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Nikon Z 6 Mirrorless Camera with 24-70mm Lens

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Nikon Z 6 Mirrorless Camera with 24-70mm Lens
Key Features
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
Part of Nikon's next step in their imaging journey, the Z 6 Mirrorless Camera is positioned as the "all-arounder" within the new Z System. Beginning with the Z Mount itself, a large-diameter design with a short 16mm flange distance allows Nikon to create compact, yet powerful cameras and develop more advanced optics. The Z 6 is among the first in the series, and features a high-performing FX-format 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine delivering outstanding image quality and speed with a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200.
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Nikon Z6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Nikon Z System
  • 324.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Processor
  • 44K UHD Video Recording
  • 5273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • 6Body Design
  • 7NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens
  • 8Z 6II Firmware Ver. 1.30 (Released 10/19/2021)

Part of Nikon's next step in their imaging journey, the Z 6 Mirrorless Camera is positioned as the "all-arounder" within the new Z System. Beginning with the Z Mount itself, a large-diameter design with a short 16mm flange distance allows Nikon to create compact, yet powerful cameras and develop more advanced optics. The Z 6 is among the first in the series, and features a high-performing FX-format 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine delivering outstanding image quality and speed with a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200.

On the sensor you will find an advanced phase-detect autofocus system using 273 points covering 90% of the image area, and the sensor features 5-axis Vibration Reduction technology for stabilized photos and video regardless of the lens used. This advanced hybrid AF system will also benefit video. The Z 6 features UHD 4K recording at up to 30p and can use the N-Log gamma profile along with the camera's 10-bit HDMI output to create cinema-quality video.

As with many mirrorless systems, the Z Series boasts a much more compact form factor than its DSLR counterparts. The Z 6 is no exception with its slimmed down design and lighter build, though it maintains the weather sealing and ergonomics for which Nikon is known. The camera features multiple displays and screens for ease of use, including a 0.80x 3.6m-dot EVF with NIKKOR optics and a Fluorine coating, ensuring clear viewing. The rear of the camera is equipped with a 3.2" 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD while the top offers a dot-matrix OLED for quickly checking settings. Additionally, the body is equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Nikon Z System

Introducing the Z mount, Nikon's full-frame mirrorless system promises to deliver class-leading image quality and optics in a compact form factor. The Z mount itself makes much of this possible with a 17% larger inner diameter than the F mount, enabling the use of more advanced optics and lens designs, including ultra-fast f/0.95 options. For minimizing camera and lens size, the Z mount features a 65% shorter flange distance, measuring just 16mm, which allows for dramatically slimmed down body designs. The larger mount also supports faster and larger-volume communications between the body and lens to improve overall performance throughout the system.

24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Processor

A 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor is used for all-around shooting, impressive low-light quality, and fast readout speeds to benefit continuous shooting, movies, and time-lapse recording. The back-illuminated design of the sensor affords noticeably cleaner high-sensitivity output for reduced noise when working at high ISO values, up to a native ISO 51200, as well as vivid and smooth quality at sensitivities as low as ISO 100. Benefitting the sensor is the apt EXPEED 6 image processor, which affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to shoot continuously at 12 fps in raw.

4K UHD Video Recording

Utilizing the sensor and processor attributes for more than just still imagery, the Z 6 is also a more-than-capable multimedia camera. Video recording is possible at UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) using either the full-frame area or a DX crop area in 30p, 25, or 24p frame rates. Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported at up to 120p for slow motion playback, and video files can be saved to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out.

Advanced video functionalities have been added with the Z 6. This includes the N-Log gamma for capturing flat-looking footage that maximizes dynamic range. Other additions are the ability to output high-quality 10-bit data over HDMI and an Electronic VR function for smooth handheld shooting. Focus Peaking can be used to benefit manual focus control and a Zebra Stripes option is also available to help detect over-exposed areas within the frame. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality, and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.

Further complementing video capabilities, the Z 6 is eligible for an optional ProRes RAW upgrade, enabling the camera to output ProRes RAW footage to a compatible Atomos external recorder. This upgrade provides greater color grading flexibility with the ProRes codec along with the ability to output uncompressed 12-bit raw footage over HDMI. This upgrade requires sending the camera to Nikon's Service Department for installation.

273-Point Phase-Detect AF System

Located on the sensor is an array of 273 phase-detect autofocus points covering 90% of the image area both vertically and horizontally. This provides fast and accurate focusing for both stills and video and with a wide coverage area, subject tracking will work out to near the edges of the frame. Hybrid AF is available for video, which will automatically switch between phase- and contrast-detect systems to provide smooth focus during shooting. Additionally, the latest NIKKOR Z lenses are optimized for silent operation.

