Nikon D6 vs Nikon Z9 specifications comparison


Here is another specifications comparison: Nikon D6 ($6,497) vs Nikon Z9 ($5,497) based on the information provided by Nikon which is not always 100% accurate – check also the specifications comparison provided by B&H:

 

Nikon D6

 

Nikon Z9

Price
$6,497 $5,497
Type
Viewfinder photography: TTL phase-detection; 105 focus points, all of which are cross-type sensors and 15 of which support f/8; detection performed by Multi-CAM 37K autofocus sensor module; autofocus fine-tuning supported Live view: Contrast-detect AF available at all points in frame; focus point selected by camera when face detection or subject-tracking is used Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts) Nikon Z mount
Image sensor format
FX FX
Image sensor type
CMOS CMOS
Sensor size
35.9 mm x 23.9 mm 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Total pixels
21.33 million 52.37 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required) Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
Effective pixels
20.8 million 45.7 million
Image size
[FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3712 ( 20.7 million) (M) 4176 x 2784 ( 11.6 million) (S) 2784 x 1856 ( 5.2 million) [1.2 x (30 x 20)] selected for image area: (L) 4640 x 3088 ( 14.3 million) (M) 3472 x 2312 ( 8.0 million) (S) 2320 x 1544 ( 3.6 million) [DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: (L) 3648 x 2432 ( 8.9 million) (M) 2736 x 1824 ( 5.0 million) (S) 1824 x 1216 ( 2.2 million) [5:4 (30 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 4640 x 3712 ( 17.2 million) (M) 3472 x 2784 ( 9.7 million) (S) 2320 x 1856 ( 4.3 million) [1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 3712 x 3712 ( 13.8 million) (M) 2784 x 2784 ( 7.8 million) (S) 1856 x 1856 ( 3.4 million) [16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3128 ( 17.4 million) (M) 4176 x 2344 ( 9.8 million) (S) 2784 x 1560 ( 4.3 million) Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1920 x 1080: 1920 x 1080 Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1280 x 720: 1280 x 720 [FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 8256 x 5504 ( 45.4 million) (M) 6192 x 4128 ( 25.6 million) (S) 4128 x 2752 ( 11.4 million) [DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: (L) 5392 x 3592 ( 19.4 million) (M) 4032 x 2688 ( 10.8 million) (S) 2688 x 1792 ( 4.8 million) [1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 5504 x 5504 ( 30.3 million) (M) 4128 x 4128 ( 17.0 million) (S) 2752 x 2752 ( 7.6 million) [16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: (L) 8256 x 4640 ( 38.3 million) (M) 6192 x 3480 ( 21.5 million) (S) 4128 x 2320 ( 9.6 million)
File format
MOV, MP4 MOV, MP4
Picture Control system
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
CFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards CFexpress, XQD
Card slot
2 CFexpress (Type B) cards or 2 XQD cards The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG copies of photos taken at image quality settings of NEF (RAW) + JPEG, or to store separate copies of JPEG photos at different sizes and compression ratios; pictures can be copied between cards
File system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31 DCF 2.0, Exif 2.32
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 16-level manual brightness controls
Frame coverage
FX: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical 1.2x: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical DX: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 5:4: Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical 1:1: Approx. 95% horizontal and 100% vertical 16:9: Approx. 100% horizontal and 96% vertical Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.72x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1)) Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))
Eyepoint
17 mm (-1.0m(*1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens) 23 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-3 to +1 m(*1) -4 – +3 m(*1)
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark X screen (with AF-area brackets; framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview
Yes Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses
Types G, E, and D (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) Other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF) AI-P NIKKOR lenses DX lenses (using [DX (24 x 16)] image area) Non-CPU AI lenses (modes A and M only) During viewfinder photography, the electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. With lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points. Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Speed
1/8000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), Bulb; Time; X250 1/32000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), bulb, time
Flash sync speed
X= 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower Auto FP high-speed sync supported Flash synchronizes with shutter at speeds of 1/250 or 1/200 s or slower (but note that the guide number drops at speeds of 1/200 to 1/250 s); sync speeds as fast as 1/8000 s are supported with auto FP high-speed sync
Modes
Photo live view, Movie live view S (single frame), CL (continuous low-speed), CH (continuous high-speed), High-speed frame capture, Self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
Up to 14 fps CL: 1 to 10 fps CH: 10 to 14 fps Q: 1 to 5 fps Up to 120 fps Continuous low-speed: Approx. 1 to 10 fps Continuous high-speed: Approx. 10 to 20 fps High-speed frame capture (C30): Approx. 30 fps High-speed frame capture (C120): Approx. 120 fps * Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Metering system
TTL metering using camera image sensor TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Range
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) {sup(*)} * Without interference. Range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles. Approximately 10 m (32 ft)*. *Without interference. Range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles.
Exposure meter coupling
CPU, AI
Mode
Front-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, red-eye reduction with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual
Exposure compensation
–5 to +5 EV; -3 to +3 EV when filming movies (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV) -3 to +3 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
Mode M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 102400; choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3280000 equivalent) above ISO 102400; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available with selectable upper limit Modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) with selectable upper limit Mode M: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit Modes P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Detection Range
-4.5 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servo
Single-servo AF (AF-S), continuous-servo AF (AF-C; predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status), full-time AF (AF-F; available only during live view and movie recording) Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in video mode) ; predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus points
105 focus points (number available for selection in viewfinder photography can be chosen from 105, 27, and 15)
