Showcasing the Nikon D5’s 4K video chops with “My Nebraska”


posted Monday, January 25, 2016 at 1:32 PM EDT


Professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador Bill Frakes has just created a short film in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution with Nikon's new D5 DSLR camera.

The film, My Nebraska, showcases many of the D5's video features while providing Frakes the opportunity to share what it is that makes Nebraska, his home state, so special and visually intriguing. You can see fine details in sprawling landscapes, the D5's low light capabilities, and also the D5's new 4K time-lapse feature.

Watch My Nebraska below to see the first 4K UHD video sample from the D5.

With an industry-leading ISO range of 100 to 3,280,000 (Hi-5), the D5 can record 4K video in a wide range of situations. The 3240 x 2160 resolution UHD video can be recorded up at up to 30 frames-per-second and uses a dot-by-dot native pixel crop, to ensure the best possible image quality. Although not showcased here, the D5 can also record 1080p video at up to 60fps in a variety of sensor crop formats. In addition to being able to record 4K video clips up to 2 minutes and 59 seconds long to in-camera memory, the D5 can also simultaneously record uncompressed video to an external device via clean HDMI out with 8-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr.


For more information on the Nikon D5, see our preview of the camera here. To see more of Bill Frakes' work, visit his website and the website of Straw Hat Visuals, an award-winning production and communication strategy company that Frakes founded in 2008.

(Seen via Photography Blog