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Nikon Z7 II vs Panasonic FT7

The Nikon Z7 II and the Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 (labelled Panasonic TS7 in some countries) are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in October 2020 and May 2018. The Z7 II is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the FT7 is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on a full frame (Z7 II) and a 1/2.3-inch (FT7) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 45.4 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 20.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon Z7 II versus Panasonic FT7
Nikon Z7 II Panasonic FT7
Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
Nikon Z mount lenses 28-128mm f/3.3-5.9
45.4 MP, Full Frame Sensor 20.2 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor
4K/60p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 64-25,600 (32 - 102,400) ISO 80-3,200 (80 - 6,400)
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Electronic viewfinder (1170k dots)
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
10 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWaterproof body (31m)
420 shots per battery charge300 shots per battery charge
134 x 101 x 70 mm, 705 g 117 x 76 x 37 mm, 319 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Z7 II and the Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon Z7 II and the Panasonic FT7. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The FT7 can be obtained in three different colors (black, blue, orange), while the Z7 II is only available in black.

Size Nikon Z7 II vs Panasonic FT7
Compare Z7 II versus FT7 top
Comparison Z7 II or FT7 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic FT7 is considerably smaller (34 percent) than the Nikon Z7 II. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments. More than that, the FT7 is water-proof up to 31m and can, thus, be used for underwater photography.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the FT7 has a lens built in, whereas the Z7 II is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

Concerning battery life, the Z7 II gets 420 shots out of its EN-EL15c battery, while the FT7 can take 300 images on a single charge of its DMW-BCM13 power pack. The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z7 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 420 Y Oct 2020 2,999 i
2.
 
Panasonic FT7 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 i
3.
 
Canon R5 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 738 g 320 Y Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
5.
 
Canon SX740 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 265 n Jul 2018 399 i
6.
 
Canon SX730 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 300 g 250 n Apr 2017 399i
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10 113 mm 64 mm 41 mm 279 g 330 n Jul 2018 499 i
8.
 
Nikon Z5 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 470 Y Jul 2020 1,399 i
9.
 
Nikon Z6 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 410 Y Oct 2020 1,999 i
10.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999i
11.
 
Nikon Z7 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 330 Y Aug 2018 3,399i
12.
 
Panasonic TZ95 112 mm 69 mm 42 mm 327 g 380 n Feb 2019 449 i
13.
 
Panasonic TZ90 112 mm 67 mm 41 mm 322 g 380 n Apr 2017 449i
14.
 
Sony A7S III 127 mm 97 mm 81 mm 699 g 600 Y Jul 2020 3,499 i
15.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
16.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199i
17.
 
Sony A99 II 143 mm 104 mm 76 mm 849 g 490 Y Sep 2016 3,199 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The FT7 was launched at a lower price than the Z7 II, despite having a lens built in. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon Z7 II features a full frame sensor and the Panasonic FT7 a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The sensor area in the FT7 is 97 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 5.6. The sensor in the Z7 II has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the FT7 offers a 4:3 aspect.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around BSI-CMOS sensors.

Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic FT7 sensor measures

With 45.4MP, the Z7 II offers a higher resolution than the FT7 (20.2MP), but the Z7 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.35μm versus 1.18μm for the FT7) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Z7 II is a much more recent model (by 2 years and 5 months) than the FT7, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the Z7 II has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon Z7 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Z7 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41.3 x 27.5 inches or 104.9 x 69.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 33 x 22 inches or 83.9 x 55.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.5 x 18.3 inches or 69.9 x 46.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic FT7 are 25.9 x 19.4 inches or 65.8 x 49.4 cm for good quality, 20.7 x 15.6 inches or 52.7 x 39.5 cm for very good quality, and 17.3 x 13 inches or 43.9 x 32.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Z7 II has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon Z7 II has a native sensitivity range from ISO 64 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 32-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 are ISO 80 to ISO 3200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-6400.

Z7 II versus FT7 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon Z7 II Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/60p........
2.
 
Panasonic FT7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
3.
 
Canon R5 Full Frame 44.8 8192 54648k/30p25.314.6304295
4.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.3339490
5.
 
Canon SX740 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
6.
 
Canon SX730 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p........
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
8.
 
Nikon Z5 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40164K/30p........
9.
 
Nikon Z6 II Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/60p........
10.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.3329995
11.
 
Nikon Z7 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.314.6266899
12.
 
Panasonic TZ95 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
13.
 
Panasonic TZ90 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p19.110.610636
14.
 
Sony A7S III Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/120p23.713.9252086
15.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.8334499
16.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523100
17.
 
Sony A99 II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p25.413.4231792

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the Z7 II provides a higher frame rate than the FT7. It can shoot video footage at 4K/60p, while the Panasonic is limited to 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the Z7 II offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the FT7 (3690k vs 1170k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic FT7 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon Z7 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
2.
 
