nikon_d5_6Yesterday thanks to a premature posting by Nikon New Zealand, it seemed that they confirmed the existence of the Nikon D5 and also seemed to suggest that an announcement was imminent. Turns out the speculation was right on the money because Nikon has officially announced the Nikon D5.

This is Nikon’s latest full-frame flagship, and one that Nikon is boasting will perform well even under low-light conditions, so if you’re the sort of photographer that finds themselves in such situations, maybe you photograph concerts or the interior of buildings, caves, and so on, then the Nikon D5 could be for you.

For starters Nikon has confirmed that the D5 will be able to shoot with an ISO range of 100 to 102,400, meaning that you should be able to get away with photos under low-lighting conditions without the need for a tripod or external flash. The camera will also pack a 20.8M full-frame sensor, and under the hood, an EXPEED 5 can be found that will be used to process the images.

The camera is pretty fast as well and will be able to capture photos at 12fps. There is a new Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor and according to Nikon, the D5 will sport its own AF processor. The D5 is also capable of capturing video in 4K at 30fps, meaning that if you wanted to shoot movies with it, you should have no problems doing so.

In terms of pricing, the Nikon D5 does not come cheap and has an SRP of $6,499.95. It is also expected to be made available this coming March.

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