Available Late November 2018
All-around performance. All-around amazing.
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 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.
Streamlined, Familiar Ergonomics
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—features like the sub-selector and OF-On are in the same position as the D850. Unmistakably Nikon.
Big Performance, Small Footprint
One of the major benefits of the Z 6's thin 16mm flange back distance is that cameras can be made smaller and lighter. The Z 6 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.
Magnesium Alloy Body
A skeleton forged from ultra-strong Magnesium-Alloy, the same material used in the D850 and D5 for its extreme durability and incredible strength-to-weight ratio. The same brake mechanism and shutter blade material used in the D850, tested for 200,000 cycles while actually loaded in the camera. The Z 6 is ready for the field.
Like the D850 and other high-end Nikon DSLRs, the Z 6 is extensively weather sealed against dust and moisture, as are NIKKOR Z lenses and the Mount Adapter FTZ. No need to baby this camera.
The next generation of NIKKOR glass
Empowered by the larger Z Mount and shorter 16mm flange focal distance, NIKKOR Z lenses gather more light and break traditional rules of the “sweet spot”. Forget about stopping down for maximum sharpness—NIKKOR Z are at their best and deliver corner-to-corner sharpness even at their widest aperture.
Greater performance from the lenses you love
When used with the optional Mount Adapter FTZ, more than 90 F-Mount NIKKOR lenses maintain all of their sharpness, resolving power and functionality and gain the advantages of the Z 6’s in-body VR, silent shooting, PDAF focusing system*, 4K video and more. Approximately 360 F-Mount NIKKOR lenses can be used. Compatibility as only Nikon can deliver.
Fast, accurate autofocus
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. 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
|Up to 5 Stops of VR Image Stabilization||Your Favorite Lenses Now Have VR*|
|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.
|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
Made for video.
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. Clean output at high ISO. Zero crop factor with full-frame NIKKOR Z and F-Mount NIKKOR lenses. Full-pixel readout in DX Mode for sharper 4K footage with rich information equivalent to 5K. Focus Peaking in both 4K and 1080p recording. Simultaneous 8MP stills*
Shoot up to 9,999 full resolution stills with no shutter vibration using the Interval Timer, then combine them into one 8K movie with 3rd party software. Create 4K time-lapse sequences right in the camera with exposure smoothing and extended low-light metering range—great for star trails and light painting.
2.1 Million-Dot Tilting Touchscreen
The beautiful high-resolution touch screen is as sharp and clear as a smartphone. 3.2-inches. 2.1-million dots. Crystal clear and vibrants. Tilt for shooting at high and low angles. Touchscreen control.
Full Touch Operation
Nikon takes touchscreen control to the next level. Touch to focus. Pinch to zoom. Touch to 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.
NEW Z MOUNT
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.
New EXPEED 6 Image Processing
The fastest, most comprehensive EXPEED system yet. Delicate tones with vivid colors. Suppressed noise without loss of detail. Greater processing speed. New mid-range sharpening alongside conventional sharpening. Diffraction compensation for stopped down lenses. 4K capture with mid-range sharpening, vignette control, auto distortion control and lateral chromatic aberration correction. This is the brain and muscle of the Z 6.
NEW 45.7MP IMAGE SENSOR
One of the finest full-frame image sensors Nikon has ever designed. 45.7 million effective megapixels. Backside illuminated. Discreetly placed focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels. Maximum dynamic range and low light performance. Minimal light falloff at the periphery of the frame. And without an optical low pass filter, it's able to capture the full resolving power of NIKKOR Z and F-Mount NIKKOR lenses.
9 FPS SHOOTING
Shoot up to 9 FPS at full resolution (12-bit RAW or JPEG) with minimal shooting noise* and without the need for an external battery pack. For complete silence, switch to Silent Mode and shoot up to 8 FPS with no mechanical noise.
*If an F-Mount NIKKOR lens is used with the Mount Adapter FTZ, aperture, VR driving and initial lens driving sounds may occur, for instance, when turning on the camera.
|ISO 51,200 (Expandable to ISO 204,800)||Silent Mode|
|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 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.