Editors Liked

  • Shoots full 1080p HD video
  • 6fps continuous shooting
  • Rugged design
  • High performance in a compact DSLR
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots
  • Great lowlight/highISO performance
  • Very good image and video quality
  • Autofocus in video and Live View modes
  • Built-in intervalometer for timelapses
  • Fast autofocus with the new 39-point AF sensor
  • Viewfinder with 100% coverage and VGA screen
  • 6fps continuous shooting at all quality settings
  • Great battery life
  • Maximum ISO of 25,600 st full resolution

Editors Didn't Like

  • Mode dial moves too easily
  • Could be better balanced
  • Pricey for an enthusiast camera
  • Slow autofocus in Live View
  • Overexposure in some shots
  • Function and bracket buttons difficult to access
  • Fulltime autofocus in video mode needs work
  • New Nikon users will face a learning curve
  • Weird Release-Mode dial
  • Heavy noise above ISO 10,000
  • No audio meters or headphone jack
  • No live histogram
  • Lacks direct manual video controls
  • Poorly placed ISO button
  • No 30fps or higher 1080p video recording
  • Continuous buffer limited in depth