New Z6III Offers Exceptional Specs for Full-Frame Mid-Range Class Models

The new Nikon camera developed with the Z9 and Z8 spirit delivers high performance with specs exceeding others in the same class.

Sydney, Australia – 17 June 2024 – Nikon has introduced the Z6III, its new high-performance camera model that inherits the signature features of the Z9 and Z8, delivering high performance and exceptional specs in the full-frame mid-range class.

“Designed to ignite the creativity of content creators and enthusiasts, the new Z6III embraces the spirit of our Z series, and embodies the build and functionality of the award-winning Z8 and Z9 cameras. By integrating innovative technology, such as the partially-stacked sensor and the brightest EVF, it elevates Nikon's dedication to deliver unrivalled functionality and performance.” said John Young, General Manager of International Marketing, International Business Division of the Imaging Group, Nikon.

 

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Z6III Primary Features

Incorporating the latest technologies

The Z6III adopts the world’s first partially-stacked CMOS sensor1, which allows for 3.5x faster readouts than the Z6II. This sensor allows for high-speed continuous shooting that enables Pre-Release Capture at up to 120 fps in DX format.2 The camera also provides an additional option of shooting at 60 fps in FX format with 24 MP.

High performance and functionality inherited from top-tier models

The Z6III is further enhanced with a bright, high-res EVF of 4000 cd/m2 and 5760k dots with a wide colour gamut, allowing smooth EVF views to confirm shooting opportunities for moving subjects accredited to fast data readout from the partially-stacked CMOS sensor and Nikon’s EXPEED 7’s quick processing. The EVF refresh rate provides displays at 60 fps during 20 fps high-speed continuous shooting when the shutter button is fully pressed.

For high-resolution video production, the latest Nikon model allows Full HD/240p3 for up to 10x slow-motion video creation, offering flexibility in both speed and colour grading with its ability to record in 10-bit H.265.

The Z6III inherits the performance and functionality of the Nikon Z9 and Z8 models, including the camera’s operability and customisation. With almost the same dials and button layouts as the Z8, the Z6III also offers extensive custom settings, including the assignment of different AF-area mode.

Nikon’s latest model also acquires the Z9 and Z8’s AF detection range to -10 EV4, making it easy to take photos of static objects in low-light conditions. The inherited superior AF performance allows the subject detection of 9 types of subjects, brilliant autofocus (AF) performance in backlit scenes, better detection of human faces, and shortened shooting time in various scenes. The Z6III’s AF speed has also been upgraded to be approximately 20 percent faster than the Z6II.5 

Complementing the Z6III as a reliable workhorse, the new MB-N14 Power Battery Pack is also introduced as an optional boost of power capacity.

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LUIZCLAS photographs woman in a night setting with the Nikon Z6III Full-frame Mirrorless Camera | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & AccessoriesLUIZCLAS photographs woman in a night setting with the Nikon Z6III Full-frame Mirrorless Camera | Nikon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories

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Climate-resistant and better heat dissipation

The Z6III suits the needs of photographers who capture landscapes and wildlife in winter. Consisting of Sereebo® P series carbon fibre, magnesium alloy, and effective sealing, this robust and cold-resistant camera can be used in temperatures reaching -10 degrees Celsius.

The camera is also convenient for shooting events such as weddings, live concerts, and interviews due to enhancements of the heat dissipation structure and power efficiency, which enable recording for up to 125 minutes6 in 4K UHD/60p (8-bit) format. The Z6III also provides the flexibility for videographers to shoot videos in 12-bit ProRes RAW HQ and N-RAW formats, covering resolution up to 6K.

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Expansion of possibilities for imaging expression through new functions

Gain better control over your creative photography with Flexible Color Picture Control for use with the NX Studio7 – Nikon’s image browsing, processing, and editing software. This exciting new option allows users greater freedom of expression for users with the support of Colour Blender and Colour Grading features, enabling the intuitive adjustment of light and colours to match your intent. Users can then export the combinations of configured settings from the NX Studio to the Z6III and register these as Custom Picture Controls, applicable at any time while shooting and reflected on the live display, for real-time preview of the results.

Further, Z6III works in tandem with Nikon's new cloud service, Nikon Imaging Cloud8 with support for new Imaging Recipes9 to expand possibilities for imaging expression. The Z6III firmware can be updated without the need for a computer or a smart device, with images captured by the camera to be uploaded automatically to Nikon Imaging Cloud as soon as it connects via Wi-Fi and transferred to pre-configured third-party cloud storage services, making the storage and sharing of images even more convenient10

High-sensitivity performance

The latest Nikon camera can also capture stunning low light scenes up to ISO 64000 for photos and ISO 51200 for video. Thanks to the EXPEED 7 high-speed image-processing engine, it surpasses the Z6II in noise reduction, preserving the intricate textures in your photographs. The Z6III also achieves one of the highest in-camera Vibration Reduction (VR) in the Nikon Z series cameras with an 8.0-stop11

Adopting the same algorithm as the Zf, the Z6III expands handheld shooting opportunities in low-light situations such as indoor scenes and nightscapes. This new model is equipped with focus point VR12 that reduces blurring in focused areas, which suits the purpose of enlargement and trimming peripheries around your photo subject.

It is also equipped with electronic VR for more effective image stabilisation during video recording.

Nikon Imaging Cloud Primary Features

Nikon Imaging Cloud is Nikon’s new cloud service that brings fun and convenient functions that support the user’s imaging experience with a direct connection to the camera13. This service offers curated Imaging Recipes that allow users to download Picture Controls created from these recipes, and to save their adjustments to hue, brightness, contrast, and so on to be saved as Custom Picture Controls. Imaging Recipes provided by Nikon Imaging Cloud have been suggested by Nikon or supervised by creators and allow users to experience new imaging styles they have never attempted before. When the camera is connected to Nikon Imaging Cloud via Wi-Fi, still images captured with the camera can be automatically uploaded directly to the service or pre-configured third-party cloud storage services, greatly reducing the work involved with data transfer. In addition, camera firmware updates can be performed automatically at a specified time by enabling auto updates on the camera14. In addition to eliminating the hassle of using a computer, smartphone, or memory card to update firmware, this feature ensures the camera is always up-to-date.

Availability

For more information on the new Z6III and other Nikon products, please visit https://www.nikon.com.au.

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1 Among full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras as of June 17th, 2024. Based on Nikon research.
2 For JPEG only.
3 The angle of view is 95 percent of FX.
4 In photo mode using single-servo AF (AF-S) at ISO 100 equivalent and a temperature of 20°C/68°F with a f/1.2 lens.
5 When using the NIKKOR Z 24-200 f/4-6.3 VR at 24mm focal length.
6 When using H.265 8-bit (MOV) format, with auto temperature cutout set to [High], at 23°C, paired with a Nikon MC-CF660G memory card and an external power source.
7 [Flexible Color] will be introduced to NX Studio with the version scheduled for release on June 18th, 2024.
8 The service is scheduled to start at a later date. Launch date and service details may differ by region. 
9 An Imaging Recipe is a “recipe” that provides unique imaging characteristics. 
10 Videos cannot be uploaded or transferred.
11 Using the telephoto end of the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S. Based on CIPA Standards.
12 Only in Photo mode with NIKKOR Z lenses without VR. It does not work when multiple focus points are displayed.
13 As of June 17th, 2024, this service is supported only by the Z6III. Support for other models will be added in the future.
14 At a pre-specified time when the camera is connected to the service via Wi-Fi and powered by USB.

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