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Nikon Z7 and Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review

Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review

Nikon has finally come out with  Z6 and Z7, its Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras.

Nikon has first entered into the mirrorless cameras with its Nikon 1 can compact camera which was a failure.

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Since the launch of Nikon 1,  Nikon engineers working on a Full Frame Compact Mirrorless Camera and finally after hard work they have come out with Nikon Z6 and z7 Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras.

And these two cameras Nikon Z7 and Z6  are worth the time Nikon took to launch these.

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Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review
Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review
Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review

Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 Short Overview

Nikon Z7 is aimed at the Professionals who want the stunning image quality whereas Nikon Z6 is aimed at the Photography Enthusiast who don’t want the Pixel Perfect quality.

Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras are the first Z-Mount cameras and earlier the Nikon cameras are running on F- Mount.

keeping the fact in mind that there are millions of Nikon shooters with F-Mount lenses,  Nikon has come up with Z-Mount adaptor which can work with any F-Mount camera or the lenses.

Nikon has also launched 24 MP Nikon Z6 and the 24-70mm f/4.35 MM F/1.8 and 50mm f/1.8 Z-mount lenses with these cameras.

Nikon Z-6 and Z-7 cameras do have the Electronic Viewfinder,  Superb Design, Amazing Image quality with EXPEED-6 Technology and Great 4K   Video Recording features like Slow motion, and time lapses.

These are also Weatherproof and has a great High ISO Performance.

Nikon Z6 and z7 cameras do have in-body Image-Stabilization feature which is great for  Shake-free images which were missing in most DSLR cameras like Nikon D 850 or 750.

Some users have reported some initial bugs in the viewfinder like unable to hide image details in the LCD screen while shooting.

But I think  Nikon would soon fix this with the Firmware upgrade.

One more performance bug is the Continuous-Focus System in Nikon Z-7 is that it does not work properly for the Live moving subjects however it works just fine for the still subjects.

So, this is the one area where Nikon Z-7 or Nikon Z-6 Mirrorless full Frame Camera lack compared to the Full Frame DSLR cameras where the Continuous-Autofocus System works great even for the live moving subjects.

Nikon Z-6 and Z-7 are now available in most of the European countries and also available India.

You can get it online from Amazon India.

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You can expect these cameras to be available everywhere very soon.

Nikon Z7 and Z6 Cameras Detailed Analysis 

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Nikon z7 camera has a large sensor of 45.7 megapixels and is fully capable of shooting in the RAW format in 8256 x 5504 Resolution.

Continuous Shooting Speed-9 FPS (only 12-bit RAW, no AE), 8 FPS (14-bit RAW, no AE), 5.5 FPS (14-bit RAW and AE)

It has 493 Auto Focus Points which is huge and must for compositing images in any scene.

Nikon Z-7 camera is very lightweight and compact camera with only 585-gram Body weight.

this is quite useful for those who don’t want to carry the heavy and bulky DSLR cameras.

Nikon Z7 Sample Images

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Wi-Fi Feature

It has inbuilt Wi-Fi but the important feature which is missed by many Landscape Photographers is the absence of GPS in it,  which is a crucial feature for Landscape Photographers to record the GPS coordinates of the locations they are shooting.

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Whereas the Nikon Z6 camera has 24.7- Megapixel Sensor capable of shooting images in 6000 x 4000 Resolution

Continuous Shooting Speed-12 FPS (limited to 12-bit RAW and no AE), 9 FPS (14-bit RAW but no AE), 5.5 FPS with AE

It has 273 Auto Focus Points which is around half than the Z-7 and must for compositing images in any scene.

Both the cameras do have the same features but the only difference lies in the Camera sensor and the Autofocus points.

Nikon Z6 Sample Images

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Nikon Z7 and Z6 Single Memory Card Slot

Both the Nikon Z6 and z7 cameras have a single memory card slot and XQD memory card, the reason for this was to keep the camera compact.

Though these days modern DSLR do have a double memory card slot since Nikon wanted to make this camera as compact as possible so, they decided to to go for one Memory Card slot.

Nikon is also claiming that XQD memory card is more stable than the normal SD cards that is also the reason why they decided to go for only one memory card slot.

Tiltable LCD Screen

Nikon Z-7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review
Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review

Nikon Z-series cameras have a 3.2″ Tiltable LCD Touchscreen which is very bright, and detailed, it has around 2.1 million dots.

The Tiltable LCD Screen is very helpful for composing Low Angle Shots or the High Angle Shots.

The Tiltable LCD screen is also helpful for taking Selfies for Blogging so all the YouTubers out there or the Bloggers can take advantage of this Tiltable LCD screen.

