You can buy a multi-megapixel, sharpshooting, lens-swapping, digital SLR camera for $500.
So why would you spend another $8500 to get Nikon’s top-of-the-line DSLR? We took the company’s award-winning, $10,000 D5 camera for a test drive to find out. And we discovered there are even some trade-offs to make when betting big on your camera. The aforementioned $500 DSLR, the Nikon D3300, uses 11 autofocus points. The D5 has more than 13 times as many — an unprecedented 153 focus points. Furthermore, 99 of those are cross-type points, which can detect horizontal and
The D5 doesn’t break any pixel records but it gives photographers more than enough to work with at a resolution of 20.8 megapixels. That’s a jump from 16.2 on the 4DS. Naturally, this is also a full-frame camera, meaning its sensor matches the size of 35mm film, giving better lowlight performance and allowing lenses to work at their full length.
It features a weather-sealed body with caps over its ports to seal out rain, and a magnesium alloy body to withstand rough treatment (you should still avoid dropping the $10,000 camera).
The $10,000 Nikon D5 packs some serious punch in lowlight shoots.