Want to own the very best DSLR that money can buy? You may have to get saving for Nikon’s new D5.
Priced at a thoroughly premium £5,200 (R120,400 at a direct conversion) for its body only, the D5 replaces 2012’s D4 as Nikon’s flagship DSLR for photographic professionals. While the D5 looks pretty similar to its predecessor, its insides are packed with innovation.
Most significantly, it’s Nikon’s first DSLR to feature 4K video recording. Given last year’s mirrorless J5 could only shoot ultra high definition footage at a ham-fisted 15fps, the D5 represents Nikon’s first real stab at 4K.
Of course, the D5 is all set up to take a classy snap, too. It’s been built with a 20-megapixel full-frame sensor, 153-point autofocus system and a 3.2-inch 2.36 million dots LCD touchscreen.
Elsewhere, it can handle continuous shooting at 14fps and has a highest ISO sensitivity of 102,400, which can be extended to ISO 3,280,000. You’d imagine this will result in some phenomenal photos, even in the most challenging of low light conditions.
The D5 is set to be released in March this year and stacks up against Canon’s flagship EOS-1D C from way back in 2013, which can also capture 4K video.