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The Nikon Camera Articles at Nikonians

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We have many articles on Nikon here in the Nikonians community, both how-to's with tips and tricks, field experience reports and in-depth reviews. There are two general tags [Nikon] and [Nikkor] which you can use to filter all articles accordingly. Use the [film] tag to filter all articles on film based cameras. 

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Digital Nikon Cameras

On this page you find the Digital Pro cameras, Mirrorless, Prosumer, Mid-range and entry-level cameras. You also find all the film cameras.

You may further want to refer to our DSLR comparison chart, the Ultimate Camera Checklist for used gear, the Nikon Manuals index and our Nikon Cheat Sheets.

Nikon D6

 

The Nikon D6, the current top of the line DSLR from Nikon

Digital pro cameras

We discuss the Nikon Pro cameras (the single digit ones) in the Nikon Pro D Forum. For the D850, please see further below

D1
DX Sensor
introduced 15-JUN-1999 (development began already in 1996). 2.7MP (2,000 x 1,312). The D1 had a very good AF speed using the same screw-driver motor for driving the lenses as the F5.
Nikon USA's D1 page

D1H
DX Sensor
introduced 05-FEB-2001 Same sensor as D1 with 2.7MP (2,000 x 1,312) but faster with 5fps with larger buffer for up to 40 consecutive shots. Street price when new $3,100 USD
Nikon USA's D1H page

D1X
DX Sensor
introduced 05-FEB-2001 Higher resolution than D1 with 5.3MP (4,024 x 1,324).
Nikon USA's D1X page

D2H
DX Sensor
introduced 22-JUL-2003 4.1MP (2,464 x 1,632). ISO 200 - 1,600. The sports shooters dream until 2005 when the D2Hs came.
Nikon USA's D2H page

D2Hs
DX Sensor
introduced 16-FEB-2005 Same 4.1MP (2,464 x 1,632) sensor as D2H. 8fps with larger buffer of 26 consecutive shots (NEF). ISO 200 - 1,600 (boost: 3,200, 6,400).
Nikon USA's D2Hs page
 
D2X
DX Sensor
introduced 16-SEP-2004 12.4MP (4,288 × 2,848). 5 fps in full resolution, 8 fps in crop mode. Was very popular with many Nikonians and the high-resolution DSLR was being replaced by D2Xs in 2006.
Nikon USA's D2X page

D2Xs
DX Sensor
introduced 01-JUN-2006 Same sensor as D2X with 12.4MP (4,288 × 2,848) but new viewfinder, new LCD, improved battery life and revamped firmware.
Nikon USA's D2Xs page

D3
FX Sensor
EXPEED image processor
introduced 23-AUG-2007 Nikon's first full frame (FX) camera with a sensor measuring 23.9mm x 36.0mm. 12MP (4,256 x 2,832). Released together with the D300 (DX format)
Nikon USA's D3 page

D3X
FX Sensor
introduced 01-DEC-2008 Nikon's third FX camera after the D3 and D700. The 24.4MP (6,048 x 4,032) CMOS sensor has been great for large format capture of landscape and studio, among others.
Nikon USA's D3X page

D3S
FX Sensor
introduced 14-OCT-2009 Nikon's fourth FX camera. New  CMOS sensor at 12MP (4,256 x 2,832) being the first FX offering HD video at 720/30p. 9 fps in full resolution (40 raw in buffer), 11 fps in crop mode. ISO 200 - 12,800 with HI-3 up to ISO 102,400.
Nikon USA's D3S page

D4
FX Sensor
Following the horrific Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan (see also "Great Sendai Earthquake" / Tsunami) of March 11th 2011, Nikon Corporation releases the D4, introduced 06-JAN-2012 with 16.2MP (4,928 x 3,280) CMOS FX sensor, improved AF and metering, shooting up to ISO 204,800 using EXPEED 3.
Nikon USA D4 page

D4S
FX Sensor
introduced 25-FEB-2014 New 16.2MP (4,928 x 3,280) CMOS FX sensor, ISO up to 409,600. Improved AF, improved image processing, changed ergonomics. Discontinued December 2016
Nikon USA D4S page

D5
FX Sensor
introduced 06-JAN-2016 and released March 2016. New CMOS FX sensor with 20.7MP (5,568 x 3,712) and ISO up to 3,280,000. New EXPEED 5 image processor and 4k video

D6
FX Sensor
introduced 12-FEB-2020 (announced 04-SEP-2019) same sensor as D5 with 20.7MP (5,568 x 3,712). New EXPEED 6 image processor. New AF Multi-CAM 37k sensor module 14 fps

 

 

D850

The Nikon D850 is the current top of the line Nikon "prosumer" camera.

Digital prosumer (high-end & advanced) cameras

We discuss the Nikon D500 in the D500 forum. There are separate forums for the D300/200/100, for the D600-series, the D700-series and D800-series.

