Nikon Z7 II Review (by ePhotozine)
ePhotozine published the Nikon Z7 II mirrorless camera (Amazon, B&H, Adorama) review saying that “The Nikon Z7 II may seem like a small update, however, it’s a welcome update that makes an already great camera even better, and the range of Nikon Z lenses available has also improved.”.
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
Nikon Z7 II Pros:
- Excellent image quality
- Extremely high-quality lenses available
- High-speed shooting possible – 10fps
- 5-axis image stabilisation
- SD card slot a welcome addition
- Excellent handling
Nikon Z7 II Cons:
- 4K UHD Video (not CINE)
- Some will wish the screen could face forwards (not everyone)
- Battery life is still quite short
From the conclusion:
The Nikon Z7 II may seem like a “subtle” update to the original Z7, but it’s offering a range of updates that make this camera an excellent all-round package. The addition of the SD card slot makes the camera more affordable and gives a backup option for those that need it, as well as making image transfer easier. The camera has also had a speed improvement, with dual image processors, and 10fps continuous shooting is a nice bump. You also benefit from 4K 60fps video recording, something that makes it more competitive with other cameras around this price point, although it’s worth noting that there is a crop. There’s also improved AF sensitivity down to -3EV.
Like the other camera’s in the Z series range, the Z7 II offers great handling. When combined with the extremely high-quality Z series lenses, you’ll find your self extremely impressed by the image quality on offer from the camera. The images produced offer a level of sharpness and detail that is not always seen.
If you’re regularly shooting in low-light conditions, and don’t need the 45.7mp on offer, then you can get better low-light results from the Nikon Z6 II, and save money as well. It’s also worth noting that the battery life could also be a little short for some, so a spare battery is definitely recommended, or you could add the optional vertical battery grip.
With Nikon’s respected colour reproduction and face/eye detection focus, the camera would be well suited to wedding, portrait and fashion photography. You’ll also find the camera well suited to landscape, and architecture photography, thanks to the high-resolution sensor. There’s also the added bonus of the Nikon Z/S series lenses offering excellent quality so that you know you’re going to get good results.