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  • 20.8 MP CMOS Sensor
  • Full-Frame Format
  • 12 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 100-102,400 Expandable to 3280000
  • Camera Body
  • 4K Ultra HD Video Recording at 30 fps
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Overview

* Lens pictured not included
 

Innovation for inspiration.

Nikon D5

Nikon's fastest, most accurate AF system yet

The D5 ushers in a new era of autofocus with the Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor module. It uses 153 focus points with 99—yes 99—cross-type sensors and a fully dedicated AF processor, and it works in near darkness (EV -4). Small subjects moving at high speed, even in low light, can be tracked with remarkable precision. The system is configurable in 153-, 72- and 25-point coverage when used with Continuous AF. All 153 points are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses f/5.6 or faster, and 15 central points work with an effective aperture of f/8. Whether you're shooting a high-speed race or A-listers on the red carpet, the D5 has you covered.

Key Features:

  • New 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

Game-changing low light capabilities

Nikon's widest native ISO range ever

The low light performance of the D5 might make it a legend. With Nikon's widest native ISO range (100 to 102,400) and highest expanded range (up to Hi-5 ISO 3,280,000), advancements in noise reduction and colour fidelity and a next-generation AF system that performs in near darkness (EV -4), a world of new shooting opportunities has opened. Capture clear, sharp images you may not have attempted before—at night, in dark reception halls, arenas and more. For surveillance and security applications, this expanded ISO range means getting a shot others can't see without a flash.

 

Stay on top of your game

The speed to capture decisive moments

When you hear the D5 shooting at full speed—12 fps with fulltime AF and AE, 14 fps with fixed focus and AE with mirror up—you know the game has changed. For the first time in a Nikon DSLR, a second processor is dedicated solely to autofocus operation and computing. A new shutter and mirror sequencing mechanism nearly eliminates blackout time and mirror slap for bright, consistent views during high-speed capture. EXPEED 5 and a high performance buffer handle up 200 NEF (RAW) and/or Large JPEG images during one high-speed burst—enough to cover an entire 100m sprint without taking your finger off the shutter release button. The new 180K RGB Advanced Scene Recognition System pulls it all together and ensures every shot has optimal exposure.
 

EXPEED 5, Nikon’s most powerful processor ever

Masterful image quality

The sheer imaging power of the D5 is exhilarating. With its Nikon developed 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor, the D5 is the highest resolution full-frame Nikon flagship ever and ready for your next challenge. Nikon's superior image processor has been updated to EXPEED 5 to harness the power of this remarkable new sensor, and a second processor has been added just for autofocus. All of the exquisite detail and textures, vibrant colours and rich tonality delivered by NIKKOR lenses is captured in flawless precision, even in extreme low light. Create images that move people.

 

Moviemaking flexibility

4K UHD video in light others wouldn't dare

For the first time in a full-frame Nikon DSLR, record 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video with dot-by-dot readout for maximum image quality. Capture 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p with an angle of view approx. 1.5x lens focal length, or record Full HD 1080 video at 60/30/24p. Shoot stunning 4K UHD Time-lapse, right in camera. Auto ISO handles smooth lighting transitions from ISO 200 to the sensitivity of your choice (all the way up to Hi-5). Enjoy all the professional video capabilities of D4S and D810—simultaneous external and internal recording, Flat Picture Control, Zebra Stripes, a built-in stereo microphone with 20-step increment adjustments and so much more. Combine the D5's low light capabilities and the versatility of NIKKOR lenses, and your next video project is bound to be acclaimed.

 

 

A smooth operator

Incorporating feedback from the field, the D5 is engineered to reduce the stress factors of shooting all day. Improved ergonomics and an expanded illuminated button layout put key controls at your fingertips. A high resolution XGA Touchscreen LCD with a smartphone-like interface makes it easy to select AF points or Spot White Balance in Live View, swipe through shots, pinch to zoom, edit file names and more. New double XQD card slots* easily handle the camera's incredible burst shooting capacity and keep the buffer cleared. All of this in a light and durable magnesium-alloy body with extensive weather sealing. 

