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Nikon debuts Nikon D780 DSLR, two lenses, CoolPix 9500

Nikon Inc. unveiled the D780 DSLR

Nikon Inc. unveiled the D780 FX-format DSLR, an update to the D750. While the D780 retains the rugged reliability of its predecessor, the camera has been turbocharged with Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 processor, touch operability, advanced autofocus capabilities, extensive video features, a valuable assortment of in-camera creative options and much more, the company says.

“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 and imaging capabilities in a full-frame DSLR,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon Inc. “A demand exists for a successor to the D750, which offers the unbeatable combination of versatility, image quality and value.”

The D780 features a 24.5-megapixel backside-illuminated FX-Format CMOS sensor, Nikon’s powerful EXPEED 6 image processor, proven AF system through the viewfinder and a 273-point on-sensor Phase Detect AF system. For videographers, the D780 also has 4K video at 30 fps, and 120p in Full HD through the LCD as well as 10-bit output with N-Log or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) support, making it Nikon’s best DSLR for video, the company claims. The D780 will be available in late January for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,299.95* (body only) and $2,799.95* (with 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens kit).

The D780 has additional creative effects:

  • In-Camera Creative Filters: With a wide-array of in-camera Creative Picture Controls and a Special Effects Mode, the D780 enables users to effortlessly add elements of personal flair to their photos and videos. Additionally, many of these popular special effects can be captured as a JPEG while simultaneously shooting an unaffected RAW image.
  • Focus Stacking: Like the D850, the D780’s Focus Shift feature will appeal to macro, product and landscape photographers seeking extreme depth-of-field, by enabling the user to capture a series of shots at different focus distances and use third party software to generate a highly-defined image consisting of only the areas in focus.
  • More Flexibility with Multiple Exposures: New to the D780 is the ability to create a multiple exposure with non-consecutively shot images, giving photographers the capacity to superimpose images in-camera, even when captured from two entirely different locations and times.

The Nikon D780 will be available in late January for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,299.95* for the body-only configuration, and $2,799.95* for single-lens kit configuration with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens.

NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S

Nikon also debuted two lenses: NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S and the NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 maximizes the benefits of the Nikon Z series with a fast f/2.8 aperture, close focus distance and 5 stops of built-in optical VR image stabilization. The $2,599.95. NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 is for Z series shooters capturing portraits, events, sports, wildlife and more.

The new F mount telephoto zoom lens, NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR, offers impressive reach, incredible speed, and absolute versatility, the company says. Designed for as a single-lens solution for sports, wildlife and portrait


professionals, the NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR’ offers superior image quality and constant f/2.8 aperture provide a strikingly shallow depth of field and excellent low-light performance. The NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 employs Nikon’s latest technologies to achieve a remarkably versatile focal range with the precision and operability of a prime lens at any focal length. The AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR will be available in February for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $9,499.95.

Rounding out the CES 2020 introductions was the CoolPix 9500 zoom lens camera.

Nikon COOLPIX P950

Designed for birding, stargazing and those that need unrivaled zoom capabilities and flexibility, the COOLPIX P950 is the all-in-one superzoom bridge camera with an extraordinary 83x (24-2000mm) optical zoom. The COOLPIX P950 features  4K video recording, RAW (NRW) image capture and 5.5 stops of vibration reduction, while maintaining a compact, portable body. With dedicated Birdwatching, Moon and other Scene Modes, the COOLPIX P950 ensures its advanced feature-set delivers in every scenario. The COOLPIX P950 will be available in February for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $799.95.


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