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Nikon Z5 mirrorless announcement

24MP full frame camera

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Nikon have added a new full frame model to the ‘Z’ mirrorless camera lineup.

It’s 24MP and includes many features of the Z6, such as IBIS, AF system and the same processor.

Sales Start: Late Summer 2020

RRP: Lens kits available from £1,719 | €1,999

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Nikon UK press info

Nikon Z5

London, United Kingdom, 21st July 2020: Today Nikon introduces a new entry-level full-frame camera to the Nikon Z family. Tough, light, and easy to handle, the Nikon Z 5 is a brilliant opportunity for anyone who wants to move into full-frame mirrorless photography. Launching alongside the camera is the portable NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3: the shortest and lightest full-frame mirrorless zoom lens around1. It’s the perfect partner for the Nikon Z 5 and a great option for any Nikon Z creator who wants a truly portable full-frame zoom lens.

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Positioned below the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6, the Nikon Z 5 is designed for anyone who wants to begin exploring the beauty of full-frame photography. Whether shooting stills or 4K movies, users will see their images take on thrilling new levels of detail, depth, and colour. Clean images with stunning dynamic range are attainable even at high ISOs thanks to a full-frame 24.3 MP CMOS sensor that takes full advantage of the ultra-wide Z mount’s light-gathering capabilities. Nikon’s 273-point Hybrid-AF system delivers sharp focus across the frame, and the same EVF as the renowned Z 6 and Z 7 offers an ultra-sharp view. Dual card slots offer flexible storage, and handling is effortless thanks to acclaimed Nikon Z ergonomic features including the deep camera grip. The camera can also be powered via USB 2—ideal if recording a long time-lapse sequence from the living-room window!

From wide-angle primes to telephoto zooms, the Nikon Z 5 is compatible with all of Nikon’s bright and compact full-frame NIKKOR Z lenses. And the super-portable NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is included in the core camera and lens kit. Small and sharp, this versatile new standard zoom lens covers some of the most iconic focal lengths out there and delivers superb performance for stills and movies. The Nikon Z 5 is also fully compatible with the FTZ Mount Adapter which allows use of F-mount NIKKOR lenses with no loss of image quality.

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Robert Harmon, Senior Commercial Planning Manager, Nikon UK, says: “The Nikon Z 5 and NIKKOR Z 24-50mm lens offer a fantastic chance to discover the benefits of Nikon Z full-frame photography. From richer colours to greater depth of field, you get stunning Nikon Z image quality in a uniquely portable package. It’s the perfect way to exercise your creativity and create the kind of full-frame images you’ve always wanted.”

Nikon will continue to expand the NIKKOR Z lens line-up with a variety of high-performance lenses that stimulate photographers’ creative intent. The NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8S is scheduled to be announced later this year. A new NIKKOR Z lens roadmap is available as well. [See the main Nikon Z info page for this]

Expand your creative playground. Nikon Z 5.

Stunning Nikon Z image quality: ultra-wide Nikon Z mount, powerful EXPEED 6 processor, and full-frame 24.3 MP CMOS sensor with 100-51200 ISO range.

Small kit, big impact: the super-portable NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is included in the core Z 5 camera + lens kit.

273-point Hybrid AF: delivers smooth, fast, and precise focusing across the frame. Eye-Detection AF locks on to eyes for perfect portraits of people. Animal-Detection AF does the same for cats and dogs.

5-axis Vibration Reduction: stills stay sharp and video is steady.

Ultra-sharp 3690k-dot electronic viewfinder: the high-definition EVF doesn’t leave anything out of the frame. Key settings like exposure, ISO, and white balance are applied in real time.

Nikon Z ergonomics: the deep grip feels secure and key controls are perfectly placed.

Tough yet lightweight: the magnesium alloy body is sealed to keep dust and moisture out.

Dual card slots, power via USB: accepts fast UHS-II SD cards and the camera can charge (camera off), or powered via USB 2.

Tilting touchscreen: touch to focus and shoot, and double-tap to see a 100 % view of the image area.

Smooth 4K movies: NIKKOR Z full-frame lenses enable beautiful depth of field. Create eye-popping time-lapse movies in-camera, and take stills while filming.

Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®. Nikon’s SnapBridge app makes it easy to transfer photos and videos, or turn a smart device into a remote monitor and controller.

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Be bold. Be free. NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3.

Super-portable full-frame zoom: covers a versatile 24-50 mm wide-angle to standard focal length range and allows use of 52 mm filters.

Retractable design: simply extend or retract the lens by rotating the zoom ring.

Nikon Z image quality: images are beautifully sharp and evenly illuminated throughout the frame.

Rich colour: ED glass and aspherical lens elements minimise distortion throughout the zoom range.

Constant minimum focus distance: of just 0.35 m throughout the zoom range.

Great for movies: focusing is quiet, and focus breathing is reduced for professional-looking results.

Customisable control ring: use it for aperture control, exposure compensation, or ISO adjustments.

 

FOOTNOTE

1 Shortest length and lightest weight among standard zoom lenses for full-frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras released as of 23rd July, 2020

2 Type-C to type-C USB cable required

Specifications

Price
MSRP $1399 (body only), $1699 (w/24-50mm lens), $2199 (w/24-200mm lens)
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Magnesium alloy, composite
Sensor
Max resolution 6016 x 4016
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 25 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed 6
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 12
Custom white balance Yes (6 slots)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes 5-axis
CIPA image stabilization rating 5 stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal, basic
File format
  • JPEG
  • Raw (NEF, 12 or 14-bit)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 273
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 200%
Viewfinder magnification 0.8×
Viewfinder resolution 2,369,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Continuous drive 4.5 fps
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Connectivity
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11ac (dual band) + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL15c lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 470
Weight (inc. batteries) 675 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz)
Dimensions 134 x 101 x 70 mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.76″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None

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