Posted: 2. January 2019 at 12:43 CEST

By: Team

Can you take photos, videos with Nikon Z6 and Z7 without memory card?

Photos yes, Videos no. Both Nikon Z6 and Z7 have an internal buffer that can hold photos even if no memory card is inserted.

Screenshot of a Nikon Z6 in Live View without memory card  (red icon on the left, “-E-” display lower right):

Nikon Z6, Z7 no memory card

Pressing the shutter will focus and then take a picture (single and multi-shoot). Switching to playback, the images are tagged as “Demo”:

Nikon Z6, Z7 no memory card playback demo mode

Images can be browsed and enlarged but that’s about it: They can’t be accessed after connecting the camera to a PC and are lost once the camera goes into stand-by or is switched off. The buffer has a limited capacity: The Z6 can take up to 20 images. Once this limit is reached, new photos overwrite the previous ones.

Datasheet Nikon Z6
Datasheet Nikon Z7

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