We are pleased to announce the next chapter in the Z series mirrorless range, with the new Z 6II and Z 7II. With two new high-resolution, FX-format (full-frame) mirrorless cameras, Nikon Australia continues to deliver the ultimate imaging experience for photography professionals.

The Z Series Mirrorless Range as of October 14th, 2020

 

A true multimedia powerhouse, the new Z 6II creates unparalleled stills and videos, whilst delivering on quality and speed. With the largest mount among full-frame mirrorless cameras, it brings abundant light even at the maximum aperture. The camera offers dual EXPEED 6 image-processing engines, allowing continuous shooting at approximately 14 frames per second (fps) and up to approximately 124 shots, along with Eye-Detection and Animal-Detection AF available in both stills and videos. Powered by NIKKOR Z, the Z 6II provides an impressive, hybrid solution for multimedia creators.

In pursuit of the ultimate image, the new Z 7II offers a comprehensive imaging experience that allows users to harness the very best characteristics of the renowned NIKKOR Z lenses and Z mount. With intuitive operation, sharp, accurate AF and dual image-processing engines, this mature evolution of the Z-mount system is an astounding option for professionals who seek confidence through high quality and performance.

The Z 6II and Z 7II are equipped with Dual memory card slots supporting CFexpress and UHS-II SD cards for reliable data backup and speedy workflow.

“We are excited to share the impressive capabilities of the Z 6II and Z 7II and to announce the next chapter in mirrorless for Nikon. These new power-packed cameras celebrate the quality and performance that Nikon users have come to love in the Z series, maximising the unbridled power of light with the Z mount,” said John Young, General Manager, Marketing for Nikon Australia.

“These are truly versatile yet highly reliable companions for the professionals seeking to capture impressive and fleeting scenes found in both the studio, as well as the great outdoors and adventurous terrains.”

To celebrate the launch of the Z 6II and Z 7II, Nikon Australia has also announced the new MB-N11. The MB-N11 is the first battery pack for the Z series with a shutter release, making it ideal for vertical shooting. Compatible with the Z 6II and the Z 7II, it offers the same great stability and reliability with its comfortable hold and superior dust-and drip-resistant performance, along with USB power delivery and improved ergonomics for a seamless experience.

 

Z 6II PRIMARY FEATURES

 

Quality and Freedom in Motion

Begin the next chapter of the Z mount system, with the largest mount for abundant light for the ultimate imaging experience. From daily fashion vlogs and corporate event videos, to professional pre-wedding videos for clients, creators will appreciate the high definition video resolution across various outputs. Produce full-pixel-readout full-frame 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) or Full HD in both FX or DX-based movie formats. Get videos straight out of the camera in 8-bit for quick uploads, or select between 10-bit N-Log1 or HDR (HLG)1 for post-production needs, or for those who prefer full flexibility in colour grading and more – there is also the optional 12-bit raw video[1] output.


Be Unbound By Limitations

Capture captivating movements with the Z 6II’s dual EXPEED 6 image-processing engine, along with a continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 14 frames per second (fps)[2] with autofocus (AF) and auto-exposure (AE) tracking. The Z 6II features a powerful mechanical shutter speed which ranges from 1/8000 sec to 900 sec, rest easy knowing you will not miss the action or have to worry about the rolling shutter effect. The camera also features dual card slots which supports CFexpress (Type B), XQD or SD (UHS-II) cards, boosting a buffer capacity where you can take up to 124 shots[3].

Keep the focus locked on the eyes and/or faces of your subjects. Both still and video shooting with the Z 6II benefit from the employment of the Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF technology. In addition to auto-area AF mode, the wide-area AF (L) mode also now supports both AF functions.

Always find yourself in the best view, even in extreme lowlight environments, as the camera provides superb focusing with a range of -4.5 EV[4], which can be extended to -6 EV (with low-light AF).

 

Stay on Top of Things

Up your game with the new optional MB-N11 battery pack for a fret-free experience with the battery pack that offers stability and operability during vertical shooting. Experience longer still and video shooting with up to 1.9x boosted endurance and enjoy uninterrupted shoots with the hot swap capability. In addition, users who are in the middle of an intense shoot can opt to charge via USB and they can do so without having to power off the camera.

Stay mobile and powered with the USB power supply from power banks, ensuring you can always be ready for any crucial and unexpected opportunities. Handy for long hours of outdoor shooting such as interval timer shooting and time-lapse movies.

When on the move, trust that you won’t quickly run out of memory storage as the Z 6II offers dual card slots to ensure it provides you with the capacity to capture more of what you love. Fully enjoy being in the moment with the support of the fast and reliable CFexpress (Type B) or XQD memory card, while also pairing either with SD (UHS-II) card. Experience smooth read and write speed thanks to the dual image-processing engines’ support. Creators also can opt for simultaneous recording of backup images to another card.

With all fantastic outputs from your hard work, use SnapBridge Version 2.7 to transfer them to your mobile devices for your post-production, sharing to social platforms, or making notes for your clients’ review. On top of that, enjoy the freedom and avoid the hassles of upgrading your Z 6II with each new firmware update as SnapBridge Version 2.7 enables new firmware to be downloaded and transferred direct from your mobile device to camera.

 

Do More and Expand

Built to keep up with the paces of the creators and professionals alike, the camera, weighing only approximately 705g[5], also offers excellent robustness and dust- and drip-resistant performance to keep you continuing shoots even under unpredictable conditions. Be free of the restrictions of weather concerns.

