So thanks to Vistek Canada (vistek.ca) and Nikon Canada, I was able to check out both these amazing bodies … the D5 retail ready and D500 Pre-Retail so there are things that may change. The D5 releases March 24th and D500 sometime in April 2016.
From the get go to major changes just a lot of improvements on there prior body. That said the two things that stuck out for me was the AF system and the ISO ratings.
The Auto focus options just demolishes what came before, smarter and more adaptive just bananas yes I said bananas. The ISO rating goes up all the way to 3.28 Million ( most people will never go that high unless your doing recon for the army or surveillance for the police or your James Bond ) but the noise and details in the high native ISO ratings up to ISO10000 was ridiculous. The D5 is a 20.8mpx FX camera.
I’m not a video guy but both bodies do 4K UHD and downsampled if needed.
For my needs the D5 would be an amazing upgrade from my current D5 if I was looking to upgrade, Ill wait til the D6 or D7 comes out.