Resolution/Sensor tech
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Resolution/Sensor tech

The Nikon Z5 uses an 24MP FSI CMOS sensor: possibly the one used in the Sony a7 Mark II, though possibly a newer variant like the one in the D750.

The Nikon Z5 is based around a 24MP full-frame sensor. Nikon is clear that this isn't the same chip used in the more expensive Z6 and is based on the older front-side illumination technology rather than the BSI tech that helps boost the Z6's image quality.

Noticeably, this is the same distinction between the a7 II and the newer Mark III model, which helps get an impression of the maximum likely difference in performance difference between the Z5 and Z6. The Canon also uses conventional construction but utilizing an innovative dual pixel structure that underpins its autofocus system. The 26MP chip in the Canon isn't a great performer in terms of dynamic range, so you'll quickly encounter noise if you try to expand beyond what's in the JPEGs.