Nikon launches the new Nikon Z5 , NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 & Z-mount teleconverters - Cameratek

Nikon launches the Nikon Z5, the perfect companion for creators ready to step up their photography and videography game.

Creativity is a muscle, the more you exercise and express your creativity, the more it develops. With that in mind, Nikon has launched the Nikon Z5 for creators who seek to push their creative boundaries in photography and videography. Aspiring creators would be glad to know that this new mirrorless camera is just the extension they need to fulfil your pursuit for creativity. Showcase your works in both stills and movies more impressively, build up your aspiration and explore unconventional terrains with the Nikon Z5.

From the superb depiction of details to great low-light shooting capability, as well as 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. “Whether you’re a creator that’s just starting out or seeking an upgrade to pursue your creative vision, this full-frame format mirrorless camera will be a perfect companion for self-expression.

The Nikon Z5 features outstanding expressive imaging performance and reliability without any compromise and at an accessible price point.

NIKON Z5 PRIMARY FEATURES Catching Inspiration When It Strikes Inspiration can be fleeting and sometimes it comes in a form that transcends words. A unique framing composition between two pillars during sunset, or a view through an architecture that splits modernity and tradition, the creative interpretations are endless. With the Nikon Z5, 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 stops.

Get to 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.  Measured in accordance with CIPA standards (using the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S at the maximum telephoto position).

Featuring a 273-point 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 AF 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, or even model subjects, the Eye-Detection AF comes in handy even in continuous tracking - AF-C mode and confirmation of detection is available both on the electronic viewfinder and the touch screen monitor that features approximately 1040 dot resolution.

Clarity and details of creations are rendered to its best depiction with the NIKKOR Z lenses’ performance to reproduce dynamic expressions, beautiful smooth bokeh and sharp images even at wide apertures. For those seeking high-sensitivity image quality, especially at night festival scenes in the crowds where handheld shooting is required or even in light painting occasions, the Nikon Z 5 and its ISO of 512004 effectively reduces noise and realises high resolution at an advanced level.

Expressive Video Performance A dancer that chances upon a newly made-up choreography or a foodie in a spot of baking frenzy can relive and recreate their moments of inspiration with videos. Deliver cinematic movies be it in-camera or through post-production with helpful features that includes Creative Picture Control. In lighting adjustments where at times shadows and highlights may prove tricky in certain environments, the Active D-Lighting feature help to optimize the scenes for a natural-looking setting while the focus peaking mode assist to identify the elements of a scene that are in focus. For a more creative visual expression, creators can also play around with its simultaneous creation of time-lapse movie during interval-timer photography.

Contrary to the concerns of time-lapse productions would quickly wear out the shutter, the Nikon Z5’s silent shooting mode helps minimise that and prevents mechanical blur. Built for Creativity Any Time, Anywhere Getting a new camera may feel intimidating with its many features and settings, however, thanks to the considerations Nikon has taken when designing the Nikon Z5, rest assured as the camera features 2 Photo mode, FX image area, single-point AF.  Human and animal faces are detected with movie recording. Sensitivity can be expanded down to the equivalent of ISO 50 and up to the equivalent of ISO 102400 with still photography. improved user-friendliness.

The camera is easy to handle as it features intuitive operation via a touch screen and its customisable “i-Menu” provides shortcuts to frequently used settings in one interface. The camera is made versatile and can store creations more effectively with its double SD memory card slots. Also, 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.

Easily upload your photos on social media with #NikonSnapBridge. Ease the process of a quick transfer from camera to a mobile device for fast edits from a third-party software of choice, pop the caption in and upload the marvellous creation to your social media. The SnapBridge app simplifies the process of transferring those high-quality shots from your camera to smart device.

Compact and lightweight, move about freely as the camera only weighs 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.

The trusty camera supports long hours, thanks to its battery’s new increased capacity. For those who never leave home without having their devices fully charged, rest easy in knowing that the camera can be charged on the go as it allows for USB charging and using the USB connectivity to a power bank as a continuous power supply.

Access A Wide Lens Selection Leave your FOMO (fear of missing out) behind and be a part of the NIKKOR family. Those delving into the expansive world of photography and videography will appreciate the Z mount system with Nikon’s wide selection of high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses. The Nikon Z 5 comes in a compact kit with the new NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, and also available with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S and the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR respectively all designed to help creators expand their creativity. The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, in particular, is a portable and lightweight kit lens that is great for first-time full-frame users. Its versatile focal length range covers a wide variety of scenes and is optimal for street photography, which would make it a great addition for those who love to capture the beauty of their travels.

Creators who want to elevate their creative aspirations to new heights are sure to love how easy it is to bring along the new Nikon Z 5 and produce high-quality images and videos that capture the essence of their stories to share with the world.

Complement your creative pursuits with the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Introducing the most compact and lightweight full-frame format lens for the Z series.

