Nikon unveils the new entry-level Z5 mirrorless camera

Nikon Z5 unveiled specs price Nepal availability

Nikon has now expanded its Z-series of full-frame mirrorless cameras with the Z5. Check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Nikon Z5 in Nepal.

Nikon Z5 Overview

Design

Nikon Z5 is the latest budget offering from the company and it fits right below the Z6 and Z7. Talking about the design, the Z5 looks strikingly similar to Z6. However, it lacks a secondary display. Also, the body of the Z5 is primarily made up of polycarbonate material.

Nikon Z5 back design EVF LCD tilting screen

Though it doesn’t come with a full magnesium alloy body, the body is still weather-sealed against moisture and other environmental factors.

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Features

It features a 24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor. It lacks the backside illumination technology that is on the Z6. The processor used here is Expeed 6. It comes with a hybrid autofocus system with a total of 273 focus points. Z5’s Eye-Detection AF works with both humans and animals. The shooting speed has been significantly reduced as the Z5 maxes at 4.5 frames per second. To compare, the Z6 can shoot at 12fps per second.

You can shoot 4K videos at 30fps with the new Nikon Z5 but you will have to deal with the 1.7x crop factor. If you wish to make use of the full sensor, you can shoot 1080p video which maxes at 60fps. It also lacks other features like 120 fps slow-mo, ProRes, and N-Log. The camera has 5-axis VR Image Stabilization for Z-mount lenses. It will still support 3-axis stabilization if you use compatible F-Mount lenses without the built-in VR.Nikon Z5 continuous power supply Unlike its older siblings, the Nikon Z5 comes with dual UHS-II SD card slots. Nikon says users can use both simultaneously for overflow storage, automatic backup, or to separate file types. The OLD EVF features 3.69 million dots. The Z5 also features a 3.2-inch LCD tilting touchscreen (1040K dots). Unfortunately, the display is not an articulating one.

Because of the support for USB-C Power Delivery, users can now charge their Nikon Z5 while still being able to use it. Users can also connect the camera to the computer using the port and use it as a webcam. Nikon will be bringing this new feature to other cameras as well with the release of the Webcam Utility software. The software will be launched next month and will be compatible with Windows 10.

Nikon Z5 Price in Nepal and Availability

Nikon Z5 is now available for pre-order in the US and will ship starting from August. The price of the Nikon Z5 is $1,399.95 (body-only). It is also available alongside a 24-50mm and 24-200mm lens. We expect the price of Nikon Z5 in Nepal to be around NPR 1,85,000 (body-only).

Mirrorless Camera Model Price Availability
Nikon Z5 (body-only) $1,399.95 August
Nikon Z5 + 24-50mm f/4-6.3 kit lens $1,699.95 August
Nikon Z5 + 24-200mm f/4-6.3 kit lens $2,199.95 August
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