Nikon Z 6

Nikon Z 6
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Engadget Review

After launching the high-resolution, expensive Z7, Nikon has unveiled the much more affordable Z6. It’s the best full-frame mirrorless camera on the market for video, offering a full-frame, full-pixel sensor readout for super crisp 4K video. You can output 10-bit, 4:2:2 log video to maximize dynamic range and shoot 1080p video at up to 120 fps. While the selection of native lenses is still limited, you can adapt any F-Mount DSLR lenses with an optional $250 adapter. Image quality and colors from the 24.5-megapixel sensor is excellent, and your images and video are more likely to be sharp and smooth thanks to the 5-axis in-body stabilization. Autofocus tracking can be a bit slow, and the single XQD card slot is unfortunate. But if you’re looking at Sony’s A7 III, especially for video, you should take a hard look at the Nikon Z6, too.

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Nikon Z6 review: The best full-frame mirrorless camera for video
10-bit external video, in-body stabilization and a full sensor readout.
Steve Dent
Steve DentDecember 21, 2018

Pros

  • Best full-frame mirrorless camera for video
  • In-body stabilization
  • Good ergonomics
  • Excellent images and color science
  • Relatively affordable compared to Z7

Cons

  • Mediocre autofocus subject tracking
  • Single card slot uses hard-to-find XQD format
  • Touch display doesn’t flip around
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Z 6

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Key Specs

TYPE
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
LENS MOUNT
Other
RESOLUTION (EFFECTIVE)
24.5 megapixels
MEMORY CARD
XQD

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