Most can't tell the difference between 42MP and 24 MP, esp those interested in a lower priced more entry level FF. I originally thought about getting a prime for doing portrait shoots, but then I just took this lens in the 50-70 range and the results are always incredibly good. Folks often talk about how camera companies cut features from a model to make a less expensive one. Planning to treat yourself to a new full-frame camera this holiday season? Anyone who caries around a camera and doesn't want to carry a flash gun just to get some occasional fill flash. No need to take my word for it - read the 6,000+ comments he has written, most of them in just the past few months! And for the record, I've only posted a little over 300 comments in an entire year, since I do have a life outside this little world... > Most can't tell the difference between 42MP and 24 MP...if you're legally blind! You think this is Nikon D70 from which was launched over a decade ago? Nikon, unfortunately, is staying tight-lipped about user sensor cleaning and recommending that a dirty sensor be returned to them for cleaning. That’s fantastic if you want a lightweight 1-lb full-frame body, but for many serious photographers, the Nikon Z5 is definitely the more robust, full-featured choice. Much like with Canon's RF, it's pretty first party. On the othef hand the Z50 shares the mount of the Z FF- Canon R has a couple of nice lenses but nothing that’s both good and affordable. Maybe that's what you're after, maybe not, but I'm very happy with the 24-70/4 on my Z6. In an attempt to truly thwart and confuse the Z5’s autofocus system, we even tried mounting the TechArt adapter and the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3; third-party adapters are notorious for very poor autofocus performance. And, I thought one of the great advantages of mirrorless was the great video quality. Last week they had 23 (yes, twenty three as incredible as it may seem) 85mm f1.2 RF. Nikon, Canon or Sony won’t upgrade you for free from their 20-24 MP to their 45 MP cameras but rather charge you something like what the A7R II costs, since unlike what you may think, that feature is important. So, what do you expect? The camera as described has too many limitations IMHO to deserve the top gold award, and despite being described as close to the Z6, it actually has a lot of significant differences. But looking at just the camera body, the Z5 is better than the RP in basically every aspect that makes a camera a camera. I’d buy a modern APSC cameraBefore the A7ii. These are body only prices. Neither of my FTZ adapters have ever failed me with any lens. Thanks for the heads up about run of the mill image quality from the 24-50mm. I like the concept of a stills-oriented camera that saves money by having a light video spec. The people trashing the Z5 don’t know what they’re talking about. It's fake high ISO with false numbers (tested it personally with studio lights) and hyperactive noise reduction. The review notes that some of these such as Subject Tracking during continuous shooting is something even most DSLRs struggle with. (September 12th, 2013; happy belated birthday, D750!). I'm glad you're admitting that you're a troll. adapting lenses is the last resort if you have no other option. I'll take your opinion to the bank. Pinpoint fails consistently, the others fail inconsistently. $1,396, (body only) $1,696, (w/ 24-50mm kit lens) $2,196 (w/24-200mm kit lens) Today Nikon is positioned better than Canon in mirrorless and much better in DSLRs. I guess it's true what they say...you get what you paid for. There is a list of people waiting for months. Gold? But with the Z6 you'd have to spend a lot extra on an XQD memory card, whereas the Z5 will take much cheaper SD cards, > with the Z6 you'd have to spend a lot extra on an XQD memory card. Just checked 'on-line', and the body only will be available at €1500. The Z5’s body design and layout is similar to the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 models, but it comes with a tiny 24-50mm kit lens that can be retracted when not in … NinjaFlyer, a big mount doesn't mean big heavy glass. A professional portrait photographer could actually be better off with a Z5, as would most other types of paid work that don’t involve lots of action and high-speed shooting. It's called long term vision. Going with your logic, Canon is also doomed which it isnt. Video is not an advantage of mirrorless. I feel some cognitive dissonance when I see a Gold Award camera receiving 89 points. While the face/eye detect did work pretty good it was still slow to acquire a lock after pressing the shutter button. All content, design, and layout are Copyright © 1998 - 2020 Digital Photography Review All Rights Reserved. sorry, mistyping, I had understood a7rII which is why I mentioned its credentials as a landscape camera. I would far more easily recommend the a7rII to a friend than the Canon Rp. Although the Z5 doesn't get the latest and greatest 24MP sensor in Nikon's arsenal, it does deliver impressive image quality across a wide range of situations. If you want an ultralight and portable full-frame camera, the Sony A7C does at least offer IBIS, 10 FPS, and over-sampled 4K video, just like the Nikon Z6, which to some photo+video shooters will be very worth it. Card slots. These two drawbacks are caused by two very specific shortcomings of the Z5. Still of course, everyone is cautious, but also more relaxed. A colour photographer would be much better off with a Nikon full frame 35mm camera than anything else on the market. And again, here are some side-by-side comparisons to make it easier to analyze the results: Here’s the bottom line: in terms of both image detail VS noise levels, and dynamic range at both low and high ISOs, the Nikon Z5 performs amazingly well. In my opinion, the only thing it has in common with the Z6 is the Body and Viewfinder. Nikon will surely go out of business; b.) The odd thing is this is only noticed when you want to read positive stuff about the camera. Bravo, Nikon! I've held a Z6 and it is like some higher intelligence scanned my hand and came up with a camera that fits like a glove. zoom for 1900 euros. Z5's 4.5 FPS is 2 FPS slower than my D7000 (10 year old camera) and too slow (for me), but I'd stump up for 8 FPS. And Mirroless is not increasing in absolute numbers, its decreasing so is DSLR but in a faster pace. Huh. There’s one to make most people happy no matter what the brand. You talk like you’re comparing marketing strategies and not camera systems. At higher ISOs, default JPEG noise reduction$(document).ready(function() { $("#icl-5215--1116096304").