Breaking News: The Nikon D5 and D500

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The Nikon D3 of 2007. Nothing quite like shooting with a pro Nikon body.

Sure we love classic cameras here on Camera Legend, but we also love the latest and greatest. After all, some of these will become the Camera Legends of tomorrow.

And wow, they’re here…

The Nikon D5 is the newest flagship camera from Nikon. It features a 20.8mp FX (full-frame) sensor, a redesigned 153 point AF system, and features such niceties as 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) video and (what?!) ISO 3,280,000!!

It’s nice to see Nikon keeping the megapixels at a comfortable 20.8mp, much like Canon did with their 18.1mp 1DX flagship camera. That’s more than enough megapixels for most purposes and is a good balance for all aspects of photography, especially for the press and sports pros to whom this camera will most likely cater to most.

You can see all the specs and pre-order the Nikon D5 HERE.

Also be sure to check out the Official Nikon D5 Video.

Perhaps even more exciting than the D5 is the surprising release of the new Nikon D500! This is the successor to the Nikon D300s that Nikon DX (APS-C) fans have been asking for, waiting for, begging for…for years!!

The Nikon D500 features an all new 20.9mp DX sensor, inherits the same 153 point AF system from the D5, as well as 4K UHD video, and other goodies.

It may seem strange, but even with such capable cameras as the D7000, D7100, and D7200, many hardcore Nikonians never considered these cameras the true successor to the Nikon D300/D300s.

For years, their pleas to Nikon seemed to have fallen on deaf ears, but apparently Nikon has been listening all along. They just took their sweet time with it 🙂

I think it all boils down to build quality and in a historical context it all dates back to the Nikon D100 of 2002. Then you had the D200 of 2005 which improved even further with superb build quaility.

I used the D300 when it came out in 2007 and I know why the D300/D300s “cult” feel this way. In fact, now that the D500 is out, I may start looking around for the old D300s 🙂

The fact that there was no successor to the D300s, till now, is probably what has kept the prices on these cameras high.

If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on the D500, you can pre-order it HERE.

Nikon flash lovers, the new Nikon SB500 Speedlight is also coming and you can pre-order it HERE.

This is very much like that day nearly nine years ago when Nikon released the D3 and D300. Exciting times for Nikon fans!!

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