So… Where is the Nikon Z7 III? | The PetaPixel Podcast

In a topic spurred by an opinion piece I wrote last week, Chris Niccolls, Jordan Drake, and I discuss what we think the future of the Nikon Z7 III is — if it has one at all.

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After reading the opinion I penned last week titled While the Z6 III Is Here, a Z7 III is Far Less of a Certainty, Podcast listeners and Jordan Drake reached out with thoughts — so we dedicated a whole section to discussing it! While I’m not the only one who thinks that Nikon’s camera line doesn’t need a Z7 III and very well might not have space for it, there are some ideas on how it could work. Beyond that, the team discusses what cameras they think are actually coming next from Nikon and those are likely to be just as exciting as a Z7 III — at least for some.

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In This Episode

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 09:44 – U.S. House passes DJI Drone ban bill
  • 13:42 – Sigma dropped its first RF lens
  • 15:58 – Congrats to Pentax, the Pentax 17 is selling well
  • 24:22 – Blackmagic Camera is now on Android
  • 25:47 – So, where is the Nikon Z7 III?
  • 43:22 – What have you been up to?
  • 46:41 – Kristi Odom sent prints!
  • 48:17 – Tech support
  • 48:35 – If you could only have one lens forever, what would it be?
  • 52:31 – Are there too many sensor sizes? Too few?
  • 53:34 – What’s the best solution to dissatisfaction with Fujifilm autofocus?
  • 59:51 – Is the Lumix S9 good for training a new photographer?
  • 1:03:02 – Which is better for a photographer, the Z6 III or Zf?
  • 1:06:13 – What are some tips to take better photos of moving subjects in extreme low light?
  • 1:10:30 – Never read the comments