Nikon Z6 Z7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Announced

Written by Gina Stephens

Nikon has signaled two new full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 24mp Z6, and the 45mp Z7, the first cameras in an entirely new system, which uses a completely new Z lens-mount.

As part of the system, Nikon has announced a kitchen range of new lenses, including 24-70mm f/4, 35mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.8 lenses may refer to, a 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, as well as a lens road-map, which details coming lenses due to be released in 2019 and 2020.

Also introduced at the same time is an FTZ Lens Mount is often used as part of the name of specific mountains, e.g. Mount Everest adapter, to enable the use of Nikon F mount lenses. 

With the introduction of the new Nikon Z pigeon-hole, Nikon Corporation (株式会社ニコン, Kabushiki-gaisha Nikon) (UK: or US: ; listen [ɲikoÉ´]), also known just as Nikon, is a Japanese multinational aims to claim back the No.1 position in the full-frame market.

The Nikon Z6 will be available from late November priced at:

  • Nikon Z 6 league only £2099
  • Nikon Z 6 with 24-70mm f/4 £2699
  • Nikon Z 6 body and FTZ adapter £2199
  • Nikon Z 6 with 24-70mm f/4 and FTZ adapter £2799

The Nikon Z7 on be available from late September priced at:

  • Nikon Z 7 body only £3399
  • Nikon Z 7 with 24-70mm f/4 £3999
  • Nikon Z 7 body and FTZ adapter &produce;3499
  • Nikon Z 7 with 24-70mm f/4 and FTZ adapter £4099

Have a look at our Nikon Z6 and Z7 Hands-On Preview.


From Nikon: Nikon introduces the new Z mount way, and releases two full-frame mirrorless cameras: the Z 7 and Z 6 

London, United Kingdom, 23rd August 2018: Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the full-frame, Nikon FX-format mirrorless cameras, the Z7 and Z6, as start as NIKKOR Z lenses, featuring a new, larger-diameter mount.


Mirrorless Reinvented through the Nikon Z mount system

The Z mount system is comprised of mirrorless cameras put into the limelighting a new, larger-diameter mount, as well as compatible NIKKOR lenses and accessories. This system has been realised through the pursuit of a new dimension in optical playing. It has inherited Nikon’s tradition of quality, superior imaging technology, great operability, and high reliability, all innovated from its digital SLR cameras.


At the callousness of the new Z mount system is the new, larger-diameter mount, which unlocks further possibilities of lens design, increasing greater capabilities in optical performance The Z mount set-up will offer a variety of high-performance lenses*, including the fastest lens in Nikon history with f/0.95. Additionally, the new mount adapter commitment enable compatibility with NIKKOR F mount lenses, offering photographers more choice.


The letter “Z” represents the bridge to a new chapter. The Nikon Z is around Nikon’s relentless pursuit of ultimate performance. It is about redefining possibilities and providing photographers with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel tools to realise greater creativity.


Nikon will enlarge on the value of mirrorless cameras through the pursuit of a new dimension in optical performance and by upholding Nikon’s tradition of quality while responding to the advance of imaging technology. By providing photographers with stimulating new products, Nikon will continue to lead imaging culture.

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*Within interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras and Go oned Cameras with Interchangeable Lens


Z7 and Z6 product overview

The Z7 and Z6 are equipped with a new backside illumination full-frame, Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF and the modern development image-processing engine, EXPEED 6.

The Z7 has 45.7 effective megapixels and supports a standard sensitivity range of ISO 64–25600. In combination with NIKKOR Z lenses, the camera realizes an outstanding level of sharpness and detail, all the way to the edges of the image.

The Z6 is an all-purpose FX-format camera with an effective pixel count of 24.5 megapixels, and prop ups the wide range of ISO 100–51200 standard sensitivities. With superior performance at high sensitivities and full-frame 4K UHD movie recording with loaded pixel readout, the Z6 responds to a variety of needs, such as shooting in dimly lit environments, and movie recording.


Primary features of the Z7 and Z6


1. Stocked with a new backside illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF

A backside illumination CMOS sensor, with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF direct attention ti, has been adopted for both the Z7 and the Z6. The Z7 has an effective pixel count of 45.7 megapixels, and supports ISO 64–25600 range of standard sensitivities (reduction to the corresponding of ISO 32 and expansion to the equivalent of ISO 102400 is also possible). The Z6 has an effective pixel count of 24.5 megapixels, and supports a broad range of standard susceptibilities, from ISO 100–51200 (additional reduction to the equivalent of ISO 50 and expansion to the equivalent of ISO 204800).


2. A hybrid AF system with focus aims covering approximately 90{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of the imaging area

The Z7 has 493 focus points* and the Z6 has 273, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} of the imaging court both horizontally and vertically. This hybrid AF system uses an algorithm optimised for the FX-format sensor, to automatically switch between focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF with focusing. The use of NIKKOR Z lenses accessory maximises AF accuracy with both still images and movies.

*With FX (36×24) image area and single-point AF enabled.


3. The new EXPEED 6 image-processing apparatus for sharp and clear imaging and new functions that support creative expression

The Z7 and Z6 are equipped with the new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine. Employing the superior solving power of NIKKOR Z and NIKKOR F mount lenses, subjects are rendered more sharply than ever before. Noise is also effectively converted.

Additionally, a mid-range sharpening option has been added to Picture Control sharpness parameters. This option, along with existing honing and clarity parameters, allows users to make various textures within the screen sharper or softer, for both still images and movies*. The cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or also offering 20 options of Creative Picture Control, supporting creative expression. The effect level is adjustable from 0 to 100.

