Nikon D5 World’s Most Light Sensitive 35mm Sensor Camera
Replacing the D4s at the top of the Nikon lineup, the Nikon D5 is an FX-format DSLR that sets several new benchmarks in speed, sensitivity, image quality, and even in movie recording. The eye-popping top native ISO sensitivity of ISO 102,400 and expandable Hi-5 setting, ISO 3,280,000 (yes, 3.28 million!) is claimed to capture details and colors beyond the limits of the human eye.
12fps burst rate
New AF system with 153 AF points, 99 cross-type
AF detection to -4EV (center), -3 EV (all other focus points)
3.2-inch, 2.36 million dot resolution touchscreen LCD monitor
4K video capture at 30p
180K pixel RGB sensor
Up to 200 12-bit lossless compressed RAW images in a single burst
ISO range 100-102,400 (native), up to 3,280,000 boosted
Double Memory Card Slots
2 Versions of Camera available: QXD or CF memory card compatible
New AF system
Nikon has revamped its AF system, utilizing a Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module. With 153 focus points (99 cross-type), Nikon has packed the entire image area with focus sensitivity goodness that can practically see in the dark. They’ve goosed the system with a dedicated AF engine that works with the 180K-pixel RGB sensor, and claim very reliable AF performance in a variety of shooting scenarios.
New AF system
Zippy Burst Rate
High-Speed shooting tops out at 12fps with both AF and AE tracking on. A new mirror drive mechanism keeps the viewfinder image stable during continuous shooting even at high speed. If you’re using a 2933x QXD 2.0 memory card, you can capture up to 200 12-bit lossless compressed RAW images in a single continuous shooting burst.
Zippy Burst Rate
ISO Beyond Human Vision
We’ll say it again: The new FX CMOS sensor, combined with the new EXPEED 5 image processing engine, will deliver the highest non-boosted top ISO in Nikon history. Until now, you could only reach ISO 102,400 if you boosted the sensitivity, but in this case, it’s native. Nikon says the broad dynamic range is greater than ever and if you do want to go beyond human vision, you can boost to H5 for the aforementioned, mind-boggling, astrophotography-friendly ISO 3,280,000.
Connects 2x as fast as the D4s with both wired networks via the built-in Ethernet connector, or wireless networks via the optional Nikon Wireless Transmitter WT-8. .
Choose Your Format
The D5 will come in two flavors, based on which memory card format you prefer: QXD or Compact Flash. Either way, the camera will have two card slots.
Shoot at up to 4K resolution in 30, 25 or 24p. You can shoot at boosted ISO 3.28 million in video mode.
The D5 has a super-high-resolution touchscreen LCD monitor that specs out at 3.2 inches, with 2.359k dot resolution.
Nikon D5 Features
20.8MP FX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 5 image processing
Widest native ISO range ever in a Nikon full-frame DSLR: ISO 100 to 102,400 (expandable to Hi-5, ISO 3,280,000)
Redesigned AF system with a 153 focus points, 99 cross-type sensors and a dedicated processor
4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video recording and pro-grade video features
12 fps continuous shooting with full AF and AE performance; up to 200 shots in a single burst