New Nikon Z6III specs

The Nikon Z6III could be announced as early as next week. And here is the latest rumored spec list:

  • The Nikon ℤ6 III is expected to be the best camera in its category
  • Nikon model N2214
  • New 24.5 MP BSI sensor specialized for low light and high dynamic range
  • New processing engine (EXPEED 7?)
  • 6k size 6048 x 4032 full-frame 12-bit NRAW
  • 4k60 full ProRes RAW
  • Full HD movie at 240fps (8-bit crop)
  • New higher resolution EVF: 5.76m dot
  • Improved vari-angle LCD screen
  • 14 fps mechanical, 20 fps electronic shooting (RAW, 14 bit)
  • 120fps stills jpeg
  • 37-120min record time
  • 1/16000 shutter speed
  • Mechanical & electronic shutter
  • 293/297 AF points
  • Updated focus algorithm (better than ℤ8/ℤ9?)
  • Near 100% AF coverage of the frame
  • 7 or 8-stop VR (same system as the Nikon ℤf)
  • Pixel-shift (previously reported here)
  • CFexpress+SD memory cards
  • PSAM Dial
  • Hybrid body design between the ℤ6 and ℤ8 (bigger than the current ℤ6/7 but smaller than the ℤ8) – see this post
  • The playback button is in the same place as ℤ8 (bottom right), as opposed to ℤ6II, which is on the top left side of the camera
  • Camera body size and overall dimension are similar to the Nikon ℤ6II: 3-5mm longer width becuase of the LCD hinge and a few mm thicker
  • The overall height (bottom to the EVF) remains the same but the actual camera is 2-3mm taller
  • The grip button layouts and design look similar to the Nikon ℤ8 apart from the command dial which is the same as the ℤ6II
  • All other button layouts are the same as the ℤ6II
  • The ℤ6III logo is on the top, just like on the ℤ8/ℤ9
  • ℤ logo in the front is also like the ℤ8 but below the current ℤ6II focus sensor
  • The ℤ6III body overall is about 30-40g heavier than the Z6II
  • The ℤ6III body inherits the design from the ℤ8 – this is why a few months ago I reported it as a mini-ℤ8 (the Nikon ℤ6III is a mini ℤ8, the Nikon ℤ8 was a mini ℤ9)
  • USB-C 3.0 (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI A version 2.1 (full-size HDMI)
  • WiFi 2.4/5 GHz, Bluetooth LE Connect support
  • Better ergonomics compared to the ℤ6
  • New cooling design
  • Weight: 700-750g
  • Battery EN-EL15
  • Nikon MB-N14 battery pack
  • Several new features not seen in other Nikon cameras, including online firmware updates
  • Price: around €3,000 in Europe (less in the US)
  • Official announcement: next week (June 10-12 )
  • Shipping is expected to start in mid-July.
  • The current Nikon ℤ6II will be in production until the end of the year (heavily discounted)
  • A new version of Nikon NX Studio with support for the ℤ6 III is expected to be released soon
  • The new ℤ6III will be available as a body only or in a kit with the 24-70mm f/4, 24-120mm f/4, and a third unknown lens

via NR

Nikon Z6III rumored to be announced between June 10/12

The new Nikon Z6II is finally coming around June 10-12. The rumored specs so far are:

Pixels: 24.5 megapixels
Processor: EXPEED7
Stabilization: 7 stops
Shutter: 1/16,000 sec
AF: 299 points
Video: 12-bit N-RAW recording 6K/60p & 4K/120p
4K H.265 10-bit MOV video, ability to upsample 4K FX to 6K or 4K DX up to 120p.
Burst: Up to 40 frames per second in FX format, 120 frames per second in DX format.
Viewfinder: new high-resolution 5.76 megapixel viewfinder.
Card slot: Supports CFexpress Type B and SD UHS-II cards
Battery: EL-15″ battery
High-Resolution Pixel Shift Photography
Easy-to-use multi-angle LCD screen
Shutter angle fine adjustment options, distinction between project frame rate and shooting frame rate
Support for 2.4/5 GHz WiFi and Bluetooth LE connectivity
USB-C fast charging and HDMI Type-A connectivity
Look inherited from the Z 8, smaller than the Z 8
Micro-logo on top (same as Z 8 and Z 9)
PASM wheel

via NR

NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena wins the Camera Grand Prix 2024 award

The winners of the Camera Grand Prix 2024 award have been announced:

Grand Prize: Sony “α9 III”
Lens Award: Nikon “NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena”
Best camera award you choose: Sony “α9 III”
Best lens of your choice: Nikon “NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena”

About the Plena they write:

The unique name “Plena” describes the depiction that maintains a round bokeh with no vignetting all the way to the periphery of the screen. Many selection committee members praised the camera not only for its beautiful bokeh, but also for its sharp focus and three-dimensional effect. Plena comes from the Latin word plenum, which means “filled with space,” and the name comes from the designer’s philosophy and commitment to achieving this rendering quality without relying on digital correction, as well as from his shooting experience, where he was moved just by looking through the viewfinder. One commenter said, “My heart was filled.”

Did new EU regulations force Nikon to delay the Z6III launch?

You probably have noticed that some companies like Sony, Canon, Nikon have not announced cameras in 2024. A trusted source told me that companies have delayed some of their camera launches to make them compliant with new EU regulations.

The source is really highly trusted and didn’t share additional details other than making the example of the Nikon Z6III camera being one of those delayed.