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Nikon Z7 Review at Imaging Resource: “performing incredibly well in a wide variety of situations”

Imaging Resource posted their full Nikon Z7 review:

In nearly every way in both lab and real-world testing, the Nikon Z7 was competent or excelled, performing incredibly well in a wide variety of situations. The camera’s body and design are familiar yet improved in meaningful ways, while offering a much lighter and more compact body than Nikon’s full-frame DSLR cameras. The image quality is excellent, the new hybrid autofocus system is generally quick and accurate, and it’s about time IBIS was offered in a Nikon. For users demanding high-quality video, the Z7 offers that as well, plus many videographer-friendly features. However, for those wanting better video features, as well as a bit more oomph in the performance department, the Nikon Z6 is perhaps a better choice if you’re willing to drop down to 24MP stills.

The new Z-mount lenses released so far are also quite impressive, especially the 35mm f/1.8 Sand 50mm f/1.8 S primes which are both very sharp lenses. The small 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens is a great travel lens that’s sharp and lightweight, however the lens relies a bit heavily on software corrections (likely a compromise to get size and weight down). And the just-announced 14-30mm f/4 S lens look to be an excellent optic for landscape and architectural photographers. Overall, the Z Mount has a lot of potential, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.

Is the Z7 perfect? Of course not, no camera is, especially not one which is the first of a brand-new system. There are still a few kinks to be ironed out and some areas to be refined, and you can tell that some of the other players have been making mirrorless cameras longer than Nikon. Hopefully most of the foibles will be addressed with firmware updates. In fact, at this year’s CES, Nikon announced firmware updates that will add new features, such as Eye AF, to both the Z7 and Z6 cameras, so there are already updates in the works.

Overall though, when taking image quality, performance, features, build quality, ergonomics and size all into account, it’s clear the Nikon Z7 is one heck of a camera, so much so that we’ve awarded it Best Pro Camera of 2018, and it’s absolutely a Dave’s Pick.

Nikon Z6 Review at Dpreview: “Nikon has a winner in the Z6”

Dpreview posted the full Nikon Z6 review. The conclusion:

The Nikon Z6 is a well-built full-frame mirrorless camera that produces excellent stills and 4K video. Autofocus is reliable most of the time, including during burst shooting, though selecting a subject on which to track is clumsy. The camera’s built-in image stabilization works well on native and ‘classic’ Nikon glass. Battery life isn’t class-leading, and some improvements related to manual focus in video should be addressed, but overall Nikon has a winner in the Z6.

Ted Forbes: Nikon’s new MIRRORLESS wide angle ZOOM! Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 S

Ted Forbes:

As the latest addition to the Nikon Z System of mirrorless cameras, they announced the new ultra-wide zoom lens at CES today. This lens looks amazing. As the Nikon Z system was announced and released over the last few months, one of the glaring missing lenses is a wide angle. As Nikon have announced the lens roadmap over the next 2 years, its nice to see them staying on schedule. I really do think this lens will be the highlight of the system.