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A versatile multi-media powerhouse.
The Z 6 is perhaps the most adaptable camera Nikon has 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.
- 24.5 Megapixels
- FX Format
- 12 fps Continuous Shooting
- 100–51,200 ISO (Expandable to 204,800)
- 4K UHD 3840x2160 at 30/25/24p
Proven Form Factor
A familiar interface
Inspired by D850, Z series cameras embody the elegance, durability, handling and operation of award-winning Nikon DSLRs—just in a smaller package. A clear, simple menu system that’ll be familiar to existing Nikon DSLR shooters and easy to master for newcomers.
The most advanced imaging system available.
The technology may be all new, but the ingenuity is all Nikon.
Let There Be More Light.
The largest full-frame mount on any camera system.
The video advantages of mirrorless design—fast, accurate on-sensor Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), in-camera VR and a brilliant Electronic Viewfinder—plus the most robust 4K UHD video feature set on any Nikon camera yet.
Built for Video.
Portable Cinematic Powerhouses.
Full-frame 4K Ultra HD
Cinematic 16:9 4K UHD/30p video with the sharpness and dynamic range of Nikon’s full-frame image sensors.
New Nikon N-Log
Preserve maximum detail, dynamic range, shadows and highlights for more control and creativity in post-processing.
Hybrid AF for video
Silky smooth, near-silent AF with automatic switching between phase-detect and contrast-detect AF.
10-bit HDMI Output
Record uncompressed footage with 64X more color data directly to an external capture device.
* Compared to 8-bit. Requires optional HDMI Connecting Cable.
With Z 7, shoot up to 9,999 full resolution stills with zero shutter vibration. Just like D850.
120 FPS Slow Motion
Bend time with ultra-smooth 1080p slow motion sequences.
A Feast for the Eyes.
Cutting-edge EVF and 3.2" tilting touchscreen.
Compose with crystal clarity on a large, 2.1M dot display that tilts for easier high and low shots. Touch to focus and fire the shutter. Navigate menus, playback and more as if you were using a smartphone.
Durable and lightweight
Extensively sealed against dust and moisture, especially around all moving parts of the barrel. Compact, lightweight and ideally balanced on a Z series camera.
5 Axis In-Camera VR
Optimized for Z series cameras’ superior in-camera image stabilization system. Up to 5 stops* of pitch, roll, yaw, X and Y shake correction. Additional electronic VR (e-VR) during video capture.
Customizable Control Ring
Can be used for manual focusing (default), aperture control (great for iris transitions during video recording) or exposure compensation.
A newly designed ultra-quiet Stepping Motor powers faster, quieter autofocusing and aperture control.
Proven Nikon lens technology
Over 80 years of lens innovations like Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and Aspherical (AS) glass elements, Nano Crystal Coat (N), non-stick Fluorine coating (FLC) and more.
Beautifully matched to Z
Designed with the same elegance of the Z series cameras, these lenses are as stunning as they are powerful.
Larger mount. Smaller lenses. Huge performance.
The future is bright.
More amazing NIKKOR Z lenses are coming.
± WI-FI COMPATIBILITY
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Advanced wireless capabilities.
Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Low Energy
Z series cameras easily connect using Nikon SnapBridge* to compatible smart devices for remote shooting and transferring JPEG photos on the go.
Wire-free to your Mac or PC
Connect to a Mac or PC using Z series cameras’ built-in Wi-Fi for monitoring and transferring JPEG, RAW or video.
Compatible with the Nikon DSLR system—Speedlights, remotes, wireless transmitters, external mics and more.
FTZ Mount Adapter
Superb glass never goes out of style.
Great glass endures. That's why Nikon cameras—from the Nikon F in 1959 all the way to D850—have remained compatible with nearly all F-mount NIKKOR lenses. Why would things be any different with the Nikon Z? The Mount Adapter FTZ lets you keep shooting the lenses you know and love while also gaining the benefits of the new Z system. The legacy of compatibility continues.
