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Nikon Z6 III Mirrorless Camera

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  • 24.5MP Partially-Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 7 Image Processor
  • 6K 60p N-RAW, 6K 30p ProRes RAW
  • 4K 120p, Full HD 240p Slow Motion Video
  • Up to 20 fps Raw, 60 fps JPEG Shooting
  • Blackout-Free, 5760k-Dot EVF
  • 493-Point AF, AI-Based Subject Detection
  • 3.2" 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • CFx Type B & SD Memory Card Slots
  • Camera-to-Cloud Direct Connectivity

The Nikon Z6 III Mirrorless Camera is packed with a professional set of upgrades for this mid-range model, including faster and more accurate autofocus, raw 6K internal video up to 48fps, pre-capture up to 120 fps, and smoother, brighter, and cooler EVF. All together, upgrades this great make the mirrorless monster an ideal prosumer choice for up-and-coming professionals who need an all-around, budget-conscious Nikon Z6 III Mirrorless Camera.

Newly Designed Sensor and Flagship Processing

24.5MP Partially-Stacked CMOS Sensor

The Z6 III is Nikon's first camera to to feature a partially stacked sensor design for faster scans and readouts than its predecessor. The design also reduces rolling shutter and noise levels when working at the top end of the ISO range. Additionally, this sensor design unlocks many of the flagship-level features in the camera, like faster autofocus, a smoother EVF experience, faster continuous shooting speeds, and higher frame rates when shooting video.

EXPEED 7 Image Processor

Complementing the sensor is the EXPEED 7 processing engine, found in the top-of-the-line Z8 and Z9 mirrorless cameras an which offers speeds approximately 10x faster than the Z6II. This engine works in conjunction with the partially-stacked sensor design to realize impressively fast AF speeds, burst shooting rates, a high buffer capacity, fluid video performance, and quick all-around handling.

  • Top continuous shooting speeds of 20 fps when shooting in raw, up to 60 fps when shooting in full-frame JPEG, and 120 fps when shooting JPEGs using a DX crop, with all rates supporting full AF/AE performance.
  • Able to buffer over 1000 images in a burst when using the electronic shutter, meaning image sequences can be recorded for approximately 50 seconds continuously.

  • Pre-Release Capture at up to 120 fps helps make decisive moment shots easier by recording frames in a burst for up a second prior to actually releasing the shutter. When this feature is activated, burst shooting will commence when the shutter is half-pressed and the buffer will retain up to 3 seconds' worth of frames prior to fully pressing the shutter.
  • Electronic shutter affords a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec for working in the brightest conditions with wider apertures.
  • Partially-stacked sensor design reduces rolling shutter distortion so fast-moving subjects, like a golf club, tennis racket, or baseball bat, do not appear distorted when working with shutter speeds up to 1/16,000 sec.
  • AF calculations are done at a 120 fps rate to keep up with fast continuous shooting speeds.

Fast and Intelligent AF

493-Point Phase-Detection AF

Covering the full sensor area, the Z6 III's flagship EXPEED 7 processor unlocks Nikon's flagship 493-point phase-detection AF system to realize fast and accurate focusing performance. This system is benefitted by the high-speed communication of the Z interface along with the speed of the sensor that enables AF readings to occur at up to 120 fps.

This focusing system also supports working in low-light conditions with a Starlight mode that permits focusing down to -10 EV to greatly benefit astrophotography, concert, and other nighttime shooting applications. Featuring the highest native ISO in a Z-series camera at ISO 64000, the autofocus is also useful for working in difficult lighting conditions. The Backlit AF function uses separate pixels on the sensor that allows these areas to intentionally overexpose for focusing accuracy purposes without impacting the actual exposure of the recorded image.

A mainstay focusing mode in DSLRs, which debuted for mirrorless with the Z9, the Z6 III also includes 3D Tracking AF that pairs with subject detection to lock onto fast, erratically moving subjects that move parallel and perpendicular to the camera. Additionally, there are three Dynamic-Area AF modes, with a range of focus area sizes, for capturing a broad variety of moving subject types.

Subject Detection with Deep Learning Technology

Utilizing inherited algorithms and deep learning technology from the Z9, including sophisticated Subject Detection, the Z6 III can recognize a variety of distinct subject types, ranging from humans to animals to airplanes to bicycles. When working in Auto-Area AF, these subjects will automatically be detected, focused on, and tracked to ensure sharp focus when the subject is moving across the frame.


Eye-Detection AF, specifically, has been tuned for improved accuracy and refined recognition of eyes in the scene, regardless of how small or large they are within the image frame, and can also be used in conjunction with custom Wide-Area AF for different subject shapes and sizes.

