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Adaptability. It's about remaining fluid, open. Preparing for nothing, but being ready for anything. Thriving in whatever situation comes along. The Z 6 is perhaps the most adaptable camera Nikon has ever created. It's at the sweet spot of speed, resolution and low-light performance. All combined with the advantages of a lightweight mirrorless design, a revolutionary new full-frame lens mount with matched lenses and seamless integration with Nikon's DSLR system—including the F-Mount NIKKOR lenses you love. This is mirrorless versatility as only Nikon could create.
A versatile multi-media powerhouse. Fast speed. Brilliant low-light performance.
273* on-sensor AF points cover 90% of the frame (approx.) horizontally and vertically. Subjects are acquired quickly when they enter the frame and tracked throughout the frame, even to the far edges.
Using an AF algorithm optimized for its FX-format sensor, Z 6 automatically switches between focal-plane phase-detect AF and contrast-detect AF to fine-tune focus. The light-shielding phase detection pixels are carefully arranged on the sensor to preserve light, ensuring accurate AF even in dim lighting.
Whether shooting eye-level with the EVF or in Live View with the LCD, Auto Area AF smoothly tracks your subject's face—even when it's one among many. The system pays attention to the upper body, too, maintaining focus position when your subject briefly turns away from the camera or moves out of view.
*231 on-sensor PDAF points used for video In FX-based movie format with single-point AF.
Take an ultra-high resolution QUAD VGA display, add Nikon optics for magnification, including Aspherical lens elements and Fluorine coating, and you've got an EVF experience unlike any before it. Minimal lag and blackout, 100% frame coverage (approx.), corner-to-corner clarity and sharp magnification. It has the feel of an optical viewfinder, and you can use it for both stills and videos.
All relevant info is displayed out of the way and is easy on the eyes. A new customizable menu appears right inside the viewfinder, so you can quickly adjust settings without ever taking your eye off the shot. Focus modes, white balance, exposure, VR settings, Picture Controls, and more—all within eye's reach. Preview exposure and white balance changes, image stabilization and depth-of-field in real time. You can even review the photo or video you just shot.
Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization is applied to whatever NIKKOR Z lens you're using. Up to five stops* of image stabilization in up to five directions—yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y. During video recording, optical VR is combined with electronic VR (e-VR) for even steadier shots. Normal VR mode for static subjects. Sports VR for moving subjects.
For the first time, F-Mount NIKKOR lenses like the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED or AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED can benefit from in-body 3-axis VR. NIKKOR lenses that already have VR, like the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, get the added benefit of roll axis for a total of 3-axis VR. Just add the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and you're good to go.
*Based on CIPA Standards. This value is achieved when the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens is attached, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
***Requires use of the Mount Adapter FTZ
Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame using the total width and resolution of the Z 6's backside-illuminated sensor. Full-pixel readout for sharper 4K footage with rich information equivalent to 6K. Clean output at high ISO. Zero crop factor with full-frame NIKKOR Z and F-Mount NIKKOR lenses. Focus Peaking in both 4K and 1080p recording. Simultaneous 8MP stills*. This is 4K as it was meant to be.
*During 4K recording
Shoot up to 9,999 full resolution stills using Interval Timer (and zero shutter vibration), then combine them into one 4K movie with 3rd party software. Or create time-lapse sequences right in the camera with exposure smoothing and extended low-light metering range—great for star trails and light painting.
The Z 6 is capable of full-pixel readout, utilizing a wealth of information—equivalent to 6K—to deliver sharp, beautiful full-frame 4K UHD/30p movies in FX-based movie format.
Smoother, richer post processing. What's the difference between 8-bit and 10-bit recording? Only about 1 billion more colors (64X more data)—so much more flexibility in post-processing. Record directly to an optional external recorder with 10-bit output via HDMI, the industry standard. Simultaneously record uncompressed 8-bit 4K UHD movie files to the memory card and an external recorder. (Atomos Open Protocol supported for syncing start/stop.)
The speed, smoothness and accuracy of the Z 6's AF system is ideal for video. It's virtually silent, very little chance it will be picked up by an external mic. When used with Nikkor Z lenses, "breathing" and "wobbling" are all but eliminated. You can even touch to focus using the LCD for fast transitions between subjects.
Four AF-area modes for videos: Single-Point AF, Wide-Area AF (S or L) and Auto-Area AF. Seamless automatic switching between Phase Detect and Contrast Detect AF based on the situation. Mimic focus pulling techniques by controlling when AF starts and stops in AF-C mode using AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity options.
