The Next Chapter Nikon Releases the Z 7II & Z 6II

BREAKTHROUGH AND IGNITE POSSIBILTIES WITH THE GAME CHANGING Z 6II & Z 7II full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Nikon South Africa announced the release of its new a high-resolution, FX-format (full frame) mirrorless camera, the new Z 6II that maximises the unbridled power of light with the Z mount. Built for the creators who require the flexibility in their stills and videos’ output while also getting these outputs delivered in quality and speed.

Nikon also announced the new Z 7II a high-resolution, FX-format (full-frame) mirrorless that offers the comprehensive imaging experience that allows users to harness the very best characteristics of the renowned NIKKOR Z lenses and Z mount.

Primary Features of the Nikon Z 6II

  • 1.Video performance that supports advanced imaging production

    The Z 6II supports 4K UHD up to 30p and full-HD up to 120p. Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF can be used with video recording, enabling easy and accurate focus on the intended subject's eye, whether the subject is human, cat, or dog. When the camera is connected to an external recorder via HDMI, 12-bit RAW video*1, *2, *3 can be output in 4K UHD or full-HD format, allowing the abundant information to be utilized with color grading. Further, the N-Log function can be used with 10-bit output*4, while HDR video*4 recording using the hybrid log-gamma (HLG) standard is also supported, responding to a variety of needs.

    Additionally, support for 4K/50p/60p, and RAW video output*3 on Blackmagic Design's external recorder is planned for 2021.

    • *1The Atomos Ninja V supports Nikon RAW video output, and records videos in ProRes RAW format. Operation is not guaranteed with recorders other than the Ninja V.

    • *24K UHD and full-HD RAW video output is possible with both FX- and DX-based movie formats.

    • *3The RAW video output function can be enabled by a Nikon service facility for a fee.

    • *4Footage is recorded only to the external device; it cannot be recorded to the memory card inserted in the camera.

  • 2.Still photography further evolved for certain capture of decisive moments

    Adoption of Dual EXPEED 6 increases the continuous shooting rate from the approximately 12 fps possible with the Z 6 to approximately 14 fps*1, while the number of shots possible with a single burst of continuous shooting has increased to roughly 3.5x that of the Z 6, from approximately 35 shots to approximately 124*2 shots. Further, AF performance has also been improved, enabling high-precision AF shooting in situations and places as dark as -4.5 EV*3. Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF are supported in wide-area AF (L) AF-area mode, making it possible to focus only on the eyes of the intended subject. The Z 6II is also equipped with a number of other new functions that pursue improved usability, including a function that maintains focus position when the camera is turned off.

    • *1Continuous H (extended) using single-point AF, with AF/AE tracking. 12-bit lossless compressed RAW, with a 128GB CFexpress (Type B) memory card.

    • *212-bit lossless compressed RAW, with a 128GB CFexpress (Type B) memory card.

    • *3Using AF-S at f/2.0, ISO 100 and 20°C/68°F with the center focus point selected in single-point AF area mode.

  • 3.Worry-free reliability in a variety of shooting situations

    The USB power delivery function can be used not only to charge the camera's battery, but also to deliver power when the camera is turned on*1, enabling stress-free interval-timer shooting and capture of shots for use in time-lapse movies over extended periods of time. In addition, use of the newly released MB-N11 Power Battery Pack, convenient for vertical shooting, enables users to record approximately 1.9x*2 more stills and movie footage. Various functions allow for concentration during shooting. Newly adopted dual memory card slots support not only CFexpress (Type B) cards that are convenient for high-speed transfer of images (as well as XQD cards); SD (UHS-II) cards are also supported, realizing high-speed shooting workflow.

    • *1Using an EN-EL15b/ EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.

    • *2With an optional battery pack attached with two fully-charged EN-EL15c batteries. Endurance varies with the condition of the battery, the temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displayed.

  • 4.Other features

    • An effective pixel count of 24.5 megapixels and a high-sensitivity performance of ISO 100-51200*1.

    • Superior dust- and drip-resistance enables worry-free shooting in harsh environments.

    • An electronic viewfinder which utilizes Nikon's superior optical and image-processing technologies to offer a clear and natural view.

    • A large, 3.2-in., approximately 2100k-dot monitor with a tilting mechanism.

    • Portions of the information display can be hidden with still-image shooting and video recording, allowing the preview of the scene and composition all the way to the edges of the frame.

    • Simultaneous recording of time-lapse movies with interval timer shooting.

    • A long-exposure manual (M*) mode that supports exposure times up to 900 s, convenient for shooting scenes that require long exposure time, such as starry skies.

    • In-camera vibration reduction (VR) that provides camera-shake compensation equivalent to a 5.0-stop*2 increase in shutter speed.

    • With MF, users have the option to change the rotation direction of the focus ring.

    • The camera's firmware can be updated to the latest version via the SnapBridge app (Ver. 2.7) without using a computer or card reader.

    • *1Sensitivity can be reduced to the equivalent of ISO 50 and expanded to the equivalent of ISO 204800.

    • *2Measured in accordance with CIPA standards (using the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S at the maximum telephoto position).