With the natural view of the electronic viewfinder (EVF) at 3690k-dot Quad-VGA, always have your eyes on the prize while maintaining full control of your lens’ focusing by easily managing the focus ring that offers reverse rotation to prevent any mishandling in the wrong direction.

On top of all of that, complement the Z 6II with third-party accessories from audio to handheld gimbals to help your creations flourish even further. Your gear is expandable. This also includes serving to the needs of varying genres and expected outcomes – from silent and smooth operation in video shoots, to edge-to-edge sharpness and beautiful bokeh, the ever expanding high performance NIKKOR lenses for you to choose from pairs superbly with your camera.

Be undaunted and indulge in your passion – the Z 6II is only the beginning to the canvas of your imagination.

 

Z 7II PRIMARY FEATURES

Deep into Details

Shoot at a fast pace without losing the pivotal expressions, as the camera captures approximately 77 shots[6] with a single burst and supports a continuous shooting of up to 10 fps[7] at setting of Continuous H+ with dual EXPEED 6 image-processing engines. With the speed and reliability of the two engines, coupled with dual memory card support, experience greater processing performance with no drop rate.

For the low-lit situations, the Z 7II provides helpful auto focus (AF) performance with a range of as low as -3 EV[8], and can be extended to -4 EV (with low-light AF).

Follow your subject’s actions closely with the subject-tracking AF, similar to that of the familiar 3D tracking. Easily swap between your choice AF tracking mode without taking your eyes away from the improved electronic viewfinder (EVF), that also now automatically disables the automatic eye sensor when monitor is tilted, via the assignment of the control to the camera’s Fn buttons.

Photo shoots, and even video shoots are also made easier with the Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF. Following the requests of creators, the wide-area AF (L) support has also been added for both AF modes.

Following a break, pick up from where you left off with its function to maintain focus position which allows you to avoid the hassle of constantly needing to readjust the focus even after the camera is turned off.

 

Indulge in Perfection

Answering to your professional video needs is the 4K60p[9] to provide flawless footages of action, smooth camera motion and the extra ability to create stunning slow motion in post-production. For those seeking flexibility in colour grading for that post-production boost, the camera also supports 10-bit N-Log and the optional 12-bit raw output[10].

Maximise the camera’s rendering ability and harness the best Nikon has to offer when you pair the Z 7II with the NIKKOR Z lenses. The Z mount system easily ensures that light reaches the entire sensor, including the extreme corners, and as a result, images captured with the Z mount exhibit superior sharpness and clarity to the extreme edges. The ever-expanding range of lenses keeps up with the demands of creators for flexibility and dexterity.

Crafted for Excellence

The trusty mirrorless stands up to extended use in harsh environments, thanks to its superb dust- and drip- resistant performance and indisputable durability. Its compact build also makes it easy for one to travel to the ideal photographic spot while packing light.

When paired with the optional H1902 vertical-shooting battery pack, one will find that it not only extends shooting and recording times, but also offers an improved grip and increased stability when telephoto lenses are used. If extra power is required, charge with a USB power source to have longer shooting sessions and when you are out and about, conserve power with the power-saving mode.

While on long extensive shoots, experience smooth transfer of the large amounts of data produced by the high pixel-count without worry from the dual memory card slots that support the CFexpress (Type B) card. The XQD and SD (UHS-II) cards are also compatible with no drop reduction in write speeds from the dual image-processing engines.

Easily transfer your work of art to your smart devices, with the option to share with your clients or loved ones, through the SnapBridge app. Version 2.7 of the app also enables the hassle-free download and transfer of new firmware updates from your mobile device to the camera.

Your passionate stories and visionary creations await you in high resolution with the Z 7II.

MB-N11 PRIMARY FEATURES


Compatible with the Z 7II and the Z 6II, the MB-N11 is the first battery pack for the Z series that is ideal for vertical shooting. From shooting portraiture to landscapes to time-lapse recordings, experience the same great stability and reliability that you know and love with a grip that offers the same firm and comfortable hold, and superior dust and drip-resistant performance as the cameras.

Move with ease and enjoy seamless, uninterrupted shooting with its hot-swap system that allows the battery to be changed on the go. Extend your shooting with the MB-N11’s compatibility with USB power delivery and get that extra boost with power supplied to the camera via a portable charger or AC while connected to a computer.

Availability
The new Z 6II and Z 7II will be available in November and December, respectively. Pre-order a Z 6II now to receive a a bonus FTZ Adapter and EN-ELI5c Battery. Pre-order a Z 7II now to receive SB 5000 Speedlight and EN-ELI5c Battery. This offer is for a limited time only, terms and conditions apply. For information on other Nikon products, please visit www.nikon.com.au.

[1] An external recorder that supports these outputs from a Nikon camera is required.
[2] In high-speed continuous shooting (extended) with 12-bit lossless compressed RAW, using single-point AF. Approx. 12 fps when using silent photography or AF-C with AF area modes other than single-point AF.
[3] With 12-bit Lossless compressed RAW (L) with a CFexpress (Type B) card in use.
[4] Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0.
[5] With battery and memory card but without body cap.
[6] With 12-bit Lossless compressed RAW (L) with a CFexpress (Type B) memory card.
[7] With recording of 12-bit RAW/JPEG using single-point AF.
[8] Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0.
[9] Some features are not available with this mode.
[10] RAW video output is possible only with full-HD videos recorded in the FX-based video format and 4K UHD videos recorded in the DX-based video format.

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