What happens when you take the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera apart piece by piece and inspect its construction? The experts make some mightily impressive claims.
There have been some unprecedented moves in the camera world in the last few months that have seen some extremely rigorous and often heated debates flare up across the industry. Everyone has an opinion on what the future holds for mirrorless systems, but a lot of the arguments and reviews to date have centered around such things as performance and image quality. But what about actual build construction and engineering design?
Roger Cicala, the founder of Lens Rentals, revels in taking cameras apart, gutting them screw by screw, plate by plate, board by board, and wire by wire, then commenting on their construction and how well they've been put together purely from a build perspective. To be sure, he makes absolutely no comment about their performance or image quality, it's all about the construction.
And in his latest teardown of the Nikon Z7, the results are very, very impressive. So much so that he says about the Nikon Z7:
This is as robustly weather sealed a camera as we've ever disassembled.
Interestingly, he took the new Canon EOS R apart recently too and is very clear that the Nikon Z7 is far more robust and better built than the Canon. Last week, I wrote an article that looked at some potential construction issues with the Canon EOS R. However, at their respective prices, Cicala is well aware and forthright that it's not a like-for-like comparison between the EOS R and the Z7.
Regardless, if you're thinking about buying the new Nikon Z7, you can be sure that it's a beautifully designed and very well constructed camera.