Early metareview of Z7 (Z6) and Z system

Started Aug 24, 2018 | User reviews thread
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Early metareview of Z7 (Z6) and Z system
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First a disclaimer: I haven't touched or even seen a Z camera or lens live, thus the subject title saying "metareview". For those not familiar with the term:

In science, a “meta-analysis” of the literature on some topic is conducted by analyzing all published results on the topic and obtaining what is considered the state of the art consensus, determining the points still under debate, etc. It’s not a piece of original research (so this is not an original "review" by a user).

I have developed a very early meta-analysis of the available on-line reviews of the Z system, with links to where they are available, to help people see and decide for themselves. Of course, no statistical analysis has been performed to actually determine what is the “truth” about the Z system, but a more “ethnographic” approach, meaning we just describe what the various reviews have put forward in search of a consensus, where it exists, points of contention, methodological shortcomings, etc.

Before moving to the metareview, which will be posted by theme below, we use the final comment in the latest DPR’s post, with which we basically agree, as a pre-conclusion to our analysis.

“Overall, the combination of high resolution, expansive dynamic range, compact size, comfortable handling and great 4K video with intuitive and decisive autofocus is hard to dismiss. We're confident in saying that, as of now, the Z 7 is Nikon's most well-rounded camera they've ever produced.”

Online hands-on reviews and comments

DPR first impressionsDPR where it should go

Digitaltrends

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Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Nikon D7000 Nikon 1 V1 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D +4 more
Nikon Z7
46 megapixels • 3.2 screen • Full frame sensor
Announced: Aug 23, 2018
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