More than mirrorless.
Our vision has always been to create cameras and lenses that capture more light. More light means more detail. More speed. More possibilities. The Z 7 brings that vision to life (and then some). Combining the advantages of a lightweight mirrorless design, a revolutionary new full-frame lens mount and matched lenses, a Nikon designed 45.7MP image sensor and seamless integration with Nikons DSLR system—including the Nikkor lenses you love—the Z 7 is a camera unlike any before it. And yet, its unmistakably a Nikon. This is mirrorless reinvented.
- 45.7 Megapixels
- FX Format
- 9 FPS Continuous Shooting
- 64–25,600 ISO (Expandable to 102,400)
- 4K UHD 3840x2160 at 30/25/24p
Feels Like a Nikon
As comfortable and familiar
as an old friend.
Streamlined, Familiar Ergonomics
At home in your hands.
A deep grip design and balanced weight feel great with both Nikkor Z and F-Mount Nikkor lenses and the Mount Adapter FTZ adapter. Buttons and dials are comfortably placed—features like the sub-selector and AF-On button are in the same position as the D850. Unmistakably Nikon.
Big performance. Small footprint.
One of the major benefits of the Z 7s thin 16mm flange back distance is that cameras can be made smaller and lighter. The Z 7 is 26% lighter than the D850, yet it maintains outstanding handling and balance, even when using telephoto F-Mount Nikkor lenses. Its as comfortable to carry as it is to shoot with.
Magnesium Alloy Body
Flagship Nikon durability.
A skeleton forged from ultra-strong Magnesium Alloy, the same material used in the D850 and D5 for its extreme durability and incredible strength-to-weight ratio. The same brake mechanism and shutter blade material used in the D850, tested for 200,000 cycles while actually loaded in the camera. The Z 7 is ready for the field.
Extensive Weather Sealing
The forecast is: it doesnt matter.
Like the D850 and other high-end Nikon DSLRs, the Z 7 is extensively weather sealed against dust and moisture, as are Nikkor Z lenses and the Mount Adapter FTZ. No need to baby this camera.
Photo: Dixie Dixon
New Nikkor Z Lenses
The next generation of Nikkor glass.
Empowered by the larger Z Mount and shorter 16mm flange focal distance, Nikkor Z lenses gather more light and break traditional rules of the "sweet spot". Forget about stopping down for maximum sharpness—Nikkor Z are at their best and deliver corner-to-corner sharpness even at their widest aperture.Explore Nikkor Z Lenses
Legendary F-Mount Nikkor Lenses
Greater performance from the lenses you love.
When used with the optional Mount Adapter FTZ, more than 90 F-Mount Nikkor lenses maintain all of their sharpness, resolving power and functionality and gain the advantages of the Z 7s in-body VR, silent shooting, PDAF focusing system*, 4K video and more. Approximately 360 F-Mount Nikkor lenses can be used. Compatibility as only Nikon can deliver.Explore Mount Adapter FTZ *Full AF/AE supported when using FX or DX AF-S Type G/D/E, AF-P type G/E, AF-I type D and AF-S / AF-I Teleconverters
493-Point Hybrid AF System
Focus on what matters.
493-Point On-Sensor PDAF
The points of the story.
493* on-sensor AF points cover 90% of the frame (approx.) horizontally and vertically. Subjects are acquired quickly when they enter the frame and tracked throughout the frame, even to the far edges.*435 on-sensor PDAF when used for video in FX-based movie format with Single-Point AF.
New Hybrid Autofocus
The best of both worlds.
Using an AF algorithm optimized for its FX-format sensor, Z 7 automatically switches between focal-plane phase-detect AF and contrast-detect AF to fine-tune focus. The light-shielding phase detection pixels are carefully arranged on the sensor to preserve light, ensuring accurate AF even in dim lighting.
New Subject Tracking
Follow a face in the crowd.
Whether shooting eye-level with the EVF or in Live View with the LCD, Auto Area AF smoothly tracks your subject's face—even when its one among many. The system pays attention to the upper body, too, maintaining focus position when your subject briefly turns away from the camera or moves out of view.
Photo: Monika Zaldo
Pure Viewing Experience
Just like the real thing.
New 3.6M-Dot Quad VGA Viewfinder
Oh, what a view.
Take an ultra-high resolution QUAD VGA display, add Nikon optics for magnification, including Aspherical lens elements and Fluorine coating, and youve got an EVF experience unlike any before it. Minimal lag and blackout, 100% frame coverage (approx.), corner-to-corner clarity and sharp magnification. It has the feel of an optical viewfinder, and you can use it for both stills and videos.
New Icon-Driven Info Display
Keep your eye on the prize.
