Nikon D5, D500, SB-5000 pre-order links *UPDATED*

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An updated list of pre-order links for the latest Nikon products:

Nikon D5

Nikon D500

Nikon SB-5000

New D5, D500 and SB-5000 accessories

Nikon KeyMission 360

More pre-order options will be added once they become available. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

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  • TheInfinityPoint

    Peter, FYI one too many 0s on the SB-5000 😉

    • but it looks good 🙂

      • lol

      • Aldo

        I’LL wait for the sb-9100… so I can say my flash is over 9k

  • Fly Moon

    No body-only orders?

  • T.I.M

    What kind of cooling the new SB-5000 have ? Liquid or air+fan ?
    (over heating is a issue with my D900 flashes, I have to use both and take turns)

    • T.I.M

      It’s air forced.

    • outkasted

      I sorted that out by shooting manually, changing flash output to 1/8 power or 1/4 power. upping the iso a bit. and loving the battery life I’m saving

      • T.I.M

        I had to buy 2…

  • saywhatuwill

    If I didn’t buy the SB-700 and SB-910 last year I’d definitely get a couple SB-5000. It sounds great.

  • Jeffnky

    I still call my D800E my magic camera, I don’t know what to call my D810 because it is even more magical and now I read what the next wave will do and all I can say is thankyou to all the scientists and craftsmen who have made this possible. Thanks Nikon.

    • Fly Moon

      Totally! I hope scientists and craftspersons are well compensated

    • Rudi

      I sold my D800E for D810 and have to admit that I’m unhappy with this deal. IQ AND sharpness was way better with D800E. Best with D810 is the quiet shutter and group area AF

  • T.I.M

    Ken R. have nice pics and detailed spec about the D5 here:
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d5.htm

  • Quick update: Nikon also announced new Nikon MB-D17 multi power battery pack for and WT-7 wireless transmitter for the #D500 DSLR camera:

    http://nikonrumors.com/2016/01/05/nikon-d5-d500-sb-5000-pre-order-options.aspx/

    • Peter

      Peter, what’s the name of the radio flash trigger that is needed for off camera flash photography?

      • outkasted

        pocket wizard

  • Spy Black

    Now all we need is a new Df.

    • T.I.M

      the point of the Df. is to look old, not new !

      • Duncan Dimanche

        I was going to buy the D750 and sell my D800 but now I’ll have to wait a tiny bit longer… I would like the added touchscreen and the 4k capability on the d750 AND the 5D’s AF !!

        But honestly if the DF had the video feature it would have been in my bag long ago (ok and a better AF maybe :P)

        • T.I.M

          Keep your D800, if you can’t get good pictures with your D800, no camera in the world is good for you.

          • If you don’t need the resolution or built the D750 is better in most every way. I made that move and I couldn’t be happier! I only kept one D800 for its resolution and will get rid of it when a higher resolution body comes out.

            • Duncan Dimanche

              yes exactly my thoughts. I don’t need the resolution I would rather be able to shoot at 6400 ISO without worrying

            • To be honest for a same size output for stills, the D750 is not much better than the D800, you should not change for that in my opinion.
              Rather for video, reliability of the AF (I know some people may not agree on that), and ergonomics: speed of use, u-modes, wifi, weight, tilt screen

          • Duncan Dimanche

            I don’t need the 36mpx resolution. I LOVE the photos that comes out of it but it’s too heavy and the video quality is really not up for the task. Bu thanks for your thoughts T.I.M…

        • ZoetMB

          Your desires for the Df remind me of an old episode of the 1960’s show, “The Beverly Hillbillies”. A relative of the Clampetts also comes to Beverly Hills to buy a mansion. They work with an architect, but they have problems with everything the architect does because it gets in the way of the way they did things in their shack. By the end, the mansion has been designed to look like a shack and the architect has gone crazy.

          The whole purpose of the Df was to be a simple retro camera. It probably shouldn’t have even had AF. The changes you want to the Df would make it a D750 or a D800. If that’s what you want, buy those cameras.

          • Duncan Dimanche

            …. ZoetMB… I couldn’t bother reading the part about hillbillies but I got that you wanted nikon to come up with a digital camera that would not have Af nor video….
            it sounds like one really dumb thing..
            1) if you don’t want AF then turn it off
            2) if you don’t want the video option then once again turn it off.

            But don’t just cripple the camera and its sales just to make it cool and retro…. seriously

            • ZoetMB

              In every other case I would agree, but the Df is a special case. It was supposed to be a retro camera for people who loved their own Nikon F or FM2 or whatever and wanted to re-experience it in a digital form. And it’s not that it’s what I wanted (I don’t own a Df), but that was the marketing thrust of the camera and it was supposed to be all about the simplicity – going back to the days where you set ASA, f-stop and speed and those were the only settings aside from focusing the lens (manually).

