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Achieve Cinematic-Quality Videos with Nikon DSLRs and NIKKOR Lenses

Nikon DSLRs and NIKKOR lenses are ideal for shooting cinematic-quality videos. Nikon image sensors are designed to produce high quality images.

Nikon DSLRs deliver increased agility and improved handling for both photographers and videographers. Some Nikon DSLRs are also able to shoot up to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160, 30p), while most Nikon DSLRs can shoot up to Full HD (1920 x 1080, 60p). By shooting at higher frame rates, you can produce beautiful and smooth videos.

To create a compelling video, it is vital to think about the story that you are trying to tell. By shooting from different angles, you will be able to direct the focus of your viewers in an interesting way. Some Nikon DSLRs, like the D5500 which has a vari-angle LCD monitor, and the D750 which has a tilting LCD monitor, will allow you to capture unique perspectives with ease.

One of the biggest advantages of shooting videos with a Nikon DSLR is the wide range of NIKKOR lenses to choose from. Using a prime lens, such as the AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED or the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G, allows you to achieve a shallow depth of field and crisp detail even in low-light conditions. Zoom lenses, such as the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR or the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, allow you to shoot from various focal lengths, so you do not have to stop shooting to change lenses.

To capture high quality audio, simply attach the ME-1 stereo microphone to your DSLR. The ME-1 lets you capture audio in true stereo. Alternatively, you can also connect your Nikon camera with the ME-W1, a Bluetooth wireless microphone that can capture clear sounds even from a distance. You can even connect the ME-1 stereo microphone to record audio in stereo.

With many advanced features, Nikon’s DSLR cameras are the perfect platform for bringing your digital videos to life.


Record Stereo Sound with ME-1

Using a few simple tips, you can increase the quality of the audio captured when shooting videos with your Nikon DSLR. High quality audio not only adds to the professional feel of your D-movie but to your viewer’s enjoyment as well.

Select Image Grabs While Shooting HD Videos

There are a number of reasons why a photographer might need to simultaneously capture cinematic-qualtiy videos and still images. Most photojournalists are being asked to not only photograph still images of the news events they’re covering but also to shoot video and put together multimedia stories.



Packed with an array of powerful features in an incredibly compact frame, the Nikon D750 is the ideal companion for your shooting journeys. With an impressive 24.3-megapixel image sensor and an EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, the D750 ensures that every full-frame image you capture retains rich gradation and remarkable detail. The first Nikon DSLR to feature a specially designed movie-shooting menu with preset control settings, the D750 is ideal for creating cinematic quality videos easily and efficiently.


Redefine the possibilities of high-megapixel video and still photography with the full-frame performance of the Nikon D810. The exceptional FX-format image sensor ensures Full HD 1080/60p video with remarkably reduced moiré and noise. With an incomparable image resolution of 36.3-megapixels, D810 will meet your exacting standards like never before. An ISO sensitivity range of 64 to 12800 ensures that your shots retain high resolution and rich tonality in any lighting condition. Achieve stunning results that are true to every detail with the unparalleled power of the D810.


Record crystal-clear sound and significantly reduce autofocus noise with the ME-1 Stereo Microphone, compatible with Nikon DSLRs, Nikon 1 interchangeable lens, and COOLPIX compact cameras that have a 3.5mm Mic jack.


Built with remote capabilities, the ME-W1, a Bluetooth Class 1-compliant wireless microphone can efficiently record clear audio up to approximately 50 metres away. Simply connect your Nikon DSLR, Nikon 1, or COOLPIX camera that has been equipped with a connector for an external microphone and start recording.