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Nikon D5

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A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 20.8MP 5568 X 3712 Pixels CMOS Jan 2016
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Nikon D5 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon D5 number 172 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 65?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag plus one other site and a "Platinum" from Digifotopro.nl. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, good picture quality and it is easy to use. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
5568 x 3712 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 170 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 128 in portrait photography cameras, but average for everyday photography, ranking number 178 in everyday photography cameras.
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Nikon D5 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D5?

The Nikon D5 is 160mm wide and 92mm tall. It is 158.5mm deep and weighs 1.2kg.

Nikon D5 front dimensions

Nikon D5 size in context

Nikon D5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both decided that this camera was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This Nikon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both PC Mag and Photoreview.com.au.

An additional three expert review sites all endorsed this Nikon camera. This digital camera received a Digifotopro.nl "Platinum" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website Dkamera.de. This camera also received a "Recommended Product" award from website Digitaltrends.com.

The authors at three other expert review sites all decided that this Nikon digital camera was very good. Pocket Lint gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award, Les Numeriques.com gave it a "5 Star" award and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

The author at one other expert review site concluded that this Nikon camera was very good. Hardwarezone.com.sg gave this camera a "Winner" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 26 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Pocket Lint this Nikon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 89 out of 100. Digital camera experts think this Nikon camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera as terrific on average. 227 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most D5 owners think it is one of the better digital cameras.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

29 customers considered that the product was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

55 people who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images, four customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution and four owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good in low light. two people thought it had a good image sensor.

  • Whenever a new camera is released, photographers who own the previous model must decide whether the new model is worth the cost of upgrading…
  • Excellent image quality; r…
    Popphoto.com July 2016
  • Superb picture quality…
  • The camera is easy to use and takes a great photo…
    LEE (Amazon) - October 2013
  • The shutter really responds quickly when shooting in burst mode…
  • A great camera that gives good quality images…
  • Great pictures…
  • You won't regret it! Strengths + Well made + Easy User Interface (though navigation may take you a while) + Top Quality Photos + Manual Settings to adjust aperture, shutter speed + Can also operate in point…
    Steve (Amazon) - September 2015
  • It was excellent picture quality and is still smart…
  • Overall the quality of the images are superb…
    JINISH (Amazon) - April 2016

Users Report it is Easy to Use

26 customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use, six owners who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus and two owners mentioned that the product was easy to handle. two people who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was noisy.

  • If you are exposing at all properly, you have enough dynamic range that shadow noise won't impact you.
  • It handles low light very well and produces relatively noise free images…
    Bellaly (Amazon) - January 2014

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 30,771 expert and owner reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

25 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

10 people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good screen.

  • Focus on the viewfinder then shoot a few seconds of video then check on your PC to make sure you're actually in focus if you find yourself constantly slightly out of focus…
    Eshcole (Amazon) - July 2015
  • The touch display is useful.
  • The touch screen is incredible and makes life a ton easier while reviewing images either for yourself or with a client…
  • The touch screen is a nice update…
  • Menu and touch screen works well 3…
  • The updated button location just makes total sense and the touch screen is a nice "touch…
  • The resolution of the pullout screen is amazing…
    Schnuggles (Amazon) - January 2014
  • The body is lighter, with a larger screen and even more functions…
  • My only other little issue is the screen can catch if trying to move while having the side open for ports, which could have been easily solved by swapping the card reader side with the port connector side…
    HighHo (Amazon) - June 2014
  • My images, after some cropping, make superb screen saver images on my large laptop screen…
    Hippo (Amazon) - June 2013

Customers Report it is Robust

15 people who purchased the Nikon D5 mentioned that it was well made and two customers who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Seven owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Seven owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking and four customers thought the Nikon D5 was well designed.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Six customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was a good body shape, two owners who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight and two people who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four owners who bought this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording.

  • Focus on the viewfinder then shoot a few seconds of video then check on your PC to make sure you're actually in focus if you find yourself constantly slightly out of focus…
    Eshcole (Amazon) - July 2015
  • Better video processing…
    Rob73 (Amazon) - February 2014
  • Video quality is very good…
    Gary Parker (Amazon) - February 2013
  • Our particular reasons for selecting this camera were to get 50/60 fps video for slow motion, while still being able to use the same lenses etc…
    Tiredoldgit (Amazon) - September 2014
  • It is actually quite inconvenient for video in that only certain settings can be changed…
    Tiredoldgit (Amazon) - September 2014
  • Video is clear and solid…
    Bellaly (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Great sporting mode and easy to switch to video mode quickly…

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Seven people who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

11 customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good lens and nine customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is under 2 years old, however at £4,777.00 it is more expensive than 98% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D5 and the United Kingdom price of £4,777.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $6,496.95 (£8,463.58).

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

5568 X 3712 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D5 has a maximum image resolution of 5568 x 3712 pixels. That's 30% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the Nikon D5 of 20.8MP is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon D5 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Heavy

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Nikon D5's weight of 1.2kg is in the heaviest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features saturation adjustment, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5 has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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3 USB Version

The Nikon D5 supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most digital cameras. Most digital cameras support a 2 USB version.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported USB version is 3.1.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D5 has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D5 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D5 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D5 of 3.2" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon D5 has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Nikon D5 has a headphone output. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D5 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

This camera was released in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon n161052w, canon vba460ae, nikon vba460ae, nikon vba460be, canon f28e, canon f28g, canon f18g, canon f56e, nikon d5
Barcodes 00006536110215, 00009608235591, 00018208946983, 00018208946990

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