Nikon Z7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
Nikon Z 7 Full Frame Mirrorless camera
Nikon’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
Nikon’s long-awaited launch into the full-frame mirrorless market has been setting the benchmark for the future of photography. With the introduction of the new Nikon Z-NIKKOR mount, Nikon say they are putting in the groundwork for the next 100 years.
The Nikon Z7 has the specification to rival professional level Digital SLRs (DSLRs) on the market, but with the benefits of mirrorless – smaller, with incredible autofocus and the capacity to shoot & process at frame rates that a DSLR would struggle to match.
The camera body is noticeably smaller and lighter than a DSLR with equivalent spec. Nikon have focused on making it comfortable to hold - with a deep grip and textured front. The rear of the camera has controls that are easily accessible (with custom functions to allow for personalisation), with the option to use either the high resolution 3.6m dot Eye View Finder or the tilt and touchscreen 3.2” LCD screen.
Nikon’s New Z-Nikkor Mount
Nikon have looked to the future with their new Z-NIKKOR mount. Wider than the F Mount used on Nikon’s DSLR system, it has been designed to be compatible with lenses that have an aperture of f/0.95.
This shows that Nikon intend for their mirrorless full-frame system to be a market leader when it comes to low light performance – as critical to video performance as it is for shooting stills in low-light conditions.
The good news for Nikon DSLR users is that there is a mount adapter available for the current range of F Mount lenses. This enables a transition period of using a whole range of existing lenses that are not yet available with the new Z-NIKKOR mount.
And of course, it ensures that the booming second-hand market is available to mirrorless users – so if you require an ultra-wide-angle, macro or telephoto lens, you have these available straight from launch.
So Fast It Blurs The Lines Between Stills And Video
The eXpeed 6 processing engine takes its heritage from the Nikon D5 – it’s inherently designed to deal with shooting at fast frame rates - absorbing the associated buffering without reducing the camera’s ability to be ready for the next shot. With a 45.7MP sensor, it needs it – which is why it requires either an XQD card or CF Express card, rather than a ‘standard’ SD card.
With a 45.7MP CMOS sensor, the Z7’s high resolution will appeal to professional portrait photographers, commercial and landscape photographers alike. And with a speed of 9fps, it is no slouch – capable of capturing sports and action.
The video features look to distinguish this camera – 4K UHD with N Log, Time Code, 10 BIT HDMI and a colour bit depth of 8:2:2 will get video buffs sitting on the edge of their seat. There is also Focus Peaking on 4K video, and the option of extracting stills at 8K.
Equipped with a new backside illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF
A hybrid AF system with focus points covering approximately 90% of the imaging area
The new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine for sharp and clear imaging and new functions that support creative expression
An electronic viewfinder that utilises Nikon's superior optical and image-processing technologies to offer a clear and natural view
An ergonomic design unique to Nikon that enables intuitive operation
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Product features in detail
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Buy Nikon Z7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera - price £2,519.00
With the world’s widest full-frame mount, the agile Z 7 mirrorless camera captures light as never before.¹
BIG MOUNT. BIG IMPACT.
The wide 55 mm mount diameter means your Z series camera takes in more light. Just 16 mm between the mount and the camera’s full-frame image sensor means more of that light reaches the sensor.
INSPIRED BY LIGHT.
From twilight blues to graphic shadows. The powerful optical design of Nikon Z mount lenses, combined with the wide mount, gives you the power to work magic with the light.
Life in front of you
Be bold. Be subtle. With 45.7 MP of full-frame imaging power, beauty is yours to define.
Incredible detail. Phenomenal focus.
The back-illuminated 45.7 MP full-frame CMOS sensor with focal-plane phase-detection AF captures razor-sharp images.
The blazing EXPEED 6 image processor delivers images with low noise and stunning dynamic range at both high and low ISO values.
Stay sharp with ultra-wide autofocus (AF) coverage across 90 % of the frame. Combined with the incredible focusing power of Nikon Z mount lenses, even Subjects at the edge of the frame are easily detected.
The AF system spots movement instantly. Even small or fast-moving subjects are tracked with absolute precision in any light. And you can use Pinpoint AF mode to hone in on the smallest details.
