Adaptability. It's about remaining fluid, open. Preparing for nothing, but being ready for anything.Thriving in whatever situation comes along. The Z6 is perhaps the most adaptable camera we've ever created. It's at the sweet spot of speed,resolution and low-light performance. All combined with the advantages of a lightweight mirrorless design, a revolutionary new full-frame lens mount with matched lenses and seamless integration with Nikon's DSLR system-including the F-Mount NIKKOR lenses you love. This is mirrorless versatility as only Nikon could create.
At home in your hands.
A deep grip design and balanced weight feel great with both NIKKOR Z and F-Mount NIKKOR lenses with the Mount Adapter FTZ. Buttons and Dials are comfortably placed with features like the sub-selector and AF-On button in the same position as the D850. Unmistakably Nikon.
Big Performance. Small footprint.
One of the major benefits of the Z6's thin 16mm flange back distance is that cameras can be made smaller and lighter. The Z6 is smaller and lighter than the D750, yet it maintains outstanding handling and balance, even when using telephoto F-Mount NIKKOR lenses. It's as comfortable to carry as it is to shoot with.
Flagship Nikon Durability.
A skeleton forged with ultra-strong magnesium allow, the same material used int he D850 and D5 for its extreme durability and incredible strength-to-weight ratio. The same brake mechanism and shutter blade material used int he D850, tested for 200,000 cycles while actually loaded in the camera. The Z6 is ready for the field.
Fast, accurate autofocus.
273-Point On-Sensor PDAF
2732on-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.
New Hybrid Autofocus
Using an AF algorithm optimized for its FX-format sensor, Z 6 automatically switches between focal-plane phase-detect AF and contrast-detect AF to fine-tune focus. The light-shielding phase detection pixels are carefully arranged on the sensor to preserve light, ensuring accurate AF even in dim lighting.
New Subject Tracking
Whether shooting eye-level with the EVF or in Live View with the LCD, Auto Area AF smoothly tracks your subject. When shooting portraits for example the system pays attention to the upper body, too, maintaining focus position when your subject briefly turns away from the camera or moves out of view.
Eye-Detection AF is a powerful tool for capturing portraits that tracks and locks focus on your subject’s eye not only with AF-S (Single AF) mode, but also with AF-C (Continuous AF) mode—especially useful when your subject keeps changing their pose. Eye-Detection AF is also capable of intelligently recognizing the eyes of multiple people in the frame,giving you the freedom to choose which person and eye to focus on and can even remain locked on eyes that become partially or temporarily obstructed.
New Animal Detection AF
Capture still images when focus has been acquired on a dog or cat's eye, even in situations that were previously difficult for auto-area AF. When shooting video dog or cat’s face can be detected.
Pure Viewing Experience
New 3.6m-Dot Quad VGA Viewfinder
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 (approx.), 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.
New Icon-Driven Info Display
All relevant info is displayed out of the way and is easy on the eyes. Anew customizable menu appears right inside the viewfinder, so you can quickly adjust settings without ever taking your eye off the shot. Focus modes, white balance, exposure, VR settings, Picture Controls, and more—all within eye’s reach. Preview exposure and white balance changes,image stabilization and depth-of-field in real time. You can even review the photo or video you just shot.
In-Body VR Image Stabilization
Up To 5 Stops Of VR Image Stabilization
Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization is applied to whatever Nikkor Z lens you’re using. Up to five stops3 of image stabilization in up to five directions—yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y. During video recording,optical VR is combined with electronic VR (e-VR) for even steadier shots. Normal VR mode for static subjects. Sports VR for moving subjects.
VR For F-Mount NIKKOR Lenses
For the first time, F-Mount Nikkor lenses like the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4EED or AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED can benefit from in-body 3-axisVR4. Nikkor lenses that already have VR, like the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mmf/2.8E FL ED VR, get the added benefit of roll axis for a total of3-axis VR. Just add the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and you’re good to go.
Portable Cinematic Powerhouse
Full Frame 4K Ultra HD
Capture cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video in full-frame using the total width and resolution of the Z 6’s backside-illuminated sensor. Full-pixel readout for sharper 4K footage with rich information equivalent to 6K. Clean output at high ISO. Zero crop factor with full-frame Nikkor Z and F-Mount Nikkor lenses. Focus Peaking in both 4K and 1080p recording.Simultaneous 8MP stills5. This is 4K as it was meant to be.
Shoot up to 9,999 full resolution stills using Interval Timer (and zero shutter vibration), then combine them into one 4K movie with 3rd party software. Or create time-lapse sequences right in the camera with exposure smoothing and extended low-light metering range—great for star trails and light painting.
New N-Log With View Assist
N-LOG format preserves more detail, up to 12 stops of dynamic range, shadows and highlights to make color grading more precise in post. For easier spot checking of focus and exposure, the new View Assist function displays simple gradation compensation, highly useful for confirming the final look of the footage.
Nikon N-Log 3D LUT
Capture extraordinary details in your videos with 10 bit N-Log to take advantage of the dynamic range of the image sensor and then apply Nikon’s N-Log 3D LUT (lookup table) to the footage to recreate the color accuracy that Nikon is known for. The LUT is available for the Rec.709 color space and makes color grading a snap in Adobe Premier Pro CC,Apple Final Cut Pro X or Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15. This LUT enables adjustment of brightness, saturation and hue.
New built-in time-code.
All of your Z6 footage can be time-coded in-camera for easier synchronizing and logging, especially when editing shots from multi-camera shoots.
