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Nikon D5

Nikon D5
alaScore 95

90 reviews

Feb, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 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. People are impressed by the performance.


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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon D5 from 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

100% of the reviews on 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)

Feb, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nikon D5 from 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

94% of the reviews on 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)

Feb, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: David Elrich (

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 (

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: (

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 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…


Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Neocamera (

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

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

Product Specifications


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


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


Brightness adjustment:Y / Yes
Contrast adjustment:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):N
Saturation adjustment:Y / Yes
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


Color of product:Black / Black, Grey


Display Diagonal:3.2
Touch screen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes


Flash sync-speed:1/250


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

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


Compatible memory cards:CF, 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:RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.4 x 0.941
Image Stabilizer:N / No
Maximum image resolution:5568 x 3712
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


Camera shutter type:Mechanical


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160


Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Height:6.22 / 6.24
Weight (including battery):3.13