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Nikon Z6 Essential Movie Kit: Nikon's all-in filmmaking set-up with Atomos screen

Nikon Z6 Essential Movie Kit: Nikon's all-in filmmaking set-up with Atomos screen
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon has unveiled it's all-in mirrorless moviemaking set-up: the Nikon Z6 Essential Movie Kit, built around the video-friendly 24.5MP full-frame 4K Nikon Z6 body. 

Comprising filmmaking essentials such as the Atomos Ninja V monitor, SmallRig camera cage and spare batteries, Nikon describes the Movie Kit as "providing the pure essentials to get rolling quickly, with all the core tools to make high-quality movies," while "leaving filmmakers free to customize further components to suit their personal preferences."

The Nikon Z6 (opens in new tab) Essential Movie Kit pairs nicely with the recently announced firmware (opens in new tab) that will make the Z6 and Z7 the first consumer cameras to officially support raw video output. 

Costing £2,639 and shipping from mid-September, the Nikon Z6 Essential Movie Kit consists of the following items:

• Nikon Z6 camera body
• Nikon FTZ mount adapter
• Nikon EN-EL 15b batteries (for Nikon Z6)
• Atomos Ninja V
• 5200 mAh batteries (for Atomos Ninja V)
• SmallRig quick-release camera cage
• SmallRig handle for camera cage
• SmallRig magic arm
• Coiled HDMI cable

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The Nikon Z6 Essential Movie Kit will get you started with everything but a lens

The Nikon Z6 Essential Movie Kit will get you started with everything but a lens (Image credit: Nikon)

Interestingly, the Nikon Z6 Essential Movie Kit seems to be the European equivalent of the Nikon Z6 Filmmakers Kit that has already been released in the US. 

The American Nikon Z6 Filmmakers Kit comprises:

• Nikon Z6 camera body
• Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
• Nikon FTZ mount adapter
• Nikon EN-EL 15b batteries (for Nikon Z6)
• Atomos Ninja V
• Coiled HDMI cable
• Rode VideoMic Pro+
• Moza Air 2 gimbal
• Moza Magic articulating arm
• Vimeo Pro 1-year subscription
• The Art of Making Music Videos free online class

Both kits will give you a great start in your filmmaking journey, but the US version is more comprehensive – though more expensive. The Nikon Z6 Filmmakers Kit is available now and for $3999.95. 

Read more:

Nikon Z6 review (opens in new tab)
Revolutionary raw video output coming to Nikon Z6 and Z7 later this year (opens in new tab)
The best 4K camera (opens in new tab) for filmmaking in 2019, for photographers, vloggers, pros

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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.