Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Digital Camera & 24-70mm f/4 S Lens with:
- EN-EL15b Li-ion Battery
- MH-25a Charger
- USB Cable
- HDMI/USB Cable Clip
- Accessory Shoe Cap
- Camera Strap
- Body Cap
- Rubber Eyecup
- Front & Rear Lens Caps
- Lens Hood
- Lens Case
Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Digital Camera
& 24-70mm f/4 S Lens
All-around performance. All-around amazing.
Designed with a compact body, while providing superior high-sensitivity performance and
outstanding video features, the Nikon Z6 FX-format mirrorless camera -- featuring 24.5 effective megapixels -- is ready to excel in a broad range of shooting scenarios. Taking advantage of the new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine, it achieves a standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51,200, reducing noise effectively even at the higher end while maintaining resolution. Continuous shooting at up to approx. 12 fps is also available.
Professional and amateur filmmakers alike will appreciate the camera's wide array of movie functions, including full-pixel readout full-frame 4K UHD, Full HD 100/120p and 10-bit N-Log. The Z6 offers all this in a streamlined system with the same level of reliability as Nikon DSLRs, and the superior optical performance of NIKKOR Z lenses.
This outfit includes the ultra-versatile NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens. Capture wide-angle views one moment, close-ups the next and everything in between. This reimagining of the classic everyday zoom, achieves breakthrough image quality and performance for both stills and videos.
Capture superb images in diverse situations:
With its 24.5 effective megapixels, the new Nikon FX-format backside illumination CMOS sensor works together with the new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine to attain a wide standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51,200 (expandable to ISO 50-204,800 equivalent). Focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels are efficiently distributed throughout the sensor, enabling it to cover approx. 90% of the frame with 273 focus points, and smooth AF is realized in both stills and movies. Furthermore, EXPEED 6 handles data from the image sensor rapidly, allowing up to approx. 12 fps highspeed continuous shooting.
|DELIVERING UNPARALLELED RESOLUTION WITH NIKKOR Z LENSES
The new EXPEED 6 image-processing engine helps maximize the high resolving power of NIKKOR Z and NIKKOR F lenses, along with the camera's high-pixel-count image sensor performance. It's designed to bring more sharpness to your images while effectively reducing noise, allowing the camera to achieve a maximum standard sensitivity of ISO 25,600. The engine now supports a mid-range sharpening parameter for Picture Control, Nikon's unique image creation system, which works together with the existing sharpening and clarity parameters to effectively enhance sharpness for both stills and videos. EXPEED 6 also offers diffraction compensation, which helps capture landscapes and cityscapes crisply even at slow apertures. And with the introduction of Creative Picture Controls, it enables you to create your own look more easily than ever before.
Mid-range sharpening and quick sharp for Picture Controls:
The Z6 introduces a mid-range sharpening parameter for Picture Control, Nikon's image creation system. It sits between the existing clarity parameter, which adjusts overall sharpness, and sharpening, which adjusts the appearance of details and patterns. Used together, they give you finer control over the various textures within the frame to make them look sharper or softer. If you want to control sharpening, clarity and mid-range sharpening in a simpler way, "quick sharp" is available to adjust them with a single slider.
Creative Picture Control:
In addition to the conventional Picture Control, the Z6 features 20 creative options that can be used to give an artistic look to your images instantly, encouraging you to explore your creativity further. The effect level is adjustable from 0 to 100 in increments of 11 steps. It is also possible to create custom Picture Controls by altering each preset's parameters -- such as sharpening and contrast -- in-camera, or using Picture Control Utility 2 on your computer. Creative Picture Controls are available in all exposure modes, as well as movie recording.
With digital cameras, if you select a small aperture to increase depth of field when shooting cityscapes or landscapes, it may cause a loss of sharpness across the image due to diffraction. The Z6's newly employed diffraction compensation function automatically reduces the effects of diffraction when a small aperture is used. As a result, you can get the most out of the high resolving power of NIKKOR Z and NIKKOR F lenses and the camera's high-pixel-count image sensor.
