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The Nikon Z5 is the company's latest entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera

By Kenny Yeo - on 21 Jul 2020, 5:18pm

The Nikon Z5 is the company's latest entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera

The new Nikon Z5 (Image source: Nikon)

The Nikon Z5 is the company's newest entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera.

The Z5 sits in between the Z50 and Z6 and it has many features borrowed from the latter.

Unlike the Z50 which has an APS-C censor, the Z5 has a 24.3-megapixel FX-format full-frame sensor. However, it's not the same as the Z6, whose sensor is 24.5-megapixel and is backside-illuminated.

Still, the Z5 has the same EXPEED 6 image-processor as the Z6. It also has the same in-body image stabilistion system that is said to be able to reduce shake by up to 5 stops.

Also like the Z6, the Z5 has an OLED viewfinder with 3.69 million dots and a 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen.

(Image source: Nikon)

One aspect that's a step-up from the Z6 is that the Z5 has dual SD card slots, both of which support the faster UHS-II cards. This was a much requested for feature by professionals who wanted to save backups in the field.

Video is not a focus for the Z5 but users will be happy to know that it can still capture 4k/30p videos if the need arises. However, note that there's a 1.7x crop.

No word yet on local availability and pricing but the Nikon Z5 (body-only) is priced in the US at US$1,399 (~S$1,946).