The Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 are official products heading to the market (and yes, Nikon is officially writing the model names with a space between the “Z” and the number). The full frame mirrorless combo includes the high-resolution 45.6-megapixel Z 7 and the versatile 24.5-megapixel Z 6.
The cameras both sport backside illumination FX-format CMOS sensors with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels and the EXPEED 6 image processor. The Z 7 offers a sensitivity range of ISO 64-25,600 (expandable to ISO 32-102,400), while the Z 6 offers a range of ISO 100-51,200 (exapandable to ISO 50-204,800).
The new hybrid AF system uses a combo of focal plane phase-detection sensors and contrast detection to achieve focus. The Z 7 has 493 focus points and the Z 6 has 273 focus points, both covering 90% of the imaging area. As you would expect, this system is optimized for use with native Z system lenses.
The EVF is features a 3690k-dot OLED panel offers 100% frame coverage with 0.8x magnification. Both cameras offer 4K full frame video capture at 30p and 1080 capture at up to 120p with focus peaking available at both resolutions. Nikon N-Log color profile can also be used with 10-bit HDMI output.
The cameras feature sensor-based Vibration Reduction with a claimed 5-stop effectiveness to reduce camera shake effects in both still and video capture. The in-camera VR is also effective with legacy Nikon F-mount lenses when using the FTZ mount adapter.
- Same level of strength and durability, as well as dust-and drip-resistance, as the Nikon D850, offered in a compact body
- A 3.2-in., approximately 2100k-dot touch-sensitive LCD monitor, with a tilting mechanism
- Silent photography function eliminates shake and noise caused by shutter release,
- Peaking stack image function9enables confirmation of the area in focus after shooting using focus shift, which is convenient for focus stacking
- High-speed continuous shooting (extended) at approximately 9 fps (Z 7) and 12 fps (Z 6) captures fast motion
- Interval timer photography that makes 8K (Z 7) time-lapse movie creation possible
- An extended low-light metering range allows users to easily capture scenes such as the transition from sunset to starry night sky, using aperture-priority auto exposure
- Built-in Wi-Fi for direct connection to a smart device using SnapBridge
- Built-in Wi-Fi makes the transfer of images and movies to a computer possible
- Support for existing digital SLR camera accessories such as the EN-EL15/a/b batteries, WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter for transferring images and movies at high speed over a wired or wireless LAN, and radio-controlled/optical controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, which makes flexible multi-flash photography possible
The MB-N10 Multi-Power Battery Pack is also in development, which will hold two EN-EL15b, effectively increasing the number of shots possible and/or movie recording time by approximately 1.8x.
Along with the new mirrorless cameras, Nikon announced three launch lenses for the Z-mount system, which include the standard zoom NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S ($999), the wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S ($849), the standard prime NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S ($599), as well as the development of the fastest lens in Nikon history: the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens.
The Nikon Z 7 will be available September 27 for $3399.95 for the body-only configuration, or for $3999.95 as a kit with the new NIKKOR Z 24-70 f/4 S lens. The Nikon Z 6 will be available in late November for the $1995.95 for the body only configuration, or for the $2,599.95 with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens kit. You can pre-order all the new Nikon Z series gear here at B&H Photo.