The most powerful camera in Nikon history blazes in with a phenomenal new autofocus system, highest standards of expanded ISO sensitivity, turbocharged workflow, and exceptional durability, for superlative flexibility to shoot both stills and 4K movies
The next-generation flagship model that expands photographic possibilities for professional photographers, the Nikon D5, has been introduced to us Malaysians by Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
This latest Nikon-FX format DSLR camera is developed with advanced specifications that include significantly improved moving subject acquisition capabilities, and compelling image quality at high sensitivities to enable excellent response to a wide variety of scenes and subjects.
The new FX-format flagship DSLR, the Nikon D5. Engineered with all of the mentioned, and housed in a camera body of exceptional reliability and operability, the D5 is a professional’s formidable photography partner. Nikon D5, I am vision outperformed.
Photographers who need to keep up with the constant change of pace of a subject under a variety of conditions, will love the new 153-point autofocus (AF) system and a stable viewfinder image that makes tracking moving subjects easy, even with high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 12 fps*1. Visual aesthetics are heightened with the collaboration of a new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor and a new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, both developed by Nikon, producing the highest standard ISO sensitivity in Nikon history with up to an ISO of 102400.
This helps to expand photographic possibilities by liberating photographers from lighting restrictions, not only with the capture of still photos, but also with recordings of 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) movies, the latter being a new feature introduced with the D5.
Workflow is notably amplified in time and function, as more new, improved features and functions are introduced with the 20.8-megapixel D5. A high-resolution touch screen LCD monitor, fast communications with both wired networks via built-in Ethernet connector and wireless networks*2, alongside double memory card slots*3 make for a highly efficient workflow.
Contributing to greater autofocus (AF), auto exposure (AE) and auto white balance (AWB), is the incorporation of a new 180K-pixel RGB sensor for the Advanced Scene Recognition System. The winning combination of these features and functions comes fitted with a design that consumes less power and adoption of a highly precise and durable shutter, while increasing camera reliability in terms of control precision, strength and durability. The D5 also supports the new Nikon Creative Lighting System functions, Radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) and Unified Flash Control.*4
1. Swift response, astounding tracking
- New AF system that demonstrates excellent response to moving subjects and tracking performance, even under a variety of circumstances: Pivotal moments happen in the blink of an eye, and photographers are constantly on their toes to capture the action regardless of the lighting conditions. These needs are addressed with a complete overhaul of the D5’s AF system with an adoption of the Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module. The AF sensor module offers 153 focus points, 99 of which are cross-type sensors, for broad and dense coverage of the image area. The centre focus point has a detection range beginning at an incredible −4 EV, and detection with other focus points begins at −3 EV*5, enabling autofocusing even under extremely dim lighting, and with subjects exhibiting very low contrast. In addition, equipping the camera with a dedicated AF engine capable of high-speed calculation and collaboration with the 180K-pixel RGB sensor have ensured that extremely reliable AF performance is demonstrated with a variety of scenes.
2. Incessant clicks without missing a beat
- High-speed continuous shooting
at approximately 12 fps with a stable viewfinder image that makes tracking
moving subjects easy: Photographers will find their new photography
companion being capable of approximately 12 fps*1 continuous
shooting with AF and AE tracking in all image quality modes, and across
all ISO sensitivity settings. The addition of a new mirror drive mechanism
achieves a more stable viewfinder image that makes constant tracking of
rapidly moving subjects easy. Matching to the pace is the accessibility of
capturing up to 200*6 12-bit lossless compressed RAW images
with a single burst.
3. Expressions unbound with bold image storytelling
- Higher standard ISO
sensitivities that ensure superior image quality within the most frequently
used high sensitivity range: The potent combination between
the new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor and the new EXPEED 5 image-processing
engine have enabled the highest standard ISO sensitivity in Nikon history
of up to ISO 102400. High-sensitivity image quality at these
never-before-seen levels achieves superior imaging quality, even within
the high ISO 3200 to 12800 range that is often used with sports
photography and the likes. In addition, the image sensor's broad dynamic
range enables rich and natural expression of tones for accurate
reproduction of the finest details, even extremely vivid subjects with difficult
4. Taking the director’s seat in ultra high definition
- Cinematic brilliance with 4K
UHD (30p) movie capability: The D5 supports 4K movies,
which offers higher resolution than HD or Full-HD movies, capable of
recording 4K UHD (3840 × 2160)/30p, 25p, 24p movies to a memory card
inserted in the camera. Alternatively with a simultaneous HDMI output, movies
can also be displayed on an external monitor or recorded as uncompressed
video to an external recorder. With the maximum standard sensitivity of
ISO 102400, as well as even higher sensitivity settings up to Hi 5
(equivalent to ISO 3280000), superior picture quality is still assured
even when recording movies at these high sensitivities. Rounding off the
spectacular movie-making experience is the capability to generate 4K UHD
time-lapse movies in-camera.
5. Advanced specifications for on-site demands and efficient workflow
- A high-resolution 3.2-inch, approximately
2,359k-dot touch screen LCD monitor: Adoption of
a touch screen for the display monitor enables nimble confirmation and
high-speed navigation of a large number of images using a frame advance
bar, and supports an efficient workflow with text input and the like. The
high-resolution monitor enables extremely clear display with live view
photography, even when the display is enlarged, for fast focus
- Greatly increased
communications performance with both wired and wireless networks:
The communications system has been significantly improved to support
communications at least twice as fast as with the D4S, with both wired networks
using the Ethernet connector built into the D5, and wireless networks when
the new Wireless Transmitter WT-6 (available separately) is used with the D5.
- Versatile image storage
options: Two versions of the D5 are available. Both are
equipped with double memory card slots supporting a single media type, one
being for XQD cards and the other for CompactFlash cards.
6. Bridging the gap of networks
- The Wireless Transmitter WT-6,
available separately, comes handy for high-speed wireless network
communications: When connected to the D5, high-speed transfer of
image data to a computer*7 or an FTP server over a wireless
network is possible with a maximum range of approximately 200 m*8.
Communications are significantly faster with support for the new IEEE
802.11ac (2×2 VHT80) standard. Wireless control over the camera from a
computer is also possible using Camera Control Pro 2 (available
separately). With the WT-6 connected to a D5, the combination also serves
as a wireless LAN access point, enabling possibilities of direct
connection to a computer or smartphone.
1 Possible in Continuous high speed (CH) release mode with shutter speeds of 1/250 seconds or faster
2 When used with the Wireless Transmitter WT-6 (available separately)
3 The camera is available in two versions, one that uses two XQD cards and one that uses two CompactFlash cards
4 When used with the Speedlight SB-5000 (available separately)
5 At ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F
6 When Lexar Professional 2933× XQD 2.0 memory cards are used
7 The Wireless Transmitter Utility (available for download from Nikon's website) must be installed on the computer
8 With a large antenna at the wireless LAN access point. Range varies with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Oh gosh.... owning this baby would be the best thing for any photographer and I so soooo wish I can afford one so badly... sighh... or is there someone out there who would get me one of this pls.... hahahah......
For more information on the new D5 and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikon.com.my