Category Archives: Nikon D5

NASA orders 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLR cameras

  NASA ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs – at $6,496.95 per camera, the total bill is over $340,000. Nikon & NASA have been working together for a very long time – here are the highlights of Nikon’s history with NASA: 1971 The Nikon Photomic FTN* (NASA specifications) and NIKKOR lens were used on Apollo 15. 1980 […]

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Nikon temporarily suspended the shipping of the 100th anniversary edition D5, D500 cameras and lens set

Nikon Japan announced today that they have temporarily suspended the shipping of the following 100th anniversary commemorative products: Nikon D5 100th anniversary edition (pre-order: B&H | Adorama) Nikon D500 100th anniversary edition (Pre-order: B&H | Adorama) Nikkor triple f/2.8 zoom lens set 100th anniversary edition (Pre-order: B&H | Adorama) Shipment is scheduled to resume in late October. The reason for […]

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Nikon D5 100th anniversary edition camera delayed till August

Nikon Japan issued a notice today that the Nikon D5 100th-anniversary edition camera was delayed. The reason given was “as it takes time to final adjust the product”. The new shipping date is early August 2017. The price of the D5 10o years edition is $7999.95 (Adorama |B&H). The rest of the Nikon 100th anniversary products are […]

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The new Nikon EN-EL18b battery is now in stock

Back in February Nikon quietly introduced a new EN-EL18b lithium-ion battery for D4, D4s and D5 DSLR cameras. The new version has 10.8V of output power, 2500mAh capacity, and 27Wh energy consumption rate. The older EN-EL18 model had a 2000 mAh capacity, but the EN-EL18a was also 2500mAh. The new Nikon EN-EL18b battery is currently in […]

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New firmware updates for the Nikon D5 and D500, new versions of ViewNX-i and Camera Control Pro

Nikon released new firmware updates for the D5 and D500 DSLR cameras (and the Coolpix B700) and software updates for the Camera Control Pro 2 and ViewNX-i:

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Sony is now the only manufacturer of XQD memory cards

Yesterday’s news about Micron discontinuing the Lexar memory cards retail business has a bigger impact on Nikon shooters because in addition to Sony, Lexar was the only other manufacturer of XQD memory cards that are used in the latest Nikon D5 and D500 DSLR cameras. Hopefully, somebody will buy out the Lexar brand or jump […]

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