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Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera

BH #NIZ5 • MFR #1649
Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 3.6m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Compact and capable, the Nikon Z5 is an FX-format mirrorless camera with a well-rounded feature-set to suit both photo and video needs. Its 24.3MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 processor afford wide sensitivity to ISO 51200, quick shooting at 4.5 fps, and UHD 4K video at 30 fps. Complementing the sensor and processor is a sleek but versatile physical design that includes a magnesium alloy chassis with a weather-sealed construction to suit working in inclement weather. A high-resolution 3.6m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder allows for high-res eye-level viewing while a rear 3.2" 1.04m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD accommodates working from high and low angles. Additionally, for easy sharing, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work in conjunction with the Nikon SnapBridge app for wirelessly transferring photos and videos and remotely controlling the camera from your mobile device.
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Nikon Z5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High-Resolution Photo and Video
  • 3
  • 424.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • 5UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 6Sensor-Shift Vibration Reduction
  • 7Body Design and Connectivity
  • 8Other Camera Features
  • 9
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High-Resolution Photo and Video
Compact and capable, the Nikon Z5 is an FX-format mirrorless camera with a well-rounded feature-set to suit both photo and video needs. Its 24.3MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 processor afford wide sensitivity to ISO 51200, quick shooting at 4.5 fps, and UHD 4K video at 30 fps. Complementing the sensor and processor is a sleek but versatile physical design that includes a magnesium alloy chassis with a weather-sealed construction to suit working in inclement weather. A high-resolution 3.6m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder allows for high-res eye-level viewing while a rear 3.2" 1.04m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD accommodates working from high and low angles. Additionally, for easy sharing, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work in conjunction with the Nikon SnapBridge app for wirelessly transferring photos and videos and remotely controlling the camera from your mobile device.
24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Image Processor
The full-frame, FX-format 24.3MP CMOS sensor is paired with an EXPEED 6 image processor to provide a versatile mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. A native sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions and can be further expanded up to ISO 102400 for extreme low-light conditions. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range. In addition to benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 6 processor also affords useful speed throughout the camera system, including a top full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 4.5 fps as well as the ability to take 8MP when recording video.

Besides imaging, the sensor's design also incorporates a 273-point hybrid autofocus system that uses both phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus for both stills and video applications. This focusing system supports Eye Detection AF, which uses facial recognition to help lock focus onto subjects' eyes, along with Face Detection for both stills and video and for both humans and animals.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Capable of recording more than just stills, the Z5 supports UHD 4K video recording at up to 30 fps and Full HD recording at up to 60 fps, with the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory cards or to an optional external recorder via HDMI out. UHD 4K recording uses a 1.7x crop of the center portion of the frame while Full HD recording uses the entire full frame. Additionally, in-camera time-lapse shooting is also possible with the ability to produce a finished UHD 4K video file directly from the camera.
Sensor-Shift Vibration Reduction
Built-in to the body is a 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) mechanism that compensates for up to five stops of stabilization regardless of the lens in use. This system also works with adapted lenses, when using the optional FTZ Adapter, where 3-axis stabilization is used. Also, benefitting video recording, Electronic VR is available to help steady footage to suit handheld shooting.
Body Design and Connectivity
  • A large 3.2" 1.04m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, and vivid image playback and live view shooting. The screen has a tilting design to suit working from high and low angles and it is also a touchscreen for more intuitive operation, navigation, and settings control.
  • A 3.69m-dot electronic finder is present for comfortable eye-level viewing.
  • Dual SD memory cards slots both support up to the UHS-II protocol for high-speed and efficient photo and video file saving.
  • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • Built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of low-resolution imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the camera and a smart device and, additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.
  • Included EN-EL15c rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 470 shots per charge, and in-camera charging is supported via USB, even when the camera is in use. Additionally, it is also compatible with optional MB-N10 multi-battery power pack for extended shooting times.
Other Camera Features
  • Creative Picture Controls: Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, and Carbon.
  • Multiple Exposure mode lets you combine several exposures into one frame for creative effects.
  • Focus Shift mode automatically takes a series of up to 300 sequential images while advancing the focus position in each shot. These images can then be stacked into a single image with extended depth of field, making it ideal for close-up shooting of smaller objects as well as for landscapes and other still subjects.
  • Language support: English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish.

