The Nikon Z6 is one in all two full-frame mirrorless cameras that Nikon launched in August of 2018. It is similar to its huge brother, the Z7, with the principle variations being the sensor (24MP vs 46MP) and the lower in decision that comes together with it. The Z6 additionally has fewer phase-detect autofocus factors (273 vs 493) because of the lower-res sensor. In any other case, you are getting the identical rugged physique, the identical (principally) acquainted controls and entry to a small however soon-to-grow assortment of Z-mount lenses.

Specs apart, the Z6 is for a really totally different viewers than the Z7. The latter is for these in search of ultra-high decision and would even be contemplating cameras just like the Sony a7R III and Nikon D850. The Z6, alternatively, is meant to be be extra interesting to these seeking to improve from crop-sensor cameras or previous-generation full-frame DSLRs.

The Z6 will finally be in comparison with its DSLR sibling, the D750 (which is getting on in years, however nonetheless very succesful). Whereas the 2 cameras have totally different designs, they function equally, with autofocus modes and video being the probably the most important variations.

Key specs:

  • 24.5MP full-frame BSI-CMOS sensor
  • Hybrid autofocus system w/273 phase-detect factors
  • As much as 12 fps burst capturing (Uncooked + JPEG)
  • 3.69M-dot OLED viewfinder
  • 2.1M-dot tilting contact LCD
  • OLED prime plate show
  • Single XQD card slot
  • UHD 4K seize as much as 30p
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 N-Log output over HDMI
  • As much as 100Mbps H.264 8-bit inside video seize
  • SnapBridge Wi-Fi system with Bluetooth
Out of digicam JPEG | ISO 7200 | 1/250 sec | F1.8 | Nikkor Z 50mm lens
Photograph by Dan Bracaglia

If these specs look acquainted, it is as a result of they’re virtually an identical to that of the Z7, with decision and the variety of AF factors being the principle variations. You do reap the advantages of the decrease decision sensor when capturing bursts, with a prime body charge of 12 fps (versus 9) and the power to seize extra images per burst. In any other case, you are getting the identical design and improvements discovered the Z6’s huge brother, which is considerably dearer.

The Z6 is bought body-only for $1999 or with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 S lens for $2599. In the event you purchase the $249 FTZ (F-to-Z mount) adapter on the similar time, Nikon will knock $100 off of the value.

What’s new and the way it compares

The Z6 makes use of the all-new Z-mount together with a full-frame 24MP sensor with 5-axis picture stabilization in-built, together with a hybrid AF system and oversampled 4K video.

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Physique and dealing with

The Z6 has glorious construct high quality, acquainted controls and loads of customizability, although some favorites from Nikon DSLRs did not make the lower.

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Operation and controls

The Z6 could be personalized in quite a few methods, and we respect its potential to have separate settings for stills and video.

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Picture high quality

The Z6’s 24MP sensor has glorious decision and excessive ISO efficiency, although on uncommon events you might even see banding if shadow areas are brightened.

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Pattern Gallery

See how the Z6’s images look in our in depth pattern gallery.

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