Nikon Z7 II Gets Silver Award at DPReview (89% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Nikon Z7 II full frame mirrorless camera. And this Nikon Z7 II gets an impressive 89% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Nikon Z7 II Key Features:

  • 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processors
  • UHD 4K60 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 10 fps Cont. Shooting, ISO 64-25600
  • 493-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • 3.6m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis In-Body Vibration Reduction
  • Dual Memory Card Slots

What we like…

  • Excellent image quality and dynamic range
  • ISO 64 can give IQ advantage over peers
  • Good video quality and features for such a high resolution camera
  • Excellent ergonomics with well-placed controls
  • Effective in-body image stabilization
  • Decent battery life and some backward compatibility
  • USB charging and separate charger included
  • Dual card slots provide flexibility
  • Auto shutter mode avoids the need to manually switch in different situations
  • SD, XQD and CFexpress compatibility
  • Viewfinder is detailed

What we don’t…

  • AF features not as well integrated as in its rivals
  • AF tracking not as dependable as best systems
  • Eye AF still appears to fractionally front-focus
  • Battery life lags behind its peers
  • Tilting screen not as flexible as two-way tilt or fully articulated
  • Non-matched card slots demands purchase of multiple formats
  • Viewfinder isn’t as high resolution as the best of its peers
  • Requires external recorder for best video quality (10-bit Log or Raw)

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Z7 II is a very capable all-rounder, boosted by the addition of twin card slots and the option to add a battery grip. It offers superb image quality, solid autofocus and good video specs. But it’s only really its slightly lower price that makes it stand out from a very competitive group. Thoroughly likable.

Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z7 II with 24-70mm f/4 Lens: $3,596.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Nikon Z7 II and Best Memory Cards for Nikon Z7 II.