These cameras improve the performance of their predecessors through faster performance, improved autofocus, and the inclusion of a secondary memory card slot.
Other than that, the second generation cameras are very similar to the previous generation (Z6) and (Z7) cameras, in that they use the same sensors and without external design updates.
The electronic viewfinder and variable-angle (LCD) screen – which cannot be rotated forward for personal video recording – are unchanged on both models.
Nikon added a UHS-II SD card slot, joining the only CFexpress slot in the previous generation, allowing copies of Instant backup for stills and videos.
There are other changes inside, as there is now a second (Expeed 6) processor in every camera, and this has enabled Nikon to increase its continuous shooting capabilities.
Nikon Z6 II’s 24.5-megapixel camera can reach 14fps, while the Nikon Z7 II’s 45.7-megapixel camera now excels at 10 frames per second.
4K video recording at 60 fps was added to the Nikon Z7 II. Nikon says: The firmware update in February 2021 will bring this feature to the Nikon Z6 II.
As for AF enhancements, Nikon Face and Eye AF in conjunction with Animal Detection AF can now be used in wide-area AF mode.
According to the company, both cameras are also better at focusing in low-light conditions.
There is a new vertical battery grip, and Nikon has also made usability improvements, such as allowing firmware updates via the Snapbridge app.
The Nikon Z6 II should go on sale in a month November for $ 2000 body only or $ 2,600 with lens, Nikon Z7 II sold in December for $ 3,000 for body only or $ 3,600 with kit lenses.
Nikon hopes that increased processing power, improved speed, expanded storage capacity, more powerful autofocus options, and faster imaging will help it keep pace with Sony, Panasonic and other camera manufacturers.