Body Design

  • Built-in to the body is a 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration Reduction mechanism for up to 5 stops of stabilization regardless of the lens used. This system also works with adapted lenses when using the optional FTZ Adapter where 3-axis stabilization is used.
  • A large 3.2" 2.1m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, and vivid image playback and live view shooting. The screen has a tilting design to benefit working from both high and low angles, and it is also a touchscreen for more intuitive operation, navigation, and settings control.
  • A 3.6m-dot electronic finder is present for comfortable eye-level viewing. It has a high 0.80x magnification and uses NIKKOR optics to guarantee a sharp, clear image. The finder also has a Fluorine coating for easier cleaning.
  • The top panel of the Z 6 is configured with a dot-matrix OLED. This low-energy display provides quick access to important camera settings.
  • Configured with one CFexpress Type B/XQD memory card slot, the camera will be able to quickly save photo and video files.
  • A robust magnesium-alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • The ergonomic grip and overall form factor is shaped to benefit handling for extended periods of time and is further accentuated by an anti-slip material and a joystick for seamless settings and focus point selection.
  • Built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of low-resolution imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the camera and a smart device and, additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.
  • Included EN-EL15b rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 310 shots per charge, and in-camera charging is supported. This camera is also compatible with EN-EL15 and EN-EL15a batteries, however do not support in-camera charging.

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens

Included with the camera body is the standard zoom NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens, which covers a wide-angle to portrait-length range and features a constant f/4 maximum aperture. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element as well as a unique aspherical extra-low dispersion element; both of which help to greatly reduce a variety of aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and accurate color rendering. A Nano Crystal Coating is also used to control flare and ghosting for increased contrast in strong lighting conditions. Suiting both photo and video applications, a stepping AF motor is also featured for smooth, near-silent autofocus performance.

Z 6II Firmware Ver. 1.30 (Released 10/19/2021)

  • Portrait Impression Balance items have been added to the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU and MOVIE SHOOTING MENU
  • The monitor now shows the shooting display while tilted when On is selected for Image review in the PLAYBACK MENU
  • Voice memo has been added to the options available for Custom Setting f2 (Custom controls) > Movie record button in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU. In this role, the movie-record button can be used during playback to record and play voice memos up to 60 seconds long.
  • Custom Setting f4 (Aperture lock) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU now available when an FTZ mount adapter is attached
  • The flash-ready light on SB-5000 flash units will light if a WR-R10 or WR-R11b is used for wireless remote flash photography
  • Fixed: Focus would normally remain locked if the AF-ON button was kept pressed while the shutter-release button was used to take a series of pictures, the camera would refocus without input from the AF-ON button
  • Fixed: Custom Setting a6 (AF activation) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU set to AF-ON only with Enable selected for Out-of-focus release
  • Fixed: Continuous L or Continuous H selected for Release mode
  • Fixed: Single AF selected for Focus mode
  • Fixed: Single-point AF selected for AF-area mode
  • UPC: 018208015986

    Nikon Z6 Specs

    Imaging
    Lens MountNikon Z
    Sensor Type35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
    Sensor ResolutionActual: 25.28 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.5 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
    Crop FactorNone
    Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2
    Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
    Bit Depth14-Bit
    Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Exposure Control
    ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 50 to 204800)
    Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/8000 to 30 Seconds
    Bulb Mode
    Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
    Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range-4 to 17 EV
    White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
    Continuous ShootingUp to 12 fps at 24.5 MP
    Up to 5.5 fps at 24.5 MP
    Interval RecordingYes
    Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
    Video
    Recording ModesMOV/MP4/H.264
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
    External Recording Modes10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)Full HD (1920 x 1080)
    Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
    Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
    Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input
    Audio File FormatAAC, Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Focus
    Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
    Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Full-Time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 273
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder TypeElectronic
    Viewfinder Size0.5"
    Viewfinder Resolution3,690,000 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point21 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage100%
    Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.8x
    Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
    Monitor
    Size3.2"
    Resolution2,100,000 Dot
    Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
    Flash
    Built-In FlashNo
    Flash ModesFirst-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
    Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
    External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
    Interface
    Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: CFexpress Type B / XQD
    Internal MemoryNone
    Connectivity3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), Nikon DC2, USB Type-C (USB 3.0)
    WirelessWi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    GPSNo
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity0 to 85%
    Physical
    Battery1 x EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 4 x 2.7" / 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm
    Weight1.29 lb / 585 g (Body Only)
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length24 to 70mm
    Maximum Aperturef/4
    Minimum Aperturef/22
    Angle of View84° to 34° 20'
    Maximum Magnification0.3x
    Minimum Focus Distance11.81" / 30 cm
    Optical Design14 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Image StabilizationNo
    Filter Size72 mm (Front)
    Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 4.96" / 89 x 126 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight6.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.25 x 9 x 6"
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