LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon D5 has a Fixed Type 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 2,359k dots. The Nikon D5's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
D5 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.72x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon D5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 14.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately D5 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Nikon D5 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 153 focus points and 99 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Nikon D5 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon D5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Nikon D5 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor D4s which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your D4s and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of D5.
D5 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Nikon D5 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Nikon D5 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Nikon D5 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect D5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon D5 is powered by EN-EL18a battery which provides a shooting life of 3780 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 884 shots, Nikon D5 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D3X with its 4400shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon D5 vs Nikon D3X or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Nikon D5 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon D5 is $6,496.95