Unlike other electronic view-finder the Nikon Z- series cameras have a very close to reality electronic viewfinder which helps you to see and Compose the Scene clearly.

After producing one of the best viewfinders in Nikon D 850 DSLR camera, the Nikon has worked very hard to make the Best Electronic Viewfinder in the Nikon Z Series Cameras.

And they have also succeeded in that.

Both of these Nikon Z- series Cameras do have a great user interface which is similar to the DSLR Cameras.

The User interface is very easy to use, unlike other brands’ user interface which is not that user-friendly.

Silent-Shutter and Intervalometer

Like Nikon D 850 DSLR camera, Nikon Z series cameras also have Silent Shutter release option which helps you to take the shorts silently.

Nikon cameras also have Intervalometer which helps you to take interval shots which are necessary for the Time-Lapse Photography or the Hyperlapse Photography.

 

Video Recording Feature

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Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review

With Nikon Z7 you can record videos in 4K at 30 FPS (Frames Per Second) and full HD Videos 1080 at 120 FPS.

If you are a big fan of silky smooth Slow-Motion video footage then you would love  Nikon Z-7 as it allows you to shoot up to 120 FPS in full HD 1080.

For silky smooth Slow Motion video footage you need to have at least 60 FPS but here you are getting 120 FPS which is double so you can take amazing slow-motion video footage with Nikon Z series camera.

However, Nikon Z series cameras lack the feature of recording in higher frame per second for FPS for 4K resolution.

Nikon has also misled in its Advertisement about the 8k Time Lapse shooting capability which is not possible to do with the camera body rather it can be done through third-party software.

Battery Life

Since Nikon Z series cameras to have the electronic viewfinder it is expected that you will get less performance with the battery life.

Nikon has claimed that if you are using LCD screen to shoot then you would be able to get up to 400 images in one single charge of the battery.

But if you would use it carefully with viewfinder then and you might get up to 800 shots in a single charge.

As mentioned earlier if you want to use your old at Mount lenses with Nikon Z- series cameras then you need to have an FTZ Lens mount adaptor,  which is an extra cost added to your overall budget.

One of the main great features of the Nikon Z-Series cameras is Focus tracking or Focus-Stacking which is very helpful for macro and Landscape Photography.

This feature allows the camera to take multiple shots of the scene using different focus points which would help you to later merge these images into one 1 highly Sharp image with amazing depth of field.

For this purpose, you need to use Photoshop or any other software which allows you to Focus Stack different multiple images.

For example, while doing macro photography the focus area is so small that users cannot get away with that image so in order to have the larger area in focus, you need to use the technique called focus stacking.

Where we have multiple shots of different areas in focus and later on in the post-production, we combine all these shots into one shot where the larger area is now in focus.

Earlier it was a manual task to take multiple shots of different areas in focus but now with Nikon Z-Series Cameras, you can do this automatically.

Price of Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7

The Price of Nikon Z7 and Z6 in the USA at the time of Writing this post are:-

You can get it from Amazon USA at $3,996.95 Body Only.

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The Price of Nikon Z7  in India at the time of Writing this post is:-

Rs. 3,12,500-

The Price of Nikon Z6  in India at the time of Writing this post is:-

Rs. 2 26 950

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You can buy them offline from these stores in Delhi

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Conclusion

Finally, we can say that Nikon Z-Series cameras Nikon Z-6 and Z-7 are the great cameras worth the price with top notch Features and superior build quality.

These are compact and smaller size is very helpful if you want to get rid of heavy largely with DSLR cameras without compromising on the quality.

So if you are interested in going with the time and want to have full frame camera which is mirrorless but has an amazing image and Video shooting capabilities then you can go for Nikon Z-7 Mirrorless Full frame Camera and if you are not so high on Superior Pixel perfect Image Quality you can go for Nikon Z-6.

Now it’s Your Turn

What do you think of Nikon Z7 and Z6?

What is your opinion about the Nikon Mirrorless Cameras Z7 and Z6? 

Are these worth the Price and Hype?

Comment Below!

