Nikon has recently launched the brand new Z f, a mirrorless camera that balances a heritage design inspired by an iconic Nikon film camera with the latest in superior performance. The new Nikon Z f is set to launch in the Malaysia market by Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd on 7 October 2023 with more details and pricing is set to be announced during the event.
Learn more about the Nikon Z f features at below.
Z F PRIMARY FEATURES
The latest Z f is now equipped with a dedicated monochrome selector. Users can enjoy amazing monochromatic photos and videos with the addition of [Flat Monochrome] and [Deep Tone Monochrome] settings, in addition to the conventional [Monochrome] setting. Users can simply switch to B/W mode and focus on creating images that consider light and shadows while shooting. With the new monochrome selector, users can opt for a wide range of scenes, from landscapes to portraits and street photography.
Picture Control and Creative Picture Control functions allows users to take stills and videos as they imagine them. Both functions enable users to use colour to express the feelings, temperature, and atmosphere of their subject at the time it was captured. Wedding and portrait photographers seeking flexibility in their captures will appreciate the new [Rich tone portrait] setting, which allows for rich tones while retaining the skin details of their subjects. Choose from 20 kinds of Creative Picture Control and 11 kinds of Picture Control, and then confirm the chosen effect with through-the-lens images in real-time.
The Z f has enhanced video performance allowing for more authentic production of stills and videos. This include H.265 10-bit in-camera recording and N-Log/HLG recording support where landscapes, architecture, portraits that have delicate details can be beautifully and accurately depicted. According to Nikon, the Z f is capable of 125 minutes1 of 4K UHD/60p2 video recording.
In addition, it supports the recording of 4K UHD video using 6K oversampling3, enabling creation of high-resolution videos. The camera also features Video S mode, which enables users to control auto exposure with a fixed shutter speed. This is especially useful when the brightness is constantly changing outdoors due to cloud movement, or the scene includes a significant difference in brightness such as from bright sunlight to shade.
Nikon also introduce a new feature call pixel-shift shooting on the Z f, which allows capturing high-definition images of detailed subjects. Users can now shoot multiple NEF (RAW) files while shifting image sensor positions utilising in-camera VR when the camera is fixed with a tripod or other equipment. Through NX Studio, it merges multiple NEF (RAW) files; select 4 shots/8 shots/16 shots/32 shots and the resulting images can be compiled to produce high-definition images with increased resolution and colour reproduction, and reduced moiré, false colour, and noise – ideal for subjects with a lot of details such as art objects, insects, and minerals.
Introducing pixel-shift shooting; an all-new feature with the Z f. Capturing high-definition images of detailed subjects is now possible thanks to this advanced feature. The feature allows user to shoot multiple NEF (RAW) files while shifting image sensor positions utilising in-camera VR when the camera is fixed with a tripod or other equipment. Through NX Studio, it merges multiple NEF (RAW) files; select 4 shots/8 shots/16 shots/32 shots and the resulting images can be compiled to produce high-definition images with increased resolution and colour reproduction, and reduced moiré, false colour, and noise – ideal for subjects with a lot of details such as art objects, insects, and minerals.
Z F has superior AF performance with wide support from easy to more particular shoots. The AF-area mode includes 3D-tracking in photo mode and subject-tracking in video mode, and an improved tracking capability when moving subjects such as pets and vehicles are detected, thanks to EXPEED 7 image processor.
Users can focus on framing their shots as the AF detects various subjects in frame, without the need to change settings. Not only can the AF detect human faces of approximately 3% in size (which is the world’s smallest4), it also enables easy focusing in low-light situations down to -10 EV5 such as during nighttime, moonlit landscapes, and indoor portraits. EXPEED 7 also enables continuous shooting at the maximum continuous shooting speed, regardless of the AF-area modes.
Users will also be able to capture small, difficult-to-focus subjects like distant subjects in a wide coverage area with high accuracy, enabling them to shoot their intended composition quickly. This is thanks to the Z f’s wider range coverage and the increase in the number of focus points available with auto-area AF.
Whether capturing portraits or snapshots of people, achieve the intended expression regardless of the environment you’re in, with the combination of superior AF performance and wide support to capture easy and more particular shoots. Thanks to EXPEED 7, users can capture dark scenes beautifully as noise is suppressed even when ISO sensitivity is increased, thereby expanding the range of shooting dark scenes such as night landscapes and indoor portraits.
The Z f features enhanced VR performance; the in-camera Vibration Reduction of 8.0 stops6 expands the range of handheld shooting to include low-light indoor and long exposure shots. For the first time in the world7, focus point VR8 has also been incorporated to suppress blur near the focus point in an image, even in compositions where the subject is positioned at the periphery. This enables users to casually shoot handheld, regardless of the brightness and composition, and thereby expand their range of expressions.
The Z f also boasts a few firsts: It is fitted with the first Vari-angle monitor in the full-frame/FX-format Z series, which enables flexibility when composing stills or video shots such as overhead, low angle for shooting feet, or selfies. The camera is also the first touch-operation camera in the Z series, allowing users to easily change settings via touch operation on the monitor while focusing on framing their composition from the viewfinder.
Delight in your creative-filled pursuits with the meticulously crafted Z f. Inheriting the FM2’s philosophy of going beyond an entry model, the Z f features a glossy black finish with a sophisticated feel on a magnesium body and a grip that provides a good hold with FX lenses. Its brass dials focus on the quality of material combined with a comfortable operational feel.
1 H.265 8-bit (MOV), [Auto temperature cutout]: [High], at 23°C/73°F, using EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, and USB power supply. Use of the recommended memory card is advised.
2 In DX image area.
3 4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p recording is only available at an image area setting of [FX].
4 Based on Nikon research as of August 2, 2023.
5 In photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20°C/68°F using single-servo AF (AF-S), single-point AF (center) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2.
6 Based on CIPA Standards. When using the telephoto end of the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S with NORMAL mode.
7 Among mirrorless cameras available as of August 2, 2023. Statement based on Nikon research.
8 Not effective when a NIKKOR Z lens with built-in VR is used, AF-area mode is set to [Auto-area AF] and multiple focus points are displayed, or video recording is in progress.e