Teach your favorite lenses some new tricks.
Proven optics meet the latest imaging advancements.
On a Z camera with the Mount Adapter FTZ, compatible F-Mount NIKKOR lenses retain all of their sharpness and superb rendering power. Plus, they gain so much—smooth, fast Hybrid-AF*, silent shooting, breakthrough low-light performance, the benefits of the camera's built-in VR image stabilization and more.
* Full AF/AE supported when using FX or DX AF-S Type G/D/E, AF-P type G/E, AF-I type D and AF-S/AF-I Teleconverters
Steadier than ever.
On a Z camera, every lens has VR.
For the first time, you can experience fast aperture NIKKOR primes like the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED or AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED with up to 5 stops of 3-axis VR image stabilization. NIKKOR lenses that already have VR, like the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, get the added benefit of roll axis for a total of 3-axis VR. Just add the optional Mount Adapter FTZ and you're good to go.
* Many non-CPU lenses can also benefit from in-camera VR when registering the focal length into the camera.
Camera and lens in harmony.
Crafted from rugged Magnesium Alloy and weather-sealed against dust and moisture, the Mount Adapter FTZ preserves the durability of your camera body and lens. An integrated tripod mount keeps the stress of long lenses off the camera body.**
So many possibilities.
Compatible with a huge selection of NIKKOR lenses.
The Mount Adapter FTZ works with approx. 360 lenses in total, 90 of which are AF-S, AF-P or AF-I type and have full AF/AE capability.
What's IncludedZ 6 Mirrorless Camera Body
EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25a Battery Charger
UC-E24 USB Cable
HDMI/USB Cable Clip
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
AN-DC19 Camera Strap
BF-N1 Body Cap
DK-29 Rubber Eyecup
FTZ Mount Adapter
|Type||Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Effective Pixels||24.5 million|
|Sensor Size||35.9 x 23.9mm|
|Image Sensor Format||FX|
|Image Sensor Type||CMOS|
|Total Pixels||25.28 million|
|Dust-Reduction System||Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning|
|Dust-Off Reference Photo||Yes|
|Image Area (pixels)||FX-format
(L) 6,048 x 4,024
(M) 4,528 x 3,016
(S) 3,024 x 2,016
(L) 3,936 x 2,624
(M) 2,944 x 1,968
(S) 1,968 x 1,312
1:1 (24 x 24)
(L) 4,016 x 4,016
(M) 3,008 x 3,008
(S) 2,000 x 2,000
16:9 (24 x 24)
(L) 6,048 x 3,400
(M) 4,528 x 2,544
(S) 3,024 x 1,696
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160:
3,840 x 2,160 Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080:
1,920 x 1,080
|File Format Still Images||NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
|Storage Media||XQD memory cards|
|Card Slot||1 slot|
|File System||DCF 2.0
|Viewfinder||1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)|
|Viewfinder Eyepoint||21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)|
|Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment||-4 to +2 m−1|
|Eye Sensor||Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays|
|Lens Compatibility||Z mount NIKKOR lenses
F mount NIKKOR lenses with FTZ Mount Adapter; restrictions may apply
|Shutter Type||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200|
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec.|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30 sec.|
|Flash Sync Speed||Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported|
|Bulb Shutter Setting||Yes|
|Shutter Release Modes||Single frame
High-speed continuous (extended)
|Frame Advance Rate||Low-speed continuous: 1-5 fps
High-speed continuous: 5.5 fps
High-speed continuous (extended): 12 fps
|Continuous Shooting Options||Low-speed continuous: 1-5 fps
High-speed continuous: 5.5 fps
High-speed continuous (extended): 12 fps
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution||12 frames per second|
|Self-Timer||2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled
|Exposure Metering System||TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering Method||Matrix metering
Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame
Spot metering: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
|Metering Range||Matrix or center-weighted metering: -4 to +17 EV
Spot metering: -4 to +17 EV
Highlight-weighted metering: -4 to +17 EV
|Exposure Meter Coupling||CPU|
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-priority auto (S)
Aperture-priority auto (A)
User settings (U1, U2, U3)
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value
Picture Control Auto
Creative Picture Controls: (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon)
Selected Picture Control can be modified
Storage for custom Picture Controls
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100 - 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204,800 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
|Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity||100|
|Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity||51,200|
|Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity||50|
|Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity||204,800|
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from:
|Active D-Lighting Bracketing||Yes|
