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Nikon D5 Digital SLR Camera Won the Prestigious ‘Camera Grand Prix Japan 2016 Readers Award’

Nikon D5

The following video presents Nikon D5: Product Tour:

Meet the new frontier of image capturing, the flagship Nikon D5.

Whether you are photographing stills or shooting videos in 4K UHD, keep up with your vision with the D5. Equipped with a 20.8-megapixel CMOS image sensor and an EXPEED 5 image-processing engine, capture your subjects in richer and more natural tonal gradation.

Beat the odds and shoot up to 12 frames per second with autofocus and auto exposure tracking between shots for up to 200 shots in RAW when using XQD memory cards.

Nikon’s FX-format flagship DSLR, the D5 camera won the Camera GP (Grand Prix) Japan 2016 Readers Award.

  • The Readers Award is presented to the camera that is selected through voting by users.
Camera Grand Prix Japan 2016 Readers Award

Camera Grand Prix Japan 2016 Readers Award


Nikon D5 Digital SLR Camera Wins the Camera GP 2016 Readers Award

May 20, 2016

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that its D5 digital SLR camera is the recipient of the Camera GP (Grand Prix) 2016 Readers Award. The Camera Grand Prix is held by the Camera Journal Press Club (C.J.P.C. / Japan).

The Readers Award is presented to the camera that is selected through voting by users. Out of the nine times the Readers Award has been presented, Nikon digital SLR cameras have been the recipients of the award a total of seven times, proving that Nikon cameras are extremely popular with, and appreciated by, a great number of camera users.

Earlier this year, the D5 was also the recipient of the TIPA Awards 2016 Best DSLR Professional/Action awards, sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).

Reasons the D5 was selected: A selection of comments from users

  • The D5 exhibits the absolute performance and presence of a flagship model. I am especially impressed with its unparalleled performance at high sensitivities, which greatly expands the possibilities for imaging expression.
  • I really like the fact that it is a still camera that offers a level of advancement never before seen with all major functions, including AF, AE, and high-sensitivity characteristics, and that it clearly expresses the direction cameras and technology will take in the future.
  • With features such as support for standard sensitivities as high as ISO 102400, advanced AF, and a touch screen monitor, this model seems indicative of what we can expect of flagship models in the future. In addition, the availability of two versions of the camera, one supporting XQD cards and one CompactFlash cards, clearly shows that Nikon took both existing and new users into consideration with development.
  • The excellence of this camera is something of which Japan can be extremely proud.

D5 primary features

  • A new-generation, 153-point AF system capable of capturing the intended subject under a wide variety of conditions
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 12 fps with a viewfinder display that keeps the view through the lens incredibly stable for clear visibility
  • Consistently superior image quality, even with shooting at high sensitivities
  • Equipped with a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) movie recording function that videographers will find very useful
  • Functions and performance that respond to a variety of on-site demands and achieve a fast workflow

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The following video presents Introducing the new Nikon D5:

In this video, Nikon Canada’s Mark Cruz provides an overview of Nikon’s newest flagship FX-format camera, the D5, with a focus on the still photography improvements.

The D5 features a newly designed 20.8 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, new 153-point AF system, 4K UHD video capture and EXPEED 5 image processing to give users the best balance of performance, precision and low-light ability.

With an unprecedented native ISO range from 100 to 102,400, the D5’s EXPEED 5 engine dramatically enhances the camera’s performance, delivers low noise, high speed image processing, and offers additional processing power that’s needed for 4K UHD video.

A new 3.2-inch 2359K dot XGA LCD adds touchscreen functionality, so users can easily pinch, zoom, swipe and scrub in playback, and enter text faster than before.

View our other videos in the series:
Nikon D5 – Autofocus and metering:
Nikon D5 – Video capabilities:

For more information about the D5, please visit

You can buy the Nikon D5 camera and accessories at B&H (prices are in USD):