Nikon has announced the Z5, the fourth model in the company’s series of mirrorless full frame cameras and the cheaper variant of last year’s Z6 and Z7 models.
The Nikon Z5 is meant to bring the full-frame quality and look to the masses with a relatively low starting price of $1400. This makes it one of the cheapest full frame cameras on the market.
The Nikon Z5 has an FX-format 24.3MP CMOS sensor with the new EXPEED 6 image processor from the more expensive models. The camera has sensitivity up to ISO 51,200 (expandable to ISO 102,400) and can capture full resolution bursts at 4.5fps with AF/AE.
A feature both still and video shooters will appreciate is the inclusion of in-body five-axis stabilization, which allows you to use longer shutter speeds for stills and get a more stable image for video.
The Nikon Z5 also supports dual SD UHS-II slots and you can set the second slot for overflow, separate RAW and JPEG files or to backup the first card as a fail-safe. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity allows you to transfer and backup images wirelessly.
For video users, the Z5 can record videos in 4K at 30fps (1.7x crop) and 1080p videos at up to 60fps (full frame). Built-in intervalometer allows you to shoot time-lapses directly on the camera.
The camera body is made out of magnesium allow and is weather sealed. On the back is a 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen and a 3.69 million dot OLED EVF. On the side are headphone and microphone jack, micro HDMI and USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port with charging support. The camera can also be used as a webcam for video calls and live streams.
The Nikon Z5 is priced at $1400 for body-only, $1700 with the new NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 kit lens or $2200 with the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR kit lens. It will be available in August. The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens will also be available for purchase separately for $400.