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Nikon births a full-frame mirrorless series, the Z7 and Z6

There's only a little bit of novelty in the design, but it's practical.

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Deep grip

If you're going to put F-mount lenses on it, the big, comfortable grip comes in handy.

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Yes, you can get ridiculous

The new 500 millimeter telephoto lens attached to the Z7 via the Mount Adapter FTZ.

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Mount adapter

The mount adapter increases the distance between the lens and the sensor, necessary to use DSLR lenses on the camera.

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Big mount

It's got one of the widest mounts in its class, intended to make super wide-aperture lenses practical.

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Size

It's about the same size as the current Sony A7 series models.

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Back controls

The controls blend layouts from the consumer and pro DSLR lines.

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Z-mount lenses

The series launches with three new lenses: a 35mm f1.8 S, 50mm f1.8 S and a 24-70mm f4 S. "S" is the new designation for its top-of-the-line glass.

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Card slot

The camera currently supports XQD cards, and the camera only has a single slot.

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Status display

Nikon put a status LCD on the top of the camera, which, depending how you feel about it, is either terrific or superfluous.

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Depth

The depth of the camera with the Mount Adapter.

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Mode dial

It's lockable.

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Connections

The Z models are one of the first to offer a USB-C connection.

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Large lenses

While Nikon is likely to offer more compact lenses eventually, the current primes are rather large.

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