The Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Digital Camera introduces the Z Mount, a large diameter design with a short 16mm flange distance that allows Nikon to create compact, yet powerful cameras and develop more advanced optics. The Z7 is among the first in the series, and brings with it a 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine, delivering outstanding image quality and speed with a native sensitivity range of ISO 64-25600.
On the sensor, you will find an advanced phase-detect autofocus system using 493 points covering 90% of the image area and the sensor features 5-axis Vibration Reduction technology for stabilized photos and video regardless of the lens used. This advanced hybrid AF system will also benefit video. The Z7 features UHD 4K recording at up to 30p and can use the N-Log gamma profile along with the camera's 10-bit HDMI output to create a cinema-quality video. The camera's high-resolution sensor also permits the use of an 8K Time-Lapse mode.
As with many mirrorless systems, the Z Series boasts a much more compact form factor than its DSLR counterparts. The Z7 is no exception with its slimmed-down design and lighter build, though it maintains the weather sealing and ergonomics for which Nikon is known. The camera features multiple displays and screens for ease of use, including a 0.80x 3.6m-dot EVF with NIKKOR optics and a Fluorine coating, ensuring clear viewing. The rear of the camera is equipped with a 3.2" 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD while the top offers a dot-matrix OLED for quickly checking settings. For storage, the Z7 has a single XQD card slot that is compatible with CFexpress for faster speeds in the future. Additionally, the body is equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
A 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor is used for high-resolution shooting, impressive low-light quality, and fast readout speeds to benefit continuous shooting, movies, and time-lapse recording. The back-illuminated design of the sensor affords noticeably cleaner high-sensitivity output for reduced noise when working at high ISO values, up to a native ISO 25600, as well as vivid and smooth quality at sensitivities as low as ISO 64. The sensor's design also omits the conventional optical low-pass filter in order to achieve the greatest sharpness and resolution from the sensor. Benefitting the sensor is the apt EXPEED 6 image processor, which affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to shoot continuously at 9 fps in raw.
Utilizing the sensor and processor attributes for more than just still imagery, the Z7 is also a more-than-capable multimedia camera. Video recording is possible at UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) using either the full-frame area or a DX crop area in 30p, 25p, or 24p frame rates. Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported at up to 120p for slow-motion playback, and video files can be saved to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out.
Advanced video functionalities have been added with the Z7. This includes the N-Log gamma for capturing flat-looking footage that maximizes dynamic range. Other additions are the ability to output high-quality 10-bit data over HDMI and an Electronic VR function for smooth handheld shooting. Focus Peaking can be used to benefit manual focus control and a Zebra Stripes option is also available to help detect over-exposed areas within the frame. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality, and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.
The Z7 also blends both still and video capabilities with the ability to produce 8K time-lapses using the Interval Timer Mode or in-camera 4K time-lapse movies, with the ability to record up to 9999 exposures for either method. This system also makes use of a silent interval timer, which produces no shutter noise, does not contribute to wear on the shutter mechanism, and is energy efficient to maximize battery life.
The Nikon 24-70mm f/4 S NIKKOR S Lens covers a sweet spot of the focal length range. Capture wide-angle views one moment, close-ups the next and everything in between. This reimagining of the classic everyday zoom, optimized and evolved for new Z cameras, achieves breakthrough image quality and performance for both stills and videos. Empowered by the Z system's larger mount, shorter flange distance and cutting-edge imaging advancements, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S delivers uncanny sharpness, vibrancy and even lighting across the entire frame.
A constant f/4 max aperture maintains consistent exposure at any zoom setting. Record smooth zoom transitions with even lighting across the entire sequence. The larger Z Mount enables epic definition and resolution from the centre of the frame to the edges. No need to stop this lens down. A new optical formula achieves faithful colour reproduction with minimal axial/lateral chromatic aberration and virtually zero sagittal coma flare, even at 24mm.
The larger Z Mount allows more data to be shared between lens and camera for faster, more accurate focusing and improved distortion control. Designed specifically for the new Z Mount size, an ultra-quiet new stepping motor (STM) powers fast, near-silent AF and aperture adjustments. Can be used for manual focusing (default), aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording) or exposure compensation.
- 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
- UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
- 493-Point Phase-Detect AF System
- Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction
- 9 fps Continuous Shooting; ISO 64-25600
- Z-Mount, FX Format
- 14 Elements in 11 Groups
- One Aspherical Element
- One Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Element
- Three Aspherical Elements
- 30 cm Minimum Focus Distance
|Z7 Camera Body|
|Effective Pixels (Megapixels)||45.7 million|
|Sensor Size||35.9 mm x 23.9 mm|
|Image Sensor Format||FX|
|Storage Media||XQD memory cards|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution||9 frames per second|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 64 - 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above|
|ISO 25,600; auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Movie||4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps|
|4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps|
|4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4|
|Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5|
|Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively|
|Quality selection available at all sizes except|
|3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-mo, when quality is fixed at high|
|Monitor Size||3.2 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Type||Tilting TFT|
|Battery / Batteries||One EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery|
|EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 can also be used, but note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge and that charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries only|
|Dimensions||134 x 100,5 mm|
|24-70mm f/4 S NIKKOR S Lens|
|Nikon Z mount|
Full Time Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance
|0.3 m from focal plane at all zoom positions|
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