Nikon releases the FX-format Nikon Z 5

July 21, 2020

A basic model that enriches creative activities with the superior power of expression and reliability of the Nikon Z mount system

Z 5

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the full-frame (Nikon FX-format) Nikon Z 5 mirrorless camera, for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted; as well as the standard zoom lens NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, which is used as the kit lens for the Z 5.
Details regarding the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 can be found in the following press release, issued today:

The Z 5 is a full-frame mirrorless camera basic model that inherits the superior power of expression and reliability of the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6, while also balancing high cost performance. It enables the rich expression of a wide variety of scenes, with an FX-format sensor capable of superior image quality and rendering capabilities in dark or dimly lit situations, and support for NIKKOR Z lenses that allows users to take advantage of beautiful blur characteristics (bokeh) to achieve a three-dimensional appearance with their imaging. Additionally, the Z 5 demonstrates superior agility and convenient portability when used in combination with the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, the shortest*1 and lightest*1 lens within full-frame format zoom lenses for mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, released at the same time as the Z 5. The Z 5 is an ideal model to choose as one's first full-frame camera, supporting the activities of creators who are pursuing their own unique forms of expression.

The Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image-processing engine realize the maximum standard sensitivity setting of ISO 51200*2, preserving sharpness and clarity, and effectively reducing noise, even at high sensitivities. In addition to its high performance, the Z 5 is equipped with various functions, including in-camera vibration reduction (VR) that provides camera-shake compensation equivalent to a 5.0-stop*3 increase in shutter speed, a hybrid AF system with 273*4 focus points covering a broad area of the frame, and Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF*5 that are convenient for capturing portraits of human subjects, and dogs or cats. In addition, the feel of a photo or movie can be easily adjusted by applying any of the 20 Creative Picture Controls while shooting. Users can maximize the Z 5's power of expression and expand possibilities for imaging expression by using it in combination with the diverse NIKKOR Z lenses, which realize superior optical performance.

Further, the Z 5 is equipped with movie recording functions such as support for the recording of high-quality 4K UHD movies, and simultaneous recording of time-lapse movies with interval timer shooting. Additionally, smooth and quiet operation of aperture and exposure settings is possible when using the control ring that is provided on NIKKOR Z lenses.

Adoption of the new, higher-capacity EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery and support for USB power delivery when the camera is turned on enables use over longer periods of time, making outdoor recording and recording of images for time-lapse movies easier. Effective sealing applied to the camera offers highly reliable dust- and drip-resistance. Signature features of the Z series, including the electronic viewfinder that supports clear and natural viewing, and the 3.2-inch tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD monitor, enable smooth and intuitive operation that allows the user to better concentrate on creative activities. Support for the SnapBridge app enables the transfer of photos and videos to, and remote camera operation from, a smart device*6.

Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users' needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

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