Nikon Z Micro-single system purchase guide

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Since the release of the first model Z7 in 2018, the Nikon Z series micro-single system has gone through more than two years, and both the body and the lens have made great progress. Many beginner photographers and many old Nikon SLR users have made the Nikon Z their first choice for purchasing a camera. Today we will take you a detailed look at the new system of this old-fashioned manufacturer.

Introduction of Nikon Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z 50

  There are currently 6 Z series micro-single models on sale, namely Z fc, Z 50, Z 5, Z 6 II and Z 7 II and the flagship model Z9. Among them, the Z50 is a mirrorless camera using the APS-C format, with an imaging capability of 20.9 million pixels. The camera has 209 phase focus points, as well as eye focus. It supports 4K 30P video without cropping, and 120P upscale video recording capability in full HD. The continuous shooting speed of the camera can reach 11fps, but the continuous shooting battery life is not too high.

Nikon Z50 is equipped with a flip screen for easy framing

  The screen of the camera can be folded back 180 degrees, which is convenient for users to framing and fear of death. This is very helpful for vlog shooting especially selfies. In terms of interface, the camera has a microphone interface and supports USB charging. At present, the Z50 kit, which includes a 16-50mm anti-shake lens, is priced at around 6,700 yuan on e-commerce platforms. In terms of performance and price, this is a professional model suitable for photography beginners.

Nikon Z50 Kit (16-50mm f/3.5-6.3)

  Although it is also a mirrorless camera of the APS-C format, the positioning of the Z fc is still different from that of the Z 50. The retro shape design is the biggest buying point of the Z fc. It digitally re-engraved its own classic model FM2 in the film era. Whether it is the high-bulging warship department, the shutter dial, and the sensitivity dial, it all brings people back to that beautiful silver salt era.

  Nikon Z fc is equipped with a 20.88 million effective pixel APS-C image sensor and EXPEED6 image processor. Many people regret that this retro camera does not use a full-frame sensor, but considering the size and price, it may be the best solution to use the APS-C frame. From the actual performance point of view, the image quality performance of this APS-C frame sensor is still remarkable.

  The Nikon Z fc has decent motion capture capabilities, with a maximum burst rate of 11fps and 209 focus points. With human eye/animal eye detection focus function, it can be used in both still photo shooting and dynamic video recording. Z fc supports uncropped 4K video, and can also record full HD 120P slow-motion video. It meets the needs of users to record VLOG in the video era. At present, the Z fc kit with the Z DX 16-50mm lens is priced around 7,600 yuan.

Nikon Nikon Z fc Mirrorless Digital Camera (Zfc) Mirrorless Body Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5 Kit (Silver Black) Official Standard

Nikon Z 5

  Next, let’s introduce the three main full-frame mirrorless cameras, which are the backbone of the Nikon Z system. The Nikon Z 5 uses a 24.3-megapixel full-frame sensor, Expeed 6 processor design, with five-axis image stabilization, a 273-point focusing system, supports human eye and animal detection focusing, and supports 4K video recording. In addition, the Nikon Z 5 also has a dual SD card slot design, and the new battery supports USB charging.

  The Nikon Z 5 is a mirrorless camera for entry-level full-frame users. Although it is positioned as entry-level, the camera is actually very well equipped, and its performance in all aspects exceeds the concept of entry-level. Especially in terms of imaging quality, the strength of the full-frame sensor is very obvious. At present, the price of the Z 5 kit including the lens is less than 10,000 yuan, and it is a full-frame micro-single model with high cost performance.

Nikon Z 6 II

  The Nikon Z 6 II uses a 24.5-megapixel full-frame sensor design and dual EXPEED 6 image processors. Compared with the previous work, it has improved and changed in many aspects. It is a more complete professional model. The Nikon Z6  II adopts a 273-point hybrid focusing system design, with five-axis anti-shake technology, about five-speed effect compensation, supports N-Log and 10bit external recording, and has a low-light focusing ability of -4.5EV. Compared with the previous generation, the Nikon Z6 II has been upgraded in many aspects. For example, it adopts a dual-card slot design (CFexpress and SD), adds eye detection focus and animal detection focus under video, and increases the continuous shooting speed to a maximum of 14fps. , the continuous shooting battery life has been increased to about 124 shots, and the battery life has been slightly improved.

Nikon Z 6 II

  The Nikon Z 6 II is a full-frame mirrorless camera with comprehensive and balanced performance. Not only can it take high-quality still photos, but it can also record 4K Ultra HD video. At the same time, the performance in focusing performance and high-speed continuous shooting can also meet the shooting of sports themes. At the same time, in terms of handling, there are not only professional modes familiar to photography enthusiasts, but also a touch function to take care of new photography users. The price of the Z6 II single body is around 13,600 yuan, which is the mainstream price in the full-frame field

Nikon Z 7 II

  Nikon Z 7 II, a full-frame mirrorless camera with 45.75 million effective pixels, can shoot 4K/60P ultra-clear video with a continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second, and supports human and animal eye focusing. Dual card slot system, support XQD/CFexpress and SD card, USB charging using Type-C interface.

