Recommended Sony A9 Settings

Sony’s first professional-grade sports-oriented camera, the A9, has created quite a stir ever since its introduction last year. It’s a 24MP, full-frame mirrorless camera that takes up to 20 frames per second with no viewfinder blackout, native 4K video recording, silent operation, and a price that massively undercuts the competition. The result is a camera that is designed to compete with the best of Canon and Nikon’s offerings. In this article, I will provide information on how to best set up…

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Missing Features on the Z6 and Z7 – Which Ones Matter?

Continuing our coverage of the newly-announced Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, let’s take a step back from the excitement and interest surrounding these two releases and examine the most important features Nikon did not include. As a first-generation release, some compromises were inevitable, but post-announcement chatter has gravitated toward a couple issues in particular. Below, I’ll cover the most glaring faults of the Z6 and Z7, as well as smaller issues that slipped a bit under people’s radars.

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Nikon Z6 vs Nikon D750

If current excitement levels mean anything, the newly announced Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera looks like it will be a huge hit for Nikon. Indeed, it almost appears to be a “mirrorless successor” to the Nikon D750, released four years ago to glowing reviews. That’s partly due to the shared 24 MP resolution and somewhat similar ergonomics (a PASM dial with user-configurable modes). However, considering that Nikon launched the D750 at $2,300 MSRP and the Z6 at just $1,999, it is…

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Nikon Z6 vs Sony A7 III

The Sony A7 III has been one of the market’s highest-selling full-frame cameras in recent months, thanks in large part to its combination of impressive features and low price tag. But there’s some competition in town – the Nikon Z6, another 24 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera making waves as Nikon’s first attempt at full-frame mirrorless (along with the higher-resolution Z7). Although both the Nikon Z6 and Sony A7 III have a $2000 price tag, there are some important feature differences…

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Nikon Z7 vs Nikon D850

Now that Nikon has released its duo of new high-end full-frame mirrorless cameras, including the 45 megapixel Z7, it’s inevitable that people will want to compare them against Nikon’s current DSLR lineup – especially the D850, itself launched almost exactly a year ago. This article is one such comparison. Naturally, both the Nikon Z7 and D850 have exceptional specifications, but the Z7’s newer technology does come out slightly ahead in certain respects. Is the difference enough to sway your purchase?

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Nikon Z7 vs Sony A7R III

While the new Nikon Z7 is turning heads with its 45 megapixel sensor and impressive specifications, you may have heard that there’s another high-resolution full-frame mirrorless camera out there, too – the Sony A7R III. Sony has been refreshing their lineup at a rapid pace, and the A7R III is less than a year old. So, naturally, it has a lot of similarities with the new Nikon. But which one comes out ahead? Here’s what you should know.

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Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4, 35mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/1.8 Announcements

Along with announcing the Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, Nikon just released three mirrorless lenses as well! The Nikon 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8, and 24-70mm f/4 are branded as “Nikkor S” lenses, which signals them as Nikon’s high-end mirrorless offerings. These are the most fundamental of lenses for a new system – two lightweight primes and a constant aperture zoom – but don’t let their ordinary focal lengths fool you. All three look very interesting indeed.

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Nikon’s Mirrorless Roadmap Explained (Updated 2019)

So far, the Z-mount lenses that Nikon has released so far just scratch the surface of the company’s plans for its upcoming mirrorless offerings. Indeed, at the same time that Nikon announced the Z6, Z7, and three initial lenses, they also created a roadmap of lenses for 2018 and 2019. This is the first time Nikon has ever done such a thing, but it is pretty exciting – not least because of nine new other lenses we know about now!

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Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 Design and Ergonomics

Nikon’s Z6 and Z7 cameras are hot new products and many of us are waiting in anticipation for the official announcement later tonight. In the meantime, I wanted to share the images of the upcoming Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras with you and get your feedback on what you think about the ergonomics of these cameras. It looks like Nikon will be making both cameras physically identical (aside from the Z6 / Z7 Logo on the front), mainly making them…

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Understanding IBIS in the Nikon Mirrorless Cameras

One of the most interesting features in the upcoming Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras is in-body image stabilization – a first for Nikon. Although other brands have had IBIS for years, including Sony, Olympus, and Pentax, the traditional DSLR manufacturers (Canon and Nikon) have used optical image stabilization in their lenses instead. There are pros and cons to IBIS, though, and we don’t yet know exactly how Nikon’s system is implemented. So, should we be excited or dismayed?

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