Nikon Z6 - best FF mirrorless ? third time lucky ...

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Nikon Z6 - best FF mirrorless ? third time lucky ...
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Disclaimer: Could be Z7, assume hi-res siblings included, no animals were harmed making this post, only humans my personal opinions - your mileage may differ. A bit of fun. No investment in significant lens collection. The price of your investment could go up or down, probably down .....

Its taken me so long to pick a FF mirrorless system, none are perfect

I have used extensively now: Sony A7R ii, A7R iii, A7 ii, Canon RP, Nikon Z6, Leica SL, M240, M9. I have played a lot with Panasonic S1, Canon R. Not used Sigma FP - ruled out due to no electronic EVF

I have been back and forth with different bodies and lenses

My usage is purely amateur, in order: Street, Landscape, Buildings, Family

In summary

Key pluses:

  1. Sony - AF, lens selection
  2. Canon - Colours, high end lenses
  3. Nikon - Handling, consistent lens quality
  4. Panasonic - No AA filter, Sigma L lens series
  5. Leica - No AA and thinnest filters

Key minuses:

  1. Sony - Shutter noise, colours need work, no top display
  2. Canon - IBIS, RP sensor is 4 gen behind, R ergonomics
  3. Nikon - No third party lens selection at the moment (two from Samyang)
  4. Panasonic - Weight, cost
  5. Leica - Cost, IBIS in SL

Order of colour:

  1. Canon
  2. Nikon
  3. Leica
  4. Panasonic
  5. Sony

Order of AF:

  1. Sony
  2. Canon
  3. Nikon (firmware 3)
  4. Panasonic / Leica SL2
  5. Leica SL

Order of handling:

  1. Nikon
  2. Leica
  3. Sony
  4. Panasonic
  5. Canon

Order of fun:

  1. Nikon
  2. Leica
  3. Panasonic
  4. Sony
  5. Canon

Nikon has to win for me as the handling (so nice), fun (want to actually pick it up), colours, and last but not least, light but razor sharp 1.8 prime series are my sweet spot. Will likely pick up 24-70mm f2.8 for events/when I am feeling lazy at some point

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 FujLiver's gear list:FujLiver's gear list
Nikon Z6 Panasonic S1 Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II Nikon Z 24-70mm F4 Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 +2 more
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9) FinePix S1 Leica SL (Typ 601) Nikon Z6 Nikon Z7 Sony a7 II Sony a7R II Sony a7R III
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