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Nikon Announces Z7 and Z6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras and 500mm PF Lens

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Photography News: Nikon makes a huge splash with the unveiling of two
full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Z7 and Z6, which mark the start of a
brand new Z system. Also revealed are three mirrorless lenses, a 500mm
PF lens, and a variety of accessories.

B&H Photo would like to share the announcement of the Nikon Z mirrorless
camera system. This series is starting off with the Z7
and Z6 mirrorless cameras, as well as the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, 35mm
f/1.8 S, and 50mm f/1.8 S lenses. There will also be the FTZ Mount
Adapter, for photographers looking to use their F-mount lenses on the
mirrorless cameras, which will work perfectly with the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm
f/5.6E PF ED VR Lens also being released today.

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Nikon Announces Z7 and Z6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras (Photo: Business Wire)

Nikon Announces Z7 and Z6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras (Photo: Business Wire)

Called "The Perfectionist" by Nikon, the Z7 delivers high resolution and
high speed. Powered by an FX-format 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor in
combination with the EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine,the Z7 produces
crisp, clean images at expanded sensitivities ranging from ISO
32-102400. The sensor also features phase-detection autofocus points,
493 to be exact, and they cover 90% of the image area both vertically
and horizontally for fast focusing, even at the camera's fastest
continuous shooting speed of 9 fps. Another addition to this camera is
in-body five-axis Vibration Reduction that compensates for up to five
stops of camera shake.

Nikon Z7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431704-REG/nikon_1591_z7_mirrorless_digital_camera.html

Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431705-REG/nikon_1594_z7_mirrorless_digital_camera.html

Product Highlights

  • 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 493-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction
  • 0.80x 3.6m-Dot EVF with NIKKOR Optics
  • 3.2" 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 9 fps Continuous Shooting; ISO 64-25600
  • Top-Panel Dot-Matrix OLED; XQD Card Slot
  • 8K Time-Lapse Mode; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Weighing 26% less than the comparable D850, and being substantially
smaller, the Z7 still maintains Nikon's familiar controls and
ergonomics, as well as its reliable weather sealing. The camera sports a
0.80x 3.6m-dot EVF with NIKKOR optics and a fluorine coating for
outstanding viewing clarity. At the rear of the camera, users will find
a 3.2" 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD and the top panel features a
dot-matrix OLED for quickly checking settings. Another speedy aspect of
the camera is the use of a single XQD card slot that can support the
CFexpress standard in the future as it becomes available.

Nikon's video department has made numerous improvements with the Z7,
including both N-Log and UHD 4K recording options, as well as8K
time-lapse support and 10-bit over HDMI. Full HD slow motion received a
boost with frame rates up to 120 fps. Other nice functions for video
shooting include Electronic Vibration Reduction, timecode, and focus
peaking. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI port, a
mic input, and headphone output.

Alongside the Z7 is "The All-Arounder" that is the Z6. This camera looks
and operates exactly the same, however it swaps out the sensor with an
FX-format 24.5MP CMOS sensor offering 273 phase-detect AF points. This
change enables a higher native sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 and an
expanded range of ISO 50-204800. It is also faster with continuous
shooting at up to 12 fps and the ability to perform down-sampling from
the full 6K image area for creating sharper UHD 4K video.

Nikon Z6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431706-REG/nikon_1595_z6_mirrorless_digital_camera.html

Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431707-REG/nikon_1598_z6_mirrorless_digital_camera.html

Product Highlights

  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • Built-In 5-Axis Vibration Reduction
  • 0.80x 3.6m-Dot EVF with NIKKOR Optics
  • 3.2" 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 12 fps Shooting; ISO 100-51200
  • Top-Panel Dot-Matrix OLED; XQD Card Slot
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

This new mirrorless system wouldn't be what is was without the new Z
lens mount. With an interior diameter of 55mm and a back flange distance
of 16mm, this mount permits for the creation of new lens designs and
smaller camera bodies. One of the first lenses being released is the
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S. This standard zoom is both compact and versatile
with a constant f/4 aperture for consistent performance. It has a
button-less retractable design for getting compact when not in use and
uses both aspherical and aspherical/ED glass elements to combat
aberrations. There is also a Nano Crystal Coat for minimizing flare and
ghosting. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 11.8" and has been
designed for minimal breathing and silent operation to benefit video
shooters. Additionally, a programmable control ring is available for
quick access to NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S select settings.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431710-REG/nikon_20083_nikkor_z_50mm_f_1_8.html

Product Highlights

  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Two ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Stepping Motor AF System
  • Programmable Control Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Two primes are also being released today: the and NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S.
Both are designed to be compact while still yielding high sharpness and
clarity. Both use a couple extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements
to keep aberrations to an absolute minimum. They each also feature
stepping motors for fast, reliable focusing and have programmable
control rings. Another prime coming soon, according to Nikon, is the
legendary return of the Noct. The Z NIKKOR 58mm f/0.95 is going to be
among the fastest lenses available and is destined to be a high
performer. More information on the ultra-fast manual focus optic will
come later.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431708-REG/nikon_20072_nikkor_z_24_70mm_f_4.html

Product Highlights

  • Z-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4
  • Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Nano Crystal Coating
  • Stepping Motor AF System
  • Programmable Control Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Retractable Design

For photographers with an existing library of F-mount glass, Nikon has
developed the FTZ Mount Adapter. This device will have no impact on
image quality and will fully support AF/AE functions with over 90
lenses, including AF-S Type G/D/E, AF-P Type G/E, AF-I Type D, and
AF-S/AF-I Teleconverters. The lens will work with over 360 lenses in
total, with varying levels of functionality depending of the specific
lens used.

One more thing Nikon is announcing today is the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E
PF ED VR lens. This super telephoto uses a Phase Fresnel element to
dramatically shrink the size of this optic while maintaining overall
quality. The lens measures 4.2 x 9.3" and just 3.2 lb, surprising specs
for a lens of this focal length. It also features three ED elements and
a Nano Crystal Coat along with multiple Vibration Reduction modes, an
audio signal switch, focus limiter, and more.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f5.6E PF ED VR Lens

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431717-REG/nikon_20082_af_s_nikkor_500mm_f_5_6e.html

Product Highlights

  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/32
  • One Phase Fresnel Element
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Lens Element
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • Vibration Reduction, Sport/Tripod Modes
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar

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