            • outkasted

              I bust out my old F5 every now and then

            • Duncan Dimanche

              Yes I get that too but then they should have had some sort of manual focus help in the ovf like we had in those film days… They only went half retro on us and that’s a shame…

            • ZoetMB

              Completely agree. In fact I wish my D800 had one of those split image screens.

      • Spy Black

        Actually I’m fine with the Df, except for low light AF. Even if they just throw in the D750’s AF system instead of this new one and nothing else, that would be fine by me.

      • Art-cri Tico

        LOL

    • Max

      And an updated Coolpix S6950 🙂

  • Duncan Dimanche

    OH my LORD !!! they did come up with the D300’s successor !!! hahaha nice no more winning from now on ! 4K is a nice move from Nikon ! well done ! we all wished that it also had 120ips full HD but 4K will do for now 🙂

    • yaley

      Is 4K with 2.2x crop good enough for you?

      • Eno

        Actually more like 2,25x crop 🙁

  • Duncan Dimanche

    Nice move on the choice of cards… but why does’t the buffer changes or the frame rate ? who would get the more expensive XQD cards if they don’t bring a boost in speed ?

    • I suspect, because a buffer is a buffer and that’s just part of the camera. The only thing that changes if you use an XQD card instead of an SD would be the dynamic buffer speed, the rate at which the camera clears the buffer and becomes ready to shoot again. This can often make the difference between sitting there and waiting, and actually being able to shoot almost continuously in short bursts without ever worrying about the buffer.

      • Duncan Dimanche

        yeah… it make sens 🙁

  • AlphaTed

    Nikon needs to make those transmitters built-in.

    • Riley Escobar

      Agreed, but at least the D500 comes with 801.11b/g.

      • AlphaTed

        Imagine the small cell phones already have radio transmitters and receivers for LTE/CDMA/GSM, bluetooth, and wifi.
        Hopefully in the iterations, they can make that happen.

        • Riley Escobar

          Cameras are definitely lagging on that front. I’m with you in hoping that they catch up with the rest of the interconnected world sooner rather than later.

    • The external transmitter has a far greater range than the built in version. I imagine that part of the way this is accomplished is with a more powerful transmitter and a better antenna. This probably results in the need for the external device.

      I agree, it seems over priced and they could have included basic WiFi support as it would be convenient when one does not need the greater range.

  • So apparently, I can’t just pre-order it using a CC with money that I don’t have, and then just pay down the CC before it ships. They must check to see if I actually have $1999 available on the card first. Lame. Time to bust my butt and come up with an extra $2K by March!

    • whisky

      if you do wait to March, pray this doesn’t go the same way as the D800 launch, with units rationed across Best Buy, B&M, and the big online order houses. it was months, if not Christmas before all back orders were filled.

      • Then again, getting one of the “first” D800’s didn’t turn out to be such a great idea. Come to think about it, I have one of the first D810’s… with a black dot in the tripod socket.

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m a die-hard Nikon fan, but this is the first time in three new pro-body generations… that I haven’t pre-ordered.

  • Duncan Dimanche

    about time for the new ISO button… I hate how I have to use two hands to use the ISO. I know that some other bottons can be set as ISO but I need the other ones the way they are now 🙁

  • Doug Laurent

    With the D5 only being able to shoot 4K in crop mode and for 3 minutes, shouldn’t the new 18-55 lenses be the D5 kit lenses then? I think order links for an Atomos Shogun for longer recording times would make sense here, as well as for the Tokina 11-20/2.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8 and more necessary DX lenses all D5 video users will require in the future.

    • Eric Calabros

      Yet another reason to ask Nikon to release new DX lenses 🙂

  • Roop

    D5 looks good but trade in value for D4s at B&H sucks, you get pretty much same amount for D4 and D4s

    • JFH

      How much did B&H offer for a used D4 and or a D4S?

      • Roop

        Around 2500 for d4s and 2200 for d4. When I trade in my d4 for d4s they gave me 3200 for d4.

      • Roop

        $2200 for D4 and around $2500 for D4S

  • HKer

    Sounds awesome the D5, still some unknowns, Matt Granger on YouTube said the XQD and CF slots can be changed, wondering is that by yourself or via Nikon. The detachable eyepiece still intrigues me. If you go to Nikon site for D5, indicates a DK27 eyepiece adapter. Product image isn’t available. There is something with the D5 eyepiece that is interchangeable and no details available. Wish 1 or 2 fps with autotracking. Guess in the D5s. Any thoughts anyone or seen any details elsewhere?

    • PhilK

      Apparently there is at least one accessory that attaches after taking the rear part of the eyepiece/fascia off, some sort of rain shield. (According to the description I saw somewhere, perhaps B&H’s site. Still working through all this new info.)

      • John Picking

        Could be to build your own attachments like right angle finder or magnified finder. Attach to multiple DK27 and then clicks in instead of screwing and unscrewing. Maybe. : )

  • jonra01

    I was one of those Nikon enthusiasts who had never used a D300 that thought the dreams of a D400 were dead. I apologize to all of you D300 lovers. I take it all back. I want! I want! I want! I love my D7100, but it might be time to pass her on.

