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Nikon D5 Announced - CES 2016 Live

Nikon has announced the new Nikon D5 at CES 2016, with 4K UHD Cine ready video.

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Nikon has announced the new Nikon D5, live at CES 2016, with a new 20.8 megapixel FX full-frame sensor, 4K UHD video recording, 153 focus points and wide ISO range. The camera is said to have improved colour reproduction, with improved dynamic range, impressive skin tones, as well as excellent noise performance. 

UK Price £5199 body only, available March 2016.

Nikon D5 Key Features

  • 20.8 megapixel FX full-frame sensor
  • 153 focus points, 99 cross type
  • Group AF, Tracking AF
  • 12-14fps continuous shooting - Video 
  • EXPEED 5 image processor
  • Improved colour and noise performance
  • ISO100 to ISO102400, extends further to ISO3,280,000 (Hi 5)
  • Touchscreen
  • -4 EV Low-light sensitivity
  • 4K UHD Video, Cinema ready
  • In camera 4K timelapse creation

Nikon D5 Full

From Nikon, London, UK, 5th January 2016: Nikon reveals the all-new D5, the FX-format D-SLR 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 your every 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.

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Simon Iddon, Head of Product Management, Nikon UK, says: “The D5 is the newest addition to our range of FX D-SLR’s and packs a serious punch with its capabilities. Professional photographers will be able to push the boundaries with this model, making it easier than ever to capture that unmissable shot. The imaging power of the D5 is superb with new and improved ergonomics and workflow enhancements, along with exceptional durability like never before.”

Simon adds: “Due to the anticipated high demand for this astonishing new camera we will be prioritising pre-orders placed by Nikon Professional Services (NPS) members.”     

Summary of key features

  • 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.
  • 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, up to four times faster wireless connection and twice as fast Ethernet connection.


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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).

*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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ChrisV Plus
12 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2016 12:14PM
ISO 3280000??? ISO 3280000????

Looking forward to seeing all those previously undiscovered black cats in coal cellars. Does it come with a posse to search out the photons at those sort of levels?

Seriously, seeing will be believing - if it can output something reasonably clean within the 'standard' ISO range it promises, it could match the leap we saw with the D3s. In spite of the claims of subsequent high-end cameras, I haven't seen all that much of a noise-handling improvement over that particular Nikon. Is this a BSI sensor? It doesn't seem to be mentioned in this article and I suppose that could make a difference...

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