Approx. 5.0-stop vibration reduction for a wide variety of scenes, Nikon's first in-camera VR:
The Z6 incorporates an in-camera vibration reduction (VR) mechanism, providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed up to approx. 5.0 stops faster. It detects camera shake using the image's motion vector information as well as the gyro sensor, and then drives the vibration reduction unit to offer compensation in five directions: yaw, pitch, X, Y, and roll, which is likely to be noticeable in videos. By choosing the "Sport" VR mode, vibration that might occur during movie recording can be effectively suppressed. It can also work together as a hybrid VR system with electronic vibration reduction, available in 4K UHD and Full HD, whether you use NIKKOR Z lenses or NIKKOR F lenses. This delivers an even more apparent effect. The VR unit employs a lock mechanism that automatically fixes the image sensor when the camera is switched off, preventing the VR unit from damage by accidental impacts when carrying the camera around. This mechanism also makes it possible to avoid even the tiniest alteration in composition during time-lapse and interval timer photography.
273-Point On-Sensor PDAF:
273 on-sensor AF points cover 90% of the frame (approx.) horizontally and vertically. Subjects are acquired quickly when they enter the frame and tracked throughout the frame, even to the far edges. 231 on-sensor PDAF points used for video In FX-based movie format with single-point AF.
Flexible autofocus options for every scenario, Six AF-area modes:
- Pinpoint AF -- Uses a focus area half the size of single-point AF to attain precise focus on a very small area of the subject -- particularly useful for capturing subjects such as the pistil of a flower, or an intricately designed accessory.
- Single-point AF -- Focuses on the subject using just the selected focus point. This is ideal when you want to achieve focus on a particular part of a stationary
subject, such as a person's eye.
- Dynamic-area AF -- Focuses on the subject using the selected focus point. If the subject briefly leaves the selected point, the camera will focus based on information from the surrounding AF points.
- Wide-area AF (S/L) -- Captures a subject with a wider focus area. Two AF area size options are available, depending on the size of the subject.
- Auto-area AF -- Using information from all focus points, the camera automatically detects the main subject and focuses on it. When "On" is selected for "Auto-area AF face detection," the camera automatically detects faces, and users can choose which face to focus on if there is more than one. Thanks to a newly developed face-detection and subject-tracking algorithm, the AF can keep tracking a subject's face if they turn their head or briefly look away.
Advanced Scene Recognition System:
The Z6 incorporates a range of auto controls to help you obtain optimum results, using the Advanced Scene Recognition System. The camera uses the image sensor to recognize various conditions of the scene, then utilizes this information to ensure accuracy in auto exposure, auto focus, auto white balance and other auto controls, including "natural light auto" white balance and Picture Control Auto. The system also makes it possible to achieve effective flicker reduction -- both in still photography and movie recording.
3690k-dot Quad-VGA electronic viewfinder (EVF) incorporating Nikon's optical and image-processing technology:
Take an ultra-high resolution QUAD VGA display, add Nikon optics for magnification, including Aspherical lens elements and Fluorine coating, and you've got an EVF experience unlike any before it. Minimal lag and blackout, 100% frame coverage*, corner-to-corner clarity and sharp magnification. It has the feel of an optical viewfinder, and you can use it for both stills and videos.
Quick setting using (i) menu:
Pressing the (i) button while shooting provides instant access to various settings on the (i) menu. It lets you intuitively change settings while looking through the EVF, using the main command dial and sub-command dial. You can also flexibly customize the functions assigned on the (i) menu and their layout.
