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Nikon Z full frame mirrorless system

Introduction

  • announced August 2018 and the Z7 will be available late Sept 2018, while the Z6 will be available late Nov 2018
  • thankfully, this system has been designed with a much wider lens mount diameter than the Sony or the Nikon F - 55mm inner diameter and a 16mm flange focal distance which means that theoretically it can accept lens down to f/0.65 (the Nikon F mount could only do AF lenses down to f/1.4, in reality, it is unlikely Nikon will be releasing a f/0.65 lens and if it did it would be very large and very expensive)
  • optional Nikon FTZ Z-to-F mount lens adapter which costs $US250
    • Nikkor F lenses without VR will get 3 axis sensor based IS
    • Nikkor F lenses with VR will get 3 axis DUAL IS with the sensor providing the 3rd axis
    • Nikon mount Sigma lenses should function EXCEPT some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate1)
    • lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus

Comparison

Cameras

  • Nikon Z7
    • see also Nikon Z7
    • announced Aug 2018
    • 45.7-mp full-frame CMOS sensor and no AA filter
    • 9fps continuous shooting
    • 5EV 5-axis sensor based image stabiliser plus Dual IS capability
    • 493 AF points that cover 90% of the viewfinder area
    • 3.69 million dots EVF with 0.8x magnification, and a 37-degree diagonal viewing angle and flourine coating to repel dirt
    • top LCD status
    • 3.2-inch, 2.1-million-dot touchscreen tiltable LCD
    • 3 user modes on the PASM dial
    • rear switch fro movie vs stills mode
    • two front custom buttons
    • durable, dust- and drip-resistant builds
    • silent, electronic shutter mode
    • 20 Creative Picture Control options (with adjustable effect levels from 0 to 100), an intervalometer for shooting time-lapses, and built-in Wi-Fi
    • 4K Ultra HD footage. Other video features include 10-bit N-Log HDMI output, Active D-Lighting, electronic vibration reduction, focus peaking, timecode sync support, and 120fps slow-motion recording at 1080 resolution
    • compatible with existing Nikon DSLR accessories such as EN-EL15/a/b batteries, WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter, and radio/optical Advanced Wireless Lighting
    • 8K timelapse
    • USB charging via USB-C port with the new style batteries
    • BUT ONLY ONE XQD memory card slot and no Eye AF (coming in firmware)
    • ~600g w battery.
    • $US3400
  • Nikon Z6
    • see also Nikon Z6
    • announced Aug 2018
    • 24.5-megapixel full-frame sensor with AA filter
    • 12fps continuous shooting
    • 5EV 5-axis sensor based image stabiliser plus Dual IS capability
    • 273-point on-sensor phase-detect autofocus system
    • 3.69 million dots EVF with 0.8x magnification, and a 37-degree diagonal viewing angle and flourine coating to repel dirt
    • top LCD status
    • 3.2-inch, 2.1-million-dot touchscreen tiltable LCD
    • 3 user modes on the PASM dial
    • rear switch fro movie vs stills mode
    • two front custom buttons
    • durable, dust- and drip-resistant builds
    • silent, electronic shutter mode
    • 20 Creative Picture Control options (with adjustable effect levels from 0 to 100), an intervalometer for shooting time-lapses, and built-in Wi-Fi
    • 4K Ultra HD footage. Other video features include 10-bit N-Log HDMI output, Active D-Lighting, electronic vibration reduction, focus peaking, timecode sync support, and 120fps slow-motion recording at 1080 resolution
    • compatible with existing Nikon DSLR accessories such as EN-EL15/a/b batteries, WT-7/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter, and radio/optical Advanced Wireless Lighting
    • USB charging via USB-C port with the new style batteries
    • BUT ONLY ONE XQD memory card slot and no Eye AF (coming in firmware)
    • $US1999

Nikkor S Z mount lenses

  • Nikkor S lenses are weathersealed and have Nano coatings, quieter AF drives with stepping motors and reduced focus breathing
photo/nikonz.txt · Last modified: 2019/11/01 19:35 by gary1