All relevant info is displayed out of the way and is easy on the eyes. A new customizable menu appears right inside the viewfinder, so you can quickly adjust settings without ever taking your eye off the shot. Focus modes, white balance, exposure, VR settings, Picture Controls, and more—all within eyes reach. Preview exposure and white balance changes, image stabilization and depth-of-field in real time. You can even review the photo or video you just shot.
Cutaway diagram of the Z 7
In-Body VR Image Stabilization
Steady as it goes.
Up to 5 Stops of VR Image Stabilization
Rock steady. Tack sharp.
Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization is applied to whatever Nikkor Z lens youre using. Up to five stops* of image stabilization in up to five directions—yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y. During video recording, optical VR is combined with electronic VR (e-VR) for even steadier shots. Normal VR mode for static subjects. Sports VR for moving subjects.*Based on CIPA Standards. This value is achieved when the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens is attached, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
VR for F-Mount Nikkor Lenses
Your favorite lenses now have VR*.
For the first time, F-Mount Nikkor lenses like the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED or AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED can benefit from in-body 3-axis VR. Nikkor lenses that already have VR, like the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, get the added benefit of roll axis for a total of 3-axis VR. Just add the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and youre good to go.*Requires use of the Mount Adapter FTZ
Portable Cinematic Powerhouse
Made for video.
Full Frame 4K Ultra HD
Amazing productions start here.
Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame using the total width and resolution of the Z 7s backside-illuminated sensor. Clean output at high ISO. Zero crop factor with full-frame Nikkor Z and F-Mount Nikkor lenses. Full-pixel readout in DX Mode for sharper 4K footage with rich information equivalent to 5K. Focus Peaking in both 4K and 1080p recording. Simultaneous 8MP stills*. This is 4K as it was meant to be.*During 4K recording Watch the Video
Travel through time.
Like the D850, the Z 7 is a time-lapse machine. Shoot up to 9,999 full resolution stills with no shutter vibration using the Interval Timer, then combine them into one 8K movie with 3rd party software. Create 4K time-lapse sequences right in the camera with exposure smoothing and extended low-light metering range—great for star trails and light painting.
New 10-Bit Hdmi Output
Smoother, richer post processing.
Whats the difference between 8-bit and 10-bit recording? Only about 1 billion more colors (64X more data)—so much more flexibility in post-processing. Record directly to an optional external recorder with 10-bit output via HDMI, the industry standard. Simultaneously record uncompressed 8-bit 4K UHD movie files to the memory card and an external recorder. (Atomos Open Protocol supported for syncing start/stop.)
Smooth, Quiet Af
Even more powerful for videos.
The speed, smoothness and accuracy of the Z 7s AF system is ideal for video. Its virtually silent, very little chance it will be picked up by an external mic. When used with Nikkor Z lenses, "breathing" and "wobbling" are all but eliminated. You can even touch to focus using the LCD for fast transitions between subjects.
Four Af-Area Modes
Focus pulling optional.
Four AF-area modes for videos: Single-Point AF, Wide-Area AF (S or L) and Auto-Area AF. Seamless automatic switching between Phase Detect and Contrast Detect AF based on the situation. Mimic focus pulling techniques by controlling when AF starts and stops in AF-C mode using AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity options.
New N-Log With View Assist
Maximum detail, viewable in-camera.
Nikons N-LOG format preserves more detail, up to 12 stops of dynamic range, shadows and highlights to make color grading more precise in post. For easier spot checking of focus and exposure, the new View Assist function displays simple gradation compensation, highly useful for confirming the final look of the footage.
New Built-In Time-Code
Shot lists made easy.
All of your Z 7 footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronizing and logging, especially when editing shots from multi-camera shoots.
Slow Motion Videos
Capture every detail of movement with 120 FPS. Then play them back at 30, 25 or 24 FPS for jaw-dropping, fluid slow motion in 1080p High Definition.
Hd Tilting Touchscreen
A feast for the eyes.
2.1 Million-Dot Tilting Touchscreen
Brilliant. Bright. Stunning.
The beautiful high-resolution touchscreen is as sharp and clear as a smartphone. 3.2-inches. 2.1-million dots. Crystal clear and vibrant. Tilt for shooting at high and low angles. Touchscreen control. This display is a smooth operator.
Full Touch Operation
Like using a smartphone.
Nikon takes touchscreen control to the next level. Touch to focus. Pinch to zoom. Touch to fire the shutter. Swipe through photos and videos. Navigate settings as easily as navigating a smartphone. Pinch to magnify the image on-screen to check for critical sharpness. Were living in a touchscreen world, and this is a touchscreen camera.
