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Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera & Think Tank Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag Kit

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Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera & Think Tank Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag Kit
Key Features
  • Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera
  • Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Bag
  • 45.7MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K60 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
This B&H Kit includes the Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera and Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag in a pinestone design. The Z7 II features a 45.7MP sensor and captures up to 8256 x 4640 photos and UHD 4K60 video to dual memory cards (sold separately). The Think Tank bag holds a camera, two lenses, a flash, and other accessories.
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Nikon Z7 II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera
  • 3Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)
  • 4SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card
By B&H Photo's
Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera
High-Resolution Image Making
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.
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. 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).
  • 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 & Vibration Reduction
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.

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
  • Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone)

    Store, protect, and transport your Nikon D850 or similar-sized camera with attached 24-70mm lens, plus an additional 70-200mm lens, a flash, and related accessories in this lightweight Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag from Think Tank Photo. Alternatively, you can fit a small drone, its controller, and accessories in place of your camera equipment.

    This handsome minimalist bag is designed to blend in and doesn't look like a camera bag. Made of durable cotton canvas that has been treated for water resistance, it has a large flap with dual turn buckles to keep it securely closed and an interior nylon lining padded with closed-cell foam for protection. The main compartment has padded touch-fastening PE-reinforced dividers for organizing your gear. A large pocket under the flap will hold and organize memory cards, cables, your wallet, keys, and other smaller gear.

    A pocket on the back of the bag holds papers and documents like boarding passes safely and securely with fast access to them. A water bottle/accessory pocket on the exterior can be collapsed and strapped tight to further minimize the profile. A simple webbing rail accommodates modular pouches or a carabineer, so you can further customize the bag to your needs and gear. Carry the Retrospective 7M by the padded removable top handle, or wear it with the adjustable padded shoulder strap. You can also attach it to the handle of a rolling carry-on bag. To further protect your valuable gear, your friends at Think Tank included a seam-sealed rain cover.

    UPC: 874530007187
    SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card

    Achieve maximum performance for a faster workflow and burst shooting with the 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card from SanDisk, which lets users capture flawless cinema-quality 8K, 4K, and Full HD video, as well as raw photos and continuous shutter bursts. This card features a storage capacity of 64GB and takes advantage of the UHS-II bus to support read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and write speeds of up to 260 MB/s. Thanks to the V90 Video Speed Class rating, write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 90 MB/s.

    UHS-II media achieves its speed through an extra row of pins and, while this card has been designed for cameras that are UHS-II / V90 compatible, it may be used in devices that do not support UHS-II / V90. However, bear in mind that this card will then default to your device's speed class and bus rating, such as UHS-II and V60, which supports minimum write speeds of 60 MB/s, UHS-II and V30, which supports minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s, or UHS-I and U3, which also supports minimum write speeds of 30 MB/s. If your device does not support U3, this card is compatible with the U1 and Class 10 standards, each of which guarantees minimum write speeds of 10 MB/s.

    Built for extreme conditions, SanDisk's 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card is protected against shock, temperatures, x-rays, and water. Also featured is a built-in write-protect switch that helps to safeguard your content from being erased.

    The Extreme PRO is protected by a limited lifetime warranty. Also available is a free download of RescuePRO Deluxe software, which is valid for two years.

    General Features
    Read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and write speeds of up to 260 MB/s
    UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) allows you to record 4K and Full HD (1080p) video at a sustained video capture rate of 30 MB/s
    Video Speed Class V90 allows you to record 8K (7680 x 4320) video at a sustained video capture rate of 90 MB/s
    UPC: 619659186593

    Nikon Z7 II Mirrorless Camera 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 TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane 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
    Video Capture
    Internal Recording ModesH.264/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/59.94 fps
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps
    External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
    1920 x 1080
    Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
    Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
    IP StreamingNone
    Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
    Audio Recording AAC Audio
    2-Channel LPCM Audio
    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
    Power I/O1 x USB-C Input/Output
    Other I/O1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
    1 x Nikon DC2 Input
    WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
    App CompatibleYes
    *As of November, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
    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"

    Think Tank Photo Retrospective 7M Shoulder Bag (Pinestone) Specs

    Carry/Transport OptionsHandle, Shoulder Strap, Trolley Sleeve
    ColorGreen
    Type of ClosureFlap with Hook & Loop
    Laptop/Tablet CompartmentSingle Compartment: Fits Laptop
    Interior TypeAdjustable Dividers (Hook & Loop)
    Environmental
    Water ResistanceRain Cover, Water Resistant (Material)
    General
    MaterialsExterior: Canvas
    Interior: Nylon
    DimensionsExterior
    13.5 x 9.5 x 5" / 34.29 x 24.13 x 12.7 cm
    Interior
    12.5 x 8.8 x 4.5" / 31.75 x 22.35 x 11.43 cm
    Weight2.2 lb / 1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.52 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.4 x 11.2 x 6.75"

    SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Specs

    Quantity1
    Card TypeSDXC
    Storage Capacity64 GB
    Bus TypeUHS-II
    Speed Class10
    UHS Speed ClassU3
    Video Speed ClassV90
    Read SpeedMaximum: 300 MB/s
    Write SpeedMaximum: 260 MB/s
    Minimum: 90 MB/s
    DurabilityShockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof, X-Ray Proof
    Built-in Write-Protect SwitchYes
    Wireless CapabilityNone
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.035 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.95 x 4 x 0.25"

    Nikon Z7 II Reviews

    disappointed

    By Rena
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-13

    Auto focus is horrible!!!! The info button is right next to the touch screen so every time I bring the camera up to my face all my settings get messed up. The focus points will not lock in so I have to constantly adjust where it is focusing and the autofocus still fails.

