I think I'll need to wait for the Z71 or something like that. Higher frame rate is a major improvement but means more pictures to investige and delete. The cameras sound excellent. Weird, very very creepy weird. I never thought the lack of dual slots was a problem that needed fixing. Lenses last many, many, many years, so it's worth the savings. Oddly the top OLED stays on the whole time but doesn't show elapsed time, just the set aperture and ISO. 10 FPS, continuous high "extended" (H+) (only 9 FPS in 14-bit raw). Even the king, the a9II gets its more often wrong than right. We compare the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5 and Sony a7 III. They were added one year later as part of firmware 2.0. The D850 has the AF of the D5, that was until a few months ago by far the best focusing camera in history. bigger or camera-original Â©Â file. 1 Why no "fully articulating" LCD screen?2. That grip is great. Something good has come out of 2020 after all. Palms and Storm, 6:21 PM, 29 November 2018. Truth. Of course these each can be adjusted and saved, and apply to both still images and video. Standard i-TTL fill-flash in spot metering. I mean when was the last time someone looked at an image and said, wow, that must have been shot in 14 bit RAW, or, dang, that image is lacking, must have been shot only in 12 bit RAW? Of course every manufacturer wants to sell a camera that has 100 megapixel, 30 stops of dynamic range, global shutter, unlimited no heat 12k video, with unlimited buffer 40 fps raw with a f1.0 10mm to 500mm zoom lens in a waterproof body. There are occasionally new *lenses* that are revolutionary -- things like the Sigma 14/1.8 and Nikon PF's. And what is perhaps our most significant request – that Nikon separates autofocus subject tracking into its own mode, rather than as a layer on top of the 'Auto Area' mode – remains unaddressed, but is still conceivably fixable through a firmware update. Computational photography is coming to cameras, the future is bright :-). The larger it becomes the higher the risk of ugly deformation that can ruin a shot. I already use a Z6 looking forward to my pre-ordered Z7II with Grip! And how do you know that it isn’t as powerful as the Canon and Sony processors? In the end, should Z7 users upgrade to the Z7 II? The Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II is a redesign of the original Primoplan 75mm F1.9 designed in 1936. Canon RF is 20.00mm, LEICA M is 27.80mm, Contax G is 29.00mm, Nikon's 1950s rangefinder S-mount is 34.85mm. Thanks! I've owned and shot Nikon every day since 1983, and things have changed. Reasonable upgrades to a very reasonable camera... but I'm most impressed by the few sample images. I listed relative current prices for lenses in the UK from London Camera Exchange NOW. Yes, there are issues with the 24-70 and 70-200. Yes, ISO 64 is super clean. Manual brightness control only. wow, 4k 50p :) I envy you. - What issues are you talking about?- F mount lenses work great on Z bodies, already the Z6/Z7 and there is no doubt that it's going to work even better on the Z6II/Z7II- If there is one thing Nikon is great at is to understate the value of their cameras...- There is no viewfinder resolution issue, the viewfinder of the Z7 was already better than then 5.6 pixel viewfinder of the a7rIV. With a lot of work you can get close though. Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era. We can use Nikon's original S-mount Nikon rangefinder lenses as well as LEICA M lenses, and the Z7 II takes much better pictures with better color and features than any LEICA M digital camera. As the name implies, this is a refinement rather than a reimagining; so while the updates may not knock your socks off, we really enjoyed the original Z7 and this new model builds on an already successful formula. Also from Canon's site: Hi+ mode: 13-bit A/D conversion, Electronic shutter: 12-bit raw. Needless to say, those images were completely unusable anyway. My Z6 is only one year old so I have to supress that gear syndrome :) I'd probably buy Atomos for 10bit Nlog (not planning Raw upgrade) but would welcome 10bit clean Nikon video. @CosmicLux what planet are you from?? No such issues with an EVF, which can be moved back a few millimeters if needed to allow for any extra body thickness from a dual-tilt screen mechanism. I consider top displays a throwback to 35mm film days, so I don't take these that seriously. The Z7 II should be very similar, just faster. @bernardlangI really think the both the Z6II and the Z7II are fantastic cameras and I agree that even if most lenses that Nikon put out sound more subdued than the mouth watering RF glass, I think Nikon did better in the sense of putting out more practical, everyday glass which is not inferior optically by any means. It's indeed most