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Nikon Z7 - First Mirrorless Generation Camera made for still shooter
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  • Nikon Z7 Mirrorless Digital Camera for $3080

  • New firmware

    The Nikon Z Series: Upcoming Firmware on Display

    The Nikon Z series will continue to adapt to changing user needs through the development and roll-out of firmware updates to meet and exceed creative expectations. Taking into account feedback from photographers and creators, Nikon will display three feature updates under development that open creative opportunities for the Z 6 and Z 7. Displays will include:

    • CFexpress - Coming soon to the Z 6 and Z 7 cameras is support for CFexpress, which is compatible with the XQD memory card form-factor.
    • Eye AF - Under development is an Eye AF function, which will automatically detect the subject's eyes to make attaining critical focus on the eyes easier. It will allow users to capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on the subject's eye, which is useful for portrait, event and street photography scenarios.
    • RAW Video Support- Nikon is currently developing a feature that works with the ATOMOS Ninja V to output video in RAW format, using the ProRes RAW codec.

    Details, including the release date of new firmware updates, will be shared at a later date.

  • I for one am not super familiar with these cameras, but it is worth noting Nikon has teamed up with Atomos to offer raw out over HDMI which will mean quite a bit to some people, finally bringing full frame raw to a DSLR.

  • The Z series are not DSLRs.

  • Nikon Z7 Firmware Version 1.03

    • When On is selected for HDMI > Advanced > N-Log setting in the SETUP MENU, Maximum sensitivity now takes effect during movie recording if:
      • the camera is in mode P (programmed auto), S (shutter-priority auto), or A (aperture-priority auto), or
      • the camera is in mode M (manual) and On is selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO control (mode M) in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in third-party software showing an incorrect value for the Exif 35 mm format equivalent focal length field for photographs taken with a non-CPU lens connected via an FTZ mount adapter with the focal length specified using the Non-CPU lens data item in the SETUP MENU.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in photographs taken using radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting being overexposed if a face was detected with Auto-area AF selected for AF-area mode.

  • Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce additional details regarding the development of new firmware for its full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6. The firmware in development includes new functions for the Z 7 and Z 6, such as Eye-Detection AF, RAW video output, and support for CFexpress memory cards. In addition, the cameras' AF/AE functions will be further improved.

    The Z series will continue to flexibly respond to changing user needs and offer next-generation features that give users new creative opportunities.

    Functions and capabilities to be added and improved with new firmware:

    1. Support for Eye-Detection AF for still image shooting (scheduled for release in May 2019).
      Eye-Detection AF is convenient for portrait photography. The Eye-Detection AF in development will work not only with the AF-S (Single AF) focus mode that is convenient when photographing still human subjects, but also with the AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode, which is effective when photographing human subjects that frequently adjust or change their pose. What's more, the function is capable of detecting multiple eyes, from which the user can select the eye upon which the camera should focus, allowing the photographer greater flexibility when photographing multiple people to suit their intent.
    2. Increased AF/AE performance (scheduled for release in May 2019)
      AE (auto exposure) tracking will be newly possible in continuous high-speed (extended) mode, in addition to the AF tracking that existed previously. In addition, low-light AF performance will be improved, enabling faster autofocusing in dark or dimly lit surroundings with both still-image shooting and movie recording.
    3. Support for RAW video output
      Output of 4K UHD and Full HD RAW data stream from the camera will be supported. The output RAW data stream can then be recorded in the compatible RAW format using an external recorder. This will allow users to utilize rich 12-bit colors to achieve flexible color grading.
      Release timing for this feature will be announced at a later date.
    4. Support for CFexpress memory cards
      The new firmware will provide support for CFexpress, a new standard for memory cards. Having passed durability tests in which they were inserted and removed from a camera 12,000 times, these memory cards offer users a greater sense of security. They also offer high-speed performance that will provide users with a more efficient workflow. After upgrading, users will be able to use both CFexpress as well as XQD cards in their camera interchangeably. In addition to the Z 7 and Z 6, in the future, CFexpress memory card support will be added to the Nikon D5 (XQD-Type), Nikon D850, and Nikon D500 digital SLR cameras as well. Release timing for this feature will be announced at a later date.
  • This weekend the Nikon FTZ mount adapter will be included for free with every Z6 and Z7 camera purchase in the US.

  • Firmware update version 2.0 for the Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras will be officially released on May 16th.

