Which to Buy: Nikon Z7 vs D850 Comparison

February 2019

The Z7 is 6 year(s) old while the D850 is 7 years old. These are both FX 45.7 megapixel cameras and there are additional similarities but also some differences worth noting.

The similarities between these two cameras are:

The advantages the D850 has over the Z7 are:

The advantages the Z7 has over the D850 are:

Neither camera has:

Additional Notes

The Z7 exhibits banding in the shadows due to its on-sensor phase detection, but this is not a huge problem.

The D850 has back illuminated buttons to aid in low-light photography.


Want the latest tech even though it still needs some refining? Then go with the Z7. Otherwise, go with the D850, a very/more capable photographic machine.

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