Nikon D5 now shipping, gorilla glass accessory, D5 captures F1 crash

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The Nikon D5 camera is now shipping in the US and Europe to both NPS and regular orders. In the US shipping notifications were send from B&H, Adorama, BestBuy and Amazon. The first deliveries are expected on Monday:

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The first third party accessories for the D5 also started showing up online: new Gramas gorilla glass DCG-NI07 for Nikon D5 (more information available here):

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The official Nikon blog has some incredible pictures of a F1 crash captured by a Nikon D5 camera.

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  • nwcs

    Man, if only I could think of an excuse to buy one. It would be awesome. Enjoy all of you who are getting one!

    • Jeffry De Meyer

      Euhm, it was sunny today?
      Sounds about enough of an excuse if that is all you need.

      • nwcs

        Lol, I wish it worked that way! I have to have a real need before I get it though.

  • rensuchan

    Now I just gotta wait for it’s baby brother next month 🙂

    • Aldo

      Something tells me the baby brother will be the better son…

      • rensuchan

        Hope so since I can’t afford the big brother haha.

        • Aldo

          has the odds on its favor … D5 went up in MP count… so the ISO performance wasn’t all that great… but the d500 is going to 20mp… that is lower than the d7200… so we should expect a more generous increase in ISO performance compared to the D5 vs D4s

          • Dave_D69

            You have no idea what you are talking about. Early tests show the D5 being the king of low iso noise. Better than the D4s by at least 2/3 of a stop. The dynamic range however isn’t as impressive on LOW iso. But the D500 will be better than the D7200. It’s a pro camera and newer tech. (You can just generalize that lower mp count is equal to less noise, on same gen tech and sensor yeah but a 24mp camera now has less noise than a 12 mp camera ten years ago!!!).

            • Aldo

              Of course I know what I’m taking about… I shoot with the d750 with prime lenses and I almost never go above ISO 1600… D5 may be the king of >3200 … but I never visit that castle… and I don’t think I’m alone… It is most obvious that the D5 is catered to the big azz tele lenses that the fastest at f4 … f 5.6 + teleconverter etc.

              The d500 has bigger pixels in respect to the d7200… it ‘should’ have better ISO without compromises.

            • Most of my shooting is done at 6400 or higher, ….. 3200 on a good day, …… This is the next iteration of the D(x) bad boy, with even better performance and finally a focal system with a dedicated processor, ….. That is an even bigger deal that I have heard no one in these comments talk about at all

            • Aldo

              Are you an astro by any chance?

            • astro? a cartoon dog?

            • Aldo

              Astrophotographer

            • silmasan

              Gosh, I thought you were accusing him of astroturfing for the D5 on behalf of NikonUSA or something… There was that tension but maybe it’s just me. I think I need some sleep.

            • oh, … LOL, …. like the stars at night, … nope, … i had no idea what you meant by that, ….. combat sports, MMA/Boxing, mostly the club circuit, so the lighting is very poor, and I need my shutter high

            • KnightPhoto

              Not Nolan but… Indoor low light concert and theatre. For me ISO 8000 is where my keepers live (f/2.8).

            • Aldo

              Fair enough… but options for fast glass drop dramatically as you need more reach… people who have such needs will be mounting an f 4 or 5.6 zoom… that is when your super high ISO shines and saves the day… even 2.8 is slow for my kind of shooting… especially when you have to stop down lenses to bring out their best.

            • HF

              A7rii (dark square) vs. A7s (triangle). The A7s shows better performance for extreme isos (>=100k), which we are not using anyway (esp. for video and even stills). But in the useful range until 25k-50k a downsized A7rii image is in the same league. So unless you compare pixel level performance, modern sensors show very similar performance over a wide range of ISOs almost independent of pixel size.

            • Aldo

              Right on… but over all iso performance is more than just DN… if anything I see a lot of people asking for cleaner ISO 800… that is a more realistic number we use with fast lenses… I personally have no use for such high ISO numbers… photo loses its crispness and quality and you get a blend l… flat or waxy image instead… if not grainy

            • silmasan

              Or even ISO400… as I read someone on NR forum went to Nikon to check his D810 and turns out it’s normal… I’m going to get married to a hefty CF tripod (Sirui) and stick with ISO 64… would probably also make a good excuse to work slower and longer with some of the prettier models… hmm there’s an idea… btw i like this posting style… looks like I’m rambling but I’m not

            • HF

              And here DXO, for example, shows identical S/N ratio between both cameras in this range. In the end, I think a lot depends on how the company is fine tuning their sensor. With the D5 we could see that this resulted in cleaner high ISOs but lower low iso DR.