obvious with the 105mm f1.4 wide open. Tzurlis, gosh there is so much hate and frustration in speaking out of you, relax, drink a tea and reevaluate the situation: "come on... if i have to switch lenses, ill get a free trouble sony!!!" If the Z7II autofocus is on par with the D850, I'm getting one. Top Sample Images IntroÂ Lens Compatibility. I believe that we do not live on the same planet.It is not a question here of discussing the conditions that contribute to a company's profitability. Its burst speed tops out at 10fps with continuous autofocus instead of 9fps (albeit with a single AF area, and not subject tracking), and the buffer is up to three times deeper, giving you a total of 77 12-bit Raw images before slowing down. Hahaha they eye af thing is really pathetic. bigger. Yes there have been some improvements such as low-light focusing (I believe we are looking at -4 to 19 EVs on the Z II's versus -3 to 19 on the Z I bodies) but in terms of things like AF tracking, I don't think it has improved all that much. Here are some of our favorites. One XQD slot, which also works with CFexpress type B cards. The exterior of the camera is largely unchanged, which is fine by us – Nikon's Z-series cameras have some of our favorite ergonomics on the mirrorless camera market. Z7 II with discounted Z 24-70mm f/4 S: $3,597 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H and at Crutchfield. bigger, full-resolution or camera-original Â© file. Now, it has to be said that the only mirroless body equal to the D850 for tracking is the a9II. And it really matches the 3-year period they needed to announce Expeed 6 after the 5th version. What's got a lot of attention is the bird-eye AF, and for that the reference for now is R5. But, if you can take 1/2 as many shots of a scene because you have so many keepers, you can use your spare time to photograph something else, too. Cosmic - why are you the majority of comments on this lol. https://photographylife.com/14-bit-vs-12-bit-raw. Some cameras have better color filters than others. Will it accept legacy Nikkor lenses (like my 45-yr old Nikkor-Q Auto 200mm f-4 ? Nikon does not seal its boxes in any way, so never buy at retail or any other source not on my personally approved list since you'll have no way of knowing if you're missing accessories, getting a defective, damaged, returned, non-USA, store demo or used camera. If another camera system is more attractive to someone, to the point where that person is willing to invest time and money, and perhaps take a bit of a risk, needed to make the switch, why shouldn’t they? I don't own either. These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. Thanks to a second Expeed 6 processor, the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II offer higher burst shooting rates, improved buffer performance and 4K/60p internal recording capabilities. On the face of it (pending testing), that makes the Z7 II an easy camera to recommend, though with the caveat that we still have yet to fully analyze its image quality and autofocus performance. Why can't they make a grip with vents and a fan that attach to a body with matching (well weather sealed, until you put on the grip) ports for the fan to circulate air through the body? Me, a Z6II with 24-200 mm coming from a Sony RX10. Now that many change over time especially with the dual processors, and I know they have added a few features (like where you can tell the camera who's face to foucus on when using eye AF for example). So rather than dispute it, let me link a vs.: https://www.craftinglight.com/blog/2017/8/the-great-tilt-shift-wars. bigger, full-resolution or camera-original Â© JPG file. I used to have a D810 last time, but the Z6 is better. I would like to know that too, but generally you can't have maximum image quality (fe. It's OK but it's just not as fluid as having GPS build in that you can just activate in a menu and be done. Why on earth do you even think you are entitled to have a relevant knowledge about what everybody will be doing? It is unquestionable that Nikon has been putting out a huge hype for pretty subdued cameras, and that is what Polin is drawing his comedy from. 3.2" (8 cm) diagonal. You can't complain about OH NOES IT'S NOT FULL FRAME on CaNikon FF cameras, so you have to complain about.. the stepper motors in Nikon lenses? Aiming to save photographers carrying a cable and a charger for every battery they use, this device handles up to four batteries at the same time and can charge at home, in the car and via a USB power bank. I was wrong. i could see that with canon owners, due to all of the issues, like the r5 meltdown nightmare. All Canon cameras has about the same conditions written in the manual to when max FPS is available, and it's always being questioned by some people. Again, it’s probably fine for hobbyists, is a well informed pro wiling to risk a paid assignment on this? Can anyone tell any meaningful differences? $10? Truth be told, though, the real-world difference between 45.7MP and, say, 61MP isn't likely to be a deal-breaker; the extra dynamic range from the Nikon's ISO 64 mode, though, may be. I had a lot of prejudices about Sony before using it in a professional situation. Primes and zooms. If "tzurlis" thinks the Z series has a "viewfinder resolution issue" wait until he finds out about the Sony a7c, where the EVF really is lacking. Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync and slow rear-curtain sync modes. @bernardlang I'm not sure where your "data" is coming from, but not reality. Those are not praiseworthy updates since it is just like when game publishers release a game and say that the multiplayer will become available in a future patch. Earlier this week we published our samples from the new Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN when mounted on a Sony body. Nikon should have released a camera with 61 mpx or more. Yep, they just wanted to update the cameras so as not to lag behind. If you really are a Nikon shooter (which I honestly doubt), you own yourself to test the Z7II. There is a cost to make the camera and a price they must charge to pay for everything. Yes, there have been other cameras using dual processors and they performed just fine. bigger. The SB-400 is much better for mirrorless than today's bigger, crummier and more expensive SB-300 and SB-500. Expeed 6 was presented in mid-2018. Kudos to Nikon for launching these two Z-models with a functional vertical grip with controls. includes controls for portrait-orientation shooting. This Nikon combo should be perfect for me. I would wager that only a small population of pros that really need dual card slots or a battery grip might consider it. I am not sure whether there ever was a camera with more significant firmware upgrades. Yes, many young people new to photography will get cheap used DSLR lenses, and adapt it. Sorry Nikon. While Sony has good color accuracy, Sony's artistic color rendition falls behind. But boy, hype and glory is the only way to take half in focus portrait and claim it is never seen before... No offence but thinking that I feel the presence of a strong bias and patting on the back here.Z cameras are excellent tools, however they will be purchased almost exclusively by existing Nikon users. Crud-resistant fluorine-coated finder eyepiece. The superior sharpness only matters if you're genuinely making prints 30 feet wide; for all normal uses, including making 40 x 60" (1 x 1.5 meter) prints, all today's cameras are the same â but Nikon's colors are unbeaten regardless of picture size. They judge like a DJ, only their music is oke. I am super frustrated because of the video upgrade, but from the first reviews coming out the AF has got a big upgrade. guess they just don't care. Batteries do not live long. When we first reported on the alleged ransomware attack back in August, Canon said it was 'investigating the situation.' Maybe the Phaseone XF. And this should have been Nikon's answer to the Sony A7III over 2 years ago. The A7III?The Z6ii has:Better IBIS (5 stops instead of 4.5 stops for sony)Way better EVF (3.69M dot vs 2.35M dot)Faster (14fps vs 10) 40% fasterBetter video (4k60p vs 4k30p)10bit HDMI w/ ProRes Raw option which Sony doesnt havefaster cfxpress cardbigger+ better LCD (3.2" 2.1M dot vs 3" 0.9M dot)Way bigger buffer (124raw vs 89 raw)more comfortable handling. It wold be a very interesting business model for Nikon or another one starting that as first party. One could say 90% of the photographers never get to that point, but one could also argue for 90% of the photographers the equipment does make a difference. - You either do not know the cam, or you do not know what you are talking about, or your Nikon-polarized shades do not let you see things for what they are. Sony boys complains the most. Nikon Z7 II. So, Sony and Canon guys, don’t worry about the inferiority or superiority of your brands. Blessedly, though (especially for those of us that moderate online comment sections), Nikon has included dual card slots in the Z7 II for users that need immediate backup or want to easily separate their still images and video clips. ISO 64. I understand of course the economic dimension to this, but it seems clear by now that the Z6II is a very significant upgrade that will improve the ease of shooting and the keeper rate. I also doubt it when people say "I love my D800/810/850 etc, but I am moving to Sony!" The Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN is for the photographer who wants a focal length that falls squarely between 50mm and 85mm. Photography is not about spec sheets, it's about shooting