Nikon Z5 summary
Nikon Z5 is Nikon's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally introduced on July of 2020. It uses a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a max resolution of 6016 x 4016.
The Z5 places at #3 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & over-all #29 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your custom criteria.
Below is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.
Nikon Z5 family
The Nikon Z5 has a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can find all previous and brand new models along with important specs.
Nikon Z5 Gallery
You can look at the Z5 from various angles in the gallery below.
Nikon Z5 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon Z5 based on factors that are usually considered necessary in a camera.
Nikon Z5 Sensor information
The Nikon Z5 houses the Expeed 6 processor chip. The sensor size on the Nikon Z5 is 35.9mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 858 mm² sensor is able to capture 6016 x 4016 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 51200. The ISO can be extended electronically to 50 to 102400. RAW photos are supported so you have more margin for error.
The graphic below shows the Z5's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The Z5 sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon Z5 dimensions
Nikon Z5 weighs about 1.49 pounds (675g or 23.81 oz) & has external measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437g and the Nikon Z5 is more heavy as compared to other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Below is a pic of the Nikon Z5 alongside a soft drink so you can get a feel for its size.
The top view below will show the button design on the Z5.
Nikon Z5 Lens information
The Z5 fits the Nikon Z mount and has 31 lenses to pick from. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the Z5.
Nikon Z5 Connectivity
The Z5 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Certain apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Nikon Z5 Video information
The max video resolution on the Nikon Z5 is 3840 x 2160 and you can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p delivers an excellent resolution for video. You can downsample to 1080p to get clearer video. Be mindful of the massive file sizes and make sure you have high quality SD cards with good write speed. The camera does come with both headphone and microphone port making it pretty useful whilst recording sound.
Nikon Z5 Weather Sealing
Nikon Z5 comes with weather proofing making it a good choice for use for tough conditions. This can be particularly valuable when you are not sure about the elements you may encounter for outdoor photography.
Nikon Z5 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon Z5 houses a 3.2" tilting display screen having a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly so you can change focus point as well as adjust settings using your fingertips.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specs for Nikon Z5 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 3,690k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.8x
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders will be quite useful.
Nikon Z5 Shutter information
Nikon Z5 is able to shoot continuously at 4.5 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Nikon Z5 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon Z5 has external flash support but with missing integrated flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.
Nikon Z5 Autofocusing information
Nikon Z5 has both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detect which can be handy for portrait photography.
The AF system boasts 273 focus points to pick from. Nikon Z5 has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust focus. It also features Tracking AF for objects that move. Nikon Z5 has got manual focusing if required for low light occasions or you require more accurate focusing control.
Nikon Z5 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL15c) in the Nikon Z5 is fashioned to last for 470 photographs according to the CIPA standards making it above standard when compared to its category. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 offers the maximum (810) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Underneath is a list of Advanced Mirrorless cameras with the strongest battery life:
Nikon Z5 for various categories of photography
The following bar chart shows a rundown of the Nikon Z5 for various categories of photography. To understand more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Nikon Z5 Portrait photography advice
The Nikon Z5 receives a points tally of 86 which is wonderful, and means the camera is a outstanding fit to use for portraits. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support along with the option to utilize off-camera flash.
Nikon Z5 Street photography information
Coming in at a above average rating of 74, the Nikon Z5 is a good option to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon Z5 Sports photography details
A superb sports photography score of 83 indicates the Nikon Z5 is a wonderful fit for shooting sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon Z5 Travel photography information
Size is extremely crucial in getting a travel camera. All round, the Nikon Z5 gets a nice 68 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable option to purchase for your trips.
Nikon Z5 Landscape photography features
For anyone planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon Z5 with it's excellent rating of 87 as a landscape camera is a wonderful choice within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Nikon Z5
A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon Z5 is just not good for vlogging as it gets a terrible score of 34.
Nikon Z5 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the Z5, below is a selection of the top scored cameras which fall in to the category of Advanced Mirrorless.
The diagram down below provides you an overview of the Z5 compared to it's highest ranking rivals suggested previously.
These are some more cameras you might look into as alternative options. To review a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.