            • Dave_D69

              The D5 has better high iso performance than the Sony cameras if you look at the test posted on Nikon rumors. The D750 isn’t in the same league as the D5. The D500 will most likely (not necessarily) have better iso performance than the D720p because it is a pro camera and a newer camera. You make it sound like mp os the only factor, which is not accurate. Else Canon performance would be far superior as in general their equivalent models traditionally have lower mp counts.

            • Aldo

              I said that it has the odds on its favor… mp count is one of the factors. D7200 may not be a ‘pro’ camera but its image quality is independent of that…(eg d4 and df) I think it is a fair and adequate comparison of the latest dx sensor tech (before d500). You make it sound like d500 is much newer… its really not.

            • Dave_D69

              D7200 Expeed 4. D500 Expeed 5…. Guess that doesn’t matter either?

            • Aldo

              It really doesn’t matter for raw files eg d610 vs d750

            • Spy Black

              A camera becomes a “pro” camera the moment it’s in the hands of a professional. It doesn’t matter if it’s a D500, a D7200, or a J5.

            • Dave_D69

              Just use a cell phone… after all a cellphone camera becomes pro when a pro has it in his hands…

            • Spy Black

              …and you would be correct…

            • eaglesrus

              well said. in this day and age ISO is nothing more than the ‘quality’ setting on your camera. the higher the ISO – the lower the quality of the resulting photo. The D4s has great high ISO results compared to other cameras and I am sure the D5 when it arrives at my house Tuesday will be even better – but just like buying fast lenses and using them at very high Fstops – why make the first decision after deciding to take a picture be “Gee, lets turn the quality of this photo way down because I just dont want the best picture I can produce with this camera” ? If the photo is great at 1600 ISO – imagine how much better it would be at 100.

  • Clifford Martin

    My D5 + SB-5000 are in a box and waiting for UPS to pickup. Delivery should be Monday or Tuesday. I could have had it on Saturday morning if I wanted to pay the ridiculous shipping cost UPS wanted for overnight Saturday delivery.

    In speaking with my dealer, Brad Berger of Berger Bros. Camera, he said he has a couple of D5 camera bodies that aren’t spoken for yet. So if you didn’t pre-order and want one without waiting, call 516-496-1000 and ask for Brad. Tell him you know me and he will fix you up.

    As for a screen protector, I don’t see using one with a touch screen LCD myself. I don’t want anything that might interfere with the ability of the touch screen to sense my proper touches.

    • ZoetMB

      Good point about the touch screen. Wonder how that works.

    • David Weinehall

      “All” touchscreen phones work well with extra protective Gorilla glass mounted, so it’s not an issue.

  • Nick

    I feel so bad for everyone that didn’t order theirs at their local dealer and has to wait the weekend to shoot with it. This machine is utterly astounding. Support your local shops!

    • Stephen Corby

      I did order it at a local shop… they got two in today… I am number 3 on the list. I’m so jealous of everyone who got there’s. I called shops like 100 miles away just to see if they had an extra. It’s looking like Monday or Tuesday for me.

  • Francis Abuyuan

    … and the race is on for the first D5 unboxing video on youtube!!!

  • silmasan

    For those who can’t stand the sharpening artifacts, Alonso-5.jpg seems to be left untouched.

    Anyway, what a ride that was.

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    Sutton Images have all until now had the terrible green cast from their Nikon JPEGs, it’s great to see the D5 finally getting rid of that and be able to render Alonso’s face’s true colors. This is the best example to date of the new EXPEED5’s skin tones capabilities straightly comparable with the previous cameras’ output.

  • Spy Black

    So, were those crash shots at 14fps, 12, or 5?…

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      Alonso was doing about 200 Kph when he hit the wall, then about 80-100 Kph before the start of the roll/somersault, I guess the D5 was set at full FPS to be able to take that sequence, which BTW, image #5 should be #4 and viceversa.

      • Spy Black

        It was a joke…

        • CaMeRa QuEsT

          Hmmm, Ok, I guess…

  • Eric Calabros

    Capturing world’s shortest sport event about world’s fastest sport car with world’s most advanced sport AF system.

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      I would’nt call a sporting event spanning 3 days with a main show lasting hour and a half-to-two hours “short”.

      • Eric Calabros

        Of course I mean the accident, not the whole show

        • CaMeRa QuEsT

          Darn, I must been having my “flicker detection” in the off position… oh, wait, the D5 doesn’t have that, does it?

