The best Nikon D5 deals in September 2023

The best Nikon D5 deals

The Nikon D5 isn’t a casual snapper, as you probably guessed if you’ve sneaked a look at the prices below. 

No, we’re talking about a premium, professional-grade piece of kit here – but that doesn’t mean you should get ripped off. Take a look at our comparison chart below for the most up-to-date prices on the Nikon D5 camera. With its successor, the Nikon D6, now top dog in Nikon's DSLR range, there are some great deals on the older D5.

The Nikon D5 is a fast and responsive camera that’s more than capable of shooting in low-light conditions. Thanks to its 12fps continuous shooting rate and accurate 153-point AF system, it’ll freeze precise moments in time with ease.  

It’s a sturdy beast as well, so it’ll take a few knocks and survive a bit of rough weather when you're shooting outdoors, waiting to nail that perfect shot. The new touchscreen is also a useful addition, not something we've traditionally seen on pro-level bodies but it can make life easier when selecting the AF point and reviewing images.

If you’ve used Nikon’s D4 in the past, the infamously unusual control arrangement won’t be a problem, but it could take some adjustment if you’re coming in fresh to the design. Current D4 owners might find the 25% increase in pixels hard to resist too.

As for you newcomers, it’s certainly worth making the adjustment to the D5's controls, especially if you’re looking for a great camera to capture long sequences of shots. The Nikon D5 is a pricey investment to be sure, so make sure you’re not paying more than you should by checking out our extensive comparison chart below for a range of the best prices on the net.

Nikon D5 key spec

DSLRs don't get much better than this

Type: DSLR | Sensor: Full-frame | Megapixels: 20.8MP | Autofocus: 153-point AF, 99 cross-type | Screen type: 3.2-inch, 2,360,000 dots | Maximum continuous shooting speed: 14fps | Movies: 4K | User level: Expert

Sturdy build
Excellent AF system
D850 arguably better value

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.