Budget Full Frame Mirrorless: A Review of the Nikon Z 5 Camera

Many newer mirrorless cameras are on the more expensive side, but we have also seen a few budget models that offer affordable entry points into the world of full frame mirrorless. This excellent video review takes a look at one such option, the Nikon Z 5.

Coming to you from gabpolitely, this great video review takes a look at the Nikon Z 5. The Z 5 is quite affordable for a full frame mirrorless camera at $1,396, but it still comes with a variety of useful features that make it a great backup body or budget main camera, including:

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

No doubt, the Z 5 looks like an awesome entry point into the Nikon mirrorless system or a reliable second body at a very affordable price, particularly for a full frame camera and when paired with Nikon's relatively affordable f/1.8 lenses. Check out the video above for the full rundown on the camera. 

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2 Comments
Hans J. Nielsen's picture

I like the frase [Nikon's relatively affordable f/1.8 lenses]. Two years ago when they was introduced, people complained about how expensive they were.
Now they are [relatively affordable ].
How times change the perseption of thing.

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Jason Savelsberg's picture

The reason why they are considered relatively affordable today is because prices have increased substantially across the industry for new, high quality mirrorless lenses. Yes, one can get some good older F mount glass for cheap, but those lenses don't even compare in quality to the new ones.