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Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera

BH #NIZF • MFR #1761
Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 7 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K 30p Video and Full HD 120p Video
  • AF Subject Recognition with 3D Tracking
The most powerful entry yet in Nikon's line of digital throwbacks, the full-frame, creator-inspired Zf Mirrorless Camera proves once again that good style never goes away. While the camera's body design retrieves the filmic, steel-feel functionalism of vintage SLRs, its insides are nonetheless outfitted with the latest in Z-series features and capabilities, turning the Zf's iconic silhouette into a modern and tactile shooter that uses its advanced tech to deliver timeless imagery.
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Nikon Zf Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 3Immersive and Intuitive Design
  • 4Full-Frame Sensor, Full-Speed Processor
  • 5Advanced Video, Autofocus, and Stabilization
By B&H Photo's
Iconic Design Inspiring Elite Performance
The most powerful entry yet in Nikon's line of digital throwbacks, the full-frame, creator-inspired Zf Mirrorless Camera proves once again that good style never goes away. While the camera's body design retrieves the filmic, steel-feel functionalism of vintage SLRs, its insides are nonetheless outfitted with the latest in Z-series features and capabilities, turning the Zf's iconic silhouette into a modern and tactile shooter that uses its advanced tech to deliver timeless imagery.
Immersive and Intuitive Design
Recalling the FM2, Nikon's mechanical workhorse of yesteryear, the Zf's machined edges, knurled dials, and marbled texture are designed to fully immerse the user in the sensual experience of operating a beautiful machine. Made from precision-carved aluminum, the dials for shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation feature engraved markings for superlative manual control. The mechanical shutter fires with an audible, authoritative click. A dedicated black-and-white mode with two monochrome recipes is available at the tip of a finger as well.

This intuitive, haptic-friendly design doesn't apply solely to the camera's retro-styled controls. The camera's electronic viewfinder, which lies in a prism-shaped housing that is as pleasing to the bony orbit as it is to the eye, can now be manipulated by touching the 3.2", vari-angle rear LCD screen, allowing the user to move focus points, select a subject to track, and toggle between display modes all while the eye remains resting against viewfinder. The rear screen is also fully articulating and front-facing, allowing for ease of navigation and operation at high and low angles.

Other design features include:
  • Dual memory card slots offering flexible file storage capabilities; one SD and one microSD permit overflow, segregated, and repetitive saving options.
  • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust and weather-resistant, allowing you to work in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • Compatible with optional MC-N10 Remote Grip and AR-11 Soft Shutter Release.
Full-Frame Sensor, Full-Speed Processor
24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
A 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor is used for all-around shooting, impressive low-light image quality, and fast readout speeds to benefit continuous shooting, movies, and time-lapse recording. The back-illuminated design of the sensor also affords noticeably clean high-sensitivity output for reduced noise when working at high ISO values. Additionally, the Zf features a high-resolution photo mode that combines multiple exposures to create a single 96MP file.
EXPEED 7 Image Processor
  • Utilizing the same powerful processing engine used in the Z9 and Z8, the camera's EXPEED 7 Image processor works in conjunction with the sensor design to realize impressively fast AF speeds, burst shooting rates, a high buffer capacity, fluid video performance, and quick all-around handling.
  • Enhanced with Deep Learning technology, the camera features an auto mode that analyzes your shooting situation and automatically adjusts aperture, ISO, and shutter speed to match your intentions. With this setting you can automatically capture portraits with beautiful background blur or have all the faces in focus for a group shot.
  • Extremely fast 30 fps burst rate with silent mechanical shutter and 14 fps burst rate with mechanical shutter.
  • Pre-release capture records up to 30 JPEGS a full second before shutter is released.
Advanced Video, Autofocus, and Stabilization
UHD 4K Recording and Versatile Video Control
  • New shutter-priority exposure mode lets you record with a fixed shutter speed, making smooth adjustments to ISO and aperture to maintain even brightness in your shot.
  • Matching the camera's high-end photo attributes, the Zf offers a variety of frame rates and resolutions for all your video needs. Oversampled from 6K, UHD 4K video recording is possible with full pixel readout up to 30p, and Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported up to 120p for slow motion playback.
  • Internal recording up to 125 minutes directly to a memory card with 10-bit H.265 in SDR/HLG/N-log tone modes.
Fast and Intelligent AF
  • Like the Z9 and Z8, the Zf's autofocus system recognizes a wide range of common subjects — people, cats, dogs, birds, bicycles, motorbikes, cars, aircraft, and trains — and uses Deep Learning technology to provide exactly the right focus and tracking for each.
  • Eye-Detection AF for photo and video automatically locks onto the eyes of people, pets, and birds, even when they're extremely small in the frame. For the first time, the feature is also available for manual focus lenses, automatically magnifying the area around the eyes so you can quickly confirm sharp focus.
Vibration Reduction
  • In-body 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration Reduction compensates for up to 8 stops of camera shake when paired with Z-mount lenses, letting you slow shutter speed an amazing 8.0 stops slower than would otherwise be possible without causing image blur. Additionally, this system also works with adapted F-mount lenses when using the optional FTZ Adapter, where 3-axis stabilization is used.
  • Focus point vibration reduction system applies stabilization to the area around the active focus point, wherever it is in the frame, providing precise correction right where you need it.

