Nikon Z 6 II Body Only
- 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
- Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processor
- 14 fps Continuous Shooting, ISO 60-51200
- UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log and 10-Bit HDMI Out
- 3.6m-dot OLED Electronic Finder
- 5-axis Vibration Reduction
- 3.2" 2.1m-dot Touch Screen LCD
- One CFexpress Type B/XQD and One UHS-II SD Card Slot
- Built-in SnapBridge Connectivity
- BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi
- USB Type-C Port
With photography’s vast upgrade in technology, Nikon once again has set a new standard by introducing the Nikon Z 6 II Mirrorless camera. It is tagged as the all-rounder with lightning fast Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processors, truly versatile compact system camera with 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor. The Z 6II supports 4K UHD up to 30p and full-HD up to 120p N-Log and 10-Bit HDMI Out. Capable of 14 fps continuous shooting in a high-sensitivity performance of ISO 60-51200. The in-body 5-axis Vibration Reduction reduces the appearance of camera shake and the rear 3.2" 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD provides versatility to imaging and playback. Captured shots and videos can be stored via the CFexpress Type B/XQD or the UHS-II SD Card. Wireless connectivity is also made possible with the Built-in SnapBridge Connectivity, BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi. The camera’s USB Type-C port allows in-camera charging or continuous power for extended shooting time or on-the-go charging.
Product Features in Detail
Create the images you want to see in the world
Run with your ideas. Follow your intuition. Whatever your next project demands, the versatile Z 6II full-frame mirrorless camera gives you the imaging power to create faster, sharper, and more fluidly. Meet opportunity with excellence, whether you express yourself best in stills—or video.
New now. New tomorrow.
Whether you’re a photographer who shoots video, a videographer who captures stills, or mixed media is your thing. Whether you collaborate or work alone. Whether it’s high-speed action or captivating stillness. Cinematic 4K or on-the-spot interviews. Whatever you create with the light, this camera keeps up.
Ready for your night shoot
This camera’s incredible light-gathering capabilities free you to create in any light. You get clean, full-frame images across the ultra-wide ISO range when shooting stills, and clean output when shooting video. Low-light AF now works down to -6 EV with an f/2 (or faster) lens—you’ll find focus even under the quarter-moon light.
So much faster
The ultra-wide Hybrid AF system offers spot-on subject acquisition. You can shoot up to 14 fps at full resolution with full autofocus and auto exposure. When speed matters—and it always matters—you’ll catch the shots others might miss.
Twice as powerful
Whatever you do with the light, do it faster and more fluidly. Twin EXPEED processors double the power at your disposal for everything from AF to buffer capacity. Performance is smooth as silk, whether filming or shooting stills.
More speed—for longer
The faster, high-performance buffer lets you shoot up to 200 JPEGs or 124 12-bit uncompressed RAW images in one burst. The high refresh rate means you won’t miss a second, and the dual EXPEED engines ensure lightning-fast write speeds.
Dual card slots for a fluid workflow
With two memory card slots at your disposal, you have room to adapt to any workflow. Separate stills from movies, or RAW from JPEG. Copy files between cards. Configure slots for overflow and backup. You can use UHS-II SD cards in one slot, and XQD cards or the latest ultra-fast CFexpress cards in the other.
Shooting interviews? You can run the camera via a USB Type-C cable, and even charge the battery while shooting. Even on a long shoot, this camera keeps up.
The optional Power Battery Pack MB-N11 features integrated controls for vertical shooting. And it lets you hot-swap batteries without losing power.
A multimedia powerhouse
If you’re a videographer, this is your Nikon. The camera’s full-frame sensor and full-pixel readout enable broader dynamic range and sharper, cleaner video footage. AF speed and tracking sensitivity can be set during recording, and you can use Eye-Detection and Animal-Detection AF while filming. Flexible frame rates increase your options and you can output footage however you need.
RAW over HDMI
Maximum control in post. Faster transfer rates. The Z 6II lets you connect to a compatible ATOMOS external recorder to export video as ProRes RAW®, which preserves all the data from the camera’s full-frame sensor in smaller files.¹ ²
10-Bit HDMI output
Gain more flexibility when colour grading. Recording video at a high 10-bit depth retrieves billions more colours than standard 8-bit recording. With the Z 6II you can record 10-bit output directly to an external recorder via HDMI.
Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
Remove the need for time-consuming colour grading and shoot video footage ready for immediate playback on HDR displays. The camera’s HLG shooting formats preserve more detail, dynamic range and contrast—no post processing required.³
Pound those dusty streets. Brave those mountain paths. Shoot down at the water’s edge. With a super-strong, lightweight magnesium-alloy frame, the Z 6II is easy to carry and tough enough to handle any location. Fully sealed against dust, dirt, and moisture, it will go wherever inspiration takes you.
Use the optional Wireless Remote WR-R11b and Wireless Remote Controller WR-1 for remote shooting, or to control external flashes like the SB-5000 Speedlights.
You can use external flashes even when shooting at high frame rates of up to 14 fps. Create greater depth and dimension—light the entire frame at any given moment.
The FTZ Mount Adapter gives you compatibility with over 300 F-mount NIKKOR lenses. From fast primes to super-telephoto zooms, and everything in between.
New ways to see
Shoot video. Shoot stills. Shoot it all. Love the cinematic depth of field you can achieve with the wide selection of fast-focusing, compact NIKKOR Z lenses.
