• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon Z7 advantages over Nikon Z6 II

  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 24.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Nikon Z6 II advantages over Nikon Z7

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.94 vs 4.35 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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Review Excerpt

  • Familiar design in a compact form; Rugged build quality; Gorgeous EVF; Excellent image quality; Good autofocus; In-body image stabilization; Good 4K video recording.

  • Single card slot; Not as good at subject tracking as some Nikon DSLR cameras; Limited native lens selection (although adapter works well); Limited buffer depths.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon Z6

Nikon Z7
Nikon Z6
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z6
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Dual card slots
  • $1797
  • 35mm

Compared to Canon EOS R

Nikon Z7
Canon EOS R
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z6 II
Canon EOS R
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Newer
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Leica SL2

Nikon Z7
Leica SL2
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
Nikon Z6 II
Leica SL2
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5993
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Canon R6

Nikon Z7
Canon R6
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • Thinner
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z6 II
Canon R6
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon Z5

Nikon Z7
Nikon Z5
  • $2597
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z5
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1297
  • 35mm
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