    • outkasted

      Welcome into the fold brother…

    • JoeJohnBear

      Apology accepted.

  • Julian

    Just curious but if you want to attach the keymission 360 to a drone, is there a standard method of attachment available? I see no tripod mount from the pics – but perhaps things have move on since… and there is some other method of attachment.

  • HotDuckZ

    Can we hope for 1/500 flash sync speed?

    • br0xibear

      1/250 sec on D5 and D500

    • T.I.M

      You can have up to 1/8000s syncro with flash in a special mode.
      Very use full in day time fill in flash.
      Here is an example (AF-I 400mm f/2.8, SB900, 1/4000s shutter, aperture f/4, ISO 280)

      • T.I.M

        I also had the x1.4 III Nikon

        • whisky

          increase exposure. still can’t see the whites of it’s eyes. ::::::)

          • T.I.M

            Thank you for your advice.

      • Aldo

        nice shot… you mean the hyper sync? cripples your flash though… like half power.

        • Patrick O’Connor

          True, but how often do you need full power?

          • Aldo

            I typically use it most under sunny conditions… when I’m trying to battle the sun and fill the shadows…. under those cases I need a lot of power… 1/1 or 1/2

            • Patrick O’Connor

              That makes sense. If I were doing a lot of that, I’d be tempted to get something more powerful or use a couple or three speedlights.

        • T.I.M

          The thing is that to be able to syncro faster (and avoid dark lines), the flash duration is longer, that is why you are loosing some power, but very little loose in outdoor conditions.

          • outkasted

            Many a time I’ve used faster sync flash shots what’s amazing is that you sometimes cannot notice looking at the camera screen but when you get home and pull it up in lightroom a huge smile usually emerges as the hidden light seems to reveal itself. I often do this in shots to preserve battery power in my flash by shooting at the correct exposure but the image is a bit underexposed.

            • T.I.M

              May the force be with you….

      • ZoetMB

        What special mode?

        • T.I.M

          Nikon call it Auto FP High-Speed Sync
          With some cameras you need an external Nikon flash like the SB900 to be able to use that function.
          Basically, it make the flash duration longer to avoid black stripes from the camera shutter.
          You can use up to 1/8000s shutter speed.
          The catch is that it make you flash a little less power full, but in outdoor fill-in flash, you will never notice it, here is a sample at 1/2000s (SB900+D800+24-120mm f/4)

  • LaunchShipCaptain

    D500 is insane, goodbye full frame

  • MeShootYouLongTime

    Nikon just took a giant sh!t on Canon’s lawn

  • Wally Brooks

    Bam, Bam Bam Bam, Bam-Bam-Bam-Bam-Bam-Bam. BAMBAMBBAMBAMBBAMB!!!!!!!!!

    • Zoot

      Barney Rubble has mislaid the kid and is beginning to panic.

  • MeShootYouLongTime

    D500 has illuminated back buttons! Fukk yeah!

  • MeShootYouLongTime

    4k in a DSLR, more focus points than 2 1Dx. Suck it Canon!

    • MeShootYouLongTime

      And don’t forget backlit buttons. SUCK ON THIS!

  • D500 ordered from my B&M to replace my D300s s now I’m looking forward to a D850 later in 2916 to replace my D800. My BIF and sports keeper rate will improve with the D500 AF and fps so I cant wait. Sorry D300s, you been great a tool in the past but now you’ll be converted to IR.

    • T.I.M

      The D500 is a toy, not a real DSLR, you can’t even use PC lenses with it (prism too low)
      And the touch-mirror-retro-moving back display is a JOKE !
      Guys, there will be no more professional DX DLSR, the D300s was the last of its kind…
      Anyway, with the D30 (square) 48MP sensor, you can shoot in DX mode at 21MP !

      • nwcs

        Your D30^2 is the real joke and it’s really old and tired now. It discredits all your protests of the D500. The D500 will succeed brilliantly if it performs as well as we expect.

        • T.I.M

          The D500 retail for $1995 (probably $1500 by the end of the year)
          It is NOT a professional camera and will not replace what could have be the D400.

          • nwcs

            That’s your opinion. I’m sure NPS will disagree.

      • ZoetMB

        There’s some restrictions with PC lenses on both the D5 and the D500, but Nikon’s Tech specs don’t state what they are. But in spite of that, from everything I’ve seen so far, I think the D500 is going to sell incredibly well. But because of its release date, it’s not going to affect Nikon’s 2016 fiscal – virtually all the revenue will accrue to fiscal 2017.

        One advantage of Nikon not putting out the D400 is that there’s pent-up demand for the D500. The D400 probably would have had only minor updates to the D300s, but the D500 has a lot of nice features and one of them indeed is the tilting LCD. Since the D500 is pretty much a D5 in a smaller package and sensor, it’s probably more “pro” than any previous iteration of the Dn00 series. Ever need to shoot from the floor or above a crowd? That’s what a tilting LCD is for.

