Nikon Z mount
FX, CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
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
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.
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
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
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-¹)
21 mm (-1.0 m-¹; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
-4 to +2 m-¹
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
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
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)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
TTL metering using camera image sensor
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
-4 to +17 EV
Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual U1, U2 and U3: user settings modes
–5 to +5 EV, in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, available in modes P, S, A, and M
Luminosity locked at detected value
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)
Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Add, average, lighten, darken
HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
-4.5 to +19 EV (with low-light AF: -6 to +19 EV)
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
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 can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
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
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, available in modes P, S, A, and M
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
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
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
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
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
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
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
Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Built-in (can be used with MC-DC2 remote cords and other optional accessories)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
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 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
One EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery
MB-N11 power battery pack and MB-N10 battery pack (available separately); each takes two EN-EL15c¹¹ batteries
EH-5d/EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately); EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately)
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.)
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)
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 (comes with either an AC wall adapter or power cable of a type and shape that varies with the country or region of sale), HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC19 Strap, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
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.