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In additional Z6 was introduced by Nikon in August 2018. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.
Nikon is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Nikon.
The Z6 has a Full frame CMOS sensor with size of 36 x 24 mm² (1.41″ x 0.94″).
Picture of Z6’s sensor compared to popular format.
The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.
The Z6’s sensor has resolution of 24 megapixel.
The Nikon supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Nikon’s RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.
The Z6 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.
|Sensor area||35.80 x 23.90mm²
(1.41″ x 0.94″)
|Resolution (physical)||25.30 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||24.50 megapixel|
|Pixel size||35.60 µm²|
|Mount||Nikon Z Mount|
The Z6 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.
The magnifcation is c. 0.80x, an excellent value for an electronic viewfinder.
The Z6’s shutter speed varies from 1/8000s to 30s.
|Max. shutter speed||1/8000s|
|Min. shutter speed||30s|
The Z6’s sensitivity is from 100 ISO and 51200 ISO.
Also, Nikon’s sensitivity can be boosted to 204800. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||51200 ISO|
The Z6 supports all general exposure modes.
The Nikon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The Z6’s auto focus processor uses 273 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).
Manual focus is also possible with the Nikon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
|Type||Phase Detection, Contrast Detection|
The Z6 doesn’t feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.
A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Nikon’s hotshoe.
The Z6 features a monitor with a diagonal of 80.00mm (3.1 in.) and a resolution of c. 2.10 megapixel. A resonable value that will make it easy to evaluate images directly in-camera.
The camera’s display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.
The Z6’s monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don’t work when wearing gloves.
Display characteristics at a glance:
Z6 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.
Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.
Nikon Z6 Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||3840 x 2160 pixel|
|…with frame rates||24 frames/second
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
The Z6 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.
For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.
Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.
Connect the Nikon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
USB 3.0 is already supported by the Nikon. USB 3.0 greatly speeds up transferring images and videos to the computer.
| The Nikon does not support SD cards.
XQD Cards can be used, too.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Nikon Z6 has a EN-EL15B LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 330 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The Z6’s battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||330 photos|
The Nikon Z6’s size is 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm³. (5.3″ x 4.0″ x 2.7″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 5.3″ x 4.0″ x 2.7″ grams (675 oz.) without lens weight.
Here is front and top view of the Z6:
For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.
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