Nikon Z6 III rumored specifications: the big picture

Nikon Z6 III showed up in Google search results in Italy – not sure if this is legit, sent by a reader.

Here is a recap of all rumored Nikon Z6 III camera specifications:

Nikon Z6 III rumors from [NR] sources

  • Nikon model N2214
  • New 24.5 MP BSI sensor
  • 6k60 NRAW, 4k120 (crop), 4k60 full ProRes RAW
  • New higher resolution EVF: 5.76m dot
  • Improved vari–angle LCD screen
  • 20fps still RAW (14bit)
  • 120fps stills jpeg
  • 1/16000 shutter speed
  • Mechanical & electronic shutter
  • 299 points AF
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Better ergonomics compared to the Z6
  • Battery EN-EL15
  • A few other features from Z8 and Zf are also coming to Z6III but I do not have the details yet
  • Nikon MB-N14 battery pack
  • Nikon Z6III expected in early 2024 (in Q1, between January and April)

Nikon Z6 III rumors from China

  • Nikon ℤ 6 Ⅲ (N2214)
  • accelerated FX frame 24.5 Megapixels BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 7 processor
  • inherited from ℤ 8 style body
  • easy-to-use multi-angle LCD screen, high-brightness EVF
  • optimized body feel
  • 7-level IBIS, but better than ℤ f has optimized video stabilization,
  • pixel shift, and high-resolution photography
  • dual data stream AF system. The updated focus algorithm and process are stronger than ℤ f and ℤ 8.
  • FX frame electronic shutter continuous shooting of up to 40fps and DX frame electronic shutter continuous shooting of 120fps. Shoot
  • 6K/60p & 4K/120p 12Bit N-RAW and record
  • 4K H.265 10Bit MOV video, which can oversample 6K to 4K FX frame, or up to 120p DX frame.
  • 4K ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit MOV video, up to 4K/60p
  • fine shutter angle options, project frame rate and shooting frame rate are separated into
  • two card slots, supports CFexpress B, SD UHS-II
  • supports WiFi 2.4/5 GHz, Bluetooth LE Connect
  • USB-C fast charging & HDMI Type-A connection
  • The Nikon brochures for the CP+ show have already been printed and there is a new camera

Nikon Z6 III rumors from a reader

  • Nikon Z6 III price: $2,999 launch price
  • New Fast Stacked sensor specialized for low light and high dynamic range video.
  • 6k 60p no crop full readout
  • 4k 120p no crop full readout
  • 4k 24/30/60 over-sampled from 6k
  • Full HD 180-240p no crop
  • Great Dynamic Range
  • Great Low Light similar to A7S III at 12,800.
  • Sony like auto-focus – better than Z8 with less AF points
  • Better IBIS especially in video – Panasonic S5IIx like
  • New cooling design 50% chance to have fan a like Panasonic
  • Larger body than Z6 by 10-15%

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