Nikon Z 7 & Z 6: Overview and Test Shots

Nikon Singapore Pte. Ltd has announced the release of the full-frame Nikon FX format mirrorless camera, Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6, as well NIKKOR Z lenses, that uses a new mount name, Z Mount. Z Mount has a larger-diameter count and offers extended capabilities for Z Mount compatible lenses – S-Line lens. The Z Mount is also backward compatible, via an adapter, to continue support for older NIKKOR lenses and accessories.

The Z 7 and Z 6 are both full-frame, using CMOS sensor with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AX pixel, on EXPEED 6 image-processing engine. 

The Z 7  has 45.7 megapixels with an ISO range of 64 to 25600. It provides the ability for higher dynamic range photography, yet maintain sharpness and detail, even to the edges of the image when combined with NIKKOR Z lenses.

The Z 6 has 24.5 megapixels with an ISO range between 100 to 51200, with the added advantage of full-frame 4K UHD movie recording with full pixel readout, even in dimly lit environments.

Nikon Singapore Pte. Ltd also announced the release of three new lenses compatible with the Nikon Z mount system’s full-frame (Nikon FX format), the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, the wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S, and the standard prime NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 S(not in picture).

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Primary Features

  • Standard focal-length range from wide-angle 24 mm to medium- telephoto 70 mm can effectively cover a wide variety of scenes and subjects with rendering performance that will change the perception of zoom lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4
  • Optical design that suppresses variations in aberrations from shooting distances of close-up to infinity, demonstrating sharp resolution even the peripheral areas of the frame from the maximum aperture, and fine point-image reproduction
  • Achieved a minimum focus distance of just 0.3 m across the zoom range
  • Adoption of an ED glass, an aspherical ED lens element, and three aspherical lens elements
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghost and flare
  • Has the size needed to deliver an extremely high standard of optical performance, yet provides outstanding portability; employs a retracting mechanism that can be set on/off without pressing a button and reduces total length for a compact lens that can easily be taken anywhere
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, the entire lens, including moving parts has been sealed
  • Fluorine coat applied to front lens surface

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S Primary Features

  • Rendering performance that overturns the perception of what a 35mm f/1.8 lens can do
  • Sharp resolution even in the peripheral areas of the frame from the maximum aperture, provide effective suppression of sagittal coma flare that enables superb point-image reproduction when capturing point light sources in night landscapes, and the soft and natural bokeh
    characteristics expected of a fast (bright) lens
  • Adoption of a new multi-focusing system achieves quiet, fast, and accurate AF control, as well as high image-forming performance at any focus distance
  • Adoption of two ED glass, and three aspherical lens elements
    Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghost and flare
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, the entire lens, including moving parts, has been sealed

Launched in August 2018, the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR provide the versatility to track and capture fast-moving distant objects such as aircrafts, wild birds, and in sporting events, without compromising performance and clarity. 

PF stands for Phase Fresnel lens element. The FX-format lens weighs in at an approximate 1460g and still delivery superior optical performance. 

In comparison, the  500mm f/4E FL ED VR weigh almost 3.1kg! 

For more information on the new Z 7 and Z 7, and other Nikon products, please visit www.nikon.com.sg 

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