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Expand your creative playground.
Your full frame journey begins with the Z 5. Simple yet sophisticated, compact yet powerful, the Z 5 is built to grow with you. It’s everything you’d expect from a full frame mirrorless camera—intense detail, expansive views, brilliant low light capabilities, 4K UHD video and more—plus all the innovative tools you need to push the limits of your creativity.
Your full frame mirrorless journey starts here.
The full picture.
Harness the entire view of expansive full frame lenses, and capture over 50% more image area than crop-sensor cameras. Z 5’s 24.3 MP full frame CMOS sensor produces intensively detailed images, lifelike 4K UHD video, ultra shallow depth-of-field and particularly clean low-light shots.
Right. In any light.
Creativity doesn’t wait for perfect lighting, so neither does Z 5
Its ISO sensitivity goes all the way up to ISO 51,200 (expandable to ISO 102,400) with superb sharpness, detail and clarity.
Keep shooting into the night, and bring a new mood to your style with the drama of low light.
Flash of genius.
Z 5 is compatible with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. Fill in shadows, make subjects stand out, enhance natural light and add artistry with an optional external Nikon Speedlight flash.
You see it. You get it.
See your shot clearly through Z 5’s outstanding electronic viewfinder. It activates when you put your eye to it, offering a high-resolution glare-free view of how your shot will actually look—exposure, ISO, white balance and Picture Controls are all visible in realtime.
One mount for all.
Works with Z-Mount lenses.
Built around Nikon’s revolutionary Z mount, Z 5 is compatible with every cutting-edge NIKKOR Z lens, from the highly acclaimed NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S walkaround prime lens to the telephoto powerhouse NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S.
Works with F-Mount lenses.
Attach the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and extend full compatibility to over 90* F-Mount NIKKOR lenses: full frame fisheye lenses, macro lenses, fast primes, super telephoto zooms and everything in between.
*Approximately 360 classic F-Mount NIKKOR lenses can be used with varying compatibility.
Creativity. Built in.
Tweak. Shoot. Create.
Add another element of uniqueness and artistry to your photos and videos with 20 Creative Picture Controls, all visible in real time while you shoot, either through the viewfinder or on the tilting touchscreen display.
Multiply your vision.
Combine multiple photos into one radical creation. This can be done in real time by composing and combining consecutive shots, or it can be done later by previewing and combining shots you already took.
Shift your focus.
Focus Shift Shooting Mode automatically takes a series of images (up to 300) while advancing the focus position in each shot. These images can then be stacked* into a single image with surreal depth of field—great for shooting jewelry, products, landscapes and still subjects.
A bridge to the world.
If you shoot and share (who doesn’t?), you’ll love the convenience of Nikon’s highly rated SnapBridge app for iOS and Android™. It turns your compatible smartphone or tablet into a powerful accessory for Z 5, making it easier than ever to take, edit and share amazing photos.
Easy pairing. Easy sharing.
Connect to Z 5 from the SnapBridge app once, and your phone and camera are bonded for life. You can transfer photos manually, or set the app to automatically import every shot you take.
When you can’t be behind the camera, pull out your phone and use it to control Z 5. See what the camera sees, change camera settings like aperture and shutter speed, then take the photo or video.
As app-friendly as it gets.
Bring your Z 5 shots into your favorite photo and video apps for retouching, adding filters, editing, using in your stories and more—just like you would with your phone pictures.
Go wireless. PC or Mac.
With Z 5, you can transfer your images directly to a Mac or PC over Wi-Fi.* That means no card readers or USB cables needed to download your photos and videos.
*Requires free Wireless Transmitter Utility software
Get things moving.
Your entry to video.
Z 5 records beautiful videos. Shoot 4K Ultra HD footage using all the advantages of mirrorless technology and the Z system’s high-performance optics.
- 231 point phase-detect autofocus
- 4K UHD/30p
- Optical VR image stabilization and electronic Vibration Reduction
- Creative Picture Controls
- Focus Peaking
- Capture stills while recording
Timelapse made easy.
Z 5 makes it easy to create beautiful timelapse movies. Set up Z 5 on a tripod or stable surface, compose your shot, set your time interval and number of shots and let the camera do the rest. You can simultaneously create your timelapse movie in-camera and save the full resolution stills. And for longer shoots, power Z 5 with the optional USB Type C cable (UC-E25) and any compatible power bank
Built for the real world.
Z 5 is weather sealed against dust, dirt and moisture, especially around all moving parts and buttons. This is a camera designed to be used wherever your inspiration takes you.
The skeleton of Z 5 is forged from magnesium alloy, the same material used in Nikon’s professional cameras. It strikes an optimal balance of durability and lightness.
Tilt. Touch. Swipe. Pinch.
Navigate Z 5 as easily as you navigate your phone. A beautiful 3.2-inch 1040K-dot high resolution tilting touchscreen makes it easy to compose shots from interesting angles, preview effects, zoom into photos, change camera settings and more.
