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Affordable Full Frame Mirrorless: A Review of the Nikon Z 5

The Nikon Z 5 is the company's affordable full frame mirrorless camera, and despite its price, it comes with a variety of features for both photographers and videographers that make it a good option for a variety of different applications. This great video reviews the Z 5 and compares it to the Z 6. 

Coming to you from DP Review, this excellent video review takes a look at the Nikon Z 5. At $1,396, the Z 5 is quite affordable as far as full frame mirrorless cameras go, and depending on your needs, it could be a great option that does not break the bank. Its features include:

  • 24.3-megapixel sensor
  • Native ISO range of 100-51,200
  • 4K video at 30 fps
  • Continuous burst rate of 4.5 fps
  • 273 AF points
  • Magnesium alloy body with weather-sealing and dust-sealing
  • 3.6-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3.2-inch 1.04-million-dot tilting rear LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration Reduction with up to five stops of compensation
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots

Altogether, the Z 5 looks to be a decent all-around camera for photographers and videographers alike that offers an affordable path into the Z mount with a full frame sensor. Check out the video above for the full rundown and comparison to the Z 6. 

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2 Comments

Jonathan Smith's picture

I bought this camera last week based on Dpreview, and Taylor Jackson's Review. I used it over the weekend at a wedding and found that it can not Autofocus in a Low Light reception. I had over 90% miss even while taking simple table shots. I've talked to other photographers who bought this and he experienced the same issues. I find it very frustrating when I was hitting over 99% of focus in daylight.

Spy Black's picture

Return it if you just bought it.