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NIKON Z 6 BODY ONLY

by Nikon
$3,399.00
  • Large, full frame Z mount for Revolutionary optical performance
  • Nikon-designed 24. 5MP backside illuminated image sensor
  • 273-Point on-sensor Phase detect AF system
  • Up to 12 fps; 4K Ultra-HD video; 6K time-lapse; 1080P/120Fps slow motion
  • Compatible with NIKKOR Z lenses, over 360 F-mount NIKKOR lenses
Product Description

Designed with a compact body, while providing superior high-sensitivity performance and outstanding video features, the Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Digital 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 100-51200, 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 Z 6 offers all this in a streamlined system with the same level of reliability as Nikon D-SLRs, and the superior optical performance of NIKKOR Z lenses.

Key Features

Nikon Z System

Introducing the Z mount, Nikon's full-frame mirrorless system promises to deliver class-leading image quality and optics in a compact form factor. The Z mount itself makes much of this possible with a 17% larger inner diameter than the F mount, enabling the use of more advanced optics and lens designs, including ultra-fast f/0.95 options. For minimising camera and lens size, the Z mount features a 65% shorter flange distance, measuring just 16mm, which allows for dramatically slimmed down body designs. The larger mount also supports faster and larger-volume communications between the body and lens to improve overall performance throughout the system.

24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Processor

A 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor is used for all-around shooting, impressive low-light quality, and fast readout speeds to benefit continuous shooting, movies, and time-lapse recording. The back-illuminated design of the sensor affords noticeably cleaner high-sensitivity output for reduced noise when working at high ISO values, up to a native ISO 51200, as well as vivid and smooth quality at sensitivities as low as ISO 100. Benefitting the sensor is the apt EXPEED 6 image processor, which affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to shoot continuously at 12 fps in raw.

4K UHD Video Recording

Utilising the sensor and processor attributes for more than just still imagery, the Z6 is also a more-than-capable multimedia camera. Video recording is possible at UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) using either the full-frame area or a DX crop area in 30p, 25, or 24p frame rates. Full HD 1080p video recording is also supported at up to 120p for slow motion playback, and video files can be saved to the in-camera memory cards or as an uncompressed file to an optional external recorder via HDMI out.

Advanced video functionalities have been added with the Z6. This includes the N-Log gamma for capturing flat-looking footage that maximises dynamic range. Other additions are the ability to output high-quality 10-bit data over HDMI and an Electronic VR function for smooth handheld shooting. Focus Peaking can be used to benefit manual focus control and a Zebra Stripes option is also available to help detect over-exposed areas within the frame. Audio recording can be handled using the built-in stereo microphone or an optional external mic can be added via the 3.5mm stereo jack for greater control over quality, and live monitoring is possible via the headphone jack.

273-Point Phase-Detect AF System

Located on the sensor is an array of 273 phase-detect autofocus points covering 90% of the image area both vertically and horizontally. This provides fast and accurate focusing for both stills and video and with a wide coverage area, subject tracking will work out to near the edges of the frame. Hybrid AF is available for video, which will automatically switch between phase- and contrast-detect systems to provide smooth focus during shooting. Additionally, the latest NIKKOR Z lenses are optimised for silent operation.

Body Design

  • Built-in to the body is a 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration Reduction mechanism for up to 5 stops of stabilisation regardless of the lens used. This system also works with adapted lenses when using the optional FTZ Adapter where 3-axis stabilisation is used.
  • A large 3.2" 2.1m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, and vivid image playback and live view shooting. The screen has a tilting design to benefit working from both high and low angles, and it is also a touchscreen for more intuitive operation, navigation, and settings control.
  • A 3.6m-dot electronic finder is present for comfortable eye-level viewing. It has a high 0.80x magnification and uses NIKKOR optics to guarantee a sharp, clear image. The finder also has a Fluorine coating for easier cleaning.
  • The top panel of the Z6 is configured with a dot-matrix OLED. This low-energy display provides quick access to important camera settings.
  • Configured with one XQD memory card slot, the camera will be able to quickly save images. The slot is compatible with CFexpress, enabling support for future media.
  • A robust magnesium-alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • The ergonomic grip and overall form factor is shaped to benefit handling for extended periods of time and is further accentuated by an anti-slip material and a joystick for seamless settings and focus point selection.
  • Built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of low-resolution imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the camera and a smart device and, additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.
  • Included EN-EL15b rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 310 shots per charge, and in-camera charging is supported. This camera is also compatible with EN-EL15 and EN-EL15a batteries, however do not support in-camera charging.

Lens Compatibility

Full AF/AE supported when using:

  • AF-S type G/D/E lenses
  • AF-P type G/E lenses
  • AF-I type D lenses
  • AF-S / AF-I teleconverters
Product Specifications

Camera

Image SensorFormat: FX | Size: 35.9 x 23.9mm
Lens MountNikon Z mount
Self Timer2s, 5s, 10s, 20s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3ssec
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200

Connectivity

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth RangeBluetooth: 2402 to 2480MHz | Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480MHz | Bluetooth: 1.9 dBm | Bluetooth Low Energy: 0.4 dBm
Wi-FiIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi Frequency Band2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz
Wireless SecurityAuthentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK

Dimensions

Dimensions134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm | 77.5 x 88.5mm | Adapter: 70 x 80mm
Frame Size3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) Maximum
Weight675g | Lens: 500g | Adapter: 135g

Display

Effective Viewing AreaFX (full-frame)
Image Size (Diagonal)FX: (36 x 24) image area (L) 6048 x 4024 ( 24.3 million) | DX: (24 x 16) image area (L) 3936 x 2624 ( 10.3 million)

Exposure

Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
ISO SensitivityISO 100 to 51200

Flash

Flash ControlTTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering

Focus

AutofocusYes, Yes
Detection Range(-2 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)

General

File FormatsNEF (RAW) | TIFF (RGB) JPEG | NEF (RAW)+JPEG | MOV, MP4
Flash ModesFront-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Internal FocusingYes

Imaging

Sensor TypeCMOS

Inputs

AudioStereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Card Slot1 XQD card

Lens

Compatible LensesZ mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter
Construction14 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7 (Rounded Diaphragm Opening)
Filter Size72mm

Operating Environment

Humidity85% or less (no condensation)

Optical

Angle of ViewFX Format: 84° to 34° 20' | DX Format: 61° to 22° 50'
Focal LengthLens: 24 - 70mm | Scale: Graduated in Millimeters (24, 28, 35, 50, 70)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Minimum Focusing Distance0.3m from focal plane at all zoom positions

Outputs

HDMIType-C HDMI Connector

Performance

BatteryOne EN-EL15b Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C

Shutter

Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter.

Video

Frame RateUp to 12 fps | Low-speed continuous: 1 to 5 fps | High-speed continuous: 5.5 fps | High-speed continuous (extended): 12 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW: 9 fps)

Viewfinder

Frame CoverageApprox. 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical
Viewfinder0.5" approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED Electronic Viewfinder

 

Warranty

Limited 2 Year