Video Chat with a B&H Expert & Get Photography Advice Live!

Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera

BH #NIZ72 • MFR #1653
Nikon
Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processors
  • UHD 4K60 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 10 fps Cont. Shooting, ISO 64-25600
Improved processing, greater versatility, but familiar in design, the Nikon Z7 II takes everything that was great from the original and ups its capabilities even more. Sporting a high-resolution 45.7MP FX-format BSI CMOS sensor and dual EXPEED 6 image processors, the Z7 II is clearly aimed at the detail-obsessed image-maker.
In Stock
$2,896.95
Price $2,996.95
Instant Savings $100.00
$242/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $155.99
Savings Available:
Trade in your gear for cash: Learn more

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

800.952.1815

Nikon Z7 II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Second Generation Z
  • 345.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and Dual EXPEED 6 Processors
  • 4UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 5493-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • 6Vibration Reduction
  • 7Body Design
  • 8Z7 II Firmware Ver. 1.30 (Released 10/19/2021)

Improved processing, greater versatility, but familiar in design, the Nikon Z7 II takes everything that was great from the original and ups its capabilities even more. Sporting a high-resolution 45.7MP FX-format BSI CMOS sensor and dual EXPEED 6 image processors, the Z7 II is clearly aimed at the detail-obsessed image-maker.

The sensor's design omits the optical low-pass filter for greater detail recording capability and the sensor supports a native sensitivity range down to ISO 64 for lush, rich capture. Updated processing also yields faster speeds, including a quickened 10 fps continuous shooting rate and deeper buffer for working with moving subjects. UHD 4K 60p video is supported, too, with the option to record externally in 10-bit using N-Log or HLG (HDR) modes). The sensor also incorporates a 493-point phase-detection AF system, which now supports Eye-Detect AF in Wide-Area AF modes and during movie recording, and permits focusing in low-light down to -4.5 EV. Additionally, 5-axis in-body Vibration Reduction helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake with any mounted lens.

Balancing the imaging, the Z7 II retains its overall physical design, however it has been updated with a new dual memory card slot interface to hold one CFexpress Type B card and one SD UHS-II card for more flexible storage. Both a high-res 3.6m-dot OLED EVF and rear 3.2" 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD lend versatility to image composition and playback, and SnapBridge wireless connectivity can be used for remote camera control, image sharing to a mobile device, and even over-the-air firmware updates.

Firmware version 1.10 unlocks UHD 4K recording at 60p and 50p frame rates, enables raw video output to Blackmagic Design Video Assist external recorders, and improves eye-detection performance when using Auto-Area AF and Wide-Area AF modes.

Second Generation Z

Improving upon their initial efforts, Nikon has revised the Z7 platform to offer more speed, faster processing, and greater versatility without sacrificing the beloved qualities of the original camera.
  • Dual EXPEED 6 image processors offer increased buffer performance, a faster 10 fps continuous shooting rate, and noticeably reduced blackout times in the viewfinder.
  • Updated autofocus now includes Eye and Face Detection for both humans and animals in the Wide-Area AF mode, for both photo and video recording.
  • Timed long exposure shooting is now possible for up to 900 seconds (15 minutes) without the need of an external remote.
  • Dual memory card slots offer more flexible file storage capabilities; one CFexpress Type B and one SD UHS-II slot permit overflow, segregated, and repetitive saving options.
  • USB Type-C port permits in-camera charging or continuous power for on-the-go charging or extended shooting times.
  • The rotation direction of the focus ring on lenses can be switched to suit one's familiarity.
  • Support for HDR (HLG) mode when recording externally gives instant HDR-suitable video files for immediate playback. N-Log is also available for enhanced control during post-production and grading, too.
  • Eligible for an optional ProRes RAW upgrade, enabling the camera to output ProRes RAW footage to a compatible Atomos external recorder. This upgrade provides greater color grading flexibility with the ProRes codec along with the ability to output uncompressed 12-bit raw footage over HDMI. This upgrade will be available in early 2021.
  • The SnapBridge wireless connectivity can be used to update the camera's firmware, instead of relying on a memory card-based system of updating.
  • Updated creative shooting modes include Multiple Exposure, 20 different Picture Control settings, and in-camera Timelapse recording. There is also a Focus Shift mode for recording up to 300 sequential frames with the focus position shifted between exposures for focus stacking applications.
  • Compatible with optional MB-N11 Power Battery Pack for additional battery life and improved handling.

