Touch the stars. Roost with eagles. The sky is no longer the limit when you have an extraordinary 125x optical zoom. Capture sharp photos and videos of subjects that were out of reach—until now.
Moonscapes. Wildlife. Distant aircraft. The 125x optical zoom is the world’s biggest.¹ Its focal-length range of 24–3000mm puts amazing within your reach.²
The 250x Dynamic Fine Zoom digitally extends the upper zoom limit to an incredible 6000 mm.² ³ Take in the whole scene with a wide-angle composition or zoom in on the tiniest details. Even those on the surface of the moon.
Enjoy sharp results even when shooting at ultra-high-telephoto focal lengths. Bright f/2.8-8 NIKKOR lens, 16 MP sensor, and RAW support.
The sensitive backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and bright f/2.8-8 NIKKOR lens give you the freedom to shoot in low light. Nikon’s powerful EXPEED image-processing engine and advanced lens technologies minimise distortion even at high zoom. The fast autofocus system lets you shoot action at up to 7 fps. And RAW support lets you save and export uncompressed image files to your processing/editing program of choice.
Compose incredible shots with the camera’s high-resolution electronic viewfinder and large vari-angle monitor.
The ultra-high-definition (approx. 2,360k-dot) electronic viewfinder gives a clear, detailed view of your shot even in bright conditions. And the bright 3.2-in 921k-dot LCD monitor can be tilted and twisted in almost any direction. An eye sensor automatically switches from monitor shooting to viewfinder shooting the instant you raise the camera to your face.
Super-telephoto 4K movies
Capture stellar 4K/UHD video footage with stereo sound. Get up close to the rocket launch. Film the eaglet’s first flight from a distant hide.
Easily record 4K/UHD 30p footage, or Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates of up to 60p. The camera supports clean HDMI out, so you can output videos to an external monitor during recording. And the camera’s built-in microphone jack allows use of an external microphone for sharper sound. In-camera movie functions include Superlapse, which lets you create a fast-motion sequence of changing landscapes and unique perspectives. And Time-lapse is perfect for recording skyscapes, star trails, and the passage of the moon across the night sky.
Nikon’s Vibration Reduction compensates for camera shake. Get steady photos and video footage, even when shooting handheld at telephoto lengths.
Nikon’s Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) system lets you shoot up to five shutter stops slower than would otherwise be possible.⁴ The effects of camera shake are minimised even in low-light situations, and you can capture sharper stills and movies without under-exposing. VR Active mode delivers a more stable viewfinder and monitor image, which is ideal when you’re on the move. Whether it’s a condor spotted from the back of the jeep or a breaching whale seen from the deck of the boat—you’ll compose the perfect shot.
Share the wonder. Stay connected via SnapBridge.
Keep your camera connected to your smart device to sync incredible photos as you shoot, then share them instantly. Use your smart device to shoot remotely.
Nikon’s SnapBridge app keeps your camera constantly connected to your smart device via Bluetooth® Low Energy.⁵ Sync photos to your device as you shoot, without having to reconnect each time. Transfer movies manually whenever you want via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi®.⁶ SnapBridge updates your camera’s location and date via the GPS on your smart device, making it easy to track your telephoto odysseys. And the app lets you use your smart device to operate the camera’s zoom or release the shutter.
Compact digital camera
16.0 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
1/2.3-in. type CMOS, total pixels: approx. 16.79 million
NIKKOR lens with 125x optical zoom
4.3 to 539 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24 to 3000 mm lens in 35 mm  format)
f/2.8 to 8
17 elements in 12 groups (5 ED lens elements and 1 super ED lens element)
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 12000 mm lens in 35 mm  format); Up to 3.6x when recording movies with 2160/30p (4K UHD) or 2160/25p (4K UHD)
Lens shift (still images), combination of lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
[W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 7.0 m (23 ft) to infinity, Macro close-up mode:: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position), Approx. 7.0 m (23 ft) to infinity (telephoto position), (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Target finding AF, face priority, manual (spot), manual (normal), manual (wide), subject tracking
Electronic viewfinder, 1 cm (0.39-in.), approx. 2359k-dot OLED with the diopter adjustment function (-3 to +3 m-¹)
Shooting mode: approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture); Playback mode: Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
8.1 cm (3.2-in.) diagonal; Approx. 921k-dot (RGB), wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, vari-angle TFT LCD
SD, SDHC, SDXC
DCF and Exif 2.31 compliant
Storage file formats
Still images: JPEG, RAW (NRW) (Nikon’s own format); Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)
16 M 4608 x 3456, 8 M 3264 x 2448, 4 M 2272 x 1704, 2 M 1600 x 1200, 16:9 12 M 4608 x 2592, 3:2 14 M 4608 x 3072, 1:1 12 M 3456 x 3456
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4K UHD), 1080/30p, 1080/25p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 720/30p, 720/25p, 720/60p, 720/50p, HS 480/4x, HS 720/2x, HS 1080/0.5x
Movie - ISO sensitivity
ISO1001 to 1600
Matrix, center-weighted, spot
Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing, exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/40002 to 1 s, 1/40002 to 30 s (when ISO sensitivity is 100 in M mode)
Flash sync speed
Synchronizes with all shutter speeds
Can be selected from 10 s and 3 s
Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Flash range (approx.)
ISO sensitivity: Auto, [W]: Approx. 0.3 to 12 m (12 in. to 41 ft) Approx. 5.0–8.0 m (17–26 ft) (focal length equivalent to that of 2000 mm lens in 35 mm  format); When focal length is equivalent to that of 3000 mm lens in 35 mm  format: Approx. 7.0 to 8.2 m (23 to 26 ft) (ISO sensitivity: 3200), Approx. 7.0 to 11 m (23 to 38 ft) (ISO sensitivity: 6400)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between –2 and +2 EV
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Micro-USB connector (Do not use any USB cable other than the included UC-E21 USB Cable.), Hi-Speed USB Supports Direct Print (PictBridge)
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
External microphone connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Compatible with the following accessories (available separately): MC-DC2 Remote Cord WR-R10/WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power
9.2 dBm (EIRP)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Open system, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz
One EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included), EH-5b/EH-5c AC Adapter, requires EP-5C Power Connector (available separately)
Approx. 3 h (when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)
Approx. 250 shots when using EN-EL20a3
Actual battery life for movie recording
Approx. 1 h 20 min when using EN-EL20a34
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 146.3 x 118.8 x 181.3 mm (5.8 x 4.7 x 7.2 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 1415 g (3 lb 2 oz) (including battery and memory card)
Operating environment - temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Strap, LC-77 Lens Cap, EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-73P Charging AC Adapter56, UC-E21 USB Cable, HB-CP1 Bayonet Lens Hood