The new Nikon Z6 II with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens an upgrade of the Z 6 all-rounder, gives you both dramatic still images and cinematic 4k UHD video. Harnessing Dual EXPEED 6 image-processing engines, the Z 6II allows continuous shooting at approx. 14 fps with extended buffer. Eye-Detection and Animal-Detection AF are available in both stills and videos. A variety of video recording options now includes 10-bit HDR (HLG) and 4K UHD/50p/60p. What’s more, the dual memory card slots and new optional MB-N11 Battery Pack give you all this versatility in a dependable package. The Z 6II provides a solid hybrid solution for multimedia creators.
On the sensor you will find an enhanced phase-detect autofocus system using 273 points covering 90% of the image area, and the sensor features 5-axis Vibration Reduction technology for stabilized photos and video regardless of the lens used. This advanced hybrid AF system will also benefit video. The Z 6 II features UHD 4K recording at up to 30p and can use the N-Log gamma profile along with the camera's 10-bit HDMI output to create cinema-quality video.
The Z 6 II's slimmed down design and lighter build maintains the weather sealing and ergonomics for which Nikon is known. The camera features multiple displays and screens for ease of use, including a 0.80x 3.6m-dot OLED EVF with NIKKOR optics and a Fluorine coating, ensuring clear viewing. The rear of the camera is equipped with a 3.2" 2.1m-dot tilting touchscreen LCD while the top offers a dot-matrix OLED for quickly checking settings. Additionally, the body is equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Key Features of the Nikon Z6 II with NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens
- 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 6 Image Processing Engine
- UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
- 273-Point Hybrid AF System
- High-speed continuous shooting up to approx. 14 fps with AE/AF tracking and buffer up to approx. 124 shots
- Enhanced Eye-Detection and Animal-Detection AF available for both stills and videos
- Wide video recording options ranging from RAW*3, HDR (HLG), N-Log video output to in-camera Picture Controls, serving various needs
- Maximum shutter speed setting from 30 s to 900 s
- Dual memory card slots supporting CFexpress and UHS-II SD cards for reliable data backup and speedy workflow
- Retouch menu offers more flexible ways for editing images in-camera, by trimming images easily - pinching in and out to intuitively select the trimming area.
- Optional MB-N11 Power Battery Pack offers peace of mind and comfort during vertical shooting
Exceptional image quality, even under low light – Backside illumination CMOS sensor featuring ISO 100-51200 and 24.5 effective megapixels
Using its 24.5 megapixels, the Z 6II’s images are clear, sharp and beautiful even under low light. The FX-format backside illumination CMOS sensor, together with the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine achieves a wide standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 (expandable to ISO 50-204800 equivalent).
Approx. 14-fps continuous shooting for up to 124 frames
The Z 6II gives you greater ability to nail that important moment thanks to its Dual EXPEED 6 image-processing engines. The maximum continuous shooting speed is now approx. 14 fps*1 with AE/AF tracking. Thanks to an extended buffer, it also allows you to keep continuous shooting going up to 124 frames*2 in 12-bit lossless compressed RAW (L) – meaning that 14-fps shooting can be maintained up to 9 seconds.
*1 In high-speed continuous shooting (extended), with single-point AF. Approx. 12 fps when using silent photography or AF-C with AF area modes other than single-point AF.
*2 With Sony CEB-G128 CFexpress card in use.
Powerful, 5.0-stop compensation for diverse shooting scenarios – In-camera VR
The Z 6II features in-camera vibration reduction (VR) that offers an effect equivalent to a shutter speed up to approx. 5.0 stops faster. It detects camera shake using the image’s motion vector information as well as the gyro sensor and then drives the VR unit to offer compensation in five directions: yaw, pitch, X, Y, and roll. Use the Normal VR mode for reducing camera shake during handheld still shooting, while Sport VR is best utilized to stabilize the image when tracking moving subjects in stills and for video. When recording video with a fixed angle of view, Normal VR can be combined with electronic VR2 for even steadier shots. VR also works with NIKKOR F lenses, including non-VR lenses when using the optional FTZ Mount adapter.
