62. Silent shooting
Need to be discreet? You can enable a silent shooting mode that bypasses the mechanical shutter so that you can capture images without making any noise or additional vibration.
63. TIFFs in addition to Raw and JPEG
As with other Nikon models, the new cameras offer Raw shooting in compressed, uncompressed and losslessly compressed formats, in both 14-bit and 12-bit options. JPEGs can be captured at three levels of compression, while the TIFF image format is also on hand.
64. Diffraction compensation
This feature helps to combat the softening that can affect images captured at smaller apertures, so it’s great for product or landscape photographers, or anyone else needing to rely on particularly small apertures.
65. New GUI additions
Nikon has made changes to the GUI to support some of the new technology on board each camera. One thing you can now do is press the i button as you’re shooting through the viewfinder, and a small panel with common shooting options such as Picture Control and White Balance spring up so that you can carry out adjustments without hassle.
66. 9fps burst shooting
The Z7 can fire at 9fps when set to record 12-bit Raw or JPEG files, which is the same as the D850 when using the optional MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack. If you want to shoot in silence, however, you can enable the electronic shutter and still achieve a very respectable 8fps.
67. Raw batch processing
While it’s possible to process Raw images in each camera individually, you can apply the same adjustments to a batch of Raw files at once. Providing you’re using a fast enough memory card, Nikon reckons that the cameras will power through 1000 Raw files in around 38 minutes.
68. Picture Control options
20 new Creative Picture Control options are also available, and these allows for images to be treated with a range of styles as they are captured. These range from the commonly seen Toy and Dramatic to slightly more unusually named Sunday and Sombre options.
69. Remote port
The cameras work with the very same MC-DC2 remote that’s compatible with a wealth of current compacts and DSLRs, and the port for this is found just underneath the HDMI output.
70. Highlight-weighted metering
This popular option from Nikon’s DSLRs has made the cut here, and it’s great for occasions where you’re shooting a brightly-lit subject against largely dark surroundings.
71. 1:1 option
Nikon is the latest manufacturer to cater for the needs of those shooting with social media output in mind, with a 1:1 image area option to capture square-format images available for selection