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Nikon D5 and D500 DSLRs and KeyMission 360 Action Camera launched; Specs, Price and Release Date

Nikon D5 and D500 DSLRs and KeyMission 360 Action Camera launched; Specs, Price and Release Date

Nikon, the leading camera manufacturing company took advantage of CES 2016 to unleash three new cameras. The models include two DSLRs  and a ruggedized 4K action camera. One of the DSLR position itself as a professional model while the other is prosumer DSLR. The models by name are Nikon D5, Nikon D500 and compact Nikon KeyMission 360.

All three models look to have a sturdy build and offers powerful features along with them.

In tmers of specs, the Nikon D5, a FX-format full-frame DSLR sports a  20.8 megapixel CMOS sensor with a new 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensors. It can reach from 100 to 102,400 ISO range, is expandable to ISO 3,280,000. The camera offers 12fps burst rate with full AE and AF and 14fps with fixed focus and mirror locked up.

The model uses EXPEED 5 image processor and can shoot videos at 4K UHD. On the back is 3.2-inch 2359k dot touchscreen LCD, and option of either dual CF or dual XQD cards.

The Nikon D5 is priced at a whopping $6,499.95 and the release date is set to March 2016, no exact release date though.

Up next is the Nikon D500, a DX-format DSLR. The camera features an all-new 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor and offers an ISO range of 100 to 51,200 and expandable to 1,640,000 equivalent. This one also uses EXPEED 5 image processor, can shoot at 10fps burst mode with full AF and AE.

The camera also offers a dense configuration of 153 focus points and 180K RGB metering system promised to produce exceptional AF performance. The DSLR can shoot video at 4K UHD as well as 1080/60p video for up to 29 min. There is also a 3.2-inch 2,359k dot touchscreen LCD on the back, which can be tilted 3-axis making it more flexible.

The Nikon D500 is priced at $1,999.95 for body-only and $3,069.95 with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens.

Last but certainly not least, the Nikon KeyMission 360 for sports enthusiasts who want to shoot their circuses in 360 degree. This is Nikon’s first action camera hoping to bring Nikon’s technical excellence in optical and image-processing into action camera market.

Nikon KeyMission 360 sports  an image sensor and lens combination on two opposite sides of the camera and combines the images from each sides into a single realistic, high-definition, 360° image. The action camera can shoot videos in 4K resolution.

The camera is designed to withstand severe conditions. It is waterproof up to a depth of 30 meters without a separate housing as well as  dust and shock proof.

Nikon hasn’t revealed pricing for the action camera but the release date is somewhere in spring 2016. Nikon will also offer a variety of accessories for the its first action camera.

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