Up to date Aug. 23 with photographs from the launch occasion in New York in addition to pattern pictures from a pre-production mannequin (under).

The 45.7-megapixel Nikon Z 7 proven with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S.

After asserting improvement of a brand new full-frame mirrorless system and lens mount this summer time, Nikon has formally launched not one however two mirrorless cameras, the Z 6 and Z 7. Practically equivalent in most respects, the principle differentiating options of the 2 cameras are decision and steady capturing pace. Let’s begin with the most important function the 2 cameras have in frequent: a noteworthy new lens mount.

Nikon Z 6
The 24.5-megapixel Nikon Z 6 proven with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S. The 2 cameras are bodily equivalent aside from the nameplate.

Nikon Z Mount Lenses

The brand new Z collection cameras are constructed round a wholly new lens mount. Nikon took the chance in growing this new system to “begin with a clean slate” as one senior Nikon consultant advised us. The result’s the Z mount with a 55mm diameter (17 % wider than F mount), and a flange again distance (the gap from the lens mount to the sensor focal airplane) of 16mm (65 % smaller than F mount). Nikon states that the Z mount’s giant diameter permits for optical design that gives over 100 % extra gentle assortment in comparison with F mount and most apertures as giant as ƒ/0.95. Moreover, Nikon says that the lenses can be sharpest at their widest apertures.

Nikon Z FTZ mount adapter
The Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ allows full compatibility with greater than 90 lenses and performance with roughly 360 current NIKKOR F lenses.

For Nikon shooters who personal a set of NIKKOR lenses, the Mount Adapter FTZ will enable use of roughly 350 F mount lenses, and roughly 90 of the newest lenses can be utterly appropriate with full performance by way of the adapter. Each the Z 6 and Z 7 have in-body, 5-axis Vibration Discount offering as much as 5 stops of stabilization. When F mount lenses with built-in VR are used by way of the FTZ adapter, the in-body system provides roll stabilization.

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S.

Initially, three lenses can be out there for the system: the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S ($999) and NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.Eight S ($849) would be the first two out there in late September together with the Mount Adapter FTZ ($249), adopted by the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.Eight S in late October ($599). Nikon can be asserting the event of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, an extremely quick lens that can be particularly attention-grabbing for evening pictures. Worth and availability of this lens shouldn’t be but out there.

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.Eight S.
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.Eight S.

In at this time’s announcement, Nikon additionally included a roadmap of future lens improvement for the system. Along with the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, 5 extra lenses are deliberate for 2019, and three extra for 2020. The roadmap, Nikon notes, is topic to vary.

Nikon Z lens roadmap
NIKKOR Z lens roadmap.

For particular particulars on every of the three new lenses, see the press launch under.

Nikon Z 7 Versus Z 6: Decision & Pace

Each the Z 7 and the Z 6 function new bottom illumination FX-format sensors with focal-plane phase-detection AF. The sensor within the Z 7 is 45.7 megapixels with 493 focus factors and a most steady capturing price of 9 fps. The Z6 has a 24.5-megapixel sensor with 273 focus factors and a quicker steady capturing price of as much as 12 fps. The distinction in decision and steady capturing charges are the first differentiators of the 2 cameras.

Back of Nikon Z cameras
The backs of the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 are equivalent and have a 3.2-inch touch-sensitive LCD with a tilting mechanism. The touchscreen presents full management of the digital camera menus and simple picture overview.

Each cameras share an exterior design that Nikon states has the identical sturdiness and environmental proofing because the D850. Each cameras additionally function a silent capturing mode, ideally suited for wildlife pictures. And for prolonged capturing within the area, Nikon can be growing a MB-N10 Multi-Energy Battery Pack that can accommodate two of the brand new EN-EL15b batteries designed for the Z system.

High view of the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras.

One function that will disappoint some photographers is Nikon’s resolution to incorporate just one XQD reminiscence card slot. Although XQD has pace and capability benefits over SD, SD is ubiquitous and comparatively cheap, and providing only one card slot eliminates conveniences photographers have change into accustomed to with twin card slots, akin to creating prompt backups or utilizing one card for photographs and the opposite for video. A minor level, maybe, however one price noting.

The Nikon Z 7 can be out there September 27 with a listing worth of $3,399 for the physique solely, or in a equipment that features the NIKKOR Z 24-70 f/Four S for $3,999. The Nikon Z 6 will come later in November for $1,999 for the physique solely, or $2,599 with the NIKKOR Z 24-70 f/Four S.