Nikon Z 7 II

  The Nikon Z 7 II features a composite AF system that utilizes 493 focus points to provide wide coverage, covering approximately 90% of the frame both horizontally and vertically. The autofocus function has been updated with better low-light subject capture, and human eye/face detection has been added in wide-area mode, while also detecting animal subjects in the frame. The Z7 II also offers eye-detection autofocus when shooting video.

  Although compared to the previous generation, the core performance of the Nikon Z7 II has not been greatly improved. But better focus performance, faster continuous shooting, more storage options, and higher video shooting performance all make the Z 7 II more complete than its predecessor, and can do better The shooting task that the user entrusts to it, whether the task is photo shooting or video recording. The single-body price of more than 20,000 is suitable for photography enthusiasts.

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Nikon Z 9

  Z 9 is currently the flagship product of Nikon mirrorless cameras. It is equipped with a full-frame image sensor with 45.71 million effective pixels and a powerful EXPEED 7 processor, which brings high-speed data processing capabilities. In full-pixel mode, its continuous shooting speed is as high as 30 frames per second, and in 11-megapixel mode, the continuous shooting speed is as high as 120 frames per second. In addition, when using a Type B high-speed CFexpress card, the Z 9 can shoot more than 1,000 photos continuously at about 20 frames per second in JPEG(L) fine and RAW formats.

  The Z 9’s autofocus system can detect up to 9 types of subjects. For human subjects, the camera can detect and focus on people even if the proportion of the human eye in the frame is small. It can even focus on the eyes of people wearing goggles or sunglasses and standing upside down. In dynamic scenes, such as when a gymnast loses autofocus on his face during a floor flip, the camera will shift to automatically detect the head or upper body to maintain focus on the subject. The Z 9 can also detect birds, motorcycles, bicycles, cars, airplanes, cats, and dogs, allowing users to focus on composition while leaving focus to the camera.

  The Z9 can record up to about 125 minutes of 8K UHD/30P video continuously. Record ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit as well as H.265 (HEVC) 10-bit and 8-bit, with a choice of SDR, N-Log or HLG color gamma curves as required. At the same time, the Z 9 can also record up to about 125 minutes of 4K UHD/120P video. The aforementioned autofocus system can also detect subjects in real-time when recording video. At present, the supply of this flagship camera is relatively small. Although the official price is 35,999 yuan, the actual price has already exceeded 40,000 yuan. If you are not in a hurry to buy it, you can wait. Of course, if you are not required for high-speed photography, in fact, the Z 9 is also Not a necessary option.

Nikon NIKKOR Z Lens Introduction

  Next, let’s systematically introduce the corresponding NIKKOR Z-mount full-frame lenses. Benefiting from the inherent advantages of large aperture and short rear focus distance, the Nikkor Z-mount lens has better optical quality and smaller lens size. So far, there are 22 NIKKOR full-frame Z-series lenses. These lenses cover various types and meet the diverse creative needs of photography enthusiasts.

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens

  Three large ternary lenses, NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S and Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, provide photographers with seamless connection throughout the focal length. And the performance of constant F2.8 large aperture. The newly released Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lens, although not as high as the Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S, offers a lower price and has a higher price-performance ratio.

NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens

  For entry-level movie fans, the budget may not allow for a direct entry into the big three. It doesn’t matter, there are also the Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S and Z 24-70mm f/4 S, although the aperture is one stop smaller, the price is relatively cheap. In Nikon’s next lens plan, the Z 70-200mm f/4 S is already on the line, and the small ternary lens will be filled immediately.

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens

  At present, there are 12 large-aperture fixed-focus lenses in the NIKKOR Z series full-frame mirrorless lenses. The three lenses Z 50mm f/1.8 S, 85mm f/1.8 S, and 50mm f/1.2 S are suitable for taking portrait-themed photos. For those who like to shoot flowers and still lifes, Nikon also provides two full-time macro lenses, namely Z Macro 105mm f/2.8 VR S and Z Macro 50mm f/2.8, both of which can provide 1:1 magnification. Save with Samsung Discount Code NHS and  Samsung Discount Code

  Among the NIKKOR Z-series full-frame mirrorless prime lenses, there are also Z 28mm f/2.8 and Z 24mm f/1.8 lenses for wide-angle shooting, as well as Z 35mm f/1.8 S and Z 40mm f/1.8 S, which are more suitable for shooting human subjects. /2 These two compact prime lenses.

NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Lens

  For photographers who like to travel, Nikon also offers two lenses with large zoom ratios – the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and the Z 24-120mm f/4 S. Nikon also has a super-telephoto lens: the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S. With the high-speed focusing performance of the Z series full-frame mirrorless cameras, this lens can be used for sports, ecology and other shooting subjects. If you feel that the focal length of 400mm is not enough, you can also use 2 teleconverters to extend the focal length to 800mm and 560mm.