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Nikon Z5 Review - Verdict

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Nikon Z5 Body Oblique Front View

Value For Money

There are two basic kits: Nikon Z5 + 24-50mm + FTZ adapter, £1859, Nikon Z5 + 24-50mm, £1719, and the lens separately is priced at £439.


There are quite a few alternatives, such as:

It is clear that this will be a tough section of the marketplace, and Nikon's new camera is up against some seriously good kit. It is about par for the course in terms of value, so the decision will rest with handling, features and quality of results.

More options can be found in our list of the Top 20 Best Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras. You'll also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.


Nikon Z5 Verdict

The Nikon Z5 is a very solid introduction to the Nikon Z series and the kit lens is a very solid performer as well. There is a considerable saving to be made compared to the Z6 and Z7 and thus it widens the potential market without seriously affecting the end quality. The Z range is incredibly good and the newcomer does not let it down; there is a lot to like about it, as well as a few minor niggles mentioned in the review.

Overall, a highly successful offering and one that can be enthusiastically Highly Recommended.

Nikon Z5 Pros

  • Excellent quality of results
  • Superb viewfinder
  • Dust and drip resistance
  • Good price point to enter superb Z system
  • Articulated screen
  • Built-in VR
  • Supports focus stacking
  • WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Handles well

Nikon Z5 Cons

  • Slow AF in low light
  • No lens hood provided

Overall Verdict

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