We’re in New York for a media keynote that can formally unveil the brand new cameras, and can replace this put up with extra particulars and photographs as potential. Learn the official press releases from Nikon under for extra details about the cameras and lenses.


Photographs From The Launch Occasion In New York

The highest panel LCD on the Z 7 and Z 6 is a highly-readable OLED.
The Z 7 proven with the Mount Adapter FTZ and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II hooked up. The entire F mount lenses we examined with the Z 7 and the FTZ adapter carried out flawlessly, as promised.
Nikon Z 7 with Mount Adapter FTZ hooked up. Although the adapter does add some measurement and weight to the digital camera, it is actually minimal, and nonetheless a lot smaller than a typical fanatic or pro-level DSLR.
The Z 7 and Z 6 function touchscreen LCDs which make it extraordinarily straightforward to rapidly change frequent digital camera settings. Simply faucet the corresponding icon and use the digital camera’s dial management to jog to your required setting.

Along with the brilliant, tillable LCD, the digital camera’s digital viewfinder was extraordinarily clear and simple to view, even with eyeglasses. It is among the best we have used.


Pattern Photographs Taken With A Pre-Manufacturing Mannequin Z7

The Z 7’s 9 fps steady capturing price helped catch this bartender juggling bottle and shaker.


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NIKON INTRODUCES THE NEW NIKON Z MOUNT SYSTEM, AND RELEASES TWO FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERAS: THE NIKON Z 7 AND NIKON Z 6

MELVILLE, NY (AUGUST 23, 2018 AT 1:01 A.M. EDT) – Nikon Inc. is happy to announce the discharge of the full-frame (Nikon FX–format) Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6 mirrorless cameras, in addition to NIKKOR Z lenses, that includes a brand new, larger-diameter mount to allow the subsequent technology of final optical efficiency.

Mirrorless Reinvented

The brand new Nikon Z mount system is comprised of mirrorless cameras and appropriate NIKKOR Z lenses and equipment. This method has been realized by the pursuit of a brand new dimension in optical efficiency. It has inherited Nikon’s custom of high quality, superior imaging expertise, intuitive operability and excessive reliability, all innovated from its digital SLR cameras.

On the coronary heart of the Z mount system is the brand new, larger-diameter mount, which unlocks additional prospects of lens design. The Z mount system will provide a wide range of high-performance lenses, together with the quickest lens in Nikon historical past, with f/0.951. Moreover, the brand new mount adapter will allow compatibility with NIKKOR F mount lenses, including to the vary of selections for photographers.

The letter “Z” represents the fruits of Nikon’s relentless pursuit of final optical efficiency, and a bridge to a brand new chapter. It’s about redefining prospects to supply picture makers with instruments to pursue higher creativity.

Nikon will develop the worth of mirrorless cameras by the pursuit of a brand new dimension in optical efficiency, and by upholding Nikon’s custom of high quality whereas responding to the evolution of imaging expertise. By offering picture makers with stimulating new merchandise, Nikon will proceed to steer imaging tradition.

Z 7, Z 6 Product Overview

The Z 7 and Z 6 are outfitted with a brand new bottom illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels, and the newest image-processing engine, EXPEED 6.

The high-resolution Z 7 has 45.7 efficient megapixels, and helps a regular sensitivity vary of ISO 64–25600. Together with NIKKOR Z lenses, the digital camera achieves an impressive degree of sharpness and element, all the way in which to the perimeters of the picture.

The versatile Z 6 is an all-purpose FX-format digital camera with 24.5 efficient megapixels, and helps the large sensitivity vary of ISO 100–51200. With superior efficiency at excessive ISO sensitivities and full-frame 4K UHD video seize with full pixel readout, the Z 6 responds to a wide range of wants, akin to capturing in dimly lit environments and high-quality film recording.

These two fashions mix legendary Nikon reliability and a well-known interface with the advantages of a mirrorless, together with speedy FPS, hybrid AF, silent capturing and superior multimedia capabilities.

Major Options of the Z 7 and Z 6

1. Outfitted with a brand new bottom illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels

The Z 7 and Z 6 are outfitted with a brand new bottom illumination, Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels, and the newest image-processing engine, EXPEED 6. The Z 7 has 45.7 efficient megapixels, and helps ISO 64–25600 vary of ordinary sensitivities (discount to the equal of ISO 32 and growth to the equal of ISO 102400 can be potential). The Z 6 has an efficient pixel rely of 24.5 megapixels, and helps a broad vary of ordinary sensitivities, from ISO 100–51200 (extra discount to the equal of ISO 50 and growth to the equal of ISO 204800).

