Nikon Z50 vs. Nikon Z6 vs. Nikon Z7

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Oct 10, 2019
Aug 23, 2018
Aug 23, 2018
 
$859 (body), $999 (w/16-50mm lens), $1349 (w/16-50 and 20-250mm lenses)
$1995 (body only), $2599 (w/24-70 F4 lens)
$3399 (body only), $3999 (w/24-70 F4 lens)
 
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
5568 x 3712
6048 x 4024
8256 x 5504
 
3936 x 2624 (DX crop), 4016 x 4016 (1:1), 6048 x 3400 (16:9)
5408 x 3600 (DX crop), 6880 x 5504 (5:4), 5504 x 5504 (1:1), 8256 x 4640 (16:9)
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 5:4, 3:2, 16:9
21 megapixels
25 megapixels
46 megapixels
22 megapixels
25 megapixels
47 megapixels
APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
Expeed 6
Expeed 6
Expeed 6
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 204,800)
Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Auto, 64-25600 (expands to 32-102400)
 
50
32
204800
204800
102400
 
12
12
Yes
Yes (6 slots)
Yes (6 slots)
No
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
 
5-axis
5-axis
 
5 stop(s)
5 stop(s)
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, normal, basic
Fine, normal, basic
Fine, normal, basic
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (NEF, 12/14-bit)
  • JPEG
  • Raw (NEF, 12 or 14-bit)
  • JPEG
  • Raw (NEF, 12 or 14-bit)
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
209
273
493
Nikon Z
Nikon Z
Nikon Z
1.5×
1×
1×
 
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
3.2
3.2
3.2
1,040,000
2,100,000
2,100,000
Yes
Yes
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
100%
1.02× (0.68× 35mm equiv.)
0.8×
0.8×
2,360,000
3,690,000
3,690,000
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • "Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effect Modes
 
 
Yes
No
No
7.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
 
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe)
 
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single
  • Low-speed continuous
  • High-speed continuous
  • Self-timer
 
 
11.0 fps
12.0 fps
9.0 fps
Yes
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
XQD card
XQD card
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11ac + Bluetooth
802.11ac + Bluetooth
802.11ac + Bluetooth
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (via MC-DC2 or smartphone)
Yes (via MC-DC2 or smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
EN-EL25 lithium-ion battery & charger
EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery & charger
EN-EL15b lithium-ion battery & charger
320
310
330
450 g (0.99 lb / 15.87 oz)
675 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz)
675 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz)
127 x 94 x 60 mm (5 x 3.7 x 2.36)
134 x 101 x 68 mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.68)
134 x 101 x 68 mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.68)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
None