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Nikon Z6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Nikon Z6. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the design and viewfinder. The durability and image quality also get good opinions. Comments about the performance and size are mixed. Many are negative about the lens and screen.

usability, image quality, durability, viewfinder, design

battery, portability, screen, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Z6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon Z6 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Nikon Z6 review: This full-frame mirrorless all-rounder combines DSLR-like handling with superb picture quality. It's one of the best cameras you can buy...

Fantastic handling ; Excellent electronic viewfinder ; Great in low light ; In-body image stabilisation good for handheld shooting ; Intuitive touchscreen interface

Only three native lenses at launch ; Screen only tilts (rather than fully articulates) ; Battery life limited compared to a DSLR ; Just one XQD card slot

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon Z 6

 

The Nikon Z 6 is the company's high-speed, full-frame camera with a 24MP sensor and a class-leading 12fps burst rate. It's a strong debut thanks to excellent ergonomics, in-body stabilization, and 4K video.

24MP full-frame sensor. 90 percent autofocus coverage. 12fps Raw continuous shooting. In-body image stabilization. Tilting touch LCD. Big, sharp EVF. Compatible with Nikon SLR accessories. 4K video. Dust and splash resistant. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Baked-in Raw adjustments. Oversensitive lens control ring function. Limited native lens selection at launch. Single memory card slot. No PC Sync socket.

Bottom Line: The Nikon Z 6 is the company's high-speed, full-frame camera with a 24MP sensor and a class-leading 12fps burst rate. It's a strong debut thanks to excellent ergonomics, in-body stabilization, and 4K video.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Z6

 

What We Love. Excellent image & video quality. Rugged build. Lovely ergonomics & in-hand feel. Good pricing. Professional 10-bit 4:2:2 video recording with n-log, time code, zebra patterns, and focus peaking. 120fps slow-motion video. Face detection...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nikon Z6 review

 

The Z6 will awaken your photographic urges

Excellent handling ; Speedy AF

Battery life could be improved

Finally, a top-notch and reasonably sized mirrorless camera from indisputable optical experts - Nikon

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Hands on: Nikon Z6 review

 

Meet Nikon's full-frame mirrorless all-rounder

High-resolution EVF ; 11fps burst shooting ; Familiar and refined handling ; Touchscreen interface ; 4K video capture ; 5-axis IS system

XQD card format has limited support ; Limited dedicated lens range (for now) ; Disappointing battery life

Facing tough competition from Sony's Alpha A7 III the Nikon Z6 needs to deliver the goods – and based on our brief time with the camera it looks like Sony isn't going to have things all its own way for much longer.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Amy Davies (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon Z6 review: The ultimate all-round full-frame powerhouse

 

Nikon's "mainstream" mirrorless model ticks all the right boxes – and then some

12fps shooting ; Excellent viewfinder and screen combo ; Great handling

Fairly expensive ; Single XQD card slot ; Limited system (for now)

There are a couple of drawbacks to consider – such as limited battery life and a single XQD card – but, overall, the Z6 is a very capable and extremely desirable camera.

Mar, 2019

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Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Z6 Review

 

It’s easy to see why Nikon held back the sale of the Z 6, putting the Z7 into the market a little earlier. For a large swathe of customers, the Z6 makes a lot more sense as a purchase – especially enthusiasts who are keen to save some cash.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Z6 Review

 

Nikon made a big splash with respect to its centennial celebration from July of 2017 into this year. Making it to 100 years is a huge deal for any company, but it's a particularly impressive accomplishment when you consider a camera company achieving...

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Nikon Z6 dslr and mirrorless camera review

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Nikon claims the Z6 has the world's widest full-frame lens mount, allowing it to take in more light and produce better quality images. It's got a full-frame sensor, built-in vibration reduction and plenty of extra features to ensure crisp photos - even...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Nikon Z6 Sample Photos

 

Sample photos taken with the 24mp Nikon Z6 - Nikon's full-frame mirrorless camera. Have a look at full-size photos we've taken.

Nov, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Voice Recording:Y

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):310
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:85

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Contrast adjustment:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Neutral, Sepia
Self-timer delay:2,5,10,20
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Program
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L, Incandescent, Manual, Natural / Auto,Cloudy,Flash,Fluorescent,Incandescent,Manual,Shade,Sunny

Design

Product colour:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13
Display resolution (numeric):2100000
Flip-out screen:N / Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:N

Flash

Flash exposure correction:-3EV - +1EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Slow synchronization / Flash off,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):24 - 70
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/11
Maximum aperture number:4
Minimum aperture number:22
Number of aspheric elements:4
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 51200
ISO sensitivity (max):51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:XQD
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
User guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPEG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.9 x 23.9
Maximum image resolution:6048 x 4024
Megapixel:24.5
Sensor Format:FX
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):FX-format\n(L) 6048 x 4024 \n(M) 4528 x 3016 \n(S) 3024 x 2016 \nDX-format\n(L) 3936 x 2624 \n(M) 2944 x 1968 \n(S) 1968 x 1312 \n1:1 (24 x 24)\n(L) 4016 x 4016 \n(M) 3008 x 3008 \n(S) 2000 x 2000 \n16:9 (24 x 24)\n(L) 6048 x 3400 \n(M) 4528 x 2544 \n(S) 3024 x 1696 / FX-format\n(L) 6048 x 4024\n(M) 4528 x 3016\n(S) 3024 x 2016\nDX-format\n(L) 3936 x 2624\n(M) 2944 x 1968\n(S) 1968 x 1312\n1:1 (24 x 24)\n(L) 4016 x 4016\n(M) 3008 x 3008\n(S) 2000 x 2000\n16:9 (24 x 24)\n(L) 6048 x 3400\n(M) 4528 x 2544\n(S) 3024 x 1696
Total MegaPixels:25.28

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:Y
USB connector:USB Type-C

Shutter

Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
HD-Ready:Y
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,1920x810@24fps,3840x2160@24fps,3840x2160@25fps,3840x2160@30fps
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.8
Viewfinder resolution:3690000
Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:67.5
Height :100.5
Weight:585
Weight (including battery):675
Width:134