Nikon astounded us by incorporating numerous new features into the Nikon Zf , all while maintaining a relatively reasonable price of $1,999. While some of the features are only new to Nikon, there is one that is totally new to camera world as far as we know:
Here are the firsts of the Zf that are worth mentioning:
- The first camera to sport a 'Focus-point VR' system which minimizes blurring at the focus point rather than the center of the frame, even when subject is positioned near the edge of the viewfinder.
- The first Nikon camera capable of pixel-shift shooting to create images up to 96 megapixels.
- The first Nikon camera to feature video recording in shutter-priority auto mode, letting the user select the shutter speed, while the camera adjusts the aperture and ISO.
- The first Z-series camera to support Touch Fn for adjustment of camera settings while framing pictures in the viewfinder. With the Nikon Zf, you can move the focus point via the LCD screen while looking through the viewfinder.
- The first Full-frame Nikon Z camera with Fully articulated back screen.
- The first camera that I know that has one Sd card and one Micro SD card slots.
- According to Nikon, the Zf can detect the world’s smallest size of a face in the frame, approx. 3% of the frame’s longest side.
- The Zf uses Eye/Face-Detection in MF mode in order to recognize the eye and to magnify the area on the screen to nail critical focus. Anybody heard this on another camera before, please let me know.
- The first Nikon Z camera to have a physical switch to engage a dedicated B&W photo mode that enables multiple monochromatic Picture Controls.
- The first Nikon camera with 8-stops effective Vibration Reduction system, best in Nikon
- The first Nikon camera that is rated to AF at -10EV with an f/1.2 lens , best in Nikon (or all cameras?)
Beneath its classic old-school appearance, Nikon has packed numerous unique features into the Nikon Zf at an attractive price point. It's easy to predict that this will become one of the company's most popular full-frame cameras in the near future. We also hope to see these features trickle-down and trickle-up to other mirrorless cameras in the Nikon line-up soon.
Is there any other firsts that we are missing, are these enough reasons to make you consider the Nikon Zf? Let us know in the Comments Section below!
Price and Availability
The Nikon Zf will be available will be available from mid October at a recommended price of $2000.