Nikon D5

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • Full format
  • 35.8 x 23.9 mm
  • 21 megapixels
  • 5588;3712 px
  • Nikon F
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Phase Detect;Multi-area;Center;Selective single-point;Tracking;Single;Continuous;Touch;Face Detection;Live View
  • 3.2 in
  • yes

Nikon D5 Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatFull format
Sensor size35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Effective pixels21 Mpx
Image ratio w:h1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2
Max resolution5588, 3712
ProcessorExpeed 5


ISO minimum100
ISO maximum102400
Boosted ISO minimum50
Boosted ISO maximum3280000
White balance presets12
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported file formatsJPEG, RAW, RAW, TIFF
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mountNikon F
Magnification (Crop factor)1 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Contrast autofocus
Autofocus in recording mode
Focal length multiplier
Contrast Detect , Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection, Live View
Number of focus points153
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)153
Image stabiliserLens based only
Phase detection autofocus

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDFixed
Screen typeTFT LCD
Screen size3.2 in
Screen dots2359000
Touch screen
Live view
Viewfinder coverage100 %
Viewfinder magnification0.72 x
Separate info display

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures2
Exposure compensation plus5
Exposure compensation minus-5
Expousure compensation steps1/3, 2/3, 1
AE EV steps1/3, 2/3, 1
AE frames2, 3, 5, 7
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/250s
External flash connectionHot shoe
Built-in flash
Flash metering systemi-TTL
External flash
Continuous drive14.0 fps
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Highlight-weighted, Spot
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 5, 10, 20
Speed (JPEG)12 fps
Speed (RAW)12 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

Maximum resolution3840, 2160
Supported file formatsMPEG-4, H.264
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60 fps
Video recording


Body typeLarge SLR
Body materialAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlack
Weight3.12 lb
Width6.30 in
Height6.26 in
Length3.62 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Dual memory card slots
Storage typesDual Compact Flash, dual XQD


Battery Life (CIPA)3780
Battery typeLi-Ion


USB version3.0
Microphone port
Headphone port
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording

Nikon D5 Online reviews

Nikon D5 review | TechRadar
Nikon's new flagship DSLR is a phenomenal performer as long as you don't want to shoot 4K video clips longer than three...Read more

Nikon D5 Review | PhotographyBLOG
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Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review: Digital Photography 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 work - no matter what conditions you're in. So, does it? Read...Read more