Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Dual CF Slots, Refurbished)

Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Dual CF Slots, Refurbished)

Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Dual CF Slots, Refurbished)

B&H # NID5CFR MFR # 1558B
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Product Highlights

  • 20.8MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 5 Image Processor
  • 3.2" 2.36M-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 102400, Extend to ISO 3280000
  • 12 fps Shooting for 200 Shots with AE/AF
  • 180K-Pixel RGB Sensor and Group Area AF
  • 14-Bit Raw Files and 12-Bit Raw S Format
  • 1000 Base-T Gigabit Wired LAN Support
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Qualifying itself as the flagship model in Nikon's DSLR lineup, the D5 is positioned as a truly fast, highly precise machine for professional photographers. Revolving around a full-frame, FX-format 20.8MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this workhorse touts an impressive 12 fps continuous shooting rate with full-time AF and AE, an expandable sensitivity range that goes up to ISO 3280000, and UHD 4K video recording at 30 fps. Matching the imaging versatility, the Nikon D5 is also characterized by its redeveloped Multi-CAM 20K 153-point AF system, which incorporates 99 cross-type sensors, for refined precision when tracking moving subjects or working in difficult lighting conditions. This model features dual CF memory card slots, providing versatility in file handling during shooting. A range of selectable raw file sizes can also be used depending on output needs. Designed to keep up with the fastest subjects and handle the most difficult working conditions, the Nikon D5 is an advanced DSLR well-suited to the most extreme multimedia workflows.

Echoing the robust set of imaging capabilities, the D5 is equally refined in its handling and physical design attributes. A rear 3.2" 2.36M-dot touchscreen LCD monitor affords clean, clear playback and live view shooting, along with an intuitive means for navigating the menu system. The camera chassis is constructed from magnesium alloy and is both dust and weather-sealed to enable working in the harshest of environments. Additionally, lending an air of familiarity to the design, a slew of configurable function (Fn) buttons are available across the body, and an integrated vertical grip supports working in both horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.

This is a refurbished item and comes with a 90-day warranty.

20.8MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 5 Image Processor
The FX-format 20.8MP CMOS sensor teams with the EXPEED 5 image processor to offer an esteemed mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 102400 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions, and can be further expanded to ISO 50 to 3280000 (Lo 1 to Hi 5) to handle the most challenging of situations. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions, with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range.

In addition to benefiting image quality, the EXPEED 5 processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate or 14 fps with the mirror up, or 12 fps with full-time autofocus and auto-exposure control. When shooting at 12 fps, up to 200 frames can be recorded in a single burst, even when shooting 14-bit lossless compressed NEF files. Benefiting this speed, redeveloped sequencer and mirror driving mechanisms also ensure consistent, accurate exposure results, as well as a more stable viewfinder image.
153-Point Multi-CAM 20K Autofocus System
Matching the speed and imaging capabilities is the apt Multi-CAM 20K AF system, which features 153 total phase-detection points, including 99 cross-type sensors for improved subject recognition, and 55 selectable points for greater compositional freedom. Benefitting the use of super telephoto lenses and teleconverters, 15 of the points, including 9 selectable points, are compatible with an effective aperture of f/8, and all 153 points support working with effective apertures of f/5.6 or brighter.

Complementing the abundance of focusing points is a dedicated AF engine offering quick response times benefiting the tracking of fast and randomly moving subjects, even at the top 12 fps shooting rate. The AF engine also contributes to enhanced focusing sensitivity, with all points capable of focusing -3 EV, and the center point capable of reading at -4 EV for working in very dark, low-contrast situations.

