Nikon Z6 vs Nikon Z7 – Comparison

Let’s compare the Nikon Z6 vs Nikon Z7. Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera.

Physically, both cameras physically look identical and weigh the same. However, Nikon is clearly targeting the Z6 and Z7 at different audiences, like Sony does with the A7 and A7R line-ups. We can say the Z 7 is the mirrorless equivalent to the D850, the Z 6 is more like a D750.

The Nikon Z6 is targeted as a general-purpose mirrorless camera. It comes with 24 MP sensor, 12 fps continuous shooting speed and 273 autofocus points. The Nikon Z7, on the other hand, is going to be marketed as a more premium offering. It has a 45.7 MP sensor that can push 9 fps and a superior autofocus system with a total of 493 focus points. Both cameras will offer hybrid autofocus systems, with both on-sensor phase detection and contrast detection AF. Check also Nikon Z6 and Z7 Hands-on Preview Videos and Nikon Z6 and Z7 Official Sample Images.

Nikon Z6 vs Z7 Specifications Comparison

Let’s take a look at the specifications in more detail:

Camera Feature Nikon Z6 Nikon Z7
Sensor Resolution 24.5 Million 45.7 Million
In-Body Image Stabilization Yes, 5-axis Yes, 5-axis
Image Size 6000 x 4000 8256 x 5504
Image Processor EXPEED 6 EXPEED 6
Viewfinder Electronic / EVF Electronic / EVF
Viewfinder Type / Resolution QVGA / 3.6 Million Dots QVGA / 3.6 Million Dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Storage Media 1x XQD 1x XQD
Continuous Shooting Speed 12 FPS 9 FPS
Base ISO ISO 100 ISO 64
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-51,200 ISO 64-25,600
Autofocus System Hybrid PDAF Hybrid PDAF
Focus Points 273 493
Video Maximum Resolution 3840 x 2160 (4K) @ 24/25/30 fps 3840 x 2160 (4K) @ 24/25/30 fps
HDMI Out / N-LOG 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes
Battery EN-EL15b EN-EL15b
Battery Life 310 shots/charge 330 shots/charge
Weather Sealed Body Yes Yes
Weight 585g (20.7oz) 585g (20.7oz)
Dimensions 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7″) 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7″)
MSRP Price $1,995.95 $3,399.95


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