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Nikon D5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Nikon D5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and image quality. The usability and durability are also appreciated. The flash and shutter get less positive comments, and there are some mixed views about the zoom and reliability.

performance, durability, usability, image quality, screen

portability, shutter, flash

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon D5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D5 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (XQD Version)Nikon D5 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (XQD Version)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nikon D5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the focus and image quality. The design and usability also get good feedback, but there are mixed opinions on the size and viewfinder. The flash and reliability get less positive reviews.

performance, usability, design, image quality, focus

portability, reliability, flash

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D5 20.8 MP FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (XQD Version)Nikon D5 20.8 MP FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body (XQD Version)

Aug, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon D5 review

 

The D5 is Nikon's most powerful camera yet, aimed at pro shooters who need speed and the ultimate high ISO capability.

Feb, 2017

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 : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review

 

The Nikon D5 is the newest iteration of the company's action-oriented flagship DSLR. Its headline features include a new Nikon-developed 20.8MP full-frame sensor and 153-point AF system. More than anything, though, the D5 is a camera designed to just...

The Nikon D5 is the latest in the company's evolving line of double-grip, full-frame action-oriented DSLR cameras. With a newly designed 20.8MP sensor, 12fps of continuous shooting with low viewfinder blackout and an intelligent and effective 153-point...

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

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 (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.

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...

Expert review by : Rex (4k.com)

Nikon D5 Review – 4k DSLR Camera Series Price, Features and Comparison

 

The D5 is Nikon's new flagship camera in the company's lauded professional DSLR line. This blazing fast, highly precise machine will certainly meet the expectations of professional photographers and it's an excellent upgrade from 2014's D4S. It...

The D5 is an exceptional DSLR for any professional photographer. Whether you’re coming from a D4s or elsewhere, the D5 is a worthwhile upgrade. It is especially ideal for capturing motion and low-light media. If you are in a field that requires this...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Nikon D5 vs. Sony A7R II ISO Range Compared up to ISO 3 Million

 

Tony Northrup put the Nikon D5 and Sony A7R II side-by-side for an ISO comparison when shooting video. He ran the comparison up to ISO 3,276,800, which is seven stops beyond the A7R II's capa…

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Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Nikon D5 XQD

 

The Nikon D5 is about pushing limits. This large professional DSLR has a full-frame 20 megapixels CMOS sensor which reaches a class-leading ISO 3,276,8,00 and can shoot continuously at 12 FPS for over 15 seconds and is even capable of 14 FPS with the...

Clean JPEG images, Outstanding high-ISO dynamic-range, Extremely senstive AF, Extremely responsive, Ultra-short black-out, Good color-accuracy, Flexible self-timer and exposure delay, Highly customizable with plenty of controls

Noisy RAW files, Poor Automatic White-Balance in low-light, Limited AF-coverage, 1.5X crop for 4K, Highly compressed 4K, Rather bulky

The Nikon D5 is clearly a solid professional photography tool. While it headlines a new 20 megapixels CMOS sensor, EXPEED 5 image processing engine and 153-point Phase-Detect AF module, what makes it a fantastic camera is what it takes from the D4:...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice recording:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL18a
Battery voltage:10.8
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:AMOLED / TFT
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display Diagonal (metric):3.15
Display resolution (numeric):2359000
Flip-out screen:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:N / Y / Yes

Flash

Flash sync-speed:1/250

Focusing

Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

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

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, XQD / XQD
Memory slots:2

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Carrying case:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG / RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.4 x 0.941
Image Stabilizer:N / 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:Y / Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
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
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps,3840x2160@30fps
Video formats supported:MOV
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.62
Height:6.22 / 6.24
Weight:2.73
Weight (including battery):3.13
Width:6.3