Nikon Z7

Announced Aug 23, 2018 •
46 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
Product description
Announced Aug 23, 2018

The Nikon Z 7 is the company's high-end full-frame mirrorless camera. It features a 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor, a hybrid AF system with 493 points and 90% coverage and 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The rugged body is similar in design to the D850 DSLR and is fully sealed against dust and moisture. It features a 3.68M-dot electronic viewfinder and tilting 3.2", 2.1M-dot touchscreen LCD. An OLED panel on the top plate displays current shooting settings. Photos are stored on an XQD card.

The Z 7 can shoot continuously at 9 fps with AE locked and 5.5 fps with continuous AF/AE. The buffer is relatively small, topping out at 18-23 Raw and 25 JPEG images. It can capture 4K video using the full width of the sensor, or users can switch to a DX crop mode where the entire sensor is sampled. You can use the same features for videos as you can for stills, including 5-axis IS and the hybrid AF system (with 435 points here). The Z 7 supports focus peaking, zebra patterns, time code and 10-bit Log output over HDMI. The camera can record 8-bit video internally and externally at the same time.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (802.11ac) with Bluetooth as well as the ability to connect directly to a PC.

Product timeline
Review, Nov 5, 2018
Aug 24, 2018
Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 8256 x 5504
Effective pixels 46 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 64-25600 (expands to 32-102400)
Lens mount Nikon Z
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 2,100,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types XQD card
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 675 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz)
Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68 mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.68)
GPS None

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Our review

The Nikon Z7 is an extremely well-rounded digital camera and suitable for a wide range of photographic and video needs. It packs outstanding image quality and very good 4K video in a lightweight, well-built package with in-body image stabilization. Autofocus is less reliable than the competition and the buffer can be limiting for fast action, but overall, the Z7 is a pleasure to shoot with.

Good for: Hybrid stills and video shooters, photographers looking for a versatile tool for a wide range of subjects in a compact package.

Not so good for: Those needing class-leading autofocus performance, faster burst rates, or greater buffer depth.

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