AF-area mode
Viewfinder photography: Single-point AF; 9-, 25-, 49-, or 105- point dynamic-area AF; 3D-tracking; group-area AF; group-area AF (C1); group-area AF (C2); auto-area AF Live view: Face-detection AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, dynamic-area (S, M, and L; available in photo mode only), wide-area (S and L), and auto-area AF; 3D-tracking (available in photo mode only); subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only)
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Control
TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash compensation
–3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV) -3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF (viewfinder photography), unified flash control i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control
Sync terminal
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), all with fine-tuning Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing types
Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL
Frame size and frame rate
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720: 60p, 50p 1920 x 1080 crop: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p * Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively * Quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, when quality is fixed at high 7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p * Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit) , H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit) , H.264/AVC (8 bit)
Audio recording format
Linear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format), AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format) Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Other options
Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video
Monitor size
8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) 8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal
Monitor resolution
Approx. 2359 k-dot (XGA) TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness adjustment, and color balance control Approx. 2100 k-dot
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, auto image rotation, index marking, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display Full-frame and thumbnail (up to 4, 9, or 72 pictures) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto picture rotation, picture rating, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display
USB connector
Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output connector
Type C HDMI connector Type A HDMI connector
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported) Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter) Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories) Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)
Ethernet connector
RJ-45 connector Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)/IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX)/IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T) Data rates {sup(*)}: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTOMDIX) * Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ. RJ-45 connector Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T) Data rates*: 1000/100/10 Mbps with auto detect Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX) * Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.
Peripheral connector
For WT-6
Wi-Fi Africa, Asia, Middle East, Oceania
• IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 2.9 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 1.3 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: -0.2 dB Bluetooth Specification version 5.0 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 2.9 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.4 dBm
Supported GNS systems
GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan) GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)
Data acquired
Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)
Clock synchronization
Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS
Track logs
NMEA-compliant NMEA-compliant
Log interval
15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min. 15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.
Maximum log recording time
6, 12, or 24 hours 6, 12, or 24 hours
Log deletion
Supported Supported
Battery
One EN-EL18c rechargeable Li-ion battery {sup(*)} * EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge with an EN-EL18 than with an EN-EL18c/EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a. One EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery* EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a, and EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL18d. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c, and EN-EL18b batteries only.
AC adapter
EH-6c AC adapter; requires EP-6 power connector (available separately) EH-6d; requires EP-6a power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
1/4–in. (ISO 1222) 0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
Dimensions
Approx. 160 x 163 x 92 mm ( 6.3 x 6.5 x 3.7 in.) Approx. 149 x 149.5 x 90.5 mm ( 5.9 x 5.9 x 3.6 in.)
Weight
Approx. 1450 g ( 3 lb. 3.2 oz. ) with battery and two CFexpress memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1270 g/2 lb. 12.8 oz. (camera body only) Approx. 1340 g ( 2 lb. 15.3 oz. ) with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation) Temperature: -10 °C to 40 °C (+14 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
BF-1B Body Cap, BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover, EN-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with Terminal Cover, MH-26a Battery Charger with Power Cable and Two Contact Protectors (shape of power cable depends on country or region of sale), HDMI/USB Cable Clip, UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC22 Strap BF-N1 Body Cap, EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with Terminal Cover, MH-33 Battery Charger, EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (supplied with a plug adapter attached in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC24 Strap, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover (comes attached to camera)
Dual card slots
2 CFexpress cards or XQD cards The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards.
Eye sensor
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Multiple exposure
Add, average, lighten, darken
Autofocus system
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range
-6.5 to +19 EV (-8.5 to +19 EV with starlight view) * Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2
Focus point
493 * Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and FX selected for image area
Camera on-board VR
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens on-board VR
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Flash mode
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Monitor type
vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls
Wi-Fi for Africa, Asia, Middle East & Oceania
IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 8.4 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE
Charging AC adapter
EH-7P charging AC adapter


Pictures credit: Optyczne and Michna.


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