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This camera features updated firmware with added functions. For more information, see Changes Made via Firmware Updates.

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About This Manual

This manual is for camera firmware versions 3.00 and later.

The latest version of the camera firmware is available for download from the Nikon Download Center.

This manual is for use with both the Z 7 and Z 6. The illustrations show the Z 7.

Symbols and Conventions

To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:

D This icon marks notes, information that should be read before using this product.
A This icon marks tips, additional information you may find helpful when using this product.
0 This icon marks references to other sections in this manual.
This icon marks links to web pages where you can view Digitutor video tutorials on related topics.

Menu items, options, and messages that appear in the camera displays are shown in bold. Throughout this manual, the display in camera monitor and viewfinder during shooting is referred to as the “shooting display”; in most cases, the illustrations show the monitor.

This camera can be used with XQD and CFexpress Type B memory cards. In contexts where no distinction need be made between the two, both types are referred to throughout this manual as “memory cards”.

Throughout this manual, smartphones and tablets are referred to as “smart devices”.

Camera Settings

The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.

A For Your Safety

Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in “For Your Safety” (0 For Your Safety).

Table of Contents

Getting to Know the Camera

First Steps

Basic Photography and Playback

Basic Settings

Shooting Controls

The i Menu

More About Playback

Menu Guide


On-Camera Flash Photography

Remote Flash Photography


Technical Notes

Changes Made via Firmware Updates


Watch and learn! Digitutor

An easy-to-understand resource featuring video tutorials, sample images, and other materials introducing how to configure and use the Z 7/Z 6 for taking beautiful pictures.