Nikon Drops New Z Mount System Featuring Two Mirrorless Cameras And Four Lenses

Tis’ the season to be mirrorless again and Nikon is the latest camera giant to hop on the bandwagon with the release of the Z6 and Z7, along with a four-piece lens drop.

Without taking you for a joyride about the specifications, let’s skim the surface on what each of the new products entail.

Nikon Z6 & Z7

Nikon Z Mount System

Featuring a larger-diameter mount, both the Z6 and Z7 are manufactured with a new backside illumination full-frame, Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels, and the latest EXPEED 6 image-processing engine.

Ideal for the casual shutterbug, the Z6 is an all-purpose 24.5MP camera, which supports ISO 100–51200 standard sensitivity. It has the ability to film full-frame 4K UHD movies and performs well in low light conditions.

The 45.7MP Z7, however, is built for the pros with a standard sensitivity range of ISO 64–25600 and its capacity to maintain sharpness all the way to the edges of images will leave you in awe.

While the Z6 and Z7 have differences, they both have the following features:

  1. New backside illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor
  2. Built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels
  3. Hybrid AF system
  4. New EXPEED 6 image-processing engine
  5. Electronic viewfinder
  6. Ergonomic design
  7. 10-bit N-Log
  8. Timecoding
  9. In-camera vibration reduction
  10. Compatibility with NIKKOR F mount lenses

S-Line Lenses & FTZ Adaptor

The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S, and NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S are equipped with functions like compensation for focus breathing, quiet operation, smooth exposure control, a control ring, and sharp resolution for photos and movies. The new FTZ mount adapter will enable the Z series’ compatibility with NIKKOR F mount lenses.

Nikon Z Mount lenses

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

This super-telephoto lens is ultra-lightweight, but packs a punch with its 500mm focal length. Easily photograph fast-moving subjects such as aircraft, birds, and sports without skiving on image quality. Here are its standout features:

  1. Dust- and drip-resistance
  2. Reduced PF flare
  3. Improved VR performance
  4. Anti-reflection effect
  5. Extra-Low Dispersion glass
  6. Nano Crystal Coat technology
  7. Enhanced AF speed scan

Nikon AFS 500E PF ED VR

More details of the Nikon Z Mount system will be released in due time.

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