  • bgbs

    If u are paying full price for this camera you shouldn’t have to wait. Nikon should ship u one directly from Japan, first class, overnight delivery on a drone. It’s only those who want to save money, should wait in line. But hey what do I know.

  • Ill skip the D5, stick with the D4s and get the D6

    • fanboy fagz

      youre losing very little in terms of tech between the D4s and D5. even a D3s is still a fantastic performer. sure. better high iso, and video but its still a workhorse camera that will deliver great images, minus the crappy hanging AF that wont release the shutter when I need. I have the D4 and dont plan on going to the D5/s. will go to the D6. maybe a D760 if it has 4k video.

      • Eric Calabros

        Very little in terms of tech, except crappy AF, crappy metering, crappy WB, no video, smaller buffer, slower burst, old jpeg engine, magenta cast at high gain, inferior NR, less reliable shutter, bouncier mirror, no LV fine tune, hot pixels, slow cards, ………….! Very little.

        • fanboy fagz

          oh shut the fuck up. you have none of those cameras so you wouldnt know.

          • Eric Calabros

            I do. I use them? Yes, I own them? Mostly not. D5? Not yet 🙂

        • Thom Hogan

          Uh, Eric, I’m going to go with Fanboy on this one. The D4s AF is decidedly not crappy, the D5’s matrix metering introduces an unreliability I haven’t seen before, and I’ve never actually had any issues with burst or buffer on the D4s.

          Are there things better on the D5? Sure. Just as there were things better on the D4 over the D3s. But the question is whether those things are worth paying so much for.

          I’ve written for over a decade that it’s rare that you should update on a single generation. The gains just aren’t big enough to justify the cost. My recommendation has been and continues to be that you update on every other generation. That’s true of the D3xxx and the Dx models and pretty much everything in between.

          • Tony Beach

            People with a D200 kind of got caught out on a limb on that one.

            • Thom Hogan

              True. But that’s about the exception that proves the rule.

          • lefantome

            Just saw you said “the D5’s matrix metering introduces an unreliability I haven’t seen before”. I haven’t tested the D5 yet but am planning to upgrade from D3s to D5. Is there anything wrong/unreliable with D5’s metering? It doesn’t make sense as Nikon’s metering on D3/D4 generations has been kind of reliable. Thanks Thom.

            • Thom Hogan

              Still testing. But I’m not the only one that’s noticed a change. The question is what is that change, and why is it there?

            • lefantome

              Got it. I’ll keep following your threads for further description/explanation and hope it’s a good change. Finger crossed 🙂

          • Eric Calabros

            I didnt compare to D4, but with two generation before, and I didnt even want to compare. and the word “crappy” was mirroring his comment, not my opinion. He said you get little gain and then recommended used D3s. Things that changed between D3s and D5, though not earth shattering, cant be called “very little”. and I’m yet to find used Dx bodies with no issues under the hood for my PJ friends on budget. Few years ago it was easier to find reliable mint ones, but now apparently only those buy these machines who really gonna abuse it in the field. Oh, and because of devaluations, and because of “good enough” syndrom, less people sell their body. They keep the old one (until its dead) for less demanding shoots and buy new model for what they get paid. You have to pay the price for “not being behind”. With OP logic, extera $1000 is also too much for D500 for what you gain over D7200, especially for those not obsessed with burst, heck you even lose 4mp and probably some of the DR at base.

        • NicP

          500,000+ shots on D3 not bad LOL metering spot on, WB for skin tones looks better than D4 anything else D4 shows its superiority over any FF rival. AF speed havent noticed difference, shutter sound on D3 most “polite” ever on a dslr.

      • Stefan

        That`s right, the D3s is still great camera, but the D5 can everything better! Especially the AF is improved a lot over the D3s.

        • fanboy fagz

          sure. but I know many pros still shooting weddings with the D3s. its still a very capable camera. no shit it can do it better. its evolutionary. not revolutionary. every series is just a bit better than before. funny how when a new camera comes it, the older ones are considered garbage and why nikon even made it.

          • silmasan

            If you call D5 “evolutionary” over D3s/D4/D4s, then I guess D6 would be the “finishing touch” or something like that. At least in terms of high ISO performance, when it’s already near the “Ideal FX” level in the now famous PDR chart.