45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and Dual EXPEED 6 Processors

A 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor is used for high-resolution shooting, impressive low-light quality, and fast readout speeds to benefit continuous shooting, movies, and time-lapse recording. The back-illuminated design of the sensor affords noticeably clean high-sensitivity output and reduced noise when working at high ISO values, up to a native ISO 25600, as well as vivid and smooth quality at sensitivities as low as ISO 64. The sensor's design also omits the conventional optical low-pass filter in order to achieve the greatest sharpness and resolution from the sensor. Benefitting the sensor are dual EXPEED 6 image processors, which affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to shoot continuously at 10 fps for up to 50 consecutive frames.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Utilizing the sensor and processor attributes for more than just still imagery, the Z7 II is also a more-than-capable multimedia camera. UHD 4K video recording is possible up to 60p and Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported at up to 120p for slow motion playback. Video files can be saved to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out.

Advanced video functionalities have been added with the Z7 II, including the N-Log gamma for capturing flat-looking footage that maximizes dynamic range and HLG (HDR) for recording HDR-ready footage. Other additions are the ability to output high-quality 10-bit data over HDMI and an Electronic VR function for smooth handheld shooting. Focus Peaking can be used to benefit manual focus control and a Zebra Stripes option is also available to help detect over-exposed areas within the frame. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality, and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.

Firmware version 1.10 unlocks UHD 4K recording at 60p and 50p frame rates and enables raw video output to Blackmagic Design Video Assist external recorders, and also improves eye-detection performance Auto-Area AF and Wide-Area AF modes.

493-Point Phase-Detect AF System

Located on the sensor is an array of 493 phase-detect autofocus points covering 90% of the image area both vertically and horizontally. This provides fast and accurate focusing for both stills and video and with a wide coverage area, subject tracking will work out to near the edges of the frame. Hybrid AF is available for video, which will automatically switch between phase- and contrast-detect systems to provide smooth focus during shooting. Additionally, the latest NIKKOR Z lenses are optimized for silent operation.

Vibration Reduction

In-body 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration Reduction compensates for up to 5 stops of camera shake regardless of the Z-type lens being used. This system also works with adapted F-mount lenses, when using the optional FTZ Adapter, where 3-axis stabilization is used.

Body Design

  • A large 3.2" 2.1m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, and vivid image playback and live view shooting. The screen has a tilting design to benefit working from both high and low angles, and it is also a touchscreen for more intuitive operation, navigation, and settings control.
  • A 3.6m-dot OLED electronic finder is present for comfortable eye-level viewing. It has a high 0.80x magnification and uses NIKKOR optics to guarantee a sharp, clear image. The finder also has a fluorine coating for easier cleaning.
  • The top panel of the Z7 II is configured with a dot-matrix OLED. This low-energy display provides quick access to important camera settings.
  • Configured with one CFexpress Type B/XQD memory card slot and one UHS-II SD card slot, flexible file storage is possible with the option to use repetitive, overflow, or segregated storage methods.
  • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • The ergonomic grip and overall form factor is shaped to benefit handling for extended periods of time and is further accentuated by an anti-slip material and a joystick for seamless settings and focus point selection.
  • Built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of low-resolution imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the camera and a smart device and, additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance. Additionally, SnapBridge can also be used as an easier method of updating the camera's firmware.

Z7 II Firmware Ver. 1.30 (Released 10/19/2021)

  • Portrait Impression Balance items have been added to the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU and MOVIE SHOOTING MENU
  • The monitor now shows the shooting display while tilted when On is selected for Image review in the PLAYBACK MENU
  • Custom Setting f4 (Aperture lock) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU now available when an FTZ mount adapter is attached
  • The flash-ready light on SB-5000 flash units will light if a WR-R10 or WR-R11b is used for wireless remote flash photography
  • Fixed: Focus would normally remain locked if the AF-ON button was kept pressed while the shutter-release button was used to take a series of pictures, the camera would refocus without input from the AF-ON button
  • Fixed: Custom Setting a6 (AF activation) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU set to AF-ON only with Enable selected for Out-of-focus release
  • Fixed: Continuous L or Continuous H selected for Release mode
  • Fixed: Single AF selected for Focus mode
  • Fixed: Single-point AF selected for AF-area mode
  • UPC: 018208016532

