Nikon D5 Digital SLR Camera Body - Dual XQD

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Billed as Nikon's flagship full-frame DSLR, the Nikon D5 is for professional photographers and enthusiasts who can't settle for anything but the best. Equipped with the latest imaging innovations, including an FX-format 20.8-megapixel CMOS sensor, new EXPEED 5 image processor and Nikon's next-generation 153-point AF system, the D5 is set to deliver exceptional image quality and detail, thanks to its low light capabilities with sensitivity up to ISO 102,400 (exp. to 3,280,000), precise AF detection and tracking, and blazing fast 12 fps continuous shooting. And for the first time in a full-frame DSLR, filmmakers can record stunning 4K UHD video and time-lapse in-camera to dual XQD memory cards (not included).

Tipa 2016 Awards

Nikon D5 - Winner of Best DSLR Professional/Action Awards
Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that three of its products are recipients of the prestigious TIPA Awards 2016 sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a global authority in the photography and imaging industry.

Firmware update

June 23, 2016: Nikon has released a new firmware update (Ver.1.10) for the D5 that enhances performance even further. The new firmware offers a major upgrade to the camera's shooting capabilities, delivering four key improvements.

 The new Nikon D5 review: what you need to know

The new Nikon D5 review: what you need to know

Jan 2016 - Nikon has launched the new Nikon D5 flagship DSLR at CES in Las Vegas. Let’s take a look at the camera’s key features... View the full article here... »

What's new in the Nikon D5?

  • 20.8-megapixel FX sensor
  • In-camera 4K-video recording and 4K time-lapse
  • Native ISO up to 102,400 (expandable to ISO 3,280,000)
  • New Expeed 5 processor
  • 153-autofocus points, 99-point cross-type AF
  • 12 frames-per-second (200 shot buffer 14-bit lossless RAW)
  • Dual XQD slots (memory cards not included)
  • 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Finder field of view 100% (FX). Magnification 0.72 times

View Nikon's D5, D4 and D3s comparison sheet and D5 brochure here.

Nikon D5 Overview:

Introducing the D5, an FX-format DSLR that makes the impossible possible. Huge advancements in sensor design, autofocus, metering and image processing result in thrilling new capabilities - low light shooting all the way to ISO 102,400 (expandable to an unheard of ISO 3,280,000), precise AF detection and tracking across that entire ISO range, regardless of your subject's speed or direction changes, blazing fast 12 fps continuous shooting, 4K UHD video and, of course, image quality that captures the hearts and minds of your viewers. Coverage is exceptionally wide, and a new buffer allows up to 200 NEF (RAW) images to be captured during one high-speed burst. New image and metering sensors deliver phenomenally accurate subject recognition and image detail. The highest expanded sensitivity in Nikon’s history frees you to shoot from bright sunlight to astronomical twilight. And for moviemakers who go to extremes, D-Movie now enables high-definition 4K/UHD movies to be recorded in-camera.

Next-generation AF

With an incredible 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors. AF sensitivity down to -4 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) enables superior low-light performance. Subjects at the periphery are easily detected and vertical shooting is vastly improved due to the implementation of cross-type sensors around the edge of the focusing area. Thanks to a new AF ASIC unit, maximum computing power is allocated to AF at all times.

New metering and image sensors

The all-new 20.8-MP FX-format CMOS image sensor and 180K pixel RGB metering sensor deliver phenomenally accurate subject recognition and image detail. Tonal gradations are richer and more accurate, and the new EXPEED 5 image processing engine ensures image quality is unprecedentedly high across the standard ISO range.

Stay on top of your game

The speed to capture decisive moments: When you hear the D5 shooting at full speed - 12 fps with fulltime AF and AE, 14 fps with fixed focus and AE with mirror up - you know the game has changed. For the first time in a Nikon DSLR, a second processor is dedicated solely to autofocus operation and computing. A new shutter and mirror sequencing mechanism nearly eliminates blackout time and mirror slap for bright, consistent views during high-speed capture. EXPEED 5 and a high performance buffer handle up 200 NEF (RAW) and/or Large JPEG images during one high-speed burst - enough to cover an entire 100m sprint without taking your finger off the shutter release button. The new 180K RGB Advanced Scene Recognition System pulls it all together and ensures every shot has optimal exposure.

