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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

    • announced Oct 2020
    • 45.7mp
    • 5EV IBIS
    • 493-point hybrid AF system cover 90% frame and works down to -3 EV
    • 10fps burst with 3.3x larger buffer than the Z6
    • 30 sec to 1/8000 sec mechanical & electronic shutter
    • 3.69M dot EVF, 0.8x magnification
    • 3.2“, 2.1M-dot touchscreen
    • 4K 60p
    • Dual card slots, dual EXPEED 6 Processors, better autofocus with improved eye detection, improved video performance, faster FPS with a larger buffer to go with it, and an improved viewfinder “experience” but physically identical to their predecessor
    • first Nikon cameras to support Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF with video recording
    • EN-EL15c rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 410-shot rating
    • USB-PD direct camera power
    • 134x101x70mm (5.28×3.98×2.76 in.)
    • 705 g (1.55 lb / 24.87 oz)
    • opt. Nikon MB-N11 grip
    • opt. WR-R11a and WR-R11b new wireless transceivers for remote triggering and radio-controlled lighting
    • optional 12-bit ProRes RAW upgrade
    • $US2995
    • announced Oct 2020
    • 24.5mp
    • 5EV IBIS
    • 273-point hybrid AF system and works down to -4.5 EV
    • 14fps burst with 3.5x larger buffer than the Z6
    • 900 sec to 1/8000 sec mechanical & electronic shutter
    • 3.69M dot EVF, 0.8x magnification
    • 3.2“, 2.1M-dot touchscreen
    • 4K 30p (60p coming 2021)
    • 1080 120p
    • Dual card slots, dual EXPEED 6 Processors, better autofocus with improved eye detection, improved video performance, faster FPS with a larger buffer to go with it, and an improved viewfinder “experience” but physically identical to their predecessor
    • first Nikon cameras to support Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF with video recording
    • EN-EL15c rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 410-shot rating
    • USB-PD direct camera power
    • 134x101x70mm (5.28×3.98×2.76 in.)
    • 705 g (1.55 lb / 24.87 oz)
    • opt. Nikon MB-N11 grip
    • optional 12-bit ProRes RAW upgrade
    • $US1995
  • Nikon Z5
    • announced July 2020
    • budget version of the Z6 but with:
      • dual-SD memory card slots both UHS-II
      • lower resolution rear panel
      • much reduced burst rate of 4.5fps instead of 12fps
      • but no top LCD panel
    • 24mp, 273pt hybrid AF and Eye-Detection AF
    • 4.5fps burst
    • weathersealed
    • Expeed 6 CPU
    • 5EV IBIS
    • 3.7M-dot EVF 0.8x magnification
    • 1.1mdot articulated LCD
    • 4K 30p video but with 1.7x crop
    • 1080HD 60p
    • webcam via USB-C
    • Focus Shift Shooting and multiple exposure mode; interval timer; Time-Lapse Movie mode;
    • 675g
    • USB-C chargeable
    • new EN-EL15c battery,
    • opt. Nikon MB-N10 battery grip
    • $US1399
  • 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
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