Nikon Z7 overview
Nikon Z7 is Nikon's Pro Mirrorless digital camera initially introduced on August of 2018. The camera uses a 46MP, BSI-CMOS Full frame size sensor with a maximum resolution of 8256 x 5504.
The Z7 comes in at #12 out of 51 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all-around #12 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Smart camera finder to see camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
Below is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon Z7 history
The Nikon Z7 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed list underneath.
Nikon Z7 Gallery
You can look at the Z7 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon Z7 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Nikon Z7 based on things which are generally viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Nikon Z7 Sensor specs
The Nikon Z7 features the Expeed 6 processor. The spec of the sensor on the Nikon Z7 is 35.9mm x 23.9mm (Full frame). The 858 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 8256 x 5504 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 46MP and supports a standard ISO range of 64 to 25600. The ISO can also be widened digitally to 32 to 102400. RAW files are saved which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.
Nikon decided to omit the low pass filter for the Nikon Z7. This can result in more clear photos but may introduce moire in some situations.
The picture underneath shows the Z7's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Z7 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is showcased in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon Z7 dimensions
Nikon Z7 has a weight of 1.49 lbs (675 grams or 23.81 ounces) and the dimensions of the camera is 134mm x 101mm x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7"). The weight of normal Pro Mirrorless camera is 699 grams and the Nikon Z7 is on par when compared to its competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon Z7 alongside a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the Z7.
Nikon Z7 Lens details
The Z7 fits the Nikon Z mount and has 18 lenses available for purchase. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the Z7.
Nikon Z7 Connectivity
The Z7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily transfer files and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon Z7 Video details
The maximum video quality on the Nikon Z7 is 3840 x 2160 and it can record in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p provides a outstanding quality for video recording. You will be able to downsample to Full HD to get better results. Beware of the considerable file sizes and ensure you have high quality SD cards with good write speeds. The body does have both headphone and mic port making it especially valuable while capturing audio.
Nikon Z7 Weather Sealing
Nikon Z7 provides environment sealing which makes it a great selection to use during rough climates. This can be especially handy in case you are not sure about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.
Nikon Z7 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon Z7 houses a 3.2" tilting display having a resolution of 2,100k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you will be able to change focus points and change settings using your fingertips. The Z7 also has a builtin Top screen in order to quickly look at the camera's settings.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder details regarding Nikon Z7 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 3,690k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.8x
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders will be quite helpful.
Nikon Z7 Shutter details
Nikon Z7 has the capability to shoot continuously at 9.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Nikon Z7 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon Z7 boasts external flash ability but is lacking integrated flash. The max flash sync is 1/200 sec.
Nikon Z7 Autofocus details
Nikon Z7 boasts both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more faster and accurate as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which makes it helpful for portraits.
It boasts 493 focus points to select from. Nikon Z7 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to switch where you focus. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for things that move. Nikon Z7 has got manual focus if needed during low light or you need to have more exact focus control.
Nikon Z7 Battery life
The battery in the Nikon Z7 is designed to last for 330 images as per the CIPA standards which is lesser in comparison with its competitors. The general Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 441. Olympus E-M1X has got the highest possible (870) battery life within this kind of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Pro Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:
Nikon Z7 for different categories of photography
The following graph presents a overview of the Nikon Z7 for different categories of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Nikon Z7
The Nikon Z7 has a score of 89 which is impressive, meaning that it is a wonderful pick for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files plus the ability to work with external lighting.
Nikon Z7 Street photography info
Getting a awesome rating of 80, the Nikon Z7 is a terrific choice for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Nikon Z7
A wonderful sports photography points total of 84 indicates the Nikon Z7 is a wonderful option for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon Z7 Travel photography features
Weight is super crucial in getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Nikon Z7 gets a very good 67 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to purchase for your holidays.
Nikon Z7 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon Z7 and it's outstanding score of 84 for a landscape camera is a excellent option compared to it's competitors.
Nikon Z7 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving display screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Nikon Z7 is not acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a bad rating of 37.
Nikon Z7 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the Z7, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Pro Mirrorless.
The line chart just below provides you a bird's eye view of the Z7 versus it's highest ranked rivals shown above.
Following are several cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To read a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.