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. 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.
|Type||Digital single-lens reflex camera|
|Released||6 January 2016|
|Lens mount||Nikon F-mount|
|Sensor||36.0 mm × 23.9 mm, Nikon FX format, 6.4 µm pixel size|
|Sensor maker||Nikon manufactured by Toshiba|
|Maximum resolution||5568 × 3712 pixels|
|Film speed||ISO 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|
|Storage media||Two CompactFlash (Type I) card slots, or two XQD card slots|
|Focus modes||Auto 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 areas||153-area Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K; 55 points user-selectable|
|Exposure modes||Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], Manual [M]|
|Exposure metering||180,000 pixels RGB TTL exposure metering sensor|
|Flash||None, External only|
|Shutter||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter speed range||30 to 1/8000 second and bulb|
|Continuous shooting||12 frame/s up to 200 RAW images|
|Viewfinder||Optical-type fixed eye level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.72x magnification|
|LCD screen||3.2-inch diagonal, (2,359,000 dots), touchscreen|
|Battery||EN-EL18a Lithium-ion battery|
|Dimensions||6.3 by 6.3 by 3.7 inches (160 mm × 160 mm × 94 mm)|
|Weight||49.5 oz (1,405 grams) w/ battery and 2 XQD cards|
It was succeeded by the Nikon D6, announced on February 12, 2020.
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:
- 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.
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- "NASA Astronaut Uses Nikon D5 to Take Space Selfies with Earth in the Background". February 2020.
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