Update firmware via SnapBridge
Nikon’s ever-evolving SnapBridge app now lets you update your camera’s firmware via your smart device. You can also use the app to shoot stills and video remotely. Or to filter and share JPEGs or RAW files to any smart device or computer: you can add hashtags and copyright info right from the app.
|Lens mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Effective angle of view||FX|
|Image sensor||CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm|
|Total pixels||25.28 million|
|Dust-reduction system||Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)|
|Effective pixels||24.5 million|
|Image size (pixels)||[FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: (L)6048 x 4024 (24.3 million), (M)4528 x 3016 (13.7 million), (S)3024 x 2016 (6.1 million), [DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: (L)3936 x 2624 (10.3 million), (M)2944 x 1968 (5.8 million), (S)1968 x 1312 (2.6 million), [1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: (L)4016 x 4016 (16.1 million), (M)3008 x 3008 (9.0 million), (S)2000 x 2000 (4.0 million), [16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: (L)6048 x 3400 (20.6 million), (M)4528 x 2544 (11.5 million), (S)3024 x 1696 (5.1 million), Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160, Photographs taken while filming movies at other frame sizes: 1920 x 1080|
|Storage file formats||NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression), 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|
|Picture Control System||Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls|
|Storage media||CFexpress (Type B), XQD, SD, SDHC (UHS-II compliant), SDXC (UHS-II compliant)|
|Dual card slot||1 CFexpress card or XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card, Either card can be used for primary or backup storage or for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG images; pictures can be copied between cards.|
|File system||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31|
|Viewfinder||1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls|
|Frame coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical|
|Magnification||Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-¹)|
|Eyepoint||21 mm (-1.0 m-¹; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)|
|Diopter adjustment||-4 to +2 m-¹|
|Eye sensor||Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays|
|Compatible lenses||Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)|
|Shutter type||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Shutter speed||1/8000 to 30 s, (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), bulb, time, X200|
|Flash sync speed||X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; auto FP high-speed sync supported|
|Release mode||S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Continuous H (extended), Self-timer|
|Frame advance rate4||Up to 14 fps, 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)|
|Self-timer||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s|
|Exposure metering||TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering method||Matrix metering Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering|
|Metering range5||-4 to +17 EV|
|Mode||Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual U1, U2 and U3: user settings modes|
|Exposure compensation||–5 to +5 EV, in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, available in modes P, S, A, and M|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at detected value|
|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 (Recommended Exposure Index)|
|Active D-Lighting||Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off|
|Multiple exposure||Add, average, lighten, darken|
|Other options||HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction|
|Autofocus||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist|
|Detection range6||-4.5 to +19 EV (with low-light AF: -6 to +19 EV)|
|Lens servo||Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking, Manual focus (M) Electronic rangefinder can be used|
|AF-area mode||Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, 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)|
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector|
|Camera VR||5-axis image sensor shift|
|Lens VR||Lens shift (available with VR lenses)|
|Flash control||TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering|
|Flash modes||Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off|
|Flash compensation||-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, available in modes P, S, A, and M|
|Flash-ready indicator||Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System||i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control|
|White balance||Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning except choose color temperature|
|Bracketing types||Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL|
|Movie - metering||TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Movie - metering method||Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted|
|Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate8||3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p, 60p available after firmware update (free of charge, expected February 2021), 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 1920 x 1080 (slow-motion): 30p x4/25p x4/24p x5|
|Movie - file format||MOV, MP4|
|Movie - video compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Movie - audio recording format||Linear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format), AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format)|
|Movie - audio recording device||Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable|
|Movie - ISO sensitivity||M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit Auto: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 51200) (Recommended Exposure Index)|
|Movie - Active D-Lighting||Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off|
|Movie - Other options||Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, logarithmic (N-Log) and HDR (HLG) movie output|
|Monitor||8-cm (3.2–in.) diagonal; Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls; Approx. 2100k-dot|
|Playback||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating|
|USB||Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended|
|HDMI output||Type C HDMI connector|
|Audio input||Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)|
|Audio output||Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)|
|Accessory terminal(s)||Built-in (can be used with MC-DC2 remote cords and other optional accessories)|
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards||IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac|
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency||2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz|
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power||5.2 dBm (2.4 GHz), 8.3 dBm (5 GHz)|
|Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security||Open system, WPA2-PSK|
|Bluetooth standards||Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2; Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz; Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz; Bluetooth: –0.3 dBm; Bluetooth Low Energy: –1.8 dBm; Range (line of sight): approximately 10 m (32 ft)⁹|
|Battery10||One EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery|
|Battery pack||MB-N11 power battery pack and MB-N10 battery pack (available separately); each takes two EN-EL15c¹¹ batteries|
|AC adapter||EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately); EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)|
|Tripod socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 134 x 100.5 x 69.5 mm (5.3 x 4 x 2.8 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 705 g (1 lb. 8.9 oz.), with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 615 g/1 lb. 5.7 oz. (camera body only)|
|Operating environment - temperature||0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F)|
|Operating environment - humidity||85% or less (no condensation)|
¹ To activate 12-bit RAW video output, please take your camera to a Nikon service centre. Costs may be incurred.
² The Z 6II must be connected to a compatible ATOMOS external capture device to export ProRes RAW footage. See the ATOMOS website for a complete list and updates.
³ In order to capture rich HLG footage with your Z 6II, an external movie recorder is required.
⁴ Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
⁵ Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F.
⁶ Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0.
⁷ Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and FX selected for image area.
⁸ 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.
⁹ Without interference. Range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles.
¹⁰ EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL15c/EN-EL15b batteries only.
¹¹ EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c. The number of pictures that can be taken on a single charge (i.e., battery endurance) will however drop compared to the EN-EL15c.
ProRes RAW® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery.
The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in the manuals are for expository purposes only.
Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these specifications at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.
Nikon Z 6 II Body Only
BF-N1 Body Cap
DK-29 Rubber Eyecup (comes attached to camera)
EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with terminal cover
MH-25a Battery Charger
HDMI/USB Cable Clip
UC-E24 USB Cable
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover