Nikon Mirrorless Z 7II

Absolute Immersive Masterpiece

This is the full frame mirrorless camera for those who sweat every little detail. There’s the ultra-high resolution of 45.7 megapixels with no optical low-pass filter. The power of dual processors. 4K Ultra HD video at 60p. The next-generation 493-point autofocus system. High-speed shooting with the buffer capacity to match. Two card slots. Tons of creative features. Flexible power options. Compatibility with a vertical battery grip. Wireless connectivity with smartphones and laptops and so much more.

Product Description

More of Everything

The Z 7II builds upon the professional imaging capabilities of the Z mirrorless platform with more image quality, more dynamic range, more speed, more workflow enhancements…more of everything you want in an ultra-high performance camera.

 

Strive for Perfection

Dual Processors

For the first time in a Nikon camera, the Z 7II is powered by not one, but two EXPEED 6 processing engines. They work together for faster image processing, more buffer capacity and more overall speed.

Dual Card Slots

Now you have options. One slot accepts CFexpress (Type B) and XQD cards. The other slot accepts standard SD cards. Use the format you prefer. Or use both slots and separate RAW and JPEG files, create a backup or maximize your onboard storage.

45.7MP Sensor

The Z 7II uses Nikon’s highest resolution backside illuminated CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter. When paired with NIKKOR Z lenses, the result is staggering—some of the cleanest, most detail-rich RAW and JPG images imaginable.

Brilliant Dynamic Range

From deep blacks to bright whites and Nikon’s superior color science, the Z 7II exhibits outstanding dynamic range in stills and videos, from ISO 64 to 25,600.

Go Vertical

Introducing the MB-N11, the pro-level grip for the Z 7II. Working professionals will love it for the vertical shooting controls—shutter release, command dials, Fn button and more—while landscape, sports, wedding and nature photographers will love the 1.9x increase in battery performance*.

*1.9x is achieved when two EN-EL15c batteries are used to power the MB-N11, versus using the EN-EL15c battery in the camera alone.

 

More Autofocus Power

The Z 7II builds on Nikon’s flagship 493-point Hybrid AF system with improvements to low light performance, new options for Eye-Detection AF and easier selecting of AF modes.

See in the Dark

With a big leap forward in low-light autofocus performance, the Z 7II can find your subject in half the available light as its predecessor*. Keep shooting into the evening with the same fast, accurate AF performance.

*AF detection range starts at -4.5 EV

Edge-to-Edge Coverage

The AF system’s 90% frame coverage lets you compose the way you want, from the start. Either manually choose one of 493 focus points across the frame, or let subject tracking automatically select the focus points based on where your subject is within the frame—even at the far edges.

Eye-Detection. Better than Ever.

Nikon’s intelligent Eye-Detection AF quickly identifies and locks onto eyes—either humans, dogs or cats—for properly focused portraits. The Z 7II builds on the system with accuracy enhancements and more flexibility.

Right on Target

Now you can use Wide-Area (L) Mode to set boundaries for eye detection. Select an area of the frame, and the Z 7II will only look for eyes there—great for busy scenes, group shots and pet portraits.

Capture the Eyes. On Video.

All of these features of Eye-Detection AF are also available during video recording. Easily track moving subjects and keep footage looking sharp and professional on the eyes.

 

Create. In camera.

The Z 7II is packed with innovative features to ignite your creativity.

Multiple Exposure

Combine up to 10 exposures into one visionary composition. Compose and blend—right in the viewfinder—while shooting, or go back later and combine shots with in-camera Retouch features.

900-Second Exposures

Paint with light. Track the paths of stars. Capture movement like never before with long exposures up to 900-seconds. Use your smartphone to trigger the shutter to avoid camera vibrations.

Focus Shift Shooting

The Z 7II will take a series of up to 300 photos, each with an incrementally adjusted focus position. Use third-party software to combine (focus stack) the photos into a single image with surreal depth of field and sharpness.

