Nikon Australia has announced the name of its forthcoming full-frame flagship DSLR will be the D5.
In the past PhotoCounter has received press releases outlining the specifications of a new model without release details, and occasionally the specifications of a new camera without the actual name, and Canon and Nikon have taken to holding back RRPs from their new product announcements for the past couple of years, but this is the first press release we can recall to announce the name – and only the name – of a product.
This follows recent announcements by Canon of a 150-megapixel EOS camera and a 250-megapixel sensor, with no indication of when this new technology might become a reality in the marketplace.
Could it be that Sony has spooked Canon and Nikon into pre-pre-announcements like these with its steady stream of fair dinkum releases of full frame mirrorless Alpha cameras and high-performance RX compacts? We suspect so.
Further to the three-par press release, website Nikon Rumors has had a crack at predicting what the D5 will be, and (for what it’s worth) says it will have the following features:
– A new 20 megapixel full-frame sensor;
– A new focusing module with larger coverage and 107 or 173 autofocus points;
– ISO of 102,400;
– 15 fps;
– Body design similar to the D4s;
– 4K video 60/30fps;
– Full HD slow motion.
Nikon Rumors further predicts the D5 will be released early next year.
A new wireless transmitter and top-end Speedlight, ‘are also being developed to complement the greatly anticipated flagship DSLR.’