The Nikon D780, the successor to the popular 2014 D750, has long been rumored to be released in early January. Nikon Rumors just published pics and pricing of the D780 (and two other lenses and a new Coolpix camera) that all but confirm it’s release.
Nikon D780 Specs:
- 24.5MP sensor
- 12 fps continuous shooting speed
- Eye detect AF (presumably in Live view)
- 51-points AF
- 273 AF areas in live view (just like the Z6)
- ISO 100-51,200
- Shutter speed: 1/8,000 – 900s
- 3.2-inch 2.36 million dot articulated TFT LCD tilting touchscreen
- 100% field of view pentaprism
- 4k/30p video
- Dual UHS-II SD cards
- Weight: 840g
- Battery life: 2260 shots
- EN-EL15b battery
- USB-C charging
- 3.5mm audio input and output interface
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- Weight: 840g
- Release date: January 16th, 2020
- Price (including tax): body 14,800 RMB, 24-120 kit 18,300 RMB (around $2,000 for the body)
Not content with just releasing a new D750 successor, Nikon is also releasing the long expected AF-S Nikkor 120-300 f/2.8E FL ED SR VR. It’s expected in February of this year for about $10,000. You would kind of expect that this lens would be released alongside the D6, since they are considered to be Nikon’s one-two-punch for the 2020 Olympics, but the D6 release date still hasn’t been tipped.
Additionally, the ‘lost in the lens map roadmap reshuffle’ Nikon 70-200 f2.8 S lens for the Z camera system is revealed as being released in March of this year for about $2600 USD.