Nikon has made official the new full-frame camera that completes the Z7 and Z6 family presented in August 2018 through a proposal that is placed on a more accessible price range: let's talk about the new Nikon Z5.
With Z5, the Japanese house aims to lower the entry threshold to the world of full-frames, without giving up many of the features present on the older sisters, in particular on the Z6, with which the new model shares many features.
We are therefore in front of a 675 gram magnesium alloy camera body (with battery and memory cards) which houses a 24.3 MegaPixel CMOS sensor (not BSI), 5-axis VR stabilization and setting system with hybrid focus at 273 points. The ISO range supported (100-51,200) and the presence of the EXPEED 6 processor dedicated to image processing are identical, compared to the Z6, while the speed during continuous shooting drops considerably, which in the case of the Z5 reaches its maximum 4.5 frames per second. As for the videos, however, the possibility remains to shoot them in 4K (30p, 25p, 24p) and in FullHD (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) with H.264 MPEG-4 encoding.
Another important difference lies in the choice not to include the XQD memory slot in favor of two SD slots with support for SDXC UHS-II memories. As for the electronic viewfinder, however, we find the same 0.5 "OLED panel in Quad VGA resolution of 3.69 million points, while the main monitor is a 3.15" TFT LCD touch screen unit with angle 170 ° viewing angle.
Among the other features of Nikon Z5 we find, of course, full support for NIKKOR Z lenses, among which the new NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f / 4-6.3 stands out. The latter is particularly compact and will be included in the basic camera + lens package. On this occasion, the new NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f / 2.8 S was also anticipated, which will be revealed only at the end of the year. Z5 is also compatible with the FTZ bayonet adapter for the use of F-Mount lenses.
Finally, we point out that the camera is equipped with a USB Type-C port, also used for the HDMI video output, usable both for charging (uses a new EN-EL15c battery) and for power when in use and integrates connectivity Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Nikon has not announced the price and availability for the European market, but we know that the camera body alone will be offered at $ 1,399 on the US market. Pending further details, you can consult the official Nikon Z5 page by taking a look at the link in source.
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