Todd Cochrane reports that Nikon announced its new D5 DSLR camera at CES 2016. It is the upgrade to Nikon’s popular D4 DSLR camera. The D5 can be preordered right now and will be available in March of 2016.
The D5 is Nikon’s full-frame flagship camera. It is an FX-format DSLR that makes the impossible possible. Huge advancements in sensor design, autofocus, metering, and image processing have resulted in new capabilities – and therefore, the release of the D5. Nikon decided to replace the D4 with the new D5 because technological innovation demanded it.
The D5 has the following stats:
* Image Sensor Format: FX
* 20.8 million megapixels
* 12 FPS continuous shooting (or 14 FPS with mirror up) at full resolution
* 100-102,400 ISO (expandable to 3,280,000 ISO)
* 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p)
* Sensor size: 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
* Storage Media: CompactFlash (CF) (Type 1, compliant with UDMA)
* XQD Type Memory
The D5 is engineered to reduce the stress factors of shooting all day. Improved ergonomics and an expanded illuminated button layout puts key controls at your fingertips. A high resolution XGA Touchscreen LCD with a smartphone-like interface makes it easy to select AF points or Spot White Balance in Live View, swipe through shots, pinch to zoom, edit file names and more.
It has new double XQD card slots, which is a new modular design for memory. It lets you select a model with either dual XQD slots or dual high-speed CF slots.The body of the camera is light and made of a durable magnesium-alloy body with extensive weather sealing.