Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 Mirrorless Cameras Launched in PH

Nikon’s first full frame mirrorless camera line, the Nikon Z, is now in the Philippines. The Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 carries the DNA of Nikon DSLR’s – crisp images, great camera grip, dependable optical/electronic viewfinders, an intuitive menu; and button, dial, and lever placements that make sense. Both Z 7 and Z 6 feature backside illumination, the Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor (with focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels), and the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine. The Nikon Z line up approaches mirrorless cameras in its own way but still caters to the needs of pros and enthusiasts. Both the Z 7 and Z 6 are now available for cash-basis-only pre-order. See product specs, features overview video, and prices below.

The Nikon Z 7 features and pre-order prices

The Z 7, the high end variant of the Z line up, was on hand at the launch last September 29 (see images below). Quick features list: 45.7 MP, ISO 64-25,600, 493 AF Points, 5-Axis Image Sensor Shift, 4K UHD /30P, Full HD / 120P, 8K Timelapse, 9 FPS, and 3.2-inch Touch-Tilt LCD.

Z 7 Pre-order Prices: Body Only – Php208,050; with 24-70mm Kit – Php243,300; with FTZ Kit – Php217,550; with 24-70mm and FTZ Kit – P252,700.

A Visual Tour of the Nikon Z 7

The Nikon Z 6

The Z 6 aims to be an all-rounder FX-format camera that meets your low light shooting and movie recording needs. Quick features list: 24.5 MP, 4K UHD/ 30P, 273 AF Points, 5-Axis Image Sensor Shift, 12 FPS, Full HD / 120P, 3.2-inch Touch -Tilt LCD, ISO 100 – 51,200 (expandable to 204,800).

Z 6 Pre-order Prices: Body Only – Php131,000; with 24-70mm Kit – Php166,250; with FTZ Kit – Php140,600; with 24-70mm and FTZ

The new Z mount system

At the core of the new Z mount system is a newer, larger-diameter mount, which offers new possibilities in lens design, such as improved optical performance. The Z mount offers a range of high-performance lenses. Also, the new mount adapter will increase the range of choices for photographer by offering compatibility with NIKKOR F mount lenses.

Hands-on for attendees, and new Nikon brand ambassadors

At the launch, attendees were allowed to try out the Nikon Z7, the FTZ adaptor, and other Nikon lenses. During the event, Nikon also introduced the Nikon Mirrorless Trailblazers (brand ambassadors) – professional Jaja Samaniego (wedding photographer) and Gab Mejia (landscape photographer, conservationist and traveler).

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for