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Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040

Portability
61
Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
81
Nikon Z6 Mark II front
 
Olympus Stylus 7040 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 Key Specs

Nikon Z6 II
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Expand 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
  • Revealed October 2020
  • Replaced the Nikon Z6
Olympus 7040
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-196mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 144g - 95 x 56 x 26mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Additionally referred to as mju 7040
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Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Nikon Z6 II versus Olympus 7040, former is a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by companies Nikon and Olympus. There exists a considerable gap among the image resolutions of the Z6 II (25MP) and 7040 (14MP) and the Z6 II (Full frame) and 7040 (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor size.

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The Z6 II was revealed 10 years after the 7040 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Nikon Z6 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus 7040 being a Compact camera.

Before we go in to a thorough comparison, below is a quick view of how the Z6 II grades versus the 7040 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 II over the Olympus 7040

 Z6 II 7040 
IntroducedOctober 2020January 2010Newer by 132 months
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimension3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k230kCrisper screen (+1870k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus 7040 over the Nikon Z6 II

 7040 Z6 II 

Common features in the Nikon Z6 II and Olympus 7040

 Z6 II 7040 
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to travel with your camera, you'll have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Nikon Z6 II features physical measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") with a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs) while the Olympus 7040 has proportions of 95mm x 56mm x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0") along with a weight of 144 grams (0.32 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you use during that time. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the Z6 II vs the 7040.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Z6 II and 7040 is 61 and 95 respectively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by viewing a spec sheet. The image below may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the Z6 II and 7040.

As you can see, both of those cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The Z6 II using its bigger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field easier and the Nikon Z6 II will provide you with greater detail because of its extra 11MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more recent Z6 II will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus 7040 as a Portrait photography camera
86
you can focus manually
amazing MP (25 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
28
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Street photography highlights
Olympus 7040 Street photography highlights
78
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
comes with touch focus
weather proofing
great high ISO (51,200)
57
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Sports photography info
Olympus 7040 Sports photography info
82
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
amazing MP (25 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
comes with phase detect AF
terrible battery life (410 CIPA)
39
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Travel photography features
Olympus 7040 Travel photography features
66
weather proofing
supports bluetooth
comes with touch focus
amazing MP (25MP)
terrible battery life (410 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
65
good resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus 7040 as a Landscape photography camera
82
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen size is decent (3.2")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
amazing MP (25 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
great high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW files
weather proofing
2 card slots
terrible battery life (410 shots)
42
relatively wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
no manual mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Vlogging camera
Olympus 7040 as a Vlogging camera
36
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have mic support
screen isn't selfie friendly
29
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone jack
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Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus 7040 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 II and Olympus 7040
 Nikon Z6 Mark IIOlympus Stylus 7040
General Information
Brand Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Z6 Mark II Olympus Stylus 7040
Also referred to as - mju 7040
Type Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2020-10-14 2010-01-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by - TruePic III
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 858.0mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 25MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 6048 x 4024 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 51200 1600
Max enhanced ISO 204800 -
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW support
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 273 -
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-196mm (7.0x)
Largest aperture - f/3.0-5.9
Macro focusing range - 2cm
Number of lenses 15 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.9
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.2 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 2,100k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 14.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 5.70 m
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 705 gr (1.55 lbs) 144 gr (0.32 lbs)
Dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 95 x 56 x 26mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage media CFexpress Type B / XQD SC/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots 2 Single
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