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NIKON Z7 $4999

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body only, es­ti­mated av­er­age street price

Type: Pro­fes­sional dig­i­tal mir­ror­less cam­era with Nikon Z bay­o­net lens mount Fo­cus­ing: Au­to­matic via 493-point wide-area sys­tem (90 per­cent ver­ti­cal/horixon­tal frame cov­er­age) us­ing hy­brid phase/con­trast de­tec­tion. Fo­cus points may be se­lected man­u­ally or au­to­mat­i­cally with Pin­point, Sin­gle-Point, Dy­namic Area, Wide Area (large or small) and Auto Area modes. One-shot and con­tin­u­ous modes with auto switch­ing in AF-F mode. Track­ing and face recog­ni­tion modes. Ad­justable track­ing sen­si­tiv­ity. Sen­si­tiv­ity range is EV -1.0 - 19 (ISO 100, f2.0), down to EV -4.0 with Low-Light AF func­tion. AF as­sist pro­vided by built-in il­lu­mi­na­tor. AF mi­cro-ad­just­ment avail­able. Man­ual fo­cus as­sist in live view via mag­ni­fied image (up to 16x) and/ or fo­cus peak­ing dis­play (choice of colours – red, yel­low, blue or white; and high, stan­dard or low sen­si­tiv­i­ties). Me­ter­ing: TTL via sen­sor with multi-zone, cen­tre-weighted av­er­age, full av­er­age, spot (4.0mm/1.5%), high­light weighted and i-TTL flash. Me­ter­ing range is EV -3.0 to 17 (f2.0/ ISO 100). Ex­po­sure Modes: Con­tin­u­ously-vari­able pro­gram with shift, shut­ter-pri­or­ity auto, aper­ture-pri­or­ity auto, me­tered man­ual, i-TTL auto flash and man­ual flash. Shut­ter: Elec­tron­i­cally-con­trolled, ver­ti­cal travel, fo­cal plane type, 30-1/8000 sec­ond plus ‘B’. Flash sync to 1/200 sec­ond. Ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion up to +/-5.0 EV in 1/3 or ½ stop in­cre­ments. Sen­sor-based shut­ter and ‘elec­tronic first cur­tain’ shut­ter avail­able to re­duce noise and vi­bra­tions. Viewfinder: 1.27 cm OLED-type EVF with 3.686 megadots res­o­lu­tion. Cov­er­age = 100% ver­ti­cal/hor­i­zon­tal. Mag­ni­fi­ca­tion = 0.8x (50mm lens at in­fin­ity). Eye­piece strength ad­just­ment built-in. Ad­justable for bright­ness (11 lev­els) and colour tem­per­a­ture. 8.1 cm TFT LCD mon­i­tor (2.1 megadots) with tilt ad­just­ment and touch­screen con­trols. Ad­justable for bright­ness (11 lev­els) and colour tem­per­a­ture. Auto/ man­ual switch­ing be­tween EVF and mon­i­tor. Flash: No built-in flash. Ex­ter­nal flash units con­nect via ISO 518 hot­shoe. Ad­di­tional Fea­tures: Mag­ne­sium al­loy bodyshell sealed against dust and mois­ture, auto ex­po­sure brack­et­ing over two to nine frames (up to +/-3.0 EV ad­just­ment per frame), AE lock, depth-of-field pre­view, all ex­po­sure ad­just­ments in 1/3 or ½ stops, pro­gram­mable self-timer (two to 20 sec­onds de­lay, up to nine frames at 0.5 to three sec­onds in­ter­vals), quiet shoot­ing modes, ex­ter­nal LCD read-out panel with built-in il­lu­mi­na­tion, audi­ble sig­nals, wired re­mote con­trol ter­mi­nal, wire­less re­mote con­trol, 50 cus­tom func­tions. DIG­I­TAL SEC­TION Sen­sor: 46.89 mil­lion pix­els BSI CMOS with 35.9x23.9 mm area. Sen­si­tiv­ity equiv­a­lent to ISO 64-25,600 (ex­tend­able to ISO 32 and 102,400). No op­ti­cal low-pass fil­ter. Fo­cal Length In­crease: None. For­mats/Res­o­lu­tion: Three JPEG com­pres­sion set­tings (1:4, 1:8 and 1:16), and loss­less com­pressed, com­pressed or un­com­pressed RAW files. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 3:2 as­pect ra­tio (‘FX’ for­mat); 8256x5504, 6192x4128 and 4128x2752 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 5:4 (30x24 mm); 6880x5504, 5152x4120 and 3440x2752 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 1:1 as­pect ra­tio (24x24 mm); 5504x5504, 4128x4128 and 2752x 2752 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (36x20 mm); 8256x4640, 6192x3480 and 4128x2320 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings in ‘DX’ for­mat (24x16 mm); 5408x3600, 4048x2696 and 2704x1800 pix­els. RAW (NEF) im­ages are cap­tured at 8256x5504 pix­els, in either 36-bit or 42-bit RGB colour, or at 6192x4128 and 4128x 2752 pix­els with 36-bit RGB colour. RAW+JPEG cap­ture is pos­si­ble (with all JPEG com­pres­sion lev­els). TIFF (RGB) cap­tured at 8256x5504, 6192x4128 and 4128x2752 pix­els. Video Record­ing: 4K UHD at 3840x2160 pix­els and 30, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 144 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els and 60, 50, 30, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (max­i­mum bit rate is 48 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pix­els and 120 or 100 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio for slow-mo­tion ef­fects. MOV or MP4 for­mats with MPEG-4 AVC/H .264 com­pres­sion. NTSC frame rates avail­able. Stereo sound record­ing with auto/ man­ual ad­justable lev­els, ad­justable fre­quency re­sponse, at­ten­u­a­tor and wind noise fil­ter. Stereo mi­cro­phone in­put and head­phone out­put pro­vided. Clip du­ra­tion lim­ited to 29 min­utes and 59 sec­onds, and a new file is au­to­mat­i­cally started when the 4.0 GB file size limit is reached (up to eight files). Video Fea­tures: Hy­brid IBIS and elec­tronic image sta­bil­i­sa­tion, 4K or 8K time lapse record­ing, ze­bra pat­terns, fo­cus peak­ing dis­play (4K and 2K), N-Log colour record­ing, 10-bit 4:2:2 out­put via HDMI con­nec­tion, 8-bit 4:2:2 out­put via HDMI with si­mul­ta­ne­ous 8-bit 4:2:0 in­ter­nal record­ing to the me­mory card. Record­ing Me­dia: One slot for XQD type me­mory cards. CF Ex­press (Type B) sup­port via firmware up­grade. Con­tin­u­ous Shoot­ing: Up to 200 frames at 9.0 fps in JPEG/large/fine mode, up to 30 frames in RAW mode (12-bit, loss­less com­pressed). Up to 8.0 fps with si­lent shoot­ing. Up to 5.5 fps with con­tin­u­ous AF/AE ad­just­ment and 14-bit RAW cap­ture. Low speed con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing mode can be set from 1.0 to 5.5 fps. Up to 200 JPEG/large/fine frames at 9.0 fps is pos­si­ble when shoot­ing in the ‘DX’ for­mat. White Balance: Auto/man­ual con­trol with ‘Nat­u­ral Light Auto’, 12 pre­sets and six cus­tom set­tings. White balance fine-tun­ing avail­able for AWB and all pre­sets plus man­ual colour tem­per­a­ture set­ting (2500-10,000 de­grees Kelvin, in ten de­gree in­cre­ments or mired units) and white balance brack­et­ing (up to nine frames). Three auto cor­rec­tion set­tings – Auto 0 ‘Keep White’ re­duces warmer hues un­der ar­ti­fi­cial light­ing. Auto 1 ‘Nor­mal’ bal­ances sub­ject colour and am­bi­ent light­ing. Auto 2 ‘Keep Warm Light­ing Colours’ main­tains warmer hues un­der in­can­des­cent light­ing. In­ter­faces: USB 3.0 ‘Su­per Speed’ (Type C), HDMI out­put (mini, Type C), 3.5mm stereo au­dio in­put, 3.5mm stereo au­dio in­put, ac­ces­sory ter­mi­nal. Ad­di­tional Dig­i­tal Fea­tures: Sen­sor-shift image sta­bil­i­sa­tion with five-axis cor­rec­tion, sen­sor clean­ing, ‘Ac­tive D-Light­ing’ con­trast con­trol (Auto, Low, Nor­mal, High, Ex­tra High), auto brack­et­ing func­tions (AE, Flash, AE+Flash, WB or ADL), fo­cus shift shoot­ing (up to 300 frames), eight ‘Pic­ture Con­trol’ pre­sets (Auto, Stan­dard, Neu­tral, Vivid, Mono­chrome, Por­trait, Land­scape and Flat), 20 ‘Cre­ative Pic­ture Con­trols’ (Dream, Morn­ing, Pop, Sun­day, Som­bre, Dra­matic, Si­lent, Bleached, Me­lan­cholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Char­coal, Graphite, Bi­nary and Car­bon), ten ef­fect lev­els for ‘Cre­ative Pic­ture Con­trols’, ad­justable ‘Pic­ture Con­trol’ pa­ram­e­ters (Sharp­en­ing, Mid-Range Sharp­en­ing, Clar­ity, Con­trast, Bright­ness, Sat­u­ra­tion and Hue), with ‘Quick Sharp’ ad­just­ment (for Sharp­en­ing, Mid-Range Sharp­en­ing and Clar­ity), B&W fil­ters and ton­ing ef­fects, nine user-de­fined ‘Pic­ture Con­trol’ modes, mul­ti­ple ex­po­sure fa­cil­ity (up to ten frames with Add, Av­er­age, Lighten or Darken ex­po­sure ad­just­ment), in­ter­val­ome­ter (up 9999 shots with ex­po­sure smooth­ing and si­lent mode), HDR dual-shot cap­ture (Smooth­ing –High/Nor­mal/Low; Ex­po­sure Dif­fer­en­tion Auto or 1/2/3 EV), auto brack­et­ing func­tions (AE, flash, AE and flash, white balance and ADL), SRGB and Adobe RGB colour spa­ces, auto flicker de­tec­tion, long ex­po­sure noise re­duc­tion (Off, On), high ISO noise re­duc­tion (Off, Low, Nor­mal, High), 4x4 grid guide, real-time his­togram, dual-axis level in­di­ca­tor, auto ISO with auto min­i­mum shut­ter speed con­trol, in-cam­era lens cor­rec­tions (dis­tor­tion, dif­frac­tion and vi­gnetting), image com­ments in­put (up to 36 char­ac­ters), copy­right in­for­ma­tion, auto image ori­en­ta­tion, ad­justable image dis­play time, slide show, 4/9/72 thumb­nail dis­plays, his­togram dis­plays (bright­ness and/ or RGB chan­nels), high­light alert, play­back zoom (up to 32x), in-cam­era edit­ing func­tions (Trim, Re­size, D-Light­ing, Red-Eye Cor­rec­tion, Straighten, Dis­tor­tion Con­trol, Per­spec­tive Con­trol, Image Over­lay, Trim Movie and RAW Pro­cess­ing), WiFi con­nec­tiv­ity, Blue­tooth LE con­nec­tiv­ity (Nikon Snap Bridge). May be fit­ted with op­tional GP-1/GP-1A GPS re­ceivers and WT-7A/B/C WiFi wire­less data trans­mit­ters. Power: One 7.0 volt, 1900 mAh recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery pack (EN-EL15b type) with in-cam­era charg­ing. Di­men­sions (WxHxD): Body only = 134.0 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm. Weight: Body only = 585 grams (with­out bat­tery pack or me­mory card). Price: Body only = $4999 es­ti­mated av­er­age street price. Dis­trib­u­tor: Nikon Aus­tralia Pty Ltd, tele­phone 1300 366 499 or visit www.mynikon­life.com.au

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