120-fps High-Speed Frame Capture
If you want to discover more in a fast-moving scene, try the Z 6II’s High-Speed Frame Capture. This allows you to take 2-megapixel images at up to an incredible 120 fps*1, or 8-megapixel images at up to 30 fps*2 with AE/AF tracking by keeping the shutter-release button pressed in movie live view mode. Now you can capture the defining image in a sequence of fleeting moments.
*1 With Full HD selected for movie image quality.
*2 With 4K UHD selected for movie image quality.
Automatic in-camera time-lapse movie generation – Interval-timer photography
When you want to create a time-lapse movie larger than 4K, interval-timer photography is the way to go and the Z 6II makes it more convenient to do. In addition to a set of stills, the camera can now automatically generate and record a time-lapse movie in 4K UHD or Full HD for quick confirmation of the result on site. In both interval-timer photography and time-lapse movie modes, Nikon’s unique exposure smoothing function reduces the subtle exposure variations between frames. When used together with silent photography, it extends the camera’s exposure metering capability beyond -4 EV, letting creators capture scenes where brightness changes significantly, such as a sky transitioning from sunset to midnight, all in one continuous sequence using aperture-priority auto exposure mode.
Advanced hybrid AF system
The Z 6II’s 273-point hybrid AF system is enhanced to let you focus on the intended subject more easily than the Z 6, even in busy scenes. Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF are now available in wide-area AF (L) in addition to auto-area AF. What’s more, When “on” is selected for “save focus position” in the setup menu the camera saves the last focus position when it is switched off, allowing you to resume your shoot right where you left off. Just like the Z 6, low-light AF is also available, enabling autofocusing down to -6 EV. Together with NIKKOR Z lenses, that are designed to meet an incredibly strict AF standard, the Z 6II offers superb AF accuracy.
Increased focusing control – Enhanced Eye- and Animal-Detection AF
Eye-Detection AF is convenient for shooting portraits where the model is constantly changing poses, and Animal-Detection AF is effective whether you’re capturing cats playing with bristlegrass or dogs relaxing indoors. With the Z 6II, capturing your intended subject is easier, even in a crowd. In addition to auto-area AF, these functions are now available in wide-area AF (L), allowing easier focusing only on your intended subject within the focus area. As they are now included in the i menu, quick switching is also possible. Also, Eye-Detection AF, combined with face-detection and upper-body detection technologies, allows you to keep focusing on a human subject even when they temporarily turn their back.
Versatile options for cinematic video production
| Full-frame 4K UHD/30p and Full HD/120p with ISO 100-51200
The Z 6II lets you produce 4K UHD/30p videos and will also offer 50p/60p with firmware update*1. The 6K-equivalent rich data it employs ensures that rendering is truly stunning. Together with NIKKOR Z lenses, it delivers extraordinary high-resolution movies.
Novice videographers may benefit from in-camera Picture Controls, which allow easy video production with minimum colour grading. Meanwhile, 12-bit RAW video output, 10-bit N-Log or HDR (HLG) can satisfy professional needs. The Z 6II has got something for everyone’s filmmaking requirements.
Boasting ISO 100-51200 for low-light situations, the image is clear with minimum noise, reducing the need for additional lighting. The camera also records Full HD/120p or 100p*2, for smooth, dramatic slow motion. The APS-C equivalent, DX-based movie format is easily accessible, which can bring you closer to your subject without changing the lens. Separate settings for videos and stills make switching between the two very easy.
*1 Scheduled in February 2021, available in DX-based movie format.
*2 Not available with HDMI output.
External recording allows incredibly rich colors for grading – 12-bit RAW video output and 10-bit HLG/N-Log
The Z 6II’s HDMI output*1 offers external recording of RAW*2, 4:2:2 N-Log and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). 12-bit RAW video output, a feature obtainable with high-end video cameras, is available in both 4K UHD and Full HD to provide maximum flexibility in colour adjustment. 10-bit N-Log records very rich gradation information, capturing up to approx. 1.07 billion colours as well as a wide dynamic range at 12 stops and 1300%, which enables effective colour grading. The HLG is convenient for producing HDR videos for HLG monitors. The profile supports ITU-R BT.2100, which features the wide colour gamut of the Rec.2020 standard.