10 FPS RAW with 3.3x Buffer Capacity*

Catch decisive views of fast action with 10 frames per second continuous shooting—in RAW or JPEG at full resolution with AE/AF tracking.

*Compared to Z 7 with recording of 12-bit Lossless compressed RAW files to a CFexpress card.

Time-Lapse

Making time-lapse sequences is as easy as setting up the camera and hitting record. The Z 7II will create a 4K time-lapse movie and save all the full resolution stills (when used with interval timer shooting).

 

4K Ultra HD at 60p

It’s here. Bring the Z 7II’s superb image quality to your video work. For maximum definition and flexibility, record 4K Ultra HD at 60p*, 30p, 25p or 24p. Or create silky smooth slow motion sequences with 120p Full HD.

*8-bit and FX format (93% of sensor UHD coverage) only.

 

Keep It Simple. Or Go Big.

When you want to keep it simple, record your 4K footage in-camera on a CFexpress, XQD or SD card. Step things up by attaching an external recorder (sold separately) to capture 10-bit N-Log or HDR (HLG) footage. Or go all the way with a paid firmware upgrade and compatible external recorder* and output 12-bit ProRes RAW or Blackmagic RAW format** via HDMI.

*Such as Atomos Ninja (ProRes RAW) or Blackmagic Design’s Video Assist 12G HDR recorder (Blackmagic RAW).

**Black Magic RAW support via a paid firmware upgrade available February 2021.

 

The Stability You Need

Powerful 5-axis VR image stabilization keeps your photos sharp and your videos steady—up to five stops in up to five directions* (yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y). Handheld shooting made easy.

*When using NIKKOR Z lenses; based on CIPA Standards. This value is achieved when the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens is attached, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.

 

Reverse Focus Rotation

If you’ve been using non-Nikon lenses for video work, the Z 7II lets you reverse the focus ring rotation on NIKKOR Z lenses. Your muscle memory will thank you.

 

Get Connected

Share photos with a client on the spot. Quickly post a great shot to your feed. Remotely control the Z 7II. However you use it, you’ll love the convenience of Nikon’s ever-evolving SnapBridge app.

Go Remote

When you can’t be behind the lens, pull out your compatible smartphone and use it to control the Z 7II. See what the camera sees, change settings like aperture, shutter speed and white balance, then remotely fire the shutter or start and stop recording.

Any File. Any Format.

Transfer full resolution RAW images, JPGs and even 4K video files right to your phone, wirelessly. Then use your favorite apps for editing, adding filters and sharing.

Upgrade on the Go

Update the Z 7II’s firmware with the SnapBridge app from almost anywhere. Keeping your camera up to date with the latest features has never been easier or more convenient.

 

Direct Connect. PC or Mac.

The Z 7II’s connectivity doesn’t stop with the smartphone. Transfer your shots directly to a PC or Mac over Wi-Fi®*—no card readers or USB cables needed to download your photos and videos.

*Requires free Wireless Transmitter Utility software.

 

Live Stream Like a Pro

Stream the sharpest, clearest, most flattering footage from the Z 7II with Nikon’s free Webcam Utility. When using a single USB-C connection, your computer will actually power the Z 7II while capturing video. Stream for as long as you need without any extra cables, power adapters or third-party hardware.

 

One Cable Does it All

With one universal USB Type C cable (sold separately), you can provide constant power to the Z 7II, charge your battery, stream footage and transfer photos and videos. When shooting time-lapses away from a power source, get extra shoot time with a portable power bank like the Anker1 Powercore+ 26800 mAh Portable Charger.

 

Get the Nikon Experience

Every new generation of Nikon cameras brings improved handling, more intuitive operation and time-saving workflow enhancements. Yet, every generation also retains that unmistakable superior Nikon feel.

 

That Just-Right Feel

Like all Nikon cameras, the Z 7II handles like a dream. A deep grip design. Balanced weight. Sturdy build with smart button placement. Even the EVF is thoughtfully extended to prevent your nose from pressing up against the back of the camera.

