Nikon has announced the long rumored development of two new (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7. The Z7 is the new flagship, and improves on the popular Nikon D850. The mirrorless design allows for a more compact body size that is much smaller and lighter than its SLR predecessor. It also improves on autofocus and video quality with a UHD, 30p 14-bit N-LOG internal recording mode for more flexibility in post and a 10-bit HDMI video output. By comparison, the Z6, has a lower megapixel count (24 versus 45) but also improves burst speed and may even be superior in terms of video performance. Both models make the switch to an electronic viewfinder, with an OLED eyepiece that is 1280×960. The rear LCD is also OLED, as is a little up-facing status display on the top plate. Both also have in-body stabilization. Availability is expected by the end of September. Prices:
Z7 (Body only) $3,396.95 Z6 (Body only) $1,996.95
New NIKKOR lenses have also been designed around the new larger Z Mount. NIKKOR Z lenses boast improved image quality and near-silent operation in a smaller, lighter package. An F-Mount adapter has also been developed to enable the use of a wide variety of legacy F-Mount NIKKOR lenses with the new cameras.