Nikon unveils the Z5, a more affordable full-frame mirrorless for ~RM5949
Guess it's the season for full-frame mirrorless cameras. In this month alone, it was confirmed that Sony would launch its new a7s III soon while Canon has already unveiled the EOS R5 and R6 cameras. Now, Nikon announced its new Z5 full-frame mirrorless camera for USD 1399.95 (body only) or about RM5949.
The Nikon Z5 comes with a 24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor, capable of delivering detailed images and 4K videos. It also has five-axis in-camera Vibration Reduction, an ISO of 100 to 51200, and a burst rate of 4.5 FPS (AF and autoexposure enabled). For video recording, it supports 4K at 30FPS but uses a 1.7x crop instead of the entire sensor. To get the full-frame, you'll have to switch to 1080p instead, though you do get to capture at 60FPS in that case. For storage, you get two UHS-II slots for SD cards.
Besides the camera, Nikon also announced a new Z-mount lens. The 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens is now the smallest in Nikon's Z-mount series and it's priced at USD 399.95 (~RM1700). You can get the new Z5 camera bundled with this lens though, which saves you about USD 100 (~RM425). Do note that the price in Malaysia is likely to be different.
If you're looking to get a full-frame mirrorless camera that has a more reasonable price tag, the Nikon Z5 may be a good option to consider. But what are your thoughts on this camera? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to TechNave.com for more updates on this.