TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 2016-pixel RGB sensor
Auto modes (auto, auto [flash off]), Advanced Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colours, Food), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), Special Effects Modes (Night Vision, Colour Sketch, Miniature Effect, Selective Colour, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key).
Expeed 4 with lower power consumption; extended battery life to 600 shots
Full HD video1080p with autofocus also in uncompressed video (clean HDMI at 60p,30p,24p only) format. Nikon's first DSLR with 60p/50p framerate at full HD resolution (several previous Nikon bodies supported 60p/50p, but only at 720p)
Enhanced built-in RAW processing with extended Retouch menu for image processing without using a computer: D-Lighting, Red-eye reduction, Trimming, Monochrome & filter effects, Color balance, Image overlay, NEF (RAW) processing, Quick retouch, Straighten, Distortion control, Fisheye, Color outline, Color sketch, Perspective control, Miniature effect, Selective Color, Edit movie, Side-by-side comparison.