New Animal Detection AF
Capture still images when focus has been acquired on a dog or cat's eye, even in situations that were previously difficult for auto-area AF. When shooting video dog or cat’s face can be detected. Requires Firmware 3.0.
New 3.6M-Dot Quad VGA Viewfinder
Oh, what a view.
Take an ultra-high resolution QUAD VGA display, add Nikon optics for magnification, including Aspherical lens elements and Fluorine coating, and you’ve got an EVF experience unlike any before it. Minimal lag and blackout, 100% frame coverage (approx.), corner-to-corner clarity and sharp magnification. It has the feel of an optical viewfinder, and you can use it for both stills and videos.
New Icon-Driven Info Display
Keep your eye on the prize.
All relevant info is displayed out of the way and is easy on the eyes. A new customizable menu appears right inside the viewfinder, so you can quickly adjust settings without ever taking your eye off the shot. Focus modes, white balance, exposure, VR settings, Picture Controls, and more—all within eye’s reach. Preview exposure and white balance changes, image stabilization and depth-of-field in real time. You can even review the photo or video you just shot.
Up to 5 Stops of VR Image Stabilization
Powerful in-body5-axis VR image stabilization is applied to whatever NIKKOR Z lens you’re using. Up to five stops3 of image stabilization in up to five directions—yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y. During video recording, optical VR is combined with electronic VR (e-VR) for even steadier shots. Normal VR mode for static subjects. Sports VR for moving subjects.
VR for F-Mount NIKKOR Lenses
For the first time, F-Mount NIKKOR lenses like the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED or AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED can benefit from in-body 3-axis VR.4NIKKOR lenses that already have VR, like the AF-SNIKKOR70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, get the added benefit of roll axis for a total of 3-axis VR. Just add the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and you’re good to go.
Full Frame 4K Ultra HD
Amazing productions start here.
Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame using the total width and resolution of the Z 7’s backside-illuminated sensor. Clean output at high ISO. Zero crop factor with full-frameNIKKORZ and F-Mount NIKKOR lenses. Full-pixel readout in DX Mode for sharper 4K footage with rich information equivalent to 5K. Focus Peaking in both 4K and 1080p recording. Simultaneous 8MP stills.5 This is 4K as it was meant to be.
Travel through time.
Like the D850, the Z 7 is a time-lapse machine. Shoot up to 9,999 full resolution stills with no shutter vibration using the Interval Timer, then combine them into one 8K movie with 3rd party software. Create 4K time-lapse sequences right in the camera with exposure smoothing and extended low-light metering range—great for star trails and light painting.
New N-Log With View Assist
Maximum detail, viewable in-camera.
Nikon’s N-LOG format preserves more detail, up to 12 stops of dynamic range, shadows and highlights to make color grading more precise in post. For easier spot checking of focus and exposure, the new View Assist function displays simple gradation compensation, highly useful for confirming the final look of the footage.
Nikon N-Log 3D LUT
Capture extraordinary details in your videos with 10 bit N-Log to take advantage of the dynamic range of the image sensor and then apply Nikon’s N-Log 3D LUT (lookup table) to the footage to recreate the color accuracy that Nikon is known for. The LUT is available for the Rec. 709 color space and makes color grading a snap in Adobe Premier Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X or Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15. This LUT enables adjustment of brightness, saturation and hue.
New 10-Bit HDMI Output
What’s the difference between 8-bit and 10-bit recording? Only about 1 billion more colors (64X more data)—so much more flexibility in post-processing. Record directly to an optional external recorder with 10-bit output via HDMI, the industry standard. Simultaneously record uncompressed 8-bit 4K UHD movie files to the memory card and an external recorder. (Atomos Open Protocol supported for syncing start/stop.)
Smooth, Quiet AF
The speed, smoothness and accuracy of the Z 7’s AF system is ideal for video. It’s virtually silent, very little chance it will be picked up by an external mic. When used with NIKKOR Z lenses, “breathing” and “wobbling” are all but eliminated. You can even touch to focus using the LCD for fast transitions between subjects.
9 FPS Shooting
The speed to succeed.
Shoot up to 9 FPS at full resolution (12-bit RAW or JPEG) with minimal shooting noise7 and without the need for an external battery pack. For complete silence, switch to Silent Mode and shoot up to 8 FPS with no mechanical noise.
ISO 64 (Expandable to ISO 32)
Increased light capture means you can shoot at lower sensitivity more often. And the lower the sensitivity, the greater the detail, color range and contrast.
ISO 25,600 (Expandable to 102,400)
More light gathering potential, flawless EXPEED 6 noise reduction and new NIKKOR Z lenses free you to explore the darker side of light with entirely new brilliance.