Four functions for smoother MF operation:
Some photographers prefer to use manual focusing instead of AF depending on the subject, and the Z6 provides four confirming functions to realize maximum focus precision. You can zoom in on the image to confirm focus in detail by pressing the zoom in button before shooting. The electronic rangefinder indicates if the subject is in focus, or if the focus point is far in front or behind. When focus is achieved, the selected focus point turns green, allowing even easier confirmation. Meanwhile, the focus distance indicator at the bottom of the display shows where focus is obtained, between infinity and the minimum range. Finally, when focus peaking display is enabled, the camera automatically detects the highest-contrast edges in the scene and highlights them in a designated color.
Portable and ergonomic camera body:
Photographers want a compact camera system, but sometimes this means sacrificing operability. Nikon tackled this problem head-on, to create a system that delivers superior operability, in spite of its compact size. The camera's grip is designed for firm grasp and takes into account the comfortable positioning of even the little finger. The operational controls, including a sub-selector, AF-ON button, ISO button and exposure compensation button, are carefully arranged to allow quick operation using the right hand in a shooting posture. A handy top display panel enables users to confirm various information at a glance. And the metallic rings around the Z mount and the root of NIKKOR Z lenses have the same look and feel, to provide a sense of unity as a system.
Touch-operable, tilting 3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot monitor:
The Z6's large, high-resolution tilting monitor offers touchpanel functionality. You can pinch and swipe to review images or confirm focus precisely, making full use of the approx. 2100k-dot high-resolution display. The monitor allows you to shoot from both high and low angles, giving greater flexibility and creativity in your shooting.
|3.2-INCH TOUCH-TILT LCD
||PINCH AND SWIPE TO REVIEW OR FOCUS PRECISELY
Robust body with superior dust and drip resistance:
The compact design of the Z6 is handy not only for everyday shooting but also when traveling to harsh, remote areas. Its body incorporates magnesium alloy in its front, back and top covers to offer reliable robustness, with a rigorously conceived design based on impact and drop simulations and quality tests conducted repeatedly throughout the development process. Effective sealing, equivalent to the D750, is applied to the joints of each exterior cover, as well as components such as the shutterrelease button and battery-chamber cover. Sealing is also employed in the NIKKOR Z lenses and Mount Adapter FTZ, to enhance total reliability as a system.
Tested for 200,000 cycles, Durable, highprecision shutter:
The Z6 employs a highly accurate shutter unit capable of speeds of 1/8000 s. To ensure durability, it uses the same brake mechanism and shutter blade material adopted by the D750, and has been tested for 200,000 cycles while actually loaded in the camera. It also incorporates a leaf spring switch for the shutter-release button, the same as the D750, allowing it to respond to a delicate touch for fewer missed opportunities.
The Z6's silent photography function prevents shutter sound or mechanical vibration by utilizing an electronic shutter, allowing you to make full use of the camera's 24.5 effective megapixels in a broad variety of scenes.
Focus shift photography:
When shooting a scene containing various subjects at different focus distances, or creating specimen pictures of insects and flowers, photographers may want to bring everything into sharp focus. The Z6's focus shift photography function enables you to shoot sequences of up to 300 frames, while gradually and automatically shifting focus position from the start point to infinity. The shutter release interval and the focus step width can be selected. Moreover, the Z6 employs a new peaking stack image function that creates a monochrome preview image automatically to confirm the areas in focus before combining the pictures -- making focus stacking more convenient than ever.
High-speed continuous shooting at up to 12 fps:
The Z6 supports continuous shooting at a maximum of approx. 12 fps. To facilitate the capture of moving subjects, it features wide AF coverage, and a focus prediction algorithm that Nikon has refined over years of DSLR camera development.
1:1 image area option:
The Z6 has an image area option with a 1:1 aspect ratio, reminiscent of 6 x 6 medium format, which is ideal for social media, where square images have become increasingly popular. You can create pictures to impress your followers, as well as experiment with the creative potential of this unique image area.
