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Nikon D5

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A multi award winning and fully featured 20.8 megapixel camera
SLR 20.8MP CMOS Black Jan 2016
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Nikon D5 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D5 number 66 across all digital cameras.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, is robust and is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5568 x 3712 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixel
Very heavy
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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Nikon D5 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D5?

The Nikon D5 is 160mm wide and 92mm tall. It is 158.5mm deep and weighs 1.2kg.

Nikon D5 front dimensions

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Nikon D5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 268 owner reviews this Nikon digital camera has a terrific overall owner rating. Over 81% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most D5 owners think it is one of the better cameras.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

31 people who purchased the Nikon D5 wrote that it was good quality.

  • Wow! The picture quality is amazing!
    Gary Parker (Amazon) - February 2013
  • It's got great image quality for this level so you're not sacrificing weight…
    Liquid Swords (Amazon) - November 2014
  • Good quality pictures and easy to change to video when needed…
  • A huge loss in quality if you now want an enlargement.
    Autofocus Ross (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Overall feel of camera is high quality, solid kit…
    Gafin Morgan (Amazon) - December 2013
  • Image quality is excellent…
    Gafin Morgan (Amazon) - December 2013
  • High quality build and results, lots of lenses to choose from, great features, etc…
  • Worth picking up a spare Image quality is very good…
    Mr Baz (Amazon) - June 2014
  • The things it is lacking compared to other options is forgotten as they are all great quality cameras with lots of f…
    Chilli_d (Amazon) - September 2013
  • You won't regret it! Strengths + Well made + Easy User Interface (though navigation may take you a while) + Top Quality Photos + Manual Settings to adjust aperture, shutter speed + Can also operate in point…
    Steve (Amazon) - September 2015

Customers Report it is Robust

13 customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made and two owners who reviewed it wrote that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

23 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use and five owners who bought it wrote that it was easy to use the menus.

  • The functions are easy to adjust and the menus easy to navigate…
    Gafin Morgan (Amazon) - December 2013
  • Flash can also be quite intrusive so you'll quickly learn not to use it…
    Bellaly (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Great Beginners Camera - Bit Pricey - Some of the buttons are a bit difficult to use…
    Luke H. (Amazon) - February 2015
  • One drawback is, you have to take the picture first before you can see what it looks like unlike in Canon models that show you the effect of changing your settings immediately…
    Bellaly (Amazon) - January 2014
  • It compares favourably to it's rivals and is nice and easy to use…
  • It is actually quite inconvenient for video in that only certain settings can be changed…
    Tiredoldgit (Amazon) - September 2014
  • The cheaper camera is easy to use and well laid out…
    Ken Barber (Amazon) - February 2014
  • 5 for construction, 5 for design, 5 for ease of use…
    Steve (Amazon) - September 2015
  • You won't regret it! Strengths + Well made + Easy User Interface (though navigation may take you a while) + Top Quality Photos + Manual Settings to adjust aperture, shutter speed + Can also operate in point…
    Steve (Amazon) - September 2015
  • So whilst we loved the camera, be aware that manufacturing quality control is poor (in our experience) and if you are planning to use this as your camera for a not to be repeated experience, either give it a good couple of months workout beforehand or take a backup…

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

50 customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D5 was able to produce good images, six owners said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution and three owners considered that this digital camera was good in low light. two owners said in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor.

Users Report Nice Design

Four owners thought the product was good looking and two owners who reviewed it said that it was well designed.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 31,432 user and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Seven customers who bought the Nikon D5 wrote that it had good features.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

20 customers who purchased the product said that it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Seven people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen.

  • The body is lighter, with a larger screen and even more functions…
  • My only other little issue is the screen can catch if trying to move while having the side open for ports, which could have been easily solved by swapping the card reader side with the port connector side…
    HighHo (Amazon) - June 2014
  • Focus on the viewfinder then shoot a few seconds of video then check on your PC to make sure you're actually in focus if you find yourself constantly slightly out of focus…
    Eshcole (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Has swivel screen which is very useful for recording video…
  • The resolution of the pullout screen is amazing…
    Schnuggles (Amazon) - January 2014
  • The articulated (flip out) screen is great…
    Richard (Amazon) - August 2014
  • The screen lovely and bright and clear…
  • My images, after some cropping, make superb screen saver images on my large laptop screen…
    Hippo (Amazon) - June 2013

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Three people who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was compact and three people who reviewed the product wrote that it was a good body shape.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Eight customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good lens and four people said that it had a good autofocus.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Five people thought the Nikon D5 was good for video recording.

  • Good quality pictures and easy to change to video when needed…
  • Video is clear and solid…
    Bellaly (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Our particular reasons for selecting this camera were to get 50/60 fps video for slow motion, while still being able to use the same lenses etc…
    Tiredoldgit (Amazon) - September 2014
  • It is actually quite inconvenient for video in that only certain settings can be changed…
    Tiredoldgit (Amazon) - September 2014
  • Focus on the viewfinder then shoot a few seconds of video then check on your PC to make sure you're actually in focus if you find yourself constantly slightly out of focus…
    Eshcole (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Has swivel screen which is very useful for recording video…
  • Great sporting mode and easy to switch to video mode quickly…
  • Video quality is very good…
    Gary Parker (Amazon) - February 2013

Value For Money

Pricey

We checked 417 cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Nikon D5 of £4,777.00 ($4,777.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $922.99.

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Features

5568 X 3712 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D5 has a 5568 x 3712 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.8 megapixels, the Nikon D5 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of cameras is 300g, and the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg. The Nikon D5 is one of the heaviest cameras (1.2 kilograms) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D5 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon D5 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D5 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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3 USB Version

The Nikon D5 supports a 3 USB version which is newer than the 2 USB version supported by most cameras.

A 3 USB version is in fact the best supported USB version across all cameras.

A 3.1 USB version is the worst supported USB version across similar types of camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D5 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D5 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other digital cameras also have a headphone outputs.

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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 common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 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 camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 640 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D5 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

It was January 2016 when this digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

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