Ahead of Nikon’s unveiling of the D6 DSLR, the price of current model the D5 has dropped to its lowest retail price after retailers discounted $1,000 from its MSRP.
Most retailers such as B&H are now offering the Nikon D5 for $5,497, heavily reduced from its previous price tag. It amounts to around a 15% drop.
The Nikon D6 will of course be an upgrade from the D5, with Nikon Rumors suggesting the likes of in-body image stabilization and better video capabilities, plus a number other features that have the tech giant promising it to be “Nikon’s most advanced DSLR to date.” However, we’ll have to wait a little longer yet, as the company hasn’t actually confirmed any of the new model’s specifications in any official capacity.
The Nikon D5 features a 20.8MP BSI CMOS image sensor, a 153-point autofocus system, 12 frames-per-second continuous shooting. It can also handle shooting up to 200 12-bit lossless-compressed raw images in a single burst.
Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. The D5 was first announced back in 2016.