Posted: 4. January 2019 at 11:04 CET

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Nikon Z6, Z7: Setting the brightness of the control panel display

Nikon’s Z6 und Z7 feature an additional display on the top of the body. The control panel displays shutter time, aperture and other information. The display’s brightness can be set by the user or adjusted automatically by the camera – the default.

To determine the right setting for the brightness, the camera measures the light that enters from the scene through the lens. Bright scene: brightness gets turned up; dim or dark scene: brightness turned down.

A little animation to show the behavior with the camera set to aperture priority. Note how the shutter speed changes:

Nikon Z6 Z7 Display Control Panel Brightness Animation

This works quite well in most situations. To set the brightness manually, go to menu Setup > Control Panel Brightness. You can also switch off the display completely to save energy.

The panel will always show white text and symbols on black (or rather dark blue) background. It can’t be inverted.

Datasheet Nikon Z6
Datasheet Nikon Z7

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