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99 things you need to know about Nikon's full-frame mirrorless camera system

Our comprehensive guide to Nikon's new Z7 and Z6 full-frame cameras and lenses

72. USB charging

Much like many current compacts and mirrorless cameras, you don’t need to remove the battery from these cameras in order to charge it. Instead, you can charge this through the USB Type C port, with a small light above that indicates charging status.

73. Can use same battery as the D850

Although the new cameras will come with an EN-EL15b battery, they will also work with the EN-EL15a that’s currently supplied with the D850. This is great news for those who may already be using the D850, particularly if they plan on keeping it, although these can not be charged via the USB port in the same way as the EN-EL15b cell.

74. 330-shot battery life

The new EN-EL15b battery offers around 330-frames per charge (according to CIPA standards) when used with the Nikon Z7. For those recording videos, this equates to around 85 minutes of recording footage.

75. New battery pack under development

Nikon has also announced that it will be developing a new MB-N10 battery pack for the Z6 and Z7. This holds two batteries for the benefit of those shooting for extended periods of time, although it will not have the shutter-release controls that adorn similar units.

76. Just one XQD card slot

Each camera has a single card slot, and this accepts the same XQD memory cards that can be used in models like the D500, D850 and D5. XQD cards have a size that’s in between SD and CompactFlash cards, and Nikon has chosen this format for its speed and solidity.

77. Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth Classic

Bluetooth allows for straightforward connection to smart devices. You can send 2MB images to your device continuously over Bluetooth Low Energy, or full-resolution files otherwise over a standard Bluetooth connection.

78. Wireless with dedicated CPU

You can use the camera to transfer images to smartphones at up to 25mbps, which is said to be around twice as fast as was possible on previous models. 

79. SnapBridge

As with many recent cameras, the Z6 and Z7 work with Nikon’s SnapBridge system to facilitate remote control from a smart device, in addition to constant image transfer. 

80. PC transfer

Want to send Raw files or JPEGs straight to your Mac or PC? Nikon has aimed to make this straightforward on the new cameras, offering both a direct connection between the camera and computer or connection through a router.

81. Partnerships with Rotolight and Atomos

Nikon has stated that it will be partnering with other companies to ensure compatibility with popular accessories. So far, it was worked with lighting manufacturer Rotolight and external recorder specialist Atomos.

82. Optional WT-7 transmitter

Although the wireless connectivity that’s built into both cameras should suffice for everyday use, those needing to send large batches of images or videos securely can also take advantage of the WT-7 transmitter. This can send files across to a computer or FTP server over a more stable wired or wireless LAN connection.

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