    Nikon Z7 II Specs

    Imaging
    Lens MountNikon Z
    Sensor ResolutionActual: 46.89 Megapixel
    Effective: 45.7 Megapixel (8256 x 5504)
    Sensor Type35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
    Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Built-In ND FilterNone
    Capture TypeStills & Video
    Exposure Control
    Shutter TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter, Electronic Shutter
    Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/8000 to 900 Seconds
    Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
    ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
    64 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 32 to 102,400)
    Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
    Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range-3 to 17 EV
    White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
    Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 50 Frames
    Interval RecordingYes
    Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
    Still Image Capture
    Image Sizes3:2 JPEG
    5408 x 3600
    4048 x 2696
    2704 x 1800
    1:1 JPEG
    5504 x 5504
    4128 x 4128
    2752 x 2752
    16:9 JPEG
    8256 x 4640
    6192 x 3480
    4128 x 2320
    Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:5, 16:9
    Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
    Bit Depth14-Bit
    Internal Video Capture
    Recording ModesH.264/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/59.94p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
    Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
    Video SystemNTSC/PAL
    Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
    Audio Recording AAC Audio
    2-Channel LPCM Audio
    External Video Capture
    External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)Full HD (1920 x 1080)
    IP StreamingNone
    Interface
    Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: CFexpress Type B / XQD
    Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
    Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
    Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
    Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
    1 x Nikon DC2 Input
    Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
    WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
    Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
    Monitor
    Size3.2"
    Resolution2,100,000 Dot
    Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
    Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
    Viewfinder
    TypeBuilt-In Electronic
    Size0.5"
    Resolution3,690,000 Dot
    Eye Point21 mm
    Coverage100%
    MagnificationApprox. 0.8x
    Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
    Focus
    Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
    Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
    Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 493
    Flash
    Built-In FlashNo
    Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
    Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
    External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity0 to 85%
    General
    Battery Type1 x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
    Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
    Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
    Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 4 x 2.7" / 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm
    Weight1.4 lb / 615 g (Body Only)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 7.3 x 5.2"

    Nikon Z7 II Reviews

    NIKON SUDDEN FAILURE

    By Paul
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2022-06-23

    I will try to be as balanced about this review as I can. I love this line of camera and currently own three Nikon Z7ii bodies to fulfill the requirements of my photography needs. The images we get from these cameras have been superb and functionality has been acceptable in many ways. It should also be noted I have been a Nikon user for 40+ years and have owned too many of their products throughout that span of time to recount them all. I bought a second Z7ii from B&H 34 days ago. It is important to note this is not a B&H Photo failure and I want to say they have always taken great care of me over the many years I have been using them. This is a failure of Nikon in my opinion. On day 34 during studio type use, the images produced by this Z7ii suddenly started having a vertical blue line running from top to bottom. I tried a camera reset, different lenses and different memory cards but nothing changed the fact that the camera produced a blue line across the image. Nothing on the Nikon technical support website came close to describing or defining this issue. The camera was a couple of days past the policy return time with B&H, so now it had to go to Nikon for warranty service. Nikon will not make any promises related to the turn around time of a repair, so now the wait begins. I entered a review on the Nikon website detailing the issue and my disappointment in such a sudden and unexpected failure of their product in an amazingly short amount of time. As of the day of this review - it has not been posted by Nikon. What is Nikon trying to hide? If there are quality issues Nikon customers are experiencing - then folks scanning the review sections for this product need to know, ought to know. I would have liked to know. Like I previously stated, I love the Z7ii camera line. I do not like the fact this one camera failed so soon after purchase. Now, I am also concerned about the overall product quality and the potential limited life span of these cameras - doubts I have never experienced with a Nikon product until now. All I can say is - knowledge like this can be advantageous when making purchasing decisions. \ Many thanks to B&H for giving me a voice to relate my concern. I included a photo showing the issue - for reference only.

    I nice upgrade from the Z7

    By Cynthia
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-26

    I had the Z7 and upgraded to the Z7II for better autofocus and the dual card slots. The image quality is stellar, just as the Z7. The autofocus is better and works well for most of my needs, however, it is not accurate enough and fast enough for birds in flight or fast moving little birds. Because of the slow autofocus I rated this body at 4 stars. Perhaps someday I'll invest in a Z9, but for now the Z7II is the perfect body for me.

    A beautiful camera that makes outstanding images

    By Jon
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-23

    I've owned the original Z7 since late 2018. I didn't really 'need' to upgrade, but I loved the Z7 so much I decided to buy the newer version and keep it another 3 years or more. The sensor is outstanding (image quality), the EVF is crystal clear, natural and sharp (much better than you may think thanks to Nikon's optics in the EVF) and the overall operation is predictable, reliable and bug-free. Kudos to Nikon for making a well-rounded, well made, solid camera that makes such great images. I would post a link to my gallery to prove what I'm saying about the Z7, but I don't think that's permitted. I will however say that I have the #1 search hit on Google if you search for 'Nikon Z7 Gallery'...then you'll see a large gallery of images I've made with the original Z7 (same image quality as the Z7 II) and I think you'd have to agree, the Z7 and the newer Z7 II are truly outstanding cameras. Period.

