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Nikon Z7 II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera (2020)

MSRP 3000 USDNeoscore 86%NEX score 78%

Product Overview

Nikon Z 7II is the company's 2nd-gen flagship mirrorless camera. Launched together with the Z 6II, the Z 7II also features dual EXPEED 6 image processors for improved autofocus and video performance.
The calling-card of the Z 7II is the 45.7MP backside-illuminated (BSI) sensor with a native ISO of 64. It delivers intense detail and clarity and offers photographers the freedom to shoot at wide apertures in bright light or in-studio with minimal noise.
Thanks to the dual processors and 4x the buffer size of the original Z7, the Z 7II is able to deliver a burst rate of up to 10 fps with autofocus (AF) & auto exposure (AE) tracking in 12-bit compressed RAW (requires CFexpress card).
The Z 6II and Z 7II are also the first Nikon cameras to support Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF with video recording, enabling continuous focus on the eyes of humans, dogs, and cats.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 86% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • 64 base ISO
  • 5 stops of IBIS
  • Good 10.0 fps burst rate
  • High 46 MP resolution
  • Weather-sealed
  • Supports CFExpress card
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Viewfinder with low 0.8x magnification

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 78% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent autofocus performance
Cons
  • Lacklustre image quality
  • No LCD display
  • Not as fast as its predecessor
  • Only one card slot
  • Battery life could be better
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Headphone + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 3.2 Gen 1
Wireless Connectivity
802.11ac + Bluetooth

Construction

Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Lens Mount
Nikon Z-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
46 MP (8256 x 5504)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
70 mm / 2.76 in
Size | Height
101 mm / 3.98 in
Size | Width
134 mm / 5.28 in
Weight
705 g / 24.91 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT LCD
Resolution
2,100,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.8x
Viewfinder | Resolution
3,690,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

Autofocus
493 focus points
Crop Factor
1.0
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash Sync Speed
1/200 s
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
5-axis, 5 stops
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
64 ~ 25600 (expands to 32 ~ 102400)
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Processor
Dual Expeed 6
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Video Recording
4K 60p, FHD 120p
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
420 shots
Max Burst Rate
10.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/8000 - 30 s
Storage
CFexpress Type B / XQD, UHS-II SD

Production

Availability
2020-12
Battery
EN-EL15c lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2020-10-14

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External Reviews

dpreview[1]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
Nikon Z7 II is not a cutting edge camera and it doesn't have many exciting new features to dazzle with. It's hugely competent, very usable and noticeably less expensive than its peers. The Sony a7R IV is a very credible competitor, offering a boost in resolution for an increased price tag. The Nikon offers a better video shooting experience and arguably better ergonomics.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Improved autofocus
  • More detailed viewfinder
  • Improved battery life
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • Lacklustre image quality

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Nikon Z 7 II makes no attempts to rock the boat in terms of design. The body and controls are unchanged, as is the imaging engine and sensor. Despite using a sensor that's now a few years old, image quality remains up there with the best of its high-resolution competitors. Its autofocus isn't quite as futuristic as rivals, but it undercuts them on price.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-resolution, full-frame image
  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • Solid build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Not as fast as its predecessor
  • No memory card slot

t3[3]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
The Z 7II is a great camera, but it's not a straightforward answer when it comes to whether or not you should buy one. Nikon has gone for a mixed-media approach, so you have one XQD / CFEXpress card slot, and another, which houses the much smaller SD (UHS-II compatible) cards. SD cards are much cheaper and easier to find, while plenty of photographers are likely to already have a stash in their possession.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent low-light image quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Good range of lenses and accessories
Cons
  • Only a single card slot
  • Only one card slot

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Nikon Z7 II has the same 45.7MP full-frame sensor as the Z7. Sensor-shift provides image stabilization up to 5EV, too. Nikon claims this improves processing power by up to 3.3 times. Continuous high-speed shooting is one drive mode that benefits from the additional processing power.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Five-axis stabilization
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No LCD display

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Nikon Z7 II review. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-z7-ii-review. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Nikon Z 7 II Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/nikon-z-7-ii. 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Nikon Z 7II review. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/nikon-z-7ii-review. 2021-09-20. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
4. ^ Nikon Z7 II review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nikon-z7-ii. 2021-01-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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