Adaptability. It’s about remaining fluid, open. Preparing for nothing, but being ready for anything. Thriving in whatever situation comes along. The Z 6 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.
273-POINT ON-SENSOR PDAF
The points of the story.
273* on-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.
*231 on-sensor PDAF points used for video In FX-based movie format with single-point AF.
NEW HYBRID AUTOFOCUS
The best of both worlds.
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
Follow a face in the crowd.
Whether shooting eye-level with the EVF or in Live View with the LCD, Auto Area AF smoothly tracks your subject’s face—even when it’s one among many. 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.
PURE VIEWING EXPERIENCE
Just like the real thing.
NEW 3.6M-DOT QUAD VGA VIEWFINDER
Oh, what a view.
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
Keep your eye on the prize.
All relevant info is displayed out of the way and is easy on the eyes. A new 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
Steady as it goes.
UP TO 5 STOPS OF VR IMAGE STABILIZATION
Rock steady. Tack sharp.
Powerful in-body 5-axis VR image stabilization is applied to whatever NIKKOR Z lens you’re using. Up to five stops* 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.
*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.
VR FOR F-MOUNT NIKKOR LENSES
Your favorite lenses now have VR*.
For the first time, F-Mount NIKKOR lenses like the AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED or AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED can benefit from in-body 3-axis VR. 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.
*Requires use of the Mount Adapter FTZ
PORTABLE CINEMATIC POWERHOUSE
Made for video.
FULL FRAME 4K ULTRA HD
Amazing productions start here.
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 stills*. This is 4K as it was meant to be.
*During 4K recording
NEW Z MOUNT
A breakthrough in optical design.
17% larger internal diameter than Nikon’s acclaimed F Mount. Wider than any full-frame mount available*. 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.
*As of 8/23/18
12 FPS SHOOTING
Built for speed.
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)
Maximum low-light capability.
The Z 6’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 ISO 51,200 (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.
Our fastest Wi-Fi transfers yet.
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 speeds.
May not be available in certain countries.
BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY
The Z 6 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.
Your smartphone is your favorite accessory.
With SnapBridge version 2.5, 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
Leading the charge.
For the first time in a full-frame Nikon camera, you can charge the Z 6’s new EN-EL15b battery in the camera through a standard USB-C connection—from your computer, a wall outlet or other charging device. Already have EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries*? They work with the Z 6, too.
Requires optional EH-7P Charging AC Adapter. Camera cannot be used while charging via USB.
*EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries cannot be charged in the camera via USB.
NEW CONNECTIVITY OPTION
Wire-free to a Mac or PC.
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 a router.
Wireless Transmitter Utility software must be installed on the computer.
REMOTE SHOOTING AND RF SPEEDLIGHT CONTROL
Capture and create remotely.
Take control of the light with any compatible Nikon Speedlight. Use the optional WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller for wirelessly controlling SB-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.
Mirrorless Camera / Compact System Camera
24.5 effective megapixels
(L) 8,256 x 5,504
(M) 6,192 x 4,128
(S) 4,128 x 2,752
(L) 5,408 x 3,600
(M) 4,048 x 2,696
(S) 2,704 x 1,800
5:4 (30 x 24)
(L) 6,880 x 5,504
(M) 5,152 x 4,120
(S) 3,440 x 2,752
1:1 (24 x 24)
(L) 5,504 x 5,504
(M) 4,128 x 4,128
(S) 2,752 x 2,752
16:9 (24 x 24)
(L) 8,256 x 4,640
(M) 6,192 x 3,480
(S) 4,128 x 2,320
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
|Image Sensor Type||
35.9mm x 23.9mm
|Image Processor Type||
Nikon EXPEED 6 Processor
|Image Stabilization Technology||
In-Body 5-Axis Image Stabilization
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
|Focusing Area Mode(s)||
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
|Shooting / Drive modes||
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 / Capture Modes||
Program Auto (P) with Flexible Program
Shutter priority auto (S)
Aperture priority auto (A)
|Exposure Metering System||
TTL metering using camera image sensor
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
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
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane mechanical shutter; electronic front curtain shutter; electronic shutter
1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time, X200
|White Balance Mode||
Auto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Fluorescent (7 types)
Natural Light Auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
|Picture Effects / Color Modes||
NEF (RAW) Processing
Red eye reduction
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
Front curtain sync
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
Slow Rear-Curtain Sync
|Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed||
134mm x 100.5mm x 67.5mm
USB: Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB)
HDMI - Type C
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)
Memory Card Slot
|Microphone & Speaker||
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
Standard 1/4 inch
Remotely Control Your Camera from a Smartphone or Tablet
3.2" / Tilting touch-sensitive TFT-LCD / 2,100,000 pixels
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls
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
|Water Resistant Capabilities||
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
Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ
■ Supplied accessories may vary by region or by country!