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Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit

24.5-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera with filmmaking accessories

Item # 05413545

Nikon's Z 6 Filmmaker's kit lets you express your cinematic vision with pro-level picture and sound quality.

Nikon's Z 6 Filmmaker's kit lets you express your cinematic vision with pro-level picture and sound quality.

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About the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit

Everything you need to create spectacular movies (and amazing still images too!)

Nikon's Z 6 Filmmaker's kit lets you express your cinematic vision with pro-level picture and sound quality. Designed with the same standards as the undeniably impressive D850 DSLR, the Z 6 blends speed and performance with advanced movie features — and packs it all into a slim but rugged camera body that weighs just over a pound.

Everything you need to create spectacular movies (and amazing still images too!)

Nikon's Z 6 Filmmaker's kit lets you express your cinematic vision with pro-level picture and sound quality. Designed with the same standards as the undeniably impressive D850 DSLR, the Z 6 blends speed and performance with advanced movie features — and packs it all into a slim but rugged camera body that weighs just over a pound.

The Z 6 Filmmaker's kit includes a shotgun mic, a handheld gimbal stabilizer, an external monitor, and more. You also get a free 12-month Vimeo Pro subscription and a free Nikon School online class on the art of making music videos.

4K movies bring your vision to life in Ultra High Definition

The Z 6 records 4K movies at rates of up to 30 frames per second, using the full width and resolution of the camera's FX-format sensor. The large sensor allows for shooting with no crop factor using any full-frame Nikkor lens, and output is clean even at higher ISOs.

Pro-level movie features

Experienced videographers will appreciate some of the Z 6's more advanced recording features. Nikon's N-Log format preserves more details, reducing heavy shadows and blown-out highlights for movies with up to 12 stops of dynamic range for more precise color grading in post processing.

Nikon's new View Assist function displays simple gradation compensation for easier spot-checking of focus and exposure. And a 10-bit HDMI output lets you record 4K footage to an optional external recorder for smoother, richer post-processing. You can also simultaneously record uncompressed 8-bit 4K movie files to the memory card and an external drive.

A natural choice for Nikon DSLR shooters

If you're a loyal Nikon user, you'll notice that the Z 6 has a familiar look and feel. Only it's much slimmer and lighter than the camera bodies you're used to lugging around. It still has a sturdy frame with a substantial grip, and the controls are all where you'd expect to find them. Plus it works with Nikon accessories for a seamless transition from your old DSLR system to a new mirrorless system.

Keep using your favorite F-mount Nikkor lenses

Nikon has already released a few high-quality native lenses for its Z-mount mirrorless cameras, but you don't have to wait for more options to max out this camera's imaging potential. You can use your existing F-mount Nikkor lenses with the included Mount Adapter FTZ. This adapter provides full AF/AE support for any F-mount lens with a built-in AF motor (AF-S and AF-P lenses).

Dial in the sound

The included RODE VideoMic Pro+ lets you give superior sound quality to your creations. Digital switching — including a 2-stage high-pass filter, 3-stage gain control, and high-frequency boost — ensures the best capture of the audio signal at the source, cutting down on editing time. Audio levels can be adjusted in 20 increments on the Z 6.

Free yourself from your tripod

The included Moza Air 2 handheld gimbal stabilizer lets you pan, tilt, and follow moving subjects smoothly and accurately. Create dynamic shots, film from all kinds of different angles, and track even the hardest to follow subjects.

An external monitor expands your recording options

The included Atomos Ninja V 4K external monitor is ideal for the Z 6's 4K UHD full-frame video output via HDMI. The Ninja V's bright, vivid screen makes it easier to judge exposure during HDR monitoring. Record in 4K 10-bit and N-Log format, or simultaneously record uncompressed 8-bit 4K movie files to the memory card and the monitor.

The included Moza Magic 11.8" articulating arm lets you attach the Ninja V to the Moza Air 2 gimbal.

Image stabilization with any lens

The Z 6 has built-in five-axis VR image stabilization for consistently shake-free videos — perfect for shooting handheld in low light. Hybrid VR combines optical and electronic VR stabilization for even steadier shots — great if you don't have a tripod handy.

All your favorite F-mount lenses can benefit from the camera's built-in stabilization too. Lenses without built-in VR gain three-axis stabilization, while lenses that have built-in VR gain an additional roll axis for three-axis VR stabilization.

Intuitive touchscreen shooting

The Z 6's large 3.2" touchscreen tilts to help you compose shots from high or low angles. You can tap the screen to focus and trigger the shutter, swipe through photos and videos, pinch to zoom, and navigate settings, just like you would on your smartphone.