        And depending upon how well it’s implemented, sometimes a touch screen is a far better interface than menus and buttons, because on a touch screen, one can change multiple settings from one screen, unlike a menu, where you’re making one setting at a time. Smartphones have proven that.

        It’s just like the video argument. If you don’t like video, don’t shoot any. If you don’t like the touchscreen, use the menu or physical controls.

        And I don’t know what the freak you’re talking about when you talk about a D30 48MP square sensor. Even if Nikon did a square 48MP sensor, it wouldn’t be called a D30. Is there a camera with such a square sensor? The Leica S2 is 45x40mm. The Sinar is 46×35. The Hasselblad and Mamiya was 48×36. And there’s a KAF-39000 sensor (although I don’t know if it’s still made) that’s 40.7 x 39. I guess that’s almost square, but I don’t know if any current body uses it. Do you think any of those ‘medium format’ bodies have sold worth a damn? Nikon doesn’t want me be a niche company. Some of their products are already too niche for them.

        • nwcs

          The D30 square is his “clever” way of continuing his tired joke about the D900.

          • T.I.M

            I was right about the D400, I will accept everyone apologies when the D810,000 square root will be release.

            • nwcs

              In letter of the law maybe but not in what the D400 represented regardless of nameplate.

            • TIM,
              I really don’t get the tone of your posts. As I’ve said, I am probably not a D500 user, but it is easy to see it is a wonderful ground breaking camera and it will be a huge benefit to those that are in its target. At this point we all know you don’t like it. You no longer need to rain on the parade of those people who have been waiting for it. Grow up and go out and take a few pictures with you imaginary camera.

        • T.I.M

          LOL !
          I mentioned the D30 (square) because I’m not allowed to say the real name of the camera (do the math).
          Again, the D500 is not a pro camera.
          I think that there is high probability that we D810 successor will be release this year around May.
          It will not be cheap ($3.995) but it will be a fantastic camera with a 48MP sensor high dynamic and clean ISO 400.
          Also 4K 30fps video but I don’t do video so I don’t care about that feature.
          I’m already saving money for it !

          • T.I.M

            The sensor will be 49,191.630 pixels (48MP)
            Same dynamic range as the D500
            Full resolution FX at 4.5 frames per second
            Also GPS & WiFi

          • It will be used by lots of pros therefore it is a pro camera. Who cares any way? A pro uses the tool to get a job done not one that has ‘pro’ printed on the front.

            • Agreed! At a NFL game I felt smug while shooting with my D800 in the stands and asked one of the NFL Shooters why he was shooting with a D300s as his second body – his response was “that’s what I can afford”. Yes, pro sports shooters will use this body. I look forward to the D810 update but the fps won’t be near the 10fps of the D500. Photographers will shoot with the appropriate tool for the situation and budget.

            • Funny, when people ask about pro cameras, I say, “Any camera in the hands of a professional is a pro camera.”

      • Patrick O’Connor

        I don’t understand why there’s any animosity between the French and the British, your humor is almost identical. I never laugh at either of your jokes. 😉

        • T.I.M

          What are you talking about ?
          I like UK !

          • Patrick O’Connor

            Well you, of course, are exceptional. Anyone who would move to another country for his wife’s sake, is clearly reasonable, understanding, and sings well too! 😉

      • Interesting Opinion. I’m not sure why people have such low regard for potential buyers of a D500. The D300 and potential D500 shooter I hang out with, mostly have FX glass. I shot FX glass based on the expectation to advance to FX. I and many of my friends will continue to use FX for most other things except Wildlife and Sports. When traveling overseas there’s a need for two bodies and now I have two great tools.

        • T.I.M

          I never said DX cameras were bad (I had a D200), the D300s is a great camera, build like a pro.
          The D500 is not, I just want to let people know about it.

          • So according to your assessment based on your use of D500, what is it lacking?

            • T.I.M

              I’m sure that there will be may reviews talking about it.

            • You said it so I am asking you.

          • outkasted

            hmmm..i gues i’ll need to handle it. But I loved the D300 it was a warrior but it had one major vulnerability and that was saltwater. In Bermuda we have the highest salt content in the Atlantic Ocean (higher) than the Caribbean even. My D300 and D700 which were great cameras eventually succumbed after receiving a good splash during the Tall ship races here in 2009. The area that was vulnerable the most to the elements were the hot shoe (I now use covers all the time) and the pop up flash and hinge. I know have a D3 (refurbished) and OMG!! What a tank! No issues because the weather sealing on the camera along with the rubber hot shoe protector worked great during the 2015 Luis Vitton Americas Cup Race in Bermuda last year. In 2017 The Americas Cup will be held here. I am looking to upgrade from a D3 to a D5. And to also purchase a D500 and a 600mm/f4 (the new one). I don’t know where i’ll be exactly but if the opportunity that was provided was on a Photo boat which had the top pro photogs on there with their 600mm/f4’s . GO BIG or GO HOme indeed.

