After months and months of hints, rumors, leaks, speculations, and teasers, Nikon has finally officially unveiled the highly-anticipated Z Series. This is its first full-frame mirrorless camera system. Nikon launched the Z Series with two cameras, three lenses, and one lens adapter. We have some of the latest details on these newest releases!
What is the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z Mount?
Long rumored, the new Nikon Z series is finally here, rewriting the company’s mirrorless camera rulebook. Simply put, the Z7 from Beachcamera.com is Nikon’s top-end mirrorless camera, which you can think of like an all-electric DSLR. The Z7 houses a full-frame sensor. The same size you’ll find in the company’s top DSLR cameras like the D850 – which is seen as the pinnacle of quality for a handheld camera. Despite the more compact size compared to a DSLR, the Z7 squeezes in plenty of high-end features. Principal among them is the electronic viewfinder. Its tilt-angle touchscreen is also a rare thing to find on a Nikon DSLR. Then there’s the built-in image stabilization. This is said to be good to 5-stops, consisting of 5-axis (horizontal, vertical, pitch, yaw, roll) to stabilize any lens attached to the camera’s front, old or new. Last up there’s video quality. The camera comes loaded with lots of options. From 4K capture down to 1080p at 120/100fps, Nikon has upped its game in the moving image world. And with 10-bit clean output via HDMI, videographers can capture high-quality footage straight from camera.
Differences to Z6?
The Z7 isn’t the only camera to be announced. There’s also the Z6, which is a ‘lite’ version. How’s it different? It has lower resolution, at 24.5MP rather than 45.7MP. Therefore, it can process more data at once for a faster burst rate- 12fps rather than 9fps. Other than these points and fewer autofocus points, the Z6 is otherwise identical to the Z7 in size, design and layout.
What sets the Z series apart from Nikon’s DSLR cameras, however, is its new lens mount. This is a bold move from a company that has been producing lenses for its F mount for almost 60 years. The new Z mount is a different size. The opening is actually 19% larger than the older F mount, despite the Z series cameras being smaller overall. The thinking is that with a new lens mount, the company will be able to produce sharper results than ever before. Nikon’s way around offering only a few lenses at launch is that the Z series will be compatible with Nikon F lenses via its FTZ adapter. It has been designed to allow users of Nikon SLR cameras to utilize their existing NIKKOR F mount lenses with the Z mount system. This way they can enjoy taking advantage of an even wider variety of lens characteristics with their photography.
Nikon Coolpix P1000
Nikon isn’t calling its Coolpix P1000 from Beachcamera.com a superzoom. Nope, it’s terming it a “megazoom”. And for good reason. The P1000 packs in a 125x zoom lens, with an equivalent 24-3000mm focal length. That kind of zoom will capture far-away subjects as if they’re close up like no other superzoom can. The P1000 has a 16-megapixel sensor, which can also capture up to 4K Ultra-HD video at 30fps, or Full HD 1080p at 60fps. The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is certainly a bridge camera like no other.
You don’t need to be a photographer to know a great photo when you see one. And you don’t need to be a photographer to take a great photo—you just need the D3500. It’s as easy to use as a point-and-shoot, but it takes beautiful DSLR photos and videos that get noticed. It feels outstanding in your hands, sturdy and balanced with controls where you want them. It is compact, durable and versatile, ideal for travel. In addition, it works seamlessly with compatible smartphones, making it easier than ever to share your great photos. Even if you’ve never picked up a DSLR camera, you can take beautiful pictures with D3500From the next-generation mirrorless cameras, to the new Z-mount lens system to the new powerhouse superzoom camera, Nikon has the newest gear to help you capture your memories and adventures like never before!
From the next-generation mirrorless cameras, to the new Z-mount lens system to the new powerhouse superzoom camera, Nikon has the newest gear to help you capture your memories and adventures like never before!