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39points

Nikon D5

98points
50points

Nikon D6

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Nikon D6
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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Nikon D5 vs Nikon D6

Nikon D5
Nikon D6

Why is Nikon D5 better than Nikon D6?

  • 48 more focus points
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    153vs105
  • 2.76% less body volume
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    2333.12cm³vs2399.36cm³
  • 4.5mm shorter
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    158.5mmvs163mm

Why is Nikon D6 better than Nikon D5?

  • 32.03x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    3280000 ISOvs102400 ISO
  • 145g lighter
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    1.27kgvs1415g
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • Supports a remote smartphone
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  • Has dual card slots
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  • 1 Newer EXPEED version
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    6vs5
  • Has GPS
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  • 870s longer exposure time
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    900svs30s

Price comparison

Nikon D5

Buy used:

$3,859.99

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$4,364.95

Nikon D6

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D6 AmazonNikon D6 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Bo...Nikon D6 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body, Black
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$6,496.95

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

1.42kg

1.27kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.is dustproof and water-resistant
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Optics

1.sensor size

35.9 x 23.9mm

35.9 x 23.9mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

153

105

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

20.8MP

20.8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

102400 ISO

3280000 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

14fps

14fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.Has a zoom microphone
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
6.has stereo speakers
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has wireless charging
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.Has a remote control
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Nikon D5
Nikon D6
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Price comparison

Nikon D5

Buy used:

$3,859.99

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5 AmazoneBasket 1557 Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Body ...eBasket 1557 Nikon D5 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Dual XQD Slots) (Renewed), Black
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$4,364.95

Nikon D6

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D6 AmazonNikon D6 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Bo...Nikon D6 FX-Format Digital SLR Camera Body, Black
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$6,496.95

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