The Z 7 fits the best bits of the D850 into a much smaller body while adding useful extra features
Power The EN-EL15b battery promises 330 shots per charge, and can be replenished in-camera through the USB port. Older EN-EL15 batteries can also be used, but need to be charged externally. Z mount The largediameter mount uses four prongs rather than three; Nikon’s engineers say that this is to maintain robustness and to make lens changes quicker. Lens roadmap Six more Z-mount lenses are due next year: a 58mm f/0.95 Noct, 20mm f/1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 85mm f/1.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 14-30mm f/4. In 2020 Nikon is promising a 50mm f/1.2, 24mm f/1.8 and 12-24mm f/2.8. Connectivity Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow connection to a smartphone or tablet, allowing remote control of the camera complete with a live view display. Images can also be copied across for sharing on social media. Nikon’s free Snapbridge app is now vastly improved over older versions, and much more reliable. Connectors Headphone and microphone sockets are found behind one rubberised cover on the side of the camera, with cable release, HDMI and USB-C connections protected by a second. Status screen An SLR-like top-plate screen shows key shooting info – shutter speed, aperture, ISO, battery power and drive mode – using an OLED display that adapts to the ambient light conditions.