Battery life
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Battery life

The Z5 uses a new EN-EL15c battery that's back-compatible with the EN-EL15b used in the Z6 and Z7 (pictured)

The Nikon comes out on top when it comes to battery life. It uses a new, higher capacity version of the EN-EL15 used in the mid-range Z6 and is able to squeeze a creditable 470 shots per charge out of it. The Canon uses a smaller battery and its endurance suffers accordingly: it's probably our biggest gripe about the camera, as it quickly impacts on your shooting.

The Sony falls between the two: it uses the company's older, smaller NP-FW50 battery to achieve a respectable 350 shot-per-charge rating using the LCD. All three cameras can be charged over USB but the Canon demands you use a high-current USB-C charger.