Nikon Unveils Z6 & Z7 Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras
After a couple of weeks of teasers, Nikon has finally unveiled its full-frame mirrorless cameras Nikon Z6 and Z7. Nikon’s new cameras will now challenge Sony in the mirrorless market. These cameras will directly compete with Sony’s A7III and A7RIII.
Both the cameras are identical in design but different in features.
Nikon Z6 is based on the Nikon D750 DSLR and has a 24.5MP sensor with native ISO range of 100-51,200 and a hybrid PDAF with 273 points covering 90% of the sensor area. The Nikon Z6 can do 12fps continuous shooting as well.
The Nikon Z7 has a 45.7MP full-frame sensor with a native ISO range of 64-25,600 and a hybrid phase detect autofocus with 493 points covering 90% of the frame. It can snap 9 frames per second. It is based on on the Nikon D850 camera
Both the cameras offer in-body image stabilization. You can also capture 10-bit 4:2:2 3840x2160px 4K video at 24, 25 and 30 fps. You can also record 1080p videos at up to 120p framerate.
There is an electronic viewfinders with 3.6M dot resolutions on both the cameras. There is also a 3.2-inch 2.1 million-dot tilting touchscreen LCD with 170° viewing angle.
The weather sealed body of both Nikon Z6 and Z7 offer same level of strength and durability as in Nikon D850.
These cameras have Single memory slot: XQD, Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for direct transfer, and USB Type C. Nikon Z6’s battery is rated for 310 shots while the Z7’s battery can offer 330 shots.
It is worth to mention that Nikon has introduced a new mount to its imaging equipment since 1958. The new Z mount that it introduces has become the largest full-frame mirrorless mount in the market with the diameter of 55mm.
Nikon has also launched the first three lenses for the Z mount. These three new lenses are the standard zoom Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S, the wide-angle prime Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S, and the standard prime Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S. Nikon has also announced the roadmap for lens releases. Have a look on that.
Nikon Z7 is coming on September 27th while the Z6 will hit the market in late November. Nikon Z7 is priced at $3,400 for body only and $4,000 with the 24-70mm f4 lens. The Z6 is cheaper as the body only cost is $2000 and $2,600 with the 24-70mm f4 lens.
The 35mm lens is priced at $850 and the 24-70mm lens is priced at $1,000. The Mount Adapter FTZ costs $250. These will be available along with Nikon Z7. The 50mm lens is priced at $600 and it will be available by the end of October.