This is the new ‘Mirroless’ offering from Nikon – there are in fact two, the Z6 and the Z7 – I’m interested in the Z6 which is the cheaper of the two models. But more importantly for me, it has LESS mégapixels which means….better low-light sensitivity. (The other thing in the photo is just an adaptor to use existing Nikkor lenses with this camera which has a new lens mount)
So why is this so important, and why am I trying to get people interested in a Christmas/Birthday/Christmas present idea?
Well it’s down to the kind of photography I do – a lot of it involving extreme situations – both with a total lack of noise, but also very little light. This camera would solve one of the huge problems I have when I’m photographing live performances – the noise of the shutter mechanism.
As these new cameras have no mirror, there’s a whole lot of internal mechanism which simply doesn’t exist anymore, therefore reducing the actual noise of the camera – in addition, there is an supplementary electronic shutter, designed to be used in low-noise situations, which would be a huge help to me.
I’m now trying to ‘unload’ two of my existing camera bodies, and with a bit of luck, and some serious begging, sometime in early 2019 I should have enough cash…