            • T.I.M

              It’s better to use a 600mm on a FX body.
              And why that Mr T.I.M ???
              Because it’s not easy to find your subject and focus on it with a 600mm.
              Mounted on a FX camera (in DX mode if you wish) it will be easier to follow the subject.
              A 600mm on a DX camera = 900mm ! not easy to use !

            • outkasted

              Yup figured that. My D500 would be paired with my 70-200/2.8 which is an effective 300mm/2.8

            • T.I.M

              Your 70-200 f/2.8 will not make a 300mm f/2.8 because the 300mm f/2.8 is much sharper.
              You could use the 180mm f/2.8 AF-D instead.

            • outkasted

              focal equivalent of a 300mm/2.8…

            • Focal equivalent of 300mm dof equivalent f4.2

            • outkasted

              ahh ok

      • HF

        Based on what experience and data? Sounds like nonsense.

  • Gary

    3 minute maximum 4K duration on the D5… that something they will possibly change with firmware down the road?

    • MeShootYouLongTime

      Big fail on Nikon’s part. True pros use Canon

      • AlphaTed

        Troll-lol-lol-lol-lol

    • T.I.M

      3 minutes maximum video is fantastic !!!!!
      No more hours of continuous video showing my mother in law cooking !

    • Or maybe that will be the main reason to upgrade to the D5s 18 months from now.

  • 247th

    4K 30fps video available in DX mode only.
    Full-frame video max resolution is 1080p at 30fps.
    DX 1080p video at 60fps.

    • George Kalogeris

      Are you sure 1080/60p only in DX?
      D4s can do it in FX

      • outkasted

        Seriously Nikon! You telling me Nikon did NOT put 1080P at 60 f.p.s in the D5? Wha? that makes no sense. 4K is a challenge but 1080p is a norm and you can’t deliver…?

    • ZoetMB

      You’re mixing apples and oranges. By definition, UHD video is 3840 x 2160. It doesn’t matter how much of the frame it is, it’s defined by the number of pixels.

  • MeShootYouLongTime

    Fuck you admin, blocking my pro nikon comments

    • T.I.M

      The admin you’re insulting is spending a lot of his life time to offer us (for free) Nikon Rumors.
      Nikon Rumors make us save money by doing the right purchase at the right time. It is also a place where you get free advices from other NR members.
      But of course, like in every public forum, he also have to moderate comments (and I made many crazy comments also).
      So if you don’t like NR, feel free to search other websites, but don’t insult anyone here.
      Thank you.

      • oh, he is gone, trolls will not be allowed here

        • whisky

          an FU to the gardener by the occasional weed is a badge of honor.

      • Mike

        Indeed. I’ve been coming to this site daily since almost the beginning. It’s the best rumour site period. The level of unending energy and dedication admin puts into this is amazing. And his ability to scratch out the smallest, legitimate rumour only adds to the site’s validity. Thank you very much Peter!

      • Fly Moon

        Actually NR Admin is one of my favourite Admins for Camera/Photo sites. I would love to support him by using his links but I am in Canada. And no links for us 🙁

      • Totally agree… the best Nikon site… and really happy to see the new “Pentax Rumors” button make it’s way into the menu system as well!

  • Craig Russell

    Now if Nikon were to to get on with making some wide-angle DX primes, that would just be the icing on the cake!

    • T.I.M

      I don’t think so, DX photographers have been waiting for pro DX lenses since the D700 was release.
      90% of people with DX DSLR have only 1 zoom and never buy prime lenses.
      There is to much competitors in small sensor technology (mirroless cameras, phones, compacts cameras), Nikon can’t waste time and money on high end DX lenses that people won’t buy.

      • Craig Russell

        I guess a wide DX prime would cost almost as much as the FX equivalent anyway.

        • Patrick O’Connor

          But that’s one area where it doesn’t make much sense to use Full Frame lenses. The widest FF lenses are only meh on APS-C.

          • outkasted

            However i love my 16mm-35mm/F4 on my old D300

            • Patrick O’Connor

              Sure, but as a wide to normal lens, not an ultra-wide to wide.

            • outkasted

              that will go on my D5 🙂

            • Patrick O’Connor

              🙂

    • br0xibear

      If they’ve gone to the expense and trouble to make the D500, they’ll also make the wide angle lenses.

      • We certainly hope so. Depends on the response to D500, which I personally think will be stupendous.

        • br0xibear

          Amateur Photographer interview with Dirk Jesper, Product Manager for Professional Products and Product Planning at Nikon Europe…

          “AP: With the Nikon D5 and D500 arriving early in the year and of course Photokina to look forward to later in the year, is it fair to say that we’ll see a lot more of Nikon this year?

