Nikon D5 | XQD FX Digital SLR Camera Body

  • 20.8MP FX–Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 2.36m–Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps

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Product Highlights

    Make the impossible possible with the Nikon D5. An FX–format DSLR boasts advancements in sensor design, autofocus, metering and image processing, culminating in exciting new possibilities for photographers of all levels. With Nikon's widest native ISO range ever (100 to 102,400) and highest expanded range (up to Hi–5 ISO 3,280,000) the low–light capabilities of the D5 open a world of photography opportunities not yet discovered. A 20.8 megapixel FX–format CMOS sensor gives the D5 the highest resolution of any Nikon full–frame camera, boasting an EXPEED 5 image processor with a secondary image processor dedicated entirely to autofocus. 12 fps with fulltime AF and AE, and 14 fps with fixed focus and AE with mirror up means you can capture high–speed images with bright, consistent views. Using 153 focus points with 99 cross–type sensors and a fully dedicated AF processor that works in near darkness, the D5 outperforms the competition, reaching legendary status. For the first time ever, now you can record 4K UHD video and time–lapse events in a full–frame Nikon DSLR that's prepared to capture your award winning video. The only thing that's left up to you is the decision between dual XQD card slots, available on this XQD model, or dual Compact Flash slots, found on the CF model.

Details from Nikon

    Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Dual XQD)

    Qualifying itself as the flagship model in Nikon's DSLR lineup, the D5 is positioned as a truly fast, highly precise machine for professional photographers. Revolving around a full–frame, FX–format 20.8MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this workhorse touts an impressive 12 fps continuous shooting rate with full–time AF and AE, an expandable sensitivity range that goes up to ISO 3280000, and 4K UHD video recording at 30 fps. Matching the imaging versatility, the Nikon D5 is also characterized by its redeveloped Multi–CAM 20K 153–point AF system, which incorporates 99 cross–type sensors for refined precision when tracking moving subjects or working in difficult lighting conditions. This model features dual XQD memory card slots, to provide versatility in file handling during shooting, and a range of selectable raw file sizes can also be used depending on output needs. Designed to keep up with the fastest subjects and handle the most difficult working conditions, the Nikon D5 is an advanced DSLR well–suited to the most extreme multimedia workflows.

    Magnesium Alloy Construction

    Echoing the robust set of imaging capabilities, the D5 is of course equally refined in its handling and physical design attributes. A rear 3.2" 2.36m–dot touchscreen LCD monitor afford clean, clear playback and live view shooting, along with an intuitive means for navigating the menu system. The camera chassis is constructed from magnesium alloy and is both dust – and weather–sealed to enable working in the harshest of environments. And lending an air of familiarity to the design, a slew of configurable Function buttons are available across the body, and an integrated vertical grip supports working in both horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.

    20.8MP FX–Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5 Image Processor

    The FX–format 20.8MP CMOS sensor teams with the EXPEED 5 image processor to offer an esteemed mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range from ISO 100–102400 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions, an can be further expanded to ISO 50–3280000 (Lo 1 to Hi 5) to handle the most challenging of situations. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range. In addition to benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 5 processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate or 14 fps with the mirror up, or 12 fps with full–time autofocus and auto-exposure control. When shooting at 12 fps, up to 200 frames can be recorded in a single burst, even when shooting 14–bit lossless compressed NEF files. Benefitting this speed, redeveloped sequencer and mirror driving mechanisms also ensure consistent, accurate exposure results as well as a more stable viewfinder image.

    153–Point Multi–CAM 20K Autofocus System

    Matching the speed and imaging capabilities is the apt Multi–CAM 20K AF system, which features 153 total phase–detection points, including 99 cross–type sensors for improved subject recognition, and 55 of the points are selectable for greater compositional freedom. Benefitting the use of super telephoto lenses and teleconverters, 15 of the points, including 9 selectable points, are compatible with an effective aperture of f/8 and all 153 points support working with effective apertures of f/5.6 or brighter. Complementing the abundance of focusing points is a dedicated AF engine, which offers quick response times to benefit tracking fast and randomly moving subjects, even at the top 12 fps shooting rate. The AF engine also contributes to enhanced focusing sensitivity, with all points capable of focusing –3 EV and the center point capable of reading at –4 EV for working in very dark, low–contrast situations.

    Furthering the versatility of the focusing system, seven different AF–area modes can be selected to support varying types of subjects matter:

    • Single–Point AF: The camera uses a single point to find focus.
    • Dynamic–Area AF: Available with 25, 72, or 153–point selections, this mode uses a primary single focus point to lock onto focus, and then makes use of the surrounding points for maintaining focus while tracking erratically–moving subjects.
    • Group–Area AF: This mode treats smaller groups of AF points as a single point for a wider field of recognition, and is well–suited to tracking faaces or other detailed subjects.
    • 3D–Tracking: Using a subject's color information, this mode utilizes all 153 points to maintain focus on a moving subject while half–pressing the shutter button.
    • Auto–Area AF: This mode makes use of all 153 points to quickly identify the main subject, and then prioritizes recognized faces as portrait subjects in any AF servo mode.

    In addition to the range of AF–area modes, an AF lock–on function can also be used to improve subject tracking performance, and can be adjusted by two parameters – quick or delayed blocked shot AF response and erratic or steady subject movement. By configuring these settings, the AF performance can be optimized to handle a wide variety of subject movement types.

    Lastly, a unique auto AF fine–tune function can be employed to ensure the best possible focus for each mounted lens. Rather than relying on photographing distance charts, this function lets you achieve precise focus manually in live view, and then have the AF system calibrate itself to the fine–tuned focus position in order to alleviate front- and back–focusing issues.

