• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon Z6
  • Nikon Z50
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General
Model Number: Z6 Z50
Alternate Model Number(s): Z 6  
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1999.95 $999.95
Street Price: $1,396.95 $856.95
Date Available: 2018-11-16 2019-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 41.4 oz (1,175 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
18.8 oz (533 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7 in.
(134 x 101 x 68 mm)
5.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 in.
(127 x 94 x 60 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 24.5 20.9
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 858.01mm2 (35.90mm x 23.90mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.94 microns 4.22 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 95  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 25.3  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 14.3  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 3,299  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 6048 x 4024 (24.3 MP, 3:2),
4528 x 3016 (13.7 MP, 3:2),
3024 x 2016 (6.1 MP, 3:2),
4016 x 4016 (16.1 MP, 1:1),
3008 x 3008 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
6048 x 3400 (20.6 MP, 16:9),
4528 x 2544 (11.5 MP, 16:9),
3024 x 1696 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
4128 x 2320 (9.6 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1968 (5.8 MP, 3:2),
1968 x 1312 (2.6 MP, 3:2)
5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2),
4176 x 2784 (11.6 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2),
5568 x 3128 (17.4 MP, 16:9),
4176 x 2344 (9.8 MP, 16:9),
2784 x 1560 (4.3 MP, 16:9),
3712 x 3712 (13.8 MP, 1:1),
2784 x 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1),
1856 x 1856 (3.4 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.31), NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression); TIFF JPEG (EXIF 2.31), .NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 12.0 11.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: MOV/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio) MOV, MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, AAC)
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon Z Nikon Z
Lens: Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 70mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 24 - 70mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.92x 3.10x
Aperture Range: f/4 - f/22; 7-blade rounded diaphragm f/3.5 (wide) / f/6.3 (tele) - f/16
Integrated ND Filter:
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 72.0mm 46.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: 1.5x (DX), 5:4, 1:1, 16:9 crop modes n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF; 273 (single-point AF); Pinpoint, single-point and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF; Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking; Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used; Touch AF and Touch Shutter supported. Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF with 209 PDAF points; Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), Auto-area AF; Face and Eye-detect AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 1.27-cm/0.5-in., approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with color balance and auto and 11-level manual brightness controls, 100% coverage, 0.8x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor EVF: 2.36M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.02x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 3,686,400 dots (1,228,800 pixels) 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.80x 0.68x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.80x 1.02x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 2,100,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 24.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 51200
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 51,200 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 50 in Lo-1 and up to 204,800 in Hi-2 Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto (3), Natural Light Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent (7), Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (6), Color Temperature (2,500K-10,000K); Fine-tuning available. Auto (2 types), Cloudy, Shade, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Kelvin Color Temperature (2,500K-10,000K), Preset manual; Fine tuning available.
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; weighting can be based on average of entire frame), Spot (4mm circle or about 1.5% frame, centered on selected focus point), Highlight-weighted Matrix metering; Center-weighted (weight of approximately 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame or weighting can be based on average of entire frame; Spot: meters circle with diameter of about 3.5mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point; Highlight-weighted
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 3 User Settings (U1, U2, U3); HDR, Multiple Exposure (Add, average, lighten, darken) Custom: U1, U2; Scene Modes: Autumn Colors, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk / Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset; Special Effects: Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Flash off; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a GN=7m/22ft at ISO 100; range depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO-type hotshoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: XQD SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression); TIFF .NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio) MOV, MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: Yes Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or optional wired or wireless Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C (SuperSpeed USB), 10-pin Expansion Terminal, Stereo Mic Jack (3.5mm, plug-in power provided), Stereo Audio Out (3.5mm) Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack (plug-in power supported)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.39  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.42  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 12.0 11.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 47  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 12.0 11.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 35  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 12.0 11.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 29  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.058 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.056 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Shutter lag results are with Electronic First Curtain Shutter (EFCS) enabled.  
Startup Time: 1.5 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 380 shots 320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 310 shots 280 shots
Battery Life, Video: 85 minutes 75 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary EN-EL25
Usable Battery Types: EN-EL15b/EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL15b Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL25 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
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OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
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