Nikon ℤ6 III camera rumored to be announced next week + latest specifications

The Nikon ℤ6 III camera is rumored to be announced next week - here are the latest rumored specifications:

  • The  Nikon ℤ6 III is expected to be the best camera in its category
  • Nikon model N2214
  • New 24.5 MP BSI sensor specialized for low light and high dynamic range
  • New processing engine (EXPEED 7?)
  • 6k size 6048 x 4032 full-frame 12-bit NRAW
  • 4k60 full ProRes RAW
  • Full HD movie at 240fps (8-bit crop)
  • New higher resolution EVF: 5.76m dot
  • Improved vari-angle LCD screen
  • 14 fps mechanical, 20 fps electronic shooting (RAW, 14 bit)
  • 120fps stills jpeg
  • 37-120min record time
  • 1/16000 shutter speed
  • Mechanical & electronic shutter
  • 293/297 AF points
  • Updated focus algorithm (better than ℤ8/ℤ9?)
  • Near 100% AF coverage of the frame
  • 7 or 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
  • The playback button is in the same place as ℤ8 (bottom right), as opposed to ℤ6II, which is on the top left side of the camera
  • 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)
  • USB-C 3.0 (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI A version 2.1 (full-size HDMI)
  • WiFi 2.4/5 GHz, Bluetooth LE Connect support
  • Better ergonomics compared to the ℤ6
  • New cooling design
  • Weight: 700-750g
  • Battery EN-EL15
  • Nikon MB-N14 battery pack
  • Several new features not seen in other Nikon cameras, including online firmware updates
  • Price: around €3,000 in Europe (less in the US)
  • Official announcement: next week (June 10-12 )
  • Shipping is expected to start in mid-July.
  • The current Nikon ℤ6II will be in production until the end of the year (heavily discounted)
  • A new version of Nikon NX Studio with support for the ℤ6 III is expected to be released soon
  • The new ℤ6III will be available as a body only or in a kit with the 24-70mm f/4, 24-120mm f/4, and a third unknown lens

If you have any pictures of the ℤ6 III, please send them anonymously here.

Also: join the Nikon ℤ6 III Facebook Group – it will get very busy there very soon.

Via NikonRumors

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