*1 Full HD/100p and 120p are not available.
*2 Optional with charge. Requires shipping of the camera to Nikon.
More support for high-end video production – Focus peaking, timecode and highlight display
The Z 6II is well equipped for professional video shoots. The camera can record a timecode*, helping in combining footage shot by several cameras. In manual focusing, focus peaking is available even in 4K UHD, with selectable peaking highlight colour. Highlight display lets you confirm highlight area with a zebra pattern while allowing you to set the level of brightness from 180 to 255 depending on your needs.
* Not available when shooting slow-motion movies.
In-camera profiles for simple or minimum grading – Picture Controls
For those wanting to minimize post-production, the Picture Control Standard in-camera preset comes in handy. To easily add a creative twist, try one of the 20 Creative Picture Controls. Picture Control Flat is for simple grading. It captures 8-bit footage with as much colour, texture and brightness information as possible, allowing you to enhance the colour simply by adjusting the tone curve, just like you do with stills. Three sharpness parameters – sharpening, clarity and mid-range sharpening – are also available. You can adjust those in advance to increase or decrease sharpness and achieve your ideal look.
More convenient, reliable video AF – Enhanced with Eye-Detection and Animal-Detection AF
AF is critical when filming alone on a gimbal without a focus puller: The Z 6II’s video AF system has gained a boost by introducing Eye-Detection and Animal-Detection AF. Together with NIKKOR Z lenses, which are designed for video shooting as well as stills, the Z 6II offers superb AF performance.
These functions let you maintain focus on the eye of your human subject even when they are in motion. Eye-Detection AF, combined with face and upper-body detection technologies, also allows you to keep focusing on a human subject even if they temporarily turn their back. These features are now available not only in auto-area AF but also wide-area AF (L), which makes it easier to grab focus only on your intended subject even in a busy frame. As they are now included in the P menu, quick switching is also possible.
Adjustable AF speed and tracking sensitivity
Focusing speed and the timing of focus transitions when switching between subjects can make a huge difference in movies. The Z 6II lets you customize the speed* and tracking sensitivity of AF when filming videos. AF speed is adjustable in 11 steps, between “Slow” (-5) and “Fast” (+5). At lower levels, focus is achieved slowly, making scenes look more cinematic. AF tracking sensitivity can be adjusted in seven steps, from “High” (1) to “Low” (7). Select a higher sensitivity if you want to move the focus quickly to another subject and lower sensitivity to maintain focus on the current subject for longer.
* When using NIKKOR Z lenses and some NIKKOR F lenses.
Dependable data backup for serious users – Dual slots for CFexpress and UHS-II SD memory cards
The Z 6II is equipped with dual card slots which support reliable CFexpress (Type B) cards and readily available UHS-II SD cards – both realize fast data transfer. The card slot for CFexpress (Type B) supports PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3, enabling even speedier data writing than the Z 6. They offer a variety of storage options, including the ability to store the same data onto two cards for instant backup or record RAW and JPEG copies onto separate cards simultaneously.
Save or boost energy while shooting – Power-saving mode and USB power delivery
Mirrorless cameras have typically consumed a lot of battery power. However, the Z 6II offers improvements to let you keep shooting for longer. A power-saving mode is now available for situations where you want to be economical with energy usage - lowering the live view resolution and frame rate to conserve power. In addition to USB charging when the camera is off, USB power delivery during shooting is now possible from a mobile battery or computer via the optional UC-E25 USB Cable. This helps in situations such as outdoor time-lapse shooting, letting you continue shooting for a long period of time.
