Fo­cal points

Here we iden­tify a few of the other in­ter­est­ing fea­tures the Z 5 o ers that we haven’t yet looked at

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Bat­tery grip

The Nikon MB-N10 bat­tery grip (£179) fits the Z 5. It ac­cepts two bat­ter­ies and in­creases bat­tery life close to 1,000 shots, which should suf­fice for an av­er­age day’s shoot­ing.

My menu

The My Menu set­ting gives users the choice of cus­tomis­ing their most fre­quently used menu set­tings into one area. Adding and re­mov­ing items is made easy by tap­ping the touch­screen.

Stills/Video switch

To record video you’re re­quired to flick the stills/video switch that en­cir­cles the DISP but­ton. Only when this is done can you start/stop video record­ing us­ing the movie-rec but­ton.

Func­tion but­tons

The two Fn1 and Fn2 but­tons be­side the lens mount are cus­tomis­able. Set to de­fault, Fn1 ad­justs White Bal­ance and Fn2 ad­justs fo­cus mode/AF-area mode in com­bi­na­tion with us­ing the front and rear di­als.

Ac­ces­sory ter­mi­nal

The Z 5’s ac­ces­sory ter­mi­nal al­lows users to plug in a wired re­mote shut­ter re­lease cable such as Nikon’s MC-DC2 (£29). Al­ter­na­tively, users can trig­ger the shut­ter wire­lessly us­ing Nikon’s SnapBridge app.


An al­ways-on Blue­tooth con­nec­tion can be set up be­tween the Z 5 and your phone, en­abling ev­ery pic­ture you shoot to be au­to­mat­i­cally trans­ferred to your phone. Se­lect­ing the 2MP mode helps speed up trans­fer times.

134 mm

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