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The Nikon D5 is a full frame professional DSLR camera announced by Nikon Corporation on 6 January 2016 to succeed the D4S as its flagship DSLR.[4][5] The D5 offers a number of improvements over its predecessor including a new image sensor, new image processor, improved ergonomics and expanded ISO range. Additionally, improved auto focus (AF) mode were introduced. On 23 February 2017, at CP+ show, a special edition was released for Nikon's 100th anniversary.[6]

Nikon D5
20170530 Nikon D5 stacked.jpg
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
Lens mountNikon F-mount
Sensor36.0 mm × 23.9 mm, Nikon FX format, 6.4 µm pixel size
Image sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor makerNikon[1] manufactured by Toshiba[2]
Maximum resolution5568 × 3712 pixels
(20.8 megapixels)
ASA/ISO rangeISO equivalency 100 to 102,400 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps, Boost: 50–3,280,000 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
StorageTwo CompactFlash (Type I) card slots, or two XQD card slots
Focus modesAuto selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Single-servo AF (AF-S), Face-Priority AF (Live View and D-Movie only), Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Focus areas153-area Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K; 55 points user-selectable
Exposure modesProgrammed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]
Exposure metering180,000 pixels RGB TTL exposure metering sensor
ShutterElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range30 to 1/8000 second and bulb
Continuous shooting12 frame/s up to 200 RAW images
ViewfinderOptical-type fixed eye level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.72x magnification
Rear LCD monitor3.2-inch diagonal, (2,359,000 dots), touchscreen
BatteryEN-EL18a Lithium-ion battery
Dimensions6.3 by 6.3 by 3.7 inches (160 mm × 160 mm × 94 mm)
Weight1,405 g (w/ battery and 2 XQD cards)
List priceUS$6,499.95[3]
Made inJapan
Released6 January 2016



Photo taken with Nikon D5

While the D5 retains many features of the Nikon D4S, it offers the following new features and improvements:

  • Redesigned 20.8-megapixel image sensor with less noise
  • Nikon EXPEED5 image processor
  • Expanded ISO range of ISO 100-102,400 (boosted range of ISO 50-3,280,000)
  • 4K video (3840 x 2160) 30p video capture with uncompressed video output via HDMI
  • Improved autofocus and subject tracking algorithms
  • Increasing continuous shooting speed to 12fps with full AF
  • Touchscreen Rear LCD monitor

In June 2016, a firmware update added several significant improvements:[7]

  • The maximum video recording time was increased to 29:59 for all resolutions, including 4K.
  • Electronic vibration reduction was added for video shooting.
  • A new 9-point dynamic autofocus mode was added for stills shooting.
  • Also added for stills shooting was a flicker reduction mode, in which the moment of exposure is adjusted to compensate for flickering electric lighting.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nikon D5 Nikon
  2. ^ Nikon D5 and D500 Image Sensors are Made by Sony Daily Camera News
  3. ^ "D5 Details". Nikon USA. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. ^ Nikon. "Nikon - News - Digital SLR camera D5". Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  5. ^ Hogan, Thom. "D5". DSLR Bodies. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  6. ^ "These are Nikon's Ultra-Limited Edition 100th Anniversary DSLRs and Lenses". PetaPixel. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  7. ^ Britton, Barney (June 23, 2016). "Nikon releases new firmware for D5: Improves video and adds flicker reduction". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved June 25, 2016.

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