In a crowded mirrorless market, it’s almost easy to forget about Nikon’s two new full frame camera offerings.
Jordan Drake at DPreview takes on the task of reviewing both the Nikon Z7 and the Nikon Z6 based on their video recording capabilities. Announced in August, early reviews of the Nikon Z7 have been good so far and camera tests have yielded some positive results. However, with the Nikon Z6 finally hitting stores, in this review, looks to be the camera of most interest for filmmakers.
Nikon Z7 and the Nikon Z6 Reviewed
Drake offers up some great insights into the Nikon Z7 and the Nikon Z6 in this video, including his thoughts on the ergonomics, the back LCD, the EVF viewfinder, the internal IBIS and the camera’s auto-focus capabilities. But the Z6 stands out for its video recording, Drake states, for its super sampled full frame and low light and high dynamic range video recording.
While both cameras are off to hot starts on the market (and with some third-party firmware upgrades already offering internal Z-Log recording), both are definitely worth considering. However, with this review (and when looking at the price comparisons), the Nikon Z6 stands out for filmmakers and videographers.
Here are the full stats and prices for each camera.
24.5MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
UHD 4K Video (30fps)
N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
3.2" 2.1m Tilting Touchscreen LCD
XQD Card Slot
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Nikon Z lens mount
45.7MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
UHD 4K Video Recording at 30fps
Full HD Video Recording at 120fps
64-25,600 ISO (Expandable to 102,400)
3.2” Tilting Touchscreen LCD
493-Point Phase-Detect AF
8K Time-lapse Mode
XQD memory cards
Nikon Z Lens Mount