Take a step forward


Features List

20.8 Megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor
Extendable ISO coverage from 100 to 3,280,000
153-point AF with Group-area AF mode
12 fps
180k pixel RGB sensor
4K UHD video recording

In each millisecond, a masterpiece. Now you can capture critical moments that were previously invisible and define them with a clarity previously unattainable. If photography is about critical moments, the D5 helps you take a step forward with an exceptionally sharp viewfinder image, stable even during 12 frames per second1 high-speed continuous shooting. It features an incomparable autofocus system with 153 focus points – including 99 cross sensors. The D5 provides EXPEED 5 to maintain saturated colours and clarity between ISO 100 and 102400. Coverage is exceptionally wide and a new buffer allows up to 2002 NEF (RAW) images to be captured during one high-speed burst. Combining 4K/UHD video capability, rugged reliability, a new radio-controlled flash system, wireless transmission and NIKKOR’s unparalleled lens line-up, the new D5 opens up a clear path for you to take your step forward.

Stay on top of your game

Nikon’s phenomenal new autofocus (AF) system has an incredible 153 focus points and 99 cross-type sensors, providing exceptionally wide coverage. Small subjects moving at high speed can be tracked with a new level of precision. Subjects at the edge of the frame are easily detected and vertical shooting is vastly improved. AF sensitivity down to -4 EV3 enables superior low-light performance, while all AF modes have been improved. The system is configurable in 153-point, 72-point and 25-point settings in Continuous AF mode.

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Power and precision

Thanks to a new AF ASIC unit, maximum computing power is allocated to AF at all times. Shoot at up to 12 fps1 with AE/AF tracking, or at up to 14 fps with mirror up. AF tracking and viewfinder visibility are vastly improved when shooting sports or scenes where subjects change direction suddenly. Faster sequential shutter and mirror mechanisms significantly reduce viewfinder blackout during high-speed bursts.

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New metering and image sensors

The all-new 20.8-megapixel FX-format CMOS image sensor and 180K-pixel RGB metering sensor deliver phenomenally accurate subject recognition and image detail. Even if you’re shooting fast sports indoors, the D5 will get you the shot – with richer, more accurate tonal gradations. This camera boasts a new 3.2 inch, 2359k-dot LCD monitor, which offers touch operation in review mode. From the high-resolution screen you can easily check and select key images on the spot.

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Shoot beyond what the eye can see

The D5 opens boundless possibilities for low-light shooting. With a new EXPEED 5 image processing engine, image quality is unprecedentedly high across the standard ISO range. This exceptionally clean performance is made possible by a signal processing system optimised for the new sensor’s 25% higher pixel count. Fine noise is dramatically reduced and even cropped images shot at high ISOs retain their quality. Incredibly, the ISO range can now be extended to ISO 3280000 equivalent, at the Hi 5 setting.

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4x faster data transfer

Turbocharge your workflow with faster, sharper, and easier to handle shooting. Ergonomically, improvements include buttons with more defined ridges and curves, which enable more intuitive control, especially when shooting through the viewfinder. New double XQD card slots4 easily handle the D5’s incredible capacity to shoot up to 200 NEF (RAW) images in one burst and ensure the buffer is instantly cleared for the next burst.

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4K high-definition D-Movies

The D5 is the first Nikon DSLR to record high-definition 4K/UHD movies in-camera, offering true moviemaking flexibility. 4K movies (3840×2160 pixels) can be recorded at 30p/25p/24p in dot-by-dot native pixel crop, which ensures the highest image quality. Shooting in Full HD (1080p) video allows you to record at frame rates up to 50p/60p in multiple sensor crop formats, including native Full HD pixel crop.

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Fearless in the face of the elements

The rugged D5 is built with a magnesium alloy housing that repels even the most persistent dust particle or water droplet. The shutter unit is just as well-built, delivering phenomenal performance and outstanding durability no matter where inspiration takes you. From stills in the studio to 4K movies in the great outdoors, the D5 is ready to help you take a step forward.

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Fast track your images

Nikon WT-6 Wireless Transmitter

WT-6 Wireless Transmitter (optional)

Optimise the D5’s capabilities with the new WT-6 Wireless Transmitter. Boost communication speeds and bridge distances, and get your photos to print first. Simply attach the WT-6 Wireless Transmitter directly to your D5 to control your camera remotely and securely and quickly transfer files onto networks. HTTP Mode lets you use the web browser on your iPhone® and/or iPad®* to operate camera controls or begin Live View shooting, including starting and stopping HD video and more. Image Transmission Mode means you can speedily transmit images to an FTP server or computer.