Nikon Zf Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.28 Megapixel
Effective: 24.5 Megapixel
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 64,000 in Manual Mode (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Video
100 to 51,200 in Manual Mode (Extended: 204,800)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 14 fps
Internal Recording Modes
H.265/MOV/MP4 8/10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8/10-Bit via HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone (Plug-in Power) Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7 VDC, 2280 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.28 Megapixel
Effective: 24.5 Megapixel
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
Additional Modes: 1.5x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 Up to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
1/8000 Up to 4 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
1/8000 to 4 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 64,000 in Manual Mode (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Video
100 to 51,200 in Manual Mode (Extended: 204,800)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-4 to 17 EV
White Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual, Neutral White, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous Shooting
Up to 14 fps
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
24.4 MP (6048 x 4032)
13.7 MP (4528 x 3024)
6.1 MP (3024 x 2016)
1:1
16.3 MP (4032 x 4032)
9.1 MP (3024 x 3024)
4.1 MP (2016 x 2016)
16:9
20.6 MP (6048 x 3400)
11.5 MP (4528 x 2544)
5.1 MP (3024 x 1696)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.265/MOV/MP4 8/10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8/10-Bit via HDMI
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 125 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
16-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Slot 2: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone (Plug-in Power) Input
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: SnapBridge App
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
2,100,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Secondary Display
Top: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.5"
Resolution
3,690,000 Dot
Eye Point
21 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.8x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +2
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Focus Lock AF Area Mode, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF, Touch AF & Shutter
Autofocus Points
Photo, Video
Contrast Detection, Phase Detection: 273
Autofocus Sensitivity
-10 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Curtain Sync/Red-Eye Reduction, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Maximum Sync Speed
1/200 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount, Wireless
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
85%
General
Battery Type
1x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7 VDC, 2280 mAh
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.7 x 4.1 x 1.9" / 144 x 103 x 49 mm
Weight
1.6 lb / 710 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
1.4 lb / 630 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.515 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.7 x 7.4 x 5.3"

Nikon Zf Reviews

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The camera has a focusing motor for F-mount ...

The camera has a focusing motor for F-mount lenses that do not have their own focusing motor?
Asked by: Sebastian
No, the Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera does not have a focusing motor for F-mount lenses that do not have their own focusing motor, and would only work with manual focus. In addition, you would need to use the Nikon FTZ II Mount Adapter (BH #NIFTZ2) in order to mount F-mount lenses to the camera.
Answered by: Leor M
Date published: 2024-03-04

Can you set this camera to back button focus?

Can you set this camera to back button focus?
Asked by: Deanna
Yes, you can set the back button on the Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera to autofocus.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-01-28

How many photos with one battery charged?

How many photos with one battery charged?
Asked by: Julio
The Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera battery is rated for 380 images.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-11-08

Nikon zf Is the menu in Chinese?

Nikon zf Is the menu in Chinese?
Asked by: Chu fan
The languages that come preprogramed in the Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera depend on the country you make the purchase. For example, if you buy this camera in the U.S.A it will include English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Answered by: Rachael B
Date published: 2023-09-26

Does it overheat with long 4K video recording?

Does it overheat with long 4K video recording?
Asked by: OREST S.
Typically, filming at higher resolutions, like 4K video, the camera will get warm. Overheating can depend on other variables: exposure settings, frame rate, environment, and how long the camera records for at a time. The Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera and others like it do a good job at letting you know when a camera is getting too close to overheating. Also, switching off any other camera functions that are not necessary while recording will assist with that.
Answered by: Marvin C
Date published: 2023-12-07

Can the camera also be set up to control the ...

Can the camera also be set up to control the shutter speed using the rear thumb dial, and also to set fractional shutter speeds?
Asked by: Greg
The Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera's rear thumb dial could be set up to control the shutter speed.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-09-29

Is there a compatible battery grip?

Is there a compatible battery grip?
Asked by: Peter
Nikon USA recommends SmallRig Grip https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1788762-REG/smallrig_4262_l_shape_grip_for_nikon.html on their website.
Answered by: Lera K
Date published: 2023-09-29

Is it normal that camera body in off position has ...

Is it normal that camera body in off position has rattling sounds inside, when I slightly shake it?
Asked by: Vadym
The rattle that you hear in the Nikon Zf Mirrorless Camera is due to the image stabilizer (also called Vibration Reduction). It is only activated when the camera is on which is why the rattle disappears when in use.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-11-08
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