The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a complete all-rounder that handles both video and photo capture efficiently. Introduced as Nikon's first full-frame 4K camera, it executes fast image processing and ensures high low-light sensitivity using its 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor. The EXPEED 6 image processor joins hands with the sensor to produce high-resolution images with accurate colors. Along with 4K shooting and still capture, the camera also takes RAW burst shots at 12 fps. Nikon brings in the N-Log gamma that records videos in a flat profile to retain the shadow information and highlights in the image. This gamma recording function is easy to implement during exposure adjustment as the zebra stripes show the blown-out parts in the picture. The 5-axis sensor-shift VR system suppresses camera shakes by 5 stops when a NIKKOR Z lens is mounted. You get a crystal-clear view of the scene with the 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD. You may also look through the OLED electronic viewfinder, which offers a 3.6m-dot resolution. You can share images with smartphones by enabling the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Optics and Focus
The Nikon Z6 is compatible with Z-mount lenses. A Nikon FTZ adapter is included in the pack for mounting NIKKOR F-mount lenses. The Z-mount ensures fast communication between the camera and lens to keep the AF response intact. It has a 17% wider diameter than the standard mounts of other full-frame cameras; thus more light enters the camera to result in a bright, well-exposed image. The Nikon Z6 has the fast phase-detection system that includes 273 AF points covering 90% of the imaging area for precise focusing operation. When shooting a video, the camera uses the Hybrid AF for implementing both the phase and contrast detection methods. The 5-axis sensor-shift VR system delivers a 5-stop reduction in camera shakes if a NIKKOR Z lens is attached. In the case for NIKKOR F lenses, the image stabilization limits camera shakes by 3 stops. As for the included FTZ mount, it has a magnesium alloy construction with weather seals at important points. The adapter also supports heavy telephoto lenses when mounted on a tripod using its 1/4""-20 female thread.
Sensor and Screen
The Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera embodies a 24.5 MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor that produces sharp image quality with vivid colors. Its back-illuminated design brings down the effects of high grain when the camera is set to a high ISO. The 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD lets you compose the scene in 2.1m-dot resolution as well as enables vivid playback of the recorded media. A 3.6m-dot electronic viewfinder is located at the top center position, which has aspherical lenses to correct distortion at the edges to ensure a clear view. A fluorine coat is given to the EVF for resisting fingerprints, dust, and moisture.
Image and Video
You can record 4K videos at a frame rate of 30 fps. A 1080p recording option is also provided for online video uploading. The Nikon Z6 allows 120 fps slow-motion recording for Full HD videos. With the single shot function, the camera takes pictures in JPEG or RAW format at a maximum resolution of 6000×4000 pixels. During the 12 fps continuous RAW shooting, the EXPEED 6 enhances the camera performance to avoid lag. The 10-bit N-log gamma provides a 12-stop dynamic range to preserve the image data for benefiting color grading. An external recorder can be connected to the camera via the HDMI port to transfer the gamma footage. The zebra function makes it easy to spot overexposed areas in the image when using log gamma. With the interval timer, the camera shots up to 9999 high-resolution images that combine into a 4K time-lapse sequence.
The Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera connects to smartphones via the built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for instant image transfer. You can select the bandwidth from 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz when the Wi-Fi option is selected. The SnapBrigde 2.5 support allows you to adjust the exposure and monitor the scene remotely. Surrounded by a magnesium alloy chassis and weather-resisted seals, the internal circuitry of the camera stays safe from dust and moisture. An EN-EL15b battery and a charger are provided with the camera.