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Nikon D5 is new on the inside, modestly changed on the outside (pictures)

The question is whether the small changes will throw you off when trading up from the D4s.

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Another button

The biggest difference between the front of the D5 and the D4s is the addition of a new programmable button in between the grip and the lens mount.

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Focus mode

It retains the same switch for toggling between manual and autofocus.

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Top controls

This is where we start to see some differences. Nikon has replaced the Mode button with the ISO sensitivity control. Not a big deal, unless your muscle memory kicks in. The top of the grip seems to be a steeper angle, and the record button has moved slightly as well.

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High five!

I can't wait to see what the images look like at maximum ISO sensitivity.

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Drive mode

The drive mode button is located where the ISO sensitivity control used to be, and the shooting information display is now where the microphone control was.

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Network

While most of the back controls remain the same, it looks like the Fn3 button controls the wired LAN setup.

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4K

Yup, there it is. Unfortunately, it can only record 4K three minutes at a time.

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Connectors

The only new connection option is the switch from USB 2.0 to USB 3, essential for transferring 4K and the larger files produced by the higher resolution sensor quickly.

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Slightly modified buttons

The buttons have been tweaked and the mode control is more prominent than it used to be.

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