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Nikon Z6II Mirrorless Camera

Nikon has set an all-new benchmark for Z Series cameras with the Nikon Z6 Mark II release. The enthusiast-level mirrorless camera takes all that was great about the original Nikon Z6 and elevates it several notches. While aimed at enthusiast photographers and videographers, the full-frame Nikon Z 6 II delivers professional-level attributes and performance. 

It ticks all the right boxes thanks to its 12 Bit RAW 4K UHD video, dual EXPEED 6 image-processing engines, 14 FPS continuous shooting speed shooting and both human and animal eye detection AF system. No matter the genre, the Nikon Z6II is the ideal choice for content creators who dream of producing the best quality content. 

Nikon’s Advanced Hybrid Autofocus Performance

Gone are the days of slow and unresponsive autofocus systems. Nothing proves that statement more than the Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System of the Nikon Z6II. It features a 273-point hybrid AF system that’s fast, responsive and accurate enough to pick out single subjects in crowded and busy scenes. 

Rather than settle for great, Nikon took the Z 6 II to amazing with the addition of Eye Detection AF that focuses on and tracks human and animal eyes. Sports, wildlife and portrait photographers will love this feature and the ability never to miss a critical shot. What’s most impressive about the Z 6 II digital mirrorless camera is the Low-Light AF system that allows for full AF system functionality down to 6 EV. 

Exceptional Image Quality

Nikon has a long and celebrated history in the imaging business, and the recent generations of F Mount cameras are a testament to that heritage. The Nikon Z Mount lineup of digital mirrorless cameras has taken the reign as the premium image creation tool from the Japanese giant. The Nikon Z6II is yet another example of how Nikon pushes image quality above and beyond expectations. The Z 6 II features a 24.5-megapixel FX-format backside-illuminated CMOS sensor paired with powerful, relentless dual EXPEED 6 image-processing engines. 

The impressive CMOS sensor and image processor engine afford photographers and videographers to push their creativity, dynamic range, and image quality to new limits. It offers a wide ISO range of 100-51200 and an expanded ISO range of 50-204800. What’s more, the Z 6 II features in-camera Vibration Reduction (VR) to provide image sharpness and clarity even in the most challenging of shooting conditions. The VR detects camera shake and instantaneously compensates to remove any unwanted motion blur from your images. 

Nikon Z Mount Lens Range

Of course, like the Z7 II, the body only Nikon Z 6 II is a powerful and high-functioning digital mirrorless camera that deserves only the best Nikkor Z lenses. The Nikon range of Nikkor Z optics is unparalleled and carries the same precision engineering and optical performance as the infamous Nikon DSLR range. A standout performer and probably the most popular lens choice for the Nikon Z6 Mark II is the Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/2.8 S. The pro-grade zoom lens is ideal for almost every genre, including wedding portraits and street photography. Plus, with the wide F/2.8 maximum aperture, you can capture stunning images with a shallow depth of field and exquisite subject separation. 

Alternatively, the Nikon Z 24-70mm F/4 S lens provides a budget-friendly option with stellar performance and image quality. Regardless of your genre or shooting with the Nikon Z 6 II or the Z7 II, there’s a collection of Nikon Z mount lenses to suit your needs. Regardless of demanding the fastest autofocus performance or the ability to control manual focus carefully - you can’t go wrong.

Nikon Z6II - A Videographer’s Dream Camera!

If you love mixed content creation that includes stills photography and video recording, the Nikon Z 6 II is your dream mirrorless camera. In fact, video recording has never been easier to achieve thanks to the user-friendly interface that suits beginners and professional videographers. Beginners will love how the Nikon Z6II offers simplistic in-camera Picture Controls to work with simple video recording options and minimal colour grading. However, like the Nikon Z7 II, it also allows experienced visual creators to capture full 4K UHD 12-bit RAW video output with 10-bit N-Log and HDR supports. N-log is Nikon’s proprietary colour grading technology that delivers stunning footage for effortless post-production grading. 

The body only Nikon Z6II takes those professional videography qualities to the next level thanks to a range of pro-grade and advanced video features. The Nikon Z mirrorless camera includes recording a timecode, focus peak while in manual focusing in 4K UHD and a unique highlight display. The highlight display allows you to verify a highlight area with a Zebra pattern, setting the scene brightness from 180 to 255 accordingly. It’s just one of the countless video performance options available regardless of shooting in slow motion or the highest resolution 4K. 

Peak Performance Features

There’s no denying that the Nikon Z6II is a high-performance digital mirrorless camera capable of incredible feats of creativity. The Nikon Z6II includes pro-grade utilities to optimise video recording and stills photography to support creative pursuits further. For example, the battery life of the Nikon Z6II has been considerably extended over previous models. The readily available EN-EL15 batteries drive power and performance. And, of course, you shouldn’t stray far without the Nikon MH-25A Battery Charger for EN-EL15. Regardless of shooting continuous high-speed bursts, transferring high-resolution images over Wi-Fi, or recording UHD 4K video, the Nikon Z6II battery will deliver. 

In terms of memory and storage capacity, the Nikon Z6II features a range of options, including dual card slots that support UHS II SD and CFexpress cards. With this level of flexibility, you can store large volumes of high-resolution files in both stills and video. Plus, you can create high-speed backups of the same file on the second SD UHS II card or opt for a RAW file on one and a JPEG on the other. 

Final Thoughts On The Nikon Z6 II

The Nikon Z6II represents the culmination of Nikon’s long and successful history with analog film cameras, digital SLRs, lenses and precision optics and more recently, the Z Series digital mirrorless cameras. There’s no denying that the Z6 II is one of the best enthusiast-level mirrorless cameras on the market today. It offers photographers, videographers and visual creatives of every kind the capacity to create truly stunning images every single time.

Type of Camera

Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens Mount

Nikon Z mount

Effective Pixels

24.5 million

Image Sensor

35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)

File Format

· NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed)

· JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

· NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Media

 

CFexpress (Type B), XQD, SD (Secure Digital), and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards

Viewfinder

1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with colour balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls

Monitor Type

 

8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and colour balance and 11-level manual brightness controls

   

Shutter Type

Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter

Shutter Speed

1/8000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 and 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M, bulb, time, X200

Approx. Frame Advance Rate

· Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 5 fps

· Continuous H: Approx. 5.5 fps

· Continuous H (extended): Approx. 14 fps (14-bit NEF/RAW: Approx. 10 fps)

ISO Sensitivity

ISO 100 to 51200 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 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available

AF Type

Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection Range

-4.5 to +19 EV (-6 to +19 EV with low-light AF)

Focus Points

273 points

AF Area Modes

Pinpoint AF, single-point and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); wide-area AF (L-people); wide-area AF (L-animals); auto-area AF; auto-area AF (people); auto-area AF (animals)

Camera on-board VR

5-axis image sensor shift

White Balance

Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose colour temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose colour temperature

Frame Size (pixels) and Frame Rate

· 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p

· 1920 x 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p

· 1920 x 1080 (slow-mo); 30p x4, 25p x4, 24p 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

File Format

MOV, MP4

Video Compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio Recording Device

Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable

Battery

One EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 can also be used, but note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge and that the EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15c/EN-EL15b batteries only

Charging AC Adapter

EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

 

Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm

Weight

Approx. 705 g

  • Nikon Z6 II
  • EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25a Battery Charger
  • DK-29 Rubber Eyecup
  • UC-E24 USB Cable
  • HDMI/USB Cable Clip
  • AN-DC19 Strap, BF-N1 Body Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover

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