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(5215); }); }) is on the aggressive side, blurring away far more detail than the Sony a7 III and even the Z6. Look it up. To get right to the verdict: the Z5’s autofocus is great! Nikon Z5 review: the best value stills-oriented full-framer, better result than the Z5's logical peers, Camera w/ 24-50mm w/ Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ, https://www.nikon.fr/fr_FR/product/digital-cameras/mirrorless/enthusiast/z-5-24-200-kit, https://www.nikon.fr/fr_FR/product/digital-cameras/mirrorless/enthusiast/z-5, https://fujilove.com/zooms-vs-primes-productivity-vs-style/. The R and RP have only 1(one) SD (SecureDigital) slot!A XQD card is practically bomb-proof, it's as reliable as having 2 SD slots, but faster (per Sony claim). Judging by the large number of Anti-Nikon Trolls panicking over this camera, It must be very good, Surprised nikon has any money left in their budget to pay dpreview for this biased review. THAT is the definition of value.). In our full review, coming soon, we’ll compare this new $1,400 Nikon FX mirrorless camera against the Sony and Canon full-frame competition, too, and dive deeper into other key aspects of the Nikon Z5. I have the Z6+24-70 f4 and it is very sharp. The rear camera (or cameras) on an iPhone has all the latest bells and whistles, but how do you use them to capture a selfie or record a video of yourself? I am an EVF user and it is great on an Z6. Although the Nikon Z5 is aimed to be a lower-tier camera than the Z6, its image sensor, ergonomics, and the menu system are very similar to those of its bigger brother. NR does, however seem more intelligent$(document).ready(function() { $("#icl-5216-931184306").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(5216); }); }) at choosing what to blur and what not to, than the D750, EOS RP or Sony a7 II. Update, i forgot, the intial 300D got a 2nd Display, not on top, but backside, but it was very plasticky. FujifilmXT3Not that good? Let’s go into detail about the key drawbacks of the Z5 that might incline you to buy a Z6 instead. Compared to the older Sony a7 II$(document).ready(function() { $("#icl-5223-1184922573").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(5223); }); }), Z5 color also looks a bit punchier, especially greens. looks like a nice entry level camera, now it only needs to sell on a lower price than the Z6.But I bet Nikon will stop selling the original Z6 after releasing the mkii. F mount 70-200mm VR II is available second-hand in great condition at $1000/€1000. Switching to native lenses on my Z6 has been a revelation over my previous lenses, and especially my previous lenses with the D750. Read on to find out just how well it stacks up against the Z6! Raw files provide impressive detail capture and good noise performance. Looks like Sony did and still do the biased review over the years from various youtube channels, that is why this kind of statement is coming from you. That’s pretty much it. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results. 'We have to go fishing to test the Nikon Z5,' they told us. I was pretty disappointed with the camera. Can verify that the shadow detail is there. Too bad Fujifilm didn't jump into full frame for the beginning. But, when I buy a wine listed as a good value in Wine Spectator, I look for those that score at least 90 with a price tag under $25. And, in our experience, ISO 12800 is is usually more than any normal photographer will ever need!). The Canon RF 800mm F11's unique combination of telephoto reach, affordability and light weight will likely enable even more people to do the same. Sell the 24-50 and get a refurb 24-70/4 for <$600. Toilet Roll's gear is stated as Fujifilm and Canon. You can work around this by grabbing an ultra-wide lens such as the Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S, which will give you the equivalent of maybe a 21mm or 22mm angle of view, but for truly serious video shooters, it’s a pretty frustrating compromise to make. Nikon Z5 is ranked #1 out of 54 Advanced Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 86 whereas Nikon D750 is ranked #6 out of 92 Advanced DSLR cameras with an overall score of 83. "Thoughts" is paid to post pro-Canon and anti-Sony propaganda. The Nikon Z5 may very well be the best Nikon mirrorless yet, adding a second card slot and an improved mode dial to the old Z6 and Z7.. Z5 body: $1,397 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. 