The Nikon D5 is the flagship model in the manufacturers DSLR lineup and looks to improve where the Nikon D4S left off. To find out how it performs in the hands of a working pro, we handed it to professional wedding photographer Ed Godden to get his thoughts and opinions.

Nikon D5 (web)

The Nikon D5 introduces a brand-new FX-format sensor with an effective resolution of 20.8 million pixels. This new sensor is designed to offer an improved ISO performance and enhanced colour reproduction – something that is reflected in the D5’s ISO range of 100-102,400 (expandable to ISO 3,280,000). In addition, the D5 benefits from Nikon’s new EXPEED 5 image processor. This takes the camera to new heights, enabling it to shoot a continuous burst at up to 12fps with AF tracking. There’s also the option to increase this to 14fps with fixed focus and exposure when the mirror is locked up – great news for sports and action photographers who require the fastest shooting speeds. For photojournalists who need to shoot video as well as stills, there’s full HD video capture at 50/60p like the D4S, with the option to record 4K UHD movies (3840×2160) at a frame rate of 30p. There’s plenty more besides and further information about the new features can be found by reading our Nikon D5 hands on first look review.

Ed with D5-5

After thinking long and hard about how to test the camera, we handed it over to professional wedding photographer and life-long Nikon user, Ed Godden to find out what he made of it. The images below were taken over a three-week period, which gave Ed the chance to use the camera extensively in a wide-range of situations. These have been processed from raw files using Adobe Lightroom CC. We’ll be posting Ed’s full report on the Nikon D5 in the next few days.

All images are Copyright Ed Godden www.edgodden.co.uk. Instagram @edgodden

  • John

    Pretty ordinary really.

  • Grraargh

    Agreed!

  • Noel Patterson

    Would be good to see some high ISO images since that is a major point of the D5’s