full-frame, FX-format 24.3MP CMOS sensor is paired with an EXPEED 6
image processor to provide a versatile mixture of high sensitivity,
nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. A native
sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 permits working in a broad array of
lighting conditions and can be further expanded up to ISO 102400 for
extreme low-light conditions. The mixture of resolution and sensor size
also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions
with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range. In addition to
benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 6 processor also affords useful
speed throughout the camera system, including a top full-resolution
continuous shooting rate of 4.5 fps as well as the ability to take 8MP
when recording video.
Besides imaging, the sensor's design also incorporates a 273-point
hybrid autofocus system that uses both phase-detection and
contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus for
both stills and video applications. This focusing system supports Eye
Detection AF, which uses facial recognition to help lock focus onto
subjects' eyes, along with Face Detection for both stills and video and
for both humans and animals.
of recording more than just stills, the Z5 supports UHD 4K video
recording at up to 30 fps and Full HD recording at up to 60 fps, with
the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory cards or to an
optional external recorder via HDMI out. UHD 4K recording uses a 1.7x
crop of the center portion of the frame while Full HD recording uses the
entire full frame. Additionally, in-camera time-lapse shooting is also
possible with the ability to produce a finished UHD 4K video file
directly from the camera.
to the body is a 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration Reduction (VR) mechanism
that compensates for up to five stops of stabilization regardless of
the lens in use. This system also works with adapted lenses, when using
the optional FTZ Adapter, where 3-axis stabilization is used. Also,
benefitting video recording, Electronic VR is available to help steady
footage to suit handheld shooting.
A large 3.2" 1.04m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, and
vivid image playback and live view shooting. The screen has a tilting
design to suit working from high and low angles and it is also a
touchscreen for more intuitive operation, navigation, and settings
A 3.69m-dot electronic finder is present for comfortable eye-level viewing.
Dual SD memory cards slots both support up to the UHS-II protocol for high-speed and efficient photo and video file saving.
A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to
benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
Built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of
low-resolution imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE
(Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the
camera and a smart device and, additionally, the mobile device can
remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the
camera to enable working from a distance.
Included EN-EL15c rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides
approximately 470 shots per charge, and in-camera charging is supported
via USB, even when the camera is in use. Additionally, it is also
compatible with optional MB-N10 multi-battery power pack for extended
Creative Picture Controls: Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber,
Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue,
Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, and Carbon.
Multiple Exposure mode lets you combine several exposures into one frame for creative effects.
Focus Shift mode automatically takes a series of up to 300 sequential
images while advancing the focus position in each shot. These images can
then be stacked into a single image with extended depth of field,
making it ideal for close-up shooting of smaller objects as well as for
landscapes and other still subjects.