* iPhone® and iPad® are are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Ignite your creative vision

Nikon Accessories SB-5000 Speedlight

SB-5000 (optional)

Nikon’s Creative Lighting System continues to go from strength to strength with the new SB-5000. This Speedlight utilises radio communication and improves the performance of Nikon flash systems under challenging conditions. The new SB-5000 features cutting-edge capabilities such as the world’s first cooling system# in a clip-on compact flash unit. The Speedlight can fire off up to 120 flashes in a single burst, delivering powerful luminosity. It works seamlessly with the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CSL), offering the radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) that make multiple flash setup a breeze. With its compact size and all-new intuitive control panel, it has all the features you need to ignite your creative vision.

# Among clip-on type compact flash units, as of 5 January 2016.
Compatible with Nikon D5 and later cameras.

100th Anniversary Editions


Nikon’s award-winning full-frame flagship DSLR specially designed with the 100th anniversary metallic gray finish and logo, custom engraving and a unique limited serial number. Includes exclusive collector’s accessories and a custom metal travel case.

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GP Awards 2016

GP Readers Awards 2016

Nikon D5 takes Japan’s Camera Grand Prix 2016 Readers Award

Awarded by Japan’s esteemed Camera Journal Press Club, the flagship DSLR was voted a winner by users.

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TIPA Awards 2016

Nikon D5 wins a prestigious TIPA Award for Best DSLR Professional/Action

Sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association, the prestigious TIPA Awards are voted for by editors of illustrious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.

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Photo Review Editor's Choice Award

Photo Review Editors Choice

Nikon D5 wins Photo Review’s Editor’s Choice Award

Given only to products that represent significant technical advances or offer special features that are of exceptional interest to photographers.

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Red Dot Award 2016

Nikon D5 wins prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design.

A world-class award presented to products chosen from a pool of more than 5,200 entries from 57 countries.

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The iF Design Award 2017

Nikon D5 is a proud recipient of the iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 for the product discipline.

A globally prestigious design award sponsored by the iF International Forum Design GmbH since 1953. This year’s awards consisted of 5,575 entries from 59 countries for several disciplines including product, communication and packaging.

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1 Possible in Continuous high speed (CH) release mode with shutter speeds of 1/250 s or faster.
2 When Lexar Professional 2933× XQD 2.0 memory cards are used.
3 The center focus point has a detection range beginning at −4 EV, and detection with other focus points begins at −3 EV (at ISO 100, 20°C).
4 The camera is available in two versions, one that uses two XQD cards and one that uses two CompactFlash cards.

Tech Specs

Acquisition performance for moving subjects

Phase-detection AF 153 focus points (99 cross sensors), 55 focus points are selectable (35 cross sensors); Dedicated AF engine employed; Group-area AF incorporated; -4 EV supported; f/8 compatible: 15 focus points, 9 are selectable.(Central nine points (five points selectable) + three points to the left and right of them in the middle line (two points selectable each) Note: With f/8, central point performs as a cross sensor and other points perform as line sensors
Continuous shooting Approx. 12 fps with FX format (with AE/AF), approx. 14 fps with the mirror up (AE/AF fixed with first shot)
Note: Achieved with shutter speed 1/250 s or faster and also available in RAW + JPEG mode
Up to 200 shots (12-bit lossless compressed RAW /JPEG) can be taken with each burst of continuous shooting
Viewfinder Frame coverage: Approx. 100%, magnification: approx. 0.72×;Drastically improved visibility during high-speed continuous shooting (shortened blackout time, reduced image blur)


Image quality (still images/movies)

Sensor size 35.9 × 23.9 mm, CMOS
Effective pixels (camera) 20.8 million
Image-processing engine EXPEED 5
ISO sensitivity ISO 100 to 102400, Lo 1, Hi 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (ISO 3280000 equivalent)
AE 180K-pixel RGB sensor; Minimum brightness of metering is extended to -3 EV(Advanced Scene Recognition System)
Movie H.264, contrast-detect AF, 4K UHD (3840 × 2160)/30p, 1920 × 1080/60p, 4K UHD-compatible multi-area D-Movie, external stereo microphone, maximum recording time: 29 min. 59 s (Full HD), stereo headphone connector, dedicated movie-shooting menu, microphone sensitivity/frequency response/wind noise reduction, highlight display, HDMI output during remote shooting (with USB connection) using Camera Control Pro 2


High-speed workflow

Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2359k-dot (XGA), touch screen
Memory card slot Double slots using same media format – XQD or CF (two models offered and type of slots can be replaced for a fee)
RAW size Large, Medium, Small (Images in all sizes can be processed within the camera)
Multiple exposure [Add], [Average] [Lighten] and [Darken] overlay are added
USB interface USB 3.0
Communication function Communication speed: wired LAN = 400 Mbps, wireless LAN = 130 Mbps (WT-6/A/B/C); New wireless transmitter WT-6/A/B/C supported; Access point mode employed



