Nikon has swung one at Sony by launching its mirror-less cameras. Sony has been a leader in the mirror-less technology which really worried Canon and Nikon. However, it was inevitable for either to come up with their best proposal for a mirror-less camera. Nikon Z6 and Z7 are two top-of-the-line mirror-less offerings that have really promising spec sheets.
Nikon has announced the first new mount since 1958, the Nikon Z mount and there is a new line of lenses that accompanies it. Z mount is the biggest full-frame mirror-less sensor with a diameter of 55mm. The diameter of Z mount is 17% larger than that Nikon F DSLR mount with 65% less flange distance.
Nikon Z7 has a 45.7MP resolution full-frame sensor with an ISO range of 64-25,600. This packages comes with hybrid phase detection autofocus with 493 points covering 90% of the frame. The camera is capable of capturing 9 frames per second.
Nikon Z6 has a 24.5MP resolution sensor with an ISO range of 100-51,200 and a hybrid Phase Detection AF with 273 points covering 90% of the sensor area. The Nikon Z6 can do 12fps continuous shooting.
Both Z7 and Z6 offer in-body image stabilization that claims up to 5 stops efficiency with native Nikon Z lenses and 3 stops with adapted Nikon F lenses. Both the Nikon Z7 and Z6 can capture 10-bit 4:2:2 3840x2160px 4K video at 24, 25 and 30 fps.
Both mirrorless cameras have electronic viewfinders with 3.6M dot resolutions, 1 XQD card slot, an EN-EL15b battery that’s rated for 310 shots on the Z6 and 330 shots on the Z7, and both cameras weigh 675 grams.