Nikon D5 Specifications

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  • Introduced: 1/5/2016
  • Replacement Estimate: D5s, January 2018
  • Current Firmware: C1.10 (June 2016) 
  • Sensor Size: 35.9x23.9mm, FX (full film frame)
  • Sensor Pixels: 20.8mp FX, 17.2mp@ 5:4, 14.3mp @ 1.2x, 8.96mp @ DX 
  • Sensor Manufacturer: Nikon (labeled Toshiba T4K54)
  • Sensor Technology: CMOS, 12? channel read 
  • Sensor Filtration: Bayer, antialias, continuous microlens
  • Maximum Image Size: 5568 x 3712
  • Other Image Sizes: 4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856, 4640 x 3088, 3472 x 2312, 2320 x 1544, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1824 x 1216, 4640 x 3712, 3472 x 2784, 2230 x 1856, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 3648 x 2048, 2736 x 1536, 1824 x 1024
  • Video: UHD 2160P 24/25/30 (1.45x crop), 1080P 24/25/30/50/60, 720P 50/60  (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression), stereo sound from built-in mics, stereo from jack (20 levels), uncompressed HDMI output with simultaneous recording to card in camera, headphone monitoring, index marking, stills during video record
  • ADC Bit Depth: 12 or 14 bit 
  • Raw File Formats: 12 or 14 bit Uncompressed, Lossless compressed, or Compressed NEF
  • Other File Formats: JPEG, TIFF
  • JPEG/TIFF Rendering: 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 
  • Auto Rotation: Yes (selectable)
  • Color Spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB 
  • Storage: two XQD slots or two CompactFlash (Type 1 UDMA) slots; slot choice may be exchanged after the fact by sending camera to Nikon for a US$350 cost
  • Max Write Speed: 125MB/sec+ (XQD)
  • Maximum Buffer: 200 JPEG or NEF @ 20.8mp with XQD card (104 with UDMA-7)
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, Ethernet
  • TV Support: NTSC and PAL, HDMI
  • Lens Support: all AF, AI-P, AI and AI-S
  • Autofocus Module: Multi-CAM 20K (153 sensor, 99 crosshatch), supports -4 EV focus at center, -3EV elsewhere, f/8 autofocus (with limitation to 15 sensors) 
  • Shutter Lag: ?ms (?ms blackout) 
  • Autofocus Modes: Single, Dynamic (25, 72, or 153 pt, 153 pt 3D tracking), Group (5 point), Automatic Area, Face Detect
  • AF Assist: (flash only) 
  • Metering: 180,000-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, center-weight (variable), spot, highlight-weighted
  • Exposure Modes: PSAM
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2, 3 stop
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes, 2-9 frames, steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop
  • ISO: 100-102,400, LO1, HI1, HI2, HI3, HI4, HI5, AUTO ISO (with focal length, shutter speed priorities)
  • White Balance: Auto (2), bracketed, custom (6), 6 predefined with fine tuning, direct Kelvin, two axis tuning 
  • Image Settings: Picture Controls; Sharpening, Contrast, Saturation, Brightness, Hue 
  • Color LCD: 3.2" TFT, 2.4m dots, touchscreen, 170 degree, auto light adjust, 46x magnification
  • Image Review: Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 12 fps @ 20.8mp no restrictions; 14 fps with focus/exposure/shutter restrictions; 3 fps in quiet continuous
  • Shutter Speeds: 30s to 1/8000, bulb, 400k rated 
  • Mirror Lockup: Programmable Delay, M-UP 
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism, 100%, 0.72x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter 
  • Viewfinder Accessories: (questionable) DG-2 magnifier, DK-14/17A antifog, DK-19 rubber cup, DK17m magnifier, DR-5 right angle, DK-18 adapter, DK17c diopter correction
  • Optional Focus Screens: Nikon E-type 
  • Menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/250, TTL FP 
  • Flash Type: supports I-TTL 
  • Internal Flash: No 
  • PC Sync: Yes
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1EV
  • Flash Options: Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock
  • DOF Preview: Yes
  • Optional Remote Control: 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10
  • Size: 6.3 x 6.3 x 3.7” (160 x 158.5 x 92 mm)
  • Weight: 49.6 ounces (1405g — XQD version) (with battery)
  • Battery: EN-EL18a (3780 shots CIPA)
  • Optional AC Adapter: EH-6b with EP-6 connector
  • Other Significant Features: Autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, HDR pictures, silent shooting, PictBridge, integrated vertical release, live view with autofocus, FUNC button, horizontal/vertical indicator, wireless transfer option (WT-6a), Ethernet connection/support (1000BaseT at 400Mbps), multiple exposure, interval shooting, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, GPS support, voice annotation, illuminated buttons, quiet mode
  • Software: View NX-i
  • List Price at Introduction: US$6500


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