Scene Recognition System Advanced Scene Recognition System; Metering sensor: 180K-pixel RGB senor; Improved performance of “Face detection with metering sensor” and strengthened coordination with AF; Enhanced 3D-tracking: face-detection menu (On/Off [default setting]) added, watch area menu added
Low power consumption (Number of shots) Approx. 3780 shots (target) in single-frame mode (Based on CIPA Standards)
Approx. 8160 shots in continuous mode under test conditions established by Nikon (with EN-EL18a)
Others Shutter durability of 400,000 cycles (tested after incorporation into the camera); highly robust and highly durable body employing magnesium alloy; superior dust and water-drop resistance; highlight-weighted metering; shutter monitor; viewfinder that enables easy capture of peak points of focusing; viewfinder display employing organic EL display element; fluorine coat adopted for the lens employed on eyepiece (both sides) and surface of the viewfinder eyepiece lens; BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover supplied



Lighting Extended functions of Nikon Creative Lighting SystemRadio-controlled Advanced Wireless LightingUnified Flash Control



Image-processing technology Active D-Lighting; HDR; Picture Control (Flat/clarity added); three Auto modes of white balance*1; various image compensating/editing options
Dimensions W×H×D: 160 × 158.5 × 92 mm (6.3 × 6.3 × 3.7 in.)
Weight (approx.) XQD-type: 1235 g/2 lb 11.6 oz (body only), 1405 g/3 lb. 1.6 oz. (Based on CIPA Guidelines)*2, CF-type: 1240 g/ 2 lb 11.8 oz (body only), 1415 g/3 lb. 1.9 oz. (Based on CIPA Guidelines)*2



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The D5 is available in stores with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty.


Action & Sport

AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Capture impeccably sharp, high quality images with the award-winning NIKKOR AF-S 14–24mm f/2.8G ED. The lens combines the latest innovations with the rich heritage of NIKKOR advanced glass technology to deliver astounding photos and HD videos, making it the obvious choice for photographers who demand the best from their lens. With a host of cutting-edge optics and a maximum aperture of f/2.8, this ultra-wide zoom lens turns all your panoramas, landscapes and wide-angle photos into magnificent works of art.

AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR

Take telephoto professionalism to a new level

Redefine your super-telephoto shooting experience with the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR , the world’s lightest1 500mm2 f/4 FX-format compatible lens that is primed to deliver optimum optical precision. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR incorporates the latest NIKKOR technology such as two fluorite lens and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements with Nano Crystal Coating. It also features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt. A Vibration Reduction (VR) system that provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.0 stops3 faster is seamlessly integrated to enable crisper imagery and videos, ensuring that the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR always delivers the perfect shot to cater to your professional telephoto demands.

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Taken on a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

AF-S 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

A durable, super light telephoto lens with cutting edge optics

Introducing the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR, the world’s lightest1 600mm2 f/4 super-telephoto FX-format compatible lens that’s designed to provide the pinnacle of optical precision with the latest NIKKOR technology. The AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR incorporates two fluorite lens and Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements, together with a Nano Crystal Coat that reduces flare and ghosting. It also features an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that allows for stable exposure control, and a fluorine coat that effectively repels dust, water, grease and dirt for easy cleaning. With the integration of a Vibration Reduction (VR) system that delivers an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 4.0 stops3 faster, the AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR is engineered towards uncompromising clarity and sharpness that’s primed to go the distance of professional demands.

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Taken on a NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
Taken on a NIKKOR AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR

Travel & Lifestyle

AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

A game changing lens offering incredible versatility

Introducing the AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR sets a new benchmark in our relentless pursuit for optical precision. The first NIKKOR lens to feature an aspherical Extra-low Dispersion glass element, the AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR is an FX-format 2.9x normal zoom lens that offers a maximum aperture of f/2.8 across the full focal length range of 24-70mm1. It embodies a flawless synergy of NIKKOR’s finest imaging technologies, integrating a state-of-the-art Vibration Reduction (VR) system and a Silent Wave Motor for superior autofocus tracking. These innovations are further enhanced with an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that delivers stable auto-exposure control and Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghost and flare. Engineered to redefine high quality photography, the AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR will satisfy even the most demanding perfectionist.

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Taken on a AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Exceptional performance. Perfect for sport, fashion and portraits

This award-winning lens is equipped with fast aperture, f/2.8 zoom features VR II image stabilization, ED glass and a Nano Crystal Coat. Excels at low-light sports, fashion, portraits and more.

Music & Fashion

AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Outstanding low light photos and videos with edge-to-edge sharpness.