More Beautiful Portraits

Perfect for portraits, the Z6 III improves on the partially-stacked sensor's inherent capabilities with a series of processing tools and shooting functions to improve portraits:

  • Portrait mode processes portraits for skin with natural texture and a rounded feel
  • Rich Tone Portrait mode, a picture mode that produces more vivid results while capturing details of the subject's complexion and avoiding loss of detail in the highlights
  • Flat Monochrome mode features gentle gradations from highlights to shadows, producing soft monochrome portraits
  • Deep Tone Monochrome mode chooses slightly darker tones in the range from shadows to mid-tones, with brightness rapidly increasing as tones progress from mid-tones to highlights
  • Skin softening can be used on up to three subjects in a shot and slightly blurs the skin for a more pleasing texture while still retaining essential sharpness on eyes and hair
  • Manual white balance control is more intuitive when making adjustments and Auto WB has also been optimized for human subjects
  • Take full advantage of Nikon's portrait modes by pairing the Z6 III with one of Nikon's portrait Z lenses, like the 50mm f/1.2 S, the 85mm f/1.2 S, or the 135mm f/1.8 S Plena

Pixel Shift Technology

Produce ultra-high resolution images at up to approximately 96 megapixels using pixel shift technology. By slightly shifting the image sensor between shots - selectable between 4 and 32 shots per image, with more shots meaning more detail - users can merge the images in NX Studio after shooting to create a single image with enhanced resolution, texture, and color. The shooting method also also reduces noise, moiré, and false colors. Pixel Shift photography benefits archival, landscape, architecture, fine art, macro, and film digitizing applications, and achieves its best results when working with a tripod.

Professional Level Video

Internal 6K60 and 4K 120 Recording

Equally capable for video, the Z6 III matches the Z9's recording capabilities here, as well, with a variety of resolutions and frame rates available up to 6K.


Using full pixel readout, 6K60p video can be recorded with continuous shooting, while 4K and Full HD recording is also possible in a variety of frame rates, including full-frame 4K recording at up to 120p and Full HD recording at 240p for slow-motion playback.

N-RAW and ProRes RAW Video

Internal 12-bit raw raw recording at up to 6K 60p in the N-RAW format is supported along with internal ProRES RAW HQ. Raw recording offers greater tonal and color latitude and can improve dynamic range, benefitting color grading needs and post-production flexibility.

  • N-RAW is Nikon's own raw recording format that offers impressively small file sizes compared to other raw formats as well as the ability to create MP4 proxies for more efficient previewing or transferring.
  • N-RAW recording is available at up to 6K at 60p and ProRes RAW is also available at up to 6K and 30p.

ProRes and H.265 10-Bit Recording

Internal recording is also supported with 10-bit color and 4:2:2 sampling in the ProRes 422 HQ and H.265 codecs at 5.4K 30p and 5.4K 60p, respectively.

Nikon's Brightest Viewfinder

The Z6 III's sensor-processor combo has allowed Nikon to give the Z6 III the brightest electronic viewfinder on any of its cameras. At 4000 nits, it's 33% brighter than the flagship Z9, making a subject's details visible even in bright sunlight. Its 5,760,000 dot resolution is also a first for a Nikon EVF, aiding with autofocus by showing the subject recognition square. This EVF also works in conjunction with dual-stream technology for blackout-free viewing when shooting continuously and it features a high fps function, which ups the EVF's refresh rate to 120 fps for smoother, lifelike viewing. Finally, the Z6 III's EVF also features a higher dynamic range and is compatible with a DCI-P3 color gamut - the first of its kind in a mirrorless camera - for approximating real-world color when taking the shot.

Four-Axis Tilting LCD

Like the Z9 and Z8, the Z6 III incorporates a unique 3.2" 2.1m-dot four-axis tilting touchscreen LCD that better supports working from high and low angles, regardless if shooting in the horizontal or vertical orientation. This screen's four-way tilting design allows for easier viewing from a variety of positions and the user interface orientation will also shift depending on how the camera is held.

Body Design

  • Dual card slots-one CFexpress Type B slot and one UHS-II SD slot-allow for flexible file saving. The CFx slot is suitable for data-intensive applications, like 6K recording and high-speed burst shooting, while the SD slot retains compatibility with the popular storage format. Additionally, the CFx B slot is also compatible with XQD memory cards.
  • Pair the Z6 III with the optional MB-N14 Power Battery Pack grip for improved ergonomics when shooting vertical and up to 1.9x the battery life.
  • The smaller, lighter design makes the Z6 III an ideal candidate for rigging or use on a gimbal for video use.
  • Premium weather sealing protects against dust and moisture for confident use in harsh climates.
  • In-body Vibration Reduction now supports Synchro VR to achieve up to 8 stops of camera shake compensation when used with select Z lenses.

