New Nikon Mirrorless Z6 and Z7

Nikon just announced the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras today. The specs look pretty interesting. I’ve been waiting for this camera for a while, since I have a couple of Nikon lenses I want to keep using. While the new camera offers a new mount, they have an adapter that should work with my lenses. I’ll probably end up getting a couple of the new S lenses to take advantage of the 5 axis stabilization at some point.

Anyway, I’ve held out for several years now and it’s probably time to upgrade. The main feature I wanted was video, and I think the new Nikon bodies offer it. The problem with the old cameras is the focusing and video dynamic range. The ability to shoot 10bit 4:2:2 on an external drive is really interesting. I wanted to get into doing some vlogging, and this might be my opportunity.

The question now is, which one to get? I’m leaning towards the Z6 because of the price point. It doesn’t have as many features, but it saves a little money, which I can put towards either more glass or accessories (like extra batteries, memory cards, external monitor/drives, etc). I’m probably going to put in my pre-order within the next week. Stay tuned!

PS. I don’t really care that it only has one card slot. I’m not a pro photographer, so I don’t need the redundancy. My d600 has dual slots and I’ve rarely found it useful. I think if photographers need dual memory slots, go for the d850, or wait for the Z8 (which will probably be a sport model).

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