An ultra-high-resolution viewfinder

You can also use the Z 6's QUAD VGA electronic viewfinder for shooting stills and video. It has the feel of an optical viewfinder, only it lets you preview changes to your settings in real time, and will also let you view the photo or video you just shot. Its icon-driven info display is easy on the eyes, and you can also pull up a customizable menu right in the viewfinder to make quick adjustments to your settings without taking your eye off your subject.

Fast, accurate autofocus

With 273 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus points, the Z 6 lets you acquire your subject immediately and keeps you locked on target, even when your subject is on the move. The camera's powerful Subject Tracking lets you follow a single face in a crowd, tracking the upper body too, so focus is maintained even if your subject briefly turns away from the camera or moves out of view.


Product highlights:

  • 24.5-megapixel FX format full-frame CMOS sensor
    • backside-illuminated sensor for improved performance in low light
  • EXPEED 6 image processor for high-resolution, low-noise photos and fast autofocus performance
  • includes NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens
  • included accessories for filmmaking:
    • Moza Air 2 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer
    • Moza Magic 11.8" articulating arm
    • Rode Videomic Pro+ shotgun microphone
    • Atomos Ninja V 4K external recording monitor (Atomos batteries and hard drive not included)
  • 12-month Vimeo Pro subscription
  • free online course: The Art of Making Music Videos
  • compatible with Nikon Z-mount lenses
    • included Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ allows you to use Nikon F-mount lenses
  • includes two rechargeable EN-EL15b lithium ion batteries and battery charger
  • built-in Wi-Fi allows easy file sharing and remote control from smart devices
    • Nikon SnapBridge technology with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for wireless image transfer to compatible mobile devices
    • requires free SnapBridge app
  • 3.2" high-resolution 2.1-million-dot LCD tilting touchscreen with color balance and brightness control
    • provides a 170° viewing angle
  • high-resolution 3.69-million-dot Quad VGA OLED electronic viefinder with color balance and brightness control
    • provides 100% frame coverage
  • extensive weather sealing to withstand moisture, dust, and heavy use
  • 4K Ultra HD video recording
    • supports HDR movie production with Nikon's N-Log gamma profile
    • 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output lets you record cinema-quality video to an external monitor
  • built-in dust-reduction system keeps image sensor clean for spotless photos
  • hybrid autofocus system switches between focal-plane phase-detect AF and contrast-detect AF for fast, accurate focusing even in dim light
    • 273 phase-detection AF points cover 90% of the frame
  • built-in 5-axis VR image stabilization helps keep photos and videos blur- and shake-free
  • includes rechargeable EN-EL15b lithium ion battery, charger, USB cable, and neck strap
Exposure Modes and Controls:
  • up to 12 frames per second at full resolution in high-speed continuous shooting mode
  • program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, and fully automatic exposure modes
  • shutter speed range: 30-1/8000 seconds, bulb, time, X200
  • ISO range: 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 50 to 204800 equivalents)
  • flash sync at 1/200 seconds
    • high-speed sync mode lets you synchronize the flash to shutter speeds up to 1/8000
    • no built-in flash — works with Nikon Speedlights
File Formats and Storage:
  • records in RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG formats
  • top JPEG resolution (pixels): 8256 x 5504
  • movie file formats: MOV, MP4
  • records photos and videos onto optional XQD memory cards
Connections and Dimensions:
  • super-speed micro USB (Type C) interface (cable included) for fast data transfer, charging, and tethered shooting
  • mini HDMI (Type C) output (cable not included)
  • 3.5mm microphone input and 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 5-5/16"W x 4"H x 2-11/16"D (camera body only)
  • weight (camera body only): 20.7 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 13545

What's in the box:

