The Nikon Z7 is a high-resolution mirrorless camera that comes with the new Z-mount system and offers great features for professional photographers.
The Z7 is the first full-frame Nikon mirrorless camera. It was made for those who want only the best quality - for both stills and videos.
Because of its great capabilities, the camera may be a bit pricey for average consumers, but that’s why there is the Z6, which comes with lower resolution as a more affordable option.
We already completed a Nikon Z6 review, but now let’s see why everyone is falling in love with the Z7 in this Nikon Z7 review.
Editor's Note: Get more details in my new Nikon Z7 hands-on review.
Nikon Z7 REview: Specs
Packed in a corrosion-resistant magnesium alloy body, the Nikon Z7 offers a 45.7MP image sensor, a superior 493-point AF system with 90% coverage, a 9 FPS Continuous Shooting, a native ISO range from 64 to 25,600 ISO (expandable to 102,400), 4K video up to 30p, built-in stabilization, and many other improved features in comparison to earlier Nikon full frame models.
The camera uses a 3.69-million-dot electronic OLED viewfinder which allows you to preview exposure effects, a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen on the back, and a small LCD screen on the top so you can quickly check cameras settings.
The ergonomics are really good on this camera. It has a deep grip for easy handling, while the buttons are positioned in a way to be familiar to anybody who has already used a Nikon camera. The body is weather-resistant even in harsh conditions so you don’t have to worry about moisture or dirt getting inside the body.
Get a better idea of the Z7's features in the video above by Kai W.
Nikon Z7 Review: Video Capabilities
When it comes to video recording, the Z7 is one of the best full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market today. It offers full-frame 4K up to 30p, while it can record up to 120 fps in HD.
The internal video capture of the Z7 is only 8-bit, but there is a possibility to record directly to an optional external recorder with 10-bit output via HDMI. The files are saved in MOV or MP4 format.
The only disadvantage is that the camera has only one XQD card slot.
Other notable features are built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth technology, capabilities for remote shooting with SnapBridge, and new USB battery charging.
Nikon Z7 Review: Z-Mount Lenses
The Z-mount system features a larger-diameter mount combined with a shorter flange focal distance which helped Nikon create ultra-thin lens mounts. Until there are more Z-mount lenses, you can still use F-mount Lenses if you get an FTZ mount adapter.
Of course, more Z-mount lenses have now been introduced, expanding the lineup of lenses available for the Z7 and the Z6.
Nikon Z7 Review: Price
You can pick up a brand-new Z7 body for $3,396.95, while we suggest you add around $250 for Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter so you can use a variety of lens options for the best results.
Among the currently available Z-mount lenses, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, which runs about $996.95, would be our top recommended choice as it offers excellent focal range that gives you more versatility for shooting different subject matter than a prime lens.
Get more details about the lenses and autofocus system in this Nikon mirrorless camera in the video above by Jared Polin.
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