Nikon D780 and its features for dental photographers


The new DSLR from Nikon will be available by the end of January.

Nikon D780: Personalization possibilities

Nikon introduces a DSLR with features and benefits that were only available for its Z-Series before. It also inherits some features the company’s professional D5 and D810 models.

Therefore, Nikon is giving us a signal: the DSLR era is not over yet. Is it possible that mirrorless cameras, with all their possibilities, small sizes and capacities won’t take the market over? Time will show. At the moment, Nikon is saying: DSLR is still strong.


One of the most useful features in D780 is the possibility to personalize your camera. You can easily choose the U1 or U2 profile and set it up according to your needs. Each one can have its aperture and shutter settings – just to make working with the camera even more comfortable. This feature will be appreciated especially by dental photographers who are working with two permanent, best for their work camera settings: one for intraoral and one for portrait photographs. It is convenient to have them on a finger.

Nikon D780: Dental Photographers should be satisfied

What is more, the D780 offers a top (expanded) ISO of 204,800. This parameter can be crucial when it comes to portrait and intraoral photographs. Why? With ISO that high, photographs won’t lose their quality, with flash lamps working longer and faster. Moreover, in the opinion of many professional dental photographers it is better for patients not to be blinded by a strong flash. Lower ISO is, of course, also good to work with, but in dental photography one might consider the higher ISO level to keep things comfortable.

The camera has solid build quality and a tilting 3.2″ touchscreen display, USB Type C port (that can be used to charge the battery) and a pair of UHS-II SD card slots. Wireless options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The D780 can take over 2200 photos on a single charge of its battery, which means 3 days of taking photographs without thinking about charging the battery.



Nikon D780’s key features:

  • full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Lens mount: Nikon F
  • Hybrid AF system automatically switches between focal-plane Phase-Detect AF and Contrast Detect AF
  • ISO 50 to ISO 51200 with improved noise reduction
  • 4K UHD video with up to 30 fps / Full-HD video with up to 120 fps
  • Shutter speed from 1/8000s to 900s
  • 12 fps continuous shooting in live view / 7 fps continuous shooting through the viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 2.35m-dot tilting touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Dual SD memory supporting UHS-II standard

What is the price of this novelty?

Nikon D780’s price starts at $2,299 (body only) at the official Nikon site and will be available on January 23rd.

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