Type of camera
Digital camera
Effective pixels
2.0 million
1/2-in. high-density CCD;
total number of pixels: 2.11 million
Image size
1,600 x 1,200 pixels;
XGA-size (1,024 x 768), VGA-size (640 x 480) selectable
Lens / Digital zoom
3x Zoom-Nikkor;
7-21mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to 38-115mm) / f/2.6-4 with macro;
Multi-coated 9 elements in 7 groups;
All elements are made of glass;
Glass-molded aspherical lens element included
2.5x digital zoom
Contrast-detect TTL AF;
4,746-step autofocus control including macro range;
Switchable between 1.) Normal AF and 2.) Macro
Focus modes
1) Continuous AF mode (when using LCD monitor),
2.) Single AF mode (when not using LCD monitor and/or selectable from shooting menu),
3.) Manual [10 steps from 10cm (3.9 in.) to infinity (∞)]
Shooting distance
30cm (11.8 in.) to infinity (∞);
2cm (0.8 in.)* to infinity (∞) in Macro mode
Optical viewfinder
Real-image zoom viewfinder;
Magnification: 0.44 to 1.2x;
Frame coverage: approx. 85%;
Diopter adjustment: -2 to +1 m-1;
LED indication
LCD monitor
2-in., 130,000-dot, low temp polysilicon TFT LCD;
Backlight/brightness adjustment available (3 steps);
Frame coverage: approx. 97%
Auto OFF mode
30 sec.;
can be set manually (1/5/30 min.)
System: Digitally stored (uncompressed TIFF or compressed JPEG)
Media: CompactFlashR (CF) Card;
Modes and No. of frames (With 8MB CF Card):
Hi (uncompressed): Approx. 1
Fine (approx. 1/4 compressed): Approx. 8
Normal (approx. 1/8 compressed): Approx. 16
Basic (approx. 1/16 compressed): Approx. 32
Shooting modes
Fully automatic ([A]-REC) mode;
Custom ([M]-REC) mode (three combinations of mode settings can be memorized)
Shooting menu
1.) Exposure metering, 2.) Capture modes, 3.) Sensitivity, 4.) White balance, 5.) Image adjustment (Standard/Contrast +/Contrast-/Lighten/Darken), 6.) Best-Shot Selector (BSS), 7.) Monochrome, 8.) Digital zoom (1.25x/1.6x/2x/2.5x), 9) Converters, 10.) Auto File Numbering
Capture mode
1.) Single,
2.) Continuous (approx. 1.5 frames per second (fps) for full-size images),
3.) Multiple Continuous (16 frames in 1/16 size)
Exposure metering
3-mode TTL metering;
1.) 256-segment Matrix,
2.) Center-Weighted,
3.) Spot
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter;
8 to 1/750 second
Electromagnetically controlled
Exposure control
Programmed Auto [P];
Shutter-Priority Auto [S];
Aperture-Priority Auto [A];
Exposure compensation (±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure range
EV -2 to +15.5 [W], EV -0.8 to +16.7 [T] (ISO 100 equivalent)
ISO 80 equivalent;
dEF (Auto), +1, +2, 100
White balance
Matrix Auto White Balance with TTL control;
can be set manually for 1.) Sunny, 2.) Cloudy, 3.) Incandescent, 4.) Fluorescent light and 5.) Flash conditions; presetting possible
10 seconds or 3 seconds duration
Built-in Speedlight
Guide number: 9/30 (at ISO 100, m/ft.)
Flash control: sensor flash system
Flash modes: 1.) Auto Flash, 2.) Flash Cancel, 3.) Anytime Flash, 4.) Slow Sync, 5.) Red-Eye Reduction (illuminates for 0.8 second before main flash)
External Speedlight
Multi-flash sync terminal connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-800 / 80DX / 28DX / 28 / 26 / 25 / 24 / 22s through the Multi-Flash Bracket Unit SK-E900;
Built-in Speedlight can be canceled when external Speedlight(s) is used
Playback menu
1.) 1 frame, 2.) Thumbnail (9 segments), 3.) Slide show, 4.) 2x/3x zoom playback (selectable from 9 segments);
Hide and protect attributes can be set to each image
Delete function
Deletes all frames or selected frames
WindowsR95 or later;
Mac OS™ 8.1 or later
Serial interface (WindowsR: 115kbps, MacintoshR: 230kbps);
PC card (with optional adapter)
Video output
Available in NTSC or PAL version
I/O terminal
Power input;
video output;
high-speed serial terminal;
sync terminal for external Speedlight
Power requirements
4 x 1.5V LR6 (alkaline AA-size [L40]) batteries;
1.5V FR6 lithium, 1.2V Ni-MH or 1.2V NiCd AA-size batteries can also be used;
AC adapter (optional)
Battery life
Approx. 60 min. when using LCD monitor and four 1.2V LR6 (alkaline AA-size [L40]) batteries at normal temperature (20°C/68°F);
approx. 90 min. at playback;
approx. 500 shots without using LCD monitor
Dimensions (W x H x D)
143 x 76.5 x 36.5mm (5.6 x 3.0 x 1.4 in.)
Weight (without battery)
Approx. 350g (12.3 oz.)
Accessories included**
Soft case, lens cap, neck strap, video cable, 8MB CompactFlash™ Card, serial cables (Windows® & Macintosh®), four 1.5V LR6 (alkaline AA-size [L40]) batteries, NikonView Ver. 3 CD-ROM
Optional accessories
AC Adapter EH-30, Telephoto Converters TC-E2 (2x) / TC-E3ED (3x), Wideangle Converters WC-E24 / WC-E63, Fisheye Converter FC-E8, Slide Copy Adapter ES-E28, Multi-Flash Bracket Unit SK-E900, 64 / 96MB CompactFlash™ Cards (EC-64 / 96CF), PC Card Adapter EC-AD1
  • *At intermediate zoom setting
  • **Standard accessories may differ by country or area.

Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.