Nikon Z7 II review

The Nikon Z7 II gets a number of refinements over the Z7. Is it enough to keep up with the competition?

Nikon Z7 II (aka Nikon Z 7II)
(Image: © Phil Hall)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The tweaks and refinements to the Z7 II are certainly welcome, but we think Nikon could have done even more. As it stands it feels a little like a stopgap before we see an all-new model. However, the Z7 II still has a lot going for it and at a more affordable price than key rivals, it shouldn’t be ignored.


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    Excellent image quality

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    Lovely handling

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    5-axis IS system

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    Best-in-class build quality


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    EVF resolution lower than rivals

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    Tilt-angle display, not vari-angle

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The Nikon Z7 II is the follow up to Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, the Z7, a camera that was launched back in the summer of 2018. With a 45.7-megapixel full-frame sensor at its heart, the Z7 II is Nikon’s flagship mirrorless camera and created to take on the likes of Canon’s EOS R5 and Sony Alpha A7R IV, while also designed to tempt the company’s existing DSLR owners to make the switch. 

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Phil Hall

Phil is the Managing Editor of Top Ten Reviews, and is a former Editor of Techradar's camera channel. He is an accomplished photographer, and specializes in shooting cycling and fast cars.