LensRental’s Nikon Z7 teardown: “this is a damn well-built camera, the best built mirrorless full-frame camera we’ve taken apart”

LensRental published their Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera teardown and Roger Cicala is impressed - his conclusion:

"This is not marketing department weather resistance. This is engineering department weather resistance. Anything that can be sealed has been sealed. I’m impressed, and I will say for future cut-and-paste blurbs: this as robustly weather sealed a camera as we’ve ever disassembled.

I don’t believe in weather resistance myself. I believe like life; water will find a way. I believe in plastic baggies and rubber bands. I am, however, a great believer in the idea that if you claim to do something, then damn well do it right. This is done right.

I’m impressed by the very solid construction of the chassis and IBIS unit. I’m impressed with the neat, modern engineering of the electrical connections. Yes, I’m aware that soldered wires carry electricity, but to me, there’s something reassuring about seeing neat, well thought out, 2018 level engineering.

I’m not here to tell you which camera is best to use or has the best performance. I’m just here to say this is a damn well-built camera, the best built mirrorless full-frame camera we’ve taken apart. (For the record, I haven’t torn down a Leica SL.)"

See also this teardown by Kolarivision:

Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera teardown

IR was also impressed with the Nikon D850's “weather resistance” when they performed their "water torture" tests (the A7R III had a hard time in this test):

Nikon D850: camera of the year at IR and Dpreview reader’s choice award winner


The Nikon Z7 is now in stock at Adorama | B&H | Amazon. If you have any Nikon Z related question, you can post them in the Nikon Z Facebook Group (over 8,300 members) or in the NikonRumorsForum. There is also a Nikon section in the new L-Forum.com. Links to many more Z7 reviews are being posted on a regular basis at the Nikon Z Facebook page.

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