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Nikon Z 6II Announced

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Nikon Z 6II full-frame mirrorless camera is an advanced function machine for both photo and video in pursuit of greater performance and reliability.

The Nikon Z 6II is a full-frame mirrorless camera that supports superior video performance and enables a wide range of expression. It utilizes the large-diameter Z mount to take in rich light, achieving astounding image quality. It inherits the superior rendering capabilities of the Nikon Z 6, while further pursuing greater performance and reliability, responding to advanced still and video shooting needs.

As a model that has evolved to thoroughly respond to user needs, the Z 6II inspires creativity and greatly expands the possibilities for imaging expression. The Z 6II supports the creative activities of professional and advanced amateur photographers, especially for shooting scenes that require a range of performance, such as video production and weddings; as well as for capturing subjects with rapid movements, such as people dancing, trains, and aeroplanes.

Some New Features of the Nikon Z 6II:-

Video performance
The Z 6II supports 4K UHD up to 30p and full-HD up to 120p. Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF can be used with video recording, enabling easy and accurate focus on the intended subject’s eye, whether the subject is human, cat, or dog. When the camera is connected to an external recorder via HDMI, 12-bit RAW video can be output in 4K UHD or full-HD format, allowing the abundant information to be utilized with colour grading. Further, the N-Log function can be used with 10-bit output, while HDR video recording using the hybrid log-gamma (HLG) standard is also supported, responding to a variety of needs. Additionally, support for 4K/50p/60p, and RAW video output on Blackmagic Design’s external recorder is planned for 2021.

Still photography
Adoption of Dual EXPEED 6 increases the continuous shooting rate from the approximately 12 fps possible with the Z 6 to approximately 14 fps, while the number of shots possible with a single burst of continuous shooting has increased to roughly 3.5x that of the Z 6, from approximately 35 shots to approximately 124 shots. Further, AF performance has also been improved, enabling high-precision AF shooting in situations and places as dark as -4.5 EV. Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF are supported in wide-area AF (L) AF-area mode, making it possible to focus only on the eyes of the intended subject. The Z 6II is also equipped with a number of other new functions that pursue improved usability, including a function that maintains focus position when the camera is turned off.

Worry-free reliability in a variety of shooting situations
The USB power delivery function can be used not only to charge the camera’s battery but also to deliver power when the camera is turned on, enabling stress-free interval-timer shooting and capture of shots for use in time-lapse movies over extended periods of time. In addition, use of the newly released MB-N11 Power Battery Pack, convenient for vertical shooting, enables users to record approximately 1.9x more stills and movie footage. Various functions allow for concentration during shooting. Newly adopted dual memory card slots support not only CFexpress (Type B) cards that are convenient for high-speed transfer of images (as well as XQD cards); SD (UHS-II) cards are also supported, realizing high-speed shooting workflow.

Other features

  • An effective pixel count of 24.5 megapixels and a high-sensitivity performance of ISO 100-51200.
  • Superior dust- and drip-resistance enables worry-free shooting in harsh environments.
  • An electronic viewfinder which utilizes Nikon’s superior optical and image-processing technologies to offer a clear and natural view.
  • A large, 3.2-in., approximately 2100k-dot monitor with a tilting mechanism.
  • Portions of the information display can be hidden with still-image shooting and video recording, allowing the preview of the scene and composition all the way to the edges of the frame.
  • Simultaneous recording of time-lapse movies with interval timer shooting.
  • A long-exposure manual (M*) mode that supports exposure times up to 900 s, convenient for shooting scenes that require long exposure time, such as starry skies.
  • In-camera vibration reduction (VR) that provides camera-shake compensation equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed.
  • With MF, users have the option to change the rotation direction of the focus ring.
  • The camera’s firmware can be updated to the latest version via the SnapBridge app (Ver. 2.7) without using a computer or card reader.

To test a unit, please contact Nikon Malaysia at their Nikon Experience Centre when it is available.

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Editor | Arthur Chen
Editor, Photographer, Video Director & Producer and avid Traveller. The media industry has been my playground for a long time and is getting more exciting by the days.