    Amazing!

    By Ashley
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-28

    I went from a DSLR to this mirror less camera and I love it!!! Very impressed!

    Impressed!

    By Lazzat
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-19

    I was a little cautious when switching to mirrorless the second time around after Z6ii low light focusing disaster. Z7ii impressed me with so much better focusing in low light, the keeper rate is much higher than z6ii. I was quite impressed!

    Meh

    By Ryan G.
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-12

    I'm honestly not impressed compared to what I expected here. The Z7 IIs AF system is pretty great but the camera seems to always produce images that have a blue-ish tone and look very neutral when it comes to colors. The lens is generally sharp but shows significant blur on the outer edges of images taken of moving objects even at shutter speeds over 1-1000th of a second. If you're looking to go mirrorless I'd go with the Sony A7s. Nikon just isn't up to par. With that said. I'm keeping the camera, it has its niche uses for me.

    Glad I Switched

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

    After lugging my D850 around the world, I decided to switch to the mirrorless equivalent. The moment I held it, I knew I'd made the right decision. We have many more international trips planned and I'm looking forward to carrying the smaller form and less weight of the Z7ii. Adding U1-3 saved settings makes this a great upgrade. I own several F-mount lenses that work great using the FTZ adaptor.

    Worth the bump from the Z6 II

    By Douglas
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-28

    I purchased this after buying a Z6 II to fill in time waiting on my Z9. I ripped the Z6 II apart in another review - charitably giving it 2 stars (it is a decent video camera and the image quality is good). I have used most of it's competitors and it is simply not a worthwhile choice for anyone but the most brand loyal buyer when you can get a much more well rounded camera with precise autofocus for your $2K. But that is NOT the case with the Z7 II. This camera is actually shaping up to be somewhat of a bargain. I am comparing apples to apples with the A7R4 that I have used on a few occasions and suddenly find myself thrilled that I returned to Nikon (other than them continuing their history of pre-launching products they can't deliver). Whereas I struggled to find nice things to say about the abysmal Z6 II I will start with the bad on this camera because it won't take long. Nikon needs work on its menus and features. Period. While I have found a few items that I was searching for on the Z6 II (such as the EVF level) - it shouldn't be that hard. And it isn't just obscure items that most people will never use that are hard to find. GRRRR. I know there is a lot to organize - but for those of us who buy more advanced cameras to USE the features rather than just brag about having them it is frustrating. Sony fixed their garbage menuing system - so Nikon can do it as well. Look at Fuji and Panasonic for reference of how to do it well. There are some customizability limitations as well. There are a couple of buttons up front where the lens release should be (another grip. I am left handed and in no way do I want the lens release on the outside of the lens where I can't securely grip the camera). I would love to program these to handle complex autofocus changes - but I can only make simple changes. Shame because the general button layout is pretty good. Finally - I have an Atomos recorder. This camera is good - but they all are these days. It isn't anywhere near my Fujis and this is the one place the Z7 II falls short of the Z6 II. The difference in quality is noticeable (though I had better luck with the focus for video as well as photos with the Z7 II). For probably 99% of people who buy these cameras as consumer luxuries - the video is spectacular. There are some annoyances that are generally indifferent. The EVF is slowish and needs more resolution compared to other cameras in the general price range. The flash sync is 1/200th (which can be overcome with HSS). Oh - and the rated FPS requires some tradeoffs to reach - but still does better than my old D850 so I am happy. Positives abound for this camera - but a couple of things to point out over the Z6 II first. The color on this camera is way better. This is more akin to the gorgeous colors I used to get out of my Nikon D cameras. And yes - white balance settings are set identically. Blind tests for color preference frequently show Nikon in a very good light and I see no reason why it wouldn't be the case here. And autofocus? Some have complained about it - but I disagree wholeheartedly. I'll address this for two types of shooting just like I did with the Z6 II. First - shooting pictures of people I found the Z6 II to front focus horribly. I have lots of tack sharp eyelashes and mediocre eye pictures with that camera. With the Z6 II using the exact same lenses I am happy to report I have a 100% keeper rate. Not a single issue and it doesn't matter whether the subject was stationary or moving. The MODE you use matters a lot which I discovered with the Z6 II. Leaving the autofocus to any sort of automatic choice is simply a mistake. But no big deal. Choose human eye detect with one of the limited focus box modes and keep your subject in it and you are golden. Easily a match for the A7R4 and it slaughters the Z6 II. Again - just make sure you are setting it up right. More important for me is wildlife and birds in particular. Here I did not have a native Z 100-400 to use (I borrowed it for the Z6 II). Just 2 adapted lenses: the 500 5.6 PF and the 600 f/4 I picked up off of eBay that is just a few years old. What a night and day difference in behavior. First off - unlike Sony and Canon - this camera will not make it easy on people photographing wildlife who do not know what they are doing. The A9 for instance (which is ballparkish in the price range to compete here though way down on MP) with its years old AF can turn an amateur into an advanced amateur provided they set it up right. Even the A7R4 - which is not the best for BiF - will fix many more errors of experience. But compared to the Z6 II I found that - using the exact same settings - the Z7 II was far less prone to grab the background when shooting quickly and gave me an exceptional keeper rate. As good as my old D850 or at least close. A recent day trip with around 900 shots fired off including a mix of BiF and stationary wildlife in challenging positions (see review photo) produced fewer than 2 dozen out of focus images. I believe based on limited experience I could do much better with the Z9 - but I have done far worse with the A7R4 and the Z6 II isn't even in the ballpark. Take a close look at the review photo. I took about 8 of these shots over the course of 2 minutes and every one of them reached right through dense grass and weeds and locked onto the bird. FAN-TASTIC! The only complaint is the EVF is slow compared to the Sonys I have used. This isn't the end of the world for people experienced in panning with BiF - it just takes a bit of adjustment and paying extra attention to your timing. Image quality is phenomenal though I suspect I am pushing the limits of resolution with both of the big primes. The 24-70 f/2.8S image quality if phenomenal. I probably would not use an inexpensive lens with this camera - same as what I found with my old D850. Too high-res. The camera is also very well-balanced. A positive I would have stated with the Z6 II had I actually felt like saying anything nice about it. I am a very big guy and this camera fits my hand well when used with the grip and is still workable without it (though my pinky and ring fingers are under the battery door. My dilemma now is that while I feel like I have a good second body for when my Z9 arrives I also feel like I need to keep the Z6 II for video. Three cameras for when I am out and about seems a big much. Had I gone with Sony or another brand my experience says I would get great video regardless of which body I choose. It is just a feature or two I lose - but the image quality for vids remains great. Something to keep in mind if you are looking to buy into a new system for both video and photos and find like me that eBay and rental shop solved the requirement to be brand loyal. This is a 4.5 star camera. I would rate the competition in the price range similarly (Sony) or below (Canon) that number. Good job Nikon. Now get me my Z9.

