Nikon Z5 Review

Overall Score

86

Main Features

  • 24 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 101 x 70 mm, 675g.
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Nikon Z5 Overview


First introduced in July, 2020, Nikon Z5 is a 24 MP Mirrorless with a Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Nikon Z5 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Z6 Mark II Nikon Z6 II 2020 25MP 100 - 51200 705g 134 x 101 x 70mm
Nikon Z7 Mark II Nikon Z7 II 2020 46MP 64 - 25600 705g 134 x 101 x 70mm
Nikon Z5 Nikon Z5 2020 24MP 100 - 51200 675g 134 x 101 x 70mm
Nikon Z50 Nikon Z50 2019 21MP 100 - 51200 397g 127 x 94 x 60mm
Nikon Z7 Nikon Z7 2018 46MP 64 - 25600 675g 134 x 101 x 68mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon Z5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Z5 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
51200 Max Native ISO
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
3690k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
4.5 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
273 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Low Screen Resolution: 1,040kk dots
Weight: 675g
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Slow Continuous Shooting: 1,040k fps
Low Battery Life: 470 shots
Type Scores

Nikon Z5 has an Overall Score of 86/100 and ranked #27 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #28 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon Z5 Scores
Imaging score
79
Features score
88
Value for money score
94
Portability score
76
Overall score
86
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon Z5


Nikon Z5 weighs 675g and has external dimensions of 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.76"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon Z5 is 283 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon Z5 is more by 21mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon Z5
675g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon Z5
70mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Z5 with the dimensions:

Nikon Z5

Specifications of Nikon Z5


General
Brand Nikon
Model Z5
Announced July, 2020
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1x
Number of Lenses 20
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1,040kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3690
Viewfinder Coverage 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 273
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 4.5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6016 x 4016
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 102400
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB
Battery
Battery Life 470 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15c
Physical
Weight 675 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 101 x 70 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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