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Launch Event For Flagship Nikon D5 FX-Format DSLR Camera

The launch event for the Nikon D5 FX-format DSLR camera was successfully held on 8 March 2016. The camera was introduced to media through presentations, demonstrations and trials as well as a model photo-shooting session at the event.

To demonstrate the D5’s phenomenal autofocus performance, a dark room was set as a ‘low light experience zone’ at the event. Nikon Ambassador, professional photographer Mr. Emil Tse, was invited to share his experience of using the new Nikon D5 for his shooting project. Mr. Tse’s impressive photography works were exhibited at the event, and a video created in 4K UHD format - using the new camera – documenting Mr. Tse’s shooting project was screened.

The next-generation flagship model, the 20.8-megapixel D5 with a new EXPEED 5 image-processing engine developed by Nikon, produces the highest standard ISO sensitivity in Nikon history with up to an ISO of 102400. This helps to expand photographic possibilities by liberating photographers from lighting restrictions, not only with the capture of still photos, but also with recordings of 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) movies, the latter being a new feature introduced with the D5.

Nikon D5 is equipped with a new AF sensor module which offers 153 focus points, 99 of which are cross-type sensors, for broad and dense coverage of the image area. The centre focus point has a detection range beginning at an incredible −4 EV, enabling autofocusing even under extremely dim lighting, and with subjects exhibiting very low contrast. Nikon D5 is capable of approximately 12 fps*1 continuous shooting with AF and AE tracking in all image quality modes, and across all ISO sensitivity settings. This allows photographers to keep up with the constant change of pace of a subject under a variety of conditions. A high-resolution touch screen LCD monitor, excellent communications performance with both wired networks via the built-in Ethernet connector and wireless networks*2, alongside double memory card slots*3 make for a highly efficient workflow.

Contributing to greater autofocus (AF), auto exposure (AE) and auto white balance (AWB), is the incorporation of a new 180K-pixel RGB sensor for the Advanced Scene Recognition System. The winning combination of these features and functions comes fitted with a design that consumes less power and adoption of a highly precise and durable shutter, while increasing camera reliability in terms of control precision, strength and durability. The D5 also supports the new Nikon Creative Lighting System functions, Radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting (AWL) and Unified Flash Control*4.

1 Possible in Continuous High Speed (CH) release mode with shutter speeds of 1/250 seconds or faster
2 When used with the Wireless Transmitter WT-6 (available separately)
3 The camera is available in two versions, one that uses two XQD cards and one that uses two CompactFlash cards
4 When used with the Speedlight SB-5000 (available separately)