The Nikon Z6 has been on the market for almost a year now and has been a solid winner for Nikon. We’ve listed ten things you need to know about the Nikon Z6 in 2019.
1. It’s Nikons best camera for video
Nikon cameras have always been known to be underwhelming for video. However, the Nikon Z6 is out to change that. With video features such as 4K up to 30fps, Full HD up to 120fps, and can achieve a 10 bit 4:2:2 colour depth using an external recorder. In addition the Nikon Z6 has N-log for a flatter colour profile when using an external recorder.
2. It uses a 273 point AF system with Eye AF
The Nikon Z6 uses a 273 point autofocus system which combines phase and contrast detection points. With the latest firmware update the Nikon Z6 has Eye autofocus, allowing you to consistently nail your portrait photography.
3. The Z6 has in built 5 axis IBIS
Like most mirrorless cameras on the market, the Nikon Z6 houses a 5 axis in body sensor shift stabilisation.When using the Nikon Z6 with the FTZ adapter, the stabilisation drops to 3 axis. Perfect for handheld photography and videography.
4. A strong performer in low light
The Nikon Z6 has been highly praised for its performance in low light conditions. It’s 24MP sensor grants a usable ISO of 100-51200, and can be extended from 50-204800.
5. It uses a single XQD card
This was considered a controversial choice by Nikon to only include 1 XQD card slot. XQD cards are more expensive than the standard SDXC card, however boast lightning fast speeds and higher durability.
6. Creates 4K timelapses in camera
In built into the camera is an easy way to create timelapses. The Nikon Z6 has the ability to create 4K timelapses in camera without the need for a intervelometer.
Weighing just under 600grams, the Nikon Z6 is perfect for long shoots or travelling.
8. DSLR-like ergonomics
The Nikon Z series gets high praise for it’s comfortable grip and DSLR like ergonomics. For Nikon DSLR users, switching to a Nikon Z6 or Z7 will feel familiar.
9. Made in Japan
The Nikon Z6 is produced in their Japan factory. Therefore you can be assured it’s of the highest quality.
10. Fully weather sealed
Borrowing the weather sealing elements from the Nikon D850, the Nikon Z6 is fully weather sealed. Therefore giving you the ability to use the camera in the harshest weather conditions.
Bonus fact: The Nikon Z6 is EISA’s Camera of the Year!
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