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 Z7 Nikon Z7 II
Sensor Resolution 45.7 MP 45.7 MP
Low-Pass Filter No No
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 64-25,600 ISO 64-25,600
In-Body Image Stabilization Yes, 5-axis Yes, 5-axis
Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Image Size 8256 x 5504 8256 x 5504
Image Processor EXPEED 6 Dual EXPEED 6
EVF Type / Resolution QVGA / 3.6 Million Dots QVGA / 3.6 Million Dots
EVF Coverage 100% 100%
EVF Improved Refresh Rate No Yes
EVF Improved Viewfinder Blackout No Yes
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x 0.8x
Built-in Flash No No
Flash Sync Speed 1/200s 1/200s
Storage Media 1x CFe / XQD 1x CFe / XQD + 1x SD UHS II
Continuous Shooting Speed 9 FPS 10 FPS
Camera Buffer (12-bit Lossless) 23 77
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 1/8000
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec Up to 900 sec
Autofocus System Hybrid PDAF, 493 points Hybrid PDAF, 493 points
Low-Light Sensitivity -2 to +19 EV -3 to +17 EV
Eye AF in Wide Area AF No Yes
Eye AF in Video No Yes
Video Maximum Resolution 4K @ up to 30p, 1080p @ up to 120p 4K @ up to 60p, 1080p @ up to 120p
4K Video Crop 1.08x 1.08x
HDMI Out / N-LOG 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes
HLG / HDR Out No Yes
Articulating, Touch LCD Yes, Tilting Yes, Tilting
LCD Size / Resolution 3.2″ / 2.1 Million Dots 3.2″ / 2.1 Million Dots
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Yes / Yes Yes / Yes
Intervalometer + Timelapse Movie No Yes
Firmware Update via Snapbridge No Yes
Battery EN-EL15b EN-EL15c
Battery Life (CIPA) 330 shots 360 shots
Battery Life (Video) 85 min 105 min
Battery Grip MB-N10 MB-N11
Battery Grip Controls No Yes
Continuous External Power No Yes
USB Power + Transfer No Yes
Weather Sealed Body Yes Yes
USB Version Type-C 3.1 Type-C 3.1
Weight (Camera Body Only) 585g (20.7oz) 615g (21.7oz)
Dimensions 134 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.