Wherever inspiration strikes – the world is your playground
Make the world your creative playground. Show off your creativity with the Z 5’s outstanding expressive performance and reliability. This is the camera made for you – the everyday creator, thrill-seeker, or even the first-time full-frame camera user. The camera that enables you to express yourself through creative stills and videos of remarkable quality, and accommodates your every need. When you want to show off your work to the world, its agile system and operability means that your friends and followers can experience your creative prowess along with you. Equipped with the impressive optical performance of the Z mount system, this mirrorless camera is designed to allow you to capture every shot along the way.
Dive boldly into every photographic opportunity with the Z 5 right by your side and capture stories that will stand out from the rest. Weave through streets filled with diverse characters and tell their stories in the utmost clarity. Thanks to the Z 5’s high-sensitivity image processing, you’ll be able to enjoy the flexibility of shooting in low-light situations and capture the subtleties while effectively rendering all the textures and details. Its maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 51200 is made possible by a combination of Nikon’s full-frame sensor and EXPEED 6 image-processing engine, realising high resolution and low noise even at higher ISO levels.
So, feel inspired to express your stories wherever you go. The Z 5 has a 273-focus point hybrid autofocus (AF) system designed to capture great shots even at the periphery. When you’ve got a camera that covers a wide area of up to approx. 90% horizontally and vertically in the frame, you won’t have to worry about missing the main event. Be present in every moment with the help of its fast and accurate focal-plane phase-detection AF, which allows you to focus on living your life without having to pause and adjust the settings.
The Z 5’s Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF enables you to select which eye to focus on even during scenes with multiple eyes through viewfinder photography. Revel in the fact that this autofocus feature also extends into movies, with the ability of detecting animal faces even during movie recording, ensuring sharp focus on all moments in the wild or indoors with your pets
Expand your full potential
Find every one of these incredible features loaded in this powerful camera and amplify its functions with its kit lenses. All the kit lenses deliver superior optical performance and cover a highly versatile focal length range. For a compact, lightweight and affordable standard zoom lens option, the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is ideal for creators passionate about creating and expressing themselves freely without limitations. Elevate your craft and upgrade to a S-Line standard zoom lens with high image quality through the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S. Its versatility allows you to be out and about all day, while its lightweight size makes it easy to put into your bag when you’re on the move. Alternatively, all your needs can be met with just a single high-power zoom lens. Cover a wide variety of scenes – wide-angle, telephoto, and everything in between – with the impressive NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and never worry about having to switch between lenses while in the field.
Focus on creating
When life gives you beautiful candid moments and memories to last a lifetime, the Z 5 will encapsulate every mood and atmosphere just as you experience them.
For the content creators on the go, convey the emotions of every scene by applying fine-tuned presets with Creative Picture Controls. With more than 20 available presets built into your camera, you’ll find all the settings you’ll need to enhance each and every mood. This can be applied to both stills and movies, giving you the flexibility to edit on the go, all within your camera. Expand your image-making options and make every preset uniquely yours with the customisable settings.
Aided by the Z 5, you will have all the tools you need to push your creative limits and do more than merely capturing a scene — you’ll be able to create on the spot. With smooth and steady filming available for any creative project, achieved by the image sensor shift 5-axis in-camera Vibration Reduction (VR) that provides an effect of 5.0 stops, you’ll never again have to worry about footage not being usable during post-processing.
A myriad of effects can be added to your creative arsenal, affording you the flexibility to capture every scene just the way you want it. Its high-definition videos, and simultaneous generation of time-lapse movies during interval-timer photography, paves the way for outstanding movie performance.
Some of the most beautiful moments in life are captured in its most natural form, without disruption. The Z 5 is silent when discretion counts, making it perfect for candid photography and enabling you to stay unnoticed thanks to the control ring of NIKKOR Z lenses, which has a quiet and smooth operation with reduced focus breathing.
Enabling you to enjoy effortless control over your photography experiences, the Z 5’s superior operability makes it easy to expand your creative repertoire. With a high portability and compact design of approximately 870g with the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 kit lens, this is the grab and go camera you need to slip into a day pack or a purse for any adventure no matter how big or small.
Master the equipment at your fingertips with the help of its intuitive operability. Its touch-operable, tilting and approximately 1040k-dot and 3.2-inch monitor means you’ll be able to access the menu easily and quickly select which setting you need, allowing you to view your captures with ease. This level of convenience is further reinforced by the option to use a remote control through SnapBridge, giving you more flexibility in the field.
With more storage provided by double slots compatible with UHS-II SD cards, you can achieve a more effective and faster image recording without worrying about running out of space when you most need it. Don’t forget to share your favourite creations on your social media platforms, by using SnapBridge version 2.6 to instantly transfer photos and videos to your smart device — all in real-time.
Whether you’re a creator seeking out a spontaneous urban expedition in the city, or one who is looking out for the next big nature adventure, the Z 5 supports you wherever you are. Always good to go, the camera has superior dust and drip-resistance and a highly durable and rugged body thanks to the employment of robust and lightweight magnesium alloy in the body’s front and top cover.
Beyond just the sturdy exterior, the Z 5 comes with a new battery with USB charging capabilities that is perfect for long hours of shooting. In addition to the conventional USB charging, powering via a USB cable is supported even when the camera is turned on either when using the EH-7P AC Adapter, recommended mobile battery or the UC-E25 USB cable to a computer. Plus, its high definition electronic viewfinder with a 0.8x magnification ratio realises natural viewing, so you can concentrate fully on shooting, allowing you to go with the flow in every situation.
 Sensitivity can be expanded down to the equivalent of ISO 50 and up to the equivalent of ISO 102400 with still photography.
 Photo mode, FX image area, single-point AF.
 Human and animal faces are detected with movie recording.
 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards (using the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S at the maximum telephoto position).
 Shifting of angle of view caused when changing the focus position.
 The iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, and Android™ devices running the SnapBridge app can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. See Nikon's website for further information.
 Possible only when the EN-EL15 battery series is employed. Please use a USB cable with a type C connector that is included with the mobile battery. The only batteries that can be charged from portable chargers are the EN-EL15c and EN-EL15b.