Nikon Z5 Finally Announced. Good Idea for Dental Photography?
Nikon Z5: Specs and Price
After presenting its first full-frame mirrorless cameras, Z6 and Z7, Nikon is announcing their cheaper sibling: the Z5.
It is quite similar to the Z6, but also has some differences. There’s no status screen, there’s more plastic used in the build, and the sensor isn’t backside-illuminated. But elements like the 3.69 million-dot OLED viewfinder, the 3.2-inch touchscreen, the Expeed 6 processor, and in-body image stabilization are all present.
The Z5 also has one new feature which will help all of us: dual SD (UHS-II) card slots. You can either record to both to have one of the cards serve as a backup (in case the other fails), have RAW and JPEG captured separately to the two cards, or have double capacity by having one card serve as overflow. Finally!
Nikon says the Z5 will be available in August for $1,399.95 body-only, which makes it $600 cheaper than the Z6. There’s a $1,699.95 kit with the new 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens and a $2,199.95 option with the 24-200mm f/4-6.3 lens.
Z5 in Dental Photography
We can’t resist the impression that the Z5 is aimed more at stills photographers, who will mainly use the EVF to frame shots. While it is not suited for vlogging, it seems perfect for shooting pro portraits! We must also value the eye AF not only for animals (we don’t shoot them too often), but also for human.
Will this price be true? And will the Z5 features be appropriate for our work?
We will find out in August, and you can be sure we will inform you up do date.
Body type: SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution: 6016 x 4016
Effective pixels: 24 megapixels
Sensor size: Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type: CMOS
ISO: Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-102400)
Focal length mult.: 1 x
Articulated LCD: Tilting
Screen size: 3.2″
Screen dots: 1,040,00
Max shutter speed: 1/8000 sec
Format: MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types: Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible)
USB: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5GBit/sec)
Weight (incl. batteries): 675 g (1.49 lb/23.81 oz)
Dimensions: 134 x 101 x 70 mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.76″)
official sample images