Nikon Z5 offers full-frame mirrorless photography for $1399

Nikon has launched a new mirrorless camera called the Nikon Z5, an entry-level full-frame camera that aims to deliver the high image quality of its stable Nikon Z7 and Z6 companions, but at an affordable price.

Appearing in the same month as the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 launches, the Nikon Z5 is touted as a way for its users to get into full-frame photography using a mirrorless camera, but without the expense. important. Housing an FX-format sensor, the Z5 offers a resolution of 24.3 megapixels, with a maximum resolution for images of 6,016 by 4,016 pixels.

As a budget-conscious offering, the Z5 compromises, but still offers a lot of potential. Its use of the EXPEED 6 image processing engine allows it to have a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 51200, as well as a hybrid autofocus system with 273 focus points covering 90% of the horizontal image area and vertical, eye-sensing autofocus and animals. – autofocus detection.

The camera’s built-in vibration reduction system is said to provide camera shake compensation equivalent to a 5.0 stop increase in shutter speed. A dedicated electronic VR function is also available for movie recordings, helping to reduce shaking for anyone who decides to film or vlog from the device.

For videographers, the camera can capture 4K video at 30 frames per second, albeit with 1.7x crop, but it uses a 3.69 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a tilting 3 touchscreen, 2 inches. While its new battery is capable of taking up to 470 photos on a single charge, the camera is also capable of supporting USB power when turned on, allowing it to be powered externally. for longer recording times.

An unexpected inclusion in the camera is the dual memory card slot supporting UHS-II SD cards, a first for Nikon’s line of mirrorless cameras. Other features include a silent photography mode, shift-focus shooting for focus stacking images, active D-Lighting, and focus-on-focus shooting. ‘4K video recording, and a quick access settings menu.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity is available, allowing it to connect to the SnapBridge app for photo and video transfers to an iPhone or iPad.

The Nikon Z5 is priced at $ 1,399 for the body alone, or ships with a 24-50mm F4-6.3 lens kit for $ 1,699, and will start shipping in August. It is now available for pre-order on Adorama and B&H Photo.

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