Nikon Z6

Announced Aug 23, 2018 •
25 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
Product description
Announced Aug 23, 2018

The Nikon Z 6 is the company's midrange full-frame mirrorless camera. It features a 24.5MP BSI-CMOS sensor, a hybrid AF system with 273 points and 90% coverage and 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The rugged body is similar in design to the D750/D850 DSLRs and is fully sealed against dust and moisture. It features a 3.68M-dot electronic viewfinder and tilting 3.2", 2.1M-dot touchscreen LCD. An OLED panel on the top plate displays current shooting settings. Photos are stored on an XQD card.

The Z 6 can shoot continuously at 12 fps with AE locked and 5.5 fps with continuous AF/AE. It can capture oversampled 4K video for maximum resolution. You can use the same features for videos as you can for stills, including 5-axis IS and the hybrid AF system (with 435 points here). The Z 6 supports focus peaking, zebra patterns, time code and 10-bit Log output over HDMI. The camera can record 8-bit video internally and externally at the same time.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi (802.11ac) with Bluetooth as well as the ability to connect directly to a PC.

Product timeline
Review, Jan 14, 2019
Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 6048 x 4024
Effective pixels 25 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-204800)
Lens mount Nikon Z
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 2,100,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types XQD card
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 675 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz)
Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68 mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.68)
GPS None

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Our review

The Nikon Z6 is a well-built full-frame mirrorless camera that produces excellent stills and 4K video. Autofocus is reliable most of the time, including during burst shooting, though selecting a subject on which to track is clumsy. The camera's built-in image stabilization works well on native and 'classic' Nikon glass. Battery life isn't class-leading, and some improvements related to manual focus in video should be addressed, but overall Nikon has a winner in the Z6.

Good for: Everyday shooting, video

Not so good for: Sports and action

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