Nikon Z7 Review

Overall Score

98

Main Features

  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 101 x 68 mm, 675g.
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Nikon Z7 Overview


First introduced in August, 2018, Nikon Z7 is a 46 MP Mirrorless with a Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Nikon Z7 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.9 x 23.9 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.13 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Nikon Z7 ~ 8306 x 5537 pixels.

Nikon Z7 has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 858.0 mm².

There are approximate 45,990,322 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon Z7 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Z50 Nikon Z50 2019 21MP 100 - 51200 397g 127 x 94 x 60mm
Nikon Z7 Nikon Z7 2018 46MP 64 - 25600 675g 134 x 101 x 68mm
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 2018 25MP 100 - 51200 675g 134 x 101 x 68mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon Z7


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Z7 with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
3690k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
46MP High Resolution Sensor
2100k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
493 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Stacking
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 330 shots
Weight: 675g
Type Scores

Nikon Z7 has an Overall Score of 98/100 and ranked #2 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #2 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon Z7 Scores
Imaging score
86
Features score
97
Value for money score
99
Portability score
76
Overall score
98
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
69
Features Score
74
Value For Money Score
80
Portability Score
74
Overall score
76

Physical Dimensions of Nikon Z7


Nikon Z7 weighs 675g and has external dimensions of 134 x 101 x 68mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.68"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 675g, Nikon Z7 is 0 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon Z7 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon Z7
675g
Average weight
675g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon Z7
68mm
Average Thickness
64mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Z7 with the dimensions:

Nikon Z7

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Z7 Dimensions Z7
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 1015 g 675 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 675 g 675 g 134 x 101 x 68 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Sony Alpha A7R III Sony A7R III 657 g 675 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Sony Alpha A7R IV Sony A7R IV 665 g 675 g 129 x 96 x 78 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Sony Alpha A7 III Sony A7 III 650 g 675 g 127 x 96 x 74 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Canon EOS R Canon R 660 g 675 g 136 x 98 x 84 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 675 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Sony Alpha A9 Sony A9 673 g 675 g 127 x 96 x 63 mm 134 x 101 x 68 mm

Specifications of Nikon Z7


General
Brand Nikon
Model Z7
Announced August, 2018
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 15
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3690
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 493
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 64
Max Boosted ISO 102400
Min Boosted ISO 32
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 675 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type XQD card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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