The Nikon Z 5 Is the Best Value Full Frame Mirrorless Camera, Especially With This Discount

The Nikon Z 5 Is the Best Value Full Frame Mirrorless Camera, Especially With This Discount

With holiday deals bringing the price back down to less than a grand, the Nikon Z 5 is arguably the best value full frame mirrorless camera on the market right now.

Launched in July last year for $1,399, the Z 5 doesn’t lack much in comparison to its more expensive sibling, the Z 6 and with the seasonal discount, it’s available from B&H Photo for us $996.95 — a saving of more than $400.

The other contender for this title is the Canon EOS RP, an entry-level full frame mirrorless camera that’s only $899. The RP is a shade smaller, notably lighter, and offers slightly more megapixels. However, for an extra hundred dollars, the Z 5 brings some major advantages. Firstly, this is a weather-sealed body meaning that it will stand up to shooting in challenging conditions — a source of pride for Nikon. Secondly, there are two card slots meaning that you have a layer of redundancy when photographing and filming, saving your data in the event of a card failure — or, in my case, acting as a means of actually being able to shoot on those days when I head out to grab some photos without first remembering to put my SD card back in the camera. Thirdly, there’s in-body stabilization, giving you smoother handheld footage and allowing slower shutter speeds when photographing without a tripod.

When you also factor in the higher resolution EVF, the Z 5 is almost certainly the better option over the RP. As a pricey entry-level camera or as a back-up to your other Nikon mirrorless, the Z 5 is an excellent choice and at this price, now’s a good time to buy.

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Andy Day is a British photographer and writer living in France. He began photographing parkour in 2003 and has been doing weird things in the city and elsewhere ever since. He's addicted to climbing and owns a fairly useless dog. He has an MA in Sociology & Photography which often makes him ponder what all of this really means.

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full-frame + ibis for a thousand bucks

there's nothing that even comes close

No kidding! Talk about the perfect travel camera.