Nikon has officially unveiled the Nikon D5, its newest flagship DSLR capable of capturing up to 14 frames per second (FPS) with its 20.8-megapixel sensor.
As the leaked specs earlier today revealed, the Nikon D5 features an all new autofocus system with 153 points (99 cross-type), 4K video capture, a built-in touchscreen (the first pro-level DSLR to do so) and an ISO range from 100 to 102,400, with an extended ISO of up to 3,280,000.
The key update, besides the boosted ISO performance is the autofocus system. The D5 uses Nikon’s advanced 3D focus tracking system, which better predicts where your subject is and will be in the frame to keep focus, especially in low light situations. Helping with this is the increase in tracking points, which are far more densely placed than predecessors. In terms of frame-rate, the D5 will get up to 12FPS with autofocus turned on and up to 14FPS with it off.
To frame all of the action, Nikon has included a 100% coverage viewfinder, which offers 0.72x magnification.
Another significant component of the D5 is the 4K video capabilities, which includes a built-in 4K time-lapse capture mode. It’s unlikely dedicated videographers will be looking to get a D5, but for sports photographers and photojournalists looking to dabble in video, it’s a very welcomed addition.
To transfer all the data, Nikon has included a 1000 Base-T 400MBps Ethernet port. This is said to come in 1.5x faster than the transfer speeds of the D4S.
The touchscreen LCD on the back of the camera measures in at 3.2-inches and has a 2.36-million dot resolution.
As the latest rumors pointed towards, the D5 will come in two different models: one with dual XQD card slots and one with dual CF card slots. Both models will cost the same when they drop in March 2016 — $6,500 (body only).
Nikon’s press conference just ended, so we’ll be updating this article with more information as it becomes available.