The wide 55 mm mount diameter means your Z series camera takes in more light. Just 16 mm between the mount and the camera’s full-frame image sensor means more of that light reaches the sensor.
From twilight blues to graphic shadows. The powerful optical design of Nikon Z mount lenses, combined with the wide mount, gives you the power to work magic with the light.
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Nikon Z mount
Effective angle of view
CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning.
Image size (pixels)
FX (36×24) image area, (L) 8256 x 5504 (45.4 million), (M) 6192 x 4128 ( 25.6 million), (S) 4128 x 2752 (11.4 million).
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression).
Picture Control System
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat.
1 XQD card
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.8× (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-4 to +2 m-1
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Z mount NIKKOR lenses. F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter.
1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer
Frame advance rate
Up to 9 fps. Low-speed continuous: 1 to 5 fps. High-speed continuous: 5.5 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW: 5 fps). High-speed continuous (extended): 9 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW: 8 fps). (measured under Nikon-specified test conditions)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
–3 to +17 EV (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure meter coupling
Auto; programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); user settings (U1, U2, U3)
–5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV.
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Add, average, lighten, darken
HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
493 points (phase-detection, in single-point AF) / 90% coverage vertically & horizontally.
-1 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)
493 (single-point AF)
Pinpoint, single-point, and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Movie – metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie – metering method
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Movie – frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p.
Movie – file format
MOV , MP4
Movie – video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie – audio recording format
Linear PCM , AAC
Movie – audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Movie – ISO sensitivity
Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to 25600).
Movie – Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Movie – Other options
Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, movie log output (N-Log)
8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal. Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls. Approx. 2100 k-dot.
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation.
Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB). Connection to built-in USB port is recommended.
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Can be used with MC-DC2 and other optional accessories
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power
2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm. 5 GHz band: 12.1 dBm
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2;
Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Greek, French, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic
One EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery; EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 can also be used, but note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge and that charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries only
EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, which is available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm (5.3 x 4 x 2.7 in.)
Approx. 675 g (1 lb. 7.9 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 585 g/1 lb. 4.7 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment – temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment – humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
BF-N1 Body Cap, DK-29 Rubber Eyecup (comes attached to camera), EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion, Battery with terminal cover, MH-25a Battery Charger (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), AN-DC19 Strap, EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (supplied with a plug adapter attached in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), HDMI/USB Cable Clip, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover.