Meet the Brand New Nikon Z6 and Z7 4K Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Considering all the rumors, leaks and speculations in the recent months, it was just a matter of time before we see this, and now it’s official. Nikon just unveiled the highly-anticipated Z Series, its very first full-frame mirrorless camera systems – the Z6 and Z7.

Both counterparts can shoot 4K Ultra HD at up to 30fps while boasting a decent number of neat video features such as built-in 5-Axis Vibration Reduction, 10-bit N-Log HDMI output, Active D-Lighting, 8K timelapse mode, focus peaking, timecode sync support, as well as 120fps slow-motion capabilities when filming in 1080p. The new arrivals also sport the recently developed Z mount that uses a large 55mm inner diameter and a 16mm flange focal distance allowing for apertures as fast as f/0.95 and a slim body design.

The Nikon Z6 is touted as all-around, high-speed, low-light camera that features a back-illuminated FX-format 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine with a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200. The unit also boasts advanced phase-detect autofocus system using 273 points that can also be utilized when shooting video.

Besides that, the camera sports a 3.2″ 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen rear LCD alongside a 0.80x 3.6m-dot EVF with NIKKOR optics and a dot-matrix OLED top display for quickly checking settings. Regarding storage, the Z6 has a single XQD card slot that will be compatible with CFexpress for faster speeds in the future. Additionally, the body is equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Videographers can also take advantage of the 5-axis Vibration Reduction technology as well as the available N-Log gamma profile along with the camera’s 10-bit HDMI output. Video recording options include UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) using either the full-frame area or a DX crop area in 30p, 25, or 24p frame rates. Full HD video is also supported at up to 120fps.

Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Digital Camera Highlights

  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction
  • 0.80x 3.6m-Dot EVF with NIKKOR Optics
  • 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 12 fps Shooting; ISO 100-51200
  • Top-Panel Dot-Matrix OLED; XQD Card Slot
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Price: $1,996.95
  • Availablity: November 2018

Unlike its sibling, the Nikon Z7 comes equipped with a 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor with a native sensitivity range of ISO 64-25600 and provides even more advanced 493 phase-detect autofocus system. The sensor’s design also omits the conventional optical low-pass filter in order to achieve the greatest sharpness and resolution. The camera has identical compact design and features like the Z6 in addition to 3.5mm stereo jack for greater audio control and live monitoring on the fly.

Video shooters can also take advantage of the available N-Log gamma, UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) recording using either the full-frame area or a DX crop area in 30p, 25, or 24p frame rates, 1080p slow-motion capabilities, timecode sync support, focus peaking, 10-bit HDMI output, 8K timelapse mode, Electronic VR function, and more.

Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Digital Camera Highlights

  • 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 493-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction
  • 0.80x 3.6m-Dot EVF with NIKKOR Optics
  • 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 9 fps Continuous Shooting; ISO 64-25600
  • Top-Panel Dot-Matrix OLED; XQD Card Slot
  • 8K Time-Lapse Mode; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Price: $3,400
  • Availability: September 2018

The Nikon Z7 should hit the market on September 27th with a price tag of $3,400 whereas the Z6 will be available in late November selling for $1,996. Besides the two mirrorless cameras, Nikon has also unveiled three Nikkor Z lenses and one lens adapter.

The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S and 35mm f/1.8 S will also be available on September 27th and will cost $1,000 and $850, respectively. The Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S will be on the market a month later with a price tag of $600. The Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter, on the other hand, will hit the shelves on September 27th with a price tag of $250.

[source: Nikon]

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