Nikon revealed two new DSLR cameras at Consumer Electronics Show 2016 (CES), the D500 and the D5. The D5 is Nikon’s most powerful camera to date, and has a 20.8 megapixel full-frame sensor, 153-point autofocus and an extended sensitivity ISO of 3,280,000. It also has a 12-fps continuous shooting mode and an EXPEED 5 image processor, as well as shooting 4K videos at 30 FPS. Additonally, the D5 sports a 20.8 megapixel full-frame sensor and a 3.2-inch, 2.36 million-dot LCD touchscreen.
In terms of its communications system, the D5 is equipped with a built-in Ethernet and a new WT-6, a wireless transmitter that can be used together to transfer video and image files to a computer or FTP server. The WT-6, which is available separately, is capable of connecting to a network at a maximum range of 200 meters while being connected to the D5 itself. It also serves as a LAN access point, enabling other devices to directly connect with the transmitter.
There is also a Camera Control Pro 2, which can be used to wirelessly control the D5 from a computer. The device is available separately as well.
Meanwhile, the D500 has some features similar to the D5, such as the 153-point AF and the EXPEED 5. However, it sports a smaller APS-C sensor and an expandable ISO range of up to 1,640,000. The D500 also includes auto ISO smoothing, which supposedly provides “fluid exposure transitions”, a 3-axis electronic shake reduction and D-Lighting that prevents overexposure of bright areas. Like the D5, it shoots 4K video too, but it can also capture uncompressed videos to both the HDMI port and XQD memory card at the same time.
The D500 also comes with its own wireless transmitter called the WT-7/A/B/C and works the same as the WT-6. Besides, the camera can also be connected with the SnapBridge app, where images are enable to be transferred to a device as well as being uploaded automatically to NIKON IMAGE SPACE. Additionally, SnapBridge can also be used to browse stored images in the D500 and embedding them with their locations, date and time.
Both of these two new cameras will be commercially available in March 2016, and each carries a price tag of US$6,500 (RM28,603) and US$2000 (RM8801) respectively. The Nikon D5 has already appeared on the Nikon Malaysia site, although it still lacks a price and release date.
A few days ago, Nikon revealed its first, new action camera that shoots 360 degree videos. Recording in 4K resolution, the KeyMission 360 has two lenses and is resistant to damage and water in two metres and 30 metres respectively. Notably, it also has an electronic vibration reduction that minimizes blur caused by camera shake.