Z 5

Welcome to the beauty of full-frame photography. The Nikon Z 5 mirrorless camera is tough, light, beautifully easy to handle, and compatible with a universe of compact full-frame lenses. Achieve thrilling new levels of image quality, whether you’re creating stills or movies.

Z 5
Type
Mirrorless
Lens mount
Nikon Z mount
Image sensor
FX, CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Total pixels
24.93 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Effective pixels
24.3 million
Image size (pixels)
[FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: (L)6016 x 4016 (24.2 million), (M)4512 x 3008 (13.6 million), (S)3008 x 2008 (6.0 million); [DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: (L)3936 x 2624 (10.3 million), (M)2944 x 1968 (5.8 million), (S)1968 x 1312 (2.6 million); [1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: (L)4016 x 4016 (16.1 million), (M)3008 x 3008 (9.0 million), (S)2000 x 2000 (4.0 million); [16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: (L)6016 x 3384 (20.4 million), (M)4512 x 2536 (11.4 million), (S)3008 x 1688 (5.1 million); Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160; Photographs taken while filming movies at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080
Storage file formats
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
Picture Control System
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, 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
Storage media
SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
File system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
Viewfinder
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-¹)
Eyepoint
21 mm (-1.0 m-¹; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-4 to +2 m-¹
Eye sensor
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Compatible lenses
Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Shutter type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter speed
1/8000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV), bulb, time, X200
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; auto FP high-speed sync supported
Release mode
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Self-timer
Frame advance rate
Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps; Continuous H: Approx. 4.5 fps (Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.)
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Exposure metering
TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering method
Matrix metering Center-weighted metering: weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering
Metering range
-3 to +17 EV (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Mode
Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual U1, U2 and U3: user settings modes
Exposure compensation
–5 to +5EV, in increments of 1/3 or 1/2EV, available in modes P, S, A, and M
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 to 51200, in steps of 1/3 or 1/2EV, 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, or 1 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Multiple exposure
Add, average, lighten, darken
Other options
HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
Autofocus
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range
-3 to +19 EV,³ Without low-light AF: -2 – +19 EV
Lens servo
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 points
273 (Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and FX selected for image area)
AF-area mode
Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, and dynamic-area AF (available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Camera VR
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens VR
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
Flash control
TTL: 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 modes
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in steps 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
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control
White balance
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature
Bracketing types
Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using camera image sensor
Movie - metering method
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p; 1920 x 1080: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
Movie - file format
MOV, MP4
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Linear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format), AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format)
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) available with selectable upper limit P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) with selectable upper limit; Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600)
Movie - Active D-Lighting
Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Movie - Other options
Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes
Monitor
8-cm (3.2–in.) diagonal; Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls; Approx.1040k-dot
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating
USB
Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output
Type C HDMI connector
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Accessory terminal(s)
Built-in (can be used with MC-DC2 remote cords and other optional accessories)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power
0.7 dBm
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth standards
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2, Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth: –4.8 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: –6.3 dBm; Approximately 10 m (32 ft)⁶
Battery
One EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery⁷
Battery pack
MB-N10 battery pack (available separately); takes two EN-EL15c⁸ batteries
AC adapter
EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately); EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter, requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.)
Weight
Approx. 675 g (1 lb. 7.9 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 590 g/1 lb. 4.9 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
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