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Nikon announces the D5, its new flagship DSLR camera

The company's long-awaited shooter has arrived.

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Three years after the D4 was born, Nikon's now introducing the highly anticipated successor to its flagship DSLR: the D5. Nikon says the camera is built for speed and accuracy, featuring an insane 153-point AF system, to help cover an extremely wide focus area. Inside, there's a full-frame 20.8-megapixel sensor, a 12 fps continuous shooting mode and a freshly designed EXPEED 5 image processor -- which the company claims is capable of creating "true to life masterpieces."

Gallery: Nikon D5 | 10 Photos

Better yet, Nikon's latest DSLR shoots 4K UHD video, along with being able to reach an extended sensitivity ISO of 3,280,000 (native ISO tops at 102,400). Looks-wise, the D5 is similar to its predecessor -- in other words, it's massive and should be familiar to anyone who owns or has used a D4 in the past. The new DSLR, which Nikon notes is the most powerful camera in its history, also sports a 3.2-inch, 2.36 million-dot LCD touchscreen and USB 3.0.

The D5 will be released in March for $6,500, body-only. We're looking to get our hands on it here at Nikon's press conference, so keep your eyes peeled.

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