            Anyway isn’t it like this for high ISO DR:
            D3/D700 —> D3s (big jump)
            D3s — D4 — D4s (negligible)
            —> D5 (more than noticeable)

            In terms of AF,
            D3, D3s, D4, D4s iterations of Multi-CAM “3.5K”FX
            –> D5 Multi-CAM 20K (big jump)

            • fanboy fagz

              I wonder how many of those commenting about these cameras have any of them.. very few.

        • NicP

          Dont be so sure

          • Stefan

            Oh, I am sure I have both!

      • NicP

        noticed same behavior with D4 not be able to quickly acquire focus and release shutter, never with D3.

        • fanboy fagz

          I dont have that in the D4, I have that with my D3s. it sometimes takes a long time to release the shutter. it does lock, but it isnt sure of itself and thus wont release the shutter. I always shoot with one hand on the left lever near the mount. I flip it up many times and take a shot when I know its critical and the camera will not release the shutter.

          @thom hogan mentioned its a problem with the D3 as well. I never had that with the D3 or D4. just the D3s. I do have a reoccurring back focus issue with the D3. it will go forward and back, but will not lock . but if I take a picture here or there it will then allow me to shoot normally for a few pictures then again the issue arises. they did reset the focus in the repair lab before but I have to take it back in again.

          I wonder if anyone would sell a copy of the software the lab technicians use to change internal settings of cameras.

    • NicP

      Seeing the latest comparisons seems a good idea, not the camera for anything, DR at low ISOs seems just a bit better than EOS 1dx and worse than D4.

  • Rudi

    Got one of two preordered D5 today. There are some things that I don’t like. You can’t program the function keys to your needs. You also can’t move certain functions to MyMenu as I could in D4s. I also miss the mode button to the right, as I programmed the video button for ISO and I was able to switch modes / ISO without taking the camera down. By accident I found the help text for c1 (AE-L) wrong (help text is about AF Focus Lock).

    Therefore you can enter text via the touch screen, which is too sensitive for me. I guess some things have to be adjusted with firmware.

    • Nick

      You can change all the Fn buttons. They’re in a new menu all their own. You can make each button on the D5 just about whatever you want all in one menu. It’s genius! Believe it’s in the menu where the firmware is

      • Rudi

        OK, how can I set FN1 to anything other than playback or network connection? Or together with the wheel anything other than shoot config (and if you use shoot than the point without wheel gets disabled automatically. I can use the other FNs but that’s not what I like to have.

        • I would be very surprised that to be true for F1/F2, it would be a regression from other bodies.

          Do you mean by chance F3, the one on the back? That is known to have a restricted set of options.

        • Stephan

          See page 83 in the menu guide

        • Rudi

          Found it. My mistake as the menu was at the very end by default and I haven’t recognized it 🙁 And BTW. automatic AF finetuning is an awesome feature.

          • silmasan

            Do you have a 3rd party AF lens? A Sigma 50 Art by any chance? I really would like to know how it works with non-Nikkors. 🙂

          • outkasted

            was wondering about that. Anyone take any of the obligatory Cat shot!!! Ya’all are really slipping!!! Cat shots please!!

    • Is the 4K video recording limit still 3 minutes?

      • Nick

        Yup still 3min

        • ok, thanks – let’s see if they will release the rumored firmware update

          • PhilK

            It will be called “Hot Potato Mode”. 😀

            • RX78

              I was just using the 1080p mode taking a 20 seconds clip , the grip starting warm up, I thought I was too sensitive, maybe I’m not ??

            • PhilK

              There are two common reasons why many DSLRs have limited continuous video shooting times: 1) their sensor and electronics are primarily optimized for much higher-resolution still photography, therefore in video mode (depending on the design) they tend to overheat during long video shots, and 2) a special import duty in Europe on any products that are capable of shooting continuous video for 30 minutes or longer.

              So no, it’s not a big surprise at all that the device gets hot shooting video. Especially 4K video.

              Apparently one of the main changes Canon made in their DSLR-derived vidcams is building much more heat-sinking into the cameras so they could shoot longer video shots without overheating problems. Which is why the EOS-1D C (video version) was introduced for double the price – $8000 extra – compared to the EOS-1D X still version. 😉

    • Butch

      What size xqd card did they include?

      • Butch

        Is B&H being a shifty? I ordered the D5 and it showed the free gift being the SONY card reader and a 128gb card (I save the image from the website). The website listed this as a $167 value (or a number close to that). I even contact B&H to confirm whether or not the card would be shipped with my order (it wasn’t…came the day after the camera) and to confirm the size. The sales rep told me it was a 128gb.