2. A quick and correct hybrid AF system with focus factors protecting roughly 90% of the imaging space

The Z 7 has 493 focus factors2and the Z 6 has 273 focus factors2, enabling broad protection of roughly 90% of the imaging space each horizontally and vertically. This hybrid AF system makes use of an algorithm optimized for the FX-format sensor, to routinely switches between focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF when focusing to realize focus. Newly-designed NIKKOR Z lenses take full benefit of this method, offering quicker, quieter and with elevated AF accuracy than beforehand potential for each nonetheless pictures and movies.

3. The brand new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine for sharp and clear imaging, and new features that help creativity

The Z 7 and Z 6 are outfitted with the brand new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine. Using the superior resolving energy of NIKKOR Z and NIKKOR F mount lenses, topics are rendered extra sharply than ever earlier than. Noise can be successfully diminished.

Moreover, a mid-range sharpening possibility has been added to Image Management sharpness parameters. This feature, together with current sharpening and readability parameters, permits customers to make varied textures inside the display screen sharper or softer, for each nonetheless pictures and video3. The cameras additionally provide 20 choices of Artistic Image Management, supporting inventive imaging expression. The impact degree is adjustable from Zero to 100.

4. An digital viewfinder that makes use of Nikon’s superior optical and image-processing applied sciences to supply a transparent and pure view

The digital viewfinder adopted for the Z 7 and Z 6 is snug and simple to make use of, corresponding to optical viewfinders. Each cameras are outfitted with an digital viewfinder for which an roughly 3690k-dot OLED panel has been adopted. The digital viewfinder has body protection and magnification of roughly 100% and 0.8×, respectively, in addition to an roughly 37.0° diagonal viewing angle. It attracts on Nikon’s superior optical applied sciences and image-processing applied sciences, making certain a transparent and cozy view, with diminished aberration and minimal eyestrain, even throughout prolonged shoots. Moreover, a fluorine coat that successfully repels dust has been utilized to the eyepiece safety window. As well as, the menu may be displayed within the digital viewfinder, permitting customers to rapidly view and modify a wide range of capturing settings, together with ISO sensitivity, AF-area mode, and Image Management, all whereas wanting by the viewfinder.

5. An ergonomic design distinctive to Nikon that allows intuitive and acquainted operation

The Z 7 and Z 6 have inherited the superior operability that Nikon has cultivated over time by its improvement of cameras. The our bodies are compact, whereas boasting a agency grip that’s straightforward to carry, and the sub-selector and buttons akin to AF-ON, ISO, and publicity compensation are all positioned in order that they are often operated swiftly and simply. Moreover, a show panel has been positioned on the highest plate of the digital camera, the place details about settings may be displayed, just like high-end digital SLR digital camera fashions.

6. Video features akin to 10-bit N-Log that allows large dynamic vary, and timecoding that reply to skilled wants

The Z 7 and Z 6 help recording of not solely full-frame 4K UHD (3840 × 2160)/30p films utilizing the FX-based video format, but in addition Full-HD/120p films. Sharper 4K UHD films are made potential, utilizing the full-pixel readout4. Moreover, Lively D-Lighting, digital vibration discount, and focus peaking can be utilized with 4K UHD and Full-HD film recording. Nikon’s authentic N-Log shade profile will also be used with 10-bit5HDMI output. The N-Log setting makes use of in depth shade depth and twelve-stop, 1,300% dynamic vary to recorda wealth of tone data from highlights and shadows for more practical shade grading. Timecode help makes synchronizing video and sound from a number of units simpler. Moreover, the management ring constructed into NIKKOR Z lenses can be utilized to quietly and easily modify settings akin to aperture and publicity compensation.

7. Nikon’s firstin-camera vibration discount with approx. 5.0-stopeffectiveness

The Z 7 and Z 6 are outfitted with in-camera vibration discount (VR). The VR unit supplies compensation for motion alongside 5 axes. The results of vibration discount are equal to a shutter pace as much as roughly 5.Zero stops6. This perform will also be used successfully with NIKKOR F lenses, together with these not outfitted with a VR perform, with the Mount Adapter FTZ (bought individually)8.

