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Nikon Z6 Summary

24 Megapixels24 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts XQD memory.Accepts XQD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Nikon Z6 Assessment

The Nikon Z6 an equally worthy contender as its higher-resolution Z7
Nikon Z7
twin among the Full-Frame Mirrorless market. Both cameras are remarkably polished for a completely new platform.

This mirrorless takes a 24 MP BSI-CMOS sensor paired with an EXCEED 6 processor to deliver a high throughput with 12 FPS at full-resolution. Its 5-axis built-in image-stabilization system adds stabilization to all lenses with great efficiency, while the 273-Point built-in Phase-Detect AF system is highly sensitive, completely accurate and quite fast. In single-shot AF, it locks focus quickly, although it has trouble following fast-moving subjects in contiuous autofocus mode.

Image quality of the Z6 is incredible. The larger pixels compared most Full-Frame Digital Cameras really shine in low-light. Image-noise is kept extremely low until ISO 6400 while maintaining excellent color and contrast. Dynamic-range is over 14 stops which places it slightly behind a few higher-resolution cameras that offer lower minimum ISO sensitivities. Combined with a native Z-mount lens, the Z6 captures sharp details at every pixel.

Video performance is very strong on the Z6, capturing full-width 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS and 1080p Full HD video at 60 FPS without crop or 120 FPS with crop. Audio input and stereo output help capture and monitor audio while filming.

The Z6 is fast and efficient to use. Its ergonomics are a mix of new and Nikon-classic controls. Much has been improved and a few things remain the same, including the strange Auto ISO behavior and some renduncy. Still, dual control-dials, the traditional mode dial and a large number of buttons make changing important parameters quick and efficient. The new 3.7 MP 0.5" EVF with 0.8X magnification, 100% coverage and an essential Eye-Start Sensor deliver a view to behold. Certainly this is among the best EVF on the market, although not quite perfect since it sometimes previews the wrong exposure or white-balance.

The Nikon Z6 is a very compelling choice for Nikon users that can use their existing lens via an F-to-Z mount adapter in order to complete the initially small Z-mount lens lineup. Its combination of exceptional image-quality, large pixels and ultra-low-light performance make the Z6 one of the best values currently available..

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PROS CONS
Extremely low noise Shallow Buffer-Depth
Excellent metering Poor EC button location
Effecive 5-Axis Image Stabilization Poor Continuous AF
Good colors accuracy Artifacts from built-in Phase-Detect pixels
Reliable Automatic White-Balance Not Exposure-Priority
Highly sensitive AF Occasionally incorrect WB preview
Quick 273-Point AF Bizarre Auto ISO
Very responsive Very short battey-life
Ultra-Sharp EVF
Natural EVF contrast
Solid build quality
Excellent +Excellent + Excellent +

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By Neocamera on 2019-09-30

Nikon Z6 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 36 x 24mm

Full-Frame Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

24 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 50-204800
Nikon Z Mount
1X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
5-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 5-Stop ImprovementFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.50" Built-in EVF 3.7 Megapixels (0.80X)Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
2 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
WeatherproofStereo audio input
Built-in Dust ReductionLithium-Ion Battery
12 FPS Drive, 42 ImagesXQD
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video Recording
3.2" LCD 2.1 Megapixels
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