- Nikon announced two new full-frame mirrorless cameras today.
- Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II are the latest additions to Z-series camera portfolio.
- Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II feature 24.5MP and 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensors respectively.
Nikon has been updating its Z-series of mirrorless cameras quite frequently. The Japanese camera maker launched Nikon Z5 in the month of July this year. The company now adds two new full-frame mirrorless cameras -the Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II to its Z-series camera portfolio. Unlike an entry-level Nikon Z5, the latest Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II target professional photographers and filmmakers.
The new Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II are incremental updates over the existing Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 camera models that were launched in 2018. Now, two years later, the newer Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II cameras come with improvements such as 4K/60p video capture, dual memory card slots and more.
Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II pack Dual EXPEED 6 image processors, 4K video recording at up to 60fps, max burst of 14fps in Nikon Z6 II and max burst of 10fps in Nikon Z7 II. Dual memory card slots is another feature that was much required by the camera users. Both the latest Nikon Z-series cameras have one XQD/CFexpress card slot, and one UHS-II SD card slot. Other features include improved autofocus with expanded eye-detect and animal-detect.
Speaking of the design and how the new cameras look, Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are in the nature of Nikon Z6 and Z7 camera models. Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II equip the same 24.5-megapixel and 45.7-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensors as in Nikon Z6 and Z7 respectively. Again, the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II feature the same resolution EVF and the same vari-angle LCD panel as well. Both the Z6 II and Z7 II are weather-sealed cameras.
The latest Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are compatible with the Nikon Webcam Utility software beta. When using this function with a USB-C cable, power can be supplied to the camera to power it while using it as a webcam.
The Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are launched for the global market. The latest Z series mirrorless cameras can be pre-ordered in the US, UK and Canada. The shipping is expected to start before the end of the year. As for the price and availability of Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II in India, is still unknown. Though the camera users can expect the launch in another 2-to-3 months in the country.