Game-changing low light capabilities

Nikon's widest native ISO range ever : The low light performance of the D5 might make it a legend. With Nikon's widest native ISO range (100 to 102,400) and highest expanded range (up to Hi-5 ISO 3,280,000), advancements in noise reduction and color fidelity and a next-generation AF system that performs in near darkness (EV -4), a world of new shooting opportunities has opened. Capture clear, sharp images you may not have attempted before - at night, in dark reception halls, arenas and more. For surveillance and security applications, this expanded ISO range means getting a shot others can't see without a flash.

Moviemaking flexibility

4K UHD video in light others wouldn't dare For the first time in a full-frame Nikon DSLR, record 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video with dot-by-dot readout for maximum image quality. Capture 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p with an angle of view approx. 1.5x lens focal length, or record Full HD 1080 video at 60/30/24p. Shoot stunning 4K UHD Time-lapse, right in camera. Auto ISO handles smooth lighting transitions from ISO 200 to the sensitivity of your choice (all the way up to Hi-5). Enjoy all the professional video capabilities of D4S and D810 - simultaneous external and internal recording, Flat Picture Control, Zebra Stripes, a built-in stereo microphone with 20-step increment adjustments and so much more. Combine the D5's low light capabilities and the versatility of NIKKOR lenses, and your next video project is bound to be acclaimed.

A smooth operator

Incorporating feedback from the field, the D5 is engineered to reduce the stress factors of shooting all day. Improved ergonomics and an expanded illuminated button layout put key controls at your fingertips. A high resolution XGA Touchscreen LCD with a smartphone-like interface makes it easy to select AF points or Spot White Balance in Live View, swipe through shots, pinch to zoom, edit file names and more. New double XQD card slots* easily handle the camera's incredible burst shooting capacity and keep the buffer cleared. All of this in a light and durable magnesium-alloy body with extensive weather sealing. *A new modular design for memory lets you select a model with either dual XQD slots or dual high-speed CF slots.

Change your perspective

The D5 uses the versatile "F" lens mount that pros and advanced shooters have come to rely on. Use your prized NIKKOR glass to bring out the absolute best in your photos and videos. Pair the high speed of the D5 with a NIKKOR lens equipped with SPORT VR mode, like AF-S NIKKOR 500mm or 600mm f/4E, and experience unprecedented smoothness and precision. SPORT VR mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when tracking high-speed movement; even subjects moving quickly and unpredictably can be captured in stunning detail.

In addition to the D5, Nikon is pleased to introduce the new WT-6 Wireless Transmitter (available separately) for efficient high-speed wireless network communications. When connected to the D5, high-speed transfer of image data to a computer* or an FTP server over a wireless network connection is made possible, with a maximum range of approximately 200m*2, making communication significantly faster with support for the new IEEE 802.11ac (2×2 VHT80) standard. Wireless control over the camera from a computer is also possible using Camera Control Pro 2 (available separately).

Nikon D5 feature review | What you need to know

D5 Sample Images

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Nikon D5 Product Video | I AM VISION OUTPERFORMED

Nikon D5: 4K UHD Video - My Nebraska

Nikon D5: Inspired – Behind the Scenes

Nikon Europe Ambassador Joel Marklund puts the Nikon D5 to the test

*1 The Wireless Transmitter Utility (available for download from Nikon's website) must be installed on the computer
*2 With large antenna at wireless LAN access point. Range varies with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles

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Product Specification

Autofocus Points 153
Autofocus System Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
Battery Model EN-EL18a
Connectivity USB, HDMI
File Formats NEF (RAW), TIFF, JPEG
Flash Sync Speed 1/250
Flash Type External
Frames Per Second 12
Image Processor EXPEED 5
Included Accessories Body Cap BF-1B, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-3, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL18a with terminal cover, Battery Charger MH-26a with power cable and two contact protectors (shape of power cable depends on country of sale), USB Cable Clip, HDMI Cable Clip, USB Cable UC-E22, Strap AN-DC15
ISO Maximum 3280000
ISO Minimum 100
Lens Mount Nikon FX
Maximum Resolution 5568 x 3712
Megapixels 20.8
Memory Card Format XQD
Operating Environment 0 °C to 40 °C
Screen Resolution (Pixels) 2359000
Screen Size (Inches) 3.2
Sensor Format Full Frame
Sensor Size 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Sensor Type CMOS
Shutter Speed, Maximum 1/8000 sec
Shutter Speed, Minimum 30 sec
Size (mm) 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm
View Finder Coverage 100%
Weight (g) 1405
HD Movie Mode 4k
Manufacturer Link Nikon
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