Nikone is rumored to be in full swing with its development of the third-generation Z6 Mirrorless camera with some great new features, but still missing a few things.
The Z6 III is believed to offer two Expeed 7 image processors and a 24.5-pixel backside illuminated (BSI) image sensor. But no N-Raw? That can’t be right.
The Nikon Z6 III is being developed to capture 6K video at up to 30 frames per second, or 4K video at up to 120 fps. It is believed to support N-Log and Hybrid log gamma internal recording as well.
But what seems to be absent from the list is Nikon N-Raw, while others suggest that is being replaced with ProRes Raw 6K Video support.
The good news is that the rumored specs for the Z6 III full-frame mirrorless cameras include in-body image stabilization (IBIS) to steady a shot while the 310-point autofocus makes good use of the same 9 subject face detection autofocus in the Z9.
The camera also sports both mechanical and electronic shutter options, as well as support for both CF Express Type B/XQC and SD media cards.
The camera looks to have a hybrid body design that fits somewhere in between the Z6 and Z8, being a bit larger than the former and smaller than the latter. It also has a better cooling design and a more ergonomic feel in the grip.
Other rumored specifications include:
- ISO Range between 100-64,000
- Vari–angle LCD screen
- Higher fps than Z6II
- Nikon Z8 or similar focusing system
Granted, these are rumored specifications, which means that all or none of them could be tested on a prototype system. It also could be that as time gets closer to the release of a Z6 III, other features may be added, and some removed depending on how the development of the camera progresses.
Pricing and availability
When will we see the Z6 III? The scuttlebutt suggests that Nikon will announce it sometime in early 2024, probably between January and April.
And with the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris France next summer, it’ll receive plenty of field testing before it hits the market. And how much it’ll be is anybody’s guess, though the current Z6II body retails for just under $1600.
Stay tuned for more details as they come.
[source: Nikon Rumors]
- Nikon Z6 II Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
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