Nikon D5 Rumored To Have 173 Autofocus Points And Be Released With The 24-70mm VR

Feb 6, 2015

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Nikon D5 Rumored To Have 173 Autofocus Points And Be Released With The 24-70mm VR

Feb 6, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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Canonists have plenty to be excited about with the upcoming release of the EOS 5Ds models and the 11-24mm lens.

As of a few hours ago, and maybe not by chance, Nikonists also have something to look forward to.

Not a minute too soon, the first Nikon D5 rumor is here.

There’s not a whole lot of info right now, but Nikon Rumors states that the next Nikon DSLR flagship could come with a jaw dropping 173 autofocus points! The D4s, which already has an outstanding focus system, has “only” 51 AF points.

While the body design and the processor aren’t expected to change, the sensor will get a 25% upgrade from 16MP to 20MP.

The rumor states that the D5 is scheduled to be announced in the second half of 2015, which could make sense towards an early 2016 release.

The D4s was released in March 2014, so this would be on track for a two year cycle.

A new 24-70mm f/2.8 VR is rumored to be released along with the D5, so it could be a double celebration for Nikon shooters.

The Current 24-70mm is an awesome lens, but many people would like to see the 2007 lens replaced with a VR model.

[via Nikon Rumors]

 

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31 responses to “Nikon D5 Rumored To Have 173 Autofocus Points And Be Released With The 24-70mm VR”

  1. tonyc0101 Avatar
    tonyc0101

    173 focus points?? That would rock! As long as it covers the full area of the sensor frame, unlike my D610 :'(

  2. Srdjan Pavlovic Avatar
    Srdjan Pavlovic

    This is disappointing. I expected at least 223

  3. Z Von Dienes-Oehm Avatar
    Z Von Dienes-Oehm

    4k hologram video or no sale!

  4. João Carlos Gonçalves Avatar
    João Carlos Gonçalves

    5D… D5… 5D5… D5D?

  5. Dumitru D. Mititelu Fotograf Avatar
    Dumitru D. Mititelu Fotograf

    salt from 51-173 focus points ??

  6. Stacy Kenyon Avatar
    Stacy Kenyon

    here i am using one focus point…

    1. Breeeze Avatar
      Breeeze

      Who cares?

  7. Евгений Сераков Avatar
    Евгений Сераков

    Canon will has 50MP – Nikon only 20 … as usual – and then very surpriuzed low sales)))) At leasrt 173 focus points – really cool!

    1. jimbox Avatar
      jimbox

      D5, likely to me the ultimate sport/event camera. For that, 20mp is more than plenty.

    2. clifflwms Avatar
      clifflwms

      “Only 20?” Who would want a 50MP sports Camera?

  8. Phi Pham Avatar
    Phi Pham

    Honestly, as a wedding and fashion photographer, I’ve never needed more than the center focus point. It’s the sharpest and easy to focus and reframe.

    1. Huy Le Avatar
      Huy Le

      you will feel it if you are a Sport shooter or Action/Wildlife. I try to get rid of my 6D because of it simple AF system. Nikon D(x) is professional sport line of Nikon so….:)

    2. Phi Pham Avatar
      Phi Pham

      I definitely agree with that. I don’t shoot any action though so I actually found myself getting the 6D for its low light capabilities(weddings are dim). It has a large sensor comparable if not better than most canon DSLRs.

    3. Huy Le Avatar
      Huy Le

      You gonna love the ISO range of the 6D. sometimes I use the f1.4 lens, i dont even need a flash for indoor at night, all natural light. 6D is a great camera, idk why the price drop so low now so I can’t sell it.

    4. Phi Pham Avatar
      Phi Pham

      This is a big year for photography. I have a feeling, mirrors are going to be outrun by electronic sensors so Canon is trying to change its path. It’s been running the same concept for years when Sony and Olympus have stepped up their game. Only thing they don’t have comparable to Canon and Nikon is the lens selection.

    5. Bjjhieu Nguyen Avatar
      Bjjhieu Nguyen

      Hm.. as far as I see. It can’t be outrun by the electronic sensor. I’ve found most of expensive Nikon camera comes mirror.

    6. Phi Pham Avatar
      Phi Pham

      Right but the thing is that both Nikon and Canon have not stepped up their technology while other companies have. Electronic sensors are faster, smaller, and actually include a lot more features that DSLRs cannot compete with like face recognition(with memory), wifi, gps, and not to mention their sensors are huge.

      1. adfa asdfs Avatar
        adfa asdfs

        Aren’t they all electronic sensor? And the only sensor that hasn’t been improving is canon’s? Dslrs have face recognition too. D800, d4s.

      2. Jacobus DeWet Avatar
        Jacobus DeWet

        since when is a huge sensor a problem?

    7. Andrew Sible Avatar
      Andrew Sible

      Ever get focus shift with large aperature though?

  9. Björn Möller Avatar
    Björn Möller

    173 focus points is good for precomposition in actionphoto I think :-)

  10. Harry Callahan Avatar
    Harry Callahan

    The resolution of the 24-70 definitely is too low for the D800 so an update would be highly appreciated! Ever took a closer look to the corners on the wide side?

  11. Fernando Weberich Avatar
    Fernando Weberich

    Well. I use all of the focusing points. Wedding candids don’t wait for you to reframe. And since I use only prime lenses and mostly f/2.0 and 1.4, I need to use the one that is most suitable. Also, is very well known that when you reframe, the focusing plane slightly shifts, making the focus a little less than precise. With that being said, I couldn’t care less for a 24-70..with VR or not. And unless those focusing point are going to use a wider part of the frame, I don’t care eighter.

    1. Yuri Avatar
      Yuri

      Actually, at least for me, reframing is way faster than changing the focus point..

      1. Bonjo Avatar
        Bonjo

        Manual focus is even faster and more precise.

    2. Sergio Ortiz Avatar
      Sergio Ortiz

      Candids don’t wait for you to reframe but they do wait for you to shift focus points? I don’t understand that.

  12. Fernando Weberich Avatar
    Fernando Weberich

    Who cares about having a 50mp camera with lenses that can’t support that. Low sales, but smart people who don’t throw away their money on crap. I, for one, use a Phase One IQ180 and phase one lenses. That Canon camera can’t hold a candle to MF cameras.

  13. CentraCal Avatar
    CentraCal

    Because the more AF points you have the better photographer you are. I have lost potential clients because I didn’t have enough focus points. HA!

    1. Jacobus DeWet Avatar
      Jacobus DeWet

      Fact is that if you never need more than the single focus point then this camera is not for you, so why even bother commenting? those of us who make a living shooting wildlife and sport, is some of the most challenging conditions need these focus systems, I also have never lost a client but have missed a number of fantastic images due to a slow focus system. So in our case, better focus systems makes us better photographers by getting us a tool that can do more in even more challenging conditions.

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  15. Peter Avatar
    Peter

    Less than two years after the D4s? Highly unlikely. If a D5 comes out, then the D4 prices will drop even more… to the point where a lot of low light photographers can buy a used/refurbed D4 for the price of a new 5DM4 or 5Ds. And as for the high AF points, how would you fit 173?