Panasonic FT71170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon R55760 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon R63690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
5.
 
Canon SX740none n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/3200s 10.0 Y Y
6.
 
Canon SX730none n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/3200s 5.9 Y Y
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10none n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon Z53690 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 4.5 n Y
9.
 
Nikon Z6 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
10.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
11.
 
Nikon Z73690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
12.
 
Panasonic TZ952330 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
13.
 
Panasonic TZ901166 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sony A7S III9440 n 3.0 1440 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A99 II2400 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 n Y

One feature that is present on the Z7 II, but is missing on the FT7 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, both cameras under consideration feature an electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon Z7 II has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The Z7 II writes its imaging data to CFexpress or SDXC cards, while the FT7 uses SDXC cards. The Z7 II features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the FT7 only has one slot. The Z7 II supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the FT7 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon Z7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Panasonic FT7-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
3.
 
Canon R5YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
5.
 
Canon SX740-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Canon SX730-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Nikon Z5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
9.
 
Nikon Z6 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
10.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
11.
 
Nikon Z7YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic TZ95-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
13.
 
Panasonic TZ90-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
14.
 
Sony A7S IIIYstereomonoYYfull3.2Y-Y
15.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
16.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
17.
 
Sony A99 IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY

It is notable that the Z7 II has a hotshoe, while the FT7 does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

Both the Z7 II and the FT7 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The FT7 replaced the earlier Panasonic FT6, while the Z7 II followed on from the Nikon Z7. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Panasonic websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Nikon Z7 II better than the Panasonic FT7 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Nikon Z7 II:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (45.4 vs 20.2MP) with a 53% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (4K/60p versus 4K/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 1170k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.80x vs 0.45x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 1040k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/1300s) to freeze action.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Accepts interchangeable lenses, so that lens characteristics can be altered.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (420 versus 300) on a single battery charge.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 5 months of technical progress since the FT7 launch.

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Reasons to prefer the Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Ready to shoot: Has an integrated lens, whereas the Z7 II necessitates an extra lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (117x76mm vs 134x101mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the Z7 II).
  • Water-proof: Is rugged and sealed and can thus be used for underwater photography (up to 31m).
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in May 2018).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the Z7 II is the clear winner of the match-up (27 : 8 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Z7 II 27:08 FT7

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon Z7 II and the Panasonic FT7 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best Travel-Zoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the Z7 II or the FT7. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z7 II4.5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 2,999 i
2.
 
Panasonic FT7..+..3.5/53.5/5 May 2018 449 i
3.
 
Canon R54.5/5..91/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
5.
 
Canon SX740..+..4/54/5 Jul 2018 399 i
6.
 
Canon SX730..+..4/54/5 Apr 2017 399i
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10....75/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2018 499 i
8.
 
Nikon Z54/5..89/1004.5/54/5 Jul 2020 1,399 i
9.
 
Nikon Z6 II4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 1,999 i
10.
 
Nikon Z65/5....4.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999i
11.
 
Nikon Z75/5+89/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2018 3,399i
12.
 
Panasonic TZ95..+ +..4.5/5.. Feb 2019 449 i
13.
 
Panasonic TZ90..+ +..4/54/5 Apr 2017 449i
14.
 
Sony A7S III..+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 3,499 i
15.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
16.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199i
17.
 
Sony A99 II....85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 3,199 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Nikon Z7 II vs Panasonic FT7

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon Z7 II Panasonic FT7
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Nikon Z mount lenses 28-128mm f/3.3-5.9
    Launch Date October 2020 May 2018
    Launch Price USD 2,999 USD 449
    Sensor Specs Nikon Z7 II Panasonic FT7
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9 mm 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 858.01 mm2 28.0735 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.1 mm 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 45.4 Megapixels 20.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 pixels 5184 x 3888 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.35 μm 1.18 μm
    Pixel Density 5.30 MP/cm2 71.80 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/60p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 64 - 25,600 ISO 80 - 3,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 32 - 102,400 ISO 80 - 6,400 ISO
    Image Processor DUAL EXPEED 6 Venus
    Screen Specs Nikon Z7 II Panasonic FT7
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x 0.45x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots 1170k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon Z7 II Panasonic FT7
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium CFexpress or SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-II UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon Z7 II Panasonic FT7
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.2 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Nikon Z7 II Panasonic FT7
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWaterproof body (31m)
    Battery Type EN-EL15c DMW-BCM13
    Battery Life (CIPA)420 shots per charge300 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 134 x 101 x 70 mm
    (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8 in)
    117 x 76 x 37 mm
    (4.6 x 3.0 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 705 g (24.9 oz) 319 g (11.3 oz)

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