Nikon has just unveiled the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera to the market. Called the Nikon Z6 and Z7, the cameras feature a new mount designed from the ground called the Z-mount.
Both bodies carry similar features apart from the sensor, autofocus points and burst rate. The Z7 is the flagship of the line. It has a 45.7MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor with built-in 5-axis stabilisation. It also has a nine fps burst mode, and comes with 493 phase-detect autofocus (PDAF) points. Meanwhile, the Z6 has a 24.5MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor with a 12 fps burst mode. Lastly, the camera comes with 273 PDAF points.
Both cameras were designed for imaging and video. It can capture 4K video or output a 10-bit 4:2:2 Log video stream over HDMI. The new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine enables all of the video and photography features to run fast on the Z-series cameras. The two camera uses XQD cards for storage purposes.
Both cameras come with a 3.2-inch, 2.1 million dot tiltable touchscreen LCD display. Both bodies are made with magnesium alloy and environmentally sealed, meaning that the camera can survive the rugged outdoors to some extent.
Connectivity is handled via a few sources. Both models have Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for wireless transmissions. As for wired connectivity, it comes with HDMI as well as USB 3.1 Gen 1. Nikon also shared that the Z-series camera supports USB charging via the EH-7P Charging AC Adapter, which will be available to the models in the near future.
The Nikon Z7 will be available from 27 September with a suggested price of US$3,399.95 (~RM13,959) for just the body, while the Nikon Z6 will be out by late November for US$1,995.95 (~RM8,194).
Both cameras will be available in kits with the NIKKOR Z24-70mm F/4 S lens for US$3,995.95 (~RM16,405) and US$2,599.95 (~RM12,300) respectively.