  • The Nikon Z6 Filmmaker's Kit includes the Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera/24-70mm zoom lens kit (with accessories) along with the RØDE VideoMic Pro+ (and accessories). It also comes with the MOZA Air 2 Professional Camera Stabilization System and Atomos Ninja V Monitor/Recorder (both separately packaged).
  • The contents of the Z6 Filmmaker's Kit box includes:
  • Digital camera body (black)
  • BF-N1 body cap (installed)
  • BS-1 Accessory shoe cover (installed)
  • DK-29 Rubber eyecup (installed)
  • Two EN-EL15b Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries each with plastic terminal cap (7.0V 1900mAh 14Wh)
  • MH-25a battery charger (DC output 8.4V 1.2A)
  • AC plug adapter (US 2-prong)
  • AN-DC19 Neck strap
  • 24" UC-E24 USB cable (Type A USB on one end and USB Type C on other end)
  • HDMI/USB cable clip
  • NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens
  • LC-72B Lens cap (installed)
  • LF-N1 Rear lens cap (installed)
  • HB-85 Lens hood
  • CL-C1 Soft lens case
  • Nikon F to Z mount adapter
  • BF-1B F-mount cap
  • LF-N1 Z-mount cap
  • RØDE VideoMic Pro+ microphone
  • LB-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable battery (installed in mic)
  • 12" Microphone cable (right-angled stereo 3.5mm plugs on each end)
  • 39" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
  • MOZA Magic 11.8" articulating arm
  • Coiled HDMI cable
  • Camera User's Manual (Eng)
  • Camera User's Manual (Span)
  • Sheet on F-mount Lenses
  • Warranty Programs card (camera)
  • Warranty card (lens)
  • Nikon FTZ User's Manual
  • Nikon FTZ warranty card
  • RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Quick Start Guide
  • Vimeo Pro promo card/subscription
  • Nikon School Online promo card
  • The MOZA Air 2 Professional Camera Stabilization System box includes:
  • Gimbal
  • Tripod
  • Four 18650 Li-ion batteries
  • Intelligent charger
  • 2 Quick release plates
  • 2 Riser plates
  • Lens support
  • Lens support screw
  • Support rod adapter
  • Ten M3 x 10mm screws
  • Two 1/4" camera mount screws
  • Two 3/8" camera mount screws
  • H2 L-Allen wrench
  • 2 Follow Focus support rods
  • USB-C cable
  • M3C-Micro adapter cable
  • M3C-Mini adapter cable
  • MCSC-Remote adapter cable
  • MCSC-Multi adapter cable
  • Tool box
  • 1/4"-to-3/8" Screw adapter
  • User Manual
  • In The Box sheet
  • Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines
  • Warning Card
  • The Atomos Ninja V box includes:
  • Monitor/recorder
  • Battery Eliminator
  • AC adapter (DC output: 12V / 3A)
  • US 2-prong plug adapter
  • European plug adapter
  • United Kingdom plug adapter
  • Australia plug adapter
  • Master Caddy II
  • 4 Screws
  • Atomos Ninja V Quick Start Guide
  • "Welcome to the Atomos Family" card

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More details on the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker's Kit

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Features & specs

LCD Screen Size 3.2"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled Via Smartphone
Lens 35mm Equivalent 24-70mm
Optical Zoom 2.92x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 72mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash No
HDMI Output Mini
Wireless Features
Wi-Fi Built-in
Bluetooth Y (4.2)
Live Stream Capable Y
Internal Memory None
Memory Stick No
CFexpress Cards Type B
CompactFlash Cards No
SD Cards No
XQD Cards Yes
Sensor Size Full-frame
Megapixels 24.5
Image Stabilization In-body + VR lens
Highest Resolution 6048 x 4024
4K Video Yes
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Width (inches) 5-5/8
Height (inches) 4
Depth (inches) 3-1/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 23.9
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Z6 Filmmaker's Kit
Recording Features
Included Lens
Play, Print and Edit Features
Battery Information
FTZ Adapter Features
Downloadable Software

Z6 Filmmaker's Kit:

Filmmaker's Kit Overview: The Nikon Z6 Filmmaker's Kit includes the tools you need to take your video shooting to the next level. In addition to the Z6 camera body and NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens, the kit includes the MOZA Air 2 handheld gimbal stabilizer, the Atomos Ninja V 4K recording monitor, and the RØDE VideoMic Pro+ shotgun microphone. Additional accessories, such as an articulating arm for the monitor, extra batteries and cables, and the Nikon FTZ lens adapter, are included in the Z6 Filmmaker's Kit.

Note: Offers for a 1-year free subscription to Vimeo Pro and a free Nikon School Online class on "The Art of Making Music Videos" are included, and can be redeemed via offer codes in the box.

MOZA Air 2: The MOZA Air 2 is a handheld, motorized gimbal stabilizer that help you shoot ultra-smooth videos without a tripod. The Air 2 comes with four high-rate 18650 Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that provide up to 16 hours of battery life on a full 5-hour charge. The gimbal can handle a payload of up to 9 pounds while weighing only 3.5 pounds. It features an angled motorized arm, giving you an unobstructed view of the camera screen to more easily frame your shots and follow the action. The Air 2 has 12 physical buttons for operate the gimbal and some camera settings. For more information on the Air 2, please see the MOZA website.