Compact yet highly reliable under harsh conditions – Body designed to Nikon’s stringent durability standards
The Z 6II comes in a compact, comfortably ergonomic and highly durable body. It offers reliable robustness by incorporating magnesium alloy in the top, front and back covers. It is designed with rigorous care based on impact and drop tests conducted repeatedly throughout the development process. Effective sealing, equivalent to that of the D850 and the Z 6, is applied to joints of each exterior cover and components such as the shutter release button and battery-chamber cover, boasting high dust- and drip-resistance performance. Sealing is also employed in the NIKKOR Z lenses and Mount Adapter FTZ to enhance total reliability as a system.
Smoother live view operation – High-resolution tilting touch-screen monitor and automatic eye sensor off
The Z 6II’s large 8-cm/3.2-in. approx. 2100k-dot high-resolution tilting touch-screen monitor brings even more convenience to live view operation than the Z 6. When it tilts, the camera automatically turns off the eye sensor. This prevents the monitor from accidentally switching to the EVF while holding the camera at the waist position.
Approx. 3690k-dot Quad VGA electronic viewfinder with display off option
The Z 6II incorporates the same high-quality electronic viewfinder that was so well received with the Z 6. Nikon’s superior optical and image-processing technologies ensure a clear and comfortable view with reduced aberration, causing minimum eyestrain, even during extended shoots.
Incorporating an organic EL panel, the EVF features approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.8× magnification, with approx. 37.0° diagonal viewing angle. A fluorine coat is applied to the eyepiece protection window, reducing flare while repelling dirt.
Direct connection to a computer – Built-in Wi-Fi
The Z 6II’s built-in Wi-Fi lets you transfer large images and videos to a computer, running Wireless Transmitter Utility, at up to approx. 433 Mbps The camera ensures reliable transmission by using the 5 GHz band to connect to your computer or a nearby router, in addition to the 2.4 GHz band, which can be unstable due to radio interference from other electronic devices.
Easy firmware upgrade via smart devices – SnapBridge ver.2.7
Nikon’s SnapBridge ver. 2.7 makes it possible to upgrade your camera’s firmware. It informs you of new firmware, lets you receive it via smart devices and transfer it to your camera*2 right away via Wi-Fi®. You no longer need a computer and a card reader for this process. SnapBridge also lets you transfer RAW images and video files to your smart devices, while offering various convenient remote control operations for stills and videos.
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens
Included with the camera body is the standard zoom NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens, which covers a wide-angle to portrait-length range and features a constant f/4 maximum aperture. The optical design incorporates one aspherical element as well as a unique aspherical extra-low dispersion element; both of which help to greatly reduce a variety of aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and accurate colour rendering. A Nano Crystal Coating is also used to control flare and ghosting for increased contrast in strong lighting conditions. Suiting both photo and video applications, a stepping AF motor is also featured for smooth, near-silent autofocus performance.
Complementing the optics, a stepping motor provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override to suit both stills and video applications. A programmable control ring can be set for intuitive adjustment over a variety of camera and exposure settings. Additionally, the lens has a button-less retractable barrel to realize a more compact form factor when not in use.
Key Features of the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S Lens
- Standard zoom covers a wide-angle to portrait-length range and is designed for FX-format Z-mount mirrorless cameras.
- Constant f/4 maximum aperture affords consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also contributes to the relatively lightweight design and compact form factor.
- A unique aspherical extra-low dispersion element is incorporated into the optical design, along with three additional aspherical elements, to greatly reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations, distortion, coma (comatic aberration), and flare for consistent edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
- A Nano Crystal Coat, along with a Super Integrated Coating, has been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
- Stepping motor delivers impressively smooth, quiet, and fast autofocus performance that is well-suited to both stills and video applications. Full-time manual focus override is also possible and an internal focusing design is used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
- Programmable Control Ring is, by default, set to adjust manual focus, but can also be used to control aperture or exposure compensation.
- Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
- Rounded seven-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
- Exposed elements feature a fluorine coating that affords protection to the optical system against dust, grease, and water droplets.
- Dust- and moisture-resistant lens barrel benefits the lens' use in inclement conditions.
- Button-less retractable design maintains a compact form factor when the lens is not in use
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