Some new Nikon D5 specifications appear to have come out over at Nikon Rumors. Beyond what is being hailed as “killer AF”, we also get some interesting tidbits below. The one odd suggestion is that the D5 could come in 2 variants based on memory cards. One version would get dual CD, the other dual XQD.

As far as Canon goes, we've been told there is a strong possibility that the EOS-1D X Mark II will come with dual CFast slots. It will be interesting to see if Nikon and Canon go in different directions in regards to next generation high speed cards, and what effect that could have on the industry. It's been nice having SD and CF work across the board.

More Rumored Nikon D5 Specifications:

  • There is a possibility for two different D5 models – one with double CF and another with double XQD memory cards (this is probably why I was initially getting conflicting reports on the memory cards)
  • ISO during video up to 102,400
  • Touch screen (not sure)
  • No built-in Wi-Fi, but there will be an optional wireless adapter
  • I have a potential announcement date of January 12th, but this is after the CES show so I am not sure about that either

We've also been told that the announcement would come on January 12, 2016, which is after CES.


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