Nikon ups its game with the introduction of two full-frame mirrorless cameras, Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6. The Z 7 offers an impressive 45.7 megapixels and supports a standard sensitivity range of ISO 64–25600. Nikon states that when combined with its Nikkor Z lenses, the camera can achieve an outstanding level of sharpness and detail, all the way to the edges of the image.
Alternatively, the Z 6 is an all-purpose FX-format camera with an effective 24.5 megapixels and supports the wide range of ISO 100–51200 standard sensitivities. The Z 6 boasts superior performance at high sensitivities and full-frame 4K UHD movie recording with full pixel readout. The Z 6 can also handle shooting in dimly lit environments.
The Z 7 has 493 focus points, and the Z 6 has 273. Both enable broad coverage of approximately 90% of the imaging area both horizontally and vertically. The system automatically switches between focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF while focusing.
Both cameras are equipped with in-camera vibration reduction providing compensation for movement along five axes. This is even possible with Nikkor F lenses that are not equipped with vibration reduction.
Z 7 and Z 6 both support 4K UHD recording at 30p and full-HD/120p movies. The cameras utilise great colour depth and twelve-stop, 1,300% dynamic range to record a wealth of tone information from highlights and shadows for more effective colour grading. Timecode support makes synchronising video and sound to footage recorded across multiple devices more accessible.
Z 7 and Z 6 are equipped with electronic viewfinders with approximate 3690k-dot OLED panels. The viewfinders have a frame coverage and magnification of around 100% and 0.8×, as well as an approximate 37.0° diagonal viewing angle.
The camera bodies are compact and easy to hold thanks to the firm grip. An additional display panel has been placed on the top of the camera, where information about settings can be displayed, same as with high-end digital SLR camera models.
Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless Z 7 and Z 6 are currently available for pre-order.