Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Nikon D5

3 ⭐⭐⭐ This Nikon D5 has been fully tested and serviced by our team of camera experts and works perfectly. It does show some signs of superficial wear (scratch/scuff marks), but after all you need to be able to use your rental! All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can take a look (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product), any obvious wear or marks have been highlighted so you can see for yourself. Shutter count: 264,332 Includes: Battery, dual model MH-26A charger, USB cable, strap, user manual and the original packaging.

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Innovation for inspiration.

What determines when Nikon releases a full-frame flagship camera? When technological innovation demands it. Introducing the D5, an FX-format DSLR that makes the impossible possible. Huge advancements in sensor design, autofocus, metering and image processing result in thrilling new capabilities—low light shooting all the way to ISO 102,400 (expandable to an unheard of ISO 3,280,000), precise AF detection and tracking across that entire ISO range, regardless of your subject's speed or direction changes, blazing fast 12 fps continuous shooting, 4K UHD video and, of course, image quality that captures the hearts and minds of your viewers. This is not iteration, friends. This is innovation...spectacular innovation. How will it change the way you shoot?
D5 photo of a bear drinking water from a river

Game-changing low light capabilities

Nikon's widest native ISO range ever

The low light performance of the D5 might make it a legend. With Nikon's widest native ISO range (100 to 102,400) and highest expanded range (up to Hi-5 ISO 3,280,000), advancements in noise reduction and color fidelity and a next-generation AF system that performs in near darkness (EV -4), a world of new shooting opportunities has opened. Capture clear, sharp images you may not have attempted before—at night, in dark reception halls, arenas and more. For surveillance and security applications, this expanded ISO range means getting a shot others can't see without a flash.
D5 DSLR photo of a woman in a yellow dress leading a marching band

EXPEED 5, Nikon’s most powerful processor ever

Masterful image quality

The sheer imaging power of the D5 is exhilarating. With its Nikon developed 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor, the D5 is the highest resolution full-frame Nikon flagship ever and ready for your next challenge. Nikon's superior image processor has been updated to EXPEED 5 to harness the power of this remarkable new sensor, and a second processor has been added just for autofocus. All of the exquisite detail and textures, vibrant colors and rich tonality delivered by NIKKOR lenses is captured in flawless precision, even in extreme low light. Create images that move people.
Photo of a motorcycle rider inset with smaller photos of the same rider shot at 12 fps

Stay on top of your game

The speed to capture decisive moments

When you hear the D5 shooting at full speed—12 fps with fulltime AF and AE, 14 fps with fixed focus and AE with mirror up—you know the game has changed. For the first time in a Nikon DSLR, a second processor is dedicated solely to autofocus operation and computing. A new shutter and mirror sequencing mechanism nearly eliminates blackout time and mirror slap for bright, consistent views during high-speed capture. EXPEED 5 and a high performance buffer handle up 200 NEF (RAW) and/or Large JPEG images during one high-speed burst—enough to cover an entire 100m sprint without taking your finger off the shutter release button. The new 180K RGB Advanced Scene Recognition System pulls it all together and ensures every shot has optimal exposure.
D5 DSLR photo of soccer players inset with a D5 photo of water polo players

Capture images that defy the odds

Nikon's fastest, most accurate AF system yet

The D5 ushers in a new era of autofocus with the Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor module. It uses 153 focus points with 99—yes 99—cross-type sensors and a fully dedicated AF processor, and it works in near darkness (EV -4). Small subjects moving at high speed, even in low light, can be tracked with remarkable precision. The system is configurable in 153-, 72- and 25-point coverage when used with Continuous AF. All 153 points are compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses f/5.6 or faster, and 15 central points work with an effective aperture of f/8. Whether you're shooting a high-speed race or A-listers on the red carpet, the D5 has you covered.
D5 DSLR with ME-1 Stereo Mic on the hot-shoe

Moviemaking flexibility

4K UHD video in light others wouldn't dare

For the first time in a full-frame Nikon DSLR, record 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video with dot-by-dot readout for maximum image quality. Capture 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p with an angle of view approx. 1.5x lens focal length, or record Full HD 1080 video at 60/30/24p. Shoot stunning 4K UHD Time-lapse, right in camera. Auto ISO handles smooth lighting transitions from ISO 200 to the sensitivity of your choice (all the way up to Hi-5). Enjoy all the professional video capabilities of D4S and D810—simultaneous external and internal recording, Flat Picture Control, Zebra Stripes, a built-in stereo microphone with 20-step increment adjustments and so much more. Combine the D5's low light capabilities and the versatility of NIKKOR lenses, and your next video project is bound to be acclaimed.


Nikon D5 Key Features

  • All new Nikon-designed 20.8MP full-frame image sensor
  • Expeed 5 processor
  • All new 153-point phase detection autofocus system with 99 cross-sensors
  • Automated autofocus fine tune
  • Native ISO range now stretches from 100-102,400
  • 12fps continuous shooting with full autofocus and autoexposure
  • 4K video recording
  • Offered in dual CF and dual XQD memory card configurations
  • Touchscreen functionality during both stills and video shooting
  • CIPA rating of 3,780 shots per charge using the same EN-EL18a battery as D4S


  1. Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

    20.8 million
  3. Sensor Size

    35.9 mm
    23.9 mm
  5. Image Sensor Format

  7. Storage Media

    CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
    XQD Type Memory
  9. Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

    12 frames per second
    14  frames per second with mirror up
  11. ISO Sensitivity

    ISO 100 -
    Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent) above ISO 102,400; auto ISO sensitivity control available 
  13. Movie

    4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps 
    4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps 
    4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps 
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps  
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps  
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps  
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps  
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps  
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 60 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 50 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 30 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 25 fps
    Full HD 1,920x1,080 crop / 24 fps
    HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps 
    HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps 
    Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
    High quality available at all frame sizes, normal quality available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160
  15. Monitor Size

    3.2 in. diagonal
  17. Monitor Type

    Wide Viewing Angle Touch TFT-LCD (Touch for playback only)
  19. Battery / Batteries

    EN-EL18a Lithium-ion Battery
  21. Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

    6.3 in.
    (160 mm)
    6.3 in.
    (158.5 mm)
    3.7 in.
    (92 mm)
  23. Approx. Weight

    49.6 oz.
    (1,405 g)

A Review By 2020 Ambassador: Penelope Morgan

This quarter I have been using the Nikon D5 as my test camera. I have a 85mm prime lens and a wide angle lens.
I absolutely LOVE this camera. I have had the opportunity to use it on quite a lot of professional shoots ranging from fashion to food. This camera has not let me down.
Having always been a Nikon user I would definitely say that I knew my way around this camera from the get-go but if you are new to the Nikon D5 Iʼd say this camera is quite intuitive.
I always shoot in manual settings including manual focus and I have loved playing around with the different settings within this. I am greatly impressed that the ISO is so much better than it has been (especially with the Nikon D810 which is a bit of a work horse for me).
The touch screen adds an element of ease to the process and has been really reliable. Iʼve loved being able to zoom in to make sure I have the correct spot on focus just with my fingers!
The ease of use with this camera is fantastic. I have found that my shots are needing less editing and come out exactly as I see them on back of camera. I definitely recommend shooting in manual so that you can play around with the settings because itʼs really easy to then get exactly what you want from the tones of the imagery.
If I am to compare this camera for video to the SONY Alpha series I would say the SONY is better in the sense that the stabilisation in a SONY is seriously incredible. However if I compare the still image I would definitely go with the Nikon.


Check out Penelope's work here: @penelopemorganstudios