Nikon Z6 II Essential Movie Kit review

The Nikon Z6 II Essential Movie Kit is a solid base for aspiring photographers and videographers alike

Nikon Z6 II Essential Movie Kit
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A highly capable camera matched with some excellent external accessories, the Z6 II Essential Movie kit would form a fantastic core for the setup of any aspiring videographer or stills shooter. With the included Atomos Ninja V the Z6 II’s filmmaking functionality really comes into its own, while notable improvements over the original Z6 make it an upgrade well worth considering. Frustration remains in the shape of 60fps 4K shooting being cropped, but this kit overall represents solid value for money.


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    12-bit RAW video via Atomos Ninja V

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    Excellent AF system

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    Great access to lenses with FTZ adapter


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    No internal 10-bit recording

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    1.5x crop with 4K 60fps

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    Inbuilt LCD can’t be front faced

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It’s no longer enough for cameras to be great image takers alone, unless you’re investing in a digital medium format device or studio-aimed high-resolution model, it’s expected that they be competent video producers too. 

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