The full picture.
Harness the entire view of expansive full frame lenses, and capture over 50% more image area than crop-sensor cameras. Z 5’s 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 Nikon’s fast, comprehensive EXPEED 6 image processing system. It’s the secret behind the camera’s sensational photo and video quality, autofocus performance, low-light capabilities, distortion control, image clarity, color reproduction and more.
The stability you crave.
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 stabilization—up 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.
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 shot’s brightness.
Right. In any light.
Creativity doesn’t 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 can’t miss moments—like weddings, speeches or performances—turn on Silent Mode and capture photo after photo without drawing any attention. This is also great for photographing pets and wildlife.
The eyes say it all.
Great portraits put focus on the eyes. Z 5’s powerful Eye-Detection Autofocus quickly finds your subject’s eyes—humans, cats and dogs alike—and puts them in sharp focus. It even follows them as they move behind objects in the frame.
Z 5’s sensor is practically covered in focus points—273 of them, to be precise. That means wherever your subject is within the frame, there’s almost certainly a focus point locked on them.
Flash of genius.
Z 5 is compatible with Nikon’s 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 5’s 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 look—exposure, ISO, white balance and Picture Controls are all visible in realtime.
Works with Z-Mount lenses.
Built around Nikon’s 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.
Works with F-Mount lenses.
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.
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 field—great for shooting jewelry, products, landscapes and still subjects.
A bridge to the world.
If you shoot and share (who doesn’t?), you’ll love the convenience of Nikon’s 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.
Easy pairing. Easy sharing.
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 can’t 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 app-friendly 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 more—just like you would with your phone pictures.
Go wireless. 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.
Your entry to video.
Z 5 records beautiful videos. Shoot 4K Ultra HD footage using all the advantages of mirrorless technology and the Z system’s 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
Timelapse made easy.
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.
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 Nikon’s professional cameras. It strikes an optimal balance of durability and lightness.
Tilt. Touch. Swipe. Pinch.
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 camera’s battery. It’s 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).
Type: Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens Mount: Nikon Z mount
Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 24.3 million
Sensor Size: 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Sensor Format: FX
Image Sensor Type: CMOS
Total Pixels: 24.93 million
Dust-Reduction System: Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning
Image Area (pixels): FX-format: (L) 6,016 x 4,016, (M) 4,512 x 3,008, (S) 3,008 x 2,008; DX-format: (L) 3,936 x 2,624, (M) 2,944 x 1,968, (S) 1,968 x 1,312; 1:1 (24 x 24), (L) 4,016 x 4,016, (M) 3,008 x 3,008, (S) 2,000 x 2,000; 16:9 (36 x 20), (L) 6,016 x 3,384, (M) 4,512 x 2,536, (S) 3,008 x 1,688; Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160: 3,840 x 2,160; Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080: 1,920 x 1,080
File Format Still Images: 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
Storage Media: SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File System: DCF 2.0; Exif 2.31
Viewfinder: 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls
Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 100% horizontal; 100% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint: 21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: -4 to +2 m−1
Eye Sensor: Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200
Flash Sync Speed: Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Exposure Metering System: TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering Range: Matrix or center-weighted metering: -3 to +17 EV
Exposure Compensation: -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Exposure Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value
Picture Control: Auto, Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Vivid, 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
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; 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, 1 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting: Can be selected from: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off
Active D-Lighting Bracketing: Yes
Autofocus System: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection Range: -3 to +19 EV (without low-light AF: -2 to +19 EV); Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0
Lens Servo: Autofocus (AF): 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 Point: 273 (single-point AF); 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; Single-Point; Dynamic-area AF; Wide-area AF (S); Wide-area AF (L); Auto-area AF; Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector
Vibration Reduction: 5-axis image sensor shift, 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 Sync Modes: Front-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync, Off
Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments 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 (CLS): 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); Choose color temperature (2,500 K–10,000 K); Cloudy; Direct sunlight; Flash; Fluorescent (7 types); Incandescent; Natural light auto; Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning; Shade
White Balance Bracketing: Yes
Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum Recording Time: 29 minutes 59 seconds
Movie File Format: MOV, MP4
Movie Audio Recording Format: Linear PCM, AAC
Movie: 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps; 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 25 fps; 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 24 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps; Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160 when quality is fixed at high
Movie Audio: Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
Movie ISO: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600); M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) available with selectable upper limit; P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) with selectable upper limit
Movie Active D-Lighting: Can be selected from: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off
Time Code: Yes, Drop frame
Movie e-VR: Yes
Movie HDMI Output: Yes; Start/Stop supported
Movie Focus Peaking: Yes
Movie Highlight Display (Zebras): Yes
Time-Lapse Movie: Up to 4K UHD; Silent mode option
AF for Movie: AF Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor Size: 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution: 1,040,000 dots
Monitor Type: Tilting TFT, Touch-Sensitive LCD
Playback Functions: Auto Image Rotation, Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar), Highlights, Histogram Display, Location Data Display, Movie Playback, Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows, Photo Information, Picture Rating, Playback with Playback Zoom, Playback Zoom Cropping
Wi-Fi Functionality: Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac; 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico); 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas); Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 7.4 dBm 5 GHz band: 12.2 dBm; Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Smart Device App Connectivity: SnapBridge
Bluetooth: Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification; Version 4.2; Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz; Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz; Approximately 10 m (32 ft.) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
GPS: Via the SnapBridge app
Supported Languages: English; French; Portuguese (Brazil); Spanish; The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.
Battery / Batteries: One EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery
EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15c/EN-EL15b batteries only.
Battery Life (shots per charge): [Viewfinder only]: Approx. 390 shots
[Monitor only]: Approx. 470 shots; Movies: [Viewfinder only]: Approx. 115 min. of movie recording; [Monitor only]: Approx. 120 min. of movie recording
AC Adapter: EH-7P Charging AC Adapter; EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, available separately)
Battery Charger: MH-25A Battery Charger
Tripod Socket: 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 5.3 in. (134 mm) x 4.0 in. (100.5 mm) x 2.8 in. (69.5 mm)
Approx. Weight: 20.9 oz. (590 g); camera body only
Operating Environment: Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C); Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)