INSIDE THE LIGHT
Exposure metering down to -4 EV is available when shooting with a lens that has a maximum aperture of f/2 or faster.
CAPTURE THAT EXPRESSION
An intelligent Face-Detection-AF processor detects and holds faces, even when the subject briefly looks away.
Rock-steady Vibration Reduction
In-camera five-axis optical Vibration Reduction (VR) compensates for camera shake in five directions. Stills stay sharp. Video is steady.
Record full-frame 4K/UHD movies at 30p. Achieve enthralling slow motion with richly detailed Full HD movies at up to 120p. You can easily capture still frames while filming in 4K or Full HD.
Oversampling from 8K enables 4K footage with spectacular fineness and detail. The fast EXPEED 6 processor ensures beautifully clean files, remarkably free of noise, moiré, and false colour.
Bright Nikon Z mount lenses offer silent autofocus and exquisite bokeh. And you can get an assist from in-camera focus peaking as you manually rack focus through a scene.
AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity can be set during movie recording. The incredible focusing power of Nikon Z mount lenses reduces the unwanted effects of focus breathing, and focus shift when zooming.
CUT. RECUT. INSPIRE.
On location or in the editing suite – find your flow.
Create character. Record at a high 10-bit depth and retrieve 4x more information than with a standard 8-bit recording, giving you maximum image quality for editing and grading. Activate View Assist to see a standard image with simple grading compensation.
Stay in tune. Record timecode in drop-frame or non-drop-frame formats, and output via 10-bit HDMI. The Z 7 is Atomos Open Protocol compatible: you can sync the start/stop of HDMI movie recording via your external recorder. Or via the camera.
Balance the light. In-camera Active D-Lighting balances lights and shadows in high-contrast scenes. Perfect for footage that needs to be ready to go as soon as you're wrapped.
Straight to camera
Nikon’s advanced 3686k-dot electronic view finder keeps the view clear. The ultra-bright, ultra-sharp EVF doesn’t leave anything out of the frame.
Aspherical glass elements and protective coatings prevent flare, reflections, and dirt from limiting your view. Benefit from high visibility at night, and clear views in bright light.
The large, clear OLED EVF reproduces colours naturally and handles motion smoothly. Sharp, stable images make composition comfortable—even if you’re panning quickly or have zoomed in to confirm focus.
The EVF can display images as they’ll look with settings applied—or you can go with a natural image, similar to that of an optical viewfinder. You can overlay key shooting information to aid composition in either view.
STRONG IS AGILE
Flexibility. Stamina. Precision. At every turn.
A tough yet lightweight magnesium alloy body and extensive weather sealing are this camera’s ticket to anywhere. The high-precision shutter has been tested for 200,000 cycles. The grip is deep, comfortable, and secure.
CREATE. CONNECT. COLLABORATE.
Connect to a smart device
Use the built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® to quickly connect to any smart device with SnapBridge. Instantly share JPEGs. Shoot stills and video remotely.
Connect to a computer
Wirelessly transfer JPEG and RAW images smoothly in Station mode or Access Point mode. Use the optional WT-7A wireless transmitter for wired/wireless LAN over greater distances.
Make your mark
Nikon’s in-camera Picture Control system offers a range of preset options and you can create custom controls for specific subjects and scenes. Easily define parameters such as sharpness, saturation, and hue whether you’re shooting stills or video.
|Sensor Type||Full Frame Z-Mount FX format backside illuminated|
|Megapixels||45.7 megapixel with Expeed 6 image processor|
|ISO range||64 - 25600|
|Focus points||493 phase detection points across 90% of sensor|
|Continuous shooting||up to 9fps|
|Video resolution||4k UHD /30p full hd/120p|
|LCD Screen||tilting touch screen 8cm 2100k dot|
|Viewfinder||Quad VGA 3690 dot, 100% frame coverage 0.8X magnification|
|Wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi Bluetooth|
|Lens compatibility||Z-Mount, F-Mount adapter available|
|Storage type||XQD, CF Express|
|Weight||675g (body only)|