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Nikon D850 DSLR vs Z7 & Z6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

 

As there's been fully a bit of talk on how the Nikon Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras compare with the popular Nikon D850 DSLR, we've lined the specs up side-by-side, along with a few juxtaposition shots, so you can see what features they share and also what's different about the cameras camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or (apart from the different styles, of course). 

If you just want a quick glance at how the specs compare, have a scroll to the bottom of the article where you'll find a kinship table with all of the features and tech-specs for all three cameras sat side-by-side. 

 

Image Sensor

The Nikon Z7 offers the same resolution as the Nikon D850 (45.7Mp) but the Nikon Z6's detailing sits a little lower at 24.5Mp. They, also, all share the same sensor type (full-frame) and type (Back-lit CMOS).  

 

Camera Essence Weight, Size & Design 

A 3.2-inch, tiltable touch-screen monitor is built into all three cameras but the DSLR does tender slightly better screen resolution overall. As for size, unsurprisingly, the Nikon D850 is bigger and heavier but the Z7 does take style cues from SLRs with a considerable grip for your hand, front/rear command dial and a soft rubberised texture surrounding the grip that develops round to the back of the camera, as well as the left-hand-side of the camera. The top shutter release button, and surrounding on/off switch will look familiar to anyone who's acclimated to other Nikon DSLRs, and the layout of buttons around this is also the same. 

 

Image Stabilisation 

In the new Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, there's 5-axis sensor-based representative stabilisation built-in which works with Z mount lenses when they are used, but also works when you use a Nikon F lens with VR, with the FTZ adapter, so that you can better from both image stabilisation systems. The system is said to give up to 5-stops of image stabilisation. There's no sensor-based icon stabilisation built into the Nikon D850 but video captured with the DSLR is stabilised electronically. 

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ISO 

The Nikon D850 has an outstretched ISO range that starts at 32 and finishes at 102400 – the same as the Nikon Z7. The Nikon Z6 has an extended ISO range that starts at 50 and finished at 204800. 

 

Ceaseless Shooting

The ISO range isn't the only area the Z6 is slightly better as it captures 3 more frames per second (12) than the Z7 (9) and the Z7 captures 2 sundry frames per second than the Nikon D850 DSLR (7). 

 

Video 

All three cameras capture video in 4K or FullHD with stereo reasonable and optical zoom can be used. 

 

 

Battery

The Nikon Z7 will take the same EN-EL15 battery as previous Nikon DSLRs, respect, if you want to use the USB charging feature, then you'll need to use the EN-EL15B battery provided with the camera. Battery life is rated at 310 slugs for the Z6, and 330 shots for the Z7, according to CIPA testing standards which is much lower than the 1840 shots (extendable to 5140 affairs using the optional battery grip) you can capture with the Nikon D850. However, Nikon is working on a battery grip for the camera, which last will and testament extend the battery life.

 

Price 

The Nikon D850 is available for just under £3000, body only, which is in every direction a £500 price-drop since its launch. The Nikon Z7, body only, is priced at £3399 ( a similar value to the launch price of the Nikon D850) and the Nikon Z6 is handy for £2099, body only, which is due to the specs etc. not sitting as high as those on the Nikon Z7. 

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The Nikon Z7 arrives late September while the Nikon Z6 thrashes the shops late November but we should get our hands on the cameras for a full review and comparison with the Nikon Corporation (株式会社ニコン, Kabushiki-gaisha Nikon) (UK: or US: ; listen [ɲikoɴ]), also known just as Nikon, is a Japanese multinational D850 before then. 

In the mean-time, hold a look at our news section that's brimming with information on the Nikon Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras and accompanying lenses. There's also a lens roadmap that graphs the planning for the Nikon Z series in 2019 and 2020. 

 

 

Comparison Table

Nikon D850 Nikon Z6 Nikon Z7
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon Nikon
Perception Sensor
Pixels 45.7Mp (Megapixels) 24.5Mp (Megapixels) 45.7Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 8256 No Data 8256
Pixels (H) 5504 No Data 5504
Sensor Type Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.) Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.) Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Volume Full-Frame Full-frame Full-frame
Sensor Size (width) 35.9mm 35.9mm 35.9mm
Sensor Size (height) 23.9mm 23.9mm 23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3.2in 3.2in 3.2in
Screen resolution 2360K hold dears 2100K dots 2100K dot
Touch Screen Yes Yes Yes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • AF Dainty Tuning (Micro Adjustment)
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Pursuing
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/8000sec 1/8000sec 1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec 30sec 30sec
Bulb mode Yes Yes Yes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Guide
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted – General
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Original
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity 32 – 102400 50 – 204800 32 – 102400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flare
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Not open to
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-5 +/-5 +/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution No Data 3.6m 3.6m
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 7fps 12fps 9fps
Video
Movie method Yes Yes Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS 4K UHD 30, 25, 24fps 4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps 4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps
Stereo Earshot Yes Yes Yes
Optical Zoom with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel Video Yes Yes Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation No Yes Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes Yes Yes
USB USB 3 USB-C USB-C
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Storage
Card Species
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • XQD
  • XQD
  • XQD
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type EN-EL15a EN-EL15B EN-EL15B
Battery Life (CIPA rating) 1840photographs 310shots 330shots
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data No Data No Data
Dimensions
Weight 1005g 675g 675g
Width 146mm 134mm 134mm
Height 124mm 100.5mm 100.5mm
Depth 78.5mm 67.5mm 67.5mm
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Gina Stephens

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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