|Autofocus System||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist|
|Detection Range||-2 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)
Detection range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
|Lens Servo||Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
|Focus Point||273 (single-point AF)|
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
|Focus Lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector|
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
|Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points||273|
|Vibration Reduction||5-axis image sensor shift|
|Autofocus Fine Tune||Yes|
|X-Sync Speed||1/200th sec.|
|Top FP High Speed Sync||Up to 1/8000 sec.|
|Flash Control||TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering|
|Flash Sync Modes||Front-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow rear-curtain sync
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available|
|Flash-ready Indicator||Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control|
|White Balance||Auto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2,500 K–10,000 K)
Fluorescent (7 types)
Natural light auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
|White Balance Bracketing||Exposure, flash, white balance, and ADL|
|Live View Shooting||Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode
|Movie Metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor|
|Movie Maximum Recording Time||29 minutes 59 seconds|
|Movie File Format||MOV
|Movie Video Compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Movie Audio Recording Format||Linear PCM
|Movie||4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4
Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4
Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5
Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Quality selection available at all sizes except
3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-mo, when quality is fixed at high
|Movie Audio||Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted|
|Movie ISO||Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 51,200)
P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2) with selectable upper limit
M: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2) available with selectable upper limit; manual selection (ISO 100 to 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204,800 equivalent) above ISO 51,200
|Movie Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from:
|Movie Log Gamma Output||N-Log with View Assist (HDMI output only)|
|Movie HDMI Output||Yes, up to 10bit
|Movie Focus Peaking||Yes|
|Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)||Yes|
|Time-Lapse Movie||Up to 4K UHD; Silent mode option|
|AF for Movie||AF Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity can be adjusted|
|Monitor Size||3.2 in. diagonal|
|Monitor Resolution||2,100,000 dots|
|Monitor Type||Tilting TFT
|Monitor Angle of View||170° viewing angle|
|Monitor Adjustments||Color balance
11-level manual brightness controls
|Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator||Also visible in LiveView Modes
Also visible in Viewfinder
|Playback Functions||Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
Location Data Display
Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows
Playback with Playback Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
|In-Camera Image Editing||Distortion Control
NEF (raw) Processing
Side by Side Comparison
|Interface||USB: Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB)
HDMI: Type C HDMI connector
Accessory terminal: Can be used with MC-DC2 and other optional accessories
Audio Input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio Output: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
|Wi-Fi Functionality||Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac
Operating frequency: 2412–2472 MHz (channel 13) and 5180–5700 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm 5 GHz band: 12.1 dBm
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
|Smart Device App Connectivity||SnapBridge|
|Bluetooth||Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
Approximately 10 m (32 ft.) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
|GPS||Via the SnapBridge app|
|Save/Load Camera Settings||Yes|
|Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings||Yes|
|World Time Setting||Yes|
|Total Custom Settings||38|
|Battery / Batteries||One EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery
EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 can also be used, but note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge and that charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries only
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||330 shots (CIPA)
Movies: Approx. 85 min. of movie recording
|AC Adapter||EH-7P Charging AC Adapter
EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, available separately)
|Battery Charger||MH-25A Battery Charger|
|Tripod Socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm (5.3 x 4 x 2.7")
|Weight||Approx. 585 g (20.7 oz.)
* camera body only
|Operating Environment||Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)
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