Nikon recently announced its entry into the Mirror-less world with the launch of its first full frame, fully mirrorless cameras — the Nikon Z7, and the Nikon Z6. Nikon has also launched three “Nikkor Z” lenses with a new larger-diameter mount and the Mount Adapter FTZ.
The three new lenses are the standard zoom NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S, the wide-angle prime NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S, and the standard prime NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S.
Nikon “Z mount system” mirrorless cameras come with a new larger-diametre mount as well as compatible “Nikkor” lenses and accessories. The new mount adapter would enable compatibility with “Nikkor F” mount lenses, thus adding to the variety of choices for photography enthusiasts. Future plans are to release a variety of new lenses that would expand its range of high-performance “Nikkor Z” lenses.
The letter “Z” represents the culmination of Nikon’s relentless pursuit of ultimate optical performance, and a bridge to a new chapter. It is about redefining possibilities to provide image-makers with tools to realize greater creativity.
Additionally, the Mount Adapter FTZ has been designed to allow users of Nikon SLR cameras to utilize their existing NIKKOR F mount lenses with the Z mount system and enjoy taking advantage of an even wider variety of lens characteristics with their photography. The Z mount uses a large 55mm inner diameter and a 16mm flange focal distance that allow for apertures as fast as f/0.95 and a slim body design.
“The new cameras are designed to deliver a new standard of optical excellence. Powerful features and Nikon’s quality is what I’m sure our customers will like,” says Sajjan Kumar, Managing Director, Nikon India. He further added that “All the products showcase Nikon’s legendary craftsmanship that will let users expand the realm of photographic capabilities”.
Nikon Z7 is Nikon’s flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, featuring high-resolution photography and “revolutionary” autofocus. The camera features a 45.7-megapixel backside-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor with a native ISO of 64-25,600. It has an EXPEED 6 image processor that supports 9fps continuous shooting. The Z7 packs a groundbreaking autofocus system that boasts a whopping 493 AF points that cover 90% of the viewfinder area.
Nikon Z6 is designed to be an all-around, high-speed, low-light camera. It features a backside-illuminated 24.5-megapixel full-frame sensor with a native ISO range of 100-51200. Backed by an EXPEED 6 image processor, the Z6 can do 12fps continuous shooting. There’s a 273-point on-sensor phase-detect autofocus system.
Price: Nikon Z7 has been launched for a price of Rs 2,69,950, and will be available in India starting 27 September. Nikon Z7 along with Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 S + Mount Adapter FTZ Kit will cost Rs 3,26,950, whereas Z7 with Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 S Kit will be priced at Rs 3,14,950. And if you go for the Nikon Z7 with the Mount Adapter FTZ Kit, that will set you back by Rs 2,81,950.
Nikon Z6 on the other hand, will be available in November, and is priced at Rs 1,69,950. The Nikon Z6 with Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 S + Mount Adapter FTZ Kit costs Rs 2,26,950, whereas the Nikon Z6 with Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 S will be priced at Rs 2,14,950. The Nikon Z6 with Z6 Mount Adapter FTZ Kit, on the other hand, will be available for Rs 1,81,950.