Nikon D4 vs. D5 high ISO comparison, NEF samples available for download

Some more Nikon D5 sample photos (both JPG & NEF) as many readers already have the D5 in their hands:

Nikon D5 sample photo by Ole Jørgen Liodden
First, Ole Liodden updated his Nikon D5 review and he is “shocked”:

“Today I installed the new Lightroom and Camera RAW software supporting the Nikon D5 camera and I could finally view the NEF-files from the beta testing September-November 2015, and I’m shocked. The image quality at ISO 32 000 is not as stated below only “promising” but very, very good. The sharpness and low noise at ISO 25 000+ is better than I could see in the jpg-files. The test report below was written in mid January when I only could view the JPG-files. All exposures were done in NEF + jpg format.”

Next is a Nikon D4 vs. Nikon D5 high ISO comparison from The full resolution samples are available on flickr, the NEF files can be downloaded here.

ISO 6,400

Nikon D4:
Nikon D4 ISO 6400

Nikon D5:
Nikon D5 ISO 6400

ISO 12,800

Nikon D4 ISO 12800

Nikon D5:
Nikon D5 ISO 12800

ISO 25,600

Nikon D4:
Nikon D4 ISO 25600

Nikon D5:
Nikon D5 ISO 25600

ISO 51,200

Nikon D4 ISO 51200

Nikon D5:
Nikon D5 ISO 51200

ISO 102,400

Nikon D4:
Nikon D4 ISO 102400

Nikon D5:
Nikon D5 ISO 102400

ISO 204,800

Nikon D4:
Nikon D4 ISO 204800

Nikon D5:
Nikon D5 ISO 204800

ISO 409,600 (only D5)

Nikon D5 ISO 409600

ISO 819,200 (only D5)

Nikon D5 ISO 819200

ISO 1,638,400 (only D5)

Nikon D5 ISO 1638400

ISO 3,276,800 (only D5)

Nikon D5 ISO 3276800

Dpreview also posted their Nikon D5 studio test online.

More Nikon D5 sample photos from Jared Polin can be found here (the NEF files can be downloaded here and here). The D5 at 81,275 ISO is insane:

The Nikon D5 is currently out of stock in all major US retailers, pre-orders are open at B&H | Adorama | Amazon | BestBuy | WEX Photographic | Jessops.

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