Type of camera Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon Z mount
Compatible lenses Z mount NIKKOR lenses

F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Effective pixels 45.7 million
Image sensor Type 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (full-frame/FX-format)
Total pixels 52.37 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
Image size (pixels) [FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: 8256 x 5504 (Large: 45.4 M), 6192 x 4128 (Medium: 25.6 M), 4128 x 2752 (Small: 11.4 M)

[DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: 5392 x 3592 (Large: 19.4 M), 4032 x 2688 (Medium: 10.8 M), 2688 x 1792 (Small: 4.8 M)

[1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: 5504 x 5504 (Large: 30.3 M), 4128 x 4128 (Medium: 17.0 M), 2752 x 2752 (Small: 7.6 M)

[16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: 8256 x 4640 (Large: 38.3 M), 6192 x 3480 (Medium: 21.5 M), 4128 x 2320 (Small: 9.6 M)
File format (image quality) NEF (RAW): 14 bit; choose from lossless compression, high efficiency, and high efficiency options

JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

HEIF: Supports fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

NEF (RAW)+HEIF: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and HEIF formats
Picture Control system Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Flat Monochrome, Deep Tone Monochrome, Portrait, Rich Tone Portrait, Landscape, Flat, 20 Creative Picture Controls; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Note: Choice of Picture Controls is restricted to Standard, Monochrome, and Flat when HLG is selected for tone mode during still photography
Media CFexpress (Type B), XQD, SD (Secure Digital), and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slots Either card can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG or HEIF pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG or HEIF pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards
Viewfinder 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance, auto and 18-level manual brightness controls, and support for high frame rates
Frame coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m)
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 15-level manual brightness controls
Shutter Type Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
Shutter Speed 1/32000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M, bulb, time
Flash sync speed Flash synchronizes with shutter at speeds of 1/250 or 1/200 s or slower (but note that the guide number drops at speeds of 1/200 to 1/250 s); sync speeds as fast as 1/8000 s are supported with auto FP high-speed sync
Release modes Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, high-speed frame capture with Pre-Release Capture, self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 10 fps

Continuous H: Approx. 10 to 20 fps

High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C30): Approx. 30 fps

High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C60): Approx. 60 fps

High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C120): Approx. 120 fps

*Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
Metering system TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering modes Matrix metering

Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 or 8-mm circle in center of frame or weighting can be based on average of entire frame

Spot metering: Meters circle with a diameter of approx. 4 mm centered on selected focus point

Highlight-weighted metering
Metering range
(ISO 100, f/2.0, 20°C/68°F)
-3 to +17 EV
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 64 to 25600 (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Note: ISO sensitivity is limited to 400 to 25600 when HLG is selected for tone mode
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high 2, Extra high 1, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Multiple exposure Add, average, lighten, darken
Other options HDR overlay, photo mode flicker reduction, high-frequency flicker reduction
Autofocus Type Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range (in photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/1.2 lens, 20°C/68°F) -7 to +19 EV (-9 to +19 EV with starlight view)
Focus points (in photo mode, single-point AF, FX format) 493 points
AF-area modes Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, dynamic-area (S, M, and L; available in photo mode only), wide-area (S, L, C1, and C2), and auto-area AF; 3D-tracking (available in photo mode only); subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only)
Camera on-board VR 5-axis image sensor shift
Lens on-board VR Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control
White balance Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing types Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL
Metering modes Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p

3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

1920 x 1080 slow-motion: 30p (x4)/25p (x4)/24p (x5)

Note: Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate (RAW video)
8256 x 4644: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

5392 x 3032: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

4128 x 2322: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

3840 x 2160: 120p/100p/60p/50p

Note: Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
File format NEV, MOV, MP4
Video compression N-RAW (12 bit), Apple ProRes RAW HQ (12 bit), Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
Audio recording format Linear PCM (48 KHz, 24 bit, for videos recorded in NEV or MOV format) or AAC (48 KHz, 16 bit, for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Exposure compensation Range: -3 to +3 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) M mode: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/6, 1/3 or 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit

P, S or A mode: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit

Note: ISO sensitivity is limited to 400-25600 when HLG is selected for tone mode
Other options Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video, wave-form display, red REC frame indicator, video recording display zoom (50%, 100%, and 200%), extended shutter speeds (M mode), and dual-format (proxy-video) recording for RAW video; extended oversampling available; option to view video recording info available via i menu; Hi-Res Zoom
USB Type C USB connectors: USB data connector (SuperSpeed USB) and USB Power Delivery connector
HDMI output Type-A HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)
Wi-Fi Available
Bluetooth Available
Battery One EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL15b and EN-EL15a batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c
Note: fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c. EH-7P Charging AC Adapters and EH-8P AC Adapters can be used to charge EN-EL15c and EN-EL15b batteries only
Battery pack MB-N12 Power Battery Packs (available separately) taking two EN-EL15c batteries; EN-EL15b and EN-EL15a batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c
Note: fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c
AC adapter EH-7P Charging AC Adapters (available separately)

EH-8P AC Adapters; requires UC-E25 USB Cable (available separately)

EH-5d, EH-5c, and EH-5b AC Adapters; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 0.635 cm; 1/4 in., ISO 1222
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 144 x 118.5 x 83 mm/5.7 x 4.7 x 3.3 in.
Weight Approx. 910 g (2 lb. 0.1 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 820 g/1 lb. 13 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment Temperature: -10 °C to 40 °C (+14 °F to 104 °F); humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)