 

Tough. As Expected.

The Z 7II is ready for what’s next. Its skeleton is forged from Magnesium Alloy for an optimal balance of strength and lightness. Its exterior is fully weather sealed to keep dust, grime and moisture out. Don’t baby this baby.

 

More Clarity. Less Blackout.

Experience the best view through the Z 7II’s advanced viewfinder with minimal blackout between shots during high speed shooting (Continuous H). Nikon optics magnify the 3.6M-dot Quad-VGA EVF, and what you see is how your shot will look. Exposure, ISO, white balance, Picture Control and creative filters are all applied in real-time. You can customize what information gets shown in the viewfinder—or hide it all for a pure view.

 

Make it Yours

Prefer back button focus? Often switch between Picture Controls? Need a quick way to select focus area? No problem. Add your favorite functions to the i-Menu then access them from the LCD or EVF. Customize Fn buttons or reassign buttons you don’t typically use to activate your go-to modes, menus or settings. Navigating the camera’s intuitive, clean user interface is a breeze.

 

Help. Right at your Fingertips.

Not sure what a setting does? Just tap the (?) button and a brief explanation will pop up in the viewfinder or on the LCD. It’s like having a quick reference guide built into your camera.

 

Made for Z-Mount Lenses

Breakthroughs of the Z Mount, the largest full frame lens mount of any system, have given way to some of the most advanced, optically pristine lenses ever—NIKKOR Z. The Z 7II is compatible with them all, each one delivering a new perspective and drawing peak performance from the camera.

 

Plays Nice with F-Mount Lenses

Attach the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and extend full compatibility to over 90* F-Mount NIKKOR lenses: full frame fisheye lenses, macro lenses, fast primes, super telephoto zooms and everything in between.

*Approximately 360 classic F-Mount NIKKOR lenses can be used with varying compatibility.

Type

Type: Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens Mount: Nikon Z mount

Image Sensor

Effective Pixels (Megapixels): 45.7 million

Sensor Size: 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm

Image Sensor Format: FX

Image Sensor Type: CMOS

Total Pixels: 46.89 million

Dust-Reduction System: Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning

Image Area (pixels): FX-format: (L) 8,256 x 5,504, (M) 6,192 x 4,128, (S) 4,128 x 2,752; DX-format: (L) 5,408 x 3,600, (M) 4,048 x 2,696, (S) 2,704 x 1,800; 5:4 (30 x 24): (L) 6,880 x 5,504, (M) 5,152 x 4,120, (S) 3,440 x 2,752; 1:1 (24 x 24): (L) 5,504 x 5,504, (M) 4,128 x 4,128, (S) 2,752 x 2,752; 16:9 (24 x 24): (L) 8,256 x 4,640, (M) 6,192 x 3,480, (S) 4,128 x 2,320; Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160; Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080

 

File System

File Format Still Images: NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)

TIFF (RGB); JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; optimal quality compression available

NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Storage Media: SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards; CFexpress (Type B); XQD Type Memory

File System: DCF 2.0; Exif 2.31

 

Viewfinder

Viewfinder: 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls

Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 100% horizontal; 100% vertical

Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)

Viewfinder Eyepoint: 21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: -4 to +2 m−1

Eye Sensor: Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays

 

Shutter

Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter

Shutter Speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 sec. in mode M), bulb, time, X200

Flash Sync Speed: Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported

 

Exposure

Exposure Metering System: TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering Range: -3 to +17 EV (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

Exposure Compensation: -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

Exposure Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value

Picture Control: Auto; Flat; Landscape; Monochrome; Neutral; Portrait; Standard; Vivid; Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); Selected Picture Control can be modified; Storage for custom Picture Controls

 

Sensitivity

ISO Sensitivity: ISO 64 – 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above ISO 25,600; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting: Can be selected from: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off

Active D-Lighting Bracketing: Yes

 

