Nikon Z7 II

Nikon Z7 II is announced on 14th October 2020 alongside the Nikon Z6 II and made available for purchasing on 5th November. There are some notable upgrades in Nikon Z7 II compared to its predecessor Z7.

Nikon Z7 II
Nikon Z7 II
Nikon Z7 II
Nikon Z7 II
Nikon Z7 II
Image credit: B&H Photo Video

Nikon Z7 II Specifications

Image Sensor
Sensor sizeFull-frame (35.9mm x 23.9 mm)
No of PixelsActual: 46.89 MP
Effective: 45.7 MP
Sensor TypeCMOS
Maximum resolution8256 x 5504 px
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:5, 16:9
ProcessorDual EXPEED 6 image processors
Sensor Cleaning SystemImage Dust Off
Image Stabilization5-axis image sensor shift
Lens MountNikon Z mount
Metering ModeTTL metering using camera image sensor (Center-Weighted Average / Highlight Weighted / Matrix / Spot)
Metering Range-3 to +17 EV (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure ModesShutter Priority / Aperture Priority / Programme / Manual
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Exposure LockLuminosity locked at detected value
ISO RangeStill Image: Auto / ISO 64 – 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV (Extended: 32 to 102400)

Movie: Auto / ISO 64 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 and 1/2 EV (Extended: 32 to 102400)
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter / Electronic front-curtain shutter / Electronic shutter
Electronic Front Curtain ShutterYes
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 sec. (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 sec. in mode M), bulb, time, X200
Shooting Modes
Continuous Shooting10 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 50 frames
Interval ShootingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Focus TypeHybrid phase-detection / contrast AF with AF assist
Detection Range-3 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)
Detection range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Focus ModesAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S) / Continuous-servo AF (AF-C) / Full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode) / Predictive focus tracking

Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Points493 (Single-point AF)
AF Area ModesPinpoint / Single-Point / Dynamic-area AF / Wide-area AF (S) / Wide-area AF (L) / Wide-area AF (L-people) / Wide-area AF (L-animals) / Auto-area AF / Auto-area AF (people) / Auto-area AF (animals) / Pinpoint, Single-point and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
Focus LockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector
White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto (3 types) / Custom
Colour Temperature Range2,500 K–10,000 K
PresetCloudy / Direct sunlight / Flash / Fluorescent (7 types) / Incandescent / Natural light auto / Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning / Shade
White Balance BracketingYes
Dynamic Range
Active D-Lighting ModesStill Image – Auto / Extra-High / High / Normal / Low / Off

Movie – Auto / Extra-High / High / Normal / Low / Off
Active D-Lighting BracketingYes
Flash ControlTTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Sync. ModeFront-curtain sync / Rear-curtain sync / Red-eye reduction / Red-eye reduction with slow sync / Slow rear-curtain sync / Slow sync / Off
Synchronized shutter speed for flash1/200 sec. (Auto FP High-Speed sync supported)
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
External Flash ConnectionISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Other FeaturesFlash-ready Indicator – Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) – i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modelling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control
Still Image Output
File FormatNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit
JPEG: Baseline compliant
Number of Recorded PixelsFX-format
(L) 8,256 x 5,504 / (M) 6,192 x 4,128 / (S) 4,128 x 2,752

(L) 5,408 x 3,600 / (M) 4,048 x 2,696 / (S) 2,704 x 1,800

5:4 (30 x 24)
(L) 6,880 x 5,504 / (M) 5,152 x 4,120 / (S) 3,440 x 2,752

1:1 (24 x 24)
(L) 5,504 x 5,504 / (M) 4,128 x 4,128 / (S) 2,752 x 2,752

16:9 (24 x 24)
(L) 8,256 x 4,640 / (M) 6,192 x 3,480 / (S) 4,128 x 2,320

Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160:
3,840 x 2,160
Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080:
1,920 x 1,080
Video Output
File formatMOV / MP4
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
File size
Frame rate
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 60 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 50 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 120 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 100 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4
Full HD 1,920×1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4
Full HD 1,920×1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5

Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion, when quality is fixed at m
Maximum Recording Time29 minutes 59 seconds
Movie AudioBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
Time CodeYes
Movie e-VRYes
Movie Focus PeakingYes
Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)Yes
Time-Lapse MovieUp to 4K UHD (Silent mode option)
AF for MovieAF Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity can be adjusted
Type1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with colour balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls
Coverage of Viewing Area vs. Capturing AreaApprox. 100% horizontal, 100% vertical
Eyepoint21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2 m−1
MagnificationApprox. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)
Built-In Eye SensorAutomatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
LCD Monitor
TypeTilting TFT Touch-Sensitive LCD
Size3.2 in. diagonal
Dots2,100,000 dots
Playback OptionsAuto Image Rotation / Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) / Highlights / Histogram Display / Location Data Display / Movie Playback / Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows / Photo Information / Picture Rating / Playback with Playback Zoom / Playback Zoom Cropping
Wireless Transmitter
StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)
Operating Frequency2412–2462 MHz (channel 11; Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania)
2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas)
2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745–5805 MHz (Georgia)
2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5320 MHz (other European countries)
EncryptionOpen system / WPA2-PSK
Maximum Output Power (EIRP)2.4 GHz band: 2.9 dBm
5 GHz band: 5.7 dBm (Georgia)
5 GHz band: 8.7 dBm (other countries)
Smart Device App ConnectivitySnapBridge (GPS Support)
StandardBluetooth Specification
Version 4.2
Operating frequency (Center frequency)2402–2480 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP)Bluetooth: –2.6 dBm
Bluetooth Low Energy: –4.1 dBm
Digital interfaceNikon DC2, USB Type-C (USB 3.0)
HDMI outputUp to 12 bit (Start/Stop supported)
Others3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone,
Storage MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards / CFexpress (Type B) / XQD Type Memory
Operation Environment
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating HumidityLess than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied BatteryOne EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery
(EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15c/EN-EL15b batteries only.)
Battery life for still imagesPhoto Mode: 
Viewfinder only with Energy saving mode enabled: Approx. 380 shots
Viewfinder only with Energy saving mode disabled: Approx. 360 shots
Monitor only with Energy saving mode enabled: Approx. 440 shots
Monitor only with Energy saving mode disabled: Approx. 420 shots

Movie Mode: 
Viewfinder only: Approx. 100 minutes
Monitor only: Approx. 105 minutes
AC AdapterEH-7P Charging AC Adapter
Battery ChargerMH-25A Battery Charger
Weight615 g
DimensionsWidth: 134 mm
Height: 100.5 mm
Depth: 69.5 mm
Supported LanguagesEnglish / French / Portuguese (Brazil) / Spanish
Tripod Socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Disclaimer: These Specifications of Nikon Z7 II are as published by Nikon Inc.

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