One of Nikon’s first line of full frame mirrorless cameras, the Z6 is a multimedia camera of outstanding capability. Its 24.5MP backside illumination CMOS sensor delivers superbly sharp, clear stills and video with reduced noise throughout its ISO 100-51,200 sensitivity range. Bolstering this is the latest EXPEED 6 processor, which allows for quick responsiveness, 12 fps continuous shooting, and fast readout speeds for movie and time- lapse recording.
With 273 focus points covering 90% of the imaging area, the Z6’s hybrid AF system switches automatically between contrast detect AF and focal plane phase detection AF so you can focus with reliable speed and accuracy.
Clear, natural viewing—comparable to that of an optical viewfinder—is made possible by the Z6’s 3.6 million-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), boasting 100% frame coverage and 0.8x magnification. Display the <i> menu in the EVF to quickly view and adjust essential settings without looking away from the finder.
The Z6’s advanced video features give you the tools to create cinema-ready footage. It supports recording at 4K/30p* or full HD/120p with features such as Active D-Lighting and focus peaking to help control exposure. Nikon’s own 10-bit N-log can also be used with 10- bit HDMI output for maximum dynamic range. Extensive colour depth and 12 stop dynamic range facilitates colour grading while timecode** support enables easier syncing of footage and sound from multiple devices. The control ring built into NIKKOR Z lenses provides smooth and quiet control over key exposure settings.
*Sharper 4K using the full-pixel readout available using DX-based movie format **Not available while shooting slow motion
In-camera, 5-axis vibration reduction (VR) counteracts camera shake by an incredible five stops for stabilised photography and video. The FTZ mount adapter enables this feature with all NIKKOR F lenses, whether they’re equipped with or without VR. Silent image capture eliminates shutter release movement and noise for even greater stability.
As durable and dust- and drip-resistant as the D850, the Z6 is surprisingly compact and lightweight. It benefits from Nikon’s renowned ergonomics in a sturdy, comfortable grip and user-friendly configuration incorporating a 3.2 inch, 2.1 million-dot LCD touch screen and top display panel.
|Camera Series||Nikon Z|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||35mm Full Frame|
|File Formats||NEF (RAW), TIFF (RGB), JPEG|
|Focus Type||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist|
|Focus Mode||Pinpoint, Single-point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S), Wide-area AF (L), Auto-area AF|
|Metering Method||Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot metering, Highlight-weighted|
|Exposure Modes||Auto, Programmed auto, Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A),Manual (M), User settings (U1, U2, U3)|
|White Balance Modes||No|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100 - 51,200|
|Memory Card Type||XQD memory card|
|Video Clip Length||29 minutes 59 seconds|
|Audio Recording||Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted|
|Display Screen||Tilting 3.2" Touch-Sensitive LCD|
|Viewfinder Coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal 100% vertical|
|Shutter||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Burst Rate||12 FPS|
|Max Sync Speed||Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported|
|External Flash Connection||Yes|
|Self Timer||2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.|
|AC Power Adapter||No|
|Operating Storage Temperature||No|
The Z6 takes the Nikon EN-EL15b battery.
The Z6 takes a single XQD card for fast saving of images and video. The slot is also compatible with CFexpress, allowing for even faster speeds in the future.
The Z6 features a Z mount that accepts NIKKOR Z lenses. The camera is also compatible with NIKKOR F lenses via an FTZ adapter.
No, the adapter contains no glass that could block light; its purpose is to fill the space created by the lack of mirror. So the adapter has no effect on exposure.
Nikon’s SB speedlights are compatible with both the Z6 and Z7.
Yes. Like the Nikon D850, the Z6 is fully sealed against dust and moisture.
Yes, the Z6 has built-in Wi-Fi for direct connection to a smart device and wireless file transfer to a computer.
Yes, the Z6 can record 8-bit video internally and externally at the same time.