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 optimized
for silent operation.
In-body 5-axis sensor-shift Vibration
Reduction compensates for up to 5 stops of camera shake regardless of
the Z-type lens being used. This system also works with adapted F-mount
lenses, when using the optional FTZ Adapter, where 3-axis stabilization
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
- A 3.6m-dot OLED 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 II is configured with a dot-matrix OLED display to provide quick access to important camera settings.
Configured with one CFexpress Type B/XQD memory card slot and one
UHS-II SD card slot, flexible file storage is possible with the option
to use repetitive, overflow, or segregated storage methods.
robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to
benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
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. Additionally, SnapBridge can
also be used as an easier method of updating the camera's firmware.
upon their initial efforts, Nikon has revised the Z6 platform to offer
more speed, faster processing, and greater versatility without
sacrificing the beloved qualities of the original camera.
Dual EXPEED 6 image processors offer increased buffer performance, a
faster 14 fps continuous shooting rate, and noticeably reduced blackout
times in the viewfinder.
- Updated autofocus now includes Eye and
Face Detection for both humans and animals in the Wide-Area AF mode,
for both photo and video recording.
- Timed long exposure shooting is now possible for up to 900 seconds (15 minutes) without the need of an external remote.
Dual memory card slots offer more flexible file storage capabilities;
one CFexpress Type B and one SD UHS-II slot permit overflow, segregated,
and repetitive saving options.
- USB Type-C port permits in-camera charging or continuous power for on-the-go charging or extended shooting times.
- The rotation direction of the focus ring on lenses can be switched to suit one's familiarity.
Support for HDR (HLG) mode when recording externally gives instant
HDR-suitable video files for immediate playback. N-Log is also available
for enhanced control during post-production and grading, too.
- Future firmware update will add UHD 4K 60p recording, in addition to the current 30p frame rate.
Eligible for an optional ProRes RAW upgrade, enabling the camera to
output ProRes RAW footage to a compatible Atomos external recorder. This
upgrade provides greater color grading flexibility with the ProRes
codec along with the ability to output uncompressed 12-bit raw footage
over HDMI. This upgrade will be available in early 2021.
SnapBridge wireless connectivity can be used to update the camera's
firmware, instead of relying on a memory card-based system of updating.
Updated creative shooting modes include Multiple Exposure, 20 different
Picture Control settings, and in-camera Timelapse recording. There is
also a Focus Shift mode for recording up to 300 sequential frames with
the focus position shifted between exposures for focus stacking
- Compatible with optional MB-N11 Power Battery Pack for additional battery life and improved handling.