Nikon has officially announced the latest entry to its Z-series cameras with the brand new entry-level Nikon Z5. Prior to its unveiling, the camera had its share of leaks last month which detailed several of its specifications.
It turns out that most of the leaked specifications are indeed accurate. The new Z5 is a full-frame mirrorless camera that features a 24MP FX-Format sensor, paired with an Expeed 6 image processor. On top of that, it also has an ISO range of up to 51,200 (expandable up to 102,400) and shutter speeds up to 1/8000.
The camera features an in-body image stabiliser (IBIS) that is capable of reducing shakes by up to five stops. It also boasts a total of 273 on-sensor AF points, as well as featuring Eye-Detection capabilities to quickly track subjects throughout the frame.
Video-wise, the Z5 could capture 4K footage at 30p but is affected by a 1.7x crop. On the other hand, 1080/60p recordings will use the full width of the sensor. Also included as part of its features is the new Time-Lapse Movie mode, which uses images from the interval timer to create a time-lapse recording.
The new Nikon camera features a polycarbonate rear and base plates alongside its magnesium alloy shell. Like its other Z-series siblings, the Z5 is also weather-sealed to resist dust and water. On its back is a large OLED viewfinder with 3.69 million dots, and also a tilting 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen. In terms of connectivity, the device offers ports for USB-C and micro HDMI, microphone and headphone sockets, built-in WiFi, and two UHS-II SD Card slots.
Powering the camera is a new EN-EL15C battery which offers 470 shots per charge via the LCD and 390 shots with the viewfinder, according to Nikon. The Z5 is also backwards compatible with other EN-EL15 batteries if required, and supports USB Power Delivery for charging.
The Nikon Z5 will be shipped out in August 2020, and is priced at USD1,400 (~RM5,966) for body only. Other than that, it is also available together with either a 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens or a 24-200mm f/4-6.3 lens at USD1,700 (~RM7,244) and USD2,200 (~RM9,375) respectively. Nikon Malaysia has yet to confirm a local release for the Z5.
(Source: Nikon Malaysia)