If it excites you, do it. If it inspires you, live it.
First impressions of the Nikon Z 6 with food & lifestyle photographer Dominique Cherry
Your vision. Your voice.
Bring your ideas into the light. When you have a fast full-frame sensor to shoot with you have the power to make your mark.
All the way sharp
The back-illuminated 24.5 MP full-frame CMOS sensor with focal-plane AF captures richly detailed, razor-sharp images.
The blazing EXPEED 6 image processor delivers images with low noise and stunning dynamic range at both high and low ISO values.
Big mount. Big impact.
The wide 55 mm mount diameter means your Z series camera takes in more light. Just 16 mm between the mount and the camera’s full-frame image sensor means more of that light reaches the sensor.
Inspired by light
From twilight blues to graphic shadows. The powerful optical design of Nikon Z mount lenses, combined with the wide mount, gives you the power to work magic with light.
100–51200 ISO. Inspired, even after dark.
From 3am city scenes to low-light portraits, you have the freedom to catch details in the dark.
One adapter. Endless inspiration.
With the Mount Adapter FTZ attached to your Z 6 camera, you’re free to use existing F-mount NIKKOR lenses. There’s no loss of image quality. Plus non-VR lenses will find new levels of sharpness with in-camera VR.
That look. That moment.
Stay sharp with ultra-wide autofocus (AF) coverage across 90 % of the frame. Combined with the incredible focusing power of Nikon Z mount lenses, even subjects at the edge of the frame are easily detected. And vertical shooting is incredibly precise.
The AF system spots movement instantly. Even small or fast-moving subjects are tracked with absolute precision in any light. And you can use Pinpoint AF mode to hone in on the smallest details.
Inside the light
Exposure metering down to -4 EV is available when shooting with a lens that has a maximum aperture of f/2 or faster. Find nuance in shadow. Lock onto details even when the only light is the light of the moon.
Capture the expression
An intelligent Face-Detection-AF processor detects and holds faces. That glance. That expression. It’s yours—even if someone is moving quickly.
Easy subject tracking
Sometimes a lot is going on at the same time. So it is mandatory to be able to switch quickly between moving subjects in your frame. Or fixing the focus tracking on precisely one subject and not to get diverted by others. Customize the camera or lens Fn buttons to enable subject tracking in auto-area AF mode any time needed, experiencing DSLR-like operation.
Timing is everything
12 fps continuous shooting. Find full frames of beauty inside the action.
In-camera five-axis optical Vibration Reduction (VR) compensates for camera shake in five directions. Stills stay sharp. Video is steady.
Sport Mode delivers a stable viewfinder image when shooting exceptionally fast action, or when panning. When shooting video, the five-axis optical VR works with electronic VR to deliver incredibly steady footage.
The in-camera five-axis optical VR lets you shoot at shutter speeds up to five stops slower than otherwise possible.² Shoot clearer photos as daylight fades or film scenes without the unwanted effects of camera shake.
If you can see it – you can catch it
Compose freely. Nikon’s advanced 3686k-dot electronic viewfinder keeps the view smooth. The ultra-bright, ultra-sharp EVF doesn’t leave anything out of the frame.
Aspherical glass elements and protective coatings prevent flare, reflections, and dirt from limiting your view. You’ll see everything clearly, whether you’re exploring the night or shooting in bright daylight.
The large, clear OLED EVF reproduces colours naturally and handles motion smoothly. Sharp, stable images make composition comfortable—even if you’re panning quickly or have zoomed in to confirm focus.
The EVF can display images as they’ll look with settings applied—or you can go with a natural image, similar to that of an optical viewfinder. You can overlay key shooting information to aid composition in either view.
Record full-frame 4K/UHD movies at 30p. Achieve enthralling slow motion with richly detailed Full HD movies at up to 120p. You can easily capture still frames while filming in 4K or Full HD.
Oversampling from 6K enables 4K footage with spectacular fineness and detail. The fast EXPEED 6 processor ensures beautifully clean files, remarkably free of noise, moiré, and false colour.
Bright Nikon Z mount lenses offer silent autofocus and exquisite bokeh. And you can get an assist from in-camera focus peaking as you manually rack focus through a scene.
AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity can be set during movie recording. The incredible focusing power of Nikon Z mount lenses reduces the unwanted effects of focus breathing, and focus shift when zooming.
Create character. Record at a high 10-bit depth and retrieve 4x more information than with a standard 8-bit recording, giving you maximum image quality for editing and grading. Activate View Assist to see a standard image with simple grading compensation.
Balance the light. In-camera Active D-Lighting balances lights and shadows in high-contrast scenes. Perfect for footage that needs to be ready to go as soon as you’re wrapped.
Stay in tune. Record timecode in drop-frame or non-drop-frame formats, and output via 10-bit HDMI. The Z 6 is Atomos Open Protocol compatible: you can sync the start/stop of HDMI movie recording via your external recorder. Or via the camera.
ProRes RAW from camera RAW
Gain maximum flexibility when shooting video. The Nikon Z 6 can output a 12-bit RAW video stream to an external recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V.³ ⁴ The video stream is recorded as ProRes RAW,⁵ giving you maximum flexibility when grading, and extended detail in bright and dark areas. This functionality can be activated at a Nikon service centre.
Built to resist
A tough yet lightweight magnesium alloy body and extensive weather sealing are this camera’s ticket to anywhere. The durable, high-precision shutter has been tested for 200,000 cycles.
Crafted to angle
The tilting LCD monitor lets you operate AF and shutter-release functions via touch controls. And the high-resolution display makes it easy to review shots under any light.
Made to grip
The deep and secure grip of this camera feels like part of your hand. You’ll never want to put it down.
Created to use
With key buttons and controls right where you want them, every response becomes second nature. No time to set the exposure or shutter speed? There’s always Auto mode.
Speed up work flow with CFexpress
CFexpress Type B cards are supported on the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7⁶. Benefit from lightning-fast re-write speeds and blazing data transfer from camera to computer. Make light work of large files.
Connect to a smart device
Use the built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® to quickly connect to any smart device with SnapBridge. Instantly share JPEGs. Shoot stills and video remotely.
Connect to a computer
Wirelessly transfer JPEG and RAW images smoothly in Station mode or Access Point mode. Use the optional WT-7A wireless transmitter for wired/wireless LAN over greater distances.
Create eye-popping 4K/UHD time-lapse movies in-camera. Seamlessly journey through hours in just a few seconds.
Get crisp, clear stills and video when you journey through the night. Whether you’re shooting stills or video, you get the highest possible detail in the lowest light.
Make it easy
There are 20 in-camera creative effects available for stills and video, and you can add your own twist to all of them, then save for later use.
¹ As of August 23rd 2018
² Based on CIPA standards
³ In order to be compatible with Nikon RAW video, Atomos Ninja V external recorders may also require a firmware update. For more information, please check the Atomos website.
⁴ Ready your Z 6 camera for 12-bit RAW video output. Please download the latest firmware update and then take your camera to a Nikon service centre to activate RAW. Costs may be incurred when activating RAW, please enquire at the service centre.
Download the latest firmware here
Find your Nikon service centre here
⁵ ProRes RAW is a RAW video format developed by Apple Inc. in 2018.
⁶ Type B CFexpress cards manufactured by Sony, ProGrade and Lexar are supported. More card brands will be added in the future through firmware updates.
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