Nikon D5 DSLR XQD Version Body
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Nikon D5 DSLR XQD Version Body

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About Nikon D5

Nikon D5 Vs Nikon D500

Having used Nikon cameras for the past 14 years, both cameras seemed very familiar from the first touch, however, I did have some questions. How could the D5 improve on the spectacular D4s? How much has the D500 improved over the aging D300S it’s meant to replace? And, finally, how does the performance compare between the D5 and Nikon D500?

World’s Most Light Sensitive 35mm Sensor Camera

Replacing the D4s at the top of the Nikon lineup, the Nikon D5 is an FX-format DSLR that sets several new benchmarks in speed, sensitivity, image quality, and even in movie recording. The eye-popping top native ISO sensitivity of ISO 102,400 and expandable Hi-5 setting, ISO 3,280,000 (yes, 3.28 million!) is claimed to capture details and colors beyond the limits of the human eye.

Key Features

  • 20.8MP sensor
  • 12fps burst rate
  • New AF system with 153 AF points, 99 cross-type
  • AF detection to -4EV (center), -3 EV (all other focus points)
  • 3.2-inch, 2.36 million dot resolution touchscreen LCD monitor
  • 4K video capture at 30p
  • 180K pixel RGB sensor
  • Up to 200 12-bit lossless compressed RAW images in a single burst
  • ISO range 100-102,400 (native), up to 3,280,000 boosted
  • Double Memory Card Slots
  • 2 Versions of Camera available: QXD or CF memory card compatible

New AF system

Nikon has revamped its AF system, utilizing a Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module. With 153 focus points (99 cross-type), Nikon has packed the entire image area with focus sensitivity goodness that can practically see in the dark. They’ve goosed the system with a dedicated AF engine that works with the 180K-pixel RGB sensor, and claim very reliable AF performance in a variety of shooting scenarios.

Zippy Burst Rate

High-Speed shooting tops out at 12fps with both AF and AE tracking on. A new mirror drive mechanism keeps the viewfinder image stable during continuous shooting even at high speed. If you’re using a 2933x QXD 2.0 memory card, you can capture up to 200 12-bit lossless compressed RAW images in a single continuous shooting burst.

ISO Beyond Human Vision

We’ll say it again: The new FX CMOS sensor, combined with the new EXPEED 5 image processing engine, will deliver the highest non-boosted top ISO in Nikon history. Until now, you could only reach ISO 102,400 if you boosted the sensitivity, but in this case, it’s native. Nikon says the broad dynamic range is greater than ever and if you do want to go beyond human vision, you can boost to H5 for the aforementioned, mind-boggling, astrophotography-friendly ISO 3,280,000.


Communication and connectivity

Connects 2x as fast as the D4s with both wired networks via the built-in Ethernet connector, or wireless networks via the optional Nikon Wireless Transmitter WT-8. .


Choose Your Format

The D5 will come in two flavors, based on which memory card format you prefer: QXD or Compact Flash. Either way, the camera will have two card slots.

Digital Cinema

Shoot at up to 4K resolution in 30, 25 or 24p. You can shoot at boosted ISO 3.28 million in video mode.

High-Resolution LCD Monitor

The D5 has a super-high-resolution touchscreen LCD monitor that specs out at 3.2 inches, with 2.359k dot resolution.

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

Innovation for inspiration.

What determines when Nikon releases a full-frame flagship camera? When technological innovation demands it. 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. This is not iteration, friends. This is innovation...spectacular innovation. How will it change the way you shoot?

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.

EXPEED 5, Nikon’s most powerful processor ever

Masterful image quality

The sheer imaging power of the D5 is exhilarating. With its Nikon developed 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor, the D5 is the highest resolution full-frame Nikon flagship ever and ready for your next challenge. Nikon's superior image processor has been updated to EXPEED 5 to harness the power of this remarkable new sensor, and a second processor has been added just for autofocus. All of the exquisite detail and textures, vibrant colors and rich tonality delivered by NIKKOR lenses is captured in flawless precision, even in extreme low light. Create images that move people.

