Nikon's flagship DSLR D5 available here now, while D500 arriving end of this month

Members of the press trying out the Nikon D5 (front) during the media launch at the National Gallery Singapore.
Members of the press trying out the Nikon D5 (front) during the media launch at the National Gallery Singapore.ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN
A member of the press trying out the Nikon D500 during the media launch at the National Gallery Singapore.
A member of the press trying out the Nikon D500 during the media launch at the National Gallery Singapore.ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

SINGAPORE - First announced during the Consumer Electronic Show 2016 in Las Vegas this January, Nikon's latest DSLR camera - D5 and D500- is finally coming to Singapore.

The professional flagship full-frame Nikon D5 is available now at $8,639 (body only), while the top-tier APS-C DSLR D500 is slated to be released end of this month with pricing to be confirmed.

The Nikon D5 is packed with a new 20.8-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Nikon's latest Expeed 5 image processor to deliver a quick continuous shooting speed of up to 12 frames per second (fps) for still pictures.

Nikon claims the D5 offers the best ISO performance in its history with an extended sensitivity setting of up to a whopping ISO 3,280,000. Previously, even the best DSLR cameras can only offer up to ISO 102,400.

In addition, the D5 has 153 autofocusing (AF) points for smooth capture of moving subjects. It has a fixed 3.2-inch rear touchscreen display and is able to shoot 4K videos.

The Nikon D500 comes with the same 153 AF points as the D5 for quick AF performance. But it uses a 20.9-megapixel APS-C image sensor with the new Expeed 5 image processor for a shooting speed of up to 10fps for 200 continuous shots in Jpeg or RAW format. It can go up to ISO 1,640,000 in sensitivity settings.

Furthermore, the D500 has a tiltable 3.2-inch touchscreen display for users to capture still images or 4K videos in interesting angles.

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