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Nikon D5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Nikon D5. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and screen. The image quality and durability are also mentioned favorably. The size and shutter get negative comments, and there are some mixed views about the color.

performance, durability, image quality, screen, usability

portability, price, shutter, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Nikon D5

 

Nikon's new flagship DSLR is a phenomenal performer as long as you don't want to shoot 4K video clips longer than three minutes

High specification autofocus system ; Huge sensitivity range ; Durable build

4K recording limited to 3 minutes ; Vertical grip control arrangement doesn't match the horizontal grip's ; The information screens should be more useful

The Nikon D5 will keep pros happy with its great burst-shooting and low-light performance, but a couple of niggling build issues mean it isn't as convincing an upgrade over the D4S as it could have been.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D5 review: Olympic effort from pro DSLR - Pocket-lint

 

In an Olympic year the D5 puts in an Olympic performance. It's going for gold and it's deservedly worthy of such an accolade. Although it's such a tight

New autofocus system is insanely good, super-fast 12fps burst with decent buffer innings, detail at high ISO settings is incredible, epic battery life

The “Hi” ISO settings are roughly pointless, some odd auto white balance decisions in mixed lighting, continuous shooting undercut by Canon 1DX II

Make no bones about it: the Nikon D5 is an astounding pro-spec camera. It's also inevitably going to be compared to the Canon EOS 1D X II. Of the pair we'd say the Canon is the speedier and, arguably, more adept at video work; the Nikon, on the other...

May, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nikon D5 review

 

Spent more time on the sports field than in the studio? The D5 is the pro-level camera to go for

No light? No problem ; Super-fast shooting ; Built like a tank

What the hey, 4K? ; Where's the Wi-Fi

Nikon’s top-line DSLR knocks it out the park for professional and sports photographers

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D5 features

 

Nikon D5 D-SLR camera features : An exciting addition to the D5 is an all-new AF system with Nikon's first dedicated AF processor. The Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor module offers superior AF performance with 153 AF points, including 99 cross-type sensors -...

The Nikon D5 price in US dollar is set at $6,499.95. Prices may vary from country to country. The D5 body will be available in March. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this camera body to the test and publish a Nikon D5 review. For more...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon D5 Digital SLR Camera

 

Development of the Nikon D5 digital SLR camera : Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that it is developing the Nikon D5 digital SLR camera, which represents the next generation of professional FX-format models. The new Nikon camera offers stunning...

Dec, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Nikon D5 Review

 

We review the new Nikon D5, with high speed shooting, 4K video and ISO up to 3.2 million!

Phenomenal battery life - up to 8000 shots! ; Excellent noise performance at high ISO speeds ; Excellent image quality ; Illuminated buttons and screens ; 4K (UHD) video recording ; Mic/headphone sockets ; Auto White Balance White works extremely well...

Wi-Fi not built-in ; Size and weight is likely to limit the amount of time you shoot with it ; Video time recording limits, 3min for 4K ; Limited touch-screen controls ; Loud shutter

The Nikon D5 will be a welcome upgrade to anyone who is already shooting with a Nikon D4s , D4 , or D3s , with faster continuous shooting, improved focus system, and increased resolution as well as an expanded ISO range. Whilst you may not see the need...

Apr, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D5

 

The top-of-the-line Nikon D5 SLR doesn't disappoint thanks to best-in-class autofocus, 4K video recording, and a full-frame image sensor.

Fast 153-point autofocus system. 12fps continuous shooting. Strong high ISO image quality. 20MP full-frame image sensor. Tough, durable build. 3.2-inch touch LCD. Clean HDMI output. 4K video capture. Available with dual XQD or CF slots.

4K video is cropped. Underwhelming autofocus for video. No Wi-Fi or GPS. Omits in-body flash.

Conclusions If you want a top-end SLR that can keep focus locked on moving subjects, shoot at an incredible burst rate, and deliver the image quality you expect from a full-frame system, you have two excellent options among current models. The Canon...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Nikon D5 Review

 

The Nikon D5 is the company's flagship action-oriented DSLR, sporting a 20.8MP full-frame sensor, 153-point autofocus system and a full-size, double-grip chassis that is both tough as nails and exceedingly comfortable to use. Though the core build of...

Jun, 2016

Essential

Expert review by: Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Nikon D5 Review

 

The D5 is Nikon's latest flagship professional DSLR, sitting right at the top of its line-up and representing an upgrade from 2014's D4S. It's no surprise to see Nikon announcing a new camera in this year with big sporting tournaments, especially the...

Nikon has probably already done enough to tempt professional photographers to place a pre-order by releasing the specs of the D5 alone. However, it's good to have it confirmed that those promising specs really do deliver as we have found after spending...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Jeremy Gray (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D5 Review

 

The Nikon D5 captures excellent images, but its 20.8-megapixel sensor trades low ISO dynamic range for excellent high ISO performance. What it doesn't compromise on is autofocus and speed with 153 AF points and 12fps continuous shooting for up to 200...

Excellent image quality; Excellent high ISO performance; Fast 153-point autofocus system; Fast continuous shooting speeds; 4K video recording; Pro-quality camera body; Outstanding battery life

Large and heavy body might not be right for all; Loud shutter; Underutilized touchscreen; Low ISO dynamic range not as good as predecessor; Extended high ISOs not very useful; Sluggish Live View AF

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Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Contrast adjustment: Yes
GPS (satellite): No
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Self-timer:2,3,5,10,20
Tripod mountable: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:AMOLED
Display diagonal:8.13
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash sync-speed:1/250

Focusing

Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Light exposure

Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, XQD
Memory slots:2

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:Raw
Image sensor size (W x H):35.6 x 23.9
Image stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:5568 x 3712
Megapixel:20.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5568 x 3712, 4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856, 4640 x 3088, 3472 x 2312, 2320 x 1544, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1824 x 1216, 4640 x 3712, 3472 x 2784, 2320 x 1856
Total MegaPixels:21.33

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:3.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Mechanical

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.2
Height :15.8
Weight:1.24
Weight (including battery):1.42
Width:16