The Z6 and Z6 II camera models are meant to be regular use mirror-less stills cameras. The cameras have 24 MP sensors, fast continuous shooting speeds, and an excellent hybrid autofocus system.

While the two cameras are almost identical in terms of looks, the Z6 II received major updates mostly in its hardware and firmware. The new Z6 II has two EXPEED 6 processors and can capture up to 14 FPS vs. the 12 FPS count on the Z6. When capturing in the 12-bit lossless compressed RAW, the Z6 II can capture up to 124 images, which is around 3.5x more than the capability of Z6. Secondly, the autofocus system is also improved in Z6 II. The Nikon Z6 II has a low-light sensitivity range of -4.5 to 19 EV, which is higher than the Z6. The Z6 II has two new AF features: the Eye autofocus in Wide-Area AF mode and shooting videos.

The Nikon Z6 II can also capture 4K up to 60 FPS, although it has a limited 1.5x crop. It can also output HLG and HDR through the HDMI port, which the Z6 camera cannot.  In terms of firmware updates, the Nikon Z6 II can capture time-lapses simultaneously during video shoots from the time-lapse files. It can also capture up to 900 seconds without any remote assistance, while the Z6 is limited to only 30 seconds. Both the Z6 II and the Z6 look identical when kept side-by-side. The Nikon Z6 II also has other minor improvements like a better EVF refresh rate and blackout feature.

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Nikon Z6 II and Z6 Specifications Comparison

Camera FeatureNikon Z6Nikon Z6 II
Sensor Resolution24.5 MP24.5 MP
Low-Pass FilterYesYes
Sensor TypeBSI CMOSBSI CMOS
Native ISO SensitivityISO 100-51,200ISO 100-51,200
In-Body Image StabilizationYes, 5-axisYes, 5-axis
Sensor Size35.9 x 24.0mm35.9 x 24.0mm
Image Size6048 x 40246048 x 4024
Image ProcessorEXPEED 6Dual EXPEED 6
EVF Type / ResolutionQVGA / 3.6 Million DotsQVGA / 3.6 Million Dots
EVF Coverage100%100%
EVF Improved Refresh RateNoYes
EVF Improved Viewfinder BlackoutNoYes
Viewfinder Magnification0.8x0.8x
Built-in FlashNoNo
Flash Sync Speed1/200s1/200s
Storage Media1x CFe / XQD1x CFe / XQD + 1x SD UHS II
Continuous Shooting Speed12 FPS14 FPS
Camera Buffer (12-bit Lossless)35124
Max Shutter Speed1/80001/8000
Min Shutter Speed30 secUp to 900 sec
Autofocus SystemHybrid PDAF, 273 pointsHybrid PDAF, 273 points
Low-Light Sensitivity-3.5 to +19 EV-4.5 to +19 EV
Eye AF in Wide Area AFNoYes
Eye AF in VideoNoYes
Video Maximum Resolution4K @ up to 30p, 1080p @ up to 120p4K @ up to 60p, 1080p @ up to 120p
4K Video Crop1.01.0 (30p), 1.5x (60p)
HDMI Out / N-LOG4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Output / Yes
HLG / HDR OutNoYes
Articulating, Touch LCDYes, TiltingYes, Tilting
LCD Size / Resolution3.2″ / 2.1 Million Dots3.2″ / 2.1 Million Dots
Wi-Fi / BluetoothYes / YesYes / Yes
Intervalometer + Timelapse MovieNoYes
Firmware Update via SnapbridgeNoYes
BatteryEN-EL15bEN-EL15c
Battery Life (CIPA)310 shots340 shots
Battery Life (Video)85 min100 min
Battery GripMB-N10MB-N11
Battery Grip ControlsNoYes
Continuous External PowerNoYes
USB Power + TransferNoYes
Weather Sealed BodyYesYes
USB VersionType-C 3.1Type-C 3.1
Weight (Camera Body Only)585g (20.7oz)615g (21.7oz)
Dimensions134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.7″)134 x 100.5 x 69.5mm (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8″)
MSRP$1,999$1,999
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