    Have two of these

    By William
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-10

    We took these on safari to Tanzania. With 2 spare batteries per camera. WE used off brand 150-600 lenses and the cameras never gave us an ounce of trouble. They bounced and dropped and everything worked beautifully. They are small and lightweight which is a good thing cause the wildlife lenses weigh a ton.

    Underwhelmed

    By Charles
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-04

    When I have a Z7-II and often find myself switching to my Canon EOS-RP in the middle of a shoot there are issues. Advantages - Battery life, significantly better than the Canon RP or R5 which I tested for a month. Twice as many shots as the R5 under photoshoot conditions. Probably let that influence my final decision too much. Feels better in my hand than the R5 did. However significantly heavier than the RP. Disadvantages Compared to R5- Focusing - just doesn't work as well, especially in low light and the eye optimized focus is much less accurate. End up using manual focus peaking all the time since I can't trust the camera to do it's job in auto. Sharpness - Cheapest versions of the Canon lenses consistently deliver better results on the R5 than the Nikon low end glass on the Z7-II, even though Nikon's offerings are more expensive. White Balance - Consistently cool even when warm option enabled. Easy fix in editing but irritating. High ISO JPG's seem to be grainier than the R5's, may just be a perception. Native Lens Offerings - Canon's 24-105 cheapie offers macro, and does a really nice job, nothing similar from Nikon and that is a a shame. Monitor flexibility - much less than the RP, that universal swivel system of Canon's kicks a__. The Sacred Image Quality Issue - I've been primarily a Nikon shooter for many years but realistically between an R5 and a Z7-II. When the Nikon manages to take a good shot it might be better, but the R5 tends to give a lot more good shots. Summary - I should have stuck with the R5, bought 4 more batteries, and taken an emery board to the serrations on the R5's thumb controllers serrations. The Nikon is not a bad camera, especially in goof light, but in my opinion it's certainly not great.

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    The spec says the sensory type is CMOS, isn't this supposed to be BIS CMOS? Can you confirm?
    Asked by: Rebecca
    The Z7II features a Back-Side Illuminated (BSI) CMOS type sensor.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2020-12-13

    What is the country of origin for Nikon Z7 II and ...

    What is the country of origin for Nikon Z7 II and the 24-70 mm f/4 Lens?
    Asked by: Christine
    Country of origin is Thailand.
    Answered by: Daniel
    Date published: 2022-05-20

    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

    Not familiar with Nikon unless I missed it what ...

    Not familiar with Nikon unless I missed it what is the "FX" system of Nikon-FF or smaller?
    Asked by: Louis
    "FX" is Nikon's code word for full frame. "FF" tends to be an abbreviation used by photographers for full frame.
    Answered by: Dan
    Date published: 2021-07-06

    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
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