For the first time in a Nikon camera, the Z 6II is powered by not one, but two EXPEED 6 processing engines. They work together for faster image processing, more buffer capacity and more overall speed.
Dual card slots.
Now you have options. One slot accepts CFExpress (Type B) and XQD cards. The other slot accepts standard SD cards. Use the format you prefer. Or use both slots and separate video and still files or RAW and JPEG, create a backup or maximize your onboard storage.
Experience 14 FPS continuous shooting at full resolution-RAW or JPG-with a buffer 3.5X larger than the previous generation and minimal EVF blackout between shots.
4K Ultra HD at 60p.
Record incredibly detailed 4K Ultra HD footage with full-pixel readout. Capture in your choice of frame rates including ultra smooth 60p with an upcoming firmware upgrade.
Introducing the MB-N11, the pro-level grip for the Z 6II. Shoot vertically with comfortable controls-shutter release, command dials, Fn button and more-and get up to a 1.9x increase in battery performance.
More autofocus power.
Optimized for stills, high-speed sequences and video work, the Z 6II’s 273-point Hybrid AF system brings performance improvements, new options for Eye-Detection AF and easier selecting of AF modes.
See in the dark.
With a big leap forward in low-light autofocus performance, the Z 6II can find your subject in half the available light as its predecessor. Keep shooting into the evening with the same fast, accurate AF performance.
The AF system’s 90% frame coverage lets you compose the way you want, from the start. Either manually choose one of 273 focus points across the frame, or let subject tracking automatically select the focus points based on where your subject is within the frame-even at the far edges.
Eye-Detection. Better than ever.
Nikon’s intelligent Eye-Detection AF quickly identifies and locks onto eyes-either humans, dogs or cats-for properly focused portraits. The Z 6II builds on the system with accuracy enhancements and more flexibility.
Right on target.
Now you can use Wide-Area (L) Mode to set boundaries for eye detection. Select an area of the frame, and the Z 6II will only look for eyes there-great for busy scenes, group shots and pet portraits.
Capture the eyes. On Video.
All of these features of Eye-Detection AF are also available during video recording. Easily track moving subjects and keep footage looking sharp and professional on the eyes.
The Z 6II builds on the Z 6’s formidable video capabilities and might just be Nikon’s most versatile video camera yet. All the benefits of the Z mirrorless system plus 4K Ultra HD at 60p, Full HD at 120p, 4K time-lapse and so much more.
Keep it simple. Or go big.
When keeping it simple, record your 4K footage in-camera on a CFexpress, XQD or SD card. Step things up by attaching an external recorder (sold separately) to capture 10-bit N-Log or HDR (HLG) footage. Or go all the way with a paid firmware upgrade and compatible external recorder and output 12-bit ProRes RAW or Blackmagic RAW format via HDMI.
Slow it way down.
Slow down time and capture every detail of movement with 120p Full HD footage that can be played back at 30p, 25p or 24p. Add silky smooth slow motion sequences to your videos to add emphasis and drama or highlight movement.
The stability you need.
Powerful 5-axis VR image stabilization keeps your photos sharp and your videos steady-up to five stops in up to five directions (yaw, pitch, roll, X and Y). Handheld shooting made easy.
Reverse focus rotation.
If you’ve been using non-Nikon lenses for video work, the Z 6II lets you reverse the focus ring rotation on NIKKOR Z lenses. Your muscle memory will thank you.
Create. In camera.
Built-in inspiration for multimedia creators.
Combine up to 10 exposures into one visionary composition. Compose and blend-right in the viewfinder-while shooting, or go back later and combine shots with in-camera Retouch features.
Paint with light. Track the paths of stars. Capture movement like never before with long exposures up to 900-seconds. Use your smartphone to trigger the shutter to avoid camera vibrations.
Focus Shift Shooting
The Z 6II will take a series of up to 300 photos, each with an incrementally adjusted focus position. Use third-party software to combine (focus stack) the photos into a single image with surreal depth of field and sharpness.
Making time-lapse sequences is as easy as setting up the camera and hitting record. The Z 6II will create a 4K time-lapse movie and save all the full resolution stills (when used with interval timer shooting).
Tweak. Shoot. Create.
Add another element of uniqueness and artistry to your photos and videos with 20 Creative Picture Controls, all visible in real time while you shoot, either through the viewfinder or on the tilting touchscreen display.
Mirrorless versatility on a whole new level.
24.5MP BSI resolution that excels in low light. 14 FPS suitable for fast action. 4K UHD Video performance at its best.
Full frame. Full pixel readout. Full featured 4K UHD Video.
Top of the line video performance with 4K UHD 60p using full pixel readout and a host of outstanding features for serious videographers.
Subject acquisition with speed and precision.
3.5x more buffer capacity than the original Z 6. Faster continuous shooting. Improved AF performance and functionality.
Dual card slots (CFexpress/XQD + UHS-II SD).
Flexibility and peace of mind when shooting important moments or on assignment, such as wedding and event photography.
Comfortable. Durable. Intuitive.
Z 6II’s exterior and interior have been thoughtfully designed to be handled and used with max comfort and ease of operation.
Vertical Grip Ready.
Now compatible with the new vertical battery grip for those in need of more power and easier shutter operation when shooting vertically.
USB-C constant power and charging.
Never run low on power during livestreams, video shoots and time-lapses.
One mount accepts them all.
Compatible with a growing line of NIKKOR Z lenses as well as approx. 360 F-mount NIKKOR lenses with FTZ mount adapter (sold separately).