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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
  • 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

Nikon Z6 Sony a7III Nikon D750 Nikon Z7 Sony a7RIII Nikon D850
sensor 24.5mp 24mp 24.3mp 45.7mp 42mp 45.7mp
price $US in 2018 $1999 $1999 $1699 $3400 $3199 $3299
weight 675g 650g 755g 675g 657g 915g+batt
sensor IS Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
weathersealing Exc Good Exc Exc Good Exc
memory card slots one XQD SD +MemStick two SD one XQD two SD XQD + SD
viewfinder 3.7mdot EVF 2.3mdot EVF optical 3.7mdot EVF 3.7mdot EVF optical
rear screen 2.1m, tilt, touch 921k, tilt, part touch 1.2m tilt, non-touch 2.1m, tilt, touch 1.4m, tilt, part touch 2.36m, tilt, touch
burst rate 12fps 10fps 6.5fps 9fps 10fps 6fps (9 w battery grip)
AF points 273 693 51 493 399 153
AF coverage 93% centre 90% 63% ?50%
AF tracking clunky? Yes 3D clunky? Yes 3D
Eye AF tracking No Yes No No Yes No
Fastest mech. shutter 1/8000th 1/8000th 1/4000th 1/8000th 1/8000th 1/8000th
4K video 30p 30p 100Mbps nil 30p 30p 100Mbps 30p
1080HD video 120p 120p 100Mbps 30p basic 120p 120p 100Mbps 60p
comments basic entry level feature set

Cameras

  • Nikon Z7
    • see also NikonZ7
    • announced Aug 2018
    • 45.7-megapixel backside-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor and no AA filter
    • native ISO of 64-25,600
    • EXPEED 6 image processor that supports 9fps continuous shooting
    • 5EV 5-axis sensor based image stabiliser plus Dual IS capability
    • 493 AF points that cover 90% of the viewfinder area
    • hybrid AF system that uses an algorithm to automatically switch between focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF
    • 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
    • ~600g w battery.
    • $US3400
    • optional MB-N10 grip coming soon
    • reviews
  • Nikon Z6
    • see also NikonZ6
    • announced Aug 2018
    • backside-illuminated 24.5-megapixel full-frame sensor with AA filter
    • native ISO range of 100-51200
    • EXPEED 6 image processor which can do 12fps continuous shooting
    • 5EV 5-axis sensor based image stabiliser plus Dual IS capability
    • 273-point on-sensor phase-detect autofocus system
    • hybrid AF system that uses an algorithm to automatically switch between focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF
    • 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
    • $US1999
    • optional MB-N10 grip coming soon
    • reviews

Nikkor S Z mount lenses

  • Nikkor S lenses are weathersealed and have Nano coatings, quieter AF drives with stepping motors and reduced focus breathing
  • the f/2.8 trinity zooms are expected in 2020
  • 14-24mm f/2.8 S
    • planned for 2020
  • 14-30mm f/4 S
    • planned for 2019
  • 20mm f/1.8 S
    • planned for 2019
  • 24mm f/1.8 S
    • planned for 2020
  • 24-70mm f/2.8 S
    • planned for 2019
  • 24-70mm f/4 S
    • announced Aug 2018
    • close focus 0.3m
    • $US1000
  • 35mm f/1.8 S
    • announced Aug 2018
    • a new multi-focusing system with two AF drive units for high-speed, high-accuracy, low-noise performance
    • $US850
  • 50mm f/1.2 S
    • planned for 2020
  • 50mm f/1.8 S
    • announced Aug 2018
    • $US600
  • 58mm f/0.95 S MANUAL FOCUS NOCT lens
    • coming in 2019 and expected to be very expensive
  • 70-200mm f/2.8 S
    • planned for 2019
  • 85mm f/1.8 S
    • planned for 2019
photo/nikonz.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/29 13:18 by gary1