Z 5

  • Z 5: front
  • Z 5: back
  • Full frame
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100-51200
  • EXPEED 6
  • Eye-Detection AF
  • Animal-Detection AF
  • 5.0-stop in-camera VR
  • Silent mode
  • Quad-VGA EVF
  • 3.2-in. tilting monitor
  • USB power delivery
  • 4K UHD/30p
  • SnapBridge
  • Weather sealing


  • Nikon FX-format CMOS image sensor featuring 24.3 effective megapixels and ISO 100-51200.
  • 273-point*1 AF system offering accurate focus across 90% of the frame both horizontally and vertically while allowing touch AF during live view.
  • Eye-Detection AF*2 and Animal-Detection AF*3 that automatically detects and tracks the eyes of both human subjects and pets, realizing impressive portraits.
  • Powerful in-camera VR that achieves an effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 5.0 stops*4 faster, compensating vibration in five directions.
  • 20 Creative Picture Controls with customizable effect level adjustments, all of which can be previewed in real time and applied to both photos and videos.
  • 3690k-dot Quad VGA EVF with the combination of an ultra-high resolution OLED and Nikon's specially designed optics, providing a clear and comfortable view.
  • Large and beautiful tilting touch screen monitor for intuitive operation.
  • The new USB power delivery option supplies power from a portable charger*5 while shooting to ensure continuous recording of video or time-lapse movies without worries.
  • 4K UHD video*6 delivering beautiful and sharp footage while letting you touch to focus on the camera monitor for smooth transition between subjects.
  • *1In photo mode, FX-format with single-point AF.
  • *2Available in photo mode when using auto-area AF.
  • *3When using auto-area AF. During movie recording, the camera will recognize animals' faces.
  • *4Based on CIPA Standards. This value is achieved when the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S is attached, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
  • *5Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45W is recommended.
  • *6When using this mode, the frame is cropped approx. x1.7.



Type of camera

Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens mount

Nikon Z mount


Compatible lenses

  • Z mount NIKKOR lenses

  • F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter required; restrictions may apply

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

24.3 million

Image sensor


35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)

Total pixels

24.93 million


File format

  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed or compressed)

  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control system

Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls


SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards, double card slots



1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls

Frame coverage

Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical


Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)


Monitor type

8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1040k-dot tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls


Shutter type

Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter

Shutter speed

1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, Bulb; Time; X200


Release modes

S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), self-timer

Approximate frame advance rate

  • CL: Approx. 1 to 4 fps

  • CH: 4.5 fps


Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

  • Matrix

  • Center-weighted

  • Spot

  • Highlight-weighted

(ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20°C/68°F)

-3 to 17 EV

ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off



Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection range
(In photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20°C/68°F)

-3 to +19 EV; -2 to +19 EV without low-light AF

Focus points
(In photo mode, single-point AF, FX format)

273 focus points

AF-area modes

Pinpoint AF (available in photo mode only), single-point AF and dynamic-area AF (available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF


On-board VR

5-axis image sensor shift

Lens VR

Lens shift (available with VR lenses)


Flash control

TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering

Flash modes

Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control

White balance

White balance

Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature


Bracketing types

Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL


Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate

  • 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p

  • 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p

File format


Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format, AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format)

Audio recording device

Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) available with selectable upper limit

  • P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) with selectable upper limit

  • Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600)

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from extra high, high, normal, low or off

Other options

Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes



Type-C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output

Type C HDMI connector

Accessory terminal

Built-in (can be used with accessories such as the MC-DC2 remote cord)

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)






Power source


One EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL 15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used; note, however, that fewer pictures may sometimes be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c

Battery pack

MB-N10 Battery Pack (available seperately); takes two EN-EL15c batteries (EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c); note, however, that the number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge (i.e. battery endurance) will drop compared to the EN-EL15c

Charging AC adapter

EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (available separately)

AC adapter

EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)


(W x H x D)

Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm/5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.


Approx. 675 g/1 lb. 7.9 oz. with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 590 g/1 lb. 4.9 oz. (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating environment

Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F); Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, DK-29 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC19 Strap, BF-N1 Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover

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