Nikon Z7 review

The latest Nikon mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z7, proves that it has learned its mirrorless lesson.

Nikon Z7
(Image: © Nikon)

Digital Camera World Verdict

With straight fives for features, build & handling and performance, the Nikon Z7 is an instant classic. It’s a superb (and superbly made) mirrorless camera.


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    Very good handling

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    Great MP/fps balance

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    Sensor-based VR works well

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    Superb EVF


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    Single XQD/CFexpress card

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    Lens range still filling out

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    Lenses can be pricey

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The Nikon Z7 was one of the first cameras to challenge Sony for dominance in the world of full-frame mirrorless. While there have been many headline-grabbing releases since from the likes of Canon, Panasonic and Nikon themselves, the Z7 is still a formidable contender and one of the best mirrorless cameras you can buy

The world of full-frame mirrorless has only got more competitive since the Nikon Z7 has been released, but with a 45.7MP sensor, an ever-expanding lens range and an absolutely superb EVF, the Z7 is very much still worth of consideration, however you slice it.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at