Nikon D5 What You Need to Know for Best Performance
The D5’s original MSRP was $6499/£5729
Used D5 cameras fall into a price range of $1,600 to $2,000. The difference will be due to condition and accessories included.
The Nikon D5 uses a EN-EL18a lithium-ion battery & charger.
The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary. There are third party battery chargers available.
The Nikon D5 is compatible with Dual CompactFlash or dual XQD memory cards.
The D5 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.
There is a list of the best Nikon D5 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.
- Active D-Lighting
- 14.0 fps continuous shooting
- Auto Active D-Lighting System
- Custom Setting Options
- Red eye correction
The D5 has an Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the EXPEED 5 image processor.
The Nikon D5 can record video at 3840 x 2160 (30p/25p/24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/50p) in MPEG-4, H.264. $.Page.Params.videography_notes The fixed screen on the D5 can make shooting video difficult.
The lack of a fully articulated LCD screen is a big drawback for video use.
There is no port for a external microphone.
The D5 does not have built in wireless. The Requires WT-5A or WT-6A is needed to for a wifi connection.
The D5 does not have built-in GPS.
The GP-1A is needed to enable GPS capability. This will store location data in the exif data of photos.
|Body type||Large DSLR|
|Max resolution||5588 x 3712|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2|
|Effective pixels||20.8 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||21 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-102400 (expandable to 50-3280000)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50.0|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||3280000.0|
|White balance presets||12.0|
|Custom white balance||Yes (6 slots)|
|Image stabilization notes||None|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal, basic|
|Autofocus||['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Center', 'Selective single-point', 'Tracking', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Touch', 'Face Detection', 'Live View']|
|Number of focus points||153.0|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1×|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe and flash sync port)|
|Continuous drive||14.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs)|
|Metering modes||['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Highlight-weighted', 'Spot']|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Videography notes||1.5X crop mode with DX lenses|
|Storage types||Dual CompactFlash or dual XQD|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||Requires WT-5A or WT-6A|
|Remote control||Yes (wired, wireless, smartphone)|
|Battery description||EN-EL18a lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||3780.0|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||1415 g (3.12 lb / 49.91 oz)|
|Dimensions||160 x 159 x 92 mm (6.3 x 6.26 x 3.62″)|