Nikon Z6 :: Image Gallery

By Ted ForbesImage Galleries, Nikon Z6

The following images were taken during the Nikon press event for the Nikon Z6 in Florida, 2018 by Ted Forbes. All Images © 2018 by Ted Forbes Nikon Z6 Review Index • 01 Introduction • 02 EVF/LCD • 03 Ergonomics • 04 Autofocus • 05 Menu System and Controls • 06 Performance • 07 Image … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Conclusion

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

As I’m writing this in 2018, this has been an interesting year for digital photography. Something is clearly going on with industry sales as I’ve never seen anything like the marketing blitzkrieg that happened just before Photokina. Sony and to a smaller extent Leica have been the only players in the full-frame mirrorless space. Sony … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Image Stabilization

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

The Nikon Z6 uses an in-body image stabilization on the sensor just like its sister camera, the Nikon Z7. In-body image stabilization is a 3-axis system giving you 5 stops of latitude. Image stabilization in the Nikon Z6 is compatible with VR lenses – even with the adapter. It uses some of the stabilization in … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Video Quality

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

The Nikon Z6 features the same video specs as the Z7, but has several major advantages since its a 24 megapixel camera. These include better low light performance and direct sensor readout with no line skipping or pixel binning. If you shoot a significant amount of video, this camera is the better choice, and its … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Dynamic Range

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

The following test is fairly basic and I think it covers just about any realistic situation and then some. While not the most scientific it will give you an idea of what you can expect with real world shooting situations and exposure recovery. I do these tests by first getting a decent exposure at the … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Image Quality

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

The image quality on the Nikon Z6 is absolutely outstanding. Images are captured with outstanding sharpness, clarity and color rendition. The Z6 produces up to 14-bit raw files for stills and up to 10-bit 4k video with no line skipping, pixel binning or cropping – its a direct sensor readout and the picture quality is … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Performance

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

Other than the before mentioned autofocusing issues, the Nikon Z6 is an excellent performing camera. Its both fast and responsive as long as you’re not challenging the AF too much. The Nikon Z6 Lens Mount and First Lenses Nikon has introduced a new lens mount with this camera. At the time of writing this article … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Menu System and Controls

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

The Nikon Z6 features a menu system that is very consistent with systems found on their DSLR cameras. Nikon shooters will be very much at home with the menus and layout. At the heart of the Z6, there is a button for switching between still and video modes. The entire camera works around this. The … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Autofocus

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

Autofocus is unfortunately a weak point on the Nikon Z6. I’m going to explain my experience, but in short – its not horrible, but its flawed in some situations that you’ll need to understand how to work around. This is disappointing considering the competition from Sony. I think its something Nikon will improve though, as … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: Ergonomics

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

Ergonomics on the Nikon Z6 are well implemented. This is something Nikon have always done well and it is nice to see this implemented on their mirrorless cameras. The grip is deep and there is a raised area on the back where your thumb goes. Holding the camera is extremely comfortable. Design of the Nikon … Read More

Nikon Z6 :: EVF and LCD Screen

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

The first thing you’re going to notice when shooting on the Nikon Z6 is how gorgeous the viewfinder and back LCD are. Both are extremely well implemented. One of my biggest complaints of 99% of the cameras in the digital era are the eye-level viewfinders and EVF’s on mirrorless cameras. Back in the film days … Read More

Nikon Z6 Introduction

By Ted ForbesNikon Z6

Nikon Z6 Review Index • 01 Introduction • 02 EVF/LCD • 03 Ergonomics • 04 Autofocus • 05 Menu System and Controls • 06 Performance • 07 Image Quality • 08 Dynamic Range • 09 Video Quality • 10 Image Stabilization • 11 Conclusion • 12 Image Gallery About the Nikon Z6 The Nikon Z6 … Read More