          DJ: It’s fair to say that there’s a long way to go this year and we’re still in the first month. I can’t say anything about future products as you know, but yes I can confirm that the year will be busy.”

          http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/interview-dirk-jesper-of-nikon-2015-wasnt-a-quiet-year-for-us-67586

      • outkasted

        if not I know Sigma will fill that gap

  • Nikos Delhanidis

    D500 In europe, 2370 euros in cameranu.nl . thats a lot. I can find D750, even D810. Something like 1700 euros is what it should be.

    • br0xibear

      In the UK it’s…
      D5 – £5200
      D500 – £1730
      D750 – £1400
      D810 – £2350
      Professional or amateur, photography has always been expensive, but there are some good deals on new D4s bodies if you look.

      • And the price will come down .

        • br0xibear

          I wouldn’t wait too long for the price to keep getting lower on D4s bodies if you’re after one, there’s not that many around.

          You can pick them up in the UK at the moment for under £3950.

          • I meant D500 prices. And in India, prices are decent but they do not lower as fast as in US or UK.

            • br0xibear

              Ah ok, I thought you were talking about getting a D4s.

          • ZoetMB

            People will dump some of them when they buy the D5, so I think they’ll be plenty.

            • br0xibear

              Sorry, I meant new bodies.
              There’s not many of those around and the ones that are are being reduced in price.

      • T.I.M

        When I was a kid, taxes on cameras in France was 33% !

    • Nikos Delhanidis
  • growlingpwn

    here its 2.699 canada.(1 916,36 us ) but i know in local store we be like 2.300 (1 633,06 us ) or lower…

  • kcarnes9051

    Does anyone think they’ll release a lower end model with RF triggering sooner than later to complement the SB-5000, kind of like how the SB-600 was the lower end SB-800? I want to be able to do a three light setup with these guys but my wallet is aching at the thought of dropping $600 a piece. It would be nice to get one SB-5000 as the commander flash and then two SB-4000-whatevers for the slaves.

    • AYWY

      Maybe 2nd half of the year. Going by Nikon’s 4-year cycle, D800 and D600/D750 successors are due sometime this year. Maybe they will introduce one with it.
      Despite the huge attention the D5 is getting now, it’s not the tool for most people and many people will not buy it. So I’m quite certain at least one more cheaper “consumer” FX body will be released this year.

  • Lex Cross

    Best Buy has pre orders up

  • stormwatch

    Any information on which sensor is in D5 and D500?

  • Mato34

    Damn. For the D500 that’s not what I’d consider reasonable 🙁

    At least reasonable regarding my economy and other options like the D7200, not the value of the camera itself.

    • whisky

      “reasonable” has become a “rhetorical” term.
      one person’s reason is another person’s rhetoric.

  • TheInconvenientRuth

    That’s outageous… Europe has been ripped off ever since the Euro got introduced.. I was posted in The Netherlands for a while, I was there when the Euro was introduced. Something that would cost you 5 Guldens would be 5 Euro 2 years later, which is about 11 Guilders. Obviously salaries didn’t go up that same way… So this D5 would be now 15.000 guilders… Insane. Yeah, that was 14 years ago, but I still think he Europen consumers got horribly shafted…

    • Maji

      I think the Europeans chose that when they chose Euro. Germany and a small east European nation both using Euros will see some buying power differences. I think the market will determine how much the street prices will be.

    • Harold1966

      Yeah I know all about the euro scam.
      Faithfull Nikon owner, invested rather a bit in Nikon (non dx) glass (18~500mm), hung on to the D300 till now waiting for the D400… In the end, past 2 years, even bought 2 DX lenses because for sure that D300(s) replacement does have to come any time soon…
      And now it’s 2369 euro + another ±400e for the vertical grip I’m used (only way to get the 8fps) to and 219 euro for a SB500 cos I don’t want to lug my SB900 around all the time..
      I need to call my boss to plan in some overtime, lots of overtime…

  • @NikonRumors:disqus: do you know if the ridiculous crop mode in video shooting in the D5 and D500 can be fixed through future firmware? I think this is the biggest mistake of Nikon in the two cameras.

    • I don’t know but my guess would be that they haven’t managed to do pixel binning well across the frame without causing horrible artifacts in 4k. Videographers are leaving dslrs in their droves. The video options are there for people who need little snips of video now and then but are mostly photographers. The Sony and panosonic options are where video on the cheap os at.

      • but at least the 3 minutes limit of video shooting in the D5 should be changeable through firmware because the D500 which use the same processor can shoot video up to 30 minutes

        • They mentioned that in an interview. They were struggling with heat issues in the D5 with 4K. They assumed most people who buy a D5 won’t be video focused and will only be recording snippets. Time will tell if they were right or not but I assume they know their customer base more then I.

          • outkasted

            At least it does 1080P at 60 f.p.s right?

