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The new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine helps maximize the high resolving power of NIKKOR Z and NIKKOR F lenses, along with the camera’s high-pixel-count image sensor performance. It’s designed to bring more sharpness to your images while effectively reducing noise, allowing the camera to achieve a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 25,600. The engine now supports a mid-range sharpening parameter* for Picture Control, Nikon’s unique image creation system, which works together with the existing sharpening and clarity parameters to effectively enhance sharpness for both stills and videos. EXPEED 6 also offers diffraction compensation, which helps capture landscapes and cityscapes crisply even at slow apertures. And with the introduction of Creative Picture Controls, it enables you to create your own style more easily than ever before.
At the heart of the Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Camera is a new FX-format backside illumination CMOS sensor, featuring 45.7 effective megapixels and focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels. It takes full advantage of NIKKOR Z lenses´ unparalleled optical performance, bringing a new level of sharpness to your images. What’s more, by increasing the volume of signal accumulated in the photodiodes as much as possible, the Nikon Z7 achieves a standard sensitivity range of ISO 64-25,600 (expandable to ISO 32-102,400 equivalent) with advanced image processing by EXPEED 6. Focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels are efficiently distributed throughout the sensor, allowing it to provide accurate AF over a wide area of the frame. Meanwhile, the sensor’s copper-wiring circuits enable rapid read-out of AF information and the huge volume of data from its 45.7 effective megapixels, while realizing continuous shooting at up to 9 fps.
The Nikon Z7 Camera introduces a mid-range sharpening parameter for Picture Control, Nikon’s image creation system. It sits between the existing clarity parameter, which adjusts overall sharpness, and sharpening, which adjusts the appearance of details and patterns. Used together, they give you finer control over the various textures within the frame to make them look sharper or softer. If you want to control sharpening, clarity and mid-range sharpening in a simpler way, “quick sharp” is available to adjust them with a single slider.
In addition to the conventional Picture Control, the Nikon Z7 features 20 creative options that can be used to give an artistic look to your images instantly, encouraging you to explore your creativity further. The effect level is adjustable from 0 to 100 in increments of 11 steps. It is also possible to create custom Picture Controls by altering each preset’s parameters — such as sharpening and contrast — in-camera, or using Picture Control Utility 2 on your computer. Creative Picture Controls are available in all exposure modes, as well as movie recording.
The Nikon Z7 incorporates an in-camera vibration reduction (VR) mechanism, providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed up to approx. 5.0 stops faster. It detects camera shake using the image’s motion vector information as well as the gyro sensor, and then drives the vibration reduction unit to offer compensation in five directions: yaw, pitch, X, Y, and roll, which is likely to be noticeable in videos. The VR system also works with NIKKOR F lenses, including non-VR lenses (When using the optional mount adaptor.
To experience the true potential of the Z 7’s 45.7 effective megapixels and the high resolution of the NIKKOR Z lenses, extremely sharp focus is essential. The Nikon Z7 adopts a newly developed hybrid AF system that offers extremely wide coverage — approx. 90% of the frame both horizontally and vertically with 493 focus points. Using an AF algorithm that’s optimized for the FXformat sensor, it achieves focus on the subject, utilizing focal-plane phase-detection AF or contrast-detect AF as appropriate. Thanks to its wide coverage, it can also focus on subjects in the periphery, bringing a new level of creative freedom. What’s more, the NIKKOR Z lenses are designed to meet a stricter AF standard, ensuring high-resolution performance and superior AF accuracy. And when shooting stills of dark scenes, activating the camera’s low-light AF function offers AF down to -4 EV.
Uses a focus area half the size of single-point AF to attain precise focus on a very small area of the subject — particularly useful for capturing subjects such as the pistil of a flower, or an intricately designed accessory.
Focuses on the subject using just the selected focus point. This is ideal when you want to achieve focus on a particular part of a stationary subject, such as a person’s eye.
Focuses on the subject using the selected focus point. If the subject briefly leaves the selected point, the camera will focus based on information from the surrounding AF points.
Captures a subject with a wider focus area. Two AF area size options are available, depending on the size of the subject.
Using information from all focus points, the camera automatically detects the main subject and focuses on it. When “On” is selected for “Auto-area AF face detection
Nikon Z mount
Effective angle of view
CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning.
Image size (pixels)
FX (36x24) image area, (L) 8256 x 5504 (45.4 million), (M) 6192 x 4128 ( 25.6 million), (S) 4128 x 2752 (11.4 million).
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression).
Picture Control System
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat.
1 XQD card
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.8× (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-4 to +2 m-1
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Z mount NIKKOR lenses. F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter.
1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer
Frame advance rate
Up to 9 fps. Low-speed continuous: 1 to 5 fps. High-speed continuous: 5.5 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW: 5 fps). High-speed continuous (extended): 9 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW: 8 fps). (measured under Nikon-specified test conditions)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL exposure metering
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
–3 to +17 EV (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure meter coupling
Auto; programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); user settings (U1, U2, U3)
–5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV.
Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Add, average, lighten, darken
HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
493 points (phase-detection, in single-point AF) / 90% coverage vertically & horizontally.
-1 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)
493 (single-point AF)
Pinpoint, single-point, and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
Exposure, Flash, White balance, ADL
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering method
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p.
Movie - file format
MOV , MP4
Movie - video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording format
Linear PCM , AAC
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - ISO sensitivity
Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to 25600).
Movie - Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off
Movie - Other options
Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, movie log output (N-Log)
8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal. Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls. Approx. 2100 k-dot.
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, and auto image rotation.
Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB). Connection to built-in USB port is recommended.
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Can be used with MC-DC2 and other optional accessories
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power
2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm. 5 GHz band: 12.1 dBm
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight)
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2;
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One EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery; EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 can also be used, but note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge and that charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries only
EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, which is available separately)
1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm (5.3 x 4 x 2.7 in.)
Approx. 675 g (1 lb. 7.9 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 585 g/1 lb. 4.7 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
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Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
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Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.
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