8. Different options

  • Identical degree of energy and sturdiness, in addition to dust- and drip- resistance, because the Nikon D850, provided in a compact physique
  • A 3.2-in., roughly 2100k-dot touch-sensitive LCD monitor, with a tilting mechanism
  • Silent pictures perform eliminates shake and noise attributable to shutter launch,
  • Peaking stack picture perform9allows affirmation of the world in focus after capturing utilizing focus shift, which is handy for focus stacking10
  • Excessive-speed steady capturing (prolonged)11at roughly 9 fps (Z 7) and 12 fps (Z 6) captures quick movement
  • Interval timer pictures that makes 8K (Z 7) time-lapse film creation10potential
  • An prolonged low-light metering vary12permits customers to simply seize scenes such because the transition from sundown to starry evening sky, utilizing aperture-priority auto publicity
  • Constructed-in Wi-Fi® for direct connection to a wise machine utilizing SnapBridge
  • Constructed-in Wi-Fi® makes the switch of pictures and flicks to a pc potential
  • Assist for current digital SLR digital camera equipment such because the EN-EL15/a/b batteries, WT-7/A/B/C Wi-fi Transmitter (out there individually) for transferring pictures and flicks at excessive pace over a wired or wi-fi LAN, and radio-controlled/optical managed Superior Wi-fi Lighting, which makes versatile multi-flash pictures potential

Growth of the MB-N10 Multi-Energy Battery Pack

The MB-N10 Multi-Energy Battery Pack that’s at the moment in improvement will maintain two EN-EL15b, successfully growing the variety of pictures potential and/or film recording time by roughly 1.8×. It’ll present the identical degree of mud and drip resistance because the Z 7 and Z 6, and can help USB charging utilizing the EH-7P Charging AC Adapter. Data concerning the discharge of this product can be introduced at a later date.

Worth and Availability

The Nikon Z 7 can be out there September 27 for a instructed retail worth (SRP) of $3399.95* for the body-only configuration, or for $3999.95* SRP as a equipment with the brand new NIKKOR Z 24-70 f/Four S lens. The Nikon Z 6 can be out there in late November for the $1995.95* SRP for the physique solely configuration, or for the $2,599.95* SRP with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S lens equipment. For extra data on these and different Nikon merchandise, please go to www.nikonusa.com.

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NIKON RELEASES THE NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S, NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.Eight S, NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.Eight S, AND THE MOUNT ADAPTER FTZ, AND DEVELOPS THE NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT

Designed Solely for the Nikon Z Mount System, That includes a New, Bigger-Diameter Mount

MELVILLE, NY (AUGUST 23, 2018 AT 1:01 A.M. EDT) – Nikon Inc. is happy to announce the discharge of three new lenses designed for the next-generation Nikon Z mount system’s full-frame (Nikon FX format) mirrorless cameras, for which a brand new larger-diameter mount has been adopted. The three new lenses are the usual zoom NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S, the wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.Eight S, and the usual prime NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.Eight S. Nikon has additionally introduced the Mount Adapter FTZ for Z System compatibility with current NIKKOR F mount lenses and improvement of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens1.

NIKKOR Z lenses pursue a brand new dimension in optical efficiency, by benefiting from the superior design flexibility made potential by the mixture of the bigger Z mount with its interior diameter of 55mm, and a brief flange focal distance of 16mm. The lenses provide sharp decision with each still-image and video recording, and are outfitted with features that embrace: compensation for focus respiration (the shifting of the angle of view when focus is adjusted), quiet operation, clean publicity management, a management ring and efficiency that’s effectively fitted to video seize.

The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S, NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.Eight S, and NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.Eight S are S-Line interchangeable lenses. The S-Line is a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that adhere to a brand new benchmark in optical efficiency, realizing rendering efficiency that surpasses that of standard f/Four customary zoom lenses and f/1.Eight wide-angle or customary prime lenses. From most aperture, clear and sharp decision may be achieved in addition to stunning bokeh traits.

Moreover, the Mount Adapter FTZ has been designed to permit customers of Nikon SLR cameras to make the most of their current NIKKOR F mount lenses with the Z mount system and luxuriate in benefiting from a good wider number of lens traits with their pictures.

Growth of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct

Nikon is at the moment growing the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a regular prime handbook focus lens and the quickest lens in Nikon’s historical past. The design of the Noct lens exemplifies Nikon’s mission to pursue the last word optical efficiency within the mirrorless class. Because the end result, the Noct is positioned on the prime of the S-Line. As well as, Nikon is planning on releasing a wide range of new lenses that can proceed to develop its line of engaging, high-performance NIKKOR Z lenses that additional prolong photographers’ inventive expressions.

