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Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II

Portability
61
Imaging
79
Features
89
Overall
83
Nikon Z6 Mark II front
 
Nikon Z7 Mark II front
Portability
61
Imaging
83
Features
92
Overall
86

Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II Key Specs

Nikon Z6 II
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Boost to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 705g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Launched October 2020
  • Superseded the Nikon Z6
Nikon Z7 II
(Full Review)
  • 46MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 64 - 25600 (Push to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 705g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Released October 2020
  • Replaced the Nikon Z7
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Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II Overview

Let's look much closer at the Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras and both of them are produced by Nikon. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the Z6 II (25MP) and Z7 II (46MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor sizes (Full frame).

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The Z6 II was announced very close to the Z7 II and they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving straight to a in depth comparison, here is a simple summary of how the Z6 II grades against the Z7 II in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 II over the Nikon Z7 II

 Z6 II Z7 II 

Reasons to pick Nikon Z7 II over the Nikon Z6 II

 Z7 II Z6 II 

Common features in the Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II

 Z6 II Z7 II 
ReleasedOctober 2020October 2020Similar generation
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen size3.2"3.2"Same screen dimensions
Screen resolution2100k2100kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon Z6 II provides outside measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") with a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs) whilst the Nikon Z7 II has proportions of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") and a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs).

Check out the Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have attached at the time. Underneath is a front view measurements comparison of the Z6 II against the Z7 II.

Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Z6 II and Z7 II is 61 and 61 respectively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to see the contrast between sensor sizes only by checking specs. The pic below will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the Z6 II and Z7 II.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You should count on the Nikon Z7 II to give greater detail with its extra 21 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures way more aggressively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon Z6 II
Portrait photography with Nikon Z7 II
87
you can focus manually
excellent MP (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
offers face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
89
manual focus
high megapixels (46MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Street photography highlights
Nikon Z7 II Street photography highlights
79
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
offers touch to focus
weather proofing
very good ISO range (51,200)
79
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
provides focus by touch
environment sealing
good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon Z6 II
Sports photography with Nikon Z7 II
83
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent MP (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect autofocus
terrible battery (410 per charge)
91
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
high megapixels (46MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking autofocus
environment sealing
comes with phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Travel photography factors
Nikon Z7 II Travel photography factors
66
weather proofing
has bluetooth
offers touch to focus
excellent MP (25 megapixels)
terrible battery (410 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
73
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
provides focus by touch
high megapixels (46MP)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon Z7 II as a Landscape photography camera
83
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent MP (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
very good ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
has double storage slots
terrible battery (410 CIPA)
89
manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
high megapixels (46 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
does not have anti-alias filter
good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
has dual storage slots
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Vlogging features
Nikon Z7 II Vlogging features
36
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes mic port
display is not selfie friendly
37
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
supports face detection autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have external microphone jack
display is not selfie friendly
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Nikon Z6 II vs Nikon Z7 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II
 Nikon Z6 Mark IINikon Z7 Mark II
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Z6 Mark II Nikon Z7 Mark II
Type Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2020-10-14 2020-10-14
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor surface area 858.0mm² 858.0mm²
Sensor resolution 25 megapixel 46 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 6048 x 4024 8256 x 5504
Max native ISO 51200 25600
Max boosted ISO 204800 102400
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW pictures
Min boosted ISO 50 32
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 273 493
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon Z Nikon Z
Number of lenses 15 15
Focal length multiplier 1 1
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display size 3.2 inch 3.2 inch
Display resolution 2,100k dot 2,100k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dot 3,690k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x 0.8x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 14.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/200 secs 1/200 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 705g (1.55 lbs) 705g (1.55 lbs)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 410 photos 420 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage CFexpress Type B / XQD CFexpress (Type B), XQD, SD (UHS-II)
Storage slots Dual Dual
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