Your full frame
Push the limits of your creativity with Z 5, an innovative full frame mirrorless camera built around Nikons revolutionary Z mount. Compact yet powerful, simple yet sophisticated, its 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.
The full picture.
Harness the entire view of expansive full frame lenses, and capture over 50% more image area than crop-sensor cameras. Z 5s 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.
Z 5 is powered by Nikons fast, comprehensive Expeed 6 image processing system. Its the secret behind the cameras sensational photo and video quality, autofocus performance, low-light capabilities, distortion control, image clarity, color reproduction and more.
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 stabilizationup 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 the blink of an iris.
Freeze time with shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 of a second—fast enough to capture moments invisible to the naked eye. When shooting with wide aperture settings for shallow depth-of-field and blurred backgrounds, that speed can also be used to control your shots brightness.
In any light.
Creativity doesnt 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.
Fully automatic. Totally manual.
Sometimes you need to just point and shoot. Other times you want to fine tune every little detail. Z 5 is up for either challenge, going from fully automatic to totally manual with the turn of a dial.
In cant miss momentslike weddings, speeches or performancesturn on Silent Mode and capture photo after photo without drawing any attention. This is also great for photographing pets and wildlife.
say it all.
Great portraits put focus on the eyes. Z 5s powerful Eye-Detection Autofocus quickly finds your subjects eyeshumans, cats and dogs alikeand puts them in sharp focus. It even follows them as they move behind objects in the frame.
Z 5s sensor is practically covered in focus points273 of them, to be precise. That means wherever your subject is within the frame, theres almost certainly a focus point locked on them.
Flash of genius.
Z 5 is compatible with Nikons Creative Lighting System. Fill in shadows, make subjects stand out, enhance natural light and add artistry with an optional external Nikon Speedlight flash.
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 5s 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 lookexposure, ISO, white balance and Picture Controls are all visible in realtime.
Built around Nikons 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.
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.
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 fieldgreat for shooting jewelry, products, landscapes and still subjects.
*Requires third-party image-stacking software sold separately.
A bridge to the world.
If you shoot and share (who doesnt?), youll love the convenience of Nikons 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.
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 cant 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.
Setup is a snap.
- Open the SnapBridge app
- Tap Remote Photography
- Allow phone to switch to Wi-Fi®
- Start capturing photos and videos!
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 morejust like you would with your phone pictures.
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 systems 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
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.
Up your live stream.
Great content deserves a great-looking live stream. With the Z 5, youll get incredible sharpness, amazing clarity, and flattering depth of field when you use it with compatible webcam software and/or hardware (sold separately). Discover next-level quality when streaming on social, gaming, and web conference platforms.
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 Nikons professional cameras. It strikes an optimal balance of durability and lightness.
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 cameras battery. Its 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.
Z 5 with the shortest, lightest and most affordable standard zoom full frame lens available*, the new Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4–6.3. Perfect for street photography, interiors, portraits, video and much more.
*As of July 21, 2020; based on Nikon research.
Flex your zoom.
Z 5 with the compact all-in-one zoom lens, Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR, which goes from wide-angle views for travel, landscapes and interiors all the way to telephoto close-ups for portraits, wildlife and more.
± Wi-Fi Compatibility
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Using the SnapBridge App
Android 6.0, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, 8.0 or later, 9.0 or later, 10
iOS 11, iOS 11.4, iOS 12.4
A device with Bluetooth® 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
Updating to Version 2.8
Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.
Make sure your camera's firmware is updated to the current version.
Z 9, Z 7II, Z 7, Z 6II, Z 6, Z 5, Z fc, Z 50, Z 30
D6, D850, D780, D500, D7500, D5600, D3500, D3400
COOLPIX W150, A1000, A900, A300, B700, B600, B500, P950, P1000, W100, W300
As of Version 2.9, Android users of SnapBridge will also have compatibility with these cameras: D750, D7200, D7100, D5500, D5300, D3300, Df, J5, P900, AW130, S7000 and S3700.
Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5S and later, iPad® 5th Generation and later, iPhone X or later).
There is no guarantee this app will run on all devices.
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