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Nikon Z6III Revealed

- 1 month ago

Nikon has revealed the Z6III, the latest addition to its midrange Z series cameras. This compact, yet robust full-frame hybrid camera builds on the strengths of the Z8 and Z9, offering photographers and videographers remarkable detail in stills and 6K/60P [RAW] video recording and lands with the world’s first partially-stacked CMOS sensor.

Z6III with 24-70 front

The Z6III sets a new benchmark for mid-range full-frame cameras, ideal for those looking to enhance their creative potential while maintaining a lightweight setup. Central to the Z6III is the world’s first partially stacked full-frame CMOS sensor, delivering outstanding image quality with impressive dynamic range and colour accuracy.

Powered by the EXPEED 7 processor, also found in the Z8 and Z9, the Z6III ensures rapid autofocus, swift electronic viewfinder [EVF] refresh rates, and excellent light sensitivity. Photographers can enjoy a seamless viewfinder experience and shoot up to 120 fps without the worry of rolling shutter distortion. For video creators, the Z6III provides 6K and 5.4K footage straight from the camera, with the option to create 4K UHD video oversampled from 6K. Both photo and video enthusiasts will benefit from advanced subject detection and reliable eye-tracking for both people and animals, alongside impressive low-light performance with an ISO range up to 204800.

Naoki Onozato, President and CEO, Nikon Inc, said: “Offering a camera with this level of performance, reliability and an appealing price is a winning formula for all kinds of users who need a camera that will help them excel in every job or creative endeavor. The Z6III represents much more than simply a generational update–it’s a major leap forward that’s going to establish a whole new concept of what a mid-range camera should be capable of.”

The Z6III features the brightest EVF in its class, the first to offer a wide DCI-P3 colour gamut. This ensures that what you see in-camera is a true representation of the final output, with vibrant and accurate colours.

Additionally, Nikon’s forthcoming Imaging Cloud service will provide direct-to-camera firmware updates, cloud storage, and exclusive image recipes.

Key Features of the Z6III:

  • 24.5 MP Full-Frame Sensor: Partially stacked for clean, detailed images with superb dynamic range and colour fidelity. ISO range from 100 to 64000 [expandable to 50-204800].
  • 6K RAW Video Recording: Internal 6K/60P (RAW) and 5.4K/60P [YUV] recording. Create 4K UHD/60p video oversampled from 6K in-camera and shoot footage at 240p for 10x slow motion.
  • Pro-Quality Sound: External mic input can be used as a line-level input for professional audio.
  • Bright EVF: 4000-nit, 5670k-dot EVF with 60 fps refresh rate and a wide [DCI-P3] colour gamut for lifelike colours.
  • High-Speed Shooting: Up to 120 fps (10MP DX-format JPEGs) or 60 fps [24MP full-frame JPEGs] with AF/AE and Pre-Release Capture.
Nikon Z6III Lifestyle
  • Advanced Autofocus: Fast AF calculations with reliable tracking down to –10 EV for both video and stills.
  • Powerful Stabilisation: 8.0 stops of 5-axis image stabilisation, with E-VR for video and Focus Point VR for stabilising the active focus area.
  • Versatile Monitor: Fully articulating 2100k-dot touchscreen for clear viewing from any angle.
  • Compact and Durable: Weighs approximately 750 g with premium weather sealing and cold resistance down to –10 C.
  • Dual Card Slots: Supports CFexpress Type B/XQD and UHS-II SD cards.
  • Optional Battery Grip: The Power Battery Pack MB-N14 doubles as a vertical grip and offers extended shooting time and better balance for telephoto lenses.

Take a look at the introduction videos from Nikon below:

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