Digital SLR cameras

Convergence of advanced technologies expands the possibilities of imaging

Nikon's digital SLR cameras are based on technologies that have been accumulated since the age of film cameras, combined with the latest digital image-processing and network technologies. They further broaden imaging possibilities in shooting, viewing, editing and sharing, and remarkably contribute to the promotion of photographic culture throughout the world.

Nikon's state-of-the-art technologies, including those employed for the body design and image processing, are effectively condensed in digital SLR cameras to optimally meet the demands and intentions of a wide range of photographers, from entry-level users to professionals.

Widely spread, high-density 153-point AF system

To capture the decisive moment, Nikon provides revolutionary AF performance. The 153 focus points, including powerful 99 cross sensors that are arranged in the frequently used central and peripheral areas, realize highly flexible composition. The AF system also ensures precise detection and focusing of small or low-contrast subjects.

Single-point AF achieves pinpoint focus. In dynamic-area AF, group-area AF, 3D-tracking and auto-area AF, the increased number of focus points densely covers each AF area, greatly enhancing subject acquisition.

This 153-point AF system is employed on both the D5 and D500.

Highest standard ISO sensitivity at 102400

Working hand-in-hand, Nikon's FX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 5 image-processing engine allow the D5 to achieve standard sensitivity up to ISO 102400, the highest in Nikon's history (as of January, 2017). This contributes to further enhanced image quality in the wide sensitivity range that starts from ISO 100. The sensitivity can also be elevated up to ISO 3280000 equivalent and you can take pictures of extremely dark scenes that were previously impossible in color.

Monocoque body with high-stiffness carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic

The advanced high-stiffness carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic, employed for the camera body, offers strength and durability equivalent to those of aluminum and magnesium. Furthermore, Nikon's original technology has made it possible to produce a monocoque structure utilizing the material. The monocoque is an integrated structure that is also used for some cars and aircraft. It enhances robustness and durability, as well as achieving a lightweight body, while enabling reassessment of the internal design of a camera.

Since the first adoption of this high-stiffness carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic for the D5300 in 2013, it has also been employed on the D750, D5600, D5500 and D3400.