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Nikon Z6 II Mirrorless Camera with 24-70mm f/4 Lens

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Nikon Z6 II Mirrorless Camera with 24-70mm f/4 Lens
Key Features
  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processors
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 14 fps Cont. Shooting, ISO 100-51200
More speed, more versatility, more performance, the Nikon Z6 II is an updated take on the all-rounder mirrorless camera designed for high-end photo and video applications. Despite the wealth of upgrades, the Z6 II retains its familiar form factor and prized image quality to benefit working multimedia image-makers.
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Nikon Z6 II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Second Generation Z
  • 324.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and Dual EXPEED 6 Processors
  • 4UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 5273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • 6Vibration Reduction
  • 7Body Design
  • 8NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens
  • 9Z6 II Firmware Ver. 1.30 (Released 10/19/2021)

More speed, more versatility, more performance, the Nikon Z6 II is an updated take on the all-rounder mirrorless camera designed for high-end photo and video applications. Despite the wealth of upgrades, the Z6 II retains its familiar form factor and prized image quality to benefit working multimedia image-makers.

Revolving around a 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor and dual EXPEED 6 image processors, the Z6 II is characterized by an increased buffer depth and faster continuous shooting rate, up to 14 fps with single-point AF or 12 fps shooting in other focusing modes. Video recording at UHD 4K 30p is possible, or up to FHD 120p for slow-motion output, and external recording gains 10-bit out along with N-Log and HLG (HDR) support. The sensor also suits working in a variety of lighting conditions, with sensitivity from ISO 100-51200, and in-body 5-axis Vibration Reduction reduces the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, the sensor also incorporates a 273-point phase-detection AF system, which now supports Eye-Detect AF in Wide-Area AF modes and during movie recording, and permits focusing in low-light down to -4.5 EV.

Balancing the imaging, the Z6 II retains its overall physical design, however it has been updated with a new dual memory card slot interface to hold one CFexpress Type B card and one SD UHS-II card for more flexible storage. Both a high-res 3.6m-dot OLED EVF and rear 3.2" 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD lend versatility to image composition and playback, and SnapBridge wireless connectivity can be used for remote camera control, image sharing to a mobile device, and even over-the-air firmware updates.

Firmware version 1.10 unlocks UHD 4K recording at 60p and 50p frame rates, enables raw video output to Blackmagic Design Video Assist external recorders, and improves eye-detection performance when using Auto-Area AF and Wide-Area AF modes.

Second Generation Z
Improving upon their initial efforts, Nikon has revised the Z6 platform to offer more speed, faster processing, and greater versatility without sacrificing the beloved qualities of the original camera.
  • Dual EXPEED 6 image processors offer increased buffer performance, a faster 14 fps continuous shooting rate, and noticeably reduced blackout times in the viewfinder.
  • Updated autofocus now includes Eye and Face Detection for both humans and animals in the Wide-Area AF mode, for both photo and video recording.
  • Timed long exposure shooting is now possible for up to 900 seconds (15 minutes) without the need of an external remote.
  • Dual memory card slots offer more flexible file storage capabilities; one CFexpress Type B and one SD UHS-II slot permit overflow, segregated, and repetitive saving options.
  • USB Type-C port permits in-camera charging or continuous power for on-the-go charging or extended shooting times.
  • The rotation direction of the focus ring on lenses can be switched to suit one's familiarity.
  • Support for HDR (HLG) mode when recording externally gives instant HDR-suitable video files for immediate playback. N-Log is also available for enhanced control during post-production and grading, too.
  • Future firmware update will add UHD 4K 60p recording, in addition to the current 30p frame rate.
  • 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 will be available in early 2021.
  • The SnapBridge wireless connectivity can be used to update the camera's firmware, instead of relying on a memory card-based system of updating.
  • Updated creative shooting modes include Multiple Exposure, 20 different Picture Control settings, and in-camera Timelapse recording. There is also a Focus Shift mode for recording up to 300 sequential frames with the focus position shifted between exposures for focus stacking applications.
  • Compatible with optional MB-N11 Power Battery Pack for additional battery life and improved handling.
24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and Dual EXPEED 6 Processors
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 clean 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 are dual EXPEED 6 image processors, which affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to shoot continuously at 14 fps for up to 124 consecutive frames.
UHD 4K Video Recording
Utilizing the sensor and processor attributes for more than just still imagery, the Z6 II is also a more-than-capable multimedia camera. UHD 4K video recording is possible with full pixel readout up to 30p and Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported at up to 120p for slow motion playback. 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 Z6 II, including the N-Log gamma for capturing flat-looking footage that maximizes dynamic range and HLG (HDR) for recording HDR-ready footage. 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.