24-50 is hard to find on it's own right now i think, so you should be able to get a decent price for it. Ask yourself, did you lust for adapted lenses and adaptors for your F-mount, or did you preferr to buy native lenses for it? The best cameras for under $1000 should have good ergonomics and controls, great image quality and be capture high-quality video. Nikon, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Fuji are probably here to stay. Alternately, you can get it with just the FTZ adapter if you already have a bunch of Nikkor DSLR lenses to use, or you can get one of the two lens kits available, with the Nikon Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 or the Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3. That people even mention the first two generations of A7 is beyond me. Isn't Gold award a little bit too high for a camera that is so slow to focus? It’s just as good as the Z6, or better. We are in a 2nd lock down and unemployment is 20%+ and I figure other places are suffering as well. Video is certainly an important element in mirrorless cameras. They are unlikely to survive. I was already shooting Eterna most of the time, always for video. @johnami We talk about specialized cameras stores, online or no, which sell it at 1900€On PhotoCineComedie, it has a little 100€ promotion, but that's all. In this era of people buying new cell phones every year with new tricks, it seems so much more is expected in new devices, and cameras are now tech devices. only, a dim-lit, small PentaMirror OVF, instead of a bright Pentaprism one, no decent Al-mg Body build Quality, no Top Shoulder Display, etc. The Z6/Z7 II are very likely to be better and cheaper. The Z50 is a good, but not exceptional, debut for Nikon's Z mount APS-C mirrorless system. I would get the video without having to go mirrorless. I could imagine these prices will sink between now and Black Friday, especially after the release of the Z6ii/Z7ii when supplies of the (currently cheaper than Z5) Z6 will dry up. It also features nearly 150 wonderful images from past Olympics games. Because in Europe, by and large, (and yes, I've been there-twice) they take care of their people, not just their stock market and Corporations. The lenses which you intend to use as main lenses for video should be native ones. The D750 and Z5 have similar sensors, which are conventional FSI 24MP EXMOR sensors. Why do people keep saying RP is cheaper so therefore it must be the best VALUE full framer? The frame rate is higher too, 5 FPS vs 4.5 FPS. Just an opinion though. "Absolutely no use for mid ISO color photography?". Our initial verdict is that everything is great, (we love the dual SD card slots!) The Nikon glass all looks very good quality but I have been disappointed with the size of the primes for a small/light take anywhere combination. Anyway to directly answer your question – I bought a stack of F mount lenses for my Z6 and have not regretted it. So the 24MP of the Z5 is better for most entry level buyers than the 42MP of the old a7RII. Basically, what happens is, the Z5 blacks out the viewfinder (and live view) when you take a picture, no matter how you configure the shutter and the live image preview or playback. The autofocus is much faster and reliable in the Z50. FTZ means F to Z, or Nikon F (SLR & DSLR) mount to Nikon's new mirrorless Z mount. Well if you aren't shooting video, then the Z5 would be the better option. The EVF is very grainy in dark conditions , at least on mine. Nikon Z5 Image Quality. There is nothing repeat nothing the Z5 can do that the A7RII cannot. The light in his face is pretty hot. I would like to default to subject tracking with moveable focus box and then press Fn1 or another custom button to switch to single point AF. Z5 body and Nikon Z 24-50mm: $1,697 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield.. Z5 body and Nikon Z 24-200mm: $2,197 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. In fact I saw 'better', was more creative and thoughtful and learnt far more with entry level kit...and anyway, NOTHING about this cam is entry level if you were started with film in a manual rangefinder. That's funny. Buying a body and one of these lenses separately defeats the good value purpose of this camera. You had to hit the OK button again to stop focus tracking. It’s making much better images for me. With all other lenses autofocus does not work. I wouldn’t count Canon out yet. Nikon Z5: Viewfinder and screen. I've just (10/3/2020) checked that the Z5 on amazon.de is EUR 1549 while the Z6 is EUR 1493, Sony A7m2 is 955, and Sony A7m3 is 1942, all prices in euros. "THOUGHTS" IS PAID TO POST PRO-CANON AND ANTI-SONY PROPAGANDA. I've done that with both Sony (Sigma MC-11) and Fujfilm (Fringer). So, there's your quick recap. This Z5, come on, it's a travel back in time as for photography technology, If I wanted nostalgic retro technology, I could pick an A7m2 for a lot less money.---------------------------------I started with Nikon (V1, Df), then Sony (A7, A9, A7III), Canon (AL1, EOS 33V, EOS R), I used Fuji for a year, too. Of course, image quality is the ultimate criterion and here the Nikon Z5 does a very credible job, with good density range, contrast, sharpness and color rendition under a variety of shooting conditions. My French friends would be rioting in the street if they had to pay 70 Euros the head for any medical procedure! DPReview's review of the A7R II went into considerable detail on the subject of AF. On the contrary, more people seem to be in a selling mode. The AF of the a7rII is a well known thing, claiming it’s great only paints you as a person lacking objectivity. However, cameras using more modern (dual-gain BSI) sensors, like the Z6 and a7 III, show slightly less noise at very high ISOs in shadow regions. Now you can adapt that mature E mount lens catalog to Nikon Z and it even works pretty well (give Techart some time and firmware updates, it will work better still) so there's that. Are people really looking for a stills-oriented mirrorless camera? The answer comes from studying its rivals. In other words, you won’t be disappointed by the Z5’s autofocus unless you’re really pushing the envelope of what is possible in terms of low-light AF. An 'entry level' FF with dual card slots at that price? The Sony A7ii is abysmal in use compared to the other cameras you mention. It's an inferior camera that's 400-500 less. iPhone Photography Tutorials (And Other Smartphones). S series lenses are very high grade, comparable to Zeiss/Leica. If you want new tech your gonna get it with them well before Nikon roles it out. It benefits from a large image sensor, high resolution images, and a great autofocusing system. Point control and Eye and Lock-on with third-party lenses were all fixed with updates. Who would use a built in flash? Slight differences in sharpening between it and the D750$(document).ready(function() { $("#icl-5207--892062156").