Nikon’s first Full Frame Mirrorless, the Nikon Z7 & Z6 are launched in the Philippines
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Nikon’s first Full Frame Mirrorless, the Nikon Z7 & Z6 are launched in the Philippines

The Nikon Z series has been revealed in the Philippines.

This is how it looks.

Nikon regional executives told us that the Nikon Z6 is also arriving in the Philippines, but a little late this year.

The good news is, you can pre-order them right now.

Head on to their newly-opened Nikon Hub right at the heart of Glorietta Mall in Makati City. Or from any Nikon authorized dealers & partners nationwide.

Now, on to the Nikon Z7 (and Z6).

They both have the same body, same buttons, same lens mount. The differences are on the megapixels, the ISO, and the price.

Both cameras come with 5-Axis Image Sensor-Shift for best image stabilization, 4K UHD at 30p & 1080 FHD 120p video recording. It has a 3.2-inch touch LCD which can tilt for situations when you need to do low shots.

Now, the Z7 has 45MP (45.7 to be exact), an ISO range from 64 to 25600. There are 493 AF points and it offers 8K time-lapse and up to 9 FPS burst shots.

The Z6, as 25MP and offers 100 51,200 ISO range. There are 273 AF points and it can shoot up to 12 FPS burst shot.

The Nikon Z series has a new lens mount as well. Nikon calls it the Z mount. That means you can’t use your existing Nikkor lenses on to it directly. Nikon is prepared for this — they made the Nikon FTZ adapter.

Nikon FTZ Adapter

The Nikon Z7 with FTZ Adapter and a classic Nikkor lens.

The Nikon Z series uses EN-EL15 battery. It has 1,900mAH capacity which is the same found in the Nikon D850. The EN-EL15 battery on the Z7 can give you up to 330 shots or 85 minutes of video recording.

The Nikon Z7 will be shipped with a 24-70 F/4.0 kit lens. Here’s how it looks like in the real world.

It is not a bulky camera and thanks to the Mirrorless technology, it is as expected, a lightweight gear. Two of the Nikon’s brand ambassador told us during the launch that they liked how light their new Nikon versus their DSLRs.

Jaja Samaniego, a wedding photographer & Gabe Mejia, a travel & landscape photographer shared how they light the Z7 they were amazed when they did a field test.

There are twenty (20) new lenses lined up for the Mirrorless camera of Nikon.

I think this is Nikon’s way of assuring the public that they are serious in the Mirrorless cameras. That loyal users of Nikon can expect that the brand they are have been supporting is here to stay.

The new set of lenses is called the S-Line series.

Pricing

The Nikon Z7 official price in the Philippines is P208,050 (body only), P217,550 (body & FTZ adapter), or P243,200 (body plus Nikkor Z 24-70 F/4.0 kit lens). If you want the total bundle — Nikon Z7, Nikkor Z 24-70 F/4.0, Nikon FTZ, the price is P252,700.

The Nikon Z6, as we said, will come later this year is the best strategy made by Nikon. If they brought both cameras at the same time, the inventory of the Z7 could be moving slower than the Z6.

The Nikon Z6 body only will cost P131,100. P140,600 with FTZ, P166,250 with kit lens, or P175,750 with the body, FTZ adapter, and kit lens.

Individual pricing

  • Nikon Z7 – P208,050
  • Nikon Z6 0 – P131,100
  • Nikon FTZ – P16,150
  • Nikkor Z 35mm F/1.8s – P53,200
  • Nikkor Z 50mm F/1.8s – P38,000

What do you think about the new Mirrorless Full Frame cameras of Nikon? Will do the switch, upgrade or remain using the current gear you have? Share us your thoughts in the comments section.

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