05-01-2016

Blow your shooting possibilities wide open with the D5 - Nikon’s new flagship DSLR

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 5th January 2016: Nikon reveals the all-new D5 - the FX-format DSLR that gives pros and no-compromise enthusiasts access to astonishing power and precision. No matter how far your vision takes you, this camera is ready to go further.

Fully equipped to match ambition with phenomenal images, the D5 meets the toughest photographic challenges out there. The camera’s next-generation 153-point AF system offers exceptionally wide coverage whether shooting a race or a red carpet. The highest expanded sensitivity in Nikon’s history makes it truly possible to shoot beyond what the eye can see. And for moviemakers who go to extremes, D-movie now enables users to record 4K UHD (ultra-high-definition) movies in-camera.

Dirk Jasper, Manager, Professional Products, Nikon Europe, explains: “The D5 pushes the boundaries of acquisition capabilities and durability like never before. When your photography takes you into extreme shooting environments - when you’ve only got one chance to get the shot - this camera delivers. The sheer imaging power of the D5 is exceptional, and pros working in diverse photographic disciplines will benefit from the camera’s ergonomic and workflow enhancements. These improvements have all been implemented based upon photographers’ feedback and will seriously reduce the stress factors that come with professional photography.”

Summary of key features

Next-generation AF: with an incredible 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors. AF sensitivity down to -3 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.

Power and precision: shoot up to 12 fps with AE/AF tracking, or shoot up to 14 fps with mirror up. AF tracking and viewfinder visibility are vastly improved when shooting fast, unpredictable action.

High-performance buffer: capture up to 200 NEF (RAW) or large JPEG images in one high-speed burst - enough to cover an entire 100 m sprint final without taking your finger off the shutter release button.

Phenomenal sensitivity - from bright sunlight to astronomical twilight: push the envelope as far as required with an ISO range of 100 to 102400, extendable to ISO 3280000 equivalent at the Hi 5 setting. Experience exceptionally clean performance across the standard ISO range.

High-definition 4K/UHD movies: shoot 4K movies (3840x2160 pixels) at 30p/25p/24p in dot-by-dot native pixel crop, which ensures the highest image quality. Shoot Full HD (1080p) video at up to 50p/60p in multiple formats.

High-speed image capture and 4x faster data transfer: turbocharge workflow with new Double XQD card slots, a new USB 3.0 port for high-speed transfer of large amounts of data, and 4x faster wireless and Ethernet connections.