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Nikon F5

Nikon F5
alaScore 81

198 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Nikon F5. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon F5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Nikon F5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Thom Hogan (

Nikon F5 Review by Thom Hogan


The best metering of any camera to date on an almost perfect body.

Exposure and Focus, , , . The best on the planet., , , , , Feature Set, , . The list of features missing from the F5 can be printed in large print on a piece of paper smaller than the custom settings cheat sheet Nikon supplies., , , , Build Quality., ,...

Custom Settings , , . Either learn to ignore them or bring a cheat sheet. There is no in between. , , , , , , , , Battery Life, , , , . With alkaline AA batteries, the F5 just doesn't last very long, even after the factory adjusted the settings early...

Jul, 2003

Expert review by : Dirck Halstead (

Nikon F5 Review


I first used a Nikon SLR in 1960, when I covered the Tokyo Olympics. Only a few years earlier, I was using a modified 35mm Eyemo, a movie camera to get sequences at football games for the Dallas Times Herald. The Nikon F, with its motor drive capable...

To sum up the is a very good, heavy-duty , reliable camera for photojournalists. It's metering system is superior. Whether they can justify a substantially higher price per camera over the similar Canon product is open to debate. They have a...

Feb, 1998

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (

Nikon F5 test review © 2005


To be honest, this was a camera for people shooting action and news professionally and who need photos on film. It is not for landscapes. If you are a professional journalist you really ought to have a D1x or D1H instead, and if you are shooting still...

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super NIKON F 5


NIkon F 5 really has a 2GB memory card & has all the features that people want to complete in each camera. Nikon F5 have a sensor resolution of 10.2 megapixels and offers ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 to 1600, with the ability to extend the ISO...

many advantages


Feb, 2009

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nicon f5


yesterday I bought a Nikon F5 camera kit. He really has a 2gb memory card. And has all the features that people want to complete in each camera. Nikon F5 have a sensor resolution of 10.2 megapixels and offers ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 to 1600,...

good design

Feb, 2009

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Nikon F5 - (35mm SLRs)

Mar, 2008

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Nikon F5


What a magnifican camer this thing is. After owning an F3, F4, D200 and a D3, an opportunity arose to purchase a mint condition F5 for a very enticing price. I jumped on it and have hardly used any of my other cameras (Hasselblad excluded). The feel of...

Solid feel ; Just feels like an extension of your arm, it just does everything it should, easily ; Built by Nikon ; Matrix meter - the best there is ; Fast shutter speed - put it on high speed mode, push the shutter, and watch yourself go broke ; Due...

No matrix metering on old lenses ; Has a thirst for batteries

Mar, 2008

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i have like 7 cameras from film to digital , from nikon to canon (5D, 30D) panasonic fz50, petax mz50, mamiya 1000, nikon f80, nikon D50. and i have to say that since i got my hans on this F5 i went a bought several rolls of film and havent stopt using...

The best body ever made, excellente functions, operating options, awsom image quality, i've test it in extreem hard reading situations.

many of you ,as i've read, rate as a cons the weight of this camera, i personaly find the weight a good thing, a great feel and stability.

Mar, 2008

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If you want a pro film camera then this is the one to get. This camera will go down in Nikon history as being the best 35mm film camera they ever manufactured. Now that digital SLR cameras are prolific, the venerable old F5 is affordable to just about...

Pro camera. Built like a tank. Quick to load and unload film. Very similar feel and layout to Nikon D2H. Uses rechargeable NiMH or AA batteries. Power miser. Batteries last a very long time.

Very heavy and bulky due to being built like a tank. There really is nothing wrong or bad about this camera.

Dec, 2007

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Nikon F5


Best all round film slr camera ever made! I feel very confident in any shooting situation holding this beauty because I know it can handle anything I throw at it and come up with the goods when it counts. Super accurate metering combined with fast...

Does everything very well and super reliable ; Massive range of Nikon equipment to use with it ; Beautiful matrix metering ; Fast , accurate auto focusing ; 8 frames per second ; Very tough and well built.(weather seals etc) ; Cheap as chips nowadays ;...

Beats up my lenses! the AF motors are so fast and powerful it will kill any sub standard lens dead in short notice ; A bit on the heavy side, but this can be a good thing in certain situations.(windy etc) ; It's so good that it stops me from going...

Nov, 2007

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