Plainly the Nikon Z7, introduced in August 2018 and launched the next month throughout Photokina, is being retired. Regardless of the Nikon Z7 II being launched two years later, Nikon Z7 manufacturing and gross sales nonetheless continued. Now, although, the Nikon Japan web site lists the unique Nikon Z7 as an “previous product”. Or, in different phrases, “discontinued.
All of us knew it was coming in some unspecified time in the future, and, properly, it’s been 4 years now. Curiously, although, the Nikon Z6 launched on the identical day because the Z7 and likewise having been usurped by a “II” model hasn’t been listed as discontinued but.
Additionally curious is that whenever you have a look at the listing of present mannequin mirrorless cameras on the Nikon Japan web site, the Nikon Z7 reveals up clear as day as an “previous product”, however whenever you have a look at the listing of discontinued mirrorless cameras, we solely see Nikon’s ill-fated Nikon 1 sequence cameras and never the Z7. I assume they nonetheless have a couple of extra switches to flick within the product database.
The Nikon Z7 isn’t but exhibiting as discontinued on the Nikon USA or Nikon UK web sites though B&H has set lots of their Nikon Z7 packages to “Discontinued”, together with body-only. They do nonetheless have a number of packages out there for the unique Z7 together with the 24-70mm lens, though they’re discounted and I anticipate they’ll additionally swap to discontinued as provides run out. And although Nikon Japan hasn’t but marked the Nikon Z6 as discontinued, B&H has additionally listed many of the Z6 packages as discontinued, too – once more, together with body-only.
Hopefully, because of this Nikon is on the brink of announce Z7 III and maybe Z6 III cameras in some unspecified time in the future over the following couple of months. Maybe throughout Create NYC (previously often called PhotoPlus Expo) on the finish of September, on condition that there’s no Photokina anymore. Or, maybe The Pictures Present within the UK, now that it’s moved from its earlier March schedule to September?
[via Nikon Rumors]