Expand your creative playground with the new Nikon Z 5 mirrorless camera and NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3
Nikon bolsters the Z Series range with the perfect new companions for creators ready to step up their photography and videography game
Sydney, Australia, 21 July 2020 – Nikon Australia, world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology, has announced the new Nikon Z 5 mirrorless camera and NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens.
For creators who are seeking to push their creative boundaries in photography and videography, the Nikon Z 5 is a well-rounded, lightweight, easy to use full frame format camera. From the superb depiction of details to great low-light shooting capability, and its flexibility in bokeh expression, fast-focusing reaction, and compact portability, new and existing users alike will appreciate the camera’s superior capabilities to capture their stories and creations.
As a creative complement to the Nikon Z 5 and an addition to the extensive NIKKOR Z range, the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is for creators who desire an optimal and compact lens without compromising on image quality and functionality. Combining high performance and a lightweight design, the lens is highly portable and versatile, ideal for capturing high quality images and videos for social media.
“Whether you are a creator that’s just starting out or seeking an upgrade to pursue your creative vision, the full-frame format mirrorless camera and lens will be the perfect companions for self-expression. The Nikon Z 5 features outstanding expressive imaging performance and reliability without any compromise.” said John Young, General Manager, Marketing for Nikon Australia.
“Similarly, the new NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 kit lens has been designed to perform with high image quality and clarity with minimal colour fringing, presenting itself as a sturdy companion to the new Nikon Z 5. These dynamic additions to the Z Series are perfect for capturing a variety of moments, equipping you to meet your creative potential,” added Young.
NIKON Z 5 PRIMARY FEATURES
Catching Inspiration When It Strikes
With the Nikon Z 5, capture stills and videos beautifully in lowlight scenes and render details sharply. Even with handheld shooting, camera shake is accurately detected and compensated to provide optimal effect with its 5-axis in-camera Vibration Reduction (VR) of up to 5.0 stops1. Choose between two VR mode options to meet your shooting needs: NORMAL mode when you’re looking to capture still subjects and SPORT mode for moving subjects. In addition, the VR unit is designed with a lock structure feature to prevent the image sensor from damage caused by shaking.
Featuring a 273-point2 hybrid autofocus (AF) system that automatically changes between focal-plane phase-detection AF, fast and accurate focusing on subjects is made possible. For the pet owners and lovers, the Animal-Detection AF3 ensures you have one less thing to worry about with the occasionally fussy furry friends as the automated focusing helps to keep the shots in clarity, and a manual selection of the eye to focus is available as well. When it comes to portraiture or candid captures of family and friends, the Eye-Detection AF comes in handy even in continuous tracking AF-C mode. Confirmation of detection is available both on the electronic viewfinder and the touch screen monitor that features approximately 1040 dot resolution.
For those seeking high-sensitivity image quality, the Nikon Z 5 and its ISO of 512004 effectively reduces noise and realises high resolution at an advanced level. This is especially useful for night festival scenes where handheld shooting is required or even in light painting occasions.
Expressive Video Performance
Deliver cinematic movies, whether it is in-camera or through post-production, with helpful features, including Creative Picture Control. In lighting adjustments where at times shadows and highlights may prove tricky in certain environments, the Active D-Lighting feature helps to optimise the scenes for a natural-looking setting, while the focus peaking mode assists to identify the elements of a scene that are in focus.
For a more creative visual expression, creators can also play around with the Z 5’s simultaneous creation of time-lapse movie during interval-timer photography. Contrary to concerns of the time-lapse productions quickly wearing out the shutter, the Nikon Z 5’s silent shooting mode helps minimise the impact and prevents mechanical blur.
Built for Creativity Any Time, Anywhere
The Nikon Z 5 has been designed with improved user-friendliness. It is easy to handle with its intuitive operation via a touch screen and its customisable “i-Menu” providing 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, along with its option to customise your settings with your own effects. The camera has 20 different types of Creative Picture Control, which works like your favourite app filters, that apply to both stills and movies, so your creations get an immediate uplift.
The Z 5 comes equipped with SnapBridge, which simplifies the process of transferring your high-quality shots from your camera to smart device, so you can upload your captures instantly5.
Weighing approximately 675g, creators are bound to enjoy the camera’s robust and durable body as it features dust and drip-resistance, useful for whenever and wherever inspiration happens in any scenario. For those who never leave home without having their devices fully charged, rest easy in knowing that the Z 5 can be charged via a USB power bank6.
NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 PRIMARY FEATURES
Excellence, No Matter Where You Are
The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is the perfect companion on the go. Its compact body is the shortest and lightest among full-frame format zoom lens for mirrorless cameras7, weighing at approximately 195g and boasting a slim 51mm8 with its button-less retractable mechanism. Bring the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 wherever you go, with its body being meticulously designed with dust- and drip-resistant performance9, preventing dust and water droplets from entering the lens.
Superior Performance for Any Situation
This new lens is built to not only uphold the high image quality of NIKKOR Z but continue to exceed expectations with its outstanding rendering performance, thanks to the Z mount system’s large mount size of 55mm and short flange focal distance of 16mm. Approach your scene boldly with each subject being constant at any focal length, with the easy-to-use NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 and its constant minimum focus distance of 0.35m.
Colour accuracy is important when it comes to creative expression. From taking photos of a bustling night market to a scenic sunset, the lens kit allows for great colour control as it utilises two extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements that effectively compensate chromatic aberration and reduce colour bleeding. When paired with the new Nikon Z 5, expect superior optical performance as the combination brings out the best of both camera and lens, with their respective high optical performance and portability, delivering great images and videos even in lowlight situations.
Capture Inspiring Moments with Smooth Control
Respond to life’s precious and priceless moments with ultimate convenience and efficiency. The lens offers smooth operability with its control ring that allows you to efficiently assign preferred functions for quick access, which also helps ensure that you have quiet and smooth control as it prevents operational sounds from using the command dial and buttons. Bring out your creative vision without worry or restrictions. With the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, the focus-breathing reduction feature will help to greatly reduce shifting the angle of view when adjusting your focus for a good shot, making it easier to take photos or videos of various environments. In addition, its stable aperture control helps creators cruise through different lighting exposures for high movie quality recordings.
NIKKOR Z lens line-up expansion
Nikon continues to further pursue possibilities that the Z mount system offers as it actively works to enrich the NIKKOR Z lens line-up with a multitude of high-performance lenses that enrich the creator’s creative ambitions. Introducing the NIKKOR Z lens line-up expansion to 202110, with the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S that is scheduled to be released this year.
NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Australia distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the latest mirrorless cameras in over 50 countries. For more information, visit www.nikon.com.au. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook and Instagram and get the latest news and information from Twitter by following @Nikon_Australia.
1Measured in accordance with CIPA standards (using the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S at the maximum telephoto position).
2Photo mode, FX image area, single-point AF.
3Human and animal faces are detected with movie recording.
4Sensitivity can be expanded down to the equivalent of ISO 50 and up to the equivalent of ISO 102400 with still photography.
5The iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, and Android™ devices running the SnapBridge app can be used. The SnapBridge app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store® and Google Play™. See Nikon’s website for further information.
6Recommended Power Bank: Anker PowerCore + 26800PD 45W.
7Based on Nikon research on full-frame format zoom lenses for interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras available as of July 21, 2020.
8Distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted.
9The lens is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations or under all conditions.
10Updated: As of July 21, 2020. This lineup is subject to change without prior notice.