You can save $400 on the Nikon D780 this Black Friday weekend and through to Cyber Monday. This full-frame DSLR camera shines with its high ISO noise handling which makes it perfect for low-light shooting.
You can get the Nikon D780 (body-only) on sale right now at Adorama for $1.896.95.
The Nikon D780 isn't just a great camera for astro; it can handle portraits, landscapes, wildlife photography and more. It's aimed at professionals and serious enthusiasts who want a versatile, hybrid full-frame DSLR. It produces well-balanced stills and has an impressive video capability for the price point.
Right now, you can get this premium DSLR for under $2,000. We don't know how long this deal will last though, so we'd recommend shooting your shot now if you're on the fence!
was $2,296.95 now $1,896.95 at Adorama
This powerful full-frame DSLR camera body is currently 17% off at Adorama. The Nikon D780 is a professional-grade camera particularly suited for low-light photography thanks to its signal-to-noise ratio in the high ISO range. It comes complete with a large optical viewfinder and a touch-sensitive tilting rear screen, as well as a 24.5MP CMOS image sensor.
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Considering its (comparatively) affordable price point, the Nikon D780 performs impressively well. It has an ISO range of 100 - 51,200 that can be extended to 204,800 - even at this high ISO the D780 can handle image noise excellently.
This camera was designed with professionals in mind and can switch from stills to video shooting at the flick of one switch (the Live View button). It can capture up to 4K UHD time-lapse video and has a built-in exposure smoothing. The viewfinder has 0.7x magnification and 100% coverage, which differentiates it from its mirrorless counterparts.
Key Specs: 7 FPS continuous shooting, 100-51,200 ISO range (expandable to 204,800), 4K UHD video shooting, Wi-Fi connectivity, 24.5MP sensor, 2 SD card slots.
Consensus: The Nikon D780 is a fantastic option if you're looking for a hybrid camera with excellent low-light shooting capabilities.
Buy if: You're a professional photographer or a seasoned astrophotographer.
Don't buy if: You're a beginner or on a tight budget.
Alternative models: If you're after a DSLR camera, our guide to the best DSLR cameras in 2023 can help you find the perfect one for you. We chose the Nikon D850 as our top pick, but the Nikon D3500 is the best for beginners. It produces high-resolution images and HD video on a budget. For Canon users, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a great option for professionals too.
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