        • Carleton Foxx

          I agree it’s disappointing, but don’t forget that 3 minutes is a l-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g time for one shot to be on screen and your viewers would be asleep by minute 2.
          OTOH, a round of MMA lasts for 5 minutes, so that’s a bummer. Maybe the engineers thought people would only use it to cover boxing matches.

      • Moose1414

        If its a heat issue presumably this is due to the processor trying to compress too much data into the 8 bit codec. They could try what Canon did with the 1DX in 2012 to get around 4k processing, motion jpeg. Huge file sizes but the dual xqd cards are more than fast enough.

    • no idea

    • Fifi

      Why ould this be a mistake? Majority of film (includind digital) cameras shoot on Super35, which is roughly the same size as Dx format. Do you really need shallower DoF and problems associated with that? Besides that, you use the best part of lens.

      • Let’s imagine you attach a 14-24mm lens to a D5 and you see a magnificent landscape through view finder or live view. It’s just disappointing that when pressing the record button, you find that you cannot capture what you see through the lens but just a part of it.

        • Fifi

          In video mode you can’t use optical viewfinder, in LCD you see what you shoot.

          • Of course we can’t use the optical viewfinder in video. You know what I mean is that we cannot capture what we can see through the lens.

  • NikonFanboy

    Hi Admin,

    I know its too early to ask for this. Just checking, is there a replacement coming for this micro lens-Nikon 200mm f4 AF Micro Nikkor Lens?

    thanks
    NFB

  • Bill

    Pardon my ignorance but why would someone buy this over the similarly priced D750?

    • Fly Moon

      DX format, FPS, buffer, new AF.

    • Carleton Foxx

      New sensor and processor, one generation newer color science. And maybe the buyer is coming off the D7000 series and only owns DX lenses.
      Speaking from experience, full frame is as much of a curse as it is a blessing, everything costs more, it’s very difficult to achieve perfect focus, lenses are bigger and heavier for the same amount of magnification…. There’s a lot to like about DX if it’s packaged right.

    • With the DX format the shooter benefits from a 1.5x crop factor which is like cropping your FF image, but keeping all the pixels. If practice think of it as making a 300mm lens into a 450mm, etc.

      • sleipnir

        could just zoom and crop …

    • DB White

      “…why would someone buy this over the similarly priced D750?”

      Professional build, AF-on button, larger body, faster flash sync speed, 10 fps vs 6.5, 1/8000 th shutter speed, 1.5 X crop factor, no anti-alias filter, new lens focus adjustment, better eyepiece, etc.
      The D750 body felt much too small in my hands. I prefer the larger body of the D200, D850.

      Yes, there are also some potential disadvantages, but the D500 is likely to be a much better choice for wildlife and sports shooters than the D750. The D750 is perfectly fine for shooting many sports (esp. indoors), but the D500 should excell. The D750 is still an excellent “generalist” camera, doing a lot of things very well.
      For most types of shooting a D7200 or D750 will be an excellent choice, and less expensive. But, the D500 gives sports and wildlife shooters everything they’ve been asking for…and more.

    • John Picking

      Focus system, metering system, reach and button layout of the next generation of pro cameras. I am one who likes the ISO button placement.

  • br0xibear

    Is the SB-910 going to be discontinued ? There’s a hell of a price difference between the SB-910 £340 and the new SB-5000 £500.

  • Doug Laurent

    I wonder how many Nikon pro shooters do decide on keeping a D4s and buy an A7R2, instead of upgrading to two D5. With the D4s purely for tele zoom and quick serial shots, and the A7R2 for slower wide angle and mid-range shots PLUS 4K video, there’s a lot more flexibility and less weight. A 24-70 lens on the A7R2 can shoot 24-140mm video thanks to the internal two 4K crop levels. An A7R2 could even be mounted on top of the D4s, so that two shots could be done at the same time pretty easily.

    • Fly Moon

      Probably 14 people! Give or take

      • Doug Laurent

        Please bring me ONE buyer of a D5 that says “I am very satisfied that my camera can not shoot full frame 4K video and can not record more than 3 minutes”. Even those who never use the function know that when they sell their D5 used in 2, 4 or 6 years, the resale value would be higher if some timeless video specs would have been implemented.

        • Fifi

          Well, D5 is for pros and after 6 yrs of heavy duty use it’s residual value will be close to 0.

          • Doug Laurent

            Photo and Video are not too far away from a quality that might last forever. Just look at audio – are there better speakers than 20 years ago? No. The world is listening to music that has a compressed format that is weaker than the CD standard from 1982.

            So it is highly likely that 20MP pictures and 4K video will still be working great in the year 2030. I also don’t see why a camera shouldn’t be owned and used for 10 or 20 years, like in former decades. Probably some young kids will hold a D5 in their hands in the year 2025 and say: look at the recording limit! This camera must have been released around the year 2000.

            • Fifi

              True. There’s also question about resolution of a human eye, I’m not sure about it, but cameras probably surpassed that already.

