Meet Nikon’s D5 DSLR: Rumored to come with native 4K and a huge maximum ISO of 102,400

by on June 24, 2015

Stephan Jukic – June 24, 2015

Nikon has always been a solid player in the camera market and their 4K DSLRs promise to be no exception to the quality rule. Thus, the rumors about the upcoming Nikon D5 should be exciting. Given the strong performance of the previous camera in this line, the D4, the rumors about the D5 should be causing at least some anticipation, and they are arriving awfully soon to boot. The D4’s first birthday was just a few months ago.

While none of this is yet solidly confirmed, the D5 is being speculated on and the rumors indicate that it will come with 4K video recording and the even more impressive feature of a anative maximum ISO of 102,400.

These possible specs come to us courtesy of the site Nikon Rumors and supposedly come from insider sources at Nikon. If they are indeed true, then the D5 would be the first of Nikon’s cameras at the DSLR level to come with 4K video. The earlier Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera sort of included the resolution when it emerged earlier in 2015 but with that model the 4K came at only 15fps, which is nowhere nearly a fast enough frame rate for what you could really call smooth ultra HD video.

The existing D4 from Nikon, without 4K video shooting

The existing D4 from Nikon, without 4K video shooting

Thus, if the D5 comes with the increasingly popular resolution of 4K, it should at least offer a 30fps speed. Anything less would be pointless in light of competitor’s awesome 4K DSLR cameras.

As for the ISO speculation, well, this would truly be a massive leap forward from the 25,600 that the D4 from Nikon comes with. What makes this even more interesting though is the speculation on what kind of enhanced ISO the D5 could come with if it also comes out as an “s” model. The D4s, for example, has an ISO of just over 409,000, so if the D5 comes with its “s” version, we can just imagine the ISO boost that comes with it.

Further rumors around the D5 include speculation for a 20 megapixel FX sensor, 173 autofocus points, 15fps continuous photo shooting and a body that doesn’t change much from the shape of the D4.

When can we expect to find out more information? Right around the last quarter of 2015 or possibly in early 2016, so don’t hold your breath quite yet.

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