Furthering the versatility of the focusing system, seven different AF-area modes can be selected to support varying types of subject matter:
  • Single-Point AF: The camera uses a single point to find focus.
  • Dynamic-Area AF: Available with 25, 72, or 153-point selections, this mode uses a primary single focus point to lock onto focus, and then makes use of the surrounding points for maintaining focus while tracking erratically-moving subjects.
  • Group-Area AF: This mode treats smaller groups of AF points as a single point for a wider field of recognition, and is well-suited to tracking faces or other detailed subjects.
  • 3D-Tracking: Using a subject's color information, this mode utilizes all 153 points to maintain focus on a moving subject while half-pressing the shutter button.
  • Auto-Area AF: This mode makes use of all 153 points to quickly identify the main subject, and then prioritizes recognized faces as portrait subjects in any AF servo mode.
In addition to the range of AF-area modes, an AF lock-on function can also be used to improve subject tracking performance, and can be adjusted by two parameters—quick or delayed blocked shot AF response, and erratic or steady subject movement. By configuring these settings, the AF performance can be optimized to handle a wide variety of subject movement types.

Lastly, a unique auto AF fine-tune function can be employed to ensure the best possible focus for each mounted lens. Rather than relying on photographing distance charts, this function lets you achieve precise focus manually in live view, and then have the AF system calibrate itself to the fine-tuned focus position to alleviate front and back-focusing issues.

 

UHD 4K Video Recording
Taking notice of the multimedia image-maker's needs, the D5 is more than just a still camera. it is capable of recording UHD 4K video (3840 x 2160) at 30, 25, and 24 fps. Full HD and HD recording are also supported, along with the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory cards or as uncompressed files to an optional external recorder via the HDMI out. For maintained quality and versatility in how your movies look, four image area options are available:
  • FX-based movie image format makes use of the entire width of the sensor and is used to record Full HD (1920 x 1080) and HD (1280 x 720) video. This setting is well-suited for shallow depth of field effects, and provides the widest field of view.
  • UHD 4K movie image format is an area roughly corresponding to a DX crop of the full-frame sensor, and provides a 1.5x increase in the effective focal length of the lens in use. This area is reserved for 4K 3840 x 2160 recording.
  • DX-based movie image format is a similar 1.5x crop of the full-frame sensor; however, it is used for recording Full HD and HD video.
  • 1920 x 1080 crop movie image format is the smallest recording area, offering roughly a 3x increase in the effective focal length of the lens, for gaining narrower fields of view.
As with still shooting, the wide range of sensitivity is available for recording in low and bright-light conditions, ranging from expanded ISO 100 to 3280000, and sensitivity values are manually adjustable via the dedicated movie-shooting menu. Also, a video-optimized Flat Picture Control mode can be used during recording to flatten the overall contrast curve for more control during post-production and color grading.

Regarding handling, a dedicated power aperture button (Pv) makes it possible to achieve smooth, continuous exposure transitions when switching from light to dark areas, and Auto ISO can also be used to maintain consistent brightness when working in changing light situations. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone, or by adding an optional external mic via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality. Regardless of which mic is used, audio levels can be adjusted in 20 increments, and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack, which affords 30 different volume levels for playback.

In addition to straight movie recording, time-lapse recording for up to 9999 consecutive frames shot over the course of up to one week is also possible, with up to UHD 4K/30p output from the camera.

 

