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Nikon Z6 II is available now!

Nikon Z6 II shipping today
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If you've been waiting patiently for Nikon Z6 II stock to arrive before placing your order, good news – Nikon has confirmed that stocks of the new camera have arrived and that it is ready for despatch.

Nikon USA informed customers that the Nikon Z6 II (opens in new tab) will be shipping, and in the UK customers who placed orders with Amazon have also received confirmations that their cameras are ready for shipping.

This is great news for those who have already ordered their camera, but it's also a big deal for those potentially interested – especially it is one of the bodies on offer in the early Nikon Black Friday deals (opens in new tab) in the US, where the Nikon Z6 II and FTZ adapter are already reduced by $200. 

• Hands on: Nikon Z6 II review (opens in new tab)

For those keeping score, the Nikon Z6 II is the successor to the original Nikon Z6 (opens in new tab)released in 2018. This second-generation update has most of the same core specs, but features some key upgrades thanks to a major hardware boost in the form of an additional processor – giving the mark II twice as much computational power. 

This results in a number of performance improvements, notably in its continuous shooting speed. The Z6 II can shoot up to 14fps (up from 12fps), which it can maintain for 124 12-bit RAW files or 200 JPEGs.

Its ultra high-definition video capability also gets a significant bump, from 4K 30p on the original model to 4K 60p on this new version (though the video boost will come in February, via the camera's first scheduled firmware update). The Z6 II also benefits from dual memory card slots, one CFexpress and one UHS-II SD, and it can now be charged via USB-C – including 'hot charging' while shooting.

As of yet there's no update on when the Nikon Z7 II (opens in new tab) will start shipping, but stay tuned and we will let you know as soon as we get confirmation.

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.