Firmware version 1.10 unlocks UHD 4K recording at 60p and 50p frame rates and enables raw video output to Blackmagic Design Video Assist external recorders, and also improves eye-detection performance Auto-Area AF and Wide-Area AF modes.
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.
Vibration Reduction
In-body 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration Reduction compensates for up to 5 stops of camera shake regardless of the Z-type lens being used. This system also works with adapted F-mount lenses, when using the optional FTZ Adapter, where 3-axis stabilization is used.
Body Design
  • 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 OLED 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 Z6 II 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 and one UHS-II SD card slot, flexible file storage is possible with the option to use repetitive, overflow, or segregated storage methods.
  • 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. Additionally, SnapBridge can also be used as an easier method of updating the camera's firmware.
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.
Z6 II 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: 018208016631

    Nikon Z6 II Specs

    Lens MountNikon Z
    Sensor ResolutionActual: 25.28 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.5 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
    Sensor Type35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
    Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Built-In ND FilterNone
    Capture TypeStills & Video
    Exposure Control
    Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
    Shutter Speed1/8000 to 900 Seconds
    Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
    ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
    100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
    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 BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
    Continuous ShootingUp to 14 fps at 24.5 MP for up to 124 Frames
    Interval RecordingYes
    Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
    Still Image Capture
    Image Sizes3:2 JPEG
    3936 x 2624
    2944 x 1968
    1968 x 1312
    1:1 JPEG
    4016 x 4016
    3008 x 3008
    2000 x 2000
    16:9 JPEG
    6048 x 3400
    4528 x 2544
    3024 x 1696
    Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2
    Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
    Bit Depth14-Bit
    Internal Video Capture
    Recording ModesH.264/MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
    Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
    Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
    Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
    Audio Recording AAC Audio
    2-Channel LPCM Audio
    External Video Capture
    External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
    Full HD (1920 x 1080)
    IP StreamingNone
    Media/Memory Card SlotSlot 1: CFexpress Type B / XQD
    Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
    Video I/O1 x Mini-HDMI Output
    Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
    Other I/O1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
    1 x Nikon DC2 Input
    Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
    WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
    Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
    Resolution2,100,000 Dot
    Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
    Secondary DisplayTop: Status Display
    TypeBuilt-In Electronic
    Resolution3,690,000 Dot
    Eye Point21 mm
    MagnificationApprox. 0.8x
    Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
    Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
    Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
    Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 273
    Autofocus Sensitivity-6 to +19 EV
    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
    Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity0 to 85%
    Battery Type1 x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
    Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
    Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
    Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 4 x 2.7" / 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm
    Weight1.4 lb / 615 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
    Weight1.1 lb / 500 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight4.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 7.3 x 5.2"

    Nikon Z6 II Reviews

    Nikon Z6ii review

    By Peter
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-01

    I already own a Nikon Z6 but needed another camera for an upcoming trip. I love the Z6. The ergonomics and feel of the camera are just right. The Z6ii is essentially the same camera but with a dual memory card slot. That's it. It doesn't seem faster and it doesn't have the firmware updates that the regular Z6 has, but it feels great and operates very efficiently. I did intend on purchasing the Nikon Z7ii, but for the added price of that camera and the numerous reviews that I read, just about all saying that the Z7ii has a higher sensor resolution, the Z6ii definitely affords way more bang for the buck. The bag was just a throw in from B&H, and I would have preferred another lens adapter, as some of the competitors are offering as their package, but the bag is really nice. It is sturdy and very well padded. The retail price surprised me at like $170.00, so thanks B&H. Unfortunately it is too small for my cameras and lenses. As a grab-and-go bag for one camera and attached lens, you can squeeze in another two smaller lenses, but that's all. Most importantly, I continue to buy from B&H with CONFIDENCE because I know they will be there for me in tech support, LiveChat, and customer service. This camera can be had at the same price I paid B&H from competing sellers, but you would not be getting the B&H buying experience and incredible quick delivery. Most of my purchases from B&H this year arrive between 24 and 48 hours of my order being submitted. In fact my last order went in late morning on a Monday and it was at my door before noon the very next day.


    By David
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-22

    I am really happy with this; the kit lens is surprisingly sharp, and for a real estate photographer, having the histogram and level display is really useful, as it the ability to do 5-shot 2 stop brackets for HDR. My only gripe is that you cannot set the shutter release mode in User modes, which means I have to remember to reset it every shoot; a nuisance, not a dealbreaker. The camera feels really solid, and the menu system is logical (unlike a Sony I had, which was a nightmare).

    A Sure-fire Winner!

    By Joe
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-10

    It's been a while since I've been this excited about a camera. I shoot travel, portraits, architecture, landscape, food, flowers, and street, and the Z 6ii does well with all of them. And it's always a pleasure doing business with B&H!

    Great camera -useful lens

    By Steve
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-10

    The camera produces great images. Built ruggedly and takes everything a pro can throw at it. The 5 axis IS is a welcome addition. While not having the opportunity (yet) to fully test the kens, initial impressions are that in a very lightweight body, the lens produces sharp and contrasty images with nice bokeh.

    My new video camera

    By Marc
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-08

    This is my first dive into mirrorless and I'm impressed. I got this camera mostly to do video work and it's a beast. Works great with my gimbal and the images and video are on point. LOVE IT!