    4K UHD Video Recording

    Taking notice of multimedia image–maker's needs, the D5 is more than just a still camera. Capable of recording 4K UHD video (3840 x 2160) at 30, 25, and 24 fps frame rates, Full HD and HD recording is also supported, along with the ability to save movie files to the in–camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out. For maintained quality and versatility in how your movies look, four image area options are available:

    • FX–based movie image format makes use of the entire width of the sensor and is used to record Full HD 1920 x 1080 and HD 1280 x 720 video. This setting is well–suited for shallow depth of field effects and provides the widest field of view.
    • 4K UHD movie image format is an area roughly corresponding to a DX crop of the full–frame sensor, and provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use. This area is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.
    • DX–based movie image format is a similar 1.5x crop of the full–frame sensor, however is used for recording Full HD and HD video.
    • 1920 x 1080 crop movie image format is the smallest recording area, offering roughly a 3x increase in the effective focal length of the lens for gaining narrower fields of view.

    As with still shooting, the wide range of sensitivities is available for recording in low and bright–light conditions, ranging from expanded ISO 100–3280000, and sensitivity values are manually adjustable via the dedicated movie–shooting menu. Also, a video–optimized Flat Picture Control mode can be us


Features & Specs

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Detailed Specifications
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F
  • Camera Format: Full–Frame
  • Pixels
    • Actual: 21.33 Megapixel
    • Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
  • Max Resolution: 5568 x 3712
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 4:5
  • Sensor Type / Size: CMOS, 35.9 x 23.9 mm
  • File Formats
    • Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
    • Movies: MOV, MPEG–4 AVC/H.264
    • Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
  • Bit Depth: 14–bit
  • Dust Reduction System: Yes
  • Memory Card Type: XQD
  • Focus Control
  • Focus Type: Auto & Manual
  • Focus Mode
    • Continuous–servo AF (C)
    • Manual Focus (M)
    • Single–servo AF (S)
  • Autofocus Points: Phase Detection – 153, 99 cross–type
  • Viewfinder/Display
  • Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Eye Point: 17.00 mm
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
  • Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.72x
  • Diopter Adjustment: – 3 to +1 m
  • Display Screen: 3.2" Rear Touchscreen LCD (2,359,000)
  • Screen Coverage: 100%
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 170.0°
  • Exposure Control
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100–102400
  • Shutter
    • Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    • Speed: 30 – 1/8000 second
  • Remote Control: WR–R10, WR–1 (Optional)
  • Mirror Lock–Up: Yes
  • Metering Method
    • 3D Color Matrix Metering
    • Center–weighted average metering
    • Spot metering
    • Highlight Weighted
  • Exposure Modes
    • Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    • Metering Range: EV –3.0 – EV 20.0
    • Compensation: –5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
  • Continuous Shooting: Up to 12 fps at 20.8 MP for up to 200 frames in raw format
  • White Balance Modes
    • Auto
    • Cloudy
    • Color Temperature
    • Direct Sunlight
    • Flash
    • Fluorescent
    • Incandescent
    • Preset Manual
    • Shade
  • Flash
  • Flash Modes
    • 1st Curtain Sync
    • Hi–Speed Sync
    • Off
    • Rear Curtain(Slow Sync
    • Rear Sync
    • Red–eye Reduction
    • Slow Sync
    • Slow Sync/Red–eye Reduction
  • Built–in Flash: No
  • Max Sync Speed: 1 / 250 seconds
  • Flash Compensation: –3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
  • Dedicated Flash System: iTTL
  • External Flash Connection
    • Hot Shoe
    • PC Terminal
  • AV Recording
  • Video Recording: Yes, NTSC
  • 4K
    • MPEG AVC/H.264
    • 3840 x 2160p / 30 fps
    • 3840 x 2160p / 25 fps
    • 3840 x 2160p / 24 fps
  • High Definition
    • MPEG AVC/H.264
    • 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
    • 1920 x 1080p / 50 fps
  • High Definition
    • MPEG AVC/H.264
    • 1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
    • 1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
    • 1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
  • High Definition
    • MPEG AVC/H.264
    • 1280 x 720p / 60 fps
    • 1280 x 720p / 50 fps
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Exposure Control (Manual)
    • Shutter Speed
    • Aperture
    • ISO
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto/Manual, 100 – 102400, Expandable to 3280000
  • Focus
    • Manual
    • Continuous Auto
  • Audio Recording
    • Built–in Mic: With Video, Stereo
    • Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
  • Performance
  • Continuous Shooting: Up to 14 fps
  • Self Timer
    • 20 seconds
    • 10 seconds
    • 5 seconds
    • 2 seconds
  • Interval Recording: Yes
  • Connectivity
    • 1/8" Headphone
    • 1/8" Microphone
    • HDMI C (Mini)
    • Micro–USB
    • NIkon 10–Pin
    • USB 3.0
  • Wi–Fi Capable: Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
  • Power
  • Battery
    • 1x EN–EL18a Lithium–ion Battery Pack
    • 10.8 VDC, 2500 mAh
  • AC Power Adapter: EH–6b (Optional)
  • Operating/Storage Temperature
    • 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    • Humidity: 0 – 85%
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 6.3"
  • Height: 6.2"
  • Depth: 3.6"
  • Weight: 3.09 lbs
Product Bullets
  • 20.8MP FX–Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 2.36m–Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30 fps


Included Coverage from Nikon: 1 Year Limited Warranty

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