- 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
- Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
- Native ISO 102400, Extend to ISO 3280000
- 12 fps Shooting for 200 Shots with AE/AF
- 180k-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
- 14-Bit Raw Files and 12-Bit Raw S Format
- 1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
In each millisecond, a masterpiece. Now you can capture critical moments that were previously invisible and define them with a clarity previously unattainable. If photography is about critical moments, the D5 helps you take a step forward with an exceptionally sharp viewfinder image, stable even during 12 frames per second1 high-speed continuous shooting. It features an incomparable autofocus system with 153 focus points – including 99 cross sensors. The D5 provides EXPEED 5 to maintain saturated colours and clarity between ISO 100 and 102400. Coverage is exceptionally wide and a new buffer allows up to 2002 NEF (RAW) images to be captured during one high-speed burst. Combining 4K/UHD video capability, rugged reliability, a new radio-controlled flash system, wireless transmission and NIKKOR’s unparalleled lens line-up, the new D5 opens up a clear path for you to take your step forward.
Stay on top of your game
Nikon’s phenomenal new autofocus (AF) system has an incredible 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors, providing exceptionally wide coverage. Small subjects moving at high speed can be tracked with a new level of precision. Subjects at the edge of the frame are easily detected and vertical shooting is vastly improved. AF sensitivity down to -4 EV3 enables superior low-light performance, while all AF modes have been improved. The system is configurable in 153-point, 72-point and 25-point settings in Continuous AF mode.
Power and precision
Thanks to a new AF ASIC unit, maximum computing power is allocated to AF at all times. Shoot at up to 12 fps1 with AE/AF tracking, or at up to 14 fps with mirror up. AF tracking and viewfinder visibility are vastly improved when shooting sports or scenes where subjects change direction suddenly. Faster sequential shutter and mirror mechanisms significantly reduce viewfinder blackout during high-speed bursts.
New metering and image sensors
The all-new 20.8-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor and 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor deliver phenomenally accurate subject recognition and image detail. Even if you’re shooting fast sports indoors, the D5 will get you the shot – with richer, more accurate tonal gradations. This camera boasts a new 3.2 inch, 2360k-dot LCD monitor, which offers touch operation in review mode. From the high-resolution screen you can easily check and select key images on the spot.
Shoot beyond what the eye can see
The D5 opens boundless possibilities for low-light shooting. With a new EXPEED 5 image processing engine, image quality is unprecedentedly high across the standard ISO range. This exceptionally clean performance is made possible by a signal processing system optimised for the new sensor’s 25% higher pixel count. Fine noise is dramatically reduced and even cropped images shot at high ISOs retain their quality. Incredibly, the ISO range can now be extended to ISO 3280000 equivalent, at the Hi 5 setting.
4x faster data transfer
Turbocharge your workflow with faster, sharper, and easier to handle shooting. Ergonomically, improvements include buttons with more defined ridges and curves, which enable more intuitive control, especially when shooting through the viewfinder. New double XQD card slots4 easily handle the D5’s incredible capacity to shoot up to 200 NEF (RAW) images in one burst and ensure the buffer is instantly cleared for the next burst.
4K high-definition D-Movies
The D5 is the first Nikon DSLR to record high-definition 4K/UHD movies in-camera, offering true moviemaking flexibility. 4K movies (3840×2160 pixels) can be recorded at 30p/25p/24p in dot-by-dot native pixel crop, which ensures the highest image quality. Shooting in Full HD (1080p) video allows you to record at frame rates up to 50p/60p in multiple sensor crop formats, including native Full HD pixel crop.
Fearless in the face of the elements
The rugged D5 is built with a magnesium alloy housing that repels even the most persistent dust particle or water droplet. The shutter unit is just as well-built, delivering phenomenal performance and outstanding durability no matter where inspiration takes you. From stills in the studio to 4K movies in the great outdoors, the D5 is ready to help you take a step forward.
WT-6 Wireless Transmitter (optional)
Optimise the D5’s capabilities with the new WT-6 Wireless Transmitter. Boost communication speeds and bridge distances, and get your photos to print first. Simply attach the WT-6 Wireless Transmitter directly to your D5 to control your camera remotely and securely and quickly transfer files onto networks. HTTP Mode lets you use the web browser on your iPhone® and/or iPad®* to operate camera controls or begin Live View shooting, including starting and stopping HD video and more. Image Transmission Mode means you can speedily transmit images to an FTP server or computer.
* iPhone® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
Ignite Your Creative Vision with SB-5000 (optional)
Nikon’s Creative Lighting System continues to go from strength to strength with the new SB-5000. This Speedlight utilises radio communication and improves the performance of Nikon flash systems under challenging conditions. The new SB-5000 features cutting-edge capabilities such as the world’s first cooling system# in a clip-on compact flash unit. The Speedlight can fire off up to 120 flashes in a single burst, delivering powerful luminosity. It works seamlessly with the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CSL), offering the radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL)† that make multiple flash setup a breeze. With its compact size and all-new intuitive control panel, it has all the features you need to ignite your creative vision.
# Among clip-on type compact flash units, as of 5 January 2016.
† Compatible with Nikon D5 and later cameras.
2 When Lexar Professional 2933× XQD 2.0 memory cards are used.
3 The center focus point has a detection range beginning at −4 EV, and detection with other focus points begins at −3 EV (at ISO 100, 20°C).
4 The camera is available in two versions, one that uses two XQD cards and one that uses two CompactFlash cards
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Camera Format: Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
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: CF
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 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°
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-102400 (Extended Mode: 50-3280000)
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 Modes: 1st Curtain Sync
Rear Curtain/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
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Video Format 4K
3840 x 2160p / 30 fps
3840 x 2160p / 25 fps
3840 x 2160p / 24 fps
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps
1920 x 1080p / 50 fps
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
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
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
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)
Battery: 1x EN-EL18a Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 10.8 VDC, 2500 mAh
AC Power Adapter: EH-6b (Optional)
Operating/Storage: Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6" / 160.0 x 158.5 x 92.0 mm
Weight 3.09 lb / 1405 g with battery and memory cards