Nikon has unveiled the next chapter of the Z series with the arrival of two new full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Z 7II and Z 6II.
The Z 7II features a 45.7MP back-illuminated CMOS sensor with an ISO range from ISO 64 to 25,600. It comes with up to 10 fps maximum shooting speed at full resolution and its 493 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus points cover 90 percent of the frame. For both models, 10-bit output to an external recorder with N-Log is possible as well as the capture of new HDR (HLG) video and output in 12-bit ProRes Raw with the optional upgrade.
On the other hand, the Z 6II is capable of recording 4K UHD video quality with full pixel readout, which is planned to be available in February 2021 via a firmware update. It is also capable of 4K 30p, as well as Full HD 120p for slow motion. It features a 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor and an ISO range from ISO 100–51,200, expandable up to ISO 204,800 equivalent. With the addition of dual Expeed 6 Processors, the Z 6II boasts of a fast 14 fps continuous shooting speed and the AF system features 273 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus points for easy subject acquisition and tracking, throughout the frame.
While the cameras retain Nikon’s robust weather sealing, ergonomics and intuitive interface, they also offer improvements such as dual memory card slots with one CFexpress (type B)/XQD slot and one SD card slot (UHS-II) and MB-N11 battery pack with vertical grip. Both cameras feature Eye and Face-Detection AF in Wide-Area AF (L) mode and both models have an improved low-light AF detection range.
The Nikon Z 7II will be available in December, 2020 for a SRP of USD 2,999.95 and the Nikon Z 6II will be available in November, 2020 for an SRP of USD 1,999.95.