Versatile Connectivity

Matching the professional build quality, the Z6 III is fitted with a variety of connectivity options to suit various workflow needs:

  • Another Nikon first, the Z6 III features direct-to-cloud connectivity with Nikon Imaging Cloud for file transfer and access to Nikon's imaging recipes for creative color grading
  • Sync timecodes using Ultrasync Blue from Atmos, connecting multiple Z6 III camera bodies for multi-camera production setups
  • Full-size HDMI port for outputting video to an external recorder or monitor
  • 3.5mm headphone port and a new line-in port for on-board audio monitoring and high-quality audio input directly into the camera
  • One USB-C port that supports file transfers and tethering as well as power delivery and battery charging
  • USB-C communication terminal supports USB-LAN connectivity when paired with an optional USB-C to Ethernet adapter. This enables a 1000BASE-T wired LAN connection for transferring files over FTP
  • 10-pin port offers wide accessories and remote connectivity
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5 GHz) permit wireless transferring of files, remote camera control via a mobile device, and works in conjunction with the NX Mobile Air app for file management
In the Box
  • Nikon Z6 III Mirrorless Camera
    • EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • UC-E25 USB Cable
    • HDMI/USB Cable Clip
    • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
    • AN-DC26 Strap
    • BF-N1 Body Cap
    • DK-29 Rubber Eyecup
    • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
More Information
Product ConditonNew


Lens Mount

Nikon Z

Sensor Resolution

Actual: 26.79 MegapixelEffective: 24.5 Megapixel (6048 x 4032)

Image Sensor

35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) Partially Stacked CMOS

Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)

Crop Factor: 1x*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes

Image Stabilization

Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis

Built-In ND Filter


Capture Type

Stills & Video

Exposure Control

Shutter Type

Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter

Shutter Speed

Mechanical Shutter1/8000 to 15 MinutesElectronic Shutter1/16000 to 15 Minutes

Bulb/Time Mode

Bulb Mode, Time Mode

ISO Sensitivity Range

Photo100 to 64,000 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)Video100 to 51,200

Metering Method

Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot

Exposure Modes

Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

Exposure Compensation

-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

Metering Range

-4 to 17 EV

White Balance

2500 to 10,000KPresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Continuous Shooting

Electronic ShutterUp to 20 fps at 24.5 MPMechanical ShutterUp to 14 fps at 24.5 MP

Interval Recording



2/5/10/20-Second Delay

Still Image Capture

Image Sizes

3:224.5 MP (6048 x 4032)14 MP (4528 x 3024)6 MP (3024 x 2016)1:116 MP (4032 x 4032)9 MP (3024 x 3024)4 MP (2016 x 2016)16:921 MP (6048 x 3400)12 MP (4528 x 2544)5 MP (3024 x 1696)

Aspect Ratio

1:1, 3:2, 16:9

Image File Format


Bit Depth


Video Capture

Internal Recording Modes

ProRes RAW/ProRes RAW HQ/Raw6048 x 3404 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps4032 x 2268 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps3984 x 2240 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fpsH.264/H.265 8/10-Bit5376 x 3024 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fpsUHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/200/240 fps

External Recording Modes

HDMIUHD 4K (3840 x 2160)

Fast-/Slow-Motion Support

Slow-Motion Only

Gamma Curve

HDR-HLG, Nikon N-Log

Recording Limit

Up to 125 Minutes

IP Streaming


Built-In Microphone


Audio Recording

16-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio


Media/Memory Card Slot

Slot 1: CFexpress Type B / XQDSlot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)

Video I/O

1x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Input

Audio I/O

1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output2x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input

Power I/O

1x USB-C Input

Other I/O

1x USB-C Data Output (Shared with Power Input)1x Nikon DC2


2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0

Mobile App Compatible

Yes: Android & iOSApp Name: Nikon Imaging CloudFunctionality: Access Stored Files, Firmware Update

Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)



Display Size



2,100,000 Dot

Display Type

Tilting Touchscreen LCD

Secondary Display

Top: Status Display



Built-In Electronic




5,760,000 Dot

Eye Point

21 mm




Approx. 0.8x

Diopter Adjustment

-4 to +2


Focus Type

Auto and Manual Focus

Focus Mode

Continuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF

Autofocus Points

Photo, VideoContrast Detection, Phase Detection: 299

Autofocus Sensitivity

-10 to +18 EV


Built-In Flash/Light


Flash Modes

First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Curtain/Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction

Maximum Sync Speed

1/200 Second

Flash Compensation

-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

Dedicated Flash System


External Flash Connection

Shoe Mount


Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

Operating Humidity

0 to 85%


Battery Type

1x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 360 Shots)

Shoe Mount

1x Hot Shoe

Tripod Mounting Thread

1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)

Material of Construction

Magnesium Alloy

Dimensions (W x H x D)

5.5 x 4 x 2.9" / 138.5 x 101.5 x 74 mm


23.6 oz / 670 g (Body Only)

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F/4 S Lens Specs

Key Specs

Focal Length

24 to 70mm

Maximum Aperture


Lens Mount

Nikon Z

Lens Format Coverage


Focus Type


Image Stabilization


Filter Size

72 mm (Front)

Maximum Aperture


Minimum Aperture


Lens Mount

Nikon Z

Lens Format Coverage


Angle of View

84° to 34° 20'

Minimum Focus Distance

11.81" / 30 cm

Maximum Magnification


Optical Design

14 Elements in 11 Groups

Diaphragm Blades

7, Rounded

Focus Type


Image Stabilization


Filter Size

72 mm (Front)

Dimensions (ø x L)

3.05 x 3.48" / 77.5 x 88.5 mm

Length at Maximum Extension

5.44" / 138.2 mm


1.1 lb / 500 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight

2.005 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

8 x 5.75 x 5.55"

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