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—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.

Capture images that defy the odds

Nikon's fastest, most accurate AF system yet

The D5 ushers in a new era of autofocus with the Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor module. It uses 153 focus points with 99—yes 99—cross-type sensors and a fully dedicated AF processor, and it works in near darkness (EV -4). Small subjects moving at high speed, even in low light, can be tracked with remarkable precision. The system is configurable in 153-, 72- and 25-point coverage when used with Continuous AF. All 153 points are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses f/5.6 or faster, and 15 central points work with an effective aperture of f/8. Whether you're shooting a high-speed race or A-listers on the red carpet, the D5 has you covered.

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.

Supplied Accessories

  • D5 Camera Body XQD
  • EN-EL18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-26a Battery Charger
  • USB Cable Clip
  • HDMI Cable Clip
  • UC-E22 USB Cable
  • AN-DC15 Strap
  • DK-27 Eyepiece Adapter
  • DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • BL-6 Battery Chamber Cover
  • Network Guide

Specification

Nikon D5 Specifications
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount
Nikon F bayonet mount
Sensor
Picture Angle: Nikon FX format
Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 20.8 million
Sensor Size: 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Sensor Format: FX
Image Sensor Type: CMOS
Total Pixels: 21.33 million
Dust-reduction system: Image sensor cleaning / Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference Photo: yes
Image Area
FX-format: (L) 5,568 x 3,712 / (M) 4,176 x 2,784 / (S) 2,784 x 1,856
1:2 format (30 x 20): (L) 4,640 x 3,088 / (M) 3,472 x 2,312 / (S) 2,320 x 1,544
5:4 format (30 x 24): (L) 4,640 x 3,712 / (M) 3,472 x 2,784 / (S) 2,320 x 1,856
DX-format:(L) 3,648 x 2,432 / (M) 2,736 x 1,824 / (S) 1,824 x 1,216
Image Area (cont.)
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160

FX-format photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720: (L) 5568 x 3128 / (M) 4176 x 2344 / (S) 2784 x 1560

DX-format photographs during movie recording at a frame size of 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720: (L) 3648 x 2048 / (M) 2736 x 1536 / (S) 1824 x 1024

Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 1920 x 1080 crop: 1920 x 1080
File Format Still Images
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression

NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats

NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression) TIFF (RGB)
Storage Media
2 XQD memory type cards
File System
Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) PictBridge
Viewfinder
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)
1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
5:4 (30x24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical (Approx.)
Viewfinder Magnification
0.72x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1) (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint
17mm
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +1m
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark IX screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type
Mirror Lock Up
Yes
Lens Aperture
Instant-return type
Electronically Controlled
Depth-of-field Control
Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)

IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Compatible Lenses
AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only).

Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection).
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter
Electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed
30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
Bulb Shutter Setting
Yes
Shutter Release Modes
Continuous low-speed [CL] mode
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer Mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options
CH: Up to 10-12 frames per second
CL: Up to 10 frames per second
Quiet Continuous
Top Continuous Speed at Full Res
12 frames per second
14 frames per second with mirror up
Self-timer
2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System
TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
Metering Method: Center Weighted
Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle)
Metering Method: Matrix
3D Color Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Metering Method: Spot
Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used
Metering Range
-3 +/- 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Combined CPU and AI (collapsible meter coupling lever)
Exposure Modes
Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Exposure Compensation
+/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing
+/-5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Picture Control
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 100 - 102,400
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent) above ISO 102,400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
102,400
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
Hi-5 (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Hi-1 (ISO 204,800 equivalent)
Hi-2 (ISO 409,600 equivalent)
Hi-3 (ISO 819,200 equivalent)
Hi-4 (ISO 1,638,400 equivalent)
Hi-5 (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
Yes
High ISO Noise Reduction
Low
Normal
High
Off
Active D-Lighting
Auto
Extra High 2
Extra High 1
High
Normal
Low
Off
D-Lighting Bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame
3-5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode
Yes
Dynamic AF Mode
Number of AF points: 25, 72 and 153 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode
Yes
Autofocus System
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection Range
-4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-area Mode
25, 72, or 153 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking
Group-area AF
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Focus Modes
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
153
Autofocus Sensitivity
-4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune
Yes
Flash Bracketing
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
X-Sync Speed
1/250
Top FP High Speed Sync
Up to 1/8000
Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center- weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot meterin
Flash Sync Modes
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Front-curtain sync (normal)
Rear-curtain sync
Red-Eye reduction
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
Slow rear-curtain sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-Ready Indicator
Lights when optional flash unit such as SB-5000, SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, SB-400, SB-300 or SB-R200 is fully charged
Accessory Shoe
Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
CLS Supported
Flash Sync Terminal
Yes
White Balance
Auto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K 10000K)
Cloudy
Direct Sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (7 types)
Incandescent
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Shade
White Balance Bracketing
2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Live View Shooting
Photography Live View Mode with available Silent Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode
Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum Recording Time
3 minutes at high quality only for 4K UHD 3840 x 2160/24/25/30p recording

10 minutes at highest quality or 20 minutes at normal quality setting for 1920 x 1080/50/60p recording

20 minutes at highest quality for all recording options except 4K UHD, 1920 x 1080/50/60p and 640 x 424/25/30p

29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality for all recording options except 4K UHD, and 1920 x 1080/50/60p
Movie File Format
MOV
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording Format
Linear PCM
Movie
4K/UHD 3840x2160 / 30 fps
4K/UHD 3840x2160 / 25 fps
4K/UHD 3840x2160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 / 24 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 crop / 60 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 crop / 50 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 crop / 30 fps
Full HD 1920x1080 crop / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 24 fps
HD 1280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1280x720 / 50 fps
Movie (cont.)
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively

High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
Movie Audio
Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional)
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor
Monitor Size: 3.2" diagonal
Monitor Resolution: 2,359,000 Dots
Monitor Type: Wide Viewing Angle Touch TFT-LCD (Touch for playback only)
Monitor Angle of View: 170 -degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments: Brightness, 5 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: visible in LiveView Modes / visible in Viewfinder
Playback Functions
Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
GPS data display
Highlights
Histogram Display
Image Comment
IPTC information embedding and display
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Photo Information
Playback with Zoom
Slideshow
Voice Memo
In-Camera Image Editing
Color Balance
D-Lighting
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Monochrome
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Red-Eye Correction
Resize
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Image Comment
Yes
Interface
10-pin RemoteTerminal
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Headphone Connector
Stereo Microphone Input 3.5mm
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Ethernet: 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) Wired LAN
Wi-Fi Functionality
WT-5A (optionally available)
WT-6A (optionally available)
GPS
GP-1A GPS unit (optionally available)
Save/Load Camera settings
Yes
Total Custom Settings
64
My Menu
Yes with customization
Recent Settings
Yes
Supported Languages
Arabic
Bengali
Brazilian Portuguese
Bulgarian
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Marathi
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Swedish
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Date and Time
Daylight Savings Time Settings
The camera clock is powered by a separate, non-rechargeable CR1616 lithium battery with a life of about two years.
World Time Setting
Battery
EN-EL18a Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Time (Shots Per Charge)
3,780 shots (CIPA) Movies: Approx. 110 minutes of HD footage
AC Adapter
EH-6b AC Adapter (optionally available)
Requires EP-6 Power Supply Connector (optionally available)
Battery Charger
MH-26a Quick Charger
Tripod Socket
1/4"
Dimensions (WxHxD)
6.3 x 6.3 x 3.7" (160 x 158.5 x 92mm)
Weight
3.1 lbs (1.4kg)

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