The new camera, which features low-light shooting capability and fast-focussing reaction and portability, is now available for pre-order across the Middle East
Nikon Middle East launched the new Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera in the region during an online event which took place last month. The latest addition to the brand’s mirrorless range, the Nikon Z5 has been designed with creators and promises a whole range of possibilities.
The camera features low-light shooting capability and flexibility in bokeh expression, fast-focussing reaction and portability, and an easy-to-handle body. The Nikon Z5 promises to capture stills and videos in lowlight scenes and render details sharply. Even with handheld shooting, camera shake is claimed to be accurately detected and compensated for to provide optimal effect with the five-axis in-camera Vibration Reduction (VR) of up to 5.0 stops.
Two VR mode options are available to meet shooting needs: Normal mode for still subjects and Sport mode for moving subjects. Additionally, the VR unit is designed with a lock structure feature to prevent the image sensor from being damaged as a result of shaking.
Featuring a 273-point hybrid autofocus (AF) system that automatically changes between focal-plane phase-detection AF, fast and accurate focussing on subjects is made possible. The automated focussing aims to help keep shots in clarity, and a manual selection of the eye to focus is also available.
When it comes to portrait or candid captures, or even model subjects, the Eye-Detection AF looks to make things convenient, even in continuous tracking. AF-C mode and confirmation of detection are available both on the electronic viewfinder and the touch screen monitor, which features approximately 1040 dot resolution.
The Nikon Z5, with its ISO of 512004, effectively reduces noise and realises high resolution for high-sensitivity image quality, especially in crowds at night festival scenes where handheld shooting is required.
For lighting adjustments, when, at times, shadows, the Active D-Lighting feature helps to optimise scenes for a natural-looking setting, while the focus-peaking mode assists to identify the elements of a scene that are in focus.
The Nikon Z5 aims to be an easy-to-handle camera as it features intuitive operation via a touch screen, and its customisable ‘i-Menu’ provides shortcuts to frequently used settings in one interface. The camera is versatile and can store creations more effectively with its double SD memory card slots.
The Nikon Z5 has 20 different types of Creative Picture Control, which work like app filters and apply to both stills and movies. Users can upload their photos on social media with #NikonSnapBridge and quick transfer from camera to a mobile device, for fast edits from a third-party software of choice. The SnapBridge app looks to simplify the process of transferring high-quality shots from your camera to a smart device.
The Nikon Z5 weighs approximately 675g. It features dust-and-drip resistance, and supports long hours, due to its battery’s new increased capacity. The Nikon Z 5 comes in a compact kit, with the new NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, and is also available with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR respectively.
“Whether you’re a creator that’s just starting out or seeking an upgrade to pursue your creative vision, this full-frame format mirrorless camera is the perfect companion for self-expression. The Nikon Z 5 features outstanding expressive imaging performance and reliability without any compromise and at an accessible price point,” said Narendra Menon, Managing Director, Nikon Middle East FZE.
Horie Masahiro, Marketing and Planning Director at Nikon Corporation, added: “The Nikon Z 5 is perfectly attuned to modern content creators’ desire for a compact, capable and connected camera. We all eagerly await the wealth of brand-new stories to be told using this new piece of technology especially from this region which continues to produce some of the most creative talents and disruptors the world has seen.”