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Nikon D5 Digital Camera

£4,997.00
SLR 20.8MP CMOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Excellent user reviews
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
342 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

This camera has a marvellous average user rating based on 268 user reviews. 162 reviewers (79% 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.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 2,903 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-one people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Mr. Gordon Downie mentioned in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “This is a very easy camera to use” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Mr. J. Bain said on expert review site Amazon “It is extremely versatile and probably as intuitive as any camera in its class”. Two years ago Phil Gough rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of the Nikon D5 “Easy to use and not heavy”.

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. William Stevenson scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Almost infinite numbers of menus to play with, or you can use full auto”. Gafin Morgan mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The functions are easy to adjust and the menus easy to navigate” and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Linden wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “When taking photographs of stars and the like the quality has not been that great, despite using the correct settings” but in spite of that they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Two people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Paul of London he mentioned on expert website Amazon “It is comfortable to hold and all controls are in sensible places”. Soul Steeler wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “This is a fantastic camera the camera is small enough to be easy to hold for long times”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good quality. Mr. L. Wright wrote “It is a joy to use in auto or manual it delivers! The lens is spot on, better reach than the 105 and excellent quality (for me” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Mrs B. said in her review of this digital camera “Very good quality photos”. Phil Gough scored the Nikon D5 a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Well made with great lenses”.

Robust

Ten customers who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was well made. Michael A. Billins said three years ago “The Body feels really well put together with no scrimping on the grip sections” in his review of this digital camera. In the same month Toby's View mentioned “The quality of the camera build is good as one would expect”. Brian said in his review of this digital camera “The lenses that come with the kit are great - The 55-300 zoom lens is solid”.

Nice Design

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking. Mr Stephen J Martin wrote on expert review site Amazon “Red is different, eye catching and unusual” in his review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Marion gave the Nikon D5 a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert website Amazon “It's a sexy camera and lovely to use”. Four years ago Scottalot mentioned in their review of this digital camera “We now have some beautiful photographs taken this summer”.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Seventeen customers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Mr. B. Clenton mentioned “Really good camera to use, had a cheap, small digital camera up till now, still getting used to this one” in their review of this digital camera. Ny said “The kicker was the great price” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Margotm mentioned “Great value”.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was expensive. Mark Whateley gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “It does lack some of the features of the more expensive cameras and the handling can be a bit awkward by comparison”. R J Middleton wrote four years ago “The more expensive the lens the sharper the image”. Last year Dr Fletcher said on expert review site Amazon “It gives up precious little in terms of detail to its more expensive big brother”.

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Expensive

We think this high megapixel camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a similar age and spec. We checked 51 cameras of a similar age and spec and they range in price from £59 to £16,360.


Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-six customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Paul said on expert review site Amazon “The picture was crisp and not at all grainy” and scored the Nikon D5 the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Pete Amey wrote “It is so easy to use and produces really good pictures”. Paul also mentioned “Results in great quality pictures” in his review.

Five people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Brian mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The shutter really responds quickly when shooting in burst mode” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Snaps said on expert review site Amazon “It's also great for shooting plants, fungi etc”. Bellaly mentioned on expert website Amazon three years ago “It offers 5 fps continuous shooting, which works very well” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good in low light. Three years ago Bellaly scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Its exceptional low light performance is great news for film fanatics too”. L H mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Good results also in low light” in their review of this digital camera. M. Clarke wrote on expert website Amazon four years ago “It's great in auto low light” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Richard said on expert website Amazon “The articulated (flip out) screen is great”. Schnuggles mentioned in their review of the Nikon D5 on expert review site Amazon “The resolution of the pullout screen is amazing” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Douglas E Orr said in his review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The screen lovely and bright and clear”.

Good Video Capture

Five people concluded that it was good for video recording. Mark Whateley wrote on expert review site Amazon three years ago “It performs well for stills and video”. Rob73 scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Better video processing” in their review of this digital camera. Christine Cox said “Great sporting mode and easy to switch to video mode quickly”.

Good Quality Lens

Eleven customers said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Mr Simon H Holt wrote “The kit lens option is amazing value too”. Mr Baz gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and he said “The kit lens is ok”. Richard Higgins wrote on expert website Amazon “Although the first order didn't come with the lens, this was quickly rectified”.

Six customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Mr. B. Clenton said on expert review site Amazon “Have found that the Auto focus is fantastic” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. T. Hammond wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon three years ago “The focusing is generally very good”. Sms4rs mentioned on expert website Amazon also three years ago “The colours are bright and auto focus is fast” in their review of this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Five owners who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Peter Bernard said four years ago “The camera has a couple of great features.”. Martin wrote on expert website Amazon “All useful features are buried deep” in his review of this digital camera but even so he only rated it 3 stars out of 5. Wils said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Fantastic camera which has many good features and takes a lovely photograph” .


Power

Good Battery Life

Six owners who bought the Nikon D5 considered that it had a good battery life. Mohawk rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Battery life excellent when used without the screen”. T. Hammond wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Battery life is fairly good”. R J Middleton said on expert website Amazon “A spare battery is an easy” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the D5 in January 2016.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D5 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon D5 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon D5 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels. 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year range from 2.7" to 3.2". The Nikon D5 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.2 inches) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon D5 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D5 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera, the Nikon D5 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Nikon D5 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D5 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

3 USB Version

This camera supports a 3 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D5 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon D5 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon D5 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon D5 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon D5 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Picture Quality

20.8 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.8 megapixels digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the weights range from 110g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 1.2 kilograms, the Nikon D5 is very heavy compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Leica M Monochrom (£4,399) (680g) which also has a higher rating.

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Good Size

Two customers reckoned that this digital camera was compact. Scottalot wrote on expert website Amazon “He informs me that it is light and compact for what it is” in their review of the Nikon D5. Rob73 scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Or someone frustrated with the image quality and low light performance of a point and shoot compact camera”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. C. Lux wrote on expert review site Amazon “It was just far too heavy), so is ideal for taking on travels” in their review of this digital camera. C Bongiorno said “Again this lens is brilliant a bit heavy” in their review of this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208946983

Nikon D5 Review Sources

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