A month after unveiling the world’s longest optical zoom camera, Nikon is now finally entering full-frame mirrorless camera business with the new Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 cameras. The Nikon Z6 and Z7 will retail body-only for an upwards of $2,000 (approx. Rs 1,40,200) and $3,400 (approx. Rs 2,38,400)respectively. The same bundled with a 24-70mm f/4 lens will come at $2,600 (approx. Rs 1,82,300) and $4,000 (approx. Rs 2,80,400) respectively for the Z6 and Z7.
This is the first time Nokia has introduced a new mount to its imaging equipment since 1958 and the Z mount has come out and become the largest full-frame mirrorless mount in the market. The diameter of the mount us 55mm which is 17 percent larger than Nikon’s F-series DSLR and has 65 percent smaller flange.
The Nikon Z6 is based on the Nikon D750 DSLR and features a 24.5MP sensor with an ISO range of 100-51,200 natively. The camera supports hybrid phase detection autofocus which covers 90 percent of the sensor across 273 points and supports continuous video recording at 120fps.
The Z7, on the other hand, is based on the Nikon D850 camera and has a larger 45.7MP full-frame sensor with hybrid PDAF that covers as much as 90 percent of the sensor across 493 points. The device supports a native ISO range of 64-25,600 and can capture 9 full frame images per second.
Weighing in at 675 grams, both Z series cameras come with inbuilt image stabilisation with up to 5 stops efficiency. The device will also be able to capture 4K videos at a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels at frame rates of 24fps, 25fps and 30fps.
There are electronic viewfinders in both the camera that feature 3.6M dot resolutions as well as an EN-EL15b battery that will last to up to 330 shots on the Z7 and 310 shots on the Z6. The cameras also come with a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen with 2.1M dot resolution and built-in WiFi for syncing media files to smartphone and laptops on the go.
The Nikon Z6 and Z7 will retail body-only for an upwards of $2,000 (approx. Rs 1,40,200) and $3,400 (approx. Rs 2,38,400)respectively. The same bundled with a 24-70mm f/4 lens will come at $2,600 (approx. Rs 1,82,300) and $4,000 (approx. Rs 2,80,400) respectively for the Z6 and Z7.