12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor
lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce
stunningly sharp enlargements. Built-in self-cleaning sensor unit minimizes the effect of dust.
EXPEED image processing system
for optimum performance and maximum image quality.
High ISO (200-3200)
light sensitivity, extendable up to ISO 6400 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100
(equivalent). Enables faster shutter speeds, significantly reducing the risk of blurred images when you shoot
fast-moving subjects or take pictures in low light.
retains details in highlights and shadows for stunning images with natural contrast.
It can be activated manually or automatically and features four levels, including Extra High.
let you customize the look and mood of your images. Choose from six settings:
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape.
Scene Recognition System with Face Detection System
combines data from the camera’s metering and AF
sensors to deliver precise exposures and sharply-defined images, and recognizes human faces for portraits or
group shots with natural-looking skin tones.
Advanced autofocus performance
with versatile Multi-CAM100 11-point AF system offers fast and precise
autofocus coverage across the frame. AF-area modes handle most shooting situations and include 3D-tracking AF,
which lets you adjust the composition of an image after focusing on your subject.
Live View mode with Autofocus
makes it easy to compose images using the LCD monitor. Three AF modes are
supported: Face priority AF for portraits (detects up to 5 faces in a frame), Wide area AF for handheld shots
and Normal area AF for shots with a tripod.
Innovative D-Movie function
lets you shoot Motion JPEG format movies*. The camera’s large image sensor
(compared to that of a typical consumer camcorder) and high ISO sensitivity offer exceptional image quality.
Bring photographic techniques to movie making using the wide range of NIKKOR interchangeable lenses, from
fisheye to wide-angle to super-telephoto, and even extreme close-up with Micro NIKKOR lenses.
3-inch, 920k-dot, high-resolution LCD monitor
with 170-degree viewing angle makes it easy to use the Live View function.
Advanced Scene Modes
automatically optimize camera settings, including Picture Controls and active D-Lighting, for
popular photographic styles, effects and locations. Choose from Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports or Night Portrait.
Bright pentaprism viewfinder
with 96% frame coverage and 19.5mm eye point for precise composition.
with approximately 0.15-second start-up time, 65-millisecond shutter release time lag and 4.5 frames per second**.
Extensive Retouch Menu
offering a range of photo effects, including Fisheye, Distortion Control and Straighten. The original i
mage stays intact and the camera quickly and simply creates a duplicate image for you to edit and enhance in the camera.
Extensive playback functions
including Pictmotion built-in slideshow, a 72-frame thumbnail display, calendar playback and a
histogram display that offers histograms of magnified sections of an image.
Lens: The first lens in the industry that has a VR II system that enables the lens to shoot 4 stops
slower instead of 3.
Offers the broad 18-200mm focal range (11.1x zoom) (equivalent to a 27-300mm lens in 35mm format).
This lens is designed exclusively for use with Nikon digital SLR cameras and is not compatible
with 35mm  or IX240 format film cameras.
2 ED glass and 3 aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration, astigmatism and other
forms of distortion, while ensuring high resolution and contrast.
Incorporates a compact SWM (Silent Wave Motor) for quiet and fast focusing.
M/A mode for rapid switching between Autofocus and Manual focus operation.
The Internal Focusing (IF) design enables the use of circular polarizing filters.
Employs a 7-blade rounded diaphragm opening that achieves a natural blur for out-of-focus elements.
High-grade Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) offers superb colour reproduction while minimizing
ghosting and flare.