Multiple exposure options:
Multiple exposure photography lets you expand your creative options, and produce striking, one-of-a-kind images without using a computer. The Z6 offers four overlay modes -- add, average, lighten and darken -- and displays a semi-transparent view of the overlay image being created, making it easier to confirm the composition when taking the next shot. Furthermore, it lets you select a RAW file stored in the memory card to use as the first image of the overlay. If your last shot doesn't meet your satisfaction, you can delete, reshoot and replace it easily. The Z6 can also save the RAW files used for your multiple exposure, allowing you to use them individually.
XQD memory card:
The Z6 supports XQD memory cards, enabling fast reading and writing of the vast data generated from its highpixel-count image sensor. It will also support CFexpress (Type B) cards via a forthcoming firmware update, for use in a broader variety of professional applications.
AF-C mode in video recording:
The Z6 newly offers AF-C as a movie focus mode. By pressing the AF-ON button during movie recording, you can flexibly control when AF starts and stops. Used in combination with AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity options, this mode also makes it possible to use "focus pull" techniques, to make scenes more impressive. AF-C allows you to take full advantage of the shallow depth-offield and beautiful bokeh effects that an FX-format sensor and NIKKOR Z lenses offer.
More customizable AF control, adjustable AF speed and tracking sensitivity:
Focusing speed and the smoothness of focus transitions when switching between subjects can make a huge difference in movies. The Z6 lets you customize the speed and tracking sensitivity of AF when filming videos. AF speed is adjustable in 11 steps, between "Slow" (-5) and "Fast" (+5). At lower levels, focus is achieved slowly, making scenes look more cinematic. AF tracking sensitivity can be adjusted in 7 steps, from "High" (1) to "Low" (7). Select a higher sensitivity if you want to switch focus quickly to the next subject, and a lower sensitivity for maintaining focus on the current subject for longer.
Full-frame 4K UHD and Full HD 120p/100p:
The Z6 is capable of full-pixel readout, utilizing a wealth of information -- equivalent to 6K -- to deliver sharp, beautiful full-frame 4K UHD/30p movies in FX-based movie format. Active D-Lighting, electronic vibration reduction and focus peaking are now available in 4K UHD. The camera also introduces Full HD 120p/100p filming, which allows you to create regular or slow-motion footage in post-production, according to your needs. 4:2:2 10-bit N-Log and timecode functions are also employed for professional use.
Richer tonality for professional post-production, 10-bit N-Log:
If you're looking to produce professional-quality video pieces, N-Log is your ideal partner, letting you take advantage of extensive color depth range in 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI output. It captures up to approx. 1.07 billion colors and a wide dynamic range at 12 stops and 1300%, recording richer gradation information in highlights and shadows to allow for more effective color grading. The camera also has a "View assist" function that displays simple gradation compensation while recording with N-Log, which is useful for confirming the final look of the footage.
||AFTER COLOR GRADING
Record 8-bit 4K UHD data syncing with the camera, HDMI output and Atomos Open Protocol support:
Some filmmakers prefer to record footage both to an external HDMI recorder and to an in-camera memory card for backup. The Z6 allows simultaneous recording of uncompressed 8-bit 4K UHD movie files onto such devices. It also supports Atomos Open Protocol and syncs the start/stop of 4K UHD and Full HD recording on the in-camera memory card and an HDMI recorder connected to the camera, when the camera's movie-recording button is pressed.
Accurate manual focus confirmation, Focus peaking display in 4K UHD:
Many professional videographers use manual focus for accurate focusing. The Z6's focus peaking display -- now available in 4K UHD, as well as Full HD -- allows precise confirmation of focus in manual mode. The camera detects the scene's highest-contrast edges and highlights them in a designated color. You can choose to display highlights in red, yellow, blue or white, according to your subject's own coloration, and adjust between three levels of detection sensitivity. For added convenience, this peaking information will not be recorded on external devices connected via HDMI.
Highlight display using zebra patterns helps you confirm overblown highlights. You can adjust the level of brightness, to be indicated between 180-255 depending on your needs. What's more, the zebra patterns come in two varieties, selectable according to the patterns and textures of your subjects.