Slow motion videos
Capture every detail of movement with 120fps. Then play them back at 30, 25, or24fps for jaw-dropping, fluid slow option in 1080p high definition.
Four AF-Area modes
Fou rAF-area modes for videos: Single-Point AF, Wide-area AF (S or L), and Auto-Area AF. Seamless automatic switching between Phase Detect and Contrast Detect AF based on the situation. Mimic focus pulling techniques by controlling when AF starts and stops in AF-C mode using AF speed and AF tracking sensitivity options.
New 10-Bit HDMI Output
What’s the difference between 8-bit and 10-bit recording? Only about 1 billion more colors (64X more data)—so much more flexibility in post-processing. Record directly to an optional external recorder with10-bit output via HDMI, the industry standard. Simultaneously record uncompressed 8-bit 4K UHD movie files to the memory card and an external recorder. (Atomos Open Protocol supported for syncing start/stop.)
Smooth, Quiet AF
The speed, smoothness and accuracy of the Z 6’s AF system is ideal for video. It’s virtually silent, very little chance it will be picked up by an external mic. When used with Nikkor Z lenses, "breathing" and"wobbling" are all but eliminated. You can even touch to focus using the LCD for fast transitions between subjects.
New Z Mount
17%larger internal diameter than Nikon’s acclaimed F Mount. Wider than any full-frame mount available6. It totally changes what’s possible with lens design. Enhanced low-light performance. Even illumination from corner-to-corner. Maximum apertures as wide as f/0.95. Faster data transfer between camera and lens. This is the ideal balance between mount diameter, large image sensor and flange focal distance.
12fps continuous shooting
Shoot up to 12 FPS at full resolution in Hi+ mode (12-bit RAW or JPEG)without the need for an external battery pack. When speed matters—and it always matters—you’ll catch the shots others might miss.
ISO 51,200 (Expandable To 204,800)
The Z6’s 24.5MP image sensor along with the Z Mount’s light gathering potential and flawless Expeed 6 noise reduction free you to capture beautiful photos and videos at extremely high ISO settings—up to ISO51,200 (expandable to ISO 204,800).
A great advantage of a mirrorless design is the ability to shoot in near silence. Quietly capture important moments during recitals, weddings,newborn photography…anywhere silence is golden.
Connections? It’s got a few.
Transfer images to compatible smart devices 2X faster than previously possible—up to 25 mbps. Choose between the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands for optimum transfer speeds7.
Built-In Bluetooth Low Energy
The Z6 can automatically connect whenever your compatible smart device is in range. Send original resolution JPEGs or have the camera automatically transfer 2MB versions of your photos as you shoot them.
With SnapBridge version 2.5 or greater, you can also use your compatible smartphone as a remote monitor and controller. Touch focus, adjust settings like exposure mode, white balance and more, then fire the shutter.
New USB Battery Charging
For the first time in a full-frame Nikon camera, you can charge the Z 6’s newEN-EL15b battery in the camera through a standard USB-C connection—from your computer, a wall outlet or other charging device8. Already haveEN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries9? They work with the Z 6, too.
New Connectivity Option
Connect to a Mac or PC over Wi-Fi and wirelessly transfer RAW, JPEG and movie files. Two modes available: Camera Access Point mode, for connecting directly to a PC, and Station (STA) mode, for connecting over arouter10.
Brilliant. Bright. Stunning.
The beautiful high-resolution touchscreen is as sharp and clear as a smartphone. 3.2 inches. 2.1 million dots. Crystal clear and vibrant.Tilt for shooting at high and low angles. Touchscreen control. This display is a smooth operator.
Like using a smartphone.
Nikon takes touchscreen control to the next level. Touch to focus. Pinch to zoom. Touch the fire the shutter. Swipe through photos and videos.Navigate settings as easily as navigating a smartphone. Pinch to magnify the image on-screen to check for critical sharpness. We're living in a touchscreen world, and this is a touchscreen camera.
Sharper, clearer menus.
Totally familiar for a Nikon DSLR shooter, fast and intuitive for someone new to the Nikon system. Z6's menus and user interface are elegant, clear,and easy to navigate with touch control. Easily add your favourite functions to the (i) menu-over 30 settings available-then access them from the LCD or EVF.
Remote Shooting and RF Speedlight Control
Take control of the light with any compatible Nikon Speedlight. Use the optional WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller for wirelessly controllingSB-5000 Speedlights from another room, around corners or outdoors in bright sunlight. Advanced Wireless Lighting using optically controlled Speedlights like the SB-700 and SB-500 is also possible. For remote shooting, the WR-1 and WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controllers can be used.
Improved Focus Stacking
Create images with seemingly impossible depth of field using Focus Shift Mode.A new focus peaking feature helps confirm focus at each layer.
AllZ6 and Z7 cameras running Firmware 3.0 or greater are compatible with select XQD and CFexpress memory cards, superior to SD for their fast buffer clearing speeds and potential storage capacity.
2 231 on-sensor PDAF points used for video In FX-based movie format with single-point AF.
3 Based on CIPA Standards. This value is achieved when the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens is attached, with zoom set at the maximum telephoto position.
4 Requires use of the Mount Adapter FTZ.
5 During 4K recording.
6 As of 8/23/18.
7 May not be available in certain countries.
8 Requires optional EH-7P Charging AC Adapter. Camera cannot be used while charging via USB.
9 EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries cannot be charged in the camera via USB.
10 Wireless Transmitter Utility software must be installed on the computer.