Atomos Ninja V: The Atomos Ninja V is a bright 5.2" 10-bit HDR 1920 x 1080 video monitor/recorder that can record up to 4Kp60 HDR video direct from the camera's sensor (over HDMI 2.0). When used with an optional 1 TB AtomX SSDmini (solid state drive), you can record up to 150 minutes of 4K video on a single drive. (The Solid State Drive is sold separately. It is not included!) It also can record up to 12 channels of digital audio at 24-bit/96kHz. It is powered by household AC power via the included Battery Eliminator. The Ninja V measures 5.95"W x 3.605"H x 2.62"D, and weighs 12.7 ounces (w/o batteries and media). The monitor can be mounted to the camera's accessory shoe, or attached to the MOZA Air 2 gimbal via the MOZA Magic 11.8" articulating arm (included in the Z6 Filmmaker's Kit). A coiled HDMI cable is included in the kit for connecting the monitor to the camera. For more information on the Ninja V, please see the Atomos website.

Note: An upcoming firmware upgrade for the Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras will enable support for ProRes RAW video format when using the Ninja V.

RØDE VideoMic Pro+: The RØDE VideoMic Pro+ is a high-quality shotgun (directional) microphone for picking up the audio for your video recordings. The built-in Rycote Lyre suspension system protects the microphone from picking up contact noise from the camera. The mic comes with a 12" analog audio cable (stereo 3.5mm plugs on each end) and a 39" USB cable for charging the included battery. You can also power the mic with two "AA" batteries, or continuosly via Micro USB. Specs: Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, Impedance 200Ω, Max SPL: 133dB SPL, Width 2.6", Height 4.37", Depth 6.7", Weight 4.3 ounces. For more information on the VideoMic Pro+, please see the RØDE website.

Recording Features

Camera Overview: The Z6 is the second camera in Nikon's new Z Series of mirrorless, full-frame digital cameras, following the flagship Z7. The Z6 can produce stunning 24.5-megapixel still images and broadcast quality 4K video. The camera has the new Nikon Z mount, and is compatible with Z-mount NIKKOR lenses. With an available mount adapter, you can use F-mount NIKKOR lenses. The package includes the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S zoom lens.

Image Sensor: The Z6 is equipped with an FX-format, 35.9 x 23.9mm CMOS image sensor with 24.5 million effective pixels (and 25.28 million total pixels). The Nikon FX format, with its native 3:2 aspect ratio, enables photographers to take advantage of the familiar perspective characteristics of 35mm film photography. You can choose to shoot in the FX format (36 x 24), or switch to 1:1 (24 x 24), 16.9 (36 x 20), or DX format (24 x 16).

Dust Reduction System: The camera has an integrated ultrasonic Self-cleaning Sensor Unit, which employs four different resonance frequencies to vibrate the optical low-pass filter and shake dust away from the sensor. Image sensor cleaning can be set to operate automatically when the camera is turned off or on, or can be operated from the camera's menu.

Magnesium Alloy Body: The Z6 is made with rugged, durable, and lightweight magnesium alloy, the same material used in the D850 and D5 DSLRs. The Z6 is 26% lighter than the D850, but maintains outstanding balance and handling. The body is weather-sealed to resist dust, moisture, and electromagnetic interference.

Still Image Size/Quality: The Z6 records still images in JPEG, TIFF, and NEF* (RAW) formats. It can also record in both NEF (RAW) + JPEG formats simultaneously. JPEG images can set to fine (1:4 compression), normal (1:8), or basic (1:16) image quality. Depending upon the selected format (image area), you can choose from the following image sizes:

Format (Image Area) Large Medium Small
FX (36 x 24) 6048 x 4024 4528 x 3016 3024 x 2016
DX (24 x 16) 3936 x 2624 2944 x 1968 1968 x 1312
1:1 (24 x 24) 4016 x 4016 3008 x 3008 2000 x 2000
16:9 (36 x 20) 6048 x 3400 4528 x 2544 3024 x 1696
Photos taken during movie recording
4K 3840 x 2160
HD 1920 x 1080

* RAW data from the image sensor is saved directly to the memory card in Nikon Electronic Format (NEF). You can process RAW images to JPEG files in the camera, or on your computer using the downloadable Capture NX-D software.

Movies: The camera can record movies in MOV format with MPEG-4/H.264 advanced video coding and Linear PCM or AAC audio. Audio is recorded using the built-in monaural microphone, or an external stereo microphone (connected via the provided 3.5mm mic jack). Image quality can be set to High or Normal. The available movie options include:

Option Frame Rate Maximum Bit Rate
(High Quality/Normal)
Maximum Length
3840 x 2160
30p, 25p, 24p 144 (HQ only) 29 min 59 sec
Full HD
1920 x 1080
120p, 100p 144 (HQ only)
60p, 50p 56/28 Mbps
30p, 25p, 24p 28/14 Mbps
1920 x 1080
30p x 4 (120p)
25p x 4 (100p)
36 (HQ only) 3 min
24p x 5 (120p) 29 (HQ only)

Recording Media: The Z6 has a single memory card slot that can accommodate XQD and CFexpress (Type B) memory cards. Cards with write speeds of 45 MB/s (300x) or better are recommended for movie recording. No memory cards are supplied with the camera.

