Plus 2 More New Cameras!
Honestly, this is the camera I’ve been waiting for from Nikon. The Zf brings modern full-frame capability to the classic Nikon SLR aesthetic, to create a camera that many photographers will want to hold.
They came close a while back with the Z fc APS-C mirrorless. I reviewed it. The design was beautiful, but it didn’t feel like Nikon’s best effort underneath the hood. So at the end of my loan period, I sent it back.
The return label is going to be far more difficult to apply with the Zf. This time, Nikon created a modern camera with competitive specs in an even better design.
Let’s take a look at the 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
5-Axis In-Body Vibration Reduction
3.2" Vari-Angle Touchscreen
96MP High-Res Mode
They also included a dedicated B&W mode that you can directly access from the top of the camera. This mode gives a choice of mono profiles including a low-contrast flat mono and deep-tone mono that accentuates red details in the scene. These profiles can be applied to both still images and videos. You can see the control on the right side next to the viewfinder.
The Nikon Zf should begin shipping on October 31. I like the kit that includes the 40mm f/2.0 lens that sells for $2,236.95. Once I get my hands on it, I will post a review.
This Week’s TDS Photography Podcast
Two More Cameras That You Should Know About
It’s been a good week for new gear. Panasonic announced a flagship Micro Four Thirds body with the Lumix DC-G9 II, and Fujifilm is offering a new medium format GFX 100 II. And I talk about them both on this week’s show.
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