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The D5 is Nikon’s flagship pro-grade DSLR and upgrade to the D4s. This is the CF model – Nikon MFR #1558. If you’d like the XQD model, you can find it here. Key features include:

  • 20.8MP full-frame sensor

  • ISO range of 100-102,400, expandable to 50-3,280,000

  • Improved autofocus and tracking focus

  • 4K video capture

Major Upgrade. The Nikon D5 offers several notable improvements over the D4s, including a new 20.8MP FX sensor with higher sensitivity, an all-new autofocus system, 12 fps continuous shooting, and 4K video recording.

Sensitivity You Didn’t Know You Needed. The all-new 20.8MP full-frame sensor is paired with an EXPEED 5 processor to give you a native ISO range of 100-102,400. That not fast enough for you? Don’t worry; it’s expandable to 50-3,280,000! Now you can shoot those glamour portraits lit by the glow of your smartphone in your pocket.

Fast Autofocus/Frame Rate. The D5 boasts a new Multi-CAM 20K AF system that offers 153 phase-detection AF points with 99 cross-type sensors. However, please note that only 55 of those points are selectable. Further improvements to Nikon’s tracking focus system promise even better continuous-focus performance. Pair that with the 12 fps continuous shooting frame rate and 200-frame RAW buffer limit, and you’d have to work hard to not get your shot.

4K Video. The D5 isn’t just for sports photography; it’s capable of in-camera 4K UHD recording at 24/25/30p (DX crop only), Full HD up to 1080/60p, and uncompressed output to an external recorder via HDMI mini input. Stereo audio can be captured in-camera or externally via 1/8-inch mic input, while a separate 1/8-inch headphone input and 20-step manual adjustment enables precision audio monitoring. Still no focus peaking or zebra warnings, so we recommend using an external electronic viewfinder/video monitor with those features.

Professional Build. As you’d expect, the pro-grade D5 is built like a beast. The magnesium-alloy body features built-in vertical grip, elaborate weather-sealing, multiple customizable buttons, bright 0.72x optical pentaprism with 100% viewfinder coverage, and a EN-EL18a battery life rated at 3780 shots per charge. Notably new to the D5 is a large touch-sensitive 3.2-inch rear LCD with familiar smartphone-like navigation.

Dual CompactFlash Only. The D5 is sold in two different memory-card configurations, and this is the dual CF version. XQD cards are not compatible with this version of the D5. You can find the XQD-compatible version of this camera here.

Wireless Slave Flash Capability. The D5 offers support for the Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight’s wireless control, but it requires the use of the Nikon WR-R10/T10/A10 Wireless Remote Adapter Set. This enables the camera and flash to wirelessly control up to 6 groups of flashes from up to 98 feet away, free from line-of-sight restrictions.

Please Note: If you’re using the SmallHD 502 or 702, set the HDMI Output to LIMITED in the camera’s Advanced HDMISettings menu.


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Nikon D5 (CF)

Battery Cover - Nikon BL-6

Battery - Nikon EN-EL18a/b/c

Camera Strap

Charger - Nikon MH-26a

Charger - Non-Polarized Cable

Manual - Nikon D5 Cheat Sheet / Paper Manual

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