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Nikon Z7 Reviews, First Impressions and Hands-on Videos

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Here are the latest Nikon Z7 reviews, first impressions and hands-on videos on the web. The Nikon Z7 is the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera.

The full frame MILC is a 46MP, 4K-capable machine built around a variant of the D850’s BSI CMOS chip.  The Z7 is based around the all-new Nikon Z-mount but an adapter is available (FTZ Mount Adapter: $246.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama) for use with existing Nikkor F-mount lenses.

Along with the 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor, the camera features a hybrid AF system with 493 points and 90% coverage and 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The Nikon Z7 is available body-only for $3399 or bundled with the 24-70mm F4 S lens for $3,999. You can also check the Nikon Z7 in Stock / Availability Tracker. Now let’s head over the Nikon Z7 reviews, first impressions and hands-on videos.

First Nikon Z7 Reviews and First Impressions

Dpreview posted their first impressions review of the Nikon Z7 camera. They’ve also updated the sample gallery with the shots from the full-production Nikon Z7. Also check out our coverage about the Nikon Z7 samples.

PDNonline tested the Nikon Z7 resolution, noise, contrast / sharpening and dynamic range. Some headlines from their results:

  • Tests carried out in accordance with ISO standard 15739, show that the dynamic range of the Nikon Z7 is better than the D850.
  • At ISO 64, the Z7 captures 2822 line pairs per picture height (LP/PH), 103 percent of the theoretical maximum.
  • In comparISO n, the Nikon D850 captured 2591 LP/PH at ISO 64 – 94 percent of the theoretical maximum.
  • At the higher ISO of 12800, DR is 7.5 f-stops, declining to 7.0 at ISO 25600.
  • The Nikon D850 showed a dynamic range between 8.6 and 8.9 at between ISOs ranging from ISO 64 to ISO 3200

Nikon Z7 ISO test can be found at Lesnumeriques while pros and cons at Gearopen.com:


  • + Excellent sensor provides stunning image quality under any lighting conditions
  • + Superb viewfinder gives a truly accurate preview of your shots
  • + Effective 5-axis image stabilisation keeps your images sharp
  • + Fast, silent autofocus is unerringly accurate with subjects anywhere in the frame
  • + Works with almost any F-mount SLR lens via FTZ adapter


  • – Continuous AF and subject tracking not quite as capable as the best of its peers
  • – Single card slot that only accepts expensive XQD media
  • – Screen only tilts in one direction

Nikon Z7 Hands-on Videos

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