Nikon's format preserves more detail, up to 12 stops of dynamic range, shadows and highlights to make color grading more precise in post. For easier spot checking of focus and exposure, the new View Assist function displays simple gradation compensation, highly useful for confirming the final look of the footage.
All of your Z 6 footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronizing and logging, especially when editing shots from multi-camera shoots.
A deep grip design and balanced weight feel great with both Nikkor Z and F-Mount Nikkor lenses with the Mount Adapter FTZ. Buttons and dials are comfortably placed—features like the sub-selector and AF-On button are in the same position as the D850. Unmistakably Nikon.
One of the major benefits of the Z 6's thin 16mm flange back distance is that cameras can be made smaller and lighter. The Z 6 is smaller and lighter than the D750, yet it maintains outstanding handling and balance, even when using telephoto F-Mount Nikkor lenses. It's as comfortable to carry as it is to shoot with.
Intuitive touchscreen control for navigating menus, adjusting settings, reviewing shots, selecting focus and even shooting photos and videos.
The menu is a clear, simple system that'll be familiar to existing Nikon DSLR shooters and easy to master for newcomers.
A skeleton forged from ultra-strong Magnesium Alloy, the same material used in the D850 and D5 for its extreme durability and incredible strength-to-weight ratio. The same brake mechanism and shutter blade material used in the D850, tested for 200,000 cycles while actually loaded in the camera. The Z 6 is ready for the field.
Like the D750 and other Nikon DSLRs, the Z 6 is extensively weather sealed against dust and moisture, as are Nikkor Z lenses and the Mount Adapter FTZ. No need to baby this camera.
17% larger internal diameter than Nikon's acclaimed F Mount. Wider than any full-frame mount available*. It totally changes what's possible with lens design. Enhanced low-light performance. Even illumination from corner-to-corner. Maximum apertures as wide as f/0.95. Faster data transfer between camera and lens. This is the ideal balance between mount diameter, large image sensor and flange focal distance.
With the optional Mount Adapter FTZ, Z series cameras are fully compatible with over 90 F-Mount NIKKOR lenses, which retain all their sharpness, rendering power and functionality. Plus, they gain so much: smooth, fast Hybrid-AF*, silent shooting, in-camera VR and more. In total, approximately 360 F-Mount NIKKOR lenses can be used.
|Camera Type:||Mirrorless Camera|
|Lens Mount:||Nikon Z|
|Sensor Type/Size:||35.9 x 23.9 mm|
|File Formats:||Still: JPEG, RAW; Movie: MOV,MP4|
|Dust Reduction System:||Requires Capture NX-D|
|Memory Card Type:||XQD|
|ISO Sensitivity:||100-51,200 (Expanded: Low to 50; High to 204,800)|
|Shutter:||1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb, Time|
|Remote Control:||via your Smartphone and SnapBridge version 2.5|
|Metering Method:||Matrix, Centre-weighted, Spot, Highlight-weighted|
|Exposure Modes:||Auto, Programmed auto with flexible program, Shutter-priority auto, Aperture-priority auto, Manual, User settings (U1, U2, U3)|
|White Balance Modes:||Auto (3 types), Colour Temperature (2500 K-10,000 K), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Natural light auto, Preset Manual (up to 6 values), Shade|
|Burst Rate:||1-5, 5.5, 12 fps|
|Self Timer:||2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.|
|In-Camera Image Editing:||Yes|
|Connectivity:||HDMI C, USB C or SuperSpeed USB|
|Viewfinder Type:||Quad VGA OLED|
|Viewfinder Size:||1.27 cm/0.5 in.|
|Diopter Adjustment:||-4 to +2 m-1|
|Display Screen Type:||Tilting Touch|
|Video Resolution:||4K UHD, Full HD|
|File Size:||4K UHD 3840x2160, Full HD 1920x1080|
|Continuous Shooting Time:||1-5, 5.5, 12 fps|
|Audio Recording:||Linear PCM, AAC|
|Flash Modes:||Front-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow rear-curtain sync, Slow sync|
|Max Sync Speed:||1/200 sec.|
|Flash Compensation:||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available|
|Battery:||EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion|
|Weight:||585 g (20.7 oz)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm (5.3 x 4 x 2.7 in)|
|Aperture (Max. & Min.):||None|
|Camera Mount Type:||None|
|Angle of View:||None|
|Minimum Focus Distance:||None|
|Maximum Close-Up Magnification:||None|