The Nikon Z7 camera has a high-resolution mirror-less camera with a second-generation body. It is primarily meant for landscape, architecture, and studio stills photographers who look for a high-resolution camera with a superb dynamic range. The Z7 has a 45.7 MP sensor, no low-pass filter, and Z-mount lenses that deliver sharp and detailed images.  While the Z7 and the Z7 II have a similar appearance, most Z7 II improvements are made on the hardware and firmware.

The Nikon Z7 II has two EXPEED 6 processors, which improves the buffer, autofocus, and continuous shooting speed features. A photographer with the Z7 II will be able to capture 1 FPS more than the Z7 continuously. When capturing in 12-bit compressed RAW, the Z7 II can capture up to 77 images compared to the 23 RAW image limit of the Z7. Secondly, the low-light sensitivity of the Nikon Z7 II is reduced to -3 EV, whereas the Z7 has -2 EV. This difference makes the Z7 II have a detailed autofocus feature, especially in dark scenarios. The Z7 II is also upgraded with two new AF features – the Eye autofocus feature in Wide-Area AF mode and shooting videos.

Nikon Z7 II

The dual processors of Z7 II enable it to shoot 4K up to 60 FPS, while the Z7 has 4K up to 30 FPS. There Z7 II can also produce HLG and HDR through the HDMI port, a feature not present in the Z7. In terms of firmware upgrades, the Nikon Z7 II can shoot time-lapse simultaneously with video creation, which the Z7 camera cannot. Additionally, it can also capture up to 900 seconds without any remote.

Detailed review about Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z7 II

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Nikon Z7

The original Z7 costs $3,399 on its launch. This led to many people expecting the Z7 II to be priced significantly higher. However, on the launch, Nikon lowered the price of the Z7 II price by $400, which was a surprise for camera lovers. The Nikon Z7 II is the cheapest full-frame camera available on the market.

Nikon Z7 II and Z7 Specifications Comparison

Camera Feature                          Nikon Z7Nikon Z7 II
Sensor Resolution45.7 MP45.7 MP
Low-Pass FilterNoNo
Native ISO SensitivityISO 64-25,600ISO 64-25,600
In-Body Image StabilizationYes, 5-axisYes, 5-axis
Sensor Size35.9 x 23.9mm35.9 x 23.9mm
Image Size8256 x 55048256 x 5504
Image ProcessorEXPEED 6Dual EXPEED 6
EVF Type / ResolutionQVGA / 3.6 Million DotsQVGA / 3.6 Million Dots
EVF Coverage100%100%
EVF Improved Refresh RateNoYes
EVF Improved Viewfinder BlackoutNoYes
Viewfinder Magnification0.8x0.8x
Built-in FlashNoNo
Flash Sync Speed1/200s1/200s
Storage Media1x CFe / XQD1x CFe / XQD + 1x SD UHS II
Continuous Shooting Speed9 FPS10 FPS
Camera Buffer (12-bit Lossless)2377
Max Shutter Speed1/80001/8000
Min Shutter Speed30 secUp to 900 sec
Autofocus SystemHybrid PDAF, 493 pointsHybrid PDAF, 493 points
Low-Light Sensitivity-2 to +19 EV-3 to +17 EV
Eye AF in Wide Area AFNoYes
Eye AF in VideoNoYes
Video Maximum Resolution4K @ up to 30p, 1080p @ up to 120p4K @ up to 60p, 1080p @ up to 120p
4K Video Crop1.08x1.08x
HDMI Out / N-LOG4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes
HLG / HDR OutNoYes
Articulating, Touch LCDYes, TiltingYes, Tilting
LCD Size / Resolution3.2″ / 2.1 Million Dots3.2″ / 2.1 Million Dots
Wi-Fi / BluetoothYes / YesYes / Yes
Intervalometer + Timelapse MovieNoYes
Firmware Update via SnapbridgeNoYes
Battery Life (CIPA)330 shots360 shots
Battery Life (Video)85 min105 min
Battery GripMB-N10MB-N11
Battery Grip ControlsNoYes
Continuous External PowerNoYes
USB Power + TransferNoYes
Weather Sealed BodyYesYes
USB VersionType-C 3.1Type-C 3.1
Weight (Camera Body Only)585g (20.7oz)615g (21.7oz)
Dimensions134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7″)134 x 100.5 x 69.5mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8″)
MSRP (As Announced)$3,399$2,999


Review about Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z7 II

Photography made easier with these high-tech cameras.