Two years ago Nikon released its first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7, and today they are expanding the lineup with another camera. The new Z5 is the most affordable of the bunch and one of the cheapest full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market as well.
Nikon Z5 comes with a 24MP full-frame sensor and many features that make it stand out from other budget full-frame cameras, including 5-axis in-body image stabilization, a 3.69 million-dot OLED EVF and 3.2-inch touchscreen to name a few.
The new camera is even better than Z6 and Z7 in some ways as it doesn’t have just one memory card slot that supports uncommon XQD memory cards but instead comes with dual UHS-II card slots. Of course, there are some downsides to the Z5 as well. Although it shoots 4K video, it does so with a 1.7x crop, which will possibly deter some customers.
Alongside the Z5, Nikon is also announcing a new Z-mount lens, an incredibly compact 24-50mm f/4-6.3 zoom. Nikon Z5 will start shipping in August with a retail price of $1,399.95 for the body-only, $1,699.95 when paired with the new 24-50mm f/4-6.4 lens. There’s also a $2,199.95 option with the 24-200mm f/4-6.3 lens.