December 13, 2018

Nikon Z7 vs Nikon Z6 Video Comparison Reviews Are In

Nikon Z7 Z6 Video Reviews
Let’s look at one video breakdown showcasing both the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7’s video capabilities

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.

The Nikon Z6

  • 24.5MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor

  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine

  • UHD 4K Video (30fps)

  • ISO 100-51200

  • N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out

  • 3.2" 2.1m Tilting Touchscreen LCD

  • XQD Card Slot

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

  • Nikon Z lens mount

Price: $1,996.95     

The Nikon Z7

  • 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

Price: $3,396.95     

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I have to say I've loved using my Z6 so far. Integrated seamlessly with my other F glass and coming from a D750 I'm excited at the video possibilities.

December 17, 2018 at 3:01PM

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Eric Dye
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