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(5207); }); }) (which likely uses the same generation sensor) likely come down to lens used: the Z 50mm F1.8 S in particular is crazy sharp. If you're just joining us, the 937 posts below seem to generally tilt toward the Z5 being a nice camera (I agree), but: a.) Yes, my older ones looked a little bit waxy sometimes at 5000+, but you can imagine the abysmal light requiring such high ISO. Video: Unfortunately, the best the sensor can do. I'm using my FTZ for Sigma 14/1.8, and the PF glass. ... .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. How did Sony get in this mix? Under normal logic Nikon would sell these by the droves. Great hybrid performance. Once you see it, it's almost impossible to unsee it. Here is a brief look at the main features of Nikon Z5 and Nikon D750 before getting into our more detailed comparison. By comparison, Canon’s EOS RP was just $100 cheaper than the Z5, at an MSRP of ~$1,300 originally, but in order to achieve that price point, Canon decided to go with just one SD memory card slot, a low-capacity “compact camera” battery, and no in-body stabilization. (Also, remember, you could buy three-point-two Nikon Z5’s for the price of ONE Sony a9 II!). @refusenik, ok I've found $90 23GB XQD on amazon vs ~$20 for SD UHS. The Fuji probably has a better feature set, the cheaper sensor gives them more budget to spend on features, but the Nikon is full frame. I’ve used many brands and there are a lot of good cameras out there. My old 16MP X-E1 got a little bit waxy at 3200 ISO, but my X-H1 is a couple generations newer so it doesn't. This is not true no matter how many times it gets repeated. Sony is like "we are the future, tomorrows technology today, yehaw" Canon is like "The best you can get from both worlds, DSLR and mirrorless combined, Pro video we are freaking awesome" and then there is Nikon "meh, yeah we have all of that too but partly better implemented, in a more rugged and thought trough body, with more intuitive controls but nah, not going to mention it, users will find out anyway".Nikons bad marketing is the reason why so many people think so poor of the brand although they deliver the best products of all.So if they ever invest in better Marketing it's looking bad for others... while Canon and Sony on the other hand, for them it's more difficult they already have the best marketing and improving products is more demanding. I wasn't expecting miracles but I find it pretty darn mediocre. Daylight is easy for most cameras these days to lock focus and track subjects, though. The 50mm 1.8s I picked up is as advertised and worth every penny, but the price/size of the remaining lenses leaves me on the fence of whether to keep the Z5. What's not to like? With the release of the budget-friendly Nikon Z5 full-frame camera, we now have a number of different options to choose from in the Nikon mirrorless line-up. You're adapting a Nikon lens to a later model Nikon camera. If you must buy Nikon, then get the Z6 or Z6II. An 89 is a B plus. It has a very nice sensor and will be great for landscape or static subjects. The shutter of the A7R II is also good for 500.000 actuations. For the Sony A7 III be ready to shell out a lot of money, since it's NOT an entry level camera. But it's still very much Money for a Camera, into absolute terms. With all my lenses 24-70f4, 35,50, and 85f1.8 it struggled to get focus lock in single-point mode. Premium Membership What makes you say that? Alright, here’s what everybody has been concerned about: when the Z5 was announced, sharp-eyed photographers noticed that the 24-megapixel sensor was not “BSI”, that is, it’s not Back-Side Illuminated. Like, wow, the last 4 years of mirrorless product and yall still dont get it? Key takeaways: I love my RP! I don't understand Nikon's mirrorless strategy. On a few rare occasions, the price has dropped even lower. When I put a vintage lens with an aperture ring on my Z6, the controls are mostly analogue as well. Oh, and Canon also made the same compromise that Nikon made in terms of 4K video- the EOS RP crops to about ~1.6x and only records up to 4K 25p. No joke, no exaggeration, it's that simple. The new Z series cameras do look intriguing, but I'm having no trouble wheedling clinically sharp details out of my Fuji when I want them. This insanity has to stop. SO, VO, and SOVO (for both orientation or all-around). The Z5's 24 megapixels cannot stand-up to the Sony's 42 megapixels; nor can Z5 4K with a massive crop (almost 50%!) Have to agree. MIOPS has announced Flex, a new smart camera gadget designed to make it easy and simple to capture lightning strikes, action images, holy grail timelapse videos and much more. If you shoot video, then there are indeed obvious drawbacks- the Z5’s 4K video is cropped to approximately a DX portion of the sensor, so although the video files have great detail and dynamic range, they’ll require a whole different approach when you need to shoot at a wider focal length. It's quality is better in Super-35 cropped 4k, but then you're back to the Z5 crop, more or less, and the Z5's autofocus is much better. [Related Reading: Nikon Z50 Review | Getting Mirrorless Right The First Time?]