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Nikon D5 Professional Grade DSLR with Dual CF Card Slots $8,999.00 

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Product Summary

  • 20.8-megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 4K UHD Video Capture at 30/25/24p
  • Continuous shooting at 12 fps
  • Redesigned 153-point AF system
  • ISO range from 100 to 102,400
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2-inch, XGA Touchscreen LCD
  • Two CF Card slots
  • Dedicated AF engine
  • Works with the SB-5000 Speedlight and WT-6A Wireless Transmitter
  • 2 Years Genuine Warranty with Nikon Australia

The Nikon D5 Professional Grade DSLR with Dual CF Card Slots redefines the limits of what a camera can do. Image quality is not a question thanks to its 20.8-megapixel CMOS sensor. Meanwhile, the camera's low-noise, high-speed performance is made possible by the EXPEED 5 Image Processor. To capture movement in all clarity, this device is also capable of continuous shooting at 12 fps while every detail is recorded by the redesigned 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensors and a dedicated AF engine. Taking images on low light settings is no problem as well for this device has a wide ISO range from 100 to 102,400 which is expandable to 3,280,000. Making professional-level movies using the D5 is also possible thanks to its 4K UHD Video Capture at 30/25/24p. You can view the files and navigate the camera's controls via the 3.2-inch, XGA Touchscreen LCD. Storing high-quality images and footages will not be a problem for this DSLR because it has two CF card slots. For expanded functionality, the Nikon D5 works with the SB-5000 Speedlight and WT-6A Wireless Transmitter.

Product Features in Detail

Widest ISO Range in any Nikon camera
With an ISO range from 100 to 102,400 which is expandable to 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. For surveillance and security, this allows you to get a shot that others can't see without a flash.

Exceed expectations with EXPEED 5
Nikon's updated EXPEED 5 harnesses the power of its 20.8-megapixel CMOS sensor. This allows the capture of vibrant hues and accurate details through Nikkor lenses even during low-light settings. Also, the new 180K RGB Advanced Scene Recognition System pulls it all together and ensures every shot has optimal exposure.

A speed that no detail can outmatch
The D5 can shoot at 12 fps with fulltime AF-AE and 14 fps with fixed focus and AE thanks to a second processor that is dedicated for autofocus. Meanwhile, blackout time is also eliminated via its new shutter and mirror sequencing mechanism. Likewise, consistent and bright images during high-speed capture is made possible by mirror slap. With the help of the EXPEED 5, the D5 can handle up 200 NEF (RAW) and/or Large JPEG images during one high-speed burst. This is enough to capture a 100m sprint without taking your finger off the shutter.

Most accurate AF among Nikon cameras
With its 153 focus points with 99 cross-type sensors, the D5 can precisely track subjects moving at high speed, even in low light. 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 while its 15 central points work with an effective aperture of f/8. Whether you're shooting a sporting events or fast-paced activities, the D5 has you covered.

No need for heavy movie cameras
The D5 is the first full-frame Nikon DSLR that can record 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video with dot-by-dot readout. UHD videos are saved in 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30/25/24p with an angle of view approx. 1.5x lens focal length. 4K UHD time-lapse videos are also possible with this camera. It can also record Full HD 1080 footages at 60/30/24p. For smooth lighting changes, you can trigger its Auto ISO function from ISO 200 to the setting that you prefer. To enhance your movie, you can take advantage of other features such as simultaneous internal and external recording, Flat Picture Control, Zebra Stripes, and a built-in stereo microphone with 20-step increment adjustment.

Full control in an instant
Improved ergonomics and an expanded illuminated button layout provides easy access for key controls. Also, the high resolution XGA Touchscreen LCD makes it easy to perform functions such as selecting AF points, spotting white balance, swiping through shots, adjusting zoom, and editing file names among others. All of this in a light and durable magnesium-alloy body with extensive weather sealing.

Advanced Wireless Lighting System
With the optional WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller (transceiver), the D5 can control and fire up to six groups of SB-5000 Speedlights of up to 98 feet away. As the first of its kind, the D5 also has an incorporated menu that allows control over the Speedlights. The camera is also fully compatible with SB-910, SB-800 and SB-700 speedlights. This system ensures that you get the right kind of light for every frame.