Primary Features of the Nikon Z 7II

  • 1.Outstanding rendering and rich expression enabled with the combination of a wide variety of NIKKOR Z lenses

    Adoption of a backside illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 45.7 megapixels realizes a standard sensitivity range of ISO 64-25600*. In combination with the lineup of NIKKOR Z lenses, which has expanded to 18 models including teleconverters, the Z mount system's optical performance is maximized to deliver images that possess both the high-resolution rendering only possible from a high-pixel-count camera, as well as beautiful blur characteristics (bokeh). Users can enjoy the expression of the finest textures and details in their subject. In addition, the sharpness parameters in Picture Control can be adjusted depending on the subject and application, enabling users to produce images that have a more three-dimensional and realistic feeling.

    • *Sensitivity can be reduced to the equivalent of ISO 32 and up to the equivalent of ISO 102400.

  • 2.Adoption of Dual EXPEED 6 for greater subject acquisition performance

    The Z 7II is equipped with Dual EXPEED 6, that employs two EXPEED 6 image-processing engines. This increases the number of shots possible with a single burst of continuous shooting (buffer capacity) to approximately 77*1, roughly triple that of the Z 7, and an increase in the frame advance rate at a setting of Continuous H (extended) to 10 fps*2. Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF can also be used in wide-area AF (L) AF-area mode, making it possible to focus only on the eyes of the intended subject. AF performance has also been improved, enabling AF shooting in situations and places as dark as -3 EV*3. The Z 7II also supports subject-tracking AF that provides operation similar to that of 3D-tracking on digital SLR cameras. Moreover, subject tracking can be assigned to one of the custom controls. Furthermore, the Z 7II is equipped with a function that maintains focus position when the camera is turned off. The electronic viewfinder, which utilizes Nikon's superior optical and image-processing technologies to offer a clear and natural view, supports an increase in the live view display frame count between shots, enabling smooth display during continuous shooting and contributing to better accuracy in the capture of moving subjects.

    • *112-bit lossless compressed RAW, when using a 128GB CFexpress (Type B) memory card

    • *2With [Single-point AF] selected, and JPEG/RAW in 12 bit only.

    • *3Using AF-S at f/2.0, ISO 100 and 20°C/68°F with the center focus point selected in single-point AF area mode.

  • 3.Reliability that powerfully supports the professional's workflow in the field

    Support for USB power delivery while on*1, in addition to conventional USB charging, allows users to comfortably focus on shooting for longer periods of time. Further, by utilizing the newly added energy saving (photo mode) option, the number of possible shots can be increased to approximately 380 shots*2. With use of the new MB-N11 Power Battery Pack, ideal for vertical shooting, the number of possible shots can be increased by as much as approximately 1.9x*3. Morever, the adoption of Dual EXPEED 6 has enabled support for dual card slots without compromising the rate at which images are written to the memory cards. In addition to CFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards that achieve fast read and write rates, SD (UHS-II) memory cards can also be used. More effective and rapid recording of images increases the overall efficiency of the user's workflow in the field.

    • *1Using an EN-EL15b/ EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.

    • *2Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standard. Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens and a SONY CEB-G128 memory card under the following test conditions: one photograph taken at default settings once every 30 s.

    • *3With an optional battery pack attached with two fully charged EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion batteries. Endurance varies with the condition of the battery, the temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displayed.

  • 4.Other features

    • Superior dust- and drip-resistance enables worry-free shooting in harsh environments.

    • A large, 3.2-in., approximately 2100k-dot monitor with a tilting mechanism.

    • Portions of the information display can be hidden with still-image shooting and video recording, allowing the preview of the scene and composition all the way to the edges of the frame.

    • Support for Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF during video recording.

    • Nikon's exclusive N-Log function*1 can be used to achieve a broad dynamic range with 10-bit video output.

    • Simultaneous recording of time-lapse movies with interval timer shooting.

    • A long-exposure manual (M*) mode that supports exposure times up to 900 s, convenient for shooting scenes that require long exposure time, such as starry skies.

    • With MF, users have the option to change the rotation direction of the focus ring.

    • Supports output of 4K UHD*2 and full-HD video in 12-bit RAW format*1, 3, *4, responding to advanced video-recording needs.

    • In-camera vibration reduction (VR) that provides camera-shake compensation equivalent to a 5.0-stop*5 increase in shutter speed.

    • The camera's latest firmware can be updated to the latest version via the SnapBridge app (Ver. 2.7), without using a computer or card reader.

    • *1Footage is recorded only to the external device; it cannot be recorded to the memory card inserted in the camera.

    • *2The frame rate selected for [Frame size/frame rate] differs from the rate displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback.

    • *3RAW video output is possible only with full-HD videos recorded in the FX-based video format and 4K UHD videos recorded in the DX-based video format.

    • *4The RAW video output function can be enabled by a Nikon service facility for a fee.

    • *5Measured in accordance with CIPA standards (using the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S at the maximum telephoto position).

For more information on the new Z 6 II and the new Z 7 II and other Nikon products please contact your nearest branch.