Nikon Z5 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.93 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel (6016 x 4016)
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Video
100 to 25,600 in Manual, Auto Mode
Continuous Shooting
Up to 4.5 fps at 24.3 MP
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 29.97 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x Nikon DC2 Input
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 470 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 24.93 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel (6016 x 4016)
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x 
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Second
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Video
100 to 25,600 in Manual, Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Matrix
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 17 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous Shooting
Up to 4.5 fps at 24.3 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
24.2 MP (6016 x 4016)
13.6 MP (4512 x 3008)
6 MP (3008 x 2008)
1:1
16.1 MP (4016 x 4016)
9 MP (3008 x 3008)
4 MP (2000 x 2000)
16:9
20.4 MP (6016 x 3384)
11.4 MP (4512 x 2336)
5.1 MP (3008 x 1688)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
External Recording Modes
8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 29.97 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
No
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x Nikon DC2 Input
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: SnapBridge
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Firmware Update, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.5"
Resolution
3,690,000 Dot
Eye Point
21 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.8x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +2
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 273
Autofocus Sensitivity
3 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Curtain Sync/Red-Eye Reduction, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed
1/200 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
iTTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 470 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.28 x 3.96 x 2.74" / 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm
Weight
1.3 lb / 590 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4 x 7.3 x 5.4"

Nikon Z5 Reviews

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Is the touch-screen LCD on the Z5 made of plastic ...

Is the touch-screen LCD on the Z5 made of plastic or glass?
Asked by: Dreux
The touch screens on the Nikon Z5 are like most cameras. And are made up in layers of both glass and plastic. More or less like a smart phones screen.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-07-04

Does this body accept the standard Nikkor lenses ...

Does this body accept the standard Nikkor lenses that I use on my D750?
Asked by: Charles
Though there is the FTZ adapter which allows the following: 1) Only Nikon AF-S Lenses remain fully operational 2) All other Nikon lenses switch to manual AF 3) All non-Nikon lenses switch to manual AF
Answered by: Mohamed
Date published: 2024-03-01

Can the menus and UI rotate on the tilt screen? I ...

Can the menus and UI rotate on the tilt screen? I want these to still be right side up if I mount the camera upside down.
Asked by: Alan
The rotation system on the Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera is designed to be vertical or horizontal, not face up or down, so it will not reliably display when the camera is upside down.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-09-13

Will en el 14 a battery work in the z5?

Will en el 14 a battery work in the z5?
Asked by: Tim
No, unfortunately the EN-EL14 will not work on the Z5. The Nikon Z5 uses EN-EL15c batteries.
Answered by: James P
Date published: 2022-10-23

Any information on third party lens compatibility ...

Any information on third party lens compatibility for the Nikon Z5?
Asked by: Chukwudi
No NEF raw file compatibility with 3rd party lenses and FTZ. Currently, 9/9/20) these raw files can’t be opened for processing in LR, PS, C1, or NX-D. You’re stuck with jpgs only until a bug fix is released.
Answered by: Bobby
Date published: 2021-02-05

Is it BSI?

Is it BSI?
Asked by: Daniel
It is not back-side illuminated.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2023-04-24

Does the Nikon Z5 have Spot Metering ?

Does the Nikon Z5 have Spot Metering ?
Asked by: Gerald
The Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Camera does not have spot metering. The camera has Center-Weighted Average and Matrix metering.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2024-01-16

Is the 8-bit 4K30 output to the Ninja V at 4:2:0 ...

Is the 8-bit 4K30 output to the Ninja V at 4:2:0 or 4:2:2?
Asked by: Robert
The Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Digital Camera has an HDMI Output of 8-bit 4:2:0 with no N-Log capability.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-11-23
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