Adding to the Z family of the Z50, Z6 and Z7, Nikon last week brought the more affordable Z5 to the UAE. The comes in at just under Dh8000 and is currently on pre-order in the UAE.
“Whether you’re a creator that’s just starting out or seeking an upgrade to pursue your creative vision, this full-frame format mirrorless camera is the perfect companion for self-expression. The Nikon Z 5 features outstanding expressive imaging performance and reliability without any compromise and at an accessible price point,” said Narendra Menon, Managing Director, Nikon Middle East FZE.
Horie Masahiro, Marketing and Planning Director at Nikon Corporation, comments, “The Nikon Z 5 is perfectly attuned to modern content creators’ desire for a compact, capable and connected camera. We all eagerly await the wealth of brand-new stories to be told using this new piece of technology especially from this region which continues to produce some of the most creative talents and disruptors the world has seen.”
Nikon Z5 – Features
Unlike the Z50, the Z5 comes with a full-frame 24.3 megapixel sensor. It also has a 273-point hybrid autofocus (AF) system, 5-axis in-camera Vibration Reduction (VR) of up to 5.0 stops and the Expeed 6 processor.
On the body is also the 3.69 million-dot OLED viewfinder and the tilting (not articulating) 3.2-inch touchscreen. Unlike its elder siblings, the Z5 uses two UHS-II SD card slots which is good news for users who wouldn’t want to have the added expense of expensive storage with a new camera. The Z5 weights 675g and comes with dust-and-drip resistance.
The camera shoots 4K but does so with a hefty 1.7x crop. Adding this with the non-articulating display the Z5 might not be the best pick for people looking to shoot themselves.
The Nikon Z 5 comes in a compact kit, with the new NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, and is also available with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR respectively – all designed to help creators expand their creativity. The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, in particular, is a portable and lightweight kit lens that is great for first-time full-frame users.
The Nikon Z5 is aimed at content creators, photographers and videographers who might want to go full-frame for the first time. What would you like to know about the Nikon Z5? Let us know in the comment below.
 Photo mode, FX image area, single-point AF.
 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards (using the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S at the maximum telephoto position).