General

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Brand
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Nikon
Lowest price
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$399.00
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Announced
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January 2014
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Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x
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Megapixels
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24.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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24.2 MP
Native resolution
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5680 × 4256
Pixel size
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15.2 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
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Resolution
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921k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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No
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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230 lenses
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Lens mount
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Nikon F

Form factor

Size
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124×98×76 mm
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Depth
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3"
Weight
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430 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
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Built-in focus motor
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No
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Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentamirror
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Viewfinder size
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0.55x
Coverage
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95%
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Movies

Format
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1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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Yes
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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes
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All formats
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  1. 640 x 424 @ 25fps
  2. 640 x 424 @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 50fps
  4. 720p @ 60fps
  5. 1080p @ 24fps
  6. 1080p @ 25fps
  7. 1080p @ 30fps
  8. 1080p @ 50fps
  9. 1080p @ 60fps

Features

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Panorama
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Yes
HDR
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No
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3D
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No
Image stabilization
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None
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No
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Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms
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Shutter lag
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Unknown
Battery life
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700 shots
Continuous shooting
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5 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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11
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Cross type focus points
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1

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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82.0
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Color depth
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24.3 bits
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Dynamic range
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13.2 EV
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Low light performance
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1,385 ISO
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