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Read Also:- Nikkor 85mm 1.8G Unboxing and First Impression

Nikon Z7 Full Technical Specifications

 

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Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review

 


Type

    • Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

    • Lens mount

    • Nikon Z mount

    • Image sensor format

    • FX

    • Image sensor type

    • CMOS

    • Sensor size

    • 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm

    • Total pixels

    • 46.89 million

    • Dust-reduction system

    • Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning

    • Effective pixels

    • 45.7 million

    • 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) DX (24×16) image area (L) 5408 x 3600 ( 19.5 million) (M) 4048 x 2696 ( 10.9 million) (S) 2704 x 1800 ( 4.9 million) 5 : 4 (30×24) image area (L) 6880 x 5504 ( 37.9 million) (M) 5152 x 4120 ( 21.2 million) (S) 3440 x 2752 ( 9.5 million) 1 :1 (24×24) image area (L) 5504 x 5504 ( 30.3 million) (M) 4128 x 4128 ( 17.0 million) (S) 2752 x 2752 ( 7.6 million) 16 : 9 (36×20) image area (L) 8256 x 4640 ( 38.3 million) (M) 6192 x 3480 ( 21.5 million) (S) 4128 x 2320 ( 9.6 million) Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080

    • File format

    • 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) TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

    • Picture Control system

    • Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

    • Media

    • XQD

    • File system

    • DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge

    • Viewfinder

    • 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls

    • Frame coverage

    • Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical

    • Magnification

    • Approx. 0.8× (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))

    • Eyepoint

    • 21 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

    • Diopter adjustment

    • -4 to +2 m(*1)

    • Eye sensor

    • Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays

    • Compatible lenses

    • Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply

    • Type

    • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter

    • Speed

    • 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

    • Modes

    • Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer

    • Approximate maximum frame advance rate(measured under Nikon-specified test conditions)

    • 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)

    • Self-timer

    • 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s

    • Metering system

    • TTL metering using camera image sensor

    • Metering mode

    • Matrix metering Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering

    • Range

    • (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) –3 to +17 EV

    • Mode

    • Auto; programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); user settings (U1, U2, U3)

    • Exposure compensation

    • –5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

    • Exposure lock

    • Luminosity locked at detected value

    • ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

    • ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available

    • Active D-Lighting

    • Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

    • Multiple exposure

    • Add, average, lighten, darken

    • Other options

    • HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction

    • Autofocus system

    • Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

    • Detection range(ISO 100,f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

    • -1 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)

    • Lens servo

    • Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode) ; predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

    • Focus point

    • 493 (single-point AF)

    • AF-area mode

    • 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 lock

    • Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector

    • Camera VR

    • 5-axis image sensor shift

    • Lens VR

    • Lens shift (available with VR lenses)

    • Control

    • 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

    • Mode

    • Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off

    • Flash compensation

    • -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

    • Flash-ready indicator

    • Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output

    • Accessory shoe

    • ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

    • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

    • 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

    • White balance

    • 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

    • Bracketing types

    • Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL

    • Metering system

    • TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

    • Metering mode

    • Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

    • Frame size (pixels) and frame rate

    • 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1920×1080 (slow-mo); 30p ×4, 25p ×4, 24p ×5 Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-mo, when quality is fixed at high

    • File format

    • MOV, MP4

    • Video compression

    • H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

    • Audio recording format

    • Linear PCM, AAC

    • Audio recording device

    • Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable

    • ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

    • Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to 25600) P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600

    • Active D-Lighting

    • Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

    • Other options

    • Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, movie log output (N-Log)

    • Monitor size

    • 8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal

    • Monitor type

    • Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls

    • Monitor resolution

    • Approx. 2100 k-dot

    • Playback

    • 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

    • USB connector

    • Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended

    • HDMI output connector

    • Type C HDMI connector

    • Audio input

    • Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

    • Audio output

    • Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

    • Accessory terminal

    • Can be used with MC-DC2 and other optional accessories

    • Wi-Fi

    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK

    • Bluetooth

    • Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz

    • Range (line of sight)

    • Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles

    • Battery

    • 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

    • Charging AC adapter

    • EH-7P charging AC adapter

    • AC adapter

    • EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, which is available separately)

    • Tripod socket

    • 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.)

    • 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)

    • Operating environment

    • Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

    • Supplied accessories

    • 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


      Nikon Z6 Full Technical Specifications

 

Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review
Nikon Z-7 and Nikon Z-6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review
  • Type

  • Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

        • Lens mount

        • Nikon Z mount

        • Image sensor format

        • FX

        • Image sensor type

        • CMOS

        • Sensor size

        • 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm

        • Total pixels

        • 25.28 million

        • Dust-reduction system

        • Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning

        • Effective pixels

        • 24.5 million

        • Image size (pixels)

        • FX (36×24) image area (L) 6048 x 4024 ( 24.3 million) (M) 4528 x 3016 ( 13.7 million) (S) 3024 x 2016 ( 6.1 million) DX (24×16) image area (L) 3936 x 2624 ( 10.3 million) (M) 2944 x 1968 ( 5.8 million) (S) 1968 x 1312 ( 2.6 million) 1 : 1 (24×24) image area (L) 4016 x 4016 ( 16.1 million) (M) 3008 x 3008 ( 9.0 million) (S) 2000 x 2000 ( 4.0 million) 16 : 9 (36×20) image area (L) 6048 x 3400 ( 20.6 million) (M) 4528 x 2544 ( 11.5 million) (S) 3024 x 1696 ( 5.1 million) Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080

        • File format

        • 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) TIFF (RGB) JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

        • Picture Control system

        • Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

        • Media

        • XQD

        • File system

        • DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge

        • Viewfinder

        • 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls

        • Frame coverage

        • Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical

        • Magnification

        • Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))

        • Eyepoint

        • 21 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

        • Diopter adjustment

        • -4 to +2 m(*1)

        • Eye sensor

        • Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays

        • Compatible lenses

        • Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply

        • Type

        • Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter

        • Speed

        • 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

        • Modes

        • Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer

        • Approximate maximum frame advance rate(measured under Nikon-specified test conditions)

        • Up to 12 fps Low-speed continuous: 1 to 5 fps High-speed continuous: 5.5 fps High-speed continuous (extended): 12 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW: 9 fps)

        • Self-timer

        • 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s

        • Metering system

        • TTL metering using camera image sensor

        • Metering mode

        • Matrix metering Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering

        • Range

        • (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) –4 to +17 EV

        • Mode

        • Auto; programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); user settings (U1, U2, U3)

        • Exposure compensation

        • –5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

        • Exposure lock

        • Luminosity locked at detected value

        • ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

        • ISO 100 to 51200 Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available

        • Active D-Lighting

        • Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

        • Multiple exposure

        • Add, average, lighten, darken

        • Other options

        • HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction

        • Autofocus system

        • Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

        • Detection range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

        • -2 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)

        • Lens servo

        • Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode) ; predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

        • Focus points (single-point AF, photo shooting mode, FX image area)

        • 273

        • AF-area mode

        • 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 lock

        • Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector

        • Camera VR

        • 5-axis image sensor shift

        • Lens VR

        • Lens shift (available with VR lenses)

        • Control

        • 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

        • Mode

        • Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off

        • Flash compensation

        • -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

        • Flash-ready indicator

        • Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output

        • Accessory shoe

        • ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

        • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

        • 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

        • White balance

        • Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K–10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning

        • Bracketing types

        • Exposure, flash, white balance, ADL

        • Metering system

        • TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

        • Metering mode

        • Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

        • Frame size (pixels) and frame rate

        • 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1920×1080 (slow-mo); 30p ×4, 25p ×4, 24p ×5 Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-mo, when quality is fixed at high

        • File format

        • MOV, MP4

        • Video compression

        • H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

        • Audio recording format

        • Linear PCM, AAC

        • Audio recording device

        • Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable

        • ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

        • Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 51200) P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200

        • Active D-Lighting

        • Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

        • Other options

        • Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, movie log output (N-Log)

        • Monitor size

        • 8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal

        • Monitor type

        • Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls

        • Monitor resolution

        • Approx. 2100 k-dot

        • Playback

        • 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

        • USB connector

        • Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended

        • HDMI output connector

        • Type C HDMI connector

        • Audio input

        • Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

        • Audio output

        • Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

        • Accessory terminal

        • Can be used with MC-DC2 and other optional accessories

        • Wi-Fi

        • IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 7.4 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK

        • Bluetooth

        • Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 1.9 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: 0.4 dBm

        • Range (line of sight)

        • Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles

        • Battery

        • One EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery; EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 can also be used, but note that you may not be able to take as many pictures on a single charge and that charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries only

        • AC adapter

        • EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, which is available separately)

        • Tripod socket

        • 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.)

        • 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)

        • Operating environment

        • Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

        • Supplied accessories

        • 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, HDMI/USB Cable Clip, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover


 

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2 thoughts on “Nikon Z7 and Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review”

  1. I have a photo studio. I have purchased Z6 last week. I am not able to use it as when set it in Manual mode with f11 at 125 shutter speed the viewfinder and monitor become dark. Are mirrorless cameras of Nikon not useful in Studios?

  2. Hi, B.K. Aggarwal!
    This is quite strange to hear that viewfinder and monitor turn black. I think this is a bug which would be fixed in next firmware update. There is no such thing as these cannot be used in Studios. These are built for every day and any shoot. As mention in the post above some users have also reported LCD bug in Nikon Z7. I hope this would be fixed soon. Have you tried to contact the support?

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