This Crazy New Camera is Changing the Landscape of Wedding Photography and How!
BY The WMG Bride | 25 May, 2021 | 3439 views | 3 min read
The stakes in the world of wedding photography are much higher compared to other formats of lens work, as a moment once passed will never happen again. So, it’s only natural for wedding videographers and photographers to want to have the best camera that allows them to manifest their creative vision to perfection. After all, capturing beautiful moments at a wedding and giving the couple memories that will last them a lifetime is precious work. And who better to understand that than Nikon?
Nikon has a long legacy of pioneering various disruptive technologies in personal and professional cameras, but with the release of their latest offerings, the Z6 II and Z 7 II, the Japanese optical technology leader seems to be all poised to change the landscape of wedding photography.
What is making these cameras a favorite of wedding lensmen?
The Z 6II, dubbed as a “true multimedia powerhouse” by Nikon, has dual EXPEED 6 processors that help the camera perform brilliantly in both videos and stills, lending it an increased buffer capacity of up to 3.5x*. The camera can shoot ultra-HD 4K videos at 60p** and full-HD videos up to 120p, making it a perfect choice for wedding videographers.
Along with notable improvements in the AF department like improved low-light AF and improved eye-detection AF, the Z6 II also comes with dual memory card slots that support CFexpress (Type B) cards for quick data transfer, as well as SD (UHS-II) cards.
The Z6 II has an electronic viewfinder that gives you a clear view of your subject, allowing you to adjust your frame better and produce stellar shots. This will save a lot of time in the post-production room as you can see the final result in the electronic viewfinder. Along with that, it also has a highly effective in-camera vibration reduction system, as well as dust-and-drip resistance for those outdoor and creative pre-wedding shoots.
The Z 7II, the flagship of the Z Series family, takes the bar even higher. Besides featuring a massive 45.7 MP CMOS sensor, the Z7 II has a long list of laudable attributes, such as a 493-point AF system, ISO range of 64-25600, 4K UHD at 60p***, Eye-Detection AF for both still and video, high-speed continuous shooting at 10 FPS, and Animal-Detection AF, to name a few.
The flagship mirrorless camera also features the largest-in-class 55mm Z mount that allows more light to pass through, representing a big leap forward in low-light autofocus performance, which is another highly desirable attribute for wedding photographers and videographers. The camera delivers stellar richness of colours in both stills and videos, making it perfect for capturing a wide dynamic range based on the environment and desired outcome.
We all know that a mirrorless camera is smaller than a traditional DSLR, which not only allows photographers and videographers to be less intrusive or conspicuous during soulful moments, its humble form factor also helps ensure the subjects don’t get too conscious while being captured. Besides that, as they are quite lightweight too, your back and neck will definitely thank you for switching to a mirrorless camera for your next wedding shoot. So, which Nikon masterpiece will you pick for your next event? We leave the choice to you!
* Compared to the first generation Z Series FX mirrorless cameras.
**8-Bit and DX-crop mode only
***8-bit and FX format (93% of sensor UHD coverage) only.