Nikon Z7 ii full-frame Mirrorless camera

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Z mount | 45.7 MP | 64-25600 ISO | 4K 60p | 493 FOCUS POINTS | 9 FPS

I have upgraded to a Nikon Mirrorless Camera to replace my D7200 DSLR

  • DSLM stands for digital single-lens mirrorless
  • more compact, faster and better for video
  • Some lenses may not be compatible Z 7II Firmware

Z 7II Firmware

Having owned the camera since June, I have carried out two Firmware updates, first to 1,20 and then “C” firmware to version 1.21 in July.


Upon unpacking and after a quick peek at the menus, I then reached for my lens to try it out, it was from my Nikon D7200 DX camera and the lens was also DX. This meant the camera automatically switched down to half the megapixel capability. 45 down to only 19MP, which is even less than the 24MP of my D7200.

I was then grabbing for my large Tamron 150-600 mm zoom lens. The lens fitted into the Z adaptor just fine, but to my dismay the autofocus was problematic and I found out a couple of things needed fixing. Firstly the camera had not had a firmware update, and apparently, the lens needed one too. Both of these needed to be done so that the lens would be compatible and function properly.

I downloaded and easily upgraded the Nikon firmware.

For the camera though, this had to be sent off to the Tamron Service Centre in London. A week later it was back with the compatibility fixed.

I have today received an FX Lens (nonDX) for closer shoots and keeping the full 47MP.

Now all is good and I am enjoying the speed of this dual processor camera.


  • Webcam Utility (Windows)
  • Picture Control Utility 2
  • NX Studio – Full
  • Wireless Transmitter Utility
  • ViewNX-i ver. 1.4.5

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