Nikon D5

Released January, 2016
  • 20.7 MP
  • Full frame 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS
  • 3.2" LCD
The D5 also realizes unprecedented image quality in the high-sensitivity range between ISO 3200 and 12800 — the range favored by sports photographers.
by (Jan, 2016)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nikon D5

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D5
14 fps
Nikon D800
4 fps
Nikon D810
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D5
3,780 photos
Nikon D800
900 photos
Nikon D810
1,200 photos

In The News From around the web

Nikon Japan issued a notice today that the Nikon D5 100th-anniversary edition camera was delayed.
The rest of the Nikon 100th anniversary products are also still not available (see the full list here).
Veteran photographer and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes was there to capture all the action.
Frakes said that the image below shows off his entire collection of cameras, except for a handheld camera, and that he is “pretty sure” he has everything needed to shoot the race.
I received these pictures of new Nikon D5, D500 camera sets and three Nikkor lens sets designed for Nikon's 100th anniversary that were on display at the CP+ show in Japan.
In particular, Alelexandroff uses orange filters heavily on his lights when shooting night portraits.
McNally is well-known for his use of speedlights, and in this collaborative video, he uses a large array of Nikon SB-5000 flashes (you can read our impressions of the Nikon SB-5000 flash here) with a Nikon D5 camera.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 20.7 MP
Resolution 5588 x 3712
Size Full frame
Area 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.0x
Pixel size 41.4 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 3,280,000 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 153
Supports continuous Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.72x
Viewfinder size 0.72x


Max continuous shooting 14 fps
Battery life 3,780 photos
Continuous shooting 14 fps


Video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm


Type LCD
Size 3.2"
Resolution 2,359 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 160 x 159 x 92 mm
Thickness 92 mm
Weight 1,415 g
Is weather sealed Yes


Includes a GPS Yes
WiFi None
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