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S Major Options

  • Customary focal-length vary from wide-angle 24mm to medium-telephoto 70mm can successfully cowl all kinds of scenes and topics with rendering efficiency that can change the notion of what’s potential with zoom lenses with a most aperture of f/4
  • Optical design that suppresses variations in aberrations from capturing distances of close-up to infinity, demonstrating sharp decision even within the peripheral areas of the body from the utmost aperture, in addition to wonderful point-image copy
  • Achieved a minimal focus distance of simply 0.Three m throughout the zoom vary
  • Adoption of an ED glass factor, an aspherical ED lens factor, and three aspherical lens parts
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghosting and flare
  • Has the scale wanted to ship a particularly excessive customary of optical efficiency, but supplies excellent portability; employs a retracting mechanism that may be set on/off with out urgent a button and reduces whole size for a compact lens that may simply be taken anyplace
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, all the lens, together with transferring components, has been sealed
  • Fluorine coat utilized to entrance lens floor

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.Eight S Major Options

  • Rendering efficiency that redefines perceptions of what a 35mm f/1.Eight lens can do
  • Sharp decision even within the peripheral areas of the body from the utmost aperture, efficient suppression of sagittal coma flare that allows excellent point-image copy when capturing level gentle sources in evening landscapes, and the delicate and pure bokeh traits anticipated of a quick (vibrant) lens
  • Adoption of a brand new multi-focusing system that includes two AF drive items offering driving energy at excessive pace and with excessive accuracy that achieves quiet, quick, and correct AF management, in addition to excessive image-forming efficiency at any focus distance
  • Adoption of two ED glass parts, and three aspherical lens parts
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghosting and flare
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, all the lens, together with transferring components, has been sealed

NIKKOR Z 50 mm f/1.Eight S Major Options

  • Superior rendering ignites creativity, and redefines perceptions of what a 50mm f/1.Eight lens can do
  • Thorough suppression of axial chromatic aberration ensures superior decision with trustworthy copy of the wonderful textures in topics, even from most aperture
  • Sharp and clear rendering of particulars from the middle of the body to the peripheral edges, whatever the capturing distance
  • The delicate and delightful bokeh traits at any capturing distance potential solely with a quick (vibrant) lens
  • Adoption of two ED glass, and two aspherical lens parts
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghosting and flare
  • Adoption of a brand new, highly effective stepping motor (STM) allows quiet and correct AF management throughout each still-image seize and video recording
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, all the lens, together with transferring components, has been sealed

Mount Adapter FTZ Major Options

  • Full compatibility with greater than 90 lenses and performance with roughly 360 current NIKKOR F lenses from AI kind onwards2
  • The distinctive traits of NIKKOR F mount lenses may be utilized to Z mount system picture high quality
  • In-camera VR (Vibration Discount) with three-axis VR is offered when attaching a NIKKOR F lens with out built-in VR; in-camera VR additionally performs effectively with stills and video recording
  • When attaching a NIKKOR F lens with built-in VR, lens VR and in-camera VR successfully work collectively to compensate for digital camera shake by enabling three-axis VR.
  • Varied sections of the adapter are successfully sealed to make sure dust- and drip-resistant efficiency equal to that of NIKKOR F lenses
  • Designed to be light-weight but robust with consideration for superior operability as part of a whole system

Growth of the New NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens that Pursues Final Optical Efficiency

The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct that Nikon is at the moment growing can be a big aperture, customary 58mm prime focal-length, the quickest lens in Nikon’s historical past3, manual-focus lens positioned on the very prime of the S-Line. It’ll stand to represent the Nikon Z mount system’s new dimension in optical efficiency.

It has inherited the design idea behind the unique AI Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2, a regular prime lens launched in 1977, named for “Nocturne” (a musical composition impressed by or evocative of the evening), and was in style for its capacity to finely reproduce level gentle sources as level pictures. This new Noct lens that’s at the moment in improvement will make the most of the superior design flexibility afforded by the Z mount, pursuing final optical efficiency. Growth continues with the targets of reaching a particularly quick most aperture of f/0.95, providing the last word in NIKKOR rendering efficiency with superior element and sharpness. Moreover, the purpose is to realize stunning blur traits, or bokeh, with good continuity, and guarantee excellent point-image copy capabilities for extra compelling, three-dimensional imaging.

Worth and Availability

The NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/Four S and NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.Eight S can be out there September 27 for the instructed retail costs (SRP) of $999.95* and $849.95*, respectively. The NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.Eight S lens can be out there in late October for the SRP of $599.95*. The Mount Adapter FTZ can be out there September 27 for $249.95* SRP (Further $100 financial savings when bought along with a Z 7 or Z 6, by 12/31/2018). For extra data on these and different Nikon merchandise, please go to www.nikonusa.com.

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