Equipped with dual EXPEED 6 processors, Nikon Z 7II full-frame mirrorless review
In recent years, Nikon’s Z-mount micro-single legion has gained a certain scale. The four models of Z 7, Z 6, Z 5 and Z 50 rely on their portable and flexible body and EXPEED. 6 The excellent picture performance brought by the image processor has won the widespread love of photography users. 18 Z-mount lenses cover the traditional “big three yuan” all-focus range and a variety of shooting scenes, and are committed to satisfying entry-level to mid-to-high-end photographers Shooting needs.
On October 14, Nikon Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II two new full-frame mirrorless cameras were officially released. Compared with previous models, Nikon Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II were upgraded to dual EXPEED 6 The image processor is better than before in terms of image processing and focusing performance. This time we will first conduct a detailed evaluation of the Nikon Z 7II full-frame mirrorless camera, and share with you the new charm of the Nikon Z series.
Appearance evaluation| Compact and powerful, rich in functions
For photographers, one A powerful weapon at your fingertips can make shooting more convenient. The Nikon Z 7II continues the design style of the previous model. The warship nose design and compact body give us a sharp visual perception. The iconic Nikon italic LOGO contains a deep brand heritage.
The Nikon Z 7II continues the consistent ergonomics, and its body size is about 134*100.5*69.5mm, which is basically the same as the previous model. In terms of weight, the Nikon Z 7II equipped with a battery memory card is about 705g, and it feels more comfortable to hold.
Nikon Z 7II is equipped with two custom function buttons Fn1 and Fn2 near the camera lens, which is convenient for everyone to operate more conveniently and efficiently. At the same time, the layout of the two buttons is just right, and the button touch feedback is also very intuitive. Even users with relatively small hands can easily perform blind operation adjustments.
The top control panel of the Nikon Z 7II has a very rich configuration. In addition to MASP and AUTO modes, the mode dial also has three custom modes: U1, U2, and U3. Users can call shooting at any time according to their preferences. .
When shooting outdoors, the ideal shooting timing is fleeting. Nikon Z 7II places high-frequency adjustment buttons such as exposure compensation and ISO adjustment near the shutter, allowing users to efficiently and conveniently perform blinding. Fuck and adjust, and the whole process was done in one go.
I heard that idols come to their city and always want to see it. With the 3.2-inch foldable TFT LCD touch screen of the Nikon Z 7II, we can easily “highlight the crowd”. Viewfinder, if you want to take some beautiful photos with a literary feel, the overhead mode is also quite easy. The 2.1 million dot screen resolution allows you to have more detailed control over the imaging effect.
The button layout on the rear panel of Nikon Z 7II is quite classic. The integrated design of the video and photo mode switch lever/DISP button, AF-ON button, multi-selector and other buttons are neatly arranged for user convenience Can get started quickly.
Nikon Z7 is equipped with XQD card slot, compatible with CFexpress card and XQD memory card, faster reading and writing speed can fully meet the needs of high-end users, this time Nikon Z 7II added on the original basis In addition to the SD card slot, the SD/XQD dual card slot design can meet the needs of a wider range of users.
Vlog video podcasting is the hottest craze. Nikon Z 7II can become your exclusive equipment. On the side of the fuselage, 3.5mm headphone jack, MIC jack, HDMI, and shutter release ports are neatly arranged. At the same time, Nikon Z 7II supports 4K ultra-high-definition 60p video shooting, coupled with 10-bit N-Log/12-bit RAW video output to make video creation more convenient.
It’s a hassle to shoot outside the battery in a hurry. The Nikon Z 7II is equipped with a brand new EN-EL15c battery with a rated capacity of 2280mAh, which is more durable than the previous 1900mAh EN-EL15b battery. Nikon Z 7II also supports USB Type-C power supply when it is turned on, so that you don’t need to replace the battery frequently for long-term shooting, and the practicality continues to rise! .
picture quality test | meticulous control, fine imaging
Nikon Z mount with 55mm large inner diameter and 16mm The short flange distance has been widely praised by users. The four-blade bayonet and 11 electronic contacts of the Nikon Z 7II let us once again appreciate Nikon’s craftsmanship aesthetics.
For the sensor, the Nikon Z 7II is equipped with an FX format CMOS sensor with an effective pixel volume of approximately 45.75 million. It also has 493 phase focal points. Dual EXPEED 6 image processors can bring more detail Subtle imaging effect. In order to understand the basic performance of the Nikon Z 7II more intuitively, we turned off all in-camera optimizations and used the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S for image quality testing.
The usual sensitivity range of Nikon Z 7II is ISO 64-25600. In the range of ISO 64-3200, the center and edge areas of the picture maintain extremely high definition, and the details are also adequate Keep it. When the ISO reaches 6400, especially ISO 12800-25600, the noise is a bit obvious, but it is still within the controllable range. Therefore, daily night shooting or indoor shooting can achieve better results, and users can also adjust according to the actual situation. Sensitivity has been expanded to as low as ISO 32 and as high as ISO 102400.
Nikon Z 7II different ISO noise test
sample Test | Outstanding performance, suitable for both static and dynamic
The short, compact shape and excellent performance of the Nikon Z 7II left a deep impression on us, so what is the actual performance of this micro-single What? We immediately started the sample test, and the matching test lens was NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S.
With the dual blessing of the FX format CMOS sensor and the 55mm inner diameter Z mount, the Nikon Z 7II can fully capture light, even when shooting in cloudy and cloudy days. Good imaging effect, excellent clarity and color power.
In addition to shooting architectural scenes, the excellent optical rendering performance of the Nikon Z 7II can easily show Recording and presenting the living conditions of the people, and the poor light conditions can also present quite good image effects.
Thanks to the excellent processing performance of the dual EXPEED 6 image processors, the Nikon Z 7II can achieve high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second, so it can have full control in sports or dynamic scenes.
This GIF is a combination of continuous shooting pictures
As the sky fades, the Nikon Z 7II is getting more and more courageous with the support of the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens , The excellent light input can retain the clarity of the picture and the details of the dark parts. The water sparkling in the vicinity and the texture of the buildings in the distance are fully presented, bringing us a pleasing visual impression.
In addition, The performance of the Nikon Z 7II in portrait shooting and close-up shooting is also very satisfying. The human eye can focus quickly and accurately. It can freeze the beautiful face of the model as much as possible. It can shoot magazine pages and live scenes. The color rendering power is excellent. The proofs come with a literary atmosphere.
PConline evaluation room summary
In the entire evaluation, the Nikon Z 7II full-frame mirrorless camera performed quite well. The lightweight portable body and comfortable and refreshing grip make shooting an unforgettable enjoyment. In terms of actual shooting, Nikon Z 7II’s FX format CMOS sensor has an effective pixel volume of approximately 45.75 million, presenting a delicate picture; excellent optical rendering performance can easily create unique and rich colors. Thanks to the dual EXPEED 6 image processors, Nikon Z 7II’s dynamic scenes and night scene shooting are also very smooth, with strong shooting power. These highlights are believed to be full of allure for Nikon fans~
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