Q I’M WORKING WITH what is now an elderly Nikon DSLR camera (D700), which is still capable of producing excellent results. However I know I need to upgrade and I’m torn between staying with a DSLR system or moving to a Nikon mirrorless model, probably the Z6. Can you give me the pros and cons of each system please and how much might I need to invest to move to mirrorless?
A: The Nikon D700 is still a great camera, and there’s no shame in sticking with it. However, it’s always good to keep up with innovation, as often as you – and your funds – are willing. The Nikon Z6 benefits from a decade of advancement in sensor technology. So, your images will be cleaner at higher ISOs and the camera has much better video capabilities, autofocus and dynamic range.
However, the biggest difference between the Nikon D700 and Z6, as you mentioned, is that the Z6 is mirrorless. This means you can see your image, composition and exposure ‘live’ in your electronic viewfinder – it’s just a smaller version of what you’d see on your rear screen. There’s no need to review your images as often, you can just get the shot and move on. It’s a much quicker way of shooting.