. @ UncoyDP - the question was if you preferred adapted lenses and adaptors for your F-mount DSLR? In normal light levels, it works flawlessly with all of the Nikkor Z-mount native lenses we tested, from the kit 24-50mm to fast lenses like their f/1.8 primes. What’s the best camera for less than $1000? Here’s the thing: keep in mind that the Nikon Z6 first came out as a ~$2,000 camera, and then dropped to $1,800. Our Verdict. At low ISOs the Z5 sensor actually has better DR. FPS: The fps is a bit low. Or you can pay $100 more to get a gray market Z6, over the (gray) Z5. Just wait for the October announcement for the new Z6s/7s. They look how people really look. Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era. The Z5 is very well-built, both in terms of its physical ruggedness, and the ergonomics & customization. Nikon always includes these in lower bodies. All Rights Reserved, By clicking "Continue" I agree to SLR Lounge's, Nikon Z7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Review, Nikon D780 Review – The Best DSLR, In A Mirrorless World. Great price on a good camera.The camera crash has had the benefit of driving prices down. There are many reasons for this and I am working on a more comprehensive post on this subject, but here is the short version: Z5: 7 year-old non-BSI sensor ISO range 50-102400Z6: Modern BSI sensor ISO range 50-204800, Z5: LCD screen 1 million dotsZ6: LCD screen 2 million dots, Z5: Massive 1.7x 4K video cropZ6: No video crop, Z5: Kit lens 24-50mm F4-F6.3 ($300 cost with body)Z6: Kit lens 24-70mm F4 ($600 cost with body). Bernard Lang What do you mean by the Canon R5/6 are not selling well? The Z5 is Nikon's brand new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera, sitting below the mid-range Z6 and flagship Z7 models in the three-camera lineup, and above the APS-C sensor Z50. Nikon Z5, TechArt FE-Z Adapter, Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 | 1/2500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400. Fuji raws have no noise reduction baked in. AF and AF‑D len… I don't want APS-C and don't want fake medium format either. Then talk. The Z6 is a credible alternative while stock lasts. I've done so. It’s not the perfect camera for everybody, due to the couple of corners that were cut in the video realm and the overall speed/power of the Z5. Love the cameras analogue controls though. Z6 is slightly better in low light, but only by maybe 1/2 or 1/3 stop. Long time Nikon user. They have insane lenses at more than the cost of a camera, but I far prefer the Z-mount approach of top tier standard lenses and zoom. When we first reported on the alleged ransomware attack back in August, Canon said it was 'investigating the situation.' Again, not bagging on Canon colors or rendering here-but you can make Fuji colors look almost any way you want between the film sims themselves, tweaking their parameters in the Q menu, or the raws. Not the A7II. Sigma's new primes promise very good performance and light weight, when paired with L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Vignetting is fairly severe on full frame but otherwise image quality is great. looks like you really talking about 300D)btw, I had 300D then give it to my friend - and booooom - it is atm taking nice photos). Here are the processed raw images at 100% crop: Since a GIF animation is not the best way to compare ISO noise between two cameras, here’s a side-by-side comparison of the Z5 and Z6 at ISO 6400: But wait! Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. Shoot this at ISO 100, ISO 400 and ISO 800. Similarly, in good light, if you reduce the exposure at base ISO to capture extra highlight information (as we do in our Exposure Latitude test) you can comfortably lift the shadows. So Fuji meters such that the highlights aren't blown out, and then it's 'fake.' The only lens that I had that could kind of keep up was the Tamron 17-35mm 2.8-4. We could have it on demand, drive-through with results sent electronically. Oleg,"their own DPReview TV made a video on that Firmware 3.0, and stated that its AF is still mediocre at best[...]". Check out the winners of the 2020 DPReview Awards! Having different bodies is useful to justify a wider price range. Enjoy the new comments above. The Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN is for the photographer who wants a focal length that falls squarely between 50mm and 85mm. …then you’ll probably love the Nikon Z5, too. 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The f1.8 range isn’t super compact but they are light and overall still the most compact to reach that level of quality since you typically need to use f1.4 or f1.2 lenses in Sony/Canon line up if you need the best possible quality. And overall, the Euros have functional social safety nets. I understand that the awards are granted with different criteria. These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. So, it won my money. 