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Nikon D780

Nikon D780
alaScore 94

20 reviews

Jun, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Nikon D780. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The battery and sensor also get good reviews. Views are divided on the size, and there are some critical reviews about the viewfinder and portability.

performance, sensor, battery, image quality, design

price, portability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daven Mathies (

Nikon D780 review: Even the best DSLR is still a DSLR


The Nikon D780 replaces the half-decade-old D750. It's a worthy upgrade, but its best new features concern live-view shooting, where the D780 becomes an overweight mirrorless camera.

Phase-detection in live view ; Eye AF works very well ; 4K video with 10-bit output ; Weather-sealed design ; 1/8000s to 15m shutter speed

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Nikon D780 Review


Excellent 24MP full-frame sensor. ; 7fps bursts with tracking. ; 12fps electronic shutter. ; Tilting touch LCD. ; Phase detect focus for video. ; 4K with flat profile. ; In-camera charging.

More expensive than mirrorless alternative. ; Viewfinder autofocus has limited scope of coverage. ; Image sensor isn't stabilized.

The Nikon D780 is as good an SLR as you'll find, but it doesn't offer some of the advantages you get with mirrorless cameras.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Bracaglia , Richard Butler (

Nikon D780 Review


Nikon's combined the best of its DSLR and mirrorless cameras into one tough-built body, equally well-suited for stills as it is for video. For effectively modernizing one of the brand's all-star camera lines, it receives our silver award.

The Nikon D780 is a very good camera, all around. Image quality from its full-frame 24MP sensor is class-leading: Raw files offer excellent dynamic range, great noise performance and plenty of detail. JPEG color is also outstanding, though noise...

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Nikon D780 Review


The Nikon D780 is a brand new full-frame DSLR camera that offers a lot of the same features found in the Z6/7 mirrorless range. The D780 has a 24.5 megapixel FX sensor and EXPEED 6 processor, 4K video recording, ISO range of 50-204,800, 12fps burst...

Mar, 2020

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Nikon D780 Review


While Nikon continues to push forward with their new Z-series of mirrorless cameras and lenses, the camera maker nevertheless remains committed to DSLRs, as evidenced by their latest unveiling: a successor to the wildly popular D750 full-frame DSLR.

Expert review by : Lasse Svendsen (

Review: Nikon D780 | Nikon's Best Allround SLR Nikon D780


You do not have to be a traditionalist to appreciate the features of Nikon's thoroughbred SLR camera Nikon D780.

Beautiful still image quality and razor-sharp 4K video. Close to perfect ergonomics, large viewfinder, extreme battery life, weatherproofing and touch screen. Great all-round SLR camera.

More expensive than the Nikon Z6 it is related to, moderate firing rate, no image stabilizer or the possibility of vertical grip. Missing joystick / pointing focus.

If you are going to have a new system camera, there is a lot more to choose from. It’s not hard to find a camera that is better suited to one than the other, and Nikon’s new Z-Series, Sony’s A-Series, micro four thirds and Fujifilm’s X system have...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (

Nikon D780 review


Is the Nikon D780 a last hurrah for the DSLR, or a sign of more to come?

Chunky, satisfying handling ; Fast live view AF ; Uncropped 4K video ; Good burst mode ; Dual UHS-II card slots

Dual AF systems ; Manual live view swapping ; Expensive while new

There are no fireworks with the Nikon D780. It doesn’t bring radical new technologies, bar-raising specifications or wacky design features. It’s simply an excellent evolution of a great camera design that has something for enthusiasts and experts...

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Michelle Rae Uy (

Nikon D780 review


In this mirrorless age, is the Nikon D780 DSLR still good enough?

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Nikon D780 review


The Nikon D780 is something of a DSLR-mirrorless camera hybrid. But does it offer the best of both worlds?

Plenty of direct access controls Tilting touch-sensitive screen Dual card slots Fast live-view focusing Great battery life

Big and heavy Expensive

We hear a lot of talk about the death of the DSLR, and the unstoppable rise of mirrorless. But DSLRs remain the best choice for many photographers, particularly those who have existing lenses or honed their craft with optical viewfinders – and the D780...

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (

Nikon D780 review: All the camera you'll ever need


A stupendous camera capable of outstanding results, whatever genre you shoot

Great images ; Superb battery life ; Well built

Expensive ; No internal log

Great images, great battery life, a top-notch movie mode and excellent usability – the Nikon D780 gets pretty much everything right for the price. Most importantly, the images it makes are superb, with the instant quality demanded by editorial...

Mar, 2020