The First Pictures of Nikon’s Newest D780 DSLR Have Leaked

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Nikon D780

During the launch of CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the Nikon D780 unveiling is expected to arrive in just three days. To add more weight to this launch speculation, photos purporting to be of the new camera were leaked on Nikon Rumors.

There are no new specifications to come with the images, and the pictures do not seem to be exactly like any of Nikon’s other DSLRs, so they may be legit, although the lettering “D780” looks a bit strange compared to Nikon’s previous releases. They also note that there is no popup light.

nikon d780 rear view - The First Pictures of Nikon's Newest D780 DSLR Have Leaked

Specs

The latest round of rumored specs looks a bit like this;

  • 24-megapixel BSI sensor (improved over the D750)
  • Significantly improved processor over the D750
  • Higher FPS continuous RAW shooting
  • 4K UHD video at 24-30fps, 1080p at 24-120fps
  • 3.2″ 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
  • No built-in popup flash
  • Better high ISO performance – “better than the D850”
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • Between 51-153 AF points (possibly 105)
  • A Z-series-like updated interface
  • Slightly smaller and lighter than the current D750
  • Nikon EN-EL15b battery (the same used in just about every other Nikon except the D5)

As mentioned above, the pictures back up a missing popup flash claim. While they aren’t all that useful, removing it from a body of this level seems odd to Nikon. Of example, the popup flash doesn’t give the best light, it can be very useful on the bodies that support it as an optical CLS ruler. We may just rely on radio communication or believe that most people who use flash will either have a Nikon speedlight in the hotshoe acting as a commander or have already purchased a company such as Godox or Profoto into a third party network.

nikon d780 - The First Pictures of Nikon's Newest D780 DSLR Have Leaked

The images also support the tilting LCD, although I don’t think this particular story has been much of a stretch since the D750 has a tilting LCD as well. It seems to be backed up by the height of the cover on the right side of the camera (as you’re looking at it from the rear) that they held dual card slots and didn’t dig them like they did with the D7500. Covering a pair of SD card slots certainly seems big enough. Certain pictures showing the open slots also show a couple of slots.

Nikon d780 dual card slots - The First Pictures of Nikon's Newest D780 DSLR Have Leaked

Nikon Rumors didn’t really say where the images came from, or anything at all about them. Published without explanation.

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While none of the pictures show the camera’s underside, neither of them shows the D780 in use with a vertical grip. It indicates that there was also a report that there was no handle on the D780. This would be a shame, particularly portrait shooters who might have 90 percent of their working time with their camera in a vertical orientation.

Nikon Rumors has a few more pictures on the site, so be sure to check those out and we’ll let you know as soon as we hear an official announcement.

via: Nikon Rumors

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