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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 acordingly. 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, 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.

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

D1H (compared)
introduced 05-FEB-2001 Same sensor as D1 but faster with 5fps with larger buffer for up to 40 consecutive shots.

D1X
introduced 05-FEB-2001 Higher resolution than D1 with 5.3MP (4,024 x 1,324) DX sensor.

D2H (reviewed)
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

D2Hs
introduced 16-FEB-2005 Same sensor as D2H. 8fps with larger buffer of 26 consecutive shots (NEF). ISO 200 - 1,600 (boost: 3,200, 6,400)
 
D2X (reviewed)
introduced 16-SEP-2004 12.4MP (4,288 × 2,848), DX-format. 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.

D2Xs
introduced 01-JUN-2006 Same sensor as D2X but new viewfinder, new LCD, improved battery life and revamped firmware

D3
introduced 23-AUG-2007 Nikon's first full frame (FX) camera with a sensor measuring 23.9mm x 36.0mm. Released together with the D300 (DX format)

D3X (reviewed)
introduced 01-DEC-2008 Nikon's third FX camera after the D3 and D700. 24.4MP CMOS sensor that has been great for large format capture of landscape and studio, among others.

D3S
introduced 14-OCT-2009 Nikon's fourth FX camera. New CMOS FX sensor 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

D4 (reviewed)
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 CMOS FX sensor, improved AF and metering, shooting up to ISO 204,800

D4S
introduced 25-FEB-2014 New CMOS FX sensor with 16.2MP and ISO up to 409,600. Improved AF, improved image processing, changed ergonomics. Discontinued December 2016

D5
introduced 06-JAN-2016 and released March 2016. New CMOS FX sensor with 20.8MP and ISO up to 3,280,000. New EXPEED5 image processor and 4k video

D6
introduced 12-FEB-2020 (announced 04-SEP-2019) same sensor as D5. New EXPEED6 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)

D200 (reviewed, field report)

D300 (reviewed)

D500 (reviewed)

D600

D610

D700 (reviewed)

D750 (reviewed, preview & field report)

D780
introduced 07-JAN-2020 and available February 2020. 24.3MP FX MP back-illuminated(BSI) CMOS image sensor

D800 / D800E (reviewed, custom settingsstreaming video, plus the D800-series resources)
 
D810 / D810A (reviewed)
 
D850 (image tests)

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)

 

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)

D70s

D80 (reviewed)

D90

D7000
 
D7100
 
D7200

D7500
 

Digital consumer entry-level cameras

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

D40

D40X

D50

D60

D3000

D3100

D3200

D3300

D3400

D3500

D5000

D5100

D5200

D5300

D5500

D5600

 

Film Nikon Cameras

Film pro cameras

Nikon F. Introduced April 1959

F2

F3

F3AF

F4

F5 (reviewed)

F6

 

Film prosumer (high-end & advanced) cameras

F80 (N80)

F90 (N90)

F90X (N90s)

F100

F-501 (N2020)

F-801 (N8008)

F-801s (N8008s)

 

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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