Nikon Z7 Specifications, Instructions, and Accessories

The Nikon Z7 is a compact, mirrorless system camera (DSLM) that was launched in 2018 with the Nikon z6 was presented. Together with the Z50 (2019) and the Z5 (2020) they belong to the cameras of the Japanese manufacturer Nikon, which use the so-called Z-bayonet, a special lens bayonet system. We'll get to the object later. Because in this guide you get all the information about the Nikon Z 7, the technical data, accessories information, the manual download and much more. With the following article I have tried to give you a comprehensive overview of the professional photo camera with 4K video function.

The Nikon Z7 is a DSLM, a mirrorless system camera. Technical data, test and experience reports, pictures and videos about the professional camera can be found here.
The Nikon Z7 is a DSLM, a mirrorless system camera. Technical data, test and experience reports, pictures and videos about the professional camera can be found here.

Technical data from the Nikon Z7 data sheet

Here I have listed the most important technical data from the Nikon Z7 data sheet. The mirrorless system camera from Japan is often referred to as the Nikon Z 7, which is actually the official name. As an abbreviation, the term is often simply pulled together. 

  • Manufacturer: Nikon
  • Model: Z 7
  • Product: Mirrorless system camera
  • Product series: Z series
  • Dimensions: approx. 100,5 x 134 x 67,5 mm
  • Weight: approx. 585 g (camera body) / approx. 675 g (incl. battery and memory card)
  • Bayonet connection: Nikon Z bayonet
  • Image sensor: CMOS with 35,9mm × 23,9mm
  • Effective angle of view: FX / full frame
  • Total number of pixels: 46,89 million
  • Effective resolution: 45,7 million pixels
  • White balance: numerous modes, storable values, color temperature selection from 2.500 K to 10.000 K, etc.
  • Maximum image size photo: 8.256 x 5.504 pixels (FX L format)
  • Maximum video image size: 3.840 x 2.160 pixels (4K UHD)
  • Monitor: LCD touchscreen with 3,2 inch (8 cm) diagonal, 11 brightness levels, tiltable
  • Operating temperature: 0 ° C to 40 ° C
  • Operation at air humidity: max. 85% (non-condensing)
  • WLAN radio: IEEE 802.11b / g / n / a / ac dual band with 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • BT radio: Bluetooth 4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • Audio input: 3,5 mm jack
  • Audio output: 3,5 mm jack
  • Tripod thread: 1/4 inch thread according to ISO 1222
  • Menu language: German, English, French, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian, Romanian, Serbian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
  • Scope of delivery: Nikon Z 7 mirrorless system camera, housing cover BF-N1, rubber eyepiece cap DK-29, lithium-ion battery EN-EL15b with battery protection cap, battery charger MH-25a, carrying strap AN-DC19, mains adapter EH-7P with battery charging function, HDMI / USB cable clip, USB cable UC-E24, accessory shoe cover BS-1, other accessories depending on the set purchased (see below)
  • Many more data and details of the Nikon Z 7: Manufacturer Website
The Nikon Z 7 body without lens. Nikkor Z lenses for the Z series from Nikon can be found below.
The Nikon Z 7 body without lens. Nikkor Z lenses for the Z series from Nikon can be found below.

Buy Nikon Z7 - camera sets on Amazon with Prime Shipping

The above data mainly relate to the body of the camera, the hardware it contains and its performance. But if you want to take photos and videos with the Nikon Z7, you will of course also need (at least) one lens. Of course you will find the possibility to buy the Nikon Z7 with lens on Amazon (1, 2). Individual lenses to expand your equipment for the Nikon Z series can be found below.

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  • Fast and light-sensitive full-frame mirrorless system camera with 24,5 MP (CMOS BSI sensor, ISO 100 native)
  • Huge electronic viewfinder (OLED) with 0,8x magnification and 3,69 million pixels Generous, tiltable ...
  • Up to 12 frames per second, AF system with 90% horizontal and vertical field coverage and a newly developed ...
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Nikon Z 7 KIT 24-70mm f / 1 p
  • With 45 MP (CMOS BSI sensor, ISO 7 native) extremely high-resolution mirrorless full-frame system camera
  • Huge electronic viewfinder (OLED) with 0x magnification and 8 million pixels. Generous, ...
  • AF system with 493 individually controllable measuring points with 90% image field coverage horizontally and vertically as well as new ...

Official Nikon Z7 manual, firmware, and more

On the manufacturer's website, you will find various helpful documents and information in the so-called download center, mostly in the form of a PDF file. There are different manuals in German, a setting guide and technical guide in English and more. There is even a technical guide for RAW video recording in German. You don't even have to download the online manual, you can view and read it directly as a web document. You can find an overview of the free downloadable documents as well as further information / downloads (firmware, software, etc.) in the Nikon download center: Simply click this link.

