Ken Rockwell analiza la Nikon Z7 y yo creo que le ha gustado mucho: no es para menos.

– pues muy bien, si señor –

Ya lo sabíamos, pero nunca está de más confirmarlo. La Nikon Z7 es muy buena. El bueno de ken Rockwell nos ofrece un buen número de muestras a tamaño completo y con esos colores imposibles que solo él sabe sacar. Todas las muestras han sido hechas con el asequible pero estupendísimo zoom universal 24-70F4 Z y a mi lo único que se me ocurre comentar es que ese nivel de detalle no lo puedo sacar yo con mi 5D Mark IV y mi EF 24-70F4L IS, palabra de canonista desencantado.

Os pongo lo habitual para esta WEB, y os deseo a todos los que tengáis un equipo así que lo disfrutéis con salud y alegría haciendo lo que más nos gusta en esta vida, fotos, fotos y fotos.


  • Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless, along with the Nikon Z6.
  • Full-Frame Autofocus. You have sensors all over the entire frame!
  • Electronic finder shows what you’re shooting, and it also can show all the menus and playback and magnified images!
  • Perfect focus accuracy every time, especially at f/1.4! Focus is read directly from the sensor, so there is never any potential error (other than your own ineptitude) and never any need for AF fine tuning. DSLR and SLR systems always have some small error because the focus is read from AF sensors coupled with mirrors, which always have some mechanical error needing adjustment. For the first time we can shoot our f/1.4 and f/0.95 lenses with perfect accuracy.
  • Completely silent operation if you set it.
  • In-camera five-axis image stabilization adds 5-stop VR to Nikkor Z lenses, and adds VR (to a lesser extent) to all our old non-VR lenses!
  • 3,686,400 dot OLED finder: 100% coverage, 0.80× magnification, 37º apparent angle of view.
  • No need for the rear LCD or top OLED; you can see everything through the finder.
  • Crud-resistant fluorine-coated finder eyepiece.
  • New “Z” lens mount with ultra-short 16.00mm flange-sensor distance which uses a new BF-N1 body cap.
  • Larger 55mm diameter lens mount allows crazy-fast lenses, like a new f/0.95, to be designed and used.
  • New FTZ lens mount adapter for traditional F mount SLR and DSLR lenses.
  • New EN-EL15b battery now can charge in-camera via USB.
  • Picture Controls now offer 20 options, add a “mid-range” sharpening option and now allow settings adjustable from 0 to 100.
  • 4K UHD (3,840 × 2,160/29.97p) 10-bit N-log video with timecode.
  • 1,920 × 1,080 at 120 FPS.
  • Takes an XQD card, not SD and not CF.
  • MB-N10 multi-battery grip for two EN-EL15b is under development.
  • Now has 20 Non-CPU lens memories, up from 10 in DSLRs.


  • Full Frame Autofocus. You have sensors all over the entire frame!
  • Completely silent operation if you set it.
  • Three user presets on the top dial: U1, U2 and U3. Hallelujah!
  • Optional 4:5, square 1:1 and 16:9 crops as-shot. I usually shoot in 4:5 or 1:1 since the native 3:2 is usually to long and skinny.
  • Ultra-short 16mm Flange Focal Distance (FFD) allows all other brands of DSLR, SLR and rangefinder lenses to be adapted to it.
  • HDR.
  • Flicker shoot-through, possibly the first mirrorless camera to be able to do this.
  • Superior Nikon image quality for colors and dynamic range. No longer do we have to settle for inferior Sony or Fuji color rendition just to get mirrorless!
  • TIME exposure mode right between X200 and BULB modes in manual exposure mode. Oddly top OLED stays on the whole time but doesn’t show elapsed time, just the set aperture and ISO.
  • Crud-resistant fluorine-coated finder eyepiece.
  • Aspherical eyepiece elements.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Multiple exposures.
  • Uses standard EN-EL15 and EN-EL15a batteries from Nikon’s DSLRs, as well as its included newer EN-EL15b that can charge in0-camera via USB.
  • Uses standard WT-7/A/B/C wireless transmitters.
  • Flash system fully compatible with Nikon’s existing DSLR flashes, with both optical and radio remote control.
  • In-camera sensor-shift VR actually works with all our ancient F, AI , AI’d and AI-s and adapted rangefinder lenses.


  • Face-recognition works poorly, making this a bad camera for photographing groups of people. While it recognizes faces well, what it can’t do is identify which of many faces is the correct face on which to focus. Therefore it usually picks a random face in the background, giving an out-of-focus picture. Yes, you can click the rear controller left and right to select among the faces manually, but as anyone who shoots for a living can tell you, we don’t have to time to select among ten faces when other cameras like Sony and Canon and Fuji and especially my iPhone all just find the correct face automatically. I usually get better shots of groups of fast-moving kids at school on my iPhone Xs Max.
  • The new FTZ adapter autofocuses only with Nikon’s newest lenses with a built-in AF motor (AF-S and AF-P). It does not autofocus with any other lenses. The FTZ is a dud for those of us with a large collection of Nikon lenses because it only works (autofocuses or indexes properly) with about half of them. Nikon likes to forget to mention that all traditional AF and AF-D (screw-type) lenses will not autofocus. The FTZ also works poorly with manual-focus F, AI , AI’d and AI-s lenses, losing Matrix metering and having no aperture data either in-finder or in the EXIF data, and having no Program or Shutter-priority automation with these older lenses — which offer all these functions and more if used on 1984’s Nikon FA. Worse, the Z7’s automatic viewfinder brightness varies all over the place as you change the aperture on a manual lens. F, AI , AI’d, AI-s, AF and AF-D lenses, many of which Nikon still sells new today, work much better on any FX DSLR like a D750. Poo!
  • Like most or all regular cameras, does a crummy job of capturing stills while rolling video. Again my iPhone Xs Max does a much better job here.
  • Very low-light autofocus isn’t very good, sort of like the D610, and the viewfinder gets much noisier than Canon or Sony in very low light (very low light means light so dark you can’t read a printed page easily).


  • The Z7 can’t track exposure at the advertised 9 FPS “extended” frame rate; at that rate it shoots the sequence with locked exposure (it might even lock focus). The real still frame rate is 5.5 FPS in all modes with exposure tracking for each frame (except in 14-bit raw, in which it runs at a real 5 FPS).
  • No built-in flash.
  • Nikon specifies no battery life figure.
  • No auto brightness control for the rear LCD; heck, even my iPhone does this. (the finder does have auto brightness control).
  • No SD card slot; takes only XQD cards.
  • No second card slot.
  • No GPS, but you might be able to tag images using your phone over an app.
  • No voice notes like the D5; wait for the Z9 next year.
  • MB-N10 multi-battery grip for two EN-EL15b is still under development.

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Un comentario

  1. esperemos que este buen señor analizador no esté esponsorizado por nikon,porque como asi sea y hagan caso de sus comentarios como el “No need for the rear LCD or top OLED; you can see everything through the finder.” ya sabemos de donde nos van a robar prestaciones para cobrarnos en precio en la proxima. . .
    mi abuela siempre decia piensa mal y acertaras

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