Nikon D5 DSLR with 153-point AF system coming to India this March

Nikon D5 DSLR with 153-point AF system coming to India this March

Nikon today announced the D5 DSLR in India. The flagship DSLR camera was officially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this week and is the successor to the previously launched D4.

The Nikon D5 features a 20.8-megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor and a new EXPEED 5 image processing engine. This is the company’s first DSLR camera with a 153-point autofocus (AF) system that can detail small objects in a particular frame and delivers more sharp results than before. Further, the camera has the highest standard ISO sensitivity in the company’s history with an ISO of up to 102400.

“With the launch of the new FX-format (full-frame) flagship D-SLR D5, Nikon India takes professional photography to a whole new level,” says Kazuo Ninomiya, managing director, Nikon India, in a press statement. “Keeping in mind the significance of even a millisecond in critical genres like sports photography and photography journalism, the Nikon D5 has been designed to capture remarkable moments perfectly and effortlessly. Engineered with utmost care, housed in a camera body of exceptional reliability and operability, the Nikon D5 is a testament of our technological supremacy and commitment of promoting photography across the globe.”

In addition to capturing still photos, the D5 is capable of recording 4K (UHD) videos at a speed of 30, 25 or 24 frames per second. The camera has double memory card slots to enable recording of long-length videos. Also, there is Hi 5 sensitivity setting that comes equivalent to ISO 328000.

Nikon D5

Nikon D5 comes as the company’s first DSLR with 153-point AF system

You can use the built-in HDMI output to simultaneously playback videos while recording them through the camera. There is additionally an option to generate impressive 4K time-lapse movies right from the built-in technology. “Nikon D5 is a professional’s formidable photography partner, sporting a phenomenal new autofocus system, highest standards of expanded ISO sensitivity, turbocharged workflow, and exceptional durability, for superlative flexibility to shoot both stills and 4K movies,” said Sanjjan Kumar, vice president — Imaging Division, Nikon India.

Nikon has incorporated a new 180K-pixel RGB sensor on the D5 that works with Advanced Scene Recognition System. This enhances AF as well as auto exposure (AE) and auto white balance (AWB) across day and night results. Besides, the camera enables Nikon Creative Lighting System functions, Radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting and Unified Flash Control when use with an optional Speedlight SB-5000 to intelligently increase the amount of lighting in low-light shots.

There is a 3.2-inch 2.3k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor and a traditional viewfinder. On the connectivity front, the camera has built-in Ethernet connector and Wi-Fi support. You can also opt for a new Wireless Transmitter WT-6 to wirelessly transfer any content from the camera to your computer or smartphone or an FTP server.

Nikon is set to launch the D5 DSLR in India sometime in March. Details about the price are yet to be officially disclosed for the Indian market. However, the camera is announced in the US for $6,500 (body-only) that translates to Rs. 4,35,000.

Categories: Cameras, CES 2016