No "Z" Yet - What's Your Reason?

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Twitchly Senior Member • Posts: 1,034
Re: No "Z" Yet - What's Your Reason?

If the Z had a larger, heavier body like you described, I would’ve bought the Sony. Size matters a *lot* to me.

What kept me waiting before buying the Z7 yesterday:

- Price. It took me a while to save up enough $$. The current trade-in deal is what finally made it possible.

- Concern about size and weight. I had to get past that in order to go the full-frame route. I’m still not sure how often I’ll take this camera on plane trips or long hikes, but it’s a little lighter than I expected, thankfully.

- Stories about AF hunting in low light. My D5300 did this a lot. My little Canon G1X 3 does not. The Z7 turns out to be somewhere in between. (So far. Things may improve as I get better at using the camera.)

- Stories about less-than-stellar continuous auto-focus. I got all hepped up about that until I realized I’d never even used continuous auto-focus in my life. I’m looking forward to trying it out on the approximately 3% of shots in which I’m likely to use it.

- Stories about peeling grips. Apparently these are covered under warranty. Hopefully Nikon is replacing them with something more durable.

Now if I could just find an XQD card reader with a USB-C connector ...

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