  • Change your perspective

    The D5 uses the versatile "F" lens mount that pros and advanced shooters have come to rely on. Use your prized NIKKOR glass to bring out the absolute best in your photos and videos. Pair the high speed of the D5 with a NIKKOR lens equipped with SPORT VR mode, like AF-S NIKKOR 500mm or 600mm f/4E, and experience unprecedented smoothness and precision. SPORT VR mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when tracking high-speed movement; even subjects moving quickly and unpredictably can be captured in stunning detail.
  • Ready for the future of creative lighting

    The D5 is the first Nikon full-frame DSLR to incorporate control for its new radio controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting system. With the optional WR-A10 (Wireless Remote Adapter) and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller (transceiver), the D5 can control and fire up to six groups of SB-5000 Speedlights around obstacles, corners, in bright sunlight—even in another room—up to 98 feet away. Access control right from the D5's menu and shine light on yet more shooting opportunities. Of course, the D5 is also fully compatible with SB-910, SB-800 and SB-700 series Speedlights.
  • Streamlined workflow

    Shoot more and wait less with the D5’s ultrafast communication system, which performs over 1.5 times faster than D4S. Transfer files over LAN at blazing speeds: approx. 400 mbps wired and 130 mbps wirelessly with the new optional WT-6A Wireless Transmitter, which supports the IEEE802.11ac standard and extends connectivity distance to 656 ft. For even faster performance, shoot in two smaller RAW sizes: RAW size S (12 bit, uncompressed) and RAW size M, both of which maintain exceptional sharpness and detail.
  • XQD or Compact Flash memory? Your choice.

    The D5 lets you select your preference—dual XQD card slots or dual Compact Flash slots. The XQD format is designed to take advantage of the speed that the D5 can offer photographers. For instance, the Nikon D5 can shoot at 12 frames per second and can record up to 200 NEF (RAW) and/or Large JPEG images during one high-speed burst. For photographers shooting sports, action and other fast paced events or 4K UHD video, it is vital to have a media card format that can keep up with the camera. XQD is the solution.

What's Included

D5 Camera Body (XQD)
EN-EL18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-26a Battery Charger
USB Cable Clip
HDMI Cable Clip
UC-E22 USB Cable
AN-DC15 Strap
DK-27 Eyepiece Adapter
DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover
BL-6 Battery Chamber Cover
Network Guide

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Product Specifications

Nikon D5

Type

 
Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount

Image Sensor

 
Picture Angle Nikon FX format
Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 20.8 million
Total Pixels 21.33 million
Sensor Size 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Sensor Format FX
Image Sensor Type CMOS 
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning 
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes 

File System

 
File Format Still Images JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx 1:4), normal (approx 1:8), or basic (approx 1:16) compression 
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats 
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression) 
TIFF (RGB)
Storage Media CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA) 
XQD Type Memory
Card Slot 2 XQD memory type cards or
2 CompactFlash© (CF) cards
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras 
PictBridge

Viewfinder

 
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30x24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical Approx.
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1) Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 17mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1m¯¹
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark IX screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Mirror Lock Up Yes 

Lens

 
Lens Aperture Instant-return type
electronically controlled
Depth-of-field Control Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)

Shutter

 
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter
Electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode 
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode 
Mirror-up [Mup] mode 
Quiet Shutter Release 
Self-timer mode 
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options CH: Up to 10-12 frames per second
CL: Up to 10 frames per second 
Quiet Continuous Mode: Up to 3 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 12 frames per second
14 frames per second with mirror up
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec. 
Timer duration electronically controlled

Exposure 

 
Exposure Metering System TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
Metering Method

Centre-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12mm circle in centre of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12mm circle)
Matrix: 3D Colour Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Colour Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Colour Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data 
Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used

Metering Range -3 ± 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling Combined CPU and AI (collapsible meter coupling lever)
Exposure Modes Aperture-Priority (A)
Manual (M)
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Picture Control Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, User-customizable Settings, Vivid

Sensitivity

 
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 102,400 
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent) above ISO 102,400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 102, 400
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity Hi-5 (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent) 
Hi-1 (ISO 204,800 equivalent) 
Hi-2 (ISO 409,600 equivalent)
Hi-3 (ISO 819,200 equivalent) 
Hi-4 (ISO 1,638,400 equivalent)
Hi-5 (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction Yes 
High ISO Noise Reduction Low, Normal, High, Off
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra High 2, Extra High 1, High, Normal, Low, Off
D-Lighting Bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame
3–5 frames using preset values for all frames

