Mirrorless Camera Overview

Mirrorless Camera Overview

Z series Mirrorless

Welcome to a new era of Nikon imaging. A system born from our unending quest for perfection. A system that opens a new dimension of possibilities. A system inspired by our past but designed for tomorrow.
A system only Nikon could create.

Meet the Overachievers

Welcome to the
future of imaging.

Feel & Handling

A mirrorless camera that feels like a Nikon.

Decades of refining camera design, at your fingertips.

Z 7 mirrorless camera

form factor

Inspired by D850, Z series cameras embody the elegance, durability, handling and operation of award-winning Nikon DSLRs—just in a smaller package.

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A mirrorless
you can hold

A large, deep grip for balanced handling, even when using telephoto F-Mount Nikkor lenses. Comfortable ergonomics, thoughtful button placement and an easy to use GUI.

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A touch of

Intuitive touchscreen control for navigating menus, adjusting settings, reviewing shots, selecting focus and even shooting photos and videos.

Top view of the Z series camera showing the OLED panel


Lighter than comparable DSLR camera bodies with a thinner, more compact footprint.

Front and back views of the magnesium alloy camera body


Built with the same rugged Magnesium Alloy material and weather-sealing as Nikon professional DSLRs.

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A familiar

A clear, simple menu system that’ll be familiar to existing Nikon DSLR shooters and easy to master for newcomers.

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The Nikkor
legacy continues.

Step up to the latest in optical innovation with new Nikkor Z lenses or keep using the F-Mount Nikkor lenses you love*.

*Requires Mount Adapter FTZ

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Nikkor Z Lenses

The front line of the imaging revolution.

Meet the first in a new generation of Nikkor lenses. Designed around the new larger Z Mount and beautifully matched to Z series cameras, Nikkor Z lenses embody the ultimate in image quality with near-silent operation—all in a smaller, lighter package.

Explore New Nikkor Z Lenses
Z 6 with Mount Adapter FTZ and 8-15mm fisheye zoom F-mount lens

F-Mount Nikkor Lenses

The lenses you love, enhanced by Z.

With the optional Mount Adapter FTZ, Z series cameras are fully compatible with over 90 F-Mount Nikkor lenses, which retain all their sharpness, rendering power and functionality. Plus, they gain so much: smooth, fast Hybrid-AF*, silent shooting, in-camera VR and more. In total, approximately 360 F-Mount Nikkor lenses can be used.

More About Lens Compatibility

*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

Landscape photo taken with the Z 7 mirrorless camera


The most advanced
imaging system available.

The technology may be all new, but the ingenuity is all Nikon.


Brains and

Expeed 6, the most advanced Nikon image processing yet, powers breathtaking image quality, liberating low-light performance and versatile video capabilities.

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Small and

Mirrorless design and an impossibly short flange distance—65% shorter—allows for smaller lenses, thinner bodies and new optical formulas, including lenses with a maximum aperture of f/0.95.

Z 7 with Mount Adapter FTZ and 8-15mm fisheye zoom F-mount lens
Mount Adapter FTZ


Seamless compatibility with beloved F-Mount Nikkor lenses*, Speedlights and other DSLR accessories as well as new Nikkor Z lenses.

*With optional Mount Adapter FTZ

VR mechanism

with any lens

A 5-axis optical VR system is built right into Z series cameras for up to 5 stops* of image stabilization when using Nikkor Z lenses and up to 3-axis VR when using F-Mount Nikkor lenses. Additional electronic VR (e-VR) can be combined during video capture.

*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.

Z series camera with lens and Nikon ME-1 mic on Redrock Micro rig
Shown with Redrock Micro Shoulder Rig
& Nikon ME-1 Microphone (sold separately)


The video advantages of mirrorless design—fast, accurate on-sensor Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), in-camera VR and a brilliant Electronic Viewfinder—plus the most robust 4K UHD video feature set on any Nikon camera yet.

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Mirrorless design, on-sensor PDAF and whisper-quiet lenses let you shoot with complete stealth. Capture special moments without interrupting them.

New Z Mount

Let there be
more light.

The largest full-frame mount on any camera system.

F Mount**

Z Mount

17% wider mount

At 55mm, it’s the largest full-frame mount on any camera system*, allowing more of everything: more light capture, more data sharing between lens and camera and more image quality performance.

*As of August 23, 2018

**Illustrative purposes only. Not to scale.

65% slimmer flange*

By seemingly breaking the laws of optics with just 16mm of flange distance, Nikon can now deliver smaller and lighter cameras and lens designs while achieving unprecedented optical superiority and flexibility.

*Compared to Nikon F Mount

Video Recording

Built for video.

Portable cinematic powerhouses.


Full-frame 4K
Ultra HD

Cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video with the sharpness and dynamic range of Nikon’s full-frame image sensors.

Hybrid AF
for video

Silky smooth, near-silent AF with automatic switching between phase-detect and contrast-detect AF.

10-bit HDMI

Record uncompressed footage with 64X more color data directly to an external capture device.

Compared to 8-bit. Requires optional HDMI Connecting Cable.

8K Time-

With Z 7, shoot up to 9,999 full resolution stills with zero shutter vibration. Just like D850.

120 FPS
Slow Motion

Bend time with ultra-smooth 1080p slow motion sequences.

New Nikon

Preserve maximum detail, dynamic range, shadows and highlights for more control and creativity in post-processing.

Composing & Recording

A feast
for the eyes.

Cutting-edge EVF and tilting touchscreen.

Speed & Precision

The need
for speed.

High-speed shooting, operation and lens-to-camera communication.

Fast continuous shooting

Shoot up to 12 FPS with Z 6 and 9 FPS with Z 7 at full resolution in 12-bit RAW or JPEG without the need for an external battery pack.


The Z Mount allows higher-speed, larger-volume communication between the lens and camera body for dramatic gains in AF adjustments and image processing—for today and the even faster cameras of tomorrow.

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Well connected.

Advanced wireless capabilities.

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Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Low Energy

Z series cameras easily connect using Nikon SnapBridge* to compatible smart devices for remote shooting and transferring JPEG photos on the go.

*Download required

Wire-free to your Mac or PC

Connect to a Mac or PC using Z series cameras’ built-in Wi-Fi for monitoring and transferring JPEG, RAW or video.

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Seamless integration.

Compatible with the Nikon DSLR system—Speedlights, remotes, wireless transmitters, external mics and more.