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Nikon D5 Digital Camera

$6,496.00
SLR 20.8MP CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Eight industry awards
Great price
Great image quality
207 Reviews
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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au, both of which decided that this Nikon camera was outstanding.

Three additional expert review sites endorsed this high megapixel digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended Product" award from review website Digitaltrends.com, confirming their endorsement and the author at website Digifotopro.nl concluded that it was exceptional and gave it a "Platinum" award. Additionally, the writer at website Dkamera.de conluded that they would definitely endorse this Nikon camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera an "Essential" award, Les Numeriques.com gave it a "5 Star" award and Pocket Lint gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Twenty-three experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Pocket Lint have rated this camera on average 90 out of 100. That puts this Nikon digital camera in the top 1% of all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 378 owner reviews this camera has an exceptional overall owner rating. 238 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Great Image Quality

Seventy-nine people who bought the product agreed that it was good quality. Engadget.com said “Excellent image quality”. Nine years ago Notebookreview.com said “Solid build quality” in their review of this digital camera. In April last year Pc Mag mentioned “Strong high ISO image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Intuitive Controls

Sixty-three people considered that this digital camera was easy to use. Engadget.com mentioned “Intuitive controls”. William Stevenson wrote “Make sure you get a spare battery- I got the official one- especially if you want to use the highly entertaining GPS location feature”. Coptrang wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Easy to use, especially with touch screen” in their review of this digital camera.

Nineteen people who bought it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Brian wrote “Anyone moving to this camera from the D3000 or D5000 series will be appreciate that the menu controls and button placement are familiar” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Chjsbny gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “After that I have had better luck (but had to re-enter every single one of the 25+ special settings in the Menu that I use”. Ed Hill mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Menu and touch screen works well 3” in his review of this digital camera.

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Engadget.com said “Comfortable keyboard”. Engadget.com also wrote “Only 1.95kg Good features Comfortable to type on” in their review. Dphoto mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I now feel comfortable shooting at ISO 6400” in their review of the Nikon D5.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Birdart wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The overall handling very solid”. Roddy mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Like its easy handling” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner reckoned that it had a good interface. One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. Walmart.com said “Easy To Set Up” in their review of this digital camera.

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Attractive Design

Sixteen people considered that the Nikon D5 was good looking. Toby's View mentioned “The wifi and GPS worked well and with an extreme card the write speed is pretty good” in their review of this digital camera. Vellori A. C. N. said on Amazon “Beautiful red camera, much better shade of red than in photo! They should make red lens too” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. In April last year Robert he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “512K ISO provided pretty decent usability with downsizing” in his review of this digital camera.

Eleven owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well designed. Engadget.com said “Much, improved design”. Engadget.com also wrote “Clean aluminum design, backlit keyboard option” in their review. Engadget.com also wrote “Attractive and durable design” in their review.

Three people reckoned that this digital camera was ergonomic. In April last year Photosafari wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “More ergonomic and very customisable” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Craig Bullard mentioned on Amazon three years ago “I believe they call it ergonomically designed!”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good case. Engadget.com mentioned “Robust casing, very good battery life, decent, backlit keyboard, bright IPS panel, excellent interface positioning” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner reckoned that this digital camera was neat. Last year Www.rodrigosnaps.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has some pretty neat features such as silent love view mode that shoots only jpegs while the mirror is up” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Durable Build

Thirty-one customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D5 was well made. Engadget.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Impressive AF speed and accuracy, outstanding battery life, durable build, blazing continuous shooting speeds, high ISO sensitivity” . In April last year Dp Review said “Qualit de construction”. Engadget.com also mentioned “Solid kamera som er bygget for tle r med juling, og likevel levere varene” in their review.

Eleven people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Engadget.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Rugged weathersealed body design What's Not”. Engadget.com also said “Sturdy aluminium shell” in their review. Engadget.com also said “Robust chassi, mycket bra batteritid, bra, bakbelyst tangentbord, ljusstark IPSpanel, smart portplacering, snabb SDkortlsare” in their review.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Twenty-two people who purchased the Nikon D5 reckoned that it had good features. Weleasewodger said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I found I didn't need all the features and it's reasonably heavy”. Pablo mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Just to mention two of the great features of this working horse camera” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Last year Ergss said “It seems to have been at the expense of your highness photographers who are seeking additional features” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D5 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support Full HD video.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D5 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D5 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Helles IPS Display

Twenty-six owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Engadget.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Bright, clear screen” . Engadget.com also said “12.5 touchscreen LCD display” in their review. Engadget.com also wrote “Helles IPS Display” in their review.

