The Z6 II takes Nikon’s sensational 24MP full-frame all-rounder to the next level. It introduces the updates photographers and videographers had been hoping for, namely a second card slot to enable crucial back up while shooting, 4K/60p video recording (available in February 2021 via a firmware update) and support of a dedicated battery grip (MB-N11) that replicates controls in the portrait format and accepts two batteries to enhance stamina. Face and eye tracking is made available during video recording and by incorporating not one but two Expeed 6 processors, it can shoot 125 raw files or 200 JPEGs at up to 14fps, which is 2fps faster than the original Z 6.
'Introducing the Nikon Z 6 II – an embodiment of photographic excellence, blending functionality, versatility, and quality. This full-frame, mirrorless camera further evolves the original Z 6 model, bringing the additional enhancements that professionals and hobbyists alike have eagerly awaited. With a double card slot for vital backup during shoots, 4K/60p video recording, and support for a specialised battery grip (MB-N11), this upgrade delivers on all fronts. The Nikon Z 6 II now also supports face and eye tracking during video recording. The incorporation of twin Expeed 6 processors takes its performance up a notch, enabling faster shooting speeds than its predecessor. '
Key Features of Nikon Z 6 II
• 24MP full-frame sensor: delivers high-resolution image quality with excellent colour accuracy and detail
• Dual EXPEED 6 processors: enhanced image processing power for faster shooting and improved performance
• Hybrid AF System: enables precise and quick subject acquisition, even in low-light situations
• High-speed shooting: capable of capturing up to 14 fps at full resolution with full autofocus and auto exposure
• Dual card slots: accommodates UHS-II SD cards, XQD cards, or ultra-fast CFexpress cards, facilitating a flexible workflow
• USB power delivery: allows for continuous shooting by charging the battery while the camera is in use
• ProRes RAW over HDMI: connect to a compatible ATOMOS external recorder for maximum control in post-processing and faster transfer rates
• 10-Bit HDMI output: provides flexibility when colour grading, capturing billions more colours than standard 8-bit recording
• Hybrid log gamma (HLG): preserves more detail, dynamic range, and contrast, eliminating the need for time-consuming colour grading
• Robust construction: the magnesium-alloy frame is both lightweight and durable, making it capable of handling any location. It's fully sealed against dust, dirt, and moisture
• Wide ISO range: offers clean, full-frame images across a broad ISO range for both stills and video
• Wi-Fi capability: makes transferring images and controlling the camera remotely a breeze
• Focus peaking and shift: aids in achieving perfect focus for every shot
• Compatible with Nikon Z mount lenses: provides access to a growing range of high-quality lenses
• Whether you're capturing high-speed action, creating captivating stills, shooting cinematic 4K or on-the-spot interviews, the Nikon Z 6 II is ready for anything
Its advanced image sensor and vast dynamic range give you the freedom to create in any light condition, providing clean, high-resolution images across its ultra-wide ISO capabilities. Its superior low-light AF performance, working down to -6 EV with an f/2 (or faster) lens, ensures precise focus even in challenging lighting conditions. The Nikon Z6 II also features a rear LCD screen that supports touch controls. This includes touch to focus, touch shutter release, and navigation through menus, amongst other functions.
This full-frame mirrorless camera is not only powerful but also impressively fast. Equipped with an ultra-wide Hybrid AF system, it offers accurate subject acquisition, allowing you to shoot up to 14 fps at full resolution with full autofocus and auto exposure.
The Nikon Z 6 II's twin EXPEED processors double the power for everything from autofocus to buffer capacity, ensuring a smooth performance whether filming or shooting stills. Its high-performance buffer lets you shoot up to 200 JPEGs or 124 12-bit uncompressed RAW images in a single burst.
Understanding the importance of a fluid workflow, the Nikon Z 6 II features dual memory card slots, allowing you to adapt to any workflow. You can separate stills from movies, RAW from JPEG, and even copy files between cards or configure slots for overflow and backup. The camera supports UHS-II SD cards in one slot, and XQD or the latest ultra-fast CFexpress cards in the other.
The Nikon Z 6 II also excels in video performance. It allows for RAW over HDMI, offering maximum control in post-processing and faster transfer rates. You can connect to a compatible ATOMOS external recorder to export video as ProRes RAW. The camera also supports 10-bit HDMI output, offering more flexibility when colour grading. Its Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) shooting formats eliminate the need for time-consuming colour grading, letting you capture video footage ready for immediate playback on HDR displays. The camera's HLG shooting formats retain more detail, dynamic range, and contrast, meaning post-processing is no longer a necessity.
The Nikon Z 6 II is engineered to withstand the rigours of any shooting environment. Its robust, lightweight magnesium-alloy frame makes it both durable and portable. The camera is fully sealed against dust, dirt, and moisture, ensuring it's ready to accompany you on any creative journey. Whether you're traversing dusty streets, scaling mountain paths, or shooting by the water's edge, the Nikon Z 6 II is your reliable companion.
Choosing to hire the Nikon Z 6 II means you are investing in high-quality imagery and unparalleled performance. It's more than just a camera; it's a tool that allows you to express your vision and tell your story with precision and clarity. The Nikon Z 6 II stands ready to elevate your photographic and videographic experiences, pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic hobbyist, the Nikon Z 6 II is ready to meet your creative demands. Hireacamera is here to support you in this journey, providing the equipment and service that will help you bring your creative visions to life. With the Nikon Z 6 II in your hands, the world is your canvas.
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