D100 (reviewed & compared). Street price when new ca. $1,500 USD
DX Sensor 6MP (3,008 x 2,000)

D200 (reviewed, field report)
DX Sensor 10MP (3,872 x 2,592)

D300
DX Sensor 12.2MP (4,288 x 2,848)
EXPEED image processor

D500
DX Sensor 21MP (5,568 x 3,712)
Uses EXPEED 5

D600
FX Sensor 24.1MP (6,016 x 4,016)
Uses EXPEED 3

D610
FX Sensor 24.1MP (6,016 x 4,016)

D700
FX Sensor 12MP (4,256 x 2,832)

D750 (reviewed, preview & field report)
FX Sensor 24.1MP (6,016 x 4,016)
Uses EXPEED 5

D780
FX Sensor
introduced 07-JAN-2020 and available February 2020. 24.3MP (6,048 x 4,024) FX MP back-illuminated(BSI) CMOS image sensor. Uses EXPEED 4

D800 / D800E (reviewed, custom settingsstreaming video, plus the D800-series resources)
FX Sensor 36.1MP (7,360 x 4,912)
Uses EXPEED 3
 
D810 / D810A (reviewed)
FX Sensor 36.1MP (7,360 x 4,912)
Uses EXPEED 4
 
D850 (image tests)
FX Sensor 45.4MP (8,256 x 5,504)
introduced 25-JUL-2017 and available September 2017. New 45.4MP FX back-illuminated(BSI) CMS image sensor and ISO 64 - 25,600 (32 - 102,400). Uses EXPEED 5
 
Df (reviewed. See also Df with 58mm/f1.4 lens review)
FX Sensor 16.2MP (4,928 x 3,280)
EXPEED 3

 

Mirrorless cameras

See our Z series resource page. We discuss the Z cameras and the Z lenses.

Z5
FX Sensor 24.2MP (6,016 x 4,016)

Z6
FX Sensor 24.3MP (6,048 x 4,024)

Z6ii
FX Sensor 24.3MP (6,048 x 4,024)

Z7
FX Sensor 45.4MP (8,256 x 5,504)

Z7ii
FX Sensor 45.4MP (8,256 x 5,504)

Z50
DX Sensor 20.7MP (5,568 x 3,712)

 

 

Digital consumer mid-range cameras

We discuss the D90/D80/D70 in their own forum and the D7000-series has its own forum.

D70 (reviewed, field report compared)
DX Sensor 6MP (3,008 x 2000)

D70s
DX Sensor 6MP (3,008 x 2000)

D80
DX Sensor 10MP (3,872 x 2,592)

D90 (the movie)
DX Sensor 12MP (4,288 x 2,848)

D7000
DX Sensor 16MP (4,928 x 3,264)
 
D7100
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)
 
D7200
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)

D7500
DX Sensor 21MP (5,568 x 3,712)
 

Digital consumer entry-level cameras

The D60/D50/D40 have their own forum as do the D3000-series and D5000-series.

D40
DX Sensor 6MP (3,008 x 2000)

D40X
DX Sensor 10MP (3,872 x 2,592)

D50
DX Sensor 6MP (3,008 x 2000)

D60
DX Sensor 10MP (3,872 x 2,592)

D3000
DX Sensor 10MP (3,872 x 2,592)

D3100
DX Sensor 14.2MP (4,608 x 3,072)

D3200
DX Sensor 24.1MP (6,016 x 4,000)

D3300
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)

D3400
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)

D3500
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)

D5000
DX Sensor 12.2MP (4,288 x 2,848)

D5100
DX Sensor 16.1MP (4,928 x 3,264)

D5200
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)

D5300
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)

D5500
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)

D5600
DX Sensor 24MP (6,000 x 4,000)

 

Film Nikon Cameras

Film pro cameras

We discuss the Nikon manual F cameras and the Nikon AF Pro bodies.

Nikon F. Introduced April 1959

F2

F3

F3AF

F4

F5

F6

 

Film prosumer (high-end & advanced) cameras

The Nikon F100 has its own discussion forum. Conversations around the other cameras are discussed in the AF camera forum.

F80 (N80)

F90 (N90)

F90X (N90s)

F100

F-501 (N2020)

F-801 (N8008)

F-801s (N8008s)

Nikkormat FT3

 

Film consumer mid-range cameras

35

35 II

Zoom 35

Nikon Auto 35

Nikkorex F / Nikkor J

FT

FTn

FS

FT2

FT3

ELW

EL2

FE

FE2

FA

F-601 (N6006)

F-601M (N6000)

FE10

F70 (N70)

F75 (N75)

Pronea 600i/6i

Pronea S

FM

FM2

FM3A

FM10

 

Film consumer entry-level cameras

EM

FG

FG-20

F-301 (N2000)

F-401 (N4004)

F-401s (N4004s)

F-401x (N5005)

F50 (N50)

F55 (N55)

F60 (N60)

F65 (N65)

 

 

Nikon Books

The community has produced over 20 photography books in the NikoniansPress/RockyNook series, mainly written by Darrell Young (digitaldarrell). The reference books in the Mastering Your Nikon series come with lots of extra goodies and tips & tricks. Current books include the Mastering your D780 and Mastering your Nikon Z6ii/Z7ii

 

New to the community?

Learn more about your Nikon and a question about photography or Nikon

 

Resources on specific Nikon cameras

Nikon D800 series resources (D800, D810 and D850)

Nikon Z6 & Z7 resources

 

 

 

Short tips on how to find information on your Nikon gear here at Nikonians.
In this short video example we are looking for more info on the Nikon Z7 and its battery.

 

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