Nikon Z7

Nikon Z7 Sensor gets DxOMarked

Nikon Z7 Sensor gets DxOMarked

DxOMark published their Nikon Z7 sensor review and test results. The full frame mirrorless Nikon Z7 camera is the high resolution model of the company’s full frame mirrorless camera lineup. According to DxOMark, the score for the Nikon Z7 full frame sensor is 99, one point below Sony a7R III.

Nikon Z7 capturing 45.7MP while the a7R III captures 42MP. Each is also designed with both still photography and video in mind. As you know both models offer the maximum resolution within their respective product lines. The prices of these cameras come in at a similar point: the a7R III costs $3200 while the Z7 is currently selling for $3400.

Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III Eye AF Comparison

Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III Eye AF Comparison

Here is the EYE AF comparison test for Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras. Dpreview compared the Nikon Z7 side-by-side with the Sony a7R III for Eye AF.

Mirrorless enthusiasts are familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. The features incorporated in new firmware being developed for the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras,

  • Eye AF  Under development is an Eye AF function, which will automatically detect the subject’s eyes to make attaining critical focus on the eyes easier. It will allow users to capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on the subject’s eye, which is useful for portrait, event and street photography scenarios.

Nikon’s upcoming firmware is planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May. Check more details here.

Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 Cameras

Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 Cameras

Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras.

As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May.

You might familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. Another significant upcoming feature is the ability to output ProRes RAW video to an Atomos Ninja V. This would make the Nikon Z6 and Z7 the first stills/video hybrid cameras to support RAW video output. Check out the details below.

Nikon Z7 Firmware 1.03 and Nikon Z6 Firmware 1.01 Released

Nikon Z7 Firmware 1.03 and Nikon Z6 Firmware 1.01 Released

Nikon has released new firmware updates for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

This firmware Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 fixes several issues. The previously announced major firmware that will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series is expected later.

Here are the list of changes with download links.

Which Nikon full-frame camera to Buy? Nikon D5, D850, Z7, or Z6?

Which Nikon full-frame camera to Buy? Nikon D5, D850, Z7, or Z6?

If you’re in the market for a new Nikon Full Frame FX Camera and you’re not sure what the differences are, check out this Youtube video by Jared Polin.

Even though Nikon has more than four full frame cameras on the market currently, video focuses on the Nikon Z7, Z6, D850 and D5. According to Jared, the Nikon D750 which is a fantastic camera is on it’s last legs and lacks some modern features. Check out the Which Nikon full-frame camera to Buy? Nikon D5, D850, Z7, or Z6? video below!

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens, Price $1,299

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens, Price $1,299

The _Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4_ S lens is a compact ultra-wide angle zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras.

Featuring a new optical design, the compact and lightweight NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S delivers the high level of optical performance that still and video creators expect from the NIKKOR name. By utilizing the larger diameter and technological benefits of the Z Mount, Nikon was able to design an ultra-wide-angle lens that delivers superior optical performance and maximizes the potential of high pixel-count digital cameras such as the 45.7-megapixel Nikon Z7.

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens will be available in the spring for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,299.95. You can check pre-order options at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye AF Demo Video

Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye AF Demo Video

Nikon officially announced that they will add CFexpress, eye AF and RAW video support to Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new features will be incorporated in new firmware being developed for the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras, which will be displayed at the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas. Here is the Nikon Z6 & Z7 Eye AF Demo Video. Check out!

Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras To Get Firmware Update

Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras To Get Firmware Update

Nikon has announced that new firmware is currently being developed for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The company will  add Eye AF, RAW video output and CFexpress Support to the Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless Nikon cameras. The new features will be incorporated in new firmware being developed for the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6, which will be displayed at the CES 2019 show in Las Vegas.

There’s no confirmed release date yet for the firmware update. For more information check out the details below. 

Kipon Elegant Full-frame Lenses for Nikon Z and Canon R Cameras

Kipon Elegant Full-frame Lenses for Nikon Z and Canon R Cameras

KIPON announced ELEGANT series lenses, world-first full-frame lenses for new Nikon Z mount and Canon R mount cameras from third-party.

These Kipon Elegant lenses are rebranded and re-mounted versions of the HandeVision IBERIT 24, 35, 50, 75 and 90mm f/2.4 lenses currently available in Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M and Sony E mounts.

The new Kipon Elegant range of lenses will feature 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 optics. 

Canon EOS R Ranked First in Map Camera Rankings in 2018

Canon EOS R Ranked First in Map Camera Rankings in 2018

According to Map Camera reports, the Canon EOS R was the top selling camera in Japan for 2018.

Yeah, it looks like things are getting pretty hot in the full frame of mirrorless cameras. When we look at the final ranking, the Canon EOS R seems to have peaked in Japan. Next, the Sony A7 III and Nikon Z6 are listed.

It was attracting attention as to how the Nikon Z6 ranks in the November ranking, but although it is doing a good fight with 3rd place it seems that it did not go far beyond EOS R and α7 III.