273-point* 1 AF system offering accurate focus across 90% of the frame both horizontally and vertically while allowing touch AF during live view. What’s the best camera for around $2000? The 1M dot screens are used on lots of Nikons and more than capable. The AF-S Nikon F-mount lenses that I had were only usable in AF-S mode, and were nowhere near fast enough for AF-C or AF-F in video mode. The 'One Shot' documentary highlights the incredible amount of preparation and work involved in photographers capturing iconic moments in Olympic history. The situation is still dangerous of course and cannot be treated lightly, but we are far away from the fear that has been circulating in the first half of 2020. :)). It would've been nicer if they have a matured lens line up with better price alternatives though. So, read on and stay tuned! The Sony system has the advantage of being older and therefore many of the R&D costs have been paid for, so they can sell the lenses for less. Best entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera: Nikon Z5 vs. Canon EOS RP, Nikon Z5 Hands-on Review (+compared to Nikon Z6), Best Mid-Range Full Frame Mirrorless: Canon R6, Sony a7 III, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5. But the compromises have been much, back into it's heyday. There is ZERO in common with third party adapters. Impressively, the Z5 holds its own impressively well when shooting in very low-light. For now, that’s all we can conclude about the Z5. Blame physics. SIDE NOTE: I actually had to reach for the Sony a9 II, the current reigning champion of all mirrorless autofocus, (a $4,500 camera, mind you) …in order to find a comparison scenario where the Z5 started to noticeably “lose the battle”. The Z5 delivers insanely good value. I was talking about the Z5 and its relevance in a video heavy marketplace. View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects. The Nikon Z5 can be seen almost a hybrid of the Z50 and Z6. Another likeness between the Z5 and Nikon’s Z6 and Z7 models is the electronic viewfinder it uses. Btw, D610 is still comparable good cameras now. I just use the LCD for menu and reviewing images. But many F-mount lenses are also very good. They'll get there on the cheaper lenses. Your account will be downgraded to a Free Account at the end of your Premium Membership trial. (I even used it once for the Sigma 18-35/1.8 DX for video in super low light, as even with the crop factor it gathers more light than the 24-70.). What a great offering from Nikon. Agreed and forgot to mention the D780 which is just about the DSLR version of the Z6; but why 5 cameras with basically the same sensor? It doesn't look like new R buyers are rushing to buy the best RF lenses at lower prices. We didn't find many wizards or scarecrows, but we did see plenty of lizards and landscape scenes along the Australian coast. that POS body is only mentioned when discussing cheap bodies. At this point, I would rather get the D780. (For you camera geeks, this also means the Z5 sensor is ISO-invariant, at least at these few highest ISOs. Upon relating his negative experience with third party adapters and Sony bodies, it sounds like Uncoy did answer that question. The Z5's dynamic range is very good. oops. There's no difference in AF-S focus, as much as people desperately hunt for it (maybe a minuscule difference in AF-C). Autofocus works great , indeed better as there is no microfocus adjustment required and mirrorless focus is more accurate than DSLR phase detect. So, the Z5 wins, hands-down. I loved the ergonomics of the X-H1 before I moved over to Nikon but Fuji X-Trans 26 MP sensor only holds up for BW photography. Sensor: Despite being an older sensor the performance difference is fairly small. Don't talk about something you never tried. Our initial impressions about the Nikon Z5 were correct–this is a high-quality camera that achieves an unprecedented value, for both its image quality, autofocus, and physical quality, even. I had Panasonic FZ2000 as well as Mamiya RZ67. If you are more heavily into video or any fast-action photography, the Sony will probably seem like a better value than either Nikon. I think the Fujifilm XT3 is a wonderful camera, but your need to dis other brands shows a need to justify your camera. The bottom line is that if you want a good, solid full-frame camera that is more affordable than the Z5, you’ll have to try your luck with the well-used bargain bin of older DSLRs. The elderly people and those at risk are cautious. Blech. > the Z5 is impressive in that the differences between it and Z6 are pretty minor. Before we begin, let me tell u that Nikon Z5 is using a re-designed sensor of Nikon D750 Camera. The adapter only works properly (autofocuses) with Nikon's newest lenses, which are those with built-in AF motors (AF-I, AF-S and AF-P). Can't the Z5 shoot 1080p just fine, and doesn't it spit out HDMI to an external recorder if you need it? The issue is that with ISO above 200, skin texture in Fuji files degenerate into a slight watercolour effect very fast. Alright, I’m gonna be that person. So choose wisely if you are looking to build a glass collection in any of these families. There should be more kit options, with a 24-70f4 and an 50f1.8. Add a credit card now and it will be charged for an Annual Premium Membership ($499) at the end of your trial. They acknowledged their mistake themselves. After reading the review here I thought I was making a good decision in purchasing the camera. Sometimes Nikon’s are more expensive and other times Sony’s are more expensive. I would far more trust Nikon's stabilization, build quality, menu system and ergos. By the way, the only advantage the Sony A7C might have over the Nikon Z6, really, is likely to be the high-speed action and/or low-light autofocus capability. Duh. In short, unlike the Z5 versus Z6, the EOS RP feels more like a Rebel-style beginner camera, not a full-frame 5-series camera. That's such a lame lie. Switching focus modes, turning the camera on and off will solve focus issues eventually but I can't imagine having a client or a difficult subject in front of me, trying to deal with these failures. Now I know it's a Fuji specific site so obviously it will biased, but the point is the pictures. Here is the list of Nikon Z5 features that are inferior to the older but slightly more expensive Z6: Z5: Six year-old non-BSI sensor, ISO range 50-102400Z6: Modern BSI sensor ISO range 50-204800, Z5: LCD screen 1 million dotsZ6: LCD screen 2 million dots, Z5: Massive 1.7x 4K video cropZ6: No video crop, Z5: Plastic back and baseZ6: Magnesium alloy. And WRT the 'fake' ISO, I