Nikon Z system
We’ve all been waiting long enough, but it’s finally here! 101 things about Nikon’s brand-new mirrorless system revealed
Long-rumoured, much anticipated, and latterly teased by the company itself before the big reveal, Nikon’s new mirrorless Z system is here.
The arrival brings Nikon more or less in line with its mirrorless competitors, whose own mirrorless systems are now fairly established. While the range begins with two camera bodies, namely the Z7 and the Z6, and three lenses, more is promised over the upcoming years to keep Nikon users excited.
The fact that these two primary models are designed around Fxformat (full-frame) sensors should also make the transition for enthusiast and professional users used to this format quite seamless. It is, however, possible that as the system develops, there may be models positioned on either side of these to entice a broader audience.
You needn’t worry too much if you’re heavily invested in Nikon’s current DSLR kit, as the company has gone to great lengths to ensure that existing kit is compatible with the new system. And if you end up wanting to stick with your DSLRS, then you should find similar comfort in the fact that Nikon plans to continue both systems side-by-side.
But why, exactly, are there two models? And what are the benefits of this new system? Nikon’s nowdiscontinued 1 system mirrorless cameras bought a number of advantages over DSLRS, but what Nikon presents with the fresh line is something different entirely.
So, as the company blows out the candles on its 101st birthday cake this year, we thought we’d delve into the new Z system more deeply and find out 101 things that you really need to know…