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When Nikon first announced they were finally entering the Full Frame, Interchangeable Lens, Mirrorless camera market with the Z6 and Z7 back in August of this year, only the 45.7MP Z7 was initially available. From a business standpoint, it certainly made sense that Nikon would want to release the top-end Z7 first as demand for the brand new camera system would surely skyrocket, especially since Nikon was playing catch up when it comes to Mirrorless. electricity transmission and distribution costs Fast forward to today, three months after initial announcement; the Z6 is finally available. With a more modest resolution of 24.5MP and a lower autofocus point count of 273, but boasting faster frame rates (12 FPS in the Z6 vs nine FPS in the Z7) and double the ISO sensitivity (a maximum of 51,200, expandable to 204,800 in the Z6 vs a maximum of 25,600, expandable to 102,400 in the Z7). Pricing for the Nikon Z6 is also much more reasonable, coming in at only US $1995.95 compared to the Z7’s US $3,399.95. Nikon recently invited us down to Florida to test the brand new Nikon Z6 in a variety of different conditions, and our experiences so far have been fairly positive. Despite having a lower resolution and autofocus points, the Z6 may actually be the Mirrorless camera that will suit the needs of more photographers when compared to the Z7, especially if you’ve already got a good selection of F mount lenses and are looking to stay with Nikon while moving into the Mirrorless world.

Editor’s Note: We’d like to give full disclosure. 7 gas station Nikon paid for our lodging and trip to and from Florida, where we joined a number of other journalists for this first impressions. The Phoblographer’s staff are specifically trained and encouraged to give their full, honest opinion. We also do not finish our reviews of products on a manufacturer’s tab. The Nikon z6 is in NYC with us and we are independently testing it on our own. Tech Specs

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Nikon Z6, when looking at the front of the camera body, is how massive the brand new 55mm Z mount is. To the right of the Z mount is the lens release button, and to the left are a pair of customizable function buttons. The clear dot on the upper right corner is the autofocus assist illuminator.

Moving towards the top of the Z6, you’ll find the mode dial on the left side of the camera body. The mode dial is automatically locked unless you depress the lock release in the center of the dial, preventing any accidental mode changes. As you move towards the right, you’ll find the hot shoe situated above the Electronic View Finder, followed by the settings display panel. gas in oil car Nikon calls this the Control Panel, and when the camera is on, it will display the Shutter Speed, Aperture, Battery Level, ISO, Shutter Release Mode, as well as the number of images you will be able to write onto your XQD card. wb state electricity board recruitment 2015 Moving further right towards the top of the hand grip area, starting from the front, you will find the Power Switch, as well as the Movie Record, ISO, and Exposure Compensation buttons. The Main Command Dial can be found just above the thumb rest towards the rear of the Z6’s grip, while the Sub Command Dial is located up front towards the top of the grip, just below the power switch.

The 3.2 inch, touch enabled, tilting LCD display takes up most of the real estate towards the back of the Nikon Z6. Above the LCD, beginning from the left, you will find the Playback and Delete buttons, followed by the Electronic View Finder, as well as the toggle that switches between Photo and Movie mode along with the DISP button which allows you to adjust what is displayed on the rear LCD. A lockable Diopter Adjustment Dial can be found towards the right of the EVF. On the right side of the rear of the Z6, beginning from top to bottom, are the Autofocus-On button, the Joystick/Sub-Selector button, the i button which pulls up the quick menu, the Multi Selector directional pad along with the OK button, as well as the Zoom In/Zoom Out buttons, Menu button, and the Shutter Release Mode button.

The Nikon Z6 felt very solid throughout my time with it, with the same tried and true build quality and weather sealing that I’ve come to expect when picking up a Nikon DSLR. The hand grip on the Z6 is definitely more robust when compared to other Full Frame Mirrorless cameras on the market (something that photographers with larger hands will surely appreciate). If you took the grip off of a Nikon D850 and married it to one of the Sony A7 bodies, that’s basically what the Z6 felt like.

While we haven’t shot with the Z6 in the rain yet, we did put it through the freezing cold in New York as well as the blistering heat and near 100 percent humidity in Florida. gas x strips walmart Nikon claims that the Z6 has the same level of weather sealing as the Z7, and having put the Z7 to the test in pouring rain in New York City, we are confident the Z6 will stand up to similarly adverse conditions.

The Nikon Z6 will feel immediately familiar to any photographer who has used Nikon DSLRs in the past. The menu system is laid out in a pretty straight forward manner for the most part. The majority of the controls on the Z6 are easily accessible even when operating the camera with one hand, and being able to view my settings at a glance from the top display was definitely appreciated. Combined with an excellent touch screen, the Z6 made for a very user-friendly shooting experience. As someone who shoots almost exclusively in manual mode, the one gripe that I had with the Z6 was that I’m forced to hold down the ISO button before I could adjust the camera’s sensitivity using the Main Command Dial. If I wanted to enable auto ISO, I had to hold down the ISO button and toggle it using the Sub Command Dial. This was especially annoying when shooting in locations where lighting conditions changed rapidly.

As someone who wears glasses on a daily basis and has a sizable nose, I certainly appreciated how the Electronic Viewfinder protrudes from the body of the Z6 when compared to competing Full Frame Mirrorless cameras on the market. gas national average 2013 Not only was the EVF easy to look through even with glasses on, but the extra distance away from the rear of the camera body helped to minimize my nose from making contact with the rear display, subsequently reducing the frequency of my nose smudging the display and accidentally activating the touch screen.

For the most part, the Nikon Z6’s autofocus system was pretty responsive. However, photographers familiar with Nikon’s own 3D Focus Tracking, or those accustomed to face detection autofocus systems from competing camera manufacturers will find the Z6’s performance to be somewhat lacking. Compared to the Z7, the Z6’s autofocus functioned quite a bit faster, but it’s important to remember that the Z7 has 493 autofocus points while the Z6 only has 273, and the Z7 also has a much higher resolution of 45.7MP versus the Z6’s 24.5MP.

Pinpoint AF is painfully slow, and is really only suitable for photographers using the Z6 in studio environments. Single-point AF, Wide-area AF, and Auto-area AF all worked significantly faster. For the portrait shooters out there, face detection will sadly only work when the Z6 is set to Auto-area AF. electricity sound effect mp3 free download Hopefully this is something that can be addressed with future firmware updates, expanding to other AF modes.

Having only spent a limited amount of time with the Z6, it’s important to remember that everything we’ve shared with you in this article should be treated as a First Impressions. With that said, after having tested both the Nikon Z6 as well as the Z7, the Z6 has proven to be more responsive and versatile in most shooting conditions. If you’re a photographer whose workflow requires the higher megapixel count, then by all means go for the 45.7MP Z7, but for photographers who want something more versatile while being more affordable, the Nikon Z6 might just suit your needs. Stay tuned for our upcoming full review of the Nikon Z 6.