Nikon Slides Back into Entry Level With New Z5 Full-Frame Mirrorless
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Nikon releases new mirrorless Z5 camera.

Nikon has announced the Z5, its new mirrorless full-frame camera with a low entry price of $ 1,400 compared to the Z6 at $ 1,700. But is it worth the $ 400 saving? Let us go for a walk.

main features

  • 24.3 MP FX sensor (35.9 mm x 23.9 mm)
  • Up to 4K UHD at 30 fps
  • ISO 100 – 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
  • Touchscreen, just tilt
  • Two SD card slots
  • Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi

As it looks, the Z5 appears to be a slimmed down version of the Z6. If you're a still shooter, the Z5 may be a great option if you want to jump into the mirrorless world and enjoy Nikon. It has a powerful 24.3 MP CMOS full-frame sensor with EXPEED 6 image processing with shutter speeds of up to 1/8000. It has an ISO expandable to 102,400 and contains the same 273-point auto focus hybrid system and Eye detection Auto focus also on the Z6.

Those who mainly record videos will see changes. While the camera offers 4K UHD at up to 30 frames per second, it is delivered with a 1.7x crop. When recording Full HD, however, the entire width of the sensor is used. Nikon also removes the high-speed shooting modes from its other mirrorless models, but still maintains 5-axis image stabilization in the body, which offers 5 correction stops. The Z5 also does not have an external 10-bit N-Log recording via its HDMI connection. Shooters have access to zebra and focus peaking options. Recording times are limited to 29 minutes and 59 seconds and are included in MOV or MP4 files.

In the body, the Nikon Z5 uses polycarbonate for the back and base plate, but remains sealed against dust and moisture. The rear touchscreen only tilts; it doesn't articulate. At 585 g, the weight is almost identical to that of the Z6. The Z5 can also be used as a webcam.

The Z5 housing alone costs $ 1,396 and is sold in kit form with a NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f / 4-6.3 zoom lens for $ 1,696. It is also combined with the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f / 4-6.3 VR for $ 2,196.

What do you think of the Z5? Let us know in the comments below.


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