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Advantages of the Nikon Z7

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
2,100k dots vs 921k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Size
Much smaller
134×101×68 mm vs 160×157×88 mm
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2.4x smaller
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
45.4 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 4x more detail in your photos
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The Z7's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Weight
Much lighter
675 g vs 1,240 g
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Around 50% lighter
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.80x vs 0.70x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Focus points
More focus points
493 vs 51
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness
Thinner
2.7" vs 3.5"
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More than 20% thinner
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Battery life
Much longer battery life
4200 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 12.5x more shots per battery charge
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,868.81 vs $3,396.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,528 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              Z7Digital
              D3SPentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Daylight shooting only
              Weight Heavy Help
              Z7675 g
              D3S1,240 g
              Size Large Help
              Z7134×101×68 mm
              D3S160×157×88 mm

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