Touch-sensitive LCD Monitor: The Nikon Z6 features 3.2-inch, 2,100,000-dot tilting TFT LCD monitor with a 170° wide viewing angle and 100% frame coverage. The monitor has an 11-level adjustable brightness control. The Z6 features a Live View that lets you use the monitor in place of the camera's viewfinder to confirm your subject and composition while shooting. The touch screen can be used to position the focus point during live view, measure a value for preset manual white balance, and for typing. During playback you can swipe to view images, zoom in or out of images, view thumbnails, and view movies.

OLED Viewfinder: In addition to the LCD monitor, the Z6 has a 0.5", OLED viewfinder with approximately 3,690,000 dots, and 100% vertical and horizontal frame coverage. It has a diopter adjustment knob so you can set the viewfinder to your personal eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). The bright and sharp viewfinder makes focusing in low-light situations possible. The viewfinder offers approximately 0.8x magnification. An eye sensor near the viewfinder automatically switches between the monitor and viewfinder as you raise or lower the camera to your eye.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: The Z6 has built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac, 2.4 and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth (4.2), allowing you to wirelessly connect the camera to computers, smartphones, or tablets running the SnapBridge app. On the app, you can download pictures from the camera, record location data from your device to your photographs, or control the camera for taking pictures remotely. You can also connect an optional WT-7 wireless transmitter to the camera's peripheral connector for connecting to a wireless network.

Vibration Reduction: The Nikon Z6 features built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) in the camera. This 5-axis image sensor shift can be applied while shooting still images or movies. In the menu, you can select Normal VR (for static subjects) or Sport VR (for rapidly moving subjects), or Off. In addition, lens shift Vibration Reduction is available with certain VR lenses.

273-Point Autofocus System: The Z6 is equipped with a hybrid phase-detection/contrast Autofocus system with AF assist. With 273 focus points, you can select from the following AF-area modes: Pinpoint AF, Single-point AF, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S), Wide-area AF (L), and Auto-area AF. You can choose from Single or Continuous Auto Focusing, or Manual Focusing.

Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in a focus area in the final composition.

Release Modes: The release mode determines how the camera takes photographs. You can choose from the following shooting modes:

  • Single Frame: camera takes one photograph each time the shutter-release button is pressed
  • Continuous L: while shutter-release button is held down, the camera records 1 to 5 frames per second, as selected in the menu.
  • Continuous H: while the shutter-release button is held down, the camera records continuously at up to about 5.5 frames per second.
  • Continuous H (Extended): while the shutter release is held down, the camera records continuously at up to about 12 frames per second.
  • Self-Timer: use self-timer for self-portraits or to reduce blurring caused by camera shake; you can set the self-timer to 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds

Interval Timer Photography: The Z6 is equipped to take photographs automatically at preset intervals. Shooting will begin about 3 seconds after the interval is set or you can set a start time. You can select the number of intervals, and the number of shots taken per interval. The interval length can be set in hours, minutes, and seconds. You can also set up the camera to take a silent time-lapse movie, with the frame size, frame rate, and image area currently selected in the movie shooting menu.

Exposure Modes: The Exposure Modes determine how the camera sets shutter speed and aperture when adjusting exposure. You can choose from the following Exposure Modes using the top-mounted Mode Dial:

  • Auto: A "point-and-shoot" mode in which the camera sets exposure and hue.
  • Programmed Auto (P): The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure according to a built-in program; recommended for snapshots and other situations in which there is little time to adjust camera settings.
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S): The user chooses the shutter speed while camera sets aperture for best results; use to freeze or blur motion. The shutter speed can be set from 30 to 1/8000 seconds.
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A): The user chooses the aperture while camera sets shutter speed for best results; use to blur background for portraits or bring both foreground and background into focus for landscape shots.
  • Manual (M): The user controls both shutter the speed and aperture for complete control over exposure.
  • User Settings (U1/U2/U3): You can assign frequently-used settings to these positions for quick recall.

Long Time-Exposures: When the M (manual) exposure mode is selected, you can choose between two Long Time-Exposure modes: Bulb and Time. During Bulb shooting, the shutter will remain open while the shutter-release button is held down. Bulb shooting is used for long time-exposure photographs of moving lights, the stars, night scenery, or fireworks (an optional tripod and optional remote cord are recommended to prevent blur). Time exposures start when the shutter-release button is pressed on the camera or an optional remote control. The shutter remains open until the button is pressed a second time.