Many videographers shoot movies using more than one camera and combine the footage after shooting. The Z6 can record a timecodein video data, as well as including it with footage saved to an external recorder via HDMI, making it easier to synchronize footage and sounds from multiple devices in post-production. The camera also supports drop frame, which compensates time code discrepancies that occur due to differences between the original 30p or 60p video frame rate and the actual frame rate for broadcasting.
Spectacular 8K time-lapse movies with sharpness throughout the frame, Interval timer photography:
As 8K display monitors become more popular, creators increasingly demand the capacity to produce spectacular movies at higher resolutions. The Z6's interval timer mode exploits the camera's vast 24.5 megapixels (6048 x 4024 pixels) and the high resolving power of NIKKOR Z lenses, allowing you to produce amazing 8K time-lapse movies with edge-to-edge sharpness. Having 24.5 megapixels also gives you greater leeway in creating sharper 4K video via down-conversion, or adding pan and zoom effects within the frame in post-production using a computer, to inject more dynamism into the finished piece. Moreover, the Z6 offers a minimum interval setting of 0.5 s for smoother rendering of changes in the scene. From cityscapes to the movements of stars, it gives you the tools to create truly impressive time-lapse movies.
Easily produce high-quality 4K UHD time-lapse movies, In-camera time-lapse movie function:
If you want to create high-resolution time-lapse movies without the need for post-production editing, the Z6's in-camera, full-frame 4K UHD time-lapse movie function comes in handy. The camera automatically converts fullpixel (over 8K-size) still images into high-quality 4K UHD time-lapse video. This is also available in Full HD, as well as silent in-camera time-lapse photography.
Silent option for time-lapse and interval timer photography:
With the Z6's silent photography function, you can shoot outdoors for hours at night without worrying about the shutter release sound. It also prevents mechanical vibration, making it ideal for capturing scenes such as starry night skies where you want to avoid the tiniest image blur. And since there is no mechanical wear, it is suitable for shooting interval timer sequences that require a huge number of images.
Exposure smoothing with extended low-light metering range:
Capturing overnight star movements is a popular application for time-lapse videos. Nikon's unique exposure smoothing function reduces subtle exposure variations between frames in time-lapse and interval timer shooting, which can create unattractive flickering effects when converted into video. What's more, it extends exposure metering capability beyond -3 EV and lets you shoot starry night skies using aperture-priority auto mode when employed with silent mode. Photographers can enjoy shooting star movements from midnight until dawn, when brightness changes significantly, in one continuous sequence.
In-camera RAW batch processing:
Shooting in RAW gives greater leeway in post-production, letting photographers draw the most from the images they capture. However, processing RAW has always been extremely time-consuming. The Z6 resolves this issue by offering a convenient, in-camera RAW batch-processing feature, which enables you to quickly apply the same adjustments to selected images. It can process 1000 RAW files in approx. 38 minutes.
Direct connection with built-in Wi-Fi for faster image transfers, SnapBridge ver. 2.5:
SnapBridge enriches your image experience by connecting your camera and smart device seamlessly. In addition to connection via Bluetooth, the new SnapBridge ver. 2.5 offers direct connection via built-in Wi-Fi. It makes it easier to transfer images (JPEG) and videos to a smart device and to shoot remotely.
Direct connection to a computer, Built-in Wi-Fi:
With the Z6, built-in Wi-Fi isn't just for connection with your smart device: you can also use it to directly connect the camera to your computer. Original JPEG and RAW images as well as videos can be transferred at up to approx. 433 Mbps for editing on computer. There are two modes available: camera access point mode, which supports direct connection between computer and camera; and station (STA) mode, which allows connection via a router. Dual-band communication is now supported, making it possible to choose 5 GHz band in STA mode for faster communication, in addition to 2.4 GHz band.