nikon_d500_2During CES 2016, Nikon announced the Nikon D5, the latest flagship DSLR camera from the company. The camera was initially expected for a release on the 15th of March, but a listing on Amazon suggested that maybe it had been delayed. Turns out that if you were hoping for a 15th March release, you might be disappointed.

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The good news is that it looks like Nikon Japan has recently announced (via Nikon Rumors) that the camera will now begin shipping on the 26th of March, so while we still have a delay of sorts, at least we have a date to look forward to. This date will also cover any accessories that might be related to the camera.

Nikon Rumors also adds that the delay will allow Nikon to update the firmware of the camera that will extend the camera’s ability to shoot in 4K for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds. Prior to this, the camera was only able to shoot 4K for 3 minutes at a time, a rather odd feature to have considering the price of the camera and the fact that it is a flagship model..

That being, the Nikon D5 is priced at $6,499.95 for the body-only, so safe to say this isn’t a camera for the average photographer.

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