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Nikon Un­veils D500 and D5 – New Flag­ships for DX and FX Range

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Dur­ing CES 2016, which was held last month in Las Ve­gas, Nikon took the op­por­tu­nity to un­veil two new flag­ships for its DX and FX lineup. For those un­fa­mil­iar with Nikon’s nam­ing con­ven­tions, the DX range is where Nikon parks all of its APS-C sen­sor cam­eras, while the FX range is for its full-frame cam­eras. The new big shot in the DX lineup is the D500, while the FX range is now led by the D5.

The D500 is es­sen­tially a DX cam­era that’s equipped with FX func­tion­al­ity. It has a 20.9MP APS-C sen­sor that goes from ISO 100 to ISO 51,200 (ex­pand­able to ISO 1,640,000), can shoot con­tin­u­ously for 10 fps, and more im­pres­sively, it records 4K UHD videos.

As you’d ex­pect, the D500 is equipped with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy from Nikon, and this in­cludes the EXPEED 5 im­age pro­ces­sor and the new Multi-CAM 20K aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem, which of­fers 153 AF points with 93 of them be­ing cross type. Last but not least, the D500 has built-in Wi-Fi func­tion­al­ity and a 3.2-inch tiltable LCD touch screen.

The D5, on the other hand, has a 20.8MP full-frame sen­sor with an ISO range of 100 to 102,400 and can be ex­panded up to ISO 3,280,000. It has the same im­age pro­ces­sor and aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem as the D500, and sim­i­larly, can record 4K UHD videos. In terms of speed, it’s ca­pa­ble of 12 fps con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing, with full AF and AE per­for­mance, and up to 200 shots in a sin­gle burst.

As for stor­age, you can opt to go for the D5 that has dual XQD slots, or dual CF slots, for max­i­mum flex­i­bil­ity. It’s also worth men­tion­ing that the D5 is the first flag­ship Nikon FX cam­era to fea­ture a LCD touch screen. Thanks to this fea­ture, you will be able to quickly se­lect AF points or Spot White Bal­ance in Live View, swipe through shots, pinch to zoom, edit im­age file names, and more.

FE­BRU­ARY 2016

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Nikon’s new FX flag­ship comes in the shape of the D5.

The new D500 takes its place as the top choice in Nikon’s APS-C of­fer­ings.

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