Nikon today officially unveiled the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 – their first-ever full-frame mirrorless cameras, as well as the new line of NIKKOR Z lenses.
Here is the official Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 tech briefing, as well as a photo showcase by celebrity photographer Keda Z, and a Nikon Z7 and NIKKOR Z lens showcase!
The Official Nikon Z7 + Nikon Z6 Tech Briefing
Albert Yap, Assistant Manager of International Customer Support, Nikon Singapore, gave the tech briefing on the new Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 cameras, as well as the new NIKKOR Z lenses.
The Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 cameras are based on the new Nikon Z Mount. The Z Mount has a 55 mm diameter, with a very short 16 mm flange focal distance. This allows Nikon to fit a full-frame FX-format sensor into a very thin form factor.
The Nikon Z7 is designed for large format photography, boasting a 45.7 MP sensor with 493 AF points. It has an expanded ISO range of 64 to 25,600, and can take burst shots of up to 9 frames per second.[adrotate group=”2″]
The Nikon Z6, on the other hand, is designed for high-speed and/or low-light photography. It has a 24.5 MP sensor with just 273 AF points, but a wider ISO range of 100 to 51,200. It can take burst shots of up to 12 frames per second.
Both cameras will support all existing F-mount lenses, using the new Nikon FTZ mount adaptor, with full capabilities intact. FTZ, incidentally, stands for F To Z or F-mount To Z-mount.
These new Nikon full-frame mirrorless cameras also introduce new in-body 5-axis image stabilisation, whose performance Nikon says is equivalent to 5 stops of shutter speed.
They also now support full-frame recording of 4K video at 30 frames per second, and 1080p videos at up to 120 frames per second. Professional videographers will love its support for an external recorder, and 10-bit N-Log (4:2:2) gamma recording.
Nikon Z7 Photo Showcase by Keda Z
Celebrity photographer Keda Z presented his photo showcase using the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. He also shared his experience using Nikon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera, in comparison to the larger Nikon DSLR cameras he regularly uses.
The Nikon Z7 + NIKKOR Z Lens Showcase
Here is a video of the really interesting Nikon Z7 and NIKKOR Z lens showcase. Check it out!
NIKKOR Z S-Line Lenses
The Nikon Z mount will have a new range of NIKKOR Z lenses. They feature a Control Ring, which can be programmed for different purposes, instead of just for manual focus. These are S-Line lenses, which means they are higher-quality lenses with a Nano Crystal Coat and a stepping motor for smoother and quieter operation.
Here is a list of new NIKKOR Z lenses coming up. They are all S-Line lenses.[adrotate group=”2″]
2018 NIKKOR Z Lenses
- NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
2019 NIKKOR Z Lenses
- NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct
- NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S
2020 NIKKOR Z Lenses
- NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S
- NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 Price + Availability
The Nikon Z7 is available starting 27 September 2018, with the following suggested retail prices (SRP):
- Nikon Z7 body only : $3,399.95 | RM 14,688
- Nikon Z7 with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens : $3,999.95 | RM 17,858
The Nikon Z6 is available in late November 2018, with the following suggested retail prices (SRP)
- Nikon Z6 body only : $1,995.95
- Nikon Z6 with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens : $2,599.95
Here are some direct purchase links (accurate as of 20 September 2018) :
- Nikon Z7 with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f4 S : $3,996.95
- Nikon Z7 with NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S and FTZ Mount Adaptor : $4.240.85
- Nikon Z7 with NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S and FTZ Mount Adaptor : $4.490.85
- Nikon Z6 with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f4 S : $2,596.95
- NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens : $996.95
- NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens : $846.95
- NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens : $596.95
- Nikon FTZ Mount Adaptor : $246.95
- Nikon EN-EL15b Li-Ion Battery : $64.95
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