Nikon has unveiled the D5, its new flagship DSLR camera featuring a 20.8 megapixel camera sensor. It will also sport 4K UHD video.

The camera will be available for purchase in March with a suggested retail price of $6,499.95 (£4,442). Along with its flagship model, Nikon also announced a few imaging accessories including SB-5000 Speedlight; a new photographic flash unit and WT-6A wireless transmitter for image transfer with speeds up to 130mbps (megabits per second).

SB-5000 Speedlight and WT-6A wireless transmitter are priced at $599.95 (£410) and $749.95 (£512) respectively. They would be available around the same time as the D5.

Masahiro Horie, director of marketing and planning at Nikon, said: "The D5 doesn't simply get the shot that others might miss– it helps get the shot that others just simply cannot. With these new products, it becomes evident that photographers who choose Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses are equipped with an unrivalled system to surpass even the most demanding imaging expectations."

In November 2015, the Japanese company had announced the development of its next generation digital SLR camera to succeed the D4, released in February 2012.

Nikon D5 DSLR camera
The D5 features a 3.2in LCD touchscreen Nikon

The new D series flagship model sports a 3.2in LCD touchscreen and 4K UHD video. It can also be used to create 8 megapixel photos from videos.

The camera offers ISO range from 100 to 102,400 to enable images in low light. Besides, it uses higher shutter speeds with less illumination, letting users capture clearer and sharper images. The ISO range, in low-light situation, is expandable from 50 (Lo-1) to 3,280,000 (Hi-5), while offering near-night vision capability. It supports XQD card which is 35% faster than CompactFlash (CF) cards. The D5 comes in two options; one with dual XQD card and another with dual CF card.

The 20 megapixel camera also features Expeed 5 image processing engine which, it is claimed, enhances the sharpness and clarity of photos. It improves noise reduction enabling photographers to take advantage of its ISO range. Among other notable features is the AF (auto-focus) system incorporating a dedicated AF processor.