Nikon Z5 Review Rundown

NikonPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Nikon Z5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Neoscore* 83%
  • High-resolution 24MP full-frame sensor
  • Excellent EVF
  • Good battery life
  • EVF isn't as good as the Z6


Nikon Z5 is the company's new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera with a large 24MP full- frame sensor at its heart. The Nikon Z 5 combines sophisticated features inherited from the Z 7 and Z 6 and brings them to a new low price point.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Z5 is a mirrorless camera that presents the information generated by the image sensor in real-time on a miniature screen in the electronic viewfinder. The Z5 delivers images in either Nikon's raw image format,.NEF, or in three different JPEG qualities: fine, normal and basic. Although the burst rate is only 4.5 seconds, the camera proved capable of fast shooting.
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  • Excellent EVF and LCD
  • Easy to use
  • Easy-to-use function dial
  • EVF lags in stills mode


Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Nikon Z5 is the company's new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. There's a large 24MP full-frames-per-second sensor at the heart of the camera. The 3.69 million-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) is excellent, and there's a very good 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen. It's pricier than rivals like the Canon EOS RP and Sony Alpha A7 II, but it's the best option out there.
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  • Great-looking 24MP full-frame sensor
  • Excellent EVF
  • 3.0-inch tilt-angle touchscreen
  • Low burst shooting speed
  • Limited 4K shooting options


Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Nikon Z5 is an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera that's just as well suited to many professionals as experienced amateurs. Its 24MP sensor takes beautiful photos, and is compact without being uncomfortable for long days of hand-held shooting. In-camera image stabilization helps keep camera shake at bay at slower shutter speeds to help ensure sharper photos.
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  • Beautiful 24MP sensor
  • Easy to use
  • In-camera image stabilization
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen
  • Lacks on-body pop-up flash


Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Nikon Z5 uses the same external body design as the Z6/Z7. It uses the less robust SD format, rather than a single XQD slot. The 24-50mm kit is a good lens to get you started with, but it's not quite as sharp as other Z lenses. Auto Area AF does a reasonable job of following moving subjects around the frame.
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  • High-resolution full-frame sensor
  • 4K video
  • Tilting touch-sensitive screen
  • Not as sharp as the Z6/Z7


  1. 1. ^ Nikon Z5 review. Laptopmag. 2021-06-05. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  2. 2. ^ Nikon Z5 review. Techradar. 2020-08-27. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Nikon Z5 review. Tomsguide. 2020-11-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ Nikon Z5 Review. Trustedreviews. 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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