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 mirrorless camera released by Nikon. 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 reviewed the Nikon Z6, but now let’s see why everyone is falling in love with the Nikon Z7.
Editor's Tip: Ready to upgrade to a Z7 but don't have enough money? Sell your old gear and use the proceeds to purchase your dream camera.
Nikon Z7 Specs
Packed in a corrosion-resistant magnesium alloy body, the 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 Nikon’s earlier 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 DSLR. 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 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.
Editor's Tip: Have a Z7 but don't have the money for new Z-mount lenses? Find pre-owned F-mount lenses that will work with the Z7 by using an FTZ adapter.
Nikon Z-Mount Lenses
The Nikon Z7 introduces the new Nikon Z mount system and three new lenses to choose from - the Nikkor Z 24-70 F4 S, Nikkor Z 50mm F1.8 S, and Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S.
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.
Nikon Z7 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 Z7's lenses and autofocus system in the video above by Jared Polin.
Have Nikon questions? Ask in the Nikon Camera Forum.
How to Afford a Nikon Z7
The Z7 is a great camera, no doubt. But it also has a very high price tag.
Not everyone can plunk down $3,400.00 for a new camera body, so short of waiting a few years for the price to go down, how can you afford a Nikon Z7?
The answer is simple...
If you have old camera bodies and lenses laying around that you just don't use anymore, sell them!
Even if they're decades old, you never know who might want a vintage film camera that your dad bought in the 70s!
Once you have your gear collected, head over to Gear Offer, set up an account, and get selling.
It's easy to get started, too - sign up for an account, add your address and payment details, and create your listing.
Once your item sells, box it up and ship it to the buyer. Once you ship the item and the shipping status is in transit, just click the payout link in your account and the funds will be in your bank in a day or two.
It's that simple!
Since the Gear Offer platform handles everything from the listings to feedback for buyers and sellers to processing payments, it truly is a one-stop shop for buying and selling gear.
And it's affordable, too - they charge a 6.9% fee on successfully sold items, which is far less than what you pay to list and sell on eBay.
Plus, since Gear Offer is specifically designed to be a peer-to-peer marketplace for photographers, buyers looking for gear don't have to sift through a ton of unrelated items like they do on Craigslist or eBay. That means they can more quickly and easily find what you're selling.
Clean out your gear drawer and get selling today at Gear Offer!