    • Added eye-detection AF for use when taking photographs. To enable eye-detection AF, select:
      • AF-S or AF-C for Focus mode in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
      •  Auto-area AF for AF-area mode in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
      •  Face and eye detection on for Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENUIf the camera detects the face of a portrait subject, the face will be enclosed in an amber border indicating the focus point. If the subject's eyes are detected, an amber border indicating the focus point will appear around either eye. If the camera detects more than one face or eye, triangles will appear to either side of the focus point; to position the focus point over a different face or eye, press the multi- or sub-selector left or right.
    • Improved autofocus performance for photos and movies shot under low light: -2 -- 19 EV (low light autofocus -4 -- 19 EV), measured in photo mode with single-servo AF (AF-S) at ISO 100 and 20°C with an f/2 lens.
    • The following improvements have been made to the Continuous H (extended) option for Release mode:
      • Not only focus but now also exposure will respond to changes in the subject during shooting
      • The burst shooting display after the memory buffer fills is now easier to read
    •  Reduced the length of time the display turns off (the blackout period) when pictures are taken with On or On (monitor only)selected for Image review in the PLAYBACK MENU.
    • Item d5 in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, formerly Electronic front-curtain shutter, has been renamed Shutter type and offers a choice of AutoMechanical shutter, and Electronic front-curtain shutter. If Auto is selected, the camera will automatically choose a shutter type according to shutter speed.
    •  Changed the color the focus point turns when the AF-ON button is pressed or the shutter-release button is pressed halfway with Auto-area AF selected and face detection or target tracking active.
    •  Edited and revised help text.
    •  Fixed the following issues:
      • The camera would stop responding if certain operations were performed while HDMI output was in progress with 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) selected for frame size.
      • The value selected for maximum sensitivity would sometimes be exceeded during movie recording in mode M with Onselected for Auto ISO control (mode M) if Active D-Lighting was enabled.
      • The display would sometimes briefly behave unexpectedly in movie mode before or during recording.
      • The items in My Menu would sometimes not display correctly.

  • Meike MK-Z7G hand grip extender


    • Anti-slip leather-like hand grip enhances comfort when holding the grip. fixes to the camera bottom to increase its weight for anti-vibration and anti-shaking.
    • Features two 1/4 screw holes at the bottom of the grip, which enables you to attach the grip to the camera and a tripod so that shooting is handier.
    • Replace batteries freely with no need to uninstall the hand grip.
    • Size: 133.2x64.8x21mm
    653 x 193 - 13K
  • Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm Lens (Refurbished), $2699

  • Fixed the following issues:

    • If the camera detected faces during still photography or movie recording at the settings listed below, it would in very rare instances begin to respond more slowly, display an error, or stop responding altogether.
      • Still Photography
        • Auto-area AF selected for AF-area mode in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
        • Face and eye detection on or Face detection on selected for Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU
      • Movie Recording
        • Auto-area AF selected for AF-area mode in the MOVIE SHOOTING MENU
        • Face and eye detection on or Face detection on selected for Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU
    • In very rare instances, the bottoms of pictures taken with all the following settings in effect would not appear as expected:
      • Mode dial rotated to AUTO, P, or A
      • An NEF (RAW) option selected for Image quality in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
      • 14-bit selected for NEF (RAW) recording > NEF (RAW) bit depth in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
      • Auto selected for Custom Setting d5 (Shutter type) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU
      • Continuous H (extended) release mode selected with the release mode/self-timer button

  • Today, Nikon has introduced a dedicated LUT (lookup table) for users of the N-Log feature on the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras, allowing greater creative control in post-production. Further adding to the Z series' capabilities for professional and advanced video creators, a new update will also be released later this year for the Z series cameras, which will enable the support of RAW video output from the camera when using a compatible ATOMOS Ninja V digital recorder.

    N-Log and LUT: Next Level Control in Post

    While Nikon's legacy in color science delivers an appealing palette and tones, this free upgrade takes color control to the next level. For even more flexibility, the dedicated LUT available for Nikon's N-Log is compatible with the Rec. 709 color space and is available in several versions, allowing users to easily apply different looks to their content. This 3D LUT is a preset of RGB color values, used to transform the appearance of video footage in post-production color grading, and enables adjustment of brightness, saturation and hue. The Nikon Z 7 and Z 6's N-Log HDMI output is optimized for 10-bit recording, bringing out the image sensor's full dynamic range. It records rich gradation information in highlights and shadows to allow for more flexible color grading.

    To download the LUT free of charge, please visit the following links:

    Support for RAW video output

    Scheduled to arrive later this year, the output RAW data stream will enable recording in ProRes RAW video format on the Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder made by ATOMOS, Nikon's collaborator in developing RAW video output technology. RAW video files provide the richest information, just like still image RAW data. By bringing even more flexibility to post-production color grading, RAW video output support firmly places the Nikon Z series as an affordable contender for professional-level production and filmmaking of any scale. This feature will require an additional internal upgrade that will need to be performed at a local Nikon service center, which will incur a service charge.

    For more information about ProRes RAW and the advanced video capabilities of the Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras, please visit