 0.39-inch, approximately 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor. The 3.2-inch, vari-angle, 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor has anti-reflection coating to improve visibility. The camera weighs approximately 1005g, including batteries and SD memory card.
The new AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens. (Source: Nikon.)
With the AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR, Nikon has added a fast and lightweight telephoto zoom lens to its like-up. Designed primarily for ‘full frame’ DSLR cameras, it is ideal for sports and event photography and can also be suitable for capturing shots of wildlife and birds. Features include a newly developed Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) lens element, which suppresses colour bleeding and chromatic aberration and a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture as well as a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust and grime. A special VR [SPORT] mode enables easy tracking of quickly and erratically moving subjects. Weighing approximately 3250 grams, it is designed with anti-dust, anti-drip and anti-fouling capabilities.
The new Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens. (Source: Nikon.)
The long-awaited and sought after Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens is designed for Nikon’s ‘full-frame’ mirrorless cameras and delivers high performance in a wide range of shooting conditions. Features include newly developed Short-wavelength Refractive (SR) technology, high- and specialised-dispersion glass elements and superior Vibration Reduction (VR) with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction. The lens is also fitted with a multi-focusing system that compensates for chromatic aberration and delivers attractive bokeh. Equipped with the Nano Crystal Coat and ARNEO Coat for superb tolerance for backlight, the lens can focus to within 50 cm at 70mm and one metre at 200mm. Its electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism ensures precise aperture control, even during continuous shooting.
Details of the new products can be found on Nikon’s website. Local pricing and availability details have yet to be announced