can set my Fuji on ISO 200 and use it as a light meter for a film camera with 200 speed film in it, and the film will come out exposed correctly. A7R II Review - Focus "Cons" (see previous comment for the "Pros"). just crazy. It’s a whole different thing, however, to figure out how to actually CONTROL the focus points, namely not just how you move the AF point around the viewfinder, but, how do you instruct the AF system to begin tracking a subject around the viewfinder, to follow its every move, and then stop tracking, at will? The Nikon Z 5, priced at $1,400 or $1,700 with a kit lens, mixes the size, ergonomics, stabilization, and even most of the image quality of the company’s pricier Z 6. Like: This camera is SOSO.But great for the price. It's always something intended to prompt an argument, not actual intelligent conversation. I have posted in the Nikon Z forum about this and it seems others have had the same experience. So far though, I am having an issue with the lenses. While they were out shooting their video about Sigma's new lenses, Chris and Jordan filled up a memory card with photos from the 35mm F2 DG DN using Panasonic bodies. On price, the Z5 will of course go down in the coming months as all cameras do. And sold all my Fuji gear. We compare the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5 and Sony a7 III. So will see how the Z6 II pans out. Over ISO 100, detail in colour pictures is much better than anything one can wheedle out of an APS-C Fujifilm camera. But then, what else can we expect from someone who tells lies for money ? Full frame mirrorless with a large mount means big honking heavy glass. You can see in my gear list what I had. The Z lenses are clearly not any more slow focusing than their Sony or Canon counterparts. ), [Related Reading: Nikon Z7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Review]. Forget about low light. Find out now by reading our in-depth Nikon … The Z5 sensor appears to be the same underlying FSI sensor as the D750, though with some very minor differences. Really bad Sony colors, poor weather sealing, and it's AF wasn't so hot either, regardless of the number of AF points. I ran mine in video mode spitting out HDMI output for five hours straight yesterday and nothing went wrong. If you look at our ISO Invariance test, you can see that using a low ISO in low light conditions and brightening it, leaves little meaningful difference in the outcome compared to using a high ISO in the first place. Price is important different between good entry-level camera and good camera. I don't see the Z5 as the best value. Fujifilm is unlikely to release a FF mirrorless in approx 35mm and given it's really a medical device manufacturer I suggest the camera division is under constant performance review. This gave some folks reason to fear that high ISO image quality would not be as impressive as the Nikon Z6 and Nikon D780, which have set a very high bar that roughly matches even the Sony A7 III and Sony a9 II. card slot. It is amazing that some haven't gotten the message yet- mirrorless does NOT mean sweet tiny lil lenses. Speaking of which, there’s something else new about the Nikon Z5’s autofocus system that is a HUGE improvement, in fact, this is probably the most exciting thing about the camera that we’ve found so far! So if it seems to be a stop better than other APS-C cameras in high ISO, then wouldn't that get it in the neighborhood of a lot of full framers? This high-speed scenario is really the only thing we can find that might incline a photographer to decide against the Z5. Don’t know about that but the dynamic range of Z6 seems pretty good. It all comes down to two things–the video crop, of course, but also something that traditional photographers may find a bit frustrating: something called viewfinder blackout. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing under $1000 and recommended the best. I could keep going, but the takeaway is that the lenses are close in price and each company has some that are more/less expensive than the other. You could get a used Nikon D750, and get roughly the same image quality if that’s all that matters to you, plus of course the dual SD card slots, hand-me-down flagship autofocus, and great battery life that made the D750 legendary. The Techart TZE-01 works for personal photography but I would never take it on a job as a number of focus modes don't work well. There are a few quirks to Nikon’s ergonomics which are essentially identical to the Z6 and Z7, and you can read about some of those obscure complaints in our Nikon Z7 review, for example. At higher ISOs$(document).ready(function() { $("#icl-5209-1234684027").click(function() { ImageComparisonWidgetLink(5209); }); }) noise performance from the Z5 and D750 drops in comparison to their BSI peers, the Z6 and a7 III (which looks the best). Make no mistake; so far every Z-mount S lens has been superior to the equivalent F-mount lens, and pretty much any other lens in its price range. So, you have less flexibility in editing shots. Most people shop to a budget and see what features they can get. Not sure about the Z5, I think it’s 200.000. Beyond that, even the A9 II wasn’t reliable enough for what we’d consider acceptable for professional work like wedding receptions or dark theaters…, What does this tell us? Canon R5 vs Nikon Z5. However, some areas in the Jpegs look slightly diffused and a little smoother than I’d like. I would save for the Z6II. Nikon Z5 review: Image Quality and Low Light Performance Image quality from the Z5 is very good, even if the full-frame sensor isn’t as up-to-date as the one in the Z6. But, whatever keeps you happy. Follow his personal wilderness adventures: Login to access your dashboard, watch tutorials, submit photos for critiques and and get recognized for awards. I'm thinking here of Sony and third-party f1.8 & f1.4 primes. If you don’t need AF the a7rII is a great option, no doubt. However, cameras using more modern (dual-gain BSI) sensors, like the Z6 and a7 III, show slightly less noise at very high ISOs in shadow regions. The A7R II's 45 MP will certainly be better for landscapes, or other applications where more resolution matter, but the Z5 image quality is nearly indiscernible to the Z 6, A 7III, etc. The f1.8 S glass are very light and reasonably compact. * First full-frame mirrorless to truly challenge DSLR phase-detect systemsIndustry leading AF frame coverage. What in particular is wrong with it? Now this is the '2020 "EOS 6D"! The A7R II has a broad range of modern AF options, including Eye and Face tracking with 399 on-sensor Phase Detection points. Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor. Its not good at all. @Ninja Flyer, Canon and Sony are making smaller, lighter and better lenses. If not, and if you’re good with Nikon Z lens lineup or have G/E lenses, would go with the Z5. Interesting. StoneJack, why shouldn’t we be able to compare two similarly priced cameras? While there is no size advantage over conventional DSLR lens size wise, you so get high quality EVFs and a larger AF point coverage area. Their leaders don't refuse free WHO test kits so they can funnel all the PPE through their son in law's personal businesses. I hope that DPR does some investigating. Which part of Europe is doing this? That's the thing - in my opinion they are not minor and DPR was mistaken in giving the Z5 the gold award. No built in flash is a mystery. The new Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift lens lets you go wide with perspective control. The answer is NO. You know, because crop sensors are noisier than full frame. Still, the mess you have in the United States with impossible health care costs and constant negotiations with insurers to patients to hospitals with charges at 5x to 10x cost and people losing their home to pay hospital bills is unimaginable in a civilised country. Wow, shocking, just shocking! Alright, here’s what everybody has been concerned about: when the Z5 was announced, sharp-eyed photographers noticed that the 24-megapixel sensor was not “BSI”, that is, it’s not Back-Side Illuminated. If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. Nowadays, i am way happy with Fujifilm APS-C, and even shoot my old DSLRs. The title says it all..the best VALUE stills-oriented full framer. A7R2 = 42 BSI megapixelsZ5 = 24 Non-BSI megapixelsA7R2 = 4K with no video cropZ5 = 4K massive video crop. @Mr Bolton There does seem to be some kind of mob at work here who are deliberately misunderstanding very clear text. That should allow him to form his own opinion. Bolton, take a Canon 5D Mark III or a Canon 5DSR out with a 50mm lens. Nikon hasn't put out compact f2.8 lenses yet (f2.8 pancakes are on the road map, 40mm and 28mmm). The Z5 will have 1.7x more FL than the equivalent lens on the A7R II. (Part 1) I just returned mine. @Oleg - I’m pretty sure it was not described as mediocre. Indeed -- the Z-mount lenses are great. Of course I know the Z6 exists. these are different size sensor. Honestly, though? i thought Canon is the darkside? The a7II will not offer the same allround capabilities as a Z5, not even close. So it’s only about the lenses lacking an equivalent in either Z or F mount and the main ones end up being very compact Voigtlander MF lenses. From DPR's review it looks like the Z5 does exactly that. Yet the sensor of the Rp is nowhere close to that of the D3x. Everything else has been a great experience so far! To our surprise, the Z5 mostly held onto even fast-moving subjects just fine, even with the constraint of a rather dark f/6.3 aperture! Canon's first FF mirrorless has one slot. 'It's all about the camera,' they said. The 14-24mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 are the lighest, most compact and highest quality on the market. That's why reviewers here and elsewhere spend so much time talking about the video performance of mirrorless cameras. I've noticed the phrase "camera for stills photography" cropped up recently with Canon. We just got our hands on the Nikon Z5, and one of the very first things we did was compare it against its nearest sibling, the slightly older Nikon Z6. Pros: Image Quality. Z6 is in a higher category. I understand that it's quite a bit more expensive than the Z5. This is a better result than the Z5's logical peers. It also has the traditional focus area modes Wide, Center, Flexible Spot, Expand Flexible Spot and Lock-on AF. The 24-50 as a compact zoom lens (I mostly shoot 24-50 anyways) was a big reason I wanted this camera, but it's quite disappointing IQ wise. * Eye-AF and Lock-on AF not available with 3rd party lenses, nor in video. We are in fact, number one-in transmission rates, hospitalization rates, death rates. And again.. people complain that smaller sensors don't have enough DR and blow out highlights. Sony's first two generations had one slot. So not sure why you are the only one saying it’s not selling well. @Armanius, You're talking nonsense. The only significant outwardly visible difference between the Z5 and Z6 seems to be the switching of the mode dial position; the Z5 takes away the top-panel LCD display of the Z6/7, and puts the mode dial there instead. they’re NOT the image quality or the autofocus! The EVF is so bad it’s useless for manual focus in astrophotography. The Nikon Z5 is an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera that looks and handles almost exactly like its higher-end Z-mount siblings, the Z6 and Z7. If what you want is good image quality for a low price it seems like it'll do that. (Rolls eyes). 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