Nikon announces the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, a creative complement for the newly-launched Nikon Z5 and an addition to the extensive NIKKOR Z range. Combining high performance and lightweight design, the new full-frame format standard zoom lens is for creators who desire an optimal and compact lens without compromise on image quality and functionality. It is the perfect lens for those seeking one that is highly portable and want to use it in a variety of situations that allows you to achieve high quality, social media-ready images and videos.

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 cameras, weighing at approximately 195g and featuring a button-less retractable mechanism being the slimmest at only 51mm. Bring the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 wherever you go, with its body being meticulously designed with dust- and drip-resistant performance, preventing dust and water droplets from entering the lens.

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. Be it taking photos of a bustling night market or a scenic sunset, the lens kit allows for great colour control as it utilizes 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.

Whether it is a moment of zen in the park or a busker belting a tune on the street, you will need to quietly navigate and smoothly operate your lens to make sure you get those moments without interruption. Thanks to its autofocus (AF) mechanism which uses a stepping motor (STM) and an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism, the lens prevents the recording of the lens drive and operation sounds in video recordings.

Respond to fleeting 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. Imagine taking pictures of your favourite action-figures only to find blurring in areas you did not expect. However, 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.

Expand your shooting experience with the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x Nikon’s latest Z-mount teleconverters are set to be the new favourites for enthusiasts and professionals to enjoy a super-telephoto range with the high optical performance of the NIKKOR Z lenses

Nikon also added two new teleconverters to its NIKKOR Z range with the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x. Convenient and versatile, these Z-mount teleconverters allow you to enjoy ultimate flexibility and explore a wider range of genres for telephoto shooting with the NIKKOR Z lenses.

The Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x can easily realise super-telephoto shooting of a focal length of x1.4 and x2 respectively while maximising the potential of your existing lens. Photographers can be assured that the pairing of these teleconverters still maintains superb rendering performance, as well as autofocus (AF) and Vibration Reduction (VR) performance when attached to the main lens in use. “Sophisticatedly designed with high compatibility and smart functionality, both the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x are great for photographers on a pursuit of broadening their image expression in super-telephoto shooting using NIKKOR Z lenses.

From wildlife and birding to nature and sports, these teleconverters are perfect additions to a photographer’s kit to extend your focal range while keeping the weight at minimal.”

A heavy camera pack is a common problem for every photography enthusiast. With either the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x, achieve a wider super-telephoto range and an increased focal length2 while utilising the NIKKOR Z lenses and Z mount’s superior delivery of image quality and high optical performance, without adding to the weight of equipment in your pack. Telephoto shooting is made less challenging with these teleconverters. They are also great at producing photographs of larger-sized subjects while maintaining the original pixel count and minimum focus distance of the main lens.

The compact and lightweight Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x at approximately 220g provides:

 -  A medium to the long telephoto range with an increase in focal length by 1.4x (280 mm-equivalent at the maximum telephoto position) with a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.28x

- Versatility to photograph small objects at a distance, like animals in their natural habitat such as birds up in a tree, or trying to capture the intense moment a sprinter crosses the finish line.

The reliable and lightweight Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x at approximately 270g offers: 

- A longer, super-telephoto range with an increase in focal length by 2x (400 mm-equivalent at the maximum telephoto position) with a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.4x 

- Flexibility to photograph wildlife and birds with a super-telephoto range, being a great addition on your safari trips all while using your existing NIKKOR Z lenses

Attach the Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x to your gear without any compromise on image quality or lens’ optical performance, and still achieve the full potential of your existing lenses. The teleconverters are designed to be versatile, and by attaching one to any of the compatible NIKKOR Z lenses, such as the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, also ensures that you can maintain high AF performance to rely on. Focus on comfortable shooting with minimal decrease in AF accuracy or AF speed.

In terms of build, both teleconverters are sophisticatedly designed to be the ideal accessory for the photographer who is on the go. Keeping the photographers and their environment in mind, these teleconverters are perfect in any scenario. Simply wipe off the droplets of water or mud that may have splashed onto the lens surfaces as the teleconverters come with the application of fluorine coat with superb anti-fouling performance.

Both Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x have been sealed to protect against dust and water droplets with dust- and drip-resistance similar to the SLine4 NIKKOR Z lenses, and a rubber ring incorporated on both the lens and camera ends for additional protection. Furthermore, the application of the fluorine coat to its extreme front and rear lens elements enables excellent anti-fouling performance.

Rest easy when out and about as you will never lose your grip with the anti-slip knurling that makes attachment and removal effortless. Offering ultimate reliability and functionality, the teleconverters are completed and designed with various features to help prevent reverse attachment between the teleconverter and lens and/or camera body. A caution illustration that is printed on the front cap as a guide while a protector is also designed to prevent an image sensor or a lens surface from being damaged in the result of a wrong attachment.