    Excellent Camera

    By Matt
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-12

    Coming from using mostly lower end (in comparison to the Z7II) Nikons, such as a D3500, D5000, D5300, D5500, this has been quite the upgrade. The image quality is outstanding.

    Love it!

    By Josh
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-12

    I love this camera and lens combo already - z7ii w/ 24-70 f4. A truly awesome setup. Small and rugged with amazing image quality.

    An awesome camera

    By Greg
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-09

    I am really liking the z7ll. Even the 24-70 f4 lens is quite remarkable. I highly recommend!

    My New Best Friend

    By John
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-06-22

    I took the expensive route to owning a Z7ii. About a year ago I purchased a Z6ii and while it is a very good camera, I always wanted something more. I also own and shoot extensively with a Nikon D850 that I dearly love. I own several very nice lenses, but the detail and resolution I wanted felt just short of the goal I set in my photography. So, I finally bit the bullet and traded the Z6ii to B&H for the Z7ii. I figure that year of indecision cost me about $700. But, after 3 weeks of shooting over 3000 frames, I absolutely believe that for me it was the right decision. I should mention that I don't really shoot very much video; I'm an enthusiastic amateur, not a pro, and I shoot mostly landscapes and dog shows. I regularly have people use my photos for ads on their dogs, so I think I'm probably fairly good for an amateur. It's hard to put into words why I like the Z7ii more than the Z6ii, but the frames from the last 3 weeks feel like they're breathing new life into my shots and bringing a smile to my face. The year with the Z6ii wasn't wasted as I took shot nice shots and feel far more comfortable with the choices available in the autofocus system that to me is more sophisticated (higher tech) than my D850. Realistically the results are very similar to the D850 except that I love having the IBIS (in-body image stabilization) and I love the exposure preview info you can glean from the EVF (electronic viewfinder). And while I love my D850 and plan to hold onto it, the new Nikon Z glass that I've used is a leap forward for Nikon lenses in my opinion.

    Love it!

    By Krista
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-26

    It's a beauty and I love the mirrorless for details and posed shots!

    See any errors on this page? Let us know

    YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

    Does the camera come with a strap?

    Does the camera come with a strap?
    Asked by: Ryan
    Yes, it comes with a strap.
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2020-10-23

    Is there a cable release port?

    Is there a cable release port?
    Asked by: james
    Yes, this camera has the Nikon MD-DC2 port.
    Answered by: Stephen G
    Date published: 2021-02-09

    Is nikon Z7II compatible with Nikon 300mm f/4 PF ...

    Is nikon Z7II compatible with Nikon 300mm f/4 PF ED VR and nikon FTZ adapter and Nikon TC20E III teleconverter?
    Asked by: Steven
    Yes all of that is compatible, the widest aperture you'll have is f/8, the continuous auto focus is a little jittery so it may not be great for tracking wild life if that's the plan. Otherwise it's a great combo!
    Answered by: Ryan
    Date published: 2021-10-03

    Does the Nikon Z7II have Hard Reset which ...

    Does the Nikon Z7II have Hard Reset which restores the camera back to the brand new camera settings? Thank you.
    Asked by: George
    Yes, go to the menu, then to the wrench (i.e. setup) menu, and then to "Reset all settings."
    Answered by: Yoni
    Date published: 2021-01-19

    Multiple Exposure - does Z7II- save the combined ...

    Multiple Exposure - does Z7II- save the combined multiple exposure as a raw file?
    Asked by: Carol
    No, they will be saved as JPG files only.
    Answered by: Yoni
    Date published: 2021-01-12

    In 'movie mode' still pictures. Can it track and ...

    In 'movie mode' still pictures. Can it track and auto focus in raw, and capture 2-4 pictures in the buffer after fully pressing the shutter? Akin to pro capture in the olympus M1X?
    Asked by: Chris
    No it can not.
    Answered by: jabarih
    Date published: 2021-10-25

    is it compatible with nikon af-s dx nikkor ...

    is it compatible with nikon af-s dx nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 ed vr lenses?
    Asked by: Felixberto
    The Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera is an FX camera, so the 18-300mm DX lens is not compatible--it will cause vignetting on every frame.
    Answered by: Boyd
    Date published: 2022-05-26

    Does the Z7 II have a built-in RF transmitter for ...

    Does the Z7 II have a built-in RF transmitter for flash?
    Asked by: Lyman
    No, it does not have a built in radio or IR transmitter for flashes.
    Answered by: Robert
    Date published: 2021-01-10
    • y_2022, m_6, d_25, h_21CST
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.32
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_95
    • loc_en_US, sid_1597168, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    036

    Close

    Close

    Close