Nikon Z6 II Gets Silver Award at DPReview (89% Overall Score)

DPReview published their full in-depth review for the Nikon Z6 II full frame mirrorless camera. And this Nikon Z6 II gets an impressive 89% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Nikon Z6 II Key Features:

  • 24.5MP FX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual EXPEED 6 Image Processors
  • UHD 4K30 Video; N-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • 14 fps Cont. Shooting, ISO 100-51200
  • 273-Point Phase-Detect AF System
  • 3.6m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 2.1m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 5-Axis In-Body Vibration Reduction
  • Dual Memory Card Slot

What we like:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Compact body with well-designed ergonomics and plenty of control points
  • Strong video features
  • Solid AF performance in a range of situations
  • Consistent experience and performance in video AF
  • Good build quality
  • Auto shutter mode avoids shutter shock or bokeh truncation
  • USB charging and operation
  • External battery charger is provided

What we don’t:

  • AF features not as well integrated into user interface as the best of its peers
  • AF can hunt when making big shifts in focus distance
  • Battery life is middling
  • 10-bit Log or HLG video requires external recorder
  • Raw video output is sub-sampled, lowering quality
  • Some menu sections becoming long with insufficient navigation cues

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Z6 II is a camera that does well at just about everything. It’s comfortable to shoot with and its performance is reliably good. Its AF system is effective, though not at simple to use as its rivals’, and battery life isn’t particularly impressive, but if you’re looking for an enthusiast camera that will do a bit of everything, it’s well worth considering.

Nikon Z6 II: $1,996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z6 II with 24-70mm f/4 Lens: $2,596.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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