Faster operation

Shoot more and wait less with the D5’s ultrafast communication system, which performs over 1.5 times faster than D4S. Transfer files over LAN at blazing speeds: approx. 400 mbps wired and 130 mbps wirelessly with the new optional WT-6A Wireless Transmitter, which supports the IEEE802.11ac standard and extends connectivity distance to 656 ft. For even faster performance, shoot in two smaller RAW sizes: RAW size S (12 bit, uncompressed) and RAW size M, both of which maintain exceptional sharpness and detail.

Included in the Box

     Nikon D5 Professional Grade DSLR with Two CF Card Slots
     EN-EL 18a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
     MH-26a Battery Charger
     USB Cable Clip
     HDMI Cable Clip
     UC-E22 USB Cable
     AN-DC15 Strap
     DK-27 Eyepiece Adapter
     DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece
     BF-1B Body Cap
     BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover
     BL-6 Battery Chamber Cover
     Network Guide
     12 months Warranty from Nikon Australia - plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at

Warranty Information

     This Nikon D5 Professional Grade DSLR with Two CF Card Slots comes with 12 months Warranty from Nikon Australia - plus an extra 12 months if product is registered online at
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Image Sensor
Picture Angle Nikon FX format
Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 20.8 million
Sensor Size 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Sensor Format FX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 21.33 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX-D software required)
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) FX-format
(L) 5,568 x 3,712 
(M) 4,176 x 2,784 
(S) 2,784 x 1,856

1:2 format (30 x 20)
(L) 4,640 x 3,088
(M) 3,472 x 2,784 
(S) 2,320 x 1,856

5:4 format (30 x 24)
(L) 4,640 x 3,712 
(M) 3,472 x 2,784 
(S) 2,320 x 1,856

(L) 3,648 x 2,432 
(M) 2,736 x 1,824 
(S) 1,824 x 1,216 

Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160:
3,840 x 2,160 

FX-format photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 1,920 x 1,080 or 1,280 x 720:
(L) 5,568 x 3,128 
(M) 4,176 x 2,344 
(S) 2,784 x 1,560 

DX-format photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 1,920 x 1,080 or 1,280 x 720:
(L) 3,648 x 2,048 
(M) 2,736 x 1,536 
(S) 1,824 x 1,024 

Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 1,920 x 1,080 crop:1,920 x 1,080
File System
File Format Still Images
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression 
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats 
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression) 
Storage Media CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA) 
XQD Type Memory
Card Slot 2 XQD memory type cards or 2 CompactFlash© (CF) cards
File System Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0 
EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical (Approx.)
1.2x (30x20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical (Approx.)
5:4 (30x24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical (Approx.)
Viewfinder Magnification
0.72x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, –1.0 m–1) (Approx.)
Viewfinder Eyepoint
17 mm (-1.0 m¯¹)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +1m¯¹
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark IX screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex Mirror
Quick-return type
Mirror Lock Up
Lens Aperture
Instant-return type 
Electronically Controlled
Depth-of-field Control
Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)
Compatible Lenses
AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G, E, and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 16 1.5x image area), AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only). 
Electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, of which 9 points are available for selection). 
IX NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Shutter Type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter
Electronic front-curtain shutter available in mirror up release mode
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, Bulb, Time, X250
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/8000 sec.
Slowest Shutter Speed
30 sec.
Flash Sync Speed
Up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
Bulb Shutter Setting
Shutter Release Modes Continuous low-speed [CL] mode
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer Mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous Shooting Options CH: Up to 10-12 frames per second
CL: Up to 10 frames per second 
Quiet Continuous Mode: Up to 3 frames per second
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution 12 frames per second
14 frames per second with mirror up
2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled
Exposure Metering System
TTL exposure metering using approximately 180K (180,000) pixels RGB sensor
Metering Method
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle)
Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data 
Matrix: 3D Color Matrix Metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering III (other CPU lenses); Color Matrix Metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data 
Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses; equivalent to center-weighted when non-CPU lens is used
Metering Range minus 3 ± 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering)
0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering)
Exposure Meter Coupling
Combined CPU and AI (collapsible meter coupling lever)
Exposure Modes
Aperture-Priority (A), Manual (M), Programmed auto with flexible program (P), Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Exposure Bracketing
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV
Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Picture Control Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, User-customizable settings, Vivid
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 102,400
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 
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
Hi-5 (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent)
Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent) 
Hi-1 (ISO 204,800 equivalent) 
Hi-2 (ISO 409,600 equivalent)
Hi-3 (ISO 819,200 equivalent) 
Hi-4 (ISO 1,638,400 equivalent)
Hi-5 (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent)
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
High ISO Noise Reduction Low
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra High 2, Extra High 1, High, Normal, Low, Off
D-Lighting Bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame
3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
Single-point AF Mode
Dynamic AF Mode
Number of AF points: 25, 72 and 153 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode
Autofocus System
Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Detection Range
-4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
Lens Servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF-area Mode
25, 72, or 153 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF 
Group-area AF
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Focus Modes
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only 
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder 
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S) 
Wide area
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 153
Autofocus Sensitivity
-4 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune
Flash Bracketing
2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
X-Sync Speed
Top FP High Speed Sync
Up to 1/8000
Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center- weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash Sync Modes
Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Front-curtain sync (normal) 
Rear-curtain sync 
Red-Eye reduction 
Red-Eye reduction with slow sync 
Slow rear-curtain sync 
Slow sync
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Flash-ready Indicator
Lights when optional flash unit such as SB-5000, SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, SB-400, SB-300 or SB-R200 is fully charged
Accessory Shoe
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
CLS Supported
Flash Sync Terminal
White Balance
White Balance Auto (3 types), Choose colour temperature (2500 - 10000K), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset Manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), Shade
White Balance Bracketing
2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2 or 3 EV
Live View
Live View Shooting
Photography Live View Mode with available Silent Mode
Movie Live View Mode
Live View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F) 
Manual focus (MF)
Live View AF-area mode Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AF
Live View Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum recording time
3 minutes at high quality only for 4K UHD 3840 x 2160/24/25/30p recording
10 minutes at highest quality or 20 minutes at normal quality setting for 1920 x 1080/50/60p recording
20 minutes at highest quality for all recording options except 4K UHD, 1920 x 1080/50/60p and 640 x 424/25/30p
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality for all recording options except 4K UHD, and 1920 x 1080/50/60p
Movie File Format
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Linear PCM
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
Movie Audio
Built-in microphone, stereo
External stereo microphone (optional) 
Microphone sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size
3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution
2,359,000 Dots
Monitor Type
Wide Viewing Angle Touch TFT-LCD (Touch for playback only)
Monitor Angle of View
170 -degree wide-viewing angle
Monitor Adjustments
Brightness, 5 levels
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
Also visible in LiveView Modes 
Also visible in Viewfinder
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) 
GPS data display 
Histogram Display
Image Comment 
IPTC information embedding and display 
Movie Playback 
Movie Slideshow 
Photo Information 
Playback with Zoom 
Voice Memo
In-Camera Image Editing Color Balance
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Red-Eye Correction
Side-by-Side Comparison
Image Comment Yes
Interface 10-pin RemoteTerminal
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Headphone Connector
Stereo Microphone Input 3.5mm
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector); connection to built-in USB port is recommended 
Ethernet: 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) Wired LAN
Wi-Fi Functionality
WT-5A, WT-6A
GP-1A GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings
Total Custom Settings
My Menu
Yes with customization
Recent Settings
Supported Languages Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
The camera clock is powered by a separate, non-rechargeable CR1616 lithium battery with a life of about two years.
World Time Setting Yes
Battery / Batteries
EN-EL18a Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge)
3,780 shots (CIPA)
Movies: Approx. 110 minutes of HD footage
AC Adapter
EH-6b AC Adapter
Requires EP-6 Power Supply Connector
Battery Charger
MH-26a Quick Charger


Tripod Socket
1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 6.3 in. (160 mm) x 6.3 in. (158.5 mm) x 3.7 in. (92 mm)
Approx. Weight
49.6 oz. (1,405 g)
with battery and two XQD memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover

49.9 oz. (1,415 g) 
with battery and two CompactFlash memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover
Operating Environment
0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)




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