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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
All three cameras capture video in 4K or FullHD with stereo reasonable and optical zoom can be used.
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.
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.
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.
|Nikon D850||Nikon Z6||Nikon Z7|
|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 Size (width)||35.9mm||35.9mm||35.9mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||23.9mm||23.9mm||23.9mm|
|Screen resolution||2360K hold dears||2100K dots||2100K dot|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/8000sec||1/8000sec||1/8000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec||30sec||30sec|
|ISO sensitivity||32 – 102400||50 – 204800||32 – 102400|
|Viewfinder Resolution||No Data||3.6m||3.6m|
|Video FPS||4K UHD 30, 25, 24fps||4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps||4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps|
|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|
|Battery Life (CIPA rating)||1840photographs||310shots||330shots|
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