From bright sunlight to astronomical twilight: shoot beyond what the eye can see
The Nikon D5 blows the possibilities for low-light shooting wide open. With a standard ISO range of 100 to 102400, and the highest expanded sensitivity in Nikon’s history, the envelope is yours to push. Thanks to the camera’s new EXPEED 5 image processing engine, image quality is unprecedentedly high across the standard ISO range. This exceptionally clean performance is made possible by a signal processing system optimised for the new sensor’s 25% higher pixel count. Fine noise is dramatically reduced and even cropped images shot at high ISOs retain their quality. In an incredible feat of engineering, the ISO range can now be extended to ISO 3280000 equivalent, at the Hi 5 setting. Designed for specialist use, such as surveillance or security applications, these astonishingly high ISO counts enable colour images to be captured without a flash in astronomical twilight, which is equivalent to an amazingly low 0.001 lux.
Go to extremes: 4K high-definition D-Movies
As the first Nikon DSLR to record high-definition 4K/UHD movies in-camera, the D5 hugely exceeds the moviemaking flexibility of the D4S. 4K movies (3840×2160 pixels) can be recorded at 30p/25p/24p in dot-by-dot native pixel crop, which ensures the highest image quality. When shooting Full HD (1080p) video, you can record at frame rates up to 50p/60p in multiple sensor crop formats, including native Full HD pixel crop. When filming in M mode, sensitivity for all video resolutions and crop modes can be set from ISO 100 all the way up to Hi 5. Auto ISO allows ISO 200 up to Hi 5, and lets you configure the maximum ISO settings you want to work with. The camera offers clean HDMI out: even 4K movies can be recorded to the in-camera memory card or output uncompressed to HDMI with 8-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr. HDMI output is available for all movie resolutions during remote shooting.
Turbocharge your workflow: high-speed image capture and 4x faster data transfer
Faster, sharper, and easier to handle, everything about the Nikon D5 is geared towards a smoother experience. Engineered to incorporate feedback from agency photographers who spend all day shooting, this camera reduces the stress factors that come with the demands of professional photography. Ergonomically, improvements include buttons with more defined ridges and curves, which enable more intuitive control, especially when shooting through the viewfinder. New double XQD card slots easily handle the D5’s incredible capacity to shoot up to 200 NEF (RAW) images in one burst, and ensure the buffer is instantly cleared for the next burst. A new USB 3.0 port enables high-speed transfer of large amounts of data, and wireless and Ethernet connection is now 2x faster. Beyond the camera body, Nikon’s Creative Lighting System continues to go from strength to strength with the new SB-5000. This new Speedlight utilises radio communication and improves the performance of Nikon flash systems under challenging conditions.