Nikon D5 specifications and features explained (confidential Nikon internal document)

I got my hands on this 17-page internal (“confidential”) document that explains the Nikon D5 camera features and specifications in great details. Some of the highlights:

  • Silent Live-View captures have increased in resolution from 2,5 MP (D4S) to 5 MP and frame rate from 24 to 30 fps (page 3, A7 #3)
  • Battery life has increased from 3,020 (D4S) to 3,780 (page 4, A7 #8)
  • The D5 can only shoot three minutes of 4K video while the D500 can do the same for 30 minutes (page 4, A11)
  • Shutter durability D5: 400,000 / D500: 200,000 (page 5, A11)
  • D5 does not support SnapBridge (page 5, A11)
  • The XQD version (D5-a) can write data faster than the CF version (D5-b) (page 8, A42)
  • Movie color sampling is YCbCr 4:2:2, color depth 8 bit (page 14, A83)
  • The next version of Capture NX-D will apparently finally have a retouch brush (page 16, A103)

I also heard that Nikon Europe intends to distribute D5 cameras only with XQD cards (at least at the beginning).

Here are all the 17 pages of D5 goodness (the D500 version can be found here):

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