Nikon Z7 review
Written by Gordon Laing
The Nikon Z7 is a high-end full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiasts and professionals, featuring 45 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation, 493 embedded AF points and 9fps burst shooting. Announced in August 2018 alongside the more affordable, faster but lower resolution Z6 model, both cameras launch Nikon’s long-awaited full-frame mirrorless ‘Z’ system.
The Z-system employs a brand new Z-mount, designed for optimal quality and the chance to more easily accommodate ultra-wide or very large aperture lenses. A 58mm f0.95 Noct lens is promised in 2019, but for now the system launches with three lenses: a 24-70mm f4 ‘kit’ zoom, along with 35mm f1.8 and 50mm f1.8 primes. There’s also the FTZ adapter that lets you use any F-mount lens with 93 models supporting autofocus, and if a lens has optical VR, it works alongside the body-based VR to enhance the stabilisation. Along with the 58mm f0.95, a Z-mount lens roadmap promises native 20mm f1.8, 85mm f1.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8 and 14-30mm f4 lenses in 2019, while in 2020 promises native 50mm f1.2, 24m f1.8 and a 12-24mm f2.8 models.
To celebrate the launch of this new system, I’ve decided to publish a different kind of review, so instead of my usual pages of text, I’ve packed everything I know about the Z7, including all my tests, into two video reviews below. The first covers the body and controls, lenses, focusing, burst and shooting modes, while the second video takes an in-depth look at image quality, video and the SnapBridge wireless capabilities. I still have my full quality results and samples page as well as my final verdict too, but to kick-off, settle back and enjoy my two videos below!
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