    Must Have Camera for Professional Photographers

    By Jason
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-05

    I have two Nikon Z6 II mirrorless camera bodies that I purchased through B&H. I bought the second one about 1 year after the first because I loved it so much and use the second camera with a different lens to save time. It's efficient, clean, and accurate (when using high quality, professional Nikkor lenses). If you are already invested in the Nikon ecosystem/glass, this is a must have camera body upgrade for the professional photographer. Just buy it already because you won't regret it!

    Good purchase

    By Charles
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-30

    Pictures are sharp and clear with amazingly good pics even at 25,000 ISO and I am coming from the D 500 which is very good. There are so many options and ways of customizing this it's amazing. I looked over many others and this was the best for the money for me.

    Used these for a year. Regret it. Don't waste your money.

    By Aaron
    Rated 2 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-29

    Been a longtime Nikon user and this is the first that I regret buying. After using two Z6ii's for almost a year, I decided I can't deal with them anymore. Despite what the influencers online say, the AF is really horrible for shooting events in darkness (even with AF assist lights). It's low light AF in every mode with any lens is as bad as cameras from 10-15 years ago. No exaggeration. Sensor isn't great either for today's standards - clips highlights easy, colors from raw files are a bit mushy, and sensor also lacks sharpness (probably because of the AA filter). Camera will also overheat while shooting stills when using certain CFe cards such as Lexar (which are even recommended by Nikon!), and it will result in the loss of images because it won't write any files stored in the buffer once it overheats (it won't even write to the backup slot). Poor software design. I lost a buffer full of about 100 wedding images due to this issue. Also, having to use two different memory card types for each slot is annoying (not to mention the CFe's are expensive). I could go on but overall this camera is a liability with poor performance. Body feels nice in hand though.

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    Can you tether this camera to a computer for a ...

    Can you tether this camera to a computer for a live view?
    Asked by: Mary
    Yes. I use a USB-C cable from tether tools and Lightroom. You can also set it up as a webcam.
    Answered by: Emre
    Date published: 2022-06-29

    What is the shutter count?

    What is the shutter count?
    Asked by: Allan
    Answered by: Julian
    Date published: 2022-08-15

    I have canon EFs.. does it work with adapter?

    I have canon EFs.. does it work with adapter?
    Asked by: Rev Joby Varghese
    Technically there are adapters to attach EF and EF-S lenses to a Nikon Z mount adapter. The Z6II is very new and most have not tested that model. And they have not been tested with every model lens. And EF-S lenses are not full frame so you will crop the image by 1.5 times and subsequently lose a lot of resolution. These are some lens adapter options,
    Answered by: Robert
    Date published: 2020-12-16

    What is the number of pictures that can be taken ...

    What is the number of pictures that can be taken with a fully charged battery?
    Asked by: Francis
    The CIPA testing rates the battery to last for about 400 photos.
    Answered by: Dan
    Date published: 2020-12-16

    What is the number of pictures that can be taken ...

    What is the number of pictures that can be taken with the battery fully charged?
    Asked by: Francis
    Based on experience with the Z6 and the ENEL-15b battery, it is reasonable to expect about 1000 shots per charge, assuming you don’t have wifi or bluetooth running, you don’t chimp your pictures. The Z6ii uses the ENEL-15c battery, which holds slightly more charge. It is reasonable to assume at least the equivalent of the Z6, but probably more under the same circumstances. I’ve gotten as many as 1300 photos on a fully charged battery in the Z6.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-12-16

    What is the Base iso?

    What is the Base iso?
    Asked by: Joel
    ISO 100 is the native ISO but the camera has a range of 50 to 204800.
    Answered by: Stephen
    Date published: 2020-12-21

    How would the z6II compare to the D810?

    How would the z6II compare to the D810?
    Asked by: Dana
    Nikon Z6 mark II has less megapixels but its native ISO will allow you to take images with less noise at a higher ISO range than Nikon D810. Full frame mirrorless cameras are also very advance with autofocus speed and Video performance. Mirrorless cameras also have electronic view finders which could be an advantage when you shooting in low light situation. If you want a camera with similar amount of megapixels as the D810, I will recommend Nikon Z7 Mark II.
    Answered by: llinelva
    Date published: 2021-07-12

    i have a 15-30mm g2 and 70-200mm g2 from tamron ...

    i have a 15-30mm g2 and 70-200mm g2 from tamron w/ my d750. is it worth it to sell my whole kit in favor of a new purely mirrorless setup? should I just upgrade the body and get the ftz adapter so I can keep my lenses? or should I just upgrade to something like the d780/d850? i mostly shoot weddings but sometimes do sports and filmmaking on the side. thoughts?
    Asked by: Zain
    Please review the following item in order to adapt your lens. Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter BH #NIFTZ • MFR #4185
    Answered by: hectorm
    Date published: 2021-12-12
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