experience, it's about lenses, it's about focusing. No reason to cut the price because of the nikon z2 cameras, which aren't as feature rich as the canons. Supported Features. One of the main factors in evaluating this camera and the extent of the upgrades will be the AF system but here the specs don't tell the story; it will take some actual testing to reveal the extent of the improvement. Silver Maple Motel, October 2018, 6:34 P.M. Nikon Z7, Nikon 24-70mm f/4 Z at 24mm, f/4 hand-held at 1/6 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear v3.6. It was insane! Nikon has announced, via a countdown on its website, it will be launching its next-generation full-frame mirrorless cameras on October 14.. I don't think it will be. @cnaI think Polin is quite good, but he is also a comedian, you got to read between the lines. 29:59 (a half hour) maximum take length. I am a "Sony boy" and I am very pleased even with the first generation Zs. This is a well proven fact that you are the first person I hear disputing. @CosmicLux you do realize that someone needs to do all of that and they need to have money to pay all of their employees and keep the lights on in the office? The Z mount is currently the one offering the widest set of lenses options ever. Give them (Sigma, Tamron) 1-2 more years and they will come with Z-mount versions of the lens you talk. But if some improvements can benefit the Z7 and are compatible with its hardware, there is a high probability that we may get more updates. The Z7 II, being the high-resolution model in Nikon's mirrorless lineup, is all about outright image quality. Certainly, now for this to mean that all cameras have the same color capability you would have to ignore the impact of the very process thanks to which colors are told apart by the sensor, which is color filtration. - IMO there are three reasons for the behavior. My buddy had one and I tried it out. The Z7 is already much better than the D850 on several aspects:- accuracy - consistency, especially shooting wide open with portrait lenses- eye AF, Where the Z7 did lack was in:- AF control UI but it was significantly improved with firmware 3- tracking abilities - very low light, Where they were roughly equal was:- raw focusing speed. Besides what you need to compare is the price at launch compensated for inflation. And I am not talking about colors that are essentially a body side issue. Look them up and stop pretending like this is a problem. Enter the Ulanzi ST-09, an adjustable mount that allows you to turn an Apple Watch into a live viewfinder on the rear of your iPhone. Hopefully it will be available in stores soon. If it is really so (according to the user manual) that lens has to set to max aperture, and shutterspeed to faster than 1/1000s, and always replace battery before the level gets below 60% (which has the worst life anyway). Modern cameras are all so good that I have no idea why people quibble so much. So newer lenses costs more than lenses released years ago... is that your complain?And it’s obvious that the new designed lenses perform better optically. LV -3 ~ +17 with an f/1.4 lens at 20Âº C. Auto eye sensor selects read LCD or finder. That may be the best 28mm lens ever designed. They don't necessarily need a new processor. Do these produce images that are better in absolute terms? 1,920 Ã 1,080 (slow-mo): 29.97p Ã4, 25p Ã4, 23.976p Ã5. to listen to its customers and today, for "economic" solidarity, we should buy Nikon. The RF 50mm f1.2 is in fact an f1.5 lens while the Nikon f1.8 is in fact an f1.9. I think even with the dual processors, it seems that it doesn't help AF tracking for stills all that much, and mainly benefits tracking in video mode... Hopefully, though, with the dual procesors, Nikon will be able to drastically improve the AF for stills over time. I usually shoot in 4:5 or 1:1 since the native 3:2 is usually to long and skinny. And these represent the vast majority from what I can see. About LOL. The 135mm f1.8 behaves the same on the Z7 as it does on Sony cameras only with colors that are easier to make look nice. AF wise, the reference isn't the R5, it's the a9II. The Nikon Z7 II, along with its faster and less expensive sister the Nikon Z6 II, has the same great Nikon feel and handling we've all come to love â except now in mirrorless form! Finder data doesn't rotate when held vertically. Canon EF is 44.00mm and Nikon F is 46.5mm, so there is always enough room for someone to machine an adapter ring to go between anything and this new Nikon Z mount. IMO, that's evident in the Z7 II's price. Ergonomics are generally like Nikon's DSLRs, with the usual goods and bads. True story. Many are now a quite staggering rip-off- the not so Nifty 50mmZ for example! They were very good cameras that had matured very well. I want Nikon to