            • Doug Laurent

              Which is why I often thought: as the manufacturers know that an era is shortly ahead when there is hardly any dramatic improvement possible anymore, do they intentionally deliver the innovations as slow as possible to milk us as long as possible? With only Canon and Nikon in the game this did work great for them for a long time, but now mirrorless and Sony might have changed the pace.

            • sleipnir

              they have for me 🙂 but the is nikon rumors so good luck trying to give helpfully insights on sony gear.

            • John Picking

              Isn’t there a Canon or Sony rumor site where you might feel more comfortable? You made your point. The three minutes suck but the 1080p60 doesn’t suck spec-wise for me so I LOVE the D5.

            • Doug Laurent

              As an owner of 100+x Nikon products i feel perfectly comfortable here. Why do YOU read the forum at all, when you are perfectly happy with your Nikon product and it seems you have nothing to discuss? A forum is for new insights, new informations, future visions and hopefully something that is recognized by the manfufacturer, so they improve their products and create something that helps all Nikon users. If the feedback of all Nikon users always would have been “we love and buy anything they release without criticism, looking at competition or feature requests”, your own new D5 camera might not even have 1080p60 video now.

            • John Picking

              I don’t mind discussion but you are relentless.

            • Doug Laurent

              If the goal is to make big companies listen, there is no other way. Especially if arguments are well founded, a situation hurts own business aspects and you can see that many others do have the same opinion (who don’t post it). Nikon is relentless when it comes to prices and their longterm sales strategy, which does not include giving away features too soon. They will only listen when consumers do act with their wallet and exact loud words. This is absolutely no fun to do – but maybe it helps that at least that they release their upcoming D820/850 with less limited specs. It will help Nikon’s sales and all Nikon users.

            • John Picking

              Okay, you make your point. I think the D500 in particular shows Nikon is listening to their customers and you know how relentless the crowd for D300s replacement has been so…

            • Doug Laurent

              As a DX camera and D300s follow up, the D500 seems to be a very good camera! Little to complain there, with the only downside that – like in the D800/810 – the photo and video frame is not exactly the same. So shooting a video and afterwards a photo of the same scenery often needs reframing, refocussing etc, as the photo is wider.

            • Michiel953

              Sony cameras won’t last professional use for six years. Thought you knew that.

            • Doug Laurent

              With less mechanical elements, probably they also could last longer. I have an 8 year old Sony EX1 that still works fine.

            • Michiel953

              Not sure an A7xx would stand the rigours of harsh professional use for years. Don’t think many have tried either.

            • ZoetMB

              Agreed. I go back and look and pics I shot with my D70 and as good as the D800 is, I like the look of the D70 pics better. Now if I was blowing them up to a wall-sized print, the D70 images wouldn’t hold up as well, but other than that, they look great. I love the color.

  • xrb

    I have D810 so either D5 or D500 didn’t excite me so much..the Keymission 360 camera somewhat though. But I can imagine putting a 36 or 42MP FF sensor inside a D500 and call it D850, then wow!

    • So, what would 42MP do for you that you can’t do now with your D810?

    • jonra01

      Exactly how do you plan on fitting a FF sensor in a D500 body? There is a reason why DX bodies are smaller than FX bodies. Think about it.

      • br0xibear

        Shouldn’t be a problem, the D750 is full frame and it’s similar in size…

        ©camerasize.com

  • growlingpwn

    i think my d3300 will be accidently drop …. made me a excuse to buy me the d500 XD 🙂

    • The other morning my wife left for work as usual. A few minutes later she sent me a text…”I grabbed the ice scraper from your car and it was unlocked all night with your camera in it.” My response? Aw shit, it’s still there?

      • growlingpwn

        hahaha … i will get outside when its rain.. and say to my wife… whit a weather seal body that not be happen….. haha sry for basic or weird english im from quebec canada (im ..french.. 🙁 )

        • Don’t they make you guys learn English up in Quebec? Do the kids in Alberta have to learn French? You crazy Canadians!!! 🙂

          • growlingpwn

            I dont really be a good boy at school .. Im learning all my english in diablo 2 .. Haha

            • Glad you took it in fun…it was meant that way!

          • KnightPhoto

            FYI my kids went to French immersion schools here in Alberta all the way from play school on up through high school!

            • That’s what I thought. I was surprised that the commenter didn’t speak great English…my Canadian friends have all pretty much spoken both languages.

    • Aldo

      before you drop it make sure you get the mack warranty lol

      • growlingpwn

        not sure that kind of drop will be cover by warranty 🙂 im live at 10 floor up.

    • Nikkor300f4VR

      😀 I see what you did there..

  • sleipnir

    I wonder how fast grey market d5 and d500’s will come up.

  • Rudi

    Oh boy! In Germany they want 7000,-EUR (= $7,606) for the D5. I wanted to order two of them but sorry, I’m not willing to pay $1000 more than in the US! My D4s are still doing well I think…

    • Michiel953

      Emigrate?

      • Rudi

        😉

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