I agree that the 24-50 makes little sense. The Z6 + 24-70 for only a little more than the Z5 kit is definitely worth it.I’ll be interested to read the reviews to see how this compares to the Z6. On first glance, the Z6 is better value and that Z5 entry price is at least £200 more expensive than seems sensible. A few weeks ago I purchased the Z6, 24-70/4 and FTZ for £2019 and I saw it for under £2K in some online retailers. Why would someone pay £1859 for the Z5 “entry level” model, FTZ and the budget kit zoom?
I’m sure there must be a nice graph that shows price Vs volume of sale Vs profit. I can’t help feeling that a lower price would shift more products and ultimately generate more profit, but with a lower margin per item.
At the moment I'm intrigued. What’s the value proposition? Does it autofocus better than the Z6? Are dual card slots really that important and therefore inflates the price? Would I rather pay an extra £140 for higher frame rate, much better LCD, f/4 standard zoom? It’s an odd one.
It’d be good to get the webcam utility! I wouldn’t use it much, but could come in handy for those professional looking Zoom calls.The email I received from Nikon also included some other items:
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The Apple built-in cameras don't have HD quality (only 720p at most I think). A true HD quality webcam would be useful. Using a Z body to achieve that might be overkill unless you are capturing in N-Log format with an external video recording device for later post production - a truly professional look.It’d be good to get the webcam utility! I wouldn’t use it much, but could come in handy for those professional looking Zoom calls.
Yes, I can understand that. I guess it's horses for courses - but if you want really compact, it would be better to go with a crop camera of some sort (Z50, or Fuji/Olympus/Sony).I think it satisfies a consumer entry level market position for compact, a little range, and light.
According to DPreview, it has a different sensor (not the BSI type) as well which I'm surprised at.Exactly the same size and weight as the Z6. That is a surprise.
Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm/5.3 x 4 x 2.7 in.
Weight 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)
Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm/5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8 in.
Weight Approx. 675 g/1 lb. 7.9 oz. with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 590 g/1 lb. 4.9 oz. (camera body only)
(Well, 2mm difference in depth.)