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Nikon’s new Z 7II and Nikon Z 6II are the next-generation versions of the flagship Z 7 and Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Both models are improved versions, rather than completely new, and have the same sensors. But now, they have Nikon’s newest Expeed 6 processors to ‘give faster frame rates and improved AF performance’, according to Nikon. And there are now dual card slots that take one UHS-II SD and one XQD or CFexpress Type-B card. Both cameras can record in 4K/60p or 120fps in HD. They also have N-Log colour, HDR support and can output 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as Raw video, to Atomos recorders. Though, all internal recording is still limited to 4:2:0 8-bit. The £2999/$2997 Z 7II is officially the flagship, but it’s more geared towards high-resolution stills, thanks to its 45.7-megapixel BSI sensor. This has no optical low-pass filter for ultimate detail but comes at the increased risk of moire, especially in video mode. It is capable of 4K/60p recording. The improved AF offers wide- area AF support for humans and animals, subject-tracking and improved AF in lowlight. In addition, the 3690k-dot electronic viewfinder delivers a more natural view, with the high refresh rate reducing blackout. The £1999/$1997 Z 6II is actually more geared towards filmmaking, thanks to its 24.5-megapixel BSI sensor, which does have a low-pass filter. At launch, the camera can deliver an output of 4K/30p, but an upgrade to 4K/60p is promised. Like the Z 7II, it comes with the improved AF system. Next- generation Nikons

POCKET POWER The second generation of the tiny DJI Osmo Pocket, now called DJI Pocket 2, has a larger 1/1.7in sensor and a wider 20mm f/1.8 or 16-megapixel mode, respectively. There’s an improved

audio system comprising four microphones, with SoundTrack technology adjusting the audio based on where the camera is facing. Audio Zoom can be used to narrow the sound field when zooming the camera in. Pro Mode can be used to control ISO, shutter speed, EV and focus mode, while ActiveTrack 3.0 lets the user select a subject and the gimbal moves to keep the subject in the frame. With time-lapse, hyper-lapse andmotion-lapse, as well as 180° panoramas and live streaming, the Pocket 2 is a big step up in spec from the original camera. It’s on sale now at £339/$349.

lens to improve image quality. There’s now a zoom feature and an upgraded AF system. The Pocket 2 has a modular design, with a removable baseplate that enables the attachment of new accessories. Like the original Osmo Pocket, the Pocket 2 can be used as a stand-alone stabilised camera, connected to a smartphone with a dedicated phone connector or operated remotely. Maximum video resolution is 4K/60fps at 100Mbps. As well as that, there’s 8x digital zoomor 4x lossless zoom in 64-megapixel



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