Z 5 is compatible with the optional MB-N10 multi-battery power pack for up to 1.8X (CIPA standard) more shooting time than using just the camera’s battery. It’s designed with the same extensive weather sealing as Z 5 and is a balanced, comfortable addition. You can even hot swap batteries mid-shooting without losing power.
Power. Charge. Transfer.
Provide constant power to Z 5 when recording video or shooting timelapse sequences, connect to a computer and even charge your battery with the optional USB Type C cable (UC-E25).*
*For optimal performance, an external power bank like Anker1 PowerCore+ 26800 mAh Portable Charger is recommended.
What's IncludedZ 5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body
EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25a Battery Charger
UC-E24 USB Cable
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
AN-DC19 Camera Strap
BF-N1 Body Cap
DK-29 Rubber Eyecup
NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Lens
LC-52B Snap-On Front Lens Cap
LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
|Type||Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Effective Pixels (Megapixels)||24.3 million|
|Sensor Size||35.9 mm x 23.9 mm|
|Image Sensor Format||FX|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS|
|Total Pixels||24.93 million|
|Dust-Reduction System||Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning|
|Image Area (pixels)||FX-format
(L) 6,016 x 4,016
(M) 4,512 x 3,008
(S) 3,008 x 2,008
(L) 3,936 x 2,624
(M) 2,944 x 1,968
(S) 1,968 x 1,312
1:1 (24 x 24)
(L) 4,016 x 4,016
(M) 3,008 x 3,008
(S) 2,000 x 2,000
16:9 (36 x 20)
(L) 6,016 x 3,384
(M) 4,512 x 2,536
(S) 3,008 x 1,688
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160:
3,840 x 2,160 Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080:
1,920 x 1,080
|File Format Still Images||NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed or compressed)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
|Storage Media||SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|File System||DCF 2.0
|Viewfinder||1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with colour balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m −1)|
|Viewfinder Eyepoint||21 mm (−1.0 m−1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)|
|Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment||-4 to +2 m−1|
|Eye Sensor||Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays|
|Shutter Type||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane mechanical shutter; electronic front curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200|
|Flash Sync Speed||Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported|
|Exposure Metering System||TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering Range||Matrix or center-weighted metering: -3 to +17 EV|
|Exposure Compensation||'-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M|
|Exposure Lock||Luminosity locked at detected value|
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
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100 - 51,200 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, 1 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from:
|Active D-Lighting Bracketing||Yes|
|Autofocus System||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist|
|Detection Range||-3 to +19 EV (without low-light AF: -2 to +19 EV)
Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0
|Lens Servo||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
|Focus Point||273 (single-point AF)
Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and FX selected for image area
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
|Focus Lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector|
|Vibration Reduction||5-axis image sensor shift, lens shift available with VR lenses|
|Flash Control||Flash ControlTTL: 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|
|Flash Sync Modes||Flash Sync ModesFront-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M|
|Flash-ready Indicator||Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Colour Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control|
|White Balance||Auto (3 types)
Choose colour temperature (2500 K–10,000 K)
Fluorescent (7 types)
Natural light auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
|White Balance Bracketing||Yes|
|Movie Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Movie Maximum Recording Time||29 minutes 59 seconds|
|Movie File Format||MOV
|Movie Audio Recording Format||Linear PCM
|Movie||4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160 when quality is fixed at high
|Movie Audio||Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted|
|Movie ISO||Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600)
M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) available with selectable upper limit
P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) with selectable upper limit
|Movie Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from:
|Movie HDMI Output||Yes
|Movie Focus Peaking||Yes|
|Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)||Yes|
|Time Lapse Movie||Up to 4K UHD; Silent mode option|
|AF for Movie||AF Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity can be adjusted|
|Monitor Size||Monitor Size3.2 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Resolution||Monitor Resolution1,040,000 dots|
|Monitor Type||Tilting TFT
|Playback Functions||Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Location Data Display
Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows
Playback with Playback Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
|Wi-Fi Functionality||Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac
2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas)
Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 7.4 dBm 5 GHz band: 12.2 dBm
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
|Smart Device App Connectivity||SnapBridge|
|Bluetooth||Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
Approximately 10 m (32 ft.) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
|GPS||Via the SnapBridge app|
The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.
|Battery / Batteries||Battery / BatteriesOne EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery
EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15c/EN-EL15b batteries only.
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||[Viewfinder only]: Approx. 390 shots
[Monitor only]: Approx. 470 shots
Movies: [Viewfinder only]: Approx. 115 min. of movie recording
[Monitor only]: Approx. 120 min. of movie recording
|AC Adapter||EH-7P Charging AC Adapter
EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, available separately)
|Battery Charger||MH-25A Battery Charger|
|Tripod Socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
(Width x Height x Depth)
|134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm (5.3 x 4 x 2.7")|
|Weight||590 g (20.8 oz.)
* Camera body only
|Operating Environment||0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
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Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Kit w/ Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Lens
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