        I received a 32gb today. The website picture now shows a picture with a 32gb card, but with a value of $499! The 32gb card on their website is $110. I doubt the little card reader that is included is worth $389.

    • Stefan

      I got my D5 on thursday and the Sony card reader has no problems with my Lexar 2933x and 1400x cards.

  • Butch

    Has anyone received a shipping notice from B&H? There isn’t a picture shown above.

    • The NPS notice is from B&H – I also have text email confirmations that I did not publish. So yes, they are shipping as well.

      • Butch

        Thanks. I received my NPS notification, but nothing directly from B&H yet.

    • D700s

      I am not NPS and B&H shipped mine yesterday. Arrives Monday. I ordered minutes after the link went up after announcement.

  • Orange Elephant

    Does anyone know whether the SB5000 will work wirelessly with a D810? Assuming if it needs the WR-A10 kit, will there need to be a firmware update?

    • Nick

      It won’t. I’m sure they will make a SU-800 type controller for the hotshoe but who knows how long that will be. The transmitter needs firmware 3.0 per their site but only 2.0 is available from 2013. Emailed them this morning to ask when it’s being released

      • Orange Elephant

        I understand from my local dealer that there is a firmware update for the WR-10. They say they have seen it working at Nikon with a D810 & SB-5000 & it should work with every DSLR that supports the WR-10.

  • RX78

    Just received mine ……. about 45 minutes ago, EST

    • RX78

      but sadly, my US version D5 doesn’t come with extra items in the package …..

      • Chandra Venkataramani

        so, no XQD card or reader? who did you buy from? B&H on their site clearly says that they are including a XQD card and reader

        • RX78

          I’m getting from Unique Photo and chatting with their online CS rep atm.

        • RX78

          okie, so here is what happened. they change the promo item from earlier this month to the same like all others. so they’re gonna work out something with me, and I’m glad to see they respond me so quick 🙂

        • RX78

          store rep contact me, and told me they have matched promotion but recommenced me keep my original promotion, since the current promotion isn’t co-exist with theirs, therefore, I’m gonna spent $69 dollar to get “current promo” it contains the 32GB Sony XQD and the reader ….

      • Jean Fotomode

        It’s the model with 2 XQD port ?

        • RX78

          yes

    • usa

      Congratulations! I hope you love it. Post some pics!

      • RX78

        thank you, taking kids to walk in park later along with this brick (lol) but there’re so much to learn to know how to operate this brick proper ……..

        • usa

          Just set ISO to infinity and beyond, activate the flux capacitor and fire away!

      • RX78

        alright, absolutely nothing fancy here, I’m just using this brick like everyday camera, went to park with my son and testing some continue shoots, some shadow places, all no edit, no adjust, just straight convert to top quality jpeg.

        here yall go,

        https://flic.kr/s/aHskx5kYfk

        • Patrick O’Connor

          Was the second last picture your wife and son leaving you after she found out how much the D5 cost? 😉

          • RX78

            Wife told me, she will contribute $100 bucks to my D5 , since it’s my birthday gift ……

            • Patrick O’Connor

              Wow! $100 is exactly how much I’m short to buy one! 🙂

            • Jaroslav Charvát

              Like in the joke “I dread the idea that after I die my wife will sell the equipment for prices I told her I bought it for”?

            • RX78

              I have a well, and for sure gonna have two of my best friends come over, either have them keep the stuffs or sell my collection 😉

              At the most of the time, I tried to be very honest about my equipment cost , except a lens I acquired last year. I didn’t tell my wife til she said the outcome is awesome 😉

        • Jaroslav Charvát

          Nice. Could you pleeeeease take a shot of a poorly lit scene at iso12800 and 25600 and post it somewhere in nef? I assume everyone would jump at it like a hen after a spittle.

          • RX78

            I will do that later on tonight, ( I plan to do that anyway) I surely will post the jpeg and NEF in my google drive so u can take a look at 🙂

            • silmasan

              I suggest you do it somewhere reeeeaaally spooky…

        • usa

          Your son is very handsome. And your wife is the most beautiful woman in the world to help you buy your toys! You have a great life. Enjoy the ride!

          I will be watching for the NEF/Google drive post of the high iso action.

    • jeverton1

      Call customer service at BHPhoto… They are including a Nikon/Sony XQD 128GB card! It was not included in the original packaging and is listed on their website. Also avoid paying or splitting the shipping costs – especially if you ordered with next day or two day delivery by 10am.