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. Exposure compensation is available in P, S, A, and M modes.

Metering: The Z6 utilizes through-the-lens (TTL) metering using the camera's image sensor. You can choose one of the following metering methods:

  • Matrix Metering: The camera meters a wide area of the frame and sets exposure according to tone distribution, color, distance, and composition for natural results.
  • Center-weighted: The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight (75%) to the 12mm area in the center of the frame. The weighting can also be based on the average of the entire frame.
  • Spot: The camera meters inside a 4mm diameter circle (approximately 1.5% of frame). The circle is centered on the selected focus area, centered on selected focus points.
  • Highlight-weighted: The camera assigns the greatest weight to highlights to reduce loss of detail in highlights.

Multiple Exposure: This feature records a series of two to ten NEF (RAW) exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures can be recorded at any image quality setting, and produce results with colors noticeably better than photographs combined in an imaging application because they make use of RAW data from the camera image sensor.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. You can choose one of the following white balance options: Auto (3 options), Natural Light Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7 options), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, or Shade. You can also choose a color temperature from a list of values (2500K-10000K), or manually set the white balance using the subject, light source, or existing photograph in the memory card as reference. The White Balance Fine Tuning feature allows you to compensate for variations in the color of the light source or to introduce a deliberate color cast into an image by adjusting the amber, blue, green and magenta color settings.

Bracketing: Bracketing automatically varies exposure, flash level, Active D-Lighting (ADL), or white balance slightly with each shot, "bracketing" the current value. You can set the increment to 1/3, 2/3, 1, or 1.3 EV, and the number of shots to 2, 3, 5, 7, or 9. In exposure, flash level, and ADL bracketing, multiple shots are required to complete the "bracket" as the camera will vary the settings with each shot. With white balance bracketing, the camera creates multiple copies of each photograph, each with a different white balance. Bracketing can be combined with continuous shooting or the self timer modes.

ISO Sensitivity: ISO Sensitivity is the digital equivalent of film speed. You can set the ISO Sensitivity to Auto or Manual. You can manually select settings of ISO 100 to ISO 51200 in steps of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV. For special occasions, expanded settings of Lo 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (equivalent to ISO 50) below ISO 100, or to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV above ISO 51200.

Picture Controls: The camera offers seven preset Nikon Picture Controls. You can choose a Picture Control according to the subject or type of scene:

  • Auto: The camera automatically adjusts hues and tones based on the Standard Picture Control. Complexions of portrait subjects are softer, and foliage and sky colors are more vivid than Standard.
  • Standard: Standard processing for balanced results; recommended for most situations.
  • Neutral: Minimal processing for natural results; recommended for photographs that will later be extensively processed or retouched.
  • Vivid: Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photo-print effect; recommended for photos that emphasize primary colors.
  • Monochrome: Takes monochrome photographs.
  • Portrait: Process portraits for skin with natural texture and a rounded feel.
  • Landscape: Produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes.
  • Flat: Details are preserved over a wide tone range; good for photos that will be retouched or processed later.
  • Creative Picture Controls: You can choose from the following: Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, and Carbon.

Color Space: The color space determines the gamut of colors available for color reproduction. You can select either sRGB for photos that will be printed or used "as is" with no further modification, or Adobe RGB for images that will be extensively processed or retouched after leaving the camera.

Active D-Lighting: Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast. Active D-Lighting offers the following application strength levels: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, and Off.

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): The Z6 does not have a built-in flash. Optional flash units can be attached to the camera's accessory shoe. The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System when used with CLS-compatible flash units, such as the SB-R200, SB-300, SB-400, SB-500, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, and the new flagship flash SB-5000. The following flash modes are supported: Front-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow rear-curtain sync, Slow sync, and Off.

Flash Control: The camera supports the following Flash Control modes: TTL, Auto external flash, Distance-priority manual, Manual, and Repeating Flash.

Flash Compensation: Flash compensation is used to alter flash output from -3 EV to +1EV in increments of 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV to change the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. Flash output can be increased to make the main subject appear brighter or reduced to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections.

FV Lock: This feature is used to lock the flash output, allowing photographs to be recomposed without changing the flash level and ensuring that the flash output is appropriate to the subject even when the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame. The Flash output is adjusted automatically for any changes in ISO sensitivity and aperture.