New Improved Gui Design
Sharper, clearer menus.
Totally familiar for a Nikon DSLR shooter, fast and intuitive for someone new to the Nikon system. Z 7s menus and user interface are elegant, clear and easy to navigate with touch control. Easily add your favorite functions to the (i) menu—over 30 settings available—then access them from the LCD or EVF.
Photo: Andrew Hancock
Ultimate Image Quality
Create your masterpiece with ours.
9 FPS Shooting
The speed to succeed.
Shoot up to 9 FPS at full resolution (12-bit RAW or JPEG) with minimal shooting noise* and without the need for an external battery pack. For complete silence, switch to Silent Mode and shoot up to 8 FPS with no mechanical noise.*If an F-Mount Nikkor lens is used with the Mount Adapter FTZ, aperture, VR driving and initial lens driving sounds may occur, for instance, when turning on the camera.
Photo: Marsel van Oosten
ISO 64 (Expandable to ISO 32)
Lower sensitivity. Greater sensibility.
Increased light capture means you can shoot at lower sensitivity more often. And the lower the sensitivity, the greater the detail, color range and contrast.
Photo: Vivien Liu
ISO 25,600 (Expandable to 102,400)
Cloak yourself in darkness.
More light gathering potential, flawless Expeed 6 noise reduction and new NIKKOR Z lenses free you to explore the darker side of light with entirely new brilliance.
Photo: Jerry Ghionis
Connections? It's got a few.
Our fastest Wi-Fi transfers yet.
Transfer images to compatible smart devices 2X faster than previously possible—up to 25 mbps. Choose between the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands for optimum transfer speeds.May not be available in certain countries.
Built-In Bluetooth Low Energy
The Z 7 can automatically connect whenever your compatible smart device is in range. Send original resolution JPEGs or have the camera automatically transfer 2MB versions of your photos as you shoot them.
Your smartphone is your favorite accessory.
With SnapBridge version 2.5, you can also use your compatible smartphone as a remote monitor and controller. Touch focus, adjust settings like exposure mode, white balance and more, then fire the shutter.
New Usb Battery CharginG
Leading the charge.
For the first time in a full-frame Nikon camera, you can charge the Z 7s new EN-EL15b battery in the camera through a standard USB-C connection—from your computer, a wall outlet or other charging device. Already have EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries*? They work with the Z 7, too.Camera cannot be used while charging via USB.
*EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries cannot be charged in the camera via USB.
New connectivity option
Wire-free to your Mac or PC.
Connect to a Mac or PC over Wi-Fi and wirelessly transfer RAW, JPEG and movie files. Two modes available: Camera Access Point mode, for connecting directly to a PC, and Station (STA) mode, for connecting over a router.Wireless Transmitter Utility software must be installed on the computer.
More, more, more.
Photo: Marsel van Oosten
Remote Shooting And Rf Speedlight Control
Capture and create remotely.
Take control of the light with any compatible Nikon Speedlight. Use the optional WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller for wirelessly controlling SB-5000 Speedlights from another room, around corners or outdoors in bright sunlight. Advanced Wireless Lighting using optically controlled Speedlights like the SB-700 and SB-500 is also possible. For remote shooting, the WR-1 and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controllers can be used.
Improved Focus Stacking
Surreal images made easy.
Create images with seemingly impossible depth of field using Focus Shift Mode. A new focus peaking feature helps confirm focus at each layer.
CF Express Ready
The Z 7 is compatible with the best memory available today, XQD, superior to SD for its fast buffer clearing speeds and potential storage capacity. For tomorrow, its poised to also accept the emerging CF Express format with a simple firmware update.
Over 20 Extra D850 Features
You name it. Its got it.
Need more? Focus Peaking, Slow Motion Video, WT-7 transferring, Advanced Scene Recognition, RAW Batch Processing, Square Format (1:1), Silent Interval Timer, Electronic Front Curtain Shutter, Silent Photography, Audio Attenuator and more.
± Wi-Fi Compatibility
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Using the SnapBridge App
Android 5.0 or later, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, 8.0 or later
iOS 8.4 or later, iOS 9.1 or later (latest version of iOS 8 or iOS 9 recommended) plus iOS 10.1, iOS 10 (latest versions recommended), iOS 9.3, iOS 10.3, iOS 11, iOS 11.4
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
Updating to Version 2
Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.
SnapBridge 2.5 does not require that camera firmware be updated.
D500, D7500, D5600, D3500, D3400, D850
Z 7, Z 6
COOLPIX A900, A300, B700, B500, P1000, W100, W300
Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5 and later, iPad® 4th Generation and later, iPod touch® 5th Generation and later, iPhone X).
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