The Nikon Z 6 is a full-frame mirrorless camera with a premium, well-built design. It has excellent image quality, so your photos appear sharp and detailed. Also, its outstanding photo autofocus feature helps keep moving subjects in focus in your pictures. This camera also has decent video quality in 4k and FHD, but your videos aren't as sharp as those recorded with some of the other cameras we've tested. Also, its bulky build may not make it ideal to bring with you on-the-go.
The Nikon Z6 is good for travel photography. It has excellent image quality, so your photos are sharp and detailed, and its superb autofocus feature helps keep moving subjects in focus. This camera is well-built and easy-to-use, but it's a bit heavy.
The Nikon Z6 is great for landscape photography. This well-built camera is easy-to-use, and its screen is readable even if you're shooting in bright sunlight. It also has amazing image quality, so your photos are detailed and sharp. Unfortunately, this camera is a bit heavy, so it isn't the most portable.
The Nikon Z6 is impressive for sport and wildlife photography. Thanks to its high continuous shooting speed, you can take bursts of pictures that help you get a clear shot of fast-moving subjects. Also, it does an incredible job tracking fast-moving subjects thanks to its superb autofocus system. It has amazing image quality and handles noise superbly well, too.
The Nikon Z6 is mediocre for vlogging. It isn't very portable, and its tilting screen can't be flipped to point forward so you can see yourself while you record. It has good video quality in 4K and FHD, but but the camera does exhibit a noticeable rolling shutter effect when panning side to side. Fortunately, its video stabilization helps provide stable footage even if you're walking while filming.
The Nikon Z6 is good for studio video. It has good video quality in both 4k and FHD. Also, it has lots of inputs for commonly used accessories like a microphone and headphones. Thanks to its face detection feature, its autofocus does an incredible job focusing on the faces of moving people in both 4k and FHD, but it struggles a little more to stay focused on moving objects.
The Nikon Z6 is inadequate for action video. This large, bulky camera isn't very portable, and it isn't meant to be mounted on a helmet. It isn't waterproof, either. On the upside, it has good 4k and FHD video quality, and it can provide stable footage even if you're moving a lot while filming.
Update 07/07/2021: Camera depth incorrectly showed 3.7" (9.4 cm). This camera is actually 3.3" (8.5 cm) deep. We've adjusted the score accordingly.
Update 05/06/2021: The test scene extract shots have been retaken, as the original shots were out of focus. The camera's score in this category has been updated.
Update 05/06/2021: The test scene extract shots have been retaken, as the original shots were out of focus. The camera's score in this section has been updated.
The Nikon Z6 comes in 'Black'. We tested this camera with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens, and you can see the label for the model we tested here.
This camera is also compatible with other Nikkor Z lenses, and you can also purchase it without a lens at all. However, we haven't tested its performance in any other configuration.
If you come across another version, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.