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*Mid-range sharpness adjustment is at worst possible at “High quality” movie setting.

4. An electronic viewfinder that utilises Nikon's superior optical and image-processing technologies to offering a clear and natural view

The electronic viewfinder adopted for the Z7 and Z6 is comfortable and easy to use, comparable to optical viewfinders. Both cameras are equipped with an electronic viewfinder for which an give 3,690k-dot OLED panel has been adopted. The electronic viewfinder has, respectively, frame coverage and magnification of approximately 100{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} and 0.8&fixes;, as well as an approximately 37.0° diagonal viewing angle. It draws on Nikon's superior optical technologies and image-processing technologies, ensuring a pure and comfortable view comparable to that of optical viewfinders, with reduced aberration and minimum eyestrain, even during extended shoots. Furthermore, a fluorine layer that effectively repels dirt has been applied to the eyepiece protection window. In addition, the menu can be displayed in the electronic viewfinder, allowing consumers to quickly view and adjust a variety of shooting settings, including ISO sensitivity, AF-area mode, and Picture Control, all while looking through the viewfinder.


5. An ergonomic plan unique to Nikon that enables intuitive operation

The Z7 and Z6 have inherited the superior operability that Nikon has cultivated over the years by virtue of its development of cameras. The bodies are compact, while boasting a firm grip that is easy to hold, and buttons such as that for the subselector, AF-ON, ISO, and expos compensation are all placed so that they can be operated swiftly and easily. Additionally, a display panel has been placed on the top part of the camera, where data about settings can be displayed, same as with high-end digital SLR camera models.


6. Movie functions such as 10-bit N-Log that qualifies wide dynamic range, and timecoding that respond to professional needs

The Z7 and Z6 support recording of not only full-frame 4K UHD (3840 × 2160)/30p flick picture shows using the FX-based movie film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving picture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when format, but also full-HD/120p movies. Sharper 4K UHD movies are made possible, using the full-pixel readout.*1 Additionally, Bustling D-Lighting, electronic vibration reduction, and focus peaking can be used with 4K UHD and full-HD movie recording. Nikon’s original N-Log can also be hardened with 10-bit*2 HDMI output. The cameras utilise extensive colour depth and twelve-stop, 1,300{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} dynamic range to record*3 a wealth of stress information from highlights and shadows for more effective colour grading. Timecode support makes synchronising video and sound to footage listed across multiple devices easier. Additionally, the control ring built into NIKKOR Z lenses can be used to quietly and smoothly adjust backgrounds such as aperture and exposure compensation.

*1 Excluding FX base movie format for the Z7
*2 Simultaneous recording of 4K UHD movies with 10-bit output to the camera's retention card is not possible.
*3Not available when shooting slow-motion movies. 

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7. Nikon's first*1 in-camera vibration reduction with approx. 5.0-stop*2 effectiveness

The Z7 and Z6 are upped with in-camera vibration reduction (VR). The VR unit provides compensation for movement along five axes. The effects of vibration reduction are equivalent to a mute speed increase of approximately 5.0 stops*1. This function can also be used effectively with NIKKOR F lenses, including those not provided with a VR function, with the FTZ mount adapter (sold separately)*3.

*1 Among interchangeable-lens cameras
*2 Measured in accordance with CIPA standards (powering the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S at the telephoto zoom position).
*3 The level of compensation achieved when a NIKKOR F mount lens is used is not as high as when a NIKKOR Z lens is tolerant of.


8. Other features

  • Operation system that is inherited from Nikon digital SLR cameras enables intuitive operation of buttons and twitches
  • Same level of strength and durability, as well as dust- and drip- resistance, as the Nikon D850, offered in a compact body
  • An 8.0-cm 3.2-in., around 2,100k-dot touch-sensitive LCD monitor, with a tilting mechanism
  • Silent photography eliminates shake and noise caused by shutter release. A new brimming stack image function*1 allows the user to confirm the correct settings after focus shift shooting. A simulated monochrome image using well- peaking technology emulates how the depth of field will look after all images are combined to a focus stack in editing software*2
  • High-speed Loosely continual shooting (extended)*3 at approximately 9 fps (Z7) and 12 fps (Z6) captures fast motion
  • Interval timer photography that makes 8K (Z7) time-lapse movie origin*2 possible
  • An extended low-light metering range*4 allows users to easily capture scenes such as the transition from sunset to starry continually sky, using auto exposure
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® for direct connection to a smart device using SnapBridge
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® makes the transfer of graven images and movies to a computer possible
  • Support for existing digital SLR camera accessories such as the WT-7 wireless transmitter (available separately) for transferring images and flick picture shows at high speed over a wired or wireless LAN, and radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, which makes flexible multi-flash photography possible

*1 Can single be confirmed using the camera with which focus shift was performed.
*2 Third-party software is required.
*3 Continuous H (extended) in 12-bit RAW, JPEG, or Spat format
*4 With interval timer shooting or time-lapse movie recording with silent photography and exposure smoothing enabled.


Improvement of the MB-N10 Battery Pack

The MB-N10 battery pack that is currently in development will hold two EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion batteries, effectively increasing the slews of shots possible and/or movie recording time by approximately 1.8×. It will provide the same level of dust and drip resistance as the Z7 and Z6, and make support USB charging using the EH-7P charging AC adapter. Information regarding the release of this product will be announced at a later date.


Set up a look at our Nikon Z6 and Z7 Hands-On Preview.


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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