Focus/Autofocus

Autofocus System: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection Range: -3 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF); Detection range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

Lens Servo: Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S), continuous-servo AF (AF-C), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode), predictive focus tracking; Manual focus (M), Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus Point: 493 (single-point AF)

AF-Area Mode: Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S), Wide-area AF (L), Wide-area AF (L-people), Wide-area AF (L-animals), Auto-area AF, Auto-area AF (people), Auto-area AF (animals); Pinpoint, Single-point and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only

Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector

Vibration Reduction: 5-axis image sensor shift

 

Flash

Flash Control: TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering

Flash Sync Modes: Front-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction

Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow rear-curtain sync, Slow sync, Off

Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

Flash-ready Indicator: Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output

Accessory Shoe: ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control

 

White Balance

White Balance: Auto (3 types), Choose color temperature (2,500 K–10,000 K), Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Natural light auto, Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored) all with fine-tuning, Shade

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

 

Movie

Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Movie Maximum Recording Time: 29 minutes 59 seconds

Movie File Format: MOV, MP4

Movie Audio Recording Format: Linear PCM, AAC

Movie: 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 60 fps; 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 50 fps; 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps; 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 25 fps; 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 24 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 120 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 100 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps; Full HD 1,920×1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4; Full HD 1,920×1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4; Full HD 1,920×1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5; Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at m

Movie Audio: Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted

Movie ISO: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to 25,600); M: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25,600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above ISO 25,600; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit; P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit

Movie Active D-Lighting: Can be selected from: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off

Time Code: Yes; Drop frame

Movie Log Gamma Output: Logarithmic (N-Log) and HDR (HLG) movie output with View Assist (HDMI output only)

Movie e-VR: Yes

Movie HDMI Output: Yes, up to 12 bit; Start/Stop supported

Movie Focus Peaking: Yes

Movie Highlight Display (Zebras): Yes

Time-Lapse Movie: Up to 4K UHD; Silent mode option

AF for Movie: AF Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity can be adjusted

 

Monitor

Monitor Size: 3.2 in. diagonal

Monitor Resolution: 2,100,000 dots

Monitor Type: Tilting TFT; Touch-Sensitive LCD

 

Playback

Playback Functions: Auto Image Rotation; Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images); Highlights; Histogram Display; Location Data Display; Movie Playback; Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows; Photo Information; Picture Rating; Playback with Playback Zoom; Playback Zoom Cropping

 

Interface

Wi-Fi Functionality: Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania); Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 2.9 dBm; Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK

Smart Device App Connectivity: SnapBridge

Bluetooth: Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification

Version 4.2; Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz; Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz; Maximum output power (EIRP); Bluetooth: –2.6 dBm; Bluetooth Low Energy: –4.1 dBm

GPS: Via the SnapBridge app

 

Power

Battery / Batteries: One EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery; EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15c/EN-EL15b batteries only.

Battery Life (shots per charge): Photo Mode: Viewfinder only with Energy saving mode enabled: Approx. 380 shots, Viewfinder only with Energy saving mode disabled: Approx. 360 shots, Monitor only with Energy saving mode enabled: Approx. 440 shots, Monitor only with Energy saving mode disabled: Approx. 420 shots; Movie Mode: Viewfinder only: Approx. 100 minutes, Monitor only: Approx. 105 minutes; Actual battery endurance as measured under conditions specified by CIPA. Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with a NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/4 S lens and a SONY CEB-G128 memory card. Measurement performed at default settings. Each shot can be up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in length. If camera temperature rises, recording may end before maximum length or size is reached.

AC Adapter: EH-7P Charging AC Adapter; EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, available separately)

Battery Charger: MH-25A Battery Charger

 

Miscellaneous

Tripod Socket: 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 5.3 in. (134 mm) x 4.0 in. (100.5 mm) x 2.8 in. (69.5 mm)

Approx. Weight: 21.7 oz. (615 g); camera body only

Operating Environment: Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C); Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)