Mirrorless Redefined: Welcome to the world, Z!

One adapter. Two cameras. Three lenses.

The live introduction in Tokyo of the Nikon Z system was certainly one of the most anticipated events of the year in the imaging world. Not only was the new full-frame mirrorless system branded with a “Z,” Nikon committed to developing a new line of pro-quality lenses to go with the new system, branded as the “S” series.

Read on to find out what we know about the first products! But first…

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You can also click here to preorder your new Z system on our website. Without further ado, here are the new products presented by Nikon!

Nikon Z7
Release date: late September, 2018
Expected price: $3399.99

  • 45.7 MP
  • 493 AF points
  • ISO 64-25600
  • 9 FPS
  • 5-axis IBIS, 5 stop equivalent
  • EXSPEED 6 processor
  • 3690k dot EVF
  • 10 bit N-Log video

Nikon Z6
Release date: late November, 2018
Expected price: $1999.99

  • 24.5 MP
  • 273 AF points
  • ISO 100-51200
  • 12 FPS
  • 5-axis IBIS, 5 stop equivalent
  • EXSPEED 6 processor
  • 3690k dot EVF
  • 10 bit N-Log video

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
Release date: late September, 2018
Expected price: $999.99

NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
Release date: late September, 2018
Expected price: $849.99

NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
Release date: late September, 2018
Expected price: $599.99

FTZ mount adapter
Release date: late September, 2018
Expected price: $249.99

As the Z mount’s contacts were specifically promoted as being high-bandwidth and ready to transmit everything, it’s safe to assume that existing F-mount lenses should communicate fluently with the Z7 or Z6 with this adapter.

All of the lenses announced above are optimized for video-makers as well, with silenced focus/aperture drives minimal focus “breathing.”

Bonus products

These aren’t all that Nikon has in the pipeline, of course! They released the following roadmap, along with two special highlight lenses.

NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR (Note that this is an F-mount lens)
Release date: September 14, 2018
Expected price: $3599.99

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct (Nikon’s fastest lens, EVER)
Release date: Early 2019
Expected price: Not released

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