do well, at the same time would advise a friend to Sony or Canon. Unlike LCD displays, the top OLED is off whenever the camera is sleeping. It's good that there are U1, U2 and U3 programmable preset recall modes on the top dial, but bad is that they only save and recall about 2/3 of what you need. Poo! A big lens is the Phaseone 150mm f2.8 LS. The N-Log color profile can also be used with 10-bit HDMI output. Both cameras offer a resolution of 45.4 megapixels. I just hope this is the only thing that reminds me of them.. In terms of firmware updates as soon as a new generation of camera comes out, with the exception being major bugs that could lead to a recall. Silver Maple Motel Office, October 2018, 6:35 P.M. Nikon Z7, Nikon 24-70mm f/4 Z at 48mm, f/4 hand-held at 1/13 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear v3.6. just use the FtZ adapter. And because all are so competent in the important factors, that leaves the competition and debating to be about who is best in some tiny way that matters not. Not everybody is made of money. 14-bit) and highest frame rate at the same time with any camera. Best Smartphone Gimbal (DJI OM 4, Zhiyun Smooth XS, Moza Mini MX). Read our full review to find out how it performs. If not, it is unlikely Nikon 10 years down the road will match the diversity and feature set of Sony or Canon, purely because of financials (with a higher probability of ceasing altogether). looks like a step up for nikon owners. I never had any trouble with subject separation from the background on M43, but I cared enough to learn how to do it. Canon already has a wider diversity of lenses despite coming later to the market. If it represents a small part of the frame it’s totally fine. What’s the best camera for around $2000? Panasonic's S1R claims 47MP, but it's not part of a complete pro system and has unknown color rendition. You missed coverage area, which the Z7 wins by a substantial margin. All rights reserved. Btw, speaking about top quality glass, I was surprised to find out that the 50mm f1.2 RF is in fact a T1.5 lens. Get out and shoot! and very sticky. Still, big-ish and clunky despite being mirrorless. Why do we have complaints about megapixels with cameras that were never even rumored to have more? A vast majority of youtubers and whatever influencers are just idiots looking for clicks and "like", whereas they are excellent photographers or not. The only lens unique to the RF mount is the excellent 28-70mm f2.0 but it has awful bokeh highlights due to aspherical lens elements. will make for a more comfortable experience for use with larger lenses, like the Z 70-200mm F2.8.". The new MB-N11 battery grip will double your battery life and also (yes!) With a 1.8x squeeze, the lens produces a more pronounced anamorphic effect than the 1.33x lenses offered by Sirui, albeit at a much higher cost. Santa and His Truck, 14 December 2018, 7:01 P.M. Nikon Z7, Nikon 24-70mm f/4 Z at 33mm, f/4 hand-held at 1/8 at Auto ISO 320, Perfectly Clear v3.6. The SB-400 was discontinued; no worry, you can get them on eBay for under $100 (seeÂ How to Win at eBay). Even more than it was on DSLRs, it's tiny as you want on mirrorless, and it's powerful and recycles fast and the Z7 balances it for fill perfectly. She'd do good work with a D500 (once she got used to the features she was losing) or a Z6 or whatever, too. (705g) with battery and card. So that would mean that 14-bit is only available with drivemode set to Hi or slower. Different compression ratios (quality settings) selectable at all sizes except 3,840Â ÃÂ 2,160, 1,920Â ÃÂ 1,080 119.88p/100p, and 1,920Â ÃÂ 1,080 slow-mo, where quality is fixed at high. Raw files contain numbers that do represent color information. Now Canon and Nikon have compelling options that in many ways eclipse Sony (and Fuji). bigger. Yess Magnar, unbelievable I think. AF-S (single and lock), AF-S (continuous tracking) with predictive tracking. It will also output 10-bit N-Log or HDR (HLG) footage to a compatible external recorder, and you can output Raw video in 1080p if you're using the full sensor and 4K if you're using a cropped APS-C sized region. There are SOO many naysayers out there its kinda ridiculous. This is the shortest distance between flange and sensor of any pro camera: Sony E is 18.00mm, Fuji X is 17.70mm. Also possibly grateful for the AF assist functions native to mirrorless, which allow better focus precision on that 45 year old lens, even after you manually stop it down, than you could ever get with a split prism? It is simply a matter of discussing a choice in relation to an offer.Now, is it the customers, who already pay enough for their equipment, who must additionally buy Nikon not to meet their needs but out of loyalty to this brand?Around me, there are no more photographers working in Nikon.