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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. Comments about the usability and screen are on the whole positive. The image quality and durability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size and shutter, and there are some mixed reviews 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: Jim Fisher (

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

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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


Expert review by: Amy Davies (

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 (

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

Expert review by: Rex (

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 (

Nikon D5 Unveiled with 4K Video and Over 3-Million ISO


Nikon has officially unveiled the D5 at CES 2016. The new Nikon D5 features a 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor that will also capture 4K video at 30fps.

The Nikon D5 DSLR will be available in March for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $6,499.95***. The Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight will be available in March for the SRP of $599.95. The WT-6A Wireless Transmitter will also be available in March, with the...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (

More Nikon D5 Photos Leaked, 20.7MP Sensor Confirmed


Another round of leaked images at Nikon Rumors show off the upcoming Nikon D5 and confirm that it will feature a 20.7MP FX-format sensor with 5568 x 3712 resolution.

Again, the Nikon D5 is expected to launch in early 2016 and we expect to hear something more at or around CES 2016 next month.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (

First Nikon D5 Images Leak Out


Nikon Rumors has published what appears to be the first photos of the upcoming Nikon D5. As Nikon Rumors points out, there is a new ISO button on the top plate and the video record button has been ...

Again, we expect to see more of the Nikon D5 at or around CES 2016 early next month.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Angela Nicholson (

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 (

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

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HD type:4K Ultra HD