Body Design
  • A large 3.2" rear LCD monitor features a high 2.36M-dot resolution for clear, vivid playback and live view shooting. The monitor is also a touchscreen for more intuitive menu navigation and settings control, and can respond to haptic feedback even while wearing gloves. The touchscreen is also usable while shooting, giving you the ability to choose a focus point or an area to set the white balance from. The screen can also be used as a keyboard for quickly entering notes, copyright info, or IPTC information.
  • This model of the D5 is configured with two CF card slots, allowing you to extend file saving capabilities by permitting overflow recording, in-camera file duplicating, or the ability to segregate raw and JPEG files between the two cards.
  • The familiar body design incorporates a vertical grip that is designed to be equally as comfortable and efficient when shooting, in both vertical or horizontal orientation.
  • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • The ergonomic grip and overall form factor are shaped to benefit handling for extended periods of time and are further accentuated by anti-slip, textured joysticks and easy-to-open card slot covers. Additionally, most of the buttons on the rear of the camera are illuminated for greater visibility when working in dim lighting conditions.
  • The bright 0.72x optical pentaprism viewfinder covers 100% of the FX frame for framing accuracy. A detachable DK-27 Eyepiece Adapter lets you attach a rain cover directly to the viewfinder, for more comfortable shooting in wet conditions.
  • Function (Fn) buttons 1-3 are placed about the camera body and can be used for adjusting or accessing a range of functions; functions can be assigned to the buttons at will, and customized depending on shooting needs.
  • An electronic front-curtain shutter helps minimize mechanical vibrations to better ensure sharpness during long exposures.
  • The high-precision shutter mechanism has been tested for a long lifespan of 400,000 actuations.
  • The included EN-EL18a rechargeable lithium-ion battery is CIPA-rated to last for approximately 3780 shots per charge in single-frame release modes.
Scene Recognition System and Exposure Metering
The intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering III utilizes a 180,000-pixel RGB sensor to evaluate and analyze all aspects within a scene, including brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors, to quickly determine an accurate exposure and white balance setting to best render the scene at hand. The information gathered is also checked against onboard reference images to ensure consistency from image to image regarding exposure, white balance, i-TTL flash settings, and subject-tracking AF performance.
Other Camera Features
  • Three different sizes of raw files can be used depending on your output needs; raw size medium and small are 12-bit lossless compressed NEF files, while the large file size is a 14-bit lossless uncompressed or compressed NEF file.
  • Spot White Balance control for live view shooting makes setting the white balance as easy as pointing to the area in the frame that should be white. Additionally, 1-6 preset white balance settings can be stored for easier switching between different light sources.
  • When reviewing continuous shooting sequences, you can configure to have the playback begin with the first or last image from the burst.
  • The D5 is compatible with the radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting system, which permits working with the optional WR-R10 Controller and WR-A10 Receiver, along with the SB-5000, for intuitive, controllable wireless flash shooting.
  • The built-in wired LAN function of 1000 Base-T (Gigabit) standard enables high-speed, seamless transferring of still imagery and movie files for expediting an entire post-production workflow.
  • For wireless file transferring, the D5 is compatible with the optional WT-6A Wireless Transmitter.
  • Picture Control modes allow you to set predefined looks to imagery in-camera and include Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, Flat, and user-customizable settings.
  • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
UPC: 018208105946
Imaging
Lens Mount Nikon F
Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 21.33 Megapixel
Effective: 20.8 Megapixel
Max Resolution 5568 x 3712
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:5
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.9 x 23.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 14-Bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type CompactFlash
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 153 (99 Cross-Type)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Eye Point 17.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.72x
Diopter Adjustment -3 to +1 m
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Touchscreen LCD (2,359,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-102400 (Extended Mode: 50-3280000)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 Second 
Remote Control WR-R10, WR-1 (Optional)
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method 3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight Weighted
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV -4.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Steps)
Continuous Shooting Up to 12 fps at 20.8 MP for up to 200 frames in raw format
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Flash
Flash Modes First-Curtain Sync
Hi-Speed Sync
Off
Rear Curtain/Slow Sync
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System iTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24, 25, 30 fps (H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 fps (H.264)
1280 x 720p at 50, 60 fps (H.264)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Exposure Control Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO Sensitivity Auto/Manual, 100 - 102400, Expandable to 3280000
Focus Manual
Continuous Auto
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Performance
Self Timer 20 Seconds, 10 Seconds, 5 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), Micro-USB, NIkon 10-Pin, USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
Power
Battery 1 x EN-EL18a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 10.8 VDC, 2500 mAh
AC Power Adapter EH-6b (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.3 x 6.2 x 3.6" / 160.0 x 158.5 x 92.0 mm
Weight 3.1130 lb / 1415 g with battery and memory cards
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Package Weight 5.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 9.2 x 6.6"

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