Nikon D5 Review

Overall Score

81

Main Features

  • 21 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 102400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 14 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm, 1415g.
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  • Replaced: D4s

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Nikon D5 Overview


First introduced in January, 2016, Nikon D5 is a 21 MP DSLR with a Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D4s with D5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D5 with Nikon D4s


Nikon D5 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.8 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.04 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Nikon D5 ~ 5612 x 3741 pixels.

Nikon D5 has Crop Factor: 1.01

The sensor has a surface area of 855.6 mm².

There are approximate 20,994,492 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon D5 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon D5 Nikon D5 2016 21MP 100 - 102400 1415g 160 x 158.5 x 92mm
Nikon D4s Nikon D4s 2014 16MP 100 - 25600 1350g 160 x 157 x 91mm
Nikon D4 Nikon D4 2012 16MP 100 - 12800 1340g 160 x 157 x 91mm
Nikon D3S Nikon D3S 2010 12MP 200 - 12800 1240g 160 x 157 x 88mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon D5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D5 with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
102400 Max Native ISO
14.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 3780 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
99 Cross Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
400000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Touch Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
21MP High Resolution Sensor
2359k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
153 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 1415g
Type Scores

Nikon D5 has an Overall Score of 81/100 and ranked #16 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #43 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D5 Scores
Imaging score
74
Features score
85
Value for money score
78
Portability score
42
Overall score
81
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D5


Nikon D5 weighs 1415g and has external dimensions of 160 x 158.5 x 92mm (6.3 x 6.24 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Nikon D5 is 135 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D5
1415g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D5
92mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D5 with the dimensions:

Nikon D5

Specifications of Nikon D5


General
Brand Nikon
Model D5
Announced January, 2016
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 153
Number of Cross Focus Points 99
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 14.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 855.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 5588 x 3712
Max Native ISO 102400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 3280000
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 3780 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL18a
Physical
Weight 1415 g
Physical Dimensions 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual CompactFlash or dual XQD
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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