Nikon Will Unveil the Z5 Next Week, Here’s What We Know So Far

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It’s a big month for camera releases. Canon unveiled the EOS R5 and EOS R6, Leica released the M10-R, Blackmagic dropped the URSA Mini Pro 12K, and Sony is going to release the a7S III on July 28th. Now, Nikon is preparing to release a new camera of its own: the entry-level full-frame mirrorless Nikon Z5.

According to the latest report from Nikon Rumors—and confirmed by the notoriously reliable Nokishita—the Japanese camera company has 4 products slated for release next week: the Nikon Z5, a 24-50mm f/4-6.3 kit lens that will go with that Z5, and two Z-Mount teleconverters. As a bonus, we also got a corroborated list of specs for the new camera.

With the rumored release less than a week away (July 21st), feel free to skip this one if you want to “preserve the mystery” of the launch. Otherwise, scroll down to see everything we know about the upcoming Nikon Z5 based on Nokishita’s latest leaks:

  • 24.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • Hybrid AF system with 273 focus points (same as the Z6)
  • Eye Detection AF for both humans and animals
  • 4.5fps continuous shooting speed
  • 4K video capability (no further details at this time)
  • ISO 100-51,200
  • 369K-dot EVF (possibly a typo from Nokishita… 3.7m-dot seems far more likely)
  • 1.1m-dot touchscreen LDC
  • Dust- and drip-proof design
  • Dual SD card slots

According to NR, there’s also the possibility of a “development announcement” for the rumored Nikon Z7s and Nikon Z6s mirrorless cameras, but this hasn’t been corroborated by any other sources so we wouldn’t hold out hope just yet. Other that this last point, all of the above is more-or-less confirmed given multiple sources repeating the same leaks.

We still haven’t gotten to see what the camera will actually look like, but with the official announcement expected on July 21st, we don’t have long to wait.

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