In the Nikon Z 7 manual or a guide for special functions you will find instructions for professional use of the Nikon Z 7.
In the Nikon Z 7 manual or a guide for special functions you will find instructions for professional use of the Nikon Z 7.

Nikon Z 7 books by professional users

Practical knowledge, expert tips and technical insights into the professional use of the mirrorless system camera are available in the form of various books. The titles include, for example, "Nikon Z7: 100% practical knowledge and expert tips for your mirrorless full-frame camera" by Heike Jasper, "Nikon Z6 / Z7 camera book: mirrorless full format in a double pack - uncompromisingly good!" by Michael Gradias or "Mastering the Nikon Z7" by Darrell Young.

Buy Nikkor Z lenses for the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6

There are various compatible lenses available for the Nikon Z series. Above all, of course, the special ones Nikkor Z lenses. Everything from 24 - 70 mm to 50 mm to 85 mm is included. For the best overview, I have included a table with the Amazon bestsellers below. This is always up-to-date, as it uses the current values ​​for price, rating and purchase frequency to show which lenses have the best price-performance ratio. Depending on the type of photography (landscape, portrait, macro, etc.) you will probably know best which Nikkor Z lens you want to buy - the bestseller table is only intended to help you with the purchase decision.

Buy Sony XQD memory cards to store photos and videos

It is important to note that no SD cards or microSD memory cards are used in the Nikon Z 7 camera. Instead of an SD card, an XQD memory card is inserted into the DSLM. What is behind it, what special features this card format has and what advantages it brings for professional photographers, I have summarized for you here: XQD cards and card readers at a glance. In the article you will not only find the data on the safe construction and the fast data rates. I have also linked some examples there that you can use in compatible cameras and camcorders. The storage sizes are 32 GB, 64 GB, 120 GB, 128 GB, 240 GB and 256 GB.

You cannot save large-format photos that have hardly any noise even in low light, 4K videos with UHD resolution and more on SD or microSD cards. But on robust and fast XQD memory cards.
You cannot save large-format photos that have hardly any noise even in low light, 4K videos with UHD resolution and more on SD or microSD cards. But on robust and fast XQD memory cards.

Buy a Nikon Z7 replacement battery

You can equip your Nikon Z 7 with plenty of accessories - with a flash, an LED light, a microphone and so on. However, batteries that can be swapped are very important in the camera bag. If you don't want to be annoyed about an empty battery when you are out and about, there are various models with which you can prevent a power shortage. It is important that you make sure, for example at Amazon, that you buy the appropriate EN-EL15b lithium-ion batteries - or corresponding substitutes from third-party manufacturers (1, 2, 3).

Nikon EN-EL15b rechargeable battery
  • Can be loaded in cameras Z 7, Z 6II, Z 6 and Z 5 with EH-7P and UC-E24
  • Compatible with hybrids Z 7, Z 6 (and version II)
  • suitable for Reflex D850-D780-D750-D500-D7500
PATONA Platinum (2X) - Replaces battery Nikon EN-EL15b - 2040mAh - Nikon D780 Z6 Z7
  • PATONA: Platinum battery for Nikon EN-EL15b
  • The battery can easily be charged with the original charger.
  • Power: Capacity: 2040mAh / 14.3Wh - lithium-ion battery with overcharge / overvoltage protection, voltage: 7.0V
2X Blumax Gold Edition battery replaces Nikon EN-EL15b 2040mAh compatible with Nikon Z6 - Z6 MarkII - Z7 ...
  • Maximum available capacity ✅ The Blumax battery is the perfect accessory for the Nikon digital camera with EN-EL15b ...
  • Maximum performance thanks to high-end Li-Ion cells with a long service life and high cycle stability ✅
  • Guaranteed security for the camera battery ✅ The high quality cells combined with the integrated ...

Nikon Z 7 test reports and field reports from practice

Since I have neither the money nor the interest in a professional DSLM and its extensive use, I unfortunately cannot offer you a Nikon Z7 review. However, there is an extensive selection of different practical reports on the Internet. "The image quality of the Nikon Z7 is outstanding," it says in one, for example Nature photography blog. Recordings are also shown there that underline the conclusion. 

According to PC magazine (here ) Nikon hit the jackpot with the described camera. The Pro list includes the good workmanship of the housing, the high image quality, the OLED viewfinder, the image stabilizer, the 4K video recording and the tiltable touch screen. There are no entries on the cons side of the comparison table. Some other reports complain about z. B. the compact design, which takes some getting used to for larger hands.

Nikon Z7 reviews in video form

Perhaps you also want to get an impression in the form of moving images. There are several tests, reviews and testimonials on YouTube for this. I close this post with the embedded videos below. If you are missing any comments, details or data, please leave a comment;)

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