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Nikon Z- Series

With the Z series, Nikon made a giant leap into the field of DSLM cameras in 2018.

The Z7 and Z6 are each equipped with a new full-format sensor (Nikon FX format). Both are rear-exposure CMOS sensors (BSI) and integrated phase-locked autofocus (PDAF). Both cameras feature the latest image processing engine EXPEED 6.

The heart of this system is the new z-bayonet with a particularly large diameter. As a first step, the new system includes Z7 and Z6 mirrorless full-frame cameras (Nikon FX format) and compatible NIKKOR-Z lenses. The first available Z-mount lenses are the 24-70 f / 4, a 35mm f / 1.8 and a 50mm f / 1.8.

The Z7 offers 45.7 megapixels (effective) and supports sensitivities between 64 to 25,600.
The Z6 offers an effective resolution of 24.5 megapixels and sensitivities between ISO 100 - 51,200.

4K / UHD recordings in full size are possible. All pixels are read out (pixel binning). In addition, you can also use the DX mode, which offers a picture detail with a Cropfaktor of 1.5.
Via HDMI, a 10-bit video signal can be output in 4K. For internal recording, 10bit recording up to FullHD is possible. Full HD offers up to 120 frames per second.

Both cameras offer a logarithmic image profile (N-Log ) and a timecode.

The Z6 and Z7 cameras have a 5-axis image stabilizer.

The case is high quality and is based on classic Nikon cameras. In particular, the deep, ergonomic handle makes the cameras very well in the hand. The buttons on the back are all mounted on the right side and look very tidy.

The electronic viewfinder is relatively far back, this is due to the complex optical design, which ensures a very large and bright viewfinder image. It comes extremely close to the quality of an optical viewfinder. With 3.69 million pixels, it is very high resolution and offers a fast response time through 60fps control. The magnification factor is about 0.8. For comparison, the magnification of the D850 is approximately 0.7. As is usual with electronic viewfinders, the field coverage is 100%. It should be emphasized that the viewfinder image is tidy and clear.

The monitor is a 3.2 "LCD flip-up display with touch functionality and 2.1 million pixels. It is very similar to the display of the D850.

Small disadvantage: The depth of field of the image is only displayed until aperture f / 5.6 in LiveView. The depth of field ratios at larger f-numbers can only be viewed by pressing the fade-down button.

The autofocus of the Z6 and Z7 is a combination of phase AF and contrast AF. The big advantage over a DSLR is that the focus fields go to the edge. The Z7 has 493 focus fields, the Z6 has 273 focus points.
A difference when focusing with z-bayonet lenses. those with F-bayonet, which are connected via adapter, can not be determined.

Unlike the D850, focus peaking is available even in the highest resolution. Likewise, a zebra function is integrated to better assess the exposure.

An open WiFi as well as snapbridge (optional) are additional features of the Z6 and Z7.
Not quite up to date is that only one XQD card slot is available. However, CFExpress cards can also be used in perspective via a second slot.

The DSLM full-frame cameras Z6 and Z7 weigh less than 700 grams.

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