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Nikon Z6 Camera Review

The Nikon Z6 is one of Nikon’s first two full frame mirrorless ILC cameras. Of course the other option is the higher resolution Nikon Z7. It features an all new all electronic mount and is compatible with existing AF-S and AF-P lenses with an adapter. Older Nikon lenses can also be used, but they will not autofocus and even older lenses may not meter properly due to the new lens mount design. Nikon has been tweaking the venerable F-mount since it was released in the 1950’s and slowly moving more towards an electronic based mount.

The new Nikon Z6 camera uses a new variant of the EN-EL15 battery, the EN-EL15B, but it is backwards compatible with earlier versions as well. this is a good move by Nikon to maintain the same battery system for existing users of the mid-range and better DSLR bodies. It uses a single XQD memory card, for which it has received some criticism. Not because of the choice of the card type, but because it only offers a single card slot. The Sony A7 Mark III offers dual card slots, although only one of the slots is high speed.

Nikon opted to add image stabilization to the camera body as well as offering in specific lenses. They have engineered the system so that if the attached lens offers image stabilization the body stabilization works together with it in conjunction to improve the stability.

Pricing*

  • Nikon Z6 Body Only - $1996.95
  • Nikon Z6 with FTZ Adapter - $2146.90
  • Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm Lens - $2596.95

*Pricing from Manufacturer's website - Current selling price may be different.

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Specs

Sensor Size Full Frame
Megapixels 24.5
Body Construction magnesium-alloy
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7
Weight 1.29
Weather Sealed Yes
Memory Card XQD
Dual Command Wheels Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100
ISO Range 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-204800)
Mirror Lock Up Not Applicable
Burst Rate 12
LCD Size 3.2
LCD Resolution 2,100,000
Articulated LCD Screen Tilt Only
Touchscreen Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Remote Shutter Release Wired Only
WiFi Yes
GPS No
AF Points 273
AF Sensitivity -3ev
Minimum Shutter Speed 30
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000
Flash Sync Speed 1/200
Built In Flash No
Wireless TTL Flash No
Video Specs 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (H.264)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps (H.264)
Mic In Yes
Headphone Out Yes
Built In Mic Stereo

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