Streaming Webcam: Using Nikon's Webcam Utility software, you can use the camera to live stream high quality video on many of the popular video conferencing software platforms. You will need to connect the camera to your computer via the included USB cable. The camera's microphone will not capture sound, so a separate microphone is needed, plugged into the computer's microphone port. Optional accessories include a tripod or other mount, and a constant light source. The software works with many of your favorite streaming apps, including Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Microsoft Teams. Nikon's Webcam Utility is compatible with Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise (64-bit only) and macOS Big Sur (Version 11), macOS Catalina (Version 10.15), macOS Mojave (Version 10.14), and macOS High Sierra (Version 10.13).


HDMI: The camera features a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for connecting the camera to an HDTV or other high-definition video device via an optional HDMI cable.

SuperSpeed USB: The Z6 has a SuperSpeed USB Type-C connector. This high-speed USB port can be used for downloading photos to your computer or connecting the camera to a printer. With the included AC adapter, you can charge the battery in the camera through the USB port. A 24" USB-C cable is included.

Microphone: The camera has a 3.5mm input for an external microphone, such as the Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone. The sensitivity of a connected external microphone can be set in the menu.

Headphone: The camera has a 3.5mm stereo headphone output to allow you to monitor audio during movie recording.

Accessory Terminal: The Z6 has an accessory terminal for connecting other optional accessories, such as the MC-DC2 Remote Cord, GPS Units (GP-1 or GP-1A), and the WR-R10/WR-T10/WR-1 Wireless Remote Controllers.

Included Lens

Overview: The Nikon Z6 Filmmaker's kit includes the Nikkor 24-70mm f/4 S, a versatile standard zoom lens that is ideal for both still images and movies. The lens is sealed to prevent dust and moisture from entering, especially around the moving parts of the lens barrel. the lens comes with front and rear lens caps, a lens hood, and soft lens case. It will accept 72mm screw-on filters.

Focus Mode Switch: The lens features a two-way switch that lets you choose between Auto focus (A) or Manual focus (M). If the camera is set to Manual Focus mode using camera controls, you must adjust the focus manually, regardless of the setting on the lens.

Control Ring: The lens has a smooth operating Control Ring that has numerous functions, depending upon the setting of the Focus Mode switch. If the switch is set to M (manual), the Control Ring rotates to adjust focus. If set to A (auto focus), you can perform the Control Ring function selected in the camera's menu. In the Z6, for example, you can use the lens Control Ring to adjust the power aperture, focus mode (M/A), or Exposure Compensation.

Electromagnetic Diaphragm: The lens has an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel which provides accurate aperture blade control during auto exposure.

Nikon Technologies: The Nikkor 24-70mm f/4 S lens is equipped with the following Nikon technologies:

  • Stepping Motor (STM): NIKKOR Z lenses incorporate a stepping motor to give you fast and accurate auto focusing. The drive system is whisper quiet, making the lens ideal for recording movies.
  • IF Lens: NIKKOR IF lenses focus by shifting only the internal lens elements. Internal Focusing lenses do not change in size during AF operation, and are typically more compact, lightweight, and capable of closer focusing distances.
  • Aspherical Lens Elements (AS): The lens contains curved non-spherical lens elements to reduce aberrations. They are used to correct distortion in wide angle lenses.
  • Aspherical - Extra-low Dispersion Elements (AS-ED): The lens features Aspherical - Extra-low Dispersion glass lens elements, developed by Nikon to correct chromatic aberrations.
  • Nano Crystal Coat (N): Nikon's Nano Crystal coating helps eliminate internal reflections and ghosting effects caused by red light. It also reduces lens flare caused by light entering diagonally into the lens.
  • Fluorine Coating (FLC): The lens features Nikon's fluorine coating on the front element to repel smudges and fingerprints, dust, and water droplets. The lens is easy to clean, and can withstand frequent wiping. The coating is also anti-reflective, which helps you achieve clear images.
  • Super Integrated Coating (SIC): The lens features a multi-layered coating of the optical elements.

Lens Hood: The Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70 f/4 S comes with the HB-85 lens hood. The hood helps to block stray light from entering the lens from the sides, causing flare or ghosting. It also protects the front lens element from rain and snow, or accidental impact. When mounted, the lens hood adds approximately 1-13/16" to the overall length of the lens. When not in use, you can reverse-mount the lens hood.


  • Type of Mount: Nikon Z mount
  • Focal Length: 24-70mm
  • Focal Length Scale: Graduated in millimeters (24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 70mm)
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.3x
  • Lens Construction: 14 elements in 11 groups (including 1 ED lens element, 1 aspherical ED element, 3 aspherical elements, and elements with Nano Crystal Coat, and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
  • Closest Focus Distance: 0.99' (11.88") from focal plane at all zoom positions
  • Focusing Method: Internal Focusing System
  • Diaphragm: Rounded 7-blade
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22mm
  • Angle of View:
    • FX Format: 84° - 34°20'
    • DX Format: 61° - 22°50'
  • Dimensions: Diameter 3.046" Length 3.666" (4.263" w/lens caps)
  • Weight: 17.7 ounces

Play, Print and Edit Features

Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while Auto Image Rotation is set to "On" contain information on camera orientation, and allow the images to be rotated automatically during playback, or when viewed using the downloadable NX Studio software.

