• 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

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

Nikon Z6 advantages over Nikon Z7

  • Less expensive
    $2597 vs $3997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.94 vs 4.35 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 26 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    35 vs 23 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Nikon Z7
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z6
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A7R III

Nikon Z7
Sony A7R III
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • NFC
Nikon Z6
Sony A7R III
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A7 III

Nikon Z7
Sony A7 III
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z6
Sony A7 III
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon EOS R

Nikon Z7
Canon EOS R
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z6
Canon EOS R
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Nikon Z7
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $3397
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z6
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
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