  • Photo panda

    Just got mine in the mail via UPS today in NYC, ordered from Amazon minutes after the pre-order link went up. Apparently, Amazon will not include the XQD Card & reader unless you chose their memory card bundle at checkout, which wasn’t even an option until 2 days ago online.

    • Chandra Venkataramani

      That sucks!! Wasn’t this mandated by Nikon?

      • Photo panda

        Very much so. I will be contacting Nikon on Monday since they are closed on the weekend, but I’ll update with whatever Nikon informs me.

        • Joe Schmitt

          Thank you, Photo Panda!

          • Photo panda

            Just got off the phone with Nikon and apparently, they can’t help me because “at the time of your purchase (January 5th, when pre orders went live), we weren’t offering that promotion”. I contacted Amazon yet again and was “compensated” with a $50.00 amazon credit valid for any future order. So, if you didn’t buy the bundle from Amazon or wait until Nikon officially made the announcement about the bundled card and reader, you’re out of luck. I have about a dozen cards, but would’ve been nice to get one bundled. C’est la vie

            • Joe Schmitt

              Thanks for the due diligence, Photo panda. I’m good on cards too but it would have been nice to have that extra one around. It would make me feel better about spending $6K on a camera. HA!

            • Photo panda

              Always, one can never have too many cards.

            • Chandra Venkataramani

              I am so glad that I saw the other post on here that alerted me to the super sale on B&H (50% of XQD cards) that I bought two of those 2933 cards. Thanks Nikon Rumors for saving my day. If not, I would’ve had the camera tomorrow without a card and that would’ve totally sucked.

            • Hmm, Nikon never made an official announcement about the free XQD card and reader if I am not mistaken. I did here on the blog.

            • Photo panda

              Hi Admin, sorry for the confusing language, yes you did mention that here on the blog. The rep. I spoke with on the phone from Nikon USA indicated that it is an official promotion but only valid from the date it went “live” on the Nikon store site.

            • I have never seen this promotion officially listed anywhere.

            • Photo panda

              this is the nikon usa store site

            • Photo panda

              not an “official” promotion, just listed for all vendors including some as far as Cali. Bummer, but that fire sale link to XQD cards you posted was extremely helpful, was able to pick up a few cards from Adorama

            • ok, fair enough

    • Chandra Venkataramani

      So.. Here’s the deal with Amazon. I chatted with them. They connected me to their Concierge chat queue. It took the rep to get what I was trying to say. She went to Nikon’s website and saw the promotion. She then said that Amazon also had the promotion but had to be ordered along with the camera. Since I just got my camera, she said that she would honor the promotion. While she was on the chat session, she made me order the 32 GB card for $109 and as soon as the order was placed, she went in and changed the cost to $0.00 and I am getting a 32 GB XQD card for FREE from Amazon.

  • usa

    Thank you very much for posting. Can’t wait to get one!

  • just received my D5, via B&H, and there was no XQD card/cardreader, which leads me to believe that B&H removed it from the box, … thoughts?

    • Chandra Venkataramani

      May be the US versions are not doing that. That sucks!! I’ll get mine from Amazon tomorrow.. I don’t think it’ll have it either.

      B&H website now clearly says that the camera includes a card and reader. Have you tried calling them?

      • you are correct sir, …… just gave them a buzz, and they said they are on backorder and will ship when in stock, …. i guess in the past, but I can not remember, i think with the D4 they were inside the Nikon box, BUT, i could be totally wrong, …. i am sure they will send them when they are in stock, .. thanks!

        • D700s

          Picked mine up at UPS this morning. No card or reader either. Glad to hear it’s just a backorder thing. Good thing I already have XQD cards and reader.

        • jeverton1

          The 128GB XQD cards are in stock – as of yesterday. Seems to some confusion in house after the Easter holiday. Call and request…

    • There are NO circumstances under which B&H would ever remove any accessory the manufacturer or US distributor included with any product purchased from us. As was noted previously in this thread, Nikon USA is only honoring the accessory offer for orders placed after they made their offer “official.” And, as you noted below if the accessories are back-ordered from Nikon USA, we will ship them when we receive them. — Henry Posner / B&H Photo-Video

  • Butch

    Has anyone received an order from B&H yet that had. The XQD card and reader included? I’m still looking to verify what size of card they are including. The website shows a 128gb, but most other companies on,h include a 32gb.

    • Nikki

      I’m waiting on my order from B&H. It says the value of the free XQD/reader is $499, which to me would indicate it’s 128 GB. I don’t know if that’s a mistake though.

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