Thirteen owners said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Dp Review gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “12fps continuous shooting with low viewfinder blackout times”. Tom wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Super-bright viewfinder with excellent contrast” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. A. Moss gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I went from the d90 to the d5300, while the d90 has a larger viewfinder and lcd settings screen that I always found handy I'm very pleased with the d5300”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Snaps said “I also have an Olympus OMD EM-5 and although this is a good mirrorless camera the results don't approach the D5200” in their review of the Nikon D5 and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Clean JPEG Images

One hundred and fourty-seven customers who purchased it agreed that it was able to produce good images. In April last year Dp Review wrote “Rafale de 12 images par seconde 14 images par seconde avec le miroir relev”. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag also in April last year “20MP full-frame image sensor”. Kenrockwell.com said “Clean JPEG images”.

Thirty-four customers who bought the Nikon D5 thought it had a good ISO range. Last year Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “ISO 51.200 und ISO 102.400 sind je nach Situation mit greren Abstrichen verwendbar”. Dp Review also said “Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt bei ISO 12.800 und ISO 25.600” in their review. Dp Review also mentioned “Hervorragende Bildqualitt und Detailwiedergabe bis ISO 6.400” in their review.

Thirty-one customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Superfast shooting”. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Nikon D5 is Nikon's top of the range high-speed professional Digital SLR, with up to 14fps continuous shooting, 4K video recording”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert review site Techradar “Useful increase in continuous shooting speed and a massive increase in ISO range”.

Thirteen people reckoned that it was good in low light. Dp Review said on DP Review last year “Fast, versatile AF 153 AF points and 99 crosstype sensors), with its own processor, that still focuses in low light”. Pdnonline.com wrote “The D5 has terrific vision—locking focus on fast subjects or in low light”. Bobmc mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I used it first for an indoor sports shoot with the usual challenges of low light and fast action”.

Four owners said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Dr Fletcher gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “More conventional 30p, 25p and 24p modes use the full width of the sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Ilia wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Relatively small and light - it is Good colour reproduction - exelent sensor (of course there are better outthere.”. Rachit Kinger mentioned “A better sensor, etc” in their review of this digital camera.

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4K Video Capture

Thirty owners who bought it agreed that it was good for video recording. Digitaltrends.com wrote this year “4K video with HDMI output” . Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “4K video capture”. In April last year expert review site Shutterbug.com said “It offers sophisticated video options, including 4K”.

Ultrafast Autofocus

Fifty-nine owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. In April last year Techradar mentioned “High specification autofocus system”. Pc Mag wrote “Fast 153-point autofocus system”. Notebookreview.com wrote nine years ago “Precise, topnot autofocus”.

Twenty-four customers who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “Manufacturer Nikon Lens Effective Magnification 1x Image Sensor Pixels 20.8Mp (Megapixels) Pixels (W) 5568 Pixels (H) 3712 Sensor Type CMOS Sensor Size Full-frame Sensor Size (width) 3”. Three years ago Timothy said in his review of the Nikon D5 on Amazon “The only thing the D5300 has that those cameras don't have is an inferior kit lens and an articulated screen which some people think is cool”. Steve Medic312 said “B & H had this amazing deal with a great camera and two lens” in his review of this digital camera.

Six people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. Kenrockwell.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “50x optische zoom, optische beeldstabilisatie, wifi en nfc”. Brian mentioned “The lenses that come with the kit are great - The 55-300 zoom lens is solid” and rated this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Eshcole gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “I'm personally a fan of the external audio I capture with my Zoom H1 and Giant Squid Lab lavaliere”.

One owner concluded that the product had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good Image Stabilization” .

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Omits In-Body Flash

Seven people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good flash. Pc Mag wrote “Omits in-body flash” however they scored the Nikon D5 the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ed Hill wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Flash mount (Shoe) has no cover or clip you will need to by it extra costs 2”. Js and Rsw said on Amazon “Annoying that flash pops up all the time”.


Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

Cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera have display diagonals of between 2.7" and 3.2". The Nikon D5 has a very large display diagonal (3.2 inches) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon D5 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Ports & Interfaces

3 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 3 USB version, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D5 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D5 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D5 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D5 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a tripod mountable.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D5 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon D5 features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D5 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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3year Warranty, Outstanding Expandability, Cool Quiet

Seven owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was noisy. Derek mentioned “This camera can shoot indoors without a flash at a reasonable ISO without significant noise in the images” in his review of this digital camera. Hungryinshevegas said in their review of this digital camera “After testing more images in Lightroom and seeing the unacceptable noise in shadows at low ISO's I had to send the camera back”. John Urphotos said “ISO/Noise performance is also ridiculously upgraded, I tested for 120k ISO, certain conditions (dark shadows) color noise is apparent” .

Six customers who reviewed the Nikon D5 concluded that it was quiet. Six years ago Engadget.com said in their review of this digital camera “3year warranty, outstanding expandability, cool quiet”. Terry mentioned “This camera is definitely quieter than my D800”. Ip4 mentioned four years ago “Returned it last year as I was not pleased with using Live view - much better on this camera - Generally very fast AF, quiet and responsive”.

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Support

Good Support

Twenty-four customers who bought the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert review site Digit.in mentioned “We cannot help marvel at the Nikon D5's solid imaging performance in terms of sharpness, details”. Zak @ Justhonestreviews gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “The 24 megapixel lens allows you to capture images and video in an incredible amount of detail, both in point and shoot mode and in full manual mode”. Woo mentioned on Amazon “Just a shame that the instruction manual was wholly in German” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Reasonably Lightweight

Thirteen people who bought the product mentioned that it was compact. Steve wrote “A Recommended Step-Up For Those Wanting To Move On From A Compact Point & Shoot!”. Steven Harker mentioned in his review of the Nikon D5 “Firstly it came with the newer AF-P compact lens rather than the VR 11 that I was expecting”. Steven Harker also said “It does make the camera compact” in his review.

Thirteen owners who reviewed it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Avhub.com.au said in their review of this digital camera in April last year “On one level the D5 is just a better D4S which means it's still a big and heavy D-SLR primarily aimed at working photographers who need, above anything else” . Avhub.com.au also wrote “The D5 is just a better D4S which means it's still a big and heavy D-SLR primarily aimed at working photographers who need, above all else” in their review. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “A few, heavier film cameras later and th”.

Twelve people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a good body shape. In April last year expert website Shutterbug.com said “A robust, professional body”. T. Maidens gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Please Nikon can you put this sensor in a D300 body with a fast processing engine, decent buffer, snappy autofocus”. Vellori A. C. N. wrote “That's one very good entry level body camera” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Four customers said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Engadget.com mentioned “Reasonably lightweight”. Racerx1127 rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera last year “It is the perfect camera, lightweight enough, easy enough to use”. Awj said on Amazon three years ago “Great little entry level DSLR with a lot of features, feels lightweight due the materials it is made of.” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two customers considered that the product was good structurally. Two years ago Sam Mitchell mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Well happy, light weight, robust construction and best of all”. One person mentioned that it was a big size.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera that we have assessed, the Nikon D5's weight of 1.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the weights range from 110g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 410g.

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Power

Long Battery Life

Twenty-three owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life. Dp Review mentioned “New autofocus system is insanely good, superfast 12fps burst with decent buffer innings, detail at high ISO settings is incredible, epic battery life” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Engadget.com wrote “Long battery life”. Notebookreview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “Frankly insane battery life” .


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Pas De GPS

Nine owners who bought the Nikon D5 thought it did not have gps. Engadget.com mentioned “Lacks builtin GPS, noisy shutter, limited video feature set”. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “No Wi-Fi or GPS” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they still gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Last year Alfie mentioned “Fantastic Camera, woeful GPS”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this Nikon digital camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vba460ae, nikon n161052w, canon vba460ae, nikon 3011080x, nikon vba460be, canon f56e, canon f28e, canon f28g, canon f18g, nikon d5
Barcodes 00018208946983, 00018208946990

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