With rumors of a Z8, where does the Z7 fit in?

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ericbowles
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Re: With rumors of a Z8, where does the Z7 fit in?
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Leonard Shepherd wrote:

In many ways the Z7 is fully up with the D850 - including resolution and with ML differences.

In other ways the Z7 is a bit like the D750 with a small buffer and single card slot.

I expect either a Pro model with faster fps, much improved AF, big buffer, twin CFExpress slots, or a 60 MP D850 upgrade with a big buffer.

There are some signs Nikon are following Sony' example of continuing older models such as D750 and D850 at much reduced prices after new cameras are launched - except there is no D850 replacement announced yet.

Time will tell what Nikon launches next - other than as always there will be new products in the future.

I have a similar perspective.

Both the Z7 and Z6 are professional cameras.  Both cameras are excellent but they are used in different ways.

You have the following:

Z6 mirrorless and D780 DSLR - Standard resolution all purpose cameras

Z7 and D850 - High resolution cameras

D6 and Z_ - Full size journalism bodies - standard resolution, grip, dual cards, fast frame rate, big buffer, good video, great AF

D500/550 and Z_ - APS-C action camera - standard resolution, fast frame rate, grip, limitless buffer, great AF for action, crop factor (counterpart to D6/Z_); same size and shape as Z6/Z7.

Nikon will be limiting body changes and changing components.  We're probably looking at two body configurations for DSLR and two for mirrorless.

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