Nikon Launches 20.8MP D5 Full Frame Pro DSLR with ISO 3,280,000 for Extreme Low Light Shooting

Nikon just launched its latest flagship professional DSLR at the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas, NV. Called the Nikon D5, it features a 20.8-megapixel full frame sensor along with Nikon’s new Expeed 5 image processor.

One of the most eye-opening features about the new Nikon D5 DSLR is that it can shoot at up to ISO 3,280,000 (no, not a typo!) to capture images in extreme low light conditions.

Here’s a rundown of the other key features of the Nikon D5:

• Nikon-developed 20.8-megapixel FX-format (Full Frame) CMOS sensor

• New AF system with Nikon’s first dedicated AF processor, the Multi-CAM 20K AF sensor module, which features 153 AF points, including 99 cross-type sensors and dedicated AF processor

•  Capable of capturing images at 12 frames-per-second (fps) with full AE and AF, or 14 fps with mirror locked

• Expeed 5 engine enhances camera performance, delivering low noise, high-speed image processing and offers the additional processing power needed for 4K UHD video

• Unprecedented native ISO range, from 100 to 102,400, expandable from 50 (Lo-1) to 3,280,000 (Hi-5), offering near-night vision capability well beyond the visibility of the human eye

• Equipped with a new 3.2-inch 2359K dot XGA LCD with touchscreen functionality

• Capture 4K UHD video at 30 fps

• Raw Size S or M file types (12-bit, uncompressed)

• Includes a built-in 1000 Base-T 400MBps Ethernet connection for image transfer, with speeds up to 1.5x faster than D4S.

The Nikon D5 will go on sale in March 2016 (body only) for $6499.95 in two different versions, with either dual XQD card slots or dual CF card slots.

Nikon announced that it was developing the D5 last year but offered few details about its newest flagship DSLR until today.