As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Nikon Z7 is also often compared to mirrorless, pro DSLRs, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Nikon Z7's top rivals come from Leica (such as the Q2 and the M10-P) and Nikon (such as the Z6 and the Coolpix A1000)

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Z7 compared to other boutique competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (45.4 MP vs 30.1 MP), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection), is thinner (2.7" vs 3.3") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has slightly fewer focus points (493 vs 4,779) and is older (august 2018 vs january 2019).

Leica Q2

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6 months newer
$4,995

Significant advantages of the Q2 (vs the Z7)

  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 9 fps
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Q2 (vs the Z7)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Q2 and Z7

  • Capture very high resolution images: 46.7 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Large sensors: Full frame 36x24mm vs Full frame 35.9x23.9mm
  • Popularity: 572 vs 381

Nikon Z6

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similar age
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the Z7)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the Z7)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 45.4 MP

common strengths of the Z6 and Z7

  • High resolution screens: 2,100k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS R

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similar age
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the Z7)

  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 493

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the Z7)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 45.4 MP

common strengths of the EOS R and Z7

  • High resolution screens: 2,100k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm GFX 50R

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similar age
$4,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50R (vs the Z7)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Full frame 44x33mm vs Full frame 35.9x23.9mm
  • Longer battery life: 400 shots vs 330 shots
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.94x vs 0.80x

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50R (vs the Z7)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the GFX 50R and Z7

  • High resolution screens: 2,360k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 51.1 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R

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4 months newer
$3,698

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the Z7)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-S1R (vs the Z7)

  • Significantly larger: Large (149×110×97 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-S1R and Z7

  • High resolution screens: 2,100k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 46.7 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS RP

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5 months newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the Z7)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 493

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the Z7)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 26 MP vs 45.4 MP

common strengths of the EOS RP and Z7

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Z7 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.80x vs 0.46x), takes much higher resolution photos (45.4 MP vs 26 MP) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

However, on average it has a slightly shorter battery life (330 shots vs 650 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has a built-in lens.

Sony a7R III

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10 months older
$2,685 - $2,798 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,596 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the Z7)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 650 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the Z7)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the a7R III and Z7

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.80x
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 42.2 MP vs 45.4 MP

Fujifilm X-T3

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similar age
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the Z7)

  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 26 MP vs 45.4 MP

common strengths of the X-T3 and Z7

  • Capture very high resolution images: 26 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 493
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7 III

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5 months older
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the Z7)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much longer battery life: 710 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 45.4 MP

common strengths of the a7 III and Z7

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.80x
  • Many focus points: 693 vs 493
  • Have external mic jacks

Leica M10-P

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similar age
$7,777 - $7,995 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M10-P (vs the Z7)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M10-P (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 23.8 MP vs 45.4 MP

common strengths of the M10-P and Z7

  • Announced: August 2018 vs August 2018

Fujifilm X-H1

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6 months older
$1,299 (body only)
$2,100 - $2,198 16-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-H1 (vs the Z7)

  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-H1 (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 45.4 MP

common strengths of the X-H1 and Z7

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony a6400

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4 months newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the Z7)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Smaller: Standard size (120×67×60 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 403 g vs 675 g

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.80x

common strengths of the a6400 and Z7

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 493
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Z7 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 1,229k dots), significantly larger viewfinder (0.80x vs 0.65x), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes much higher resolution photos (45.4 MP vs 24.3 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has a much shorter battery life (330 shots vs 3780 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has a built-in lens.

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
4 years older
$1,999 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,583 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 330 shots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the Z7)

  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 493
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the D810 and Z7

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 45.4 MP

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
2 years older
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much longer battery life: 1240 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the Z7)

  • Many fewer focus points: 153 vs 493
  • Much lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.65x vs 0.80x

common strengths of the D500 and Z7

  • High resolution screens: 2,359k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 9 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1
2 years older
$1,797 (body only)
$2,197 28-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-1 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 760 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the K-1 (vs the Z7)

  • Many fewer focus points: 33 vs 493
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 4.4 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the K-1 and Z7

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 years older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much longer battery life: 1230 shots vs 330 shots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Z7)

  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 493
  • Much lower true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the D750 and Z7

  • Flip-out screens
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 675 g

Nikon D5

Nikon D5
2 years older
$4,860 - $6,497 (body only)
$6,714 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5 (vs the Z7)

  • Much longer battery life: 3780 shots vs 330 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 3,280,000 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D5 (vs the Z7)

  • Many fewer focus points: 153 vs 493
  • Much lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Much larger: Large (160×159×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)

common strengths of the D5 and Z7

  • High resolution screens: 2,359k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 14 fps vs 9 fps
  • Lots of focus points: 153 vs 493

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
6 years older
$1,299 - $1,879 (body only)
$3,464 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 900 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the Z7)

  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 493
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 9 fps

common strengths of the D800 and Z7

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 45.4 MP

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Z7 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 921k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (45.4 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a much larger sensor (full frame 35.9x23.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is slightly larger (prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs mid size (114×72×41 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (august 2018 vs january 2019) and is thicker (2.7" vs 1.6").

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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4 months newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Z7)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Lighter: 330 g vs 675 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Z7)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 35.9x23.9mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Z7

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Z7 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 460k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.80x vs 0.59x), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes much higher resolution photos (45.4 MP vs 15.4 MP).

However, on average it has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has a significantly shorter battery life (330 shots vs 950 shots), has a built-in lens, is much more expensive ($3,396.95 vs $869.95) and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 960 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 45 vs 493
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Z7

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.59x vs 0.80x
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 9 fps

Sigma SD1

Sigma SD1
8 years older
$1,799 - $2,299 (body only)
$2,379 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the SD1 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the SD1 (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower true resolution: 15.4 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 493

common strengths of the SD1 and Z7

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.80x
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
5 years older
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 950 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 493
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the D7100 and Z7

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.80x

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 years older
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer battery life: 1110 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 493
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the D7200 and Z7

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.80x

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
4 years older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Z7)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Z7)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 45.4 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 493
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the D5300 and Z7

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Flip-out screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Z7 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (2,100k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), takes much higher resolution photos (45.4 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and is much more expensive ($3,396.95 vs $477.79).

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Z7)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the Z7)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 35.9x23.9mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and Z7

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix B600

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4 months newer
$327

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the Z7)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the Z7)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 35.9x23.9mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix B600 and Z7

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×82×99 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 675 g

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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similar age
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Z7)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the Z7)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Full frame 35.9x23.9mm
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 2,100k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and Z7

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 675 g