The LOG profile for internal video recording on Nikon cameras.
Z-LOG allows you to record 4K video and 1080p in LOG format for further grading and wide compatibility with LUTs.
It is a completely new feature that is loaded onto the camera from the memory card. Z-LOG is not a tweak of existing settings or picture styles. It is also superior to Nikon’s “Flat” profile.
It works in all camera modes at any ISO. It is compatible with a huge range of Nikon cameras from the new mirrorless Z7 and Z6 to the full range of DSLRs (Nikon D850, D800, D750, D5300, etc). You can see the full compatibility list at the bottom of the page.
On cameras like the Sony A7 III and Panasonic GH5, filmmakers are used to internal LOG recording but Nikon’s N-LOG feature is only available on the Nikon Z7 and Z6 via HDMI and not at all on other cameras.
Flatter than Flat!
Z-LOG maintains more shadow information and creamier blacks than the Nikon Flat profile, as well as enabling compatibility with a wider range of LUTs designed for other popular LOG formats such as Canon C-LOG, Sony S-LOG, Panasonic V-LOG and Fujifilm F-LOG.
A wider dynamic range is available in Z-LOG L and with Z-LOG Cinema a superior colour tonality results.
Three Z-LOG flavours
* Z-LOG Cinema
Colour richness and tonality take priority. Compatibility with LUTs designed for less flat LOG profiles like Canon LOG.
Designed for rich, smooth, velvet tonality like an Alexa or Blackmagic film camera.
Maintains fine detail.
* Z-LOG Cinema Sharpness Off
As above, but with special instructions to the camera to turn off ALL in-camera sharpening algorithms.
Now you can add your desired amount of sharpness and detail in post.
* Z-LOG L
Dynamic range and shadow detail take priority. Compatibility with wider range of LUTs. Gamma curve is similar to V-LOG / S-LOG / F-LOG style.
Download free Z-LOG sample clips straight from the Nikon Z7 XQD card and try out the EOSHD Cinema LUT! Feel free to grade them and see the quality of Z-LOG for yourself: