Images of the New Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras and Lenses Leak

Images of the New Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras and Lenses Leak

With just a little over a day to go before the official announcement, images of the upcoming Nikon mirrorless cameras and lenses have leaked. There's a lot to see!

The images include the two bodies, as well as the lenses being announced initially and the F-to-Z mount adapter. The lenses appear to be a 24-70mm f/4 lens, a 35mm f/1.8, and a 50mm f/1.8, with the zoom likely being a kit lens. All three lenses come with an "S" designation. 

Note: the top three images below are of the Z7, while the bottom three are the Z6.

Personally, I'm a fan of the top screen, which reminds me of the Fujifilm GFX 50S. The ergonomics look like about what I'd expect. I also noticed a lack of labeling on the dial behind the shutter button, which to me says it's probably a multifunction control of some sort that possibly switches functions depending on the menu or shooting selection. What do you notice about the camera? 

While we don't know the specs tonight, expect the announcement in the next 36 hours or so, which we'll have ready for you. To see all the shots of the new cameras and lenses, head over to Nokishita.

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Tony Tumminello's picture

The strangest thing that jumps out at me is the adapter, does it look wrong to anyone else? Nikkor lenses have the electronic contacts on the side of the lens, not the back. The adapter looks like it needs the contacts to be on the back of the lens like Canon EF lenses. If you look at something like the Nikon 1.4x TC, you'll see the contact points face inwards to connect with the side contacts of the lens. What's going on with this one?

Edit: Never mind, the image must be showing the side of the adapter that connects to the Z6/Z7. Also explains the lack of aperture lever, so the lens compatibility cutoff mystery continues.

Carlos Teixeira's picture

I think that little hump bellow the FTZ text must be part of the mechanism that operates the lever, at least it makes sense by the position of it.

thomas Palmer's picture

I read rumors that the adapter had a fresnel inside that gives a T stop of light, anything in the picture could back that ?

Tony Tumminello's picture

With telecompressors/speed boosters you're "concentrating" the light to get that extra stop at the cost of some focal length and reduction of image circle size. How would a fresnel lens provide extra light without having an effect on the image circle? The extra light would have to come from somewhere.

thomas Palmer's picture

Sounds like bullshit, they are not going to introduce this

Kyle Hall's picture

Huh? I see no adapter. But the mount contacts does seem similar to canon.

thomas Palmer's picture

There is a link with more photo in the article, there is the adapter

user-189304's picture

What you call a "leak", I call a 'strategic release'.

I think that's a great looking camera. I like the placement of the two front function buttons. And yes,I really like the top screen too.

I hate myself for wanting a Z7

Alex Wolf's picture

Definitely looks like a Nikon camera, in case there were any doubts about design consistency.

Mark James's picture

Looks nice, and by starting off with f4 zooms it will keep the size and weight down when looking at the system at launch. I'm sure the 2.8 zooms are roadmapped for the holidays.

Needless to say, we still don't know all that we need to know about what it's actually capable of, but I can't help but feel dejected that these cameras seem largely aimed at the prosumer/enthusiast full frame market--on par with the d750--rather than the genuine pro market. A dial as opposed to dedicated buttons on the left is just going to make this feel like a cheaper, less serious camera. So much screen real estate seems wasted. The styling is clean on the lenses but also incredibly bland and cheap looking; I'd rather have continuity for continuity's sake rather than bad novelty.

I'm about to switch from a d7200 to a full frame camera setup and pro zoom lenses, and while I'd like to stay with the Nikon system, I just don't think they're going to have the full array of tools available for me quickly enough.

Chad D's picture

as a full time pro for 20 years now I feel the same way what is the market etc.. back button focus though ?

I want mirrorless for reasons at 55 laying on the ground and getting up is old even when young I hated laying in dirt so true live view etc.. would be awesome

at least now I know there is an adapter and if it works well as in fast focus etc.. I might be able to keep using both DSLR and mirrorless which would be a win win for me

Alex Wolf's picture

I'm guessing a $1999 and $2999 price point to compete with A7iii and A7Riii

thomas Palmer's picture

I don't believe this one bit, but it would be cool tho. With the adapter in the box, I'd say a little more than Sony's

Alex Wolf's picture

I can see that. They're not trying to win over Sony converts for now, they just need to give existing Nikon users the next thing to transition to. The cost of switching mounts is so high that I doubt they think they're even competing with Sony when it comes to current Nikon owners. They just need to stave off temptation.

Chad D's picture

ditto

I keep saying folks are not switching to sony as much as they are mirrorless because that is the only option and they want it for various reasons from hybrid shooting to IBIS true full screen focus points etc...

can nikon hold off the folks who like in year 2000 were saying no to digital and waited till they had to switch or found solid reasons ?
my feelings at least :)

thomas Palmer's picture

It's their first high end Mirorless, so I don't think they will be able to keep the costs low, not that they wouldn't want to. You can't put the pricetag you want ^^

Nikon has limited financial ressources and industrial capacity, going very low on the price is playing with fire.

I'm betting it's more like 2399 and 3299. Because Nikon is that stupid.

thomas Palmer's picture

For now, except the A9, I don't really see a dial that would satisfy you. Anyway that's not something that would to be a deal breaker for me.

Could the clue also be the shape of the EVF? All of Nikon pro cameras have the round viewfinder and their proconsumer cameras have the square viewfinder. This has a square viewfinder.

thomas Palmer's picture

That would be very dumb on their part for their reputation, and they marketed it as the future. Internal specs shoulb be top notch

thomas Palmer's picture

Maybe it's an OLED screen like zeiss batis lenses ? Could be better for battery

thomas Palmer's picture

I note there is an audio output, so maybe it has some capabilities in video, this is cool.

Sad they removed the old school LCD on top of the camera, it was always perfectly readable in every light condition and consumed virtually 0 battery.

user-189304's picture

It's probably reversable: white on black - black on white.

John Dawson's picture

The adapter is apparently the "FTZ", as in "it fits". Love it!

More likely, it means "F To Z". Regardless, if true, I think it will become known as "the fitz adapter".

I was hoping that nikon would make mirrorless using apsc size sensor too for us common peoples to enjoy.. But we now they have their dx dslr line up.. So yeah.. That's why people buy fujifilm XA series mirrorless.. Nowadays almost all people that start into photography never buy entry level dslr.. Nikon should just replace their entry level dslr with mirrorless.. This is just my stupid opinion btw..

John Dawson's picture

Oh, I'm sure that they will eventually have a good entry-level mirror-less.

Knowing that they've announced that they will focus on sales of top-of-line cameras - I doubt.

Entry-level mirrorlesses are called iPhones.

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