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20 Megapixels20 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts XQD memory.Accepts XQD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Indoor Crops

The Nikon D5 has an unprecedented ISO range, covering ISO 50 to a stellar 3,276,800! That is 3 stops above any digital camera we have seen before. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from the Nikon D5. ISO, aperture and Custom White-Balance were fixed in-camera and noise-reduction was turned off. As usual, the camera was calibrated to produce the highest and most realistic image quality it can achieve.

Part of the secret of the Nikon D5 is its new EXPEED 5 image processor. It renders JPEG images from RAW sensor data with all Picture Control parameters plus optional Noise Reduction. There are 3 levels to chose from, with Normal providing the best noise reduction with minimal impact at fine details. It neatly improves the output up until ISO 102400 which is the highest standard sensitivity of this camera. In the extended range though, it makes things slightly worse. The Low level works better there but such images are never very usable.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on this camera. As image noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

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Nikon D5 XQD
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By Neocamera on 2016-08-29

Nikon D5 XQD Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 36 x 24mm

Full-Frame Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

20 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-3280000
Nikon F Mount
1X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
100% Coverage
Extra Large Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
2 Axis Digital LevelCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
WeatherproofSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
12 FPS Drive, 200 ImagesStereo audio input
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3.2" LCD 2.4 MegapixelsXQD x 2
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