Playback Menu: The playback menu contains the following options:

  • Delete: allows you to delete the current image or all the images in the selected folder or folders
  • Playback Folder: allows you to play back the images in the current folder, all folders created with the Z6, or all folders on the memory card
  • Display Options: choose from either a detailed display of information or a basic display of information
  • Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken.
  • After Delete: choose the picture displayed after an image is deleted (next, previous, continue)
  • After Burst: Choose whether the camera displays the first or last photo in the burst after photos are taken using continuous release mode.
  • Rotate Tall: portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback
  • Slide Show: allows you to play back images one after the other in a slide-show fashion. You can select the type of images to display, and how long each photo will be displayed, and if audio will be played.
  • Rating: You can rate pictures from zero to five stars, or mark them for later deletion.

Full-Frame Playback: During Full-Frame playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.

Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view four (2x2), nine (3x3), or 72 (9 x 8) images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 24x for large images, up to 18x for medium images, and up to 12x for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can move it around on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.

Retouch Menu: The Retouch Menu allows you to create trimmed, resized or retouched copies of the photographs you have taken on the memory card. The Retouch Menu gives you the following editing options: NEF (RAW) processing, Trim, Resize, D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Straighten, Distortion control, Perspective control, Image overlay, Trim movie, and Side-by-side comparison.

Image Comment: The camera allows you to input up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text and save it to a recorded image. The comment can be viewed in downloadable NX Studio software as metadata.

PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

Battery Information

Battery: The Z6 is powered by the EN-EL15b Lithium-ion battery (7.0 V, 1900 mAh, 14 Wh). A fully-charged EN-EL15b can provide enough power for approximately 310 shots (380 with monitor only) or 85 minutes of movie footage. The battery charges in approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes using the supplied MH-25a battery charger. Two EN-EL15b batteries are included in this Z6 Filmmaker's Kit, so you'll have a spare during a long video recording session.

Note: The Z6 can also use EN-EL15a or EN-EL15 batteries, but with fewer possible shots per charge.

FTZ Adapter Features

FTZ Lens Adapter: The included Nikon Mount Adapter FTZ allows you to use compatible F-mount NIKKOR lenses on your new Z7 or Z6 mirrorless camera. The adapter connects to your Z-mount camera and provides an F-mount for your existing Nikon lenses. This sturdy, lightweight adapter weighs only 4.8 ounces.

Construction: The Mount Adapter FTZ is constructed from rugged magnesium alloy, preserving the durability of your camera body and lens. It is weather-sealed, keeping moisture and dust from getting inside your camera body or on your lenses.

New Benefits: Attaching your F-mount NIKKOR lenses to the new Z-mount camera gives you extra benefits:

  • Vibration Reduction: Z-series cameras have built-in VR image stabilization, allowing you to shoot handheld in many low-light situations. Even NIKKOR lenses that already have VR have the added benefit of roll axis through in-camera VR. In addition, non-CPU lenses can benefit from in-camera VR by registering the focal length into the camera.
  • Hybrid-AF: Full AF/AE is supported when using FX or DX AF-S Type G/D/E, AF-P type G/E, AF-I type D, and AF-S/AF-I teleconverters. There are 90 F-mount NIKKOR lenses that are AF-S, AF-P, or AF-I type with full AF/AE capability.
  • Tripod Mount: The Mount Adapter FTZ has a standard 1/4" tripod socket, allowing you to mount the adapter on a tripod. This gives you better balance, and keeps stress off of the camera body when using long lenses with the Mount Adapter. (If the F-mount lens has its own tripod mount, you should use it instead of the tripod mount on the Mount Adapter FTZ.)

Downloadable Software

NX Studio: No software is included in the box with the camera. NX Studio is a new all-in-one software for viewing, processing, and editing your still images and videos. The software integrates all the benefits and functions of Nikon's ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D into a highly functional single software solution. With NX Studio, you can edit your photos using picture controls, white balance settings, and exposure compensation for RAW data. New features include color control points to adjust a specific area of a photo, and a retouch brush feature for advanced color correction. NX Studio works with JPEG, TIFF, and NEF (RAW) files. NX Studio is available as a free download, and works with the following Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and macOS Big Sur (ver.11), Catalina (ver.10.15), and Mojave (ver.10.14)

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