Focus / Autofocus

 
Single-point AF Mode Yes 
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points: 25, 72 and 153 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode Yes 
Autofocus System Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection Range -4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status 
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-area Mode 25, 72, or 153 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF 
Single-point AF 
3D-tracking
Group-area AF
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the centre of the sub-selector
Focus Modes Continuous-servo (AF-C) 
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only 
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only 
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder 
Normal area 
Single-servo AF (AF-S) 
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 153 
Autofocus Sensitivity -4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes 

Flash

 
Flash Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
X-Sync Speed 1/250
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to 1/8000
Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center- weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported 
Front-curtain sync (normal) 
Rear-curtain sync 
Red-Eye reduction 
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync 
Slow rear-curtain sync
Slow sync
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready Indicator Lights when optional flash unit such as SB-5000, SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, SB-400, SB-300 or SB-R200 is fully charged
Accessory Shoe Yes
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) CLS Supported
Flash Sync Terminal Yes 

White Balance

 
White Balance Auto (3 types) 
Choose colour temperature (2500K–10000K)
Cloudy 
Direct Sunlight 
Flash 
Fluorescent (7 types) 
Incandescent 
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view)
Shade
White Balance Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV

Live View

 
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode with available Silent Mode 
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) 
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF 
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF 
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)

Movie

 
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time 3 minutes at high quality only for 4K UHD 3840 x 2160/24/25/30p recording 
10 minutes at highest quality or 20 minutes at normal quality setting for 1920 x 1080/50/60p recording
20 minutes at highest quality for all recording options except 4K UHD, 1920 x 1080/50/60p and 640 x 424/25/30p 
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality for all recording options except 4K UHD, and 1920 x 1080/50/60p
Movie File Format MOV
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format Linear PCM
Movie 4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps 
4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps 
4K/UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 60 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 50 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 30 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 25 fps 
Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 24 fps 
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps 
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps 
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively 
High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
Movie Audio Built-in microphone, stereo 
External stereo microphone (optional - sold separately) 
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted

Monitor

 
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 2,359,000 Dots
Monitor Type Wide Viewing Angle Touch TFT-LCD (Touch for playback only)
Monitor Angle of View 170 -degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments Brightness, 5 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes
Also visible in LiveView Modes 
Also visible in Viewfinder

Playback

 
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation 
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
GPS data display 
Highlights 
Histogram Display 
Image Comment 
IPTC information embedding and display 
Movie Playback 
Movie Slideshow 
Photo information 
Playback with Zoom 
Slideshow 
Voice Memo
In-Camera Image Editing Colour Balance
D-Lighting 
Distortion Control 
Edit Movie 
Filter Effects 
Image Overlay 
Monochrome 
NEF (RAW) Processing 
Perspective Control 
Red-Eye Correction 
Resize 
Side-by-Side Comparison 
Straighten 
Trim
Image Comment Yes

Interface

 
Interface 10-pin remote Terminal 
HDMI Output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector 
Headphone Connector 
Stereo Microphone Input 3.5mm 
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Ethernet: 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) Wired LAN
Wi-Fi Functionality WT-5A 
WT-6A
GPS GP-1A GPS unit (sold separately)
Save/Load Camera settings Yes 

Menus

 
Total Custom Settings 64 
My Menu Yes with customization
Recent Settings Yes 
Supported Languages  Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
The camera clock is powered by a separate, non-rechargeable CR1616 lithium battery with a life of about two years.
World Time Setting Yes

Power

 
Battery / Batteries EN-EL18a Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life
(shots per charge)
3,780 shots (CIPA) 
Movies: Approx. 110 minutes of HD footage
AC Adapter EH-6b AC Adapter 
Requires EP-6 Power Supply Connector
Battery Charger MH-26a Quick Charger

Misc

 
Tripod Socket 0.64 cm
Approx. Dimensions
(Width x Height x Depth)
160 mm x 158.5 mm x 92 mm
Approx. Weight

1,405 g
with battery and two XQD memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover

1,415 g 
with battery and two CompactFlash memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover

Operating Environment 0–40 °C 
Less than 85% (no condensation)

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Nikon D5 Body (XQD Card Version)

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