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Nikon D5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and image quality. The usability and durability also get good feedback, whereas the flash and shutter get less positive comments. Reviews about the zoom and reliability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nikon D5 review

 

Spent more time on the sports field than in the studio? The D5 is the pro-level camera to go for

No light? No problem ; Super-fast shooting ; Built like a tank

What the hey, 4K? ; Where's the Wi-Fi

Nikon’s top-line DSLR knocks it out the park for professional and sports photographers

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon D5 review: Olympic effort from pro DSLR

 

It's no mistake that both Nikon D5 and Canon EOS 1D X Mark II have arrived in 2016. It's an Olympic year after all, with pro sports photographers seeking next-level kit to take next-level images in Rio. Not that's the only place such cameras are...

New autofocus system is insanely good, super-fast 12fps burst with decent buffer innings, detail at high ISO settings is incredible, epic battery life

The “Hi” ISO settings are roughly pointless, some odd auto white balance decisions in mixed lighting, continuous shooting undercut by Canon 1DX II

Make no bones about it: the Nikon D5 is an astounding pro-spec camera. It's also inevitably going to be compared to the Canon EOS 1D X II. Of the pair we'd say the Canon is the speedier and, arguably, more adept at video work; the Nikon, on the other...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Nikon D5 review

 

Nikon's new flagship DSLR is a phenomenal performer as long as you don't want to shoot 4K video clips longer than three minutes

High specification autofocus system ; Huge sensitivity range ; Durable build

4K recording limited to 3 minutes ; Vertical grip control arrangement doesn't match the horizontal grip's ; The information screens should be more useful

The Nikon D5 will keep pros happy with its great burst-shooting and low-light performance, but a couple of niggling build issues mean it isn't as convincing an upgrade over the D4S as it could have been.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon D5 review: Pristine camera quality with a price tag to match

 

Too sharp for its own good but a worthwhile investment that's perfect for the professionals

Feels indestructible ; Fantastic image quality ; World-beating battery life

Cost, cost, cost ; No Wi-Fi ; Better video modes elsewhere

If you’re less than a full-time pro, you don’t need this. Its ability to get the shot, whatever the conditions, however many days since you’ve seen an electrical outlet, is overkill for most. Indeed, many pros will find themselves only taking full...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Nikon D5

 

Nikon’s Expeed 5 processor in the D5 delivers low noise and high-speed processing required for 4K UHD video and high still framing rates: the camera can shoot up to 12 frames per second with full AE and AF with an extended buffer that can capture up to...

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Shooting Deep Fried Man with the Nikon D5

 

Mike Joubert takes the Nikon D5 backstage to shoot Deep Fried Man.

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Jul, 2016

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Nikon D5 Review

 

We review the new Nikon D5, with high speed shooting, 4K video and ISO up to 3.2 million!

Phenomenal battery life - up to 8000 shots! ; Excellent noise performance at high ISO speeds ; Excellent image quality ; Illuminated buttons and screens ; 4K (UHD) video recording ; Mic/headphone sockets ; Auto White Balance White works extremely well...

Wi-Fi not built-in ; Size and weight is likely to limit the amount of time you shoot with it ; Video time recording limits, 3min for 4K ; Limited touch-screen controls ; Loud shutter

The Nikon D5 will be a welcome upgrade to anyone who is already shooting with a Nikon D4s , D4 , or D3s , with faster continuous shooting, improved focus system, and increased resolution as well as an expanded ISO range. Whilst you may not see the need...

Apr, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Nikon D5 review

 

The D5 is Nikon's most powerful camera yet, aimed at pro shooters who need speed and the ultimate high ISO capability.

Feb, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon D5

 

The top-of-the-line Nikon D5 SLR doesn't disappoint thanks to best-in-class autofocus, 4K video recording, and a full-frame image sensor.

Fast 153-point autofocus system. 12fps continuous shooting. Strong high ISO image quality. 20MP full-frame image sensor. Tough, durable build. 3.2-inch touch LCD. Clean HDMI output. 4K video capture. Available with dual XQD or CF slots.

4K video is cropped. Underwhelming autofocus for video. No Wi-Fi or GPS. Omits in-body flash.

Conclusions If you want a top-end SLR that can keep focus locked on moving subjects, shoot at an incredible burst rate, and deliver the image quality you expect from a full-frame system, you have two excellent options among current models. The Canon...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review

 

The Nikon D5 is the newest iteration of the company's action-oriented flagship DSLR. Its headline features include a new Nikon-developed 20.8MP full-frame sensor and 153-point AF system. More than anything, though, the D5 is a camera designed to just...

The Nikon D5 is the latest in the company's evolving line of double-grip, full-frame action-oriented DSLR cameras. With a newly designed 20.8MP sensor, 12fps of continuous shooting with low viewfinder blackout and an intelligent and effective 153-point...

Jun, 2016

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