Your full frame mirrorless journey starts here.
Push the limits of your creativity with Z 5, an innovative full frame mirrorless camera built around Nikon’s revolutionary Z mount. Compact yet powerful, simple yet sophisticated, it’s ready to grow with you. Whatever your skill level, the Z 5 delivers detailed imagery, precision autofocus and the tools you need to be as creative as possible.
Z 5 is powered by Nikon’s fast, comprehensive Expeed 6 image processing system. It’s the secret behind the camera’s sensational photo and video quality, autofocus performance, low-light capabilities, distortion control, image clarity, color reproduction and more.
The stability you crave.
Sharpness starts with stability, and Z 5 has one of the best in-camera image stabilization systems available. Nikkor Z lenses activate 5-axis VR image stabilization—up to five stops* of stabilization in up to five directions: yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y. Compatible F-Mount Nikkor lenses**—even those without built-in VR—activate 3-axis VR image stabilization. Great for stills, even better for video.
*Based on CIPA Standards. This value is achieved when the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens is attached, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
**Requires optional Mount Adapter FTZ.
In can’t miss moments—like weddings, speeches or performances—turn on Silent Mode and capture photo after photo without drawing any attention. This is also great for photographing pets and wildlife.
The eyes say it all.
Great portraits put focus on the eyes. Z 5’s powerful Eye-Detection Autofocus quickly finds your subject’s eyes—humans, cats and dogs alike—and puts them in sharp focus. It even follows them as they move behind objects in the frame.
Z 5’s sensor is practically covered in focus points—273 of them, to be precise. That means wherever your subject is within the frame, there’s almost certainly a focus point locked on them.
Two for the road.
Z 5 includes dual UHS-II SD card slots. Use them together for overflow storage, automatic back up or separating file types like RAW and JPEG or stills and videos.
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.
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.
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.
*Requires third-party image-stacking software sold separately.
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.
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.
Sensor Resolution: 24.3 megapixels
Sensor: 35mm full-frame CMOS
Video Resolution: 4K
Continuous Shooting Speed: 4.5fps
Auto Focus Points: 273
Lens Mount: Nikon Z
Shutter Speed: 30sec - 1/8,000sec
ISO Sensitivity: 100 - 51,200 (102,400)
Screen Size: 3.2"
Recording Media: Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC
Frame Rate: 60p
Audio Inputs: 3.5mm stereo minijack
Power Source: EN-EL15/a/b/c
What's In the Box
EN-EL15c li-ion battery
MH-25A battery charger
UC-E24 USB cable
BS-1 hot shoe cover