2018-08-23

Nikon Z6 vs Z7 - how are they different?

Nikon's first full-frame mirrorless Z series has taken the camera world by storm. They may appear the same, but on the inside they are different.

Our table lets you quickly compare the specifications of both the Z6 and the Z7.




Our first look at the Nikon Z6 and Z7 got us extremely excited for the Nikon Z series and the S Line lenses. The Z7 is a high resolution model, the Z6 is standard resolution but is also faster. But what else is different?


Nikon Z6 & Z7 comparison table


Specs Nikon Z7 Nikon Z6
Effective Pixels 45.7 Million 24.5 Million
Image sensor Backside illumination FX format CMOS sensor, employing focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels Backside illumination FX format CMOS sensor, employing focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels
Image-processing engine EXPEED 6 EXPEED 6
Storage media XQD XQD
Viewfinder Approx. 100% frame coverage, approx. 0.8× magnification, Quad-VGA, approx. 3690k-dot EVF Approx. 100% frame coverage, approx. 0.8× magnification, Quad-VGA, approx. 3690k-dot EVF
Shutter speed 1/8000 to 30 s, x200 1/8000 to 30 s, x200
Continuous shooting speed Up to approx. 9 fps (extended) Up to approx. 12 fps (extended)
ISO Sensitivity 64 to 25600 100 to 51200
Maximum AF points/area coverage 493 points (phase-detection, in FX format with single-point AF)/90% 273 points (phase-detection, in FX format with single-point AF)/90%
AE TTL metering using camera image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor
Video 4K UHD/30p Full HD/120p (DX), N-Log (HDMI 10-bit output), eVR, Attenuator 4K UHD/30p Full HD/120p (FX), N-Log (HDMI 10-bit output), eVR, Attenuator
Time-lapse Photography 4K UHD, Full-HD, exposure smoothing, Silent photography 4K UHD, Full-HD, exposure smoothing, Silent photography
Monitor Tilting, touch-operational 8-cm/3.2-in., 2100k-dot Tilting, touch-operational 8-cm/3.2-in., 2100k-dot
Communication Wi-Fi/BT(5 GHz・PC transfer, WT-7/A/B/C supported) Wi-Fi/BT(5 GHz・PC transfer, WT-7/A/B/C supported)
Battery Life 330 Shots 310 shots
Dimensions Approx. 134 × 100.5 × 67.5 mm/5.3 × 4 × 2.7 in. Approx. 134 × 100.5 × 67.5 mm/5.3 × 4 × 2.7 in.
Weight Approx. 675g/1 lb 7.9 oz Approx. 675g/1 lb 7.9 oz

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