Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera review
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera summary
- Review Title: Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera
- Available Models: Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z7ii mirrorless camera, Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z6II mirrorless camera, Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera review, Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z30 mirrorless camera, Nikon Zfc mirrorless camera
- Review Category: #Nikon #MirrorlessCamera
- Price Range: 3 (where 1 is very cheap and 5 is very expensive based on a comparison of products in the same category)
- Price: $1,299.95
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera product highlights
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera product highlights:
- Full frame
- 24.3 megapixels
- ISO 100-51200
- EXPEED 6
- Eye-Detection AF
- Animal-Detection AF
- 5.0-stop in-camera VR
- Silent mode
- Quad-VGA EVF
- 3.2-in. tilting monitor
- USB power delivery
- 4K UHD/30p
- Weather sealing
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera features
The Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera is a powerful and user-friendly camera that delivers excellent image quality and advanced features. It is equipped with a Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor, providing 24.3 effective megapixels for capturing detailed and vibrant photos. The camera offers a wide ISO range of 100-51200, allowing for excellent low-light performance.
The Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera features a 273-point autofocus (AF) system, ensuring accurate focus across 90% of the frame both horizontally and vertically. It also supports touch AF during live view, allowing you to select the focus point by simply touching the screen. The camera includes Eye-Detection AF, which automatically detects and tracks the eyes of human subjects, ensuring sharp and engaging portraits. Additionally, the Animal-Detection AF can detect and track the eyes of pets, making it easier to capture great photos of your furry friends.
With its in-camera vibration reduction (VR) system, the Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera compensates for camera shake and vibration in five directions. This powerful VR technology allows you to shoot at shutter speeds up to 5.0 stops slower than usual, resulting in sharper images, especially in low-light situations or when using longer focal lengths.
The Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera offers 20 Creative Picture Controls, which are customizable and allow you to adjust the effect level. These controls can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos, giving you creative freedom and flexibility in your imaging.
The camera features a high-resolution Quad VGA electronic viewfinder (EVF) with approximately 3690k dots. It combines an ultra-high resolution OLED panel with Nikon’s specially designed optics, providing a clear and comfortable view of the scene. The Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera also has a large and tilting touch screen monitor, allowing for intuitive operation and easy framing of shots from various angles.
For video enthusiasts, the Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera supports 4K UHD video recording, delivering beautiful and sharp footage. You can also use the touch screen monitor to smoothly transition focus between subjects during recording, adding a creative touch to your videos.
Furthermore, the Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera introduces a new USB power delivery option, which enables you to power the camera from a portable charger while shooting. This ensures continuous recording of video or time-lapse movies without worrying about battery life.
In conclusion, the Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera combines high-quality image capture, advanced autofocus capabilities, creative controls, and versatile video recording options. It is an excellent choice for photographers and videographers looking for a reliable and user-friendly camera that delivers exceptional results.
Nikon Z5 mirrorless shutter speed and type
The Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera offers various shutter options to suit different shooting needs. It features an electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter, an electronic front-curtain shutter, and an electronic shutter. The shutter speed range is from 1/8000 to 30 seconds, adjustable in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. It also includes Bulb and Time modes for long-exposure photography.
Additionally, the camera has an X200 mode for flash synchronization at a shutter speed of 1/200th of a second or slower. These shutter options provide flexibility and control for capturing a wide range of subjects and creative effects.
Nikon Z5 image sensor
The Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera is equipped with a high-quality image sensor that captures stunning photos. The image sensor has dimensions of 35.9 x 23.9 mm, which is known as the Nikon FX format. This larger sensor size allows for better light gathering and improved image quality. The total number of pixels on the sensor is 24.93 million, ensuring sharp and detailed photographs.
With this advanced image sensor, the Nikon Z5 delivers impressive image quality and is suitable for a wide range of photography needs, from landscapes to portraits and more.
Our final opinion about Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera
The Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera is a great option for those that want a lightweight camera with powerful features. It offers excellent picture quality and great autofocus capabilities. Additionally, its range of lenses and accessories offer plenty of options for creative and professional photography. Overall, the Nikon Z5 is an excellent camera for those wanting to take their photos to the next level.
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera technical specifications
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera technical specifications:
Type of camera
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon Z mount
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera lens
Nikon Z5 image sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Nikon Z5 Picture Control system
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards, double card slots
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera viewfinder
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1040k-dot tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera shutter
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, Bulb; Time; X200
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
Nikon Z5 exposure
TTL metering using camera image sensor
-3 to 17 EV
Nikon Z5 ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera autofocus
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
-3 to +19 EV; -2 to +19 EV without low-light AF
273 focus points
Pinpoint AF (available in photo mode only), single-point AF and dynamic-area AF (available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera flash
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature
Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL
TTL metering using camera image sensor
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels)
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera file format
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera audio recording format
Linear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format, AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format)
Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Nikon Z5 ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Can be selected from extra high, high, normal, low or off
Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes
Type-C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C HDMI connector
Built-in (can be used with accessories such as the MC-DC2 remote cord)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
One EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL 15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used; note, however, that fewer pictures may sometimes be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c
MB-N10 Battery Pack (available seperately); takes two EN-EL15c batteries (EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c); note, however, that the number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge (i.e. battery endurance) will drop compared to the EN-EL15c
Charging AC adapter
EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (available separately)
EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Nikon Z5 dimensions/weight
Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm/5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.
Approx. 675 g/1 lb. 7.9 oz. with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 590 g/1 lb. 4.9 oz. (camera body only)
Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F); Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, DK-29 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC19 Strap, BF-N1 Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover