Legendary camera maker Nikon just announced the new Z6 and Z7, their first full-frame mirrorless cameras. Mirrorless cameras have been catching on wildly the last few years, quietly pushing DSLR’s by the wayside. But Nikon has yet to really attempt to get into the mirrorless game themselves, at least until now. With the Z6 and Z7, they’ll be able to compete with all the other brand names out there in the mirrorless camera space. Let’s take a look at their newest offerings.
The first to be released will be the Nikon Z7, which will debut in just a few shorts week on September 27th. When it does, it will be rocking a 45.7-megapixel sensor, with a 493-point PDAF sensor. To say the least . . . that’s pretty intense. ISO will max out at a totally respectable 64-25,600, which means it ought to perform spectacularly in low light. It’ll be able to shoot UHD 4k video at a max 30 frames per second, and then output that video data at 10 bits over HDMI. Active D-light, electronic vibration reduction and focus peaking will help you get smooth, perfect video all the time, and you can opt to shoot in 1080p for smaller, more manageable files and longer record time.
A few months later, the Z7 will be followed by its little brother the Z6, which will have a 24.5MP sensor, 273-point sensor, and even more impressive ISO of 100-51,200. Likewise, it will still be able to shoot 4k video, and both will come with Nikon’s brand new Z lens mount system, as well as a matching, brand new Z Nikkor 24-70mm f4 lens. If you’re looking for even more shooting power and speed, you can opt for the 35mm F1.8 or the 50mm f1.8. An FTZ adapter (which can only imagine means “F To Z”) will allow you to use all pre-existing F-mount lenses – of which there are something like 360.
On the outside, these two cameras are virtually identical. They’re the same size, offer the same controls and ergonomics, and a 3.2” 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen. There’s also a 0.80x 3.6m-dot EVF for getting the perfect shot, and a dot-matrix OLED displaying controls and settings at a glance. WiFi and Bluetooth allow you to connect to phone or computer.
We also most forgot to mention; the Z6 can shoot up to 12 fps continuous, while the Z7 can crank out 9 of those massive 45.7MP shots perfect.
There’s a host of other cool technical specs, but we’re mostly just excited to see another top camera brand make a full leap towards mirrorless cameras. Once you go mirrorless, you never go back.
The Z6 will retail for $2599.95 with the 24-70mm lens, while the Z7 will cost you a pretty $3995.95 for the same. They’re powerful, high-end cameras ready for pros and enthusiasts alike, with powerful video capabilities, crystal-clear image and ample low-light potential.