Nikon D5: a pro photographer's opinion
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Nikon D5: a pro photographer's opinion

The British Mens Team Pursuit team on their way to breaking the world record at the Beijing Olympics 2008.

Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200mm F2.8, 1/15th sec at F8, ISO 200. Photograph by Mark Pain


A camera’s success is dependent on three crucial aspects of its design and spec coming together in harmony; sensor performance, the processor used in the camera and the firmware. For me, the first digital camera that married all these important factors together was the Nikon D3. The D3 changed my world and I switched from Canon to Nikon in the January of 2008 because of it, and I took the D3 to the Beijing Olympics later that year. To my mind the D3 was the best balanced professional sports camera. Until the D5.