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Nikon Z6 features 4K N-LOG, 10bit HDMI output and 120fps 1080p

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On 10/13/2018 at 10:19 AM, DBounce said:

The future is electronic. A sensor only has a couple of millimeters it can possibly physically move. 

The issue with electronic stabilization (as I'm sure you're aware) is the motion blur in each frame. One possible solution would be image stacking. With improved frame rates each of the 30 frames a second could be composed of 10 images aligned and combined to user specifications to acheive the appropriate level of motion blur. Or we could just use high framerate clips to reduce the problem.

 

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On 10/19/2018 at 1:13 AM, Geoff CB said:

By the footage is seems to have at least as good image quality as the Z7. Rolling shutter seems better, definitely my next camera

there's a shot in the first one at 2:39, with the sun in shot, sky overexposed. Highlight rolloff looks very good.

I wants it now.  Wah!

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On 10/25/2018 at 11:57 AM, gethin said:

there's a shot in the first one at 2:39, with the sun in shot, sky overexposed. Highlight rolloff looks very good.

I wants it now.  Wah!

It seems inevitable that the full frame video should be better than the Z7 (so long as rolling shutter is not too bad, though at least we have stabilisation), so lets hope it doesn't screw up somewhere, like slow-mo or AF. I am not saying there is no point comparing the Z7 to the A7III, but the relevant comparison will be the Z6. The Z7 tips towards those whose priority is still photography.

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42 minutes ago, BasiliskFilm said:

Have they started releasing them into the wild eventually?...

https://nikonrumors.com/2018/11/05/nikon-z6-coverage-starts-now.aspx/#more-129207

It seems yes, in the video below he has a sample video starting at ISO 1600 to 12 800 that you can download from a link below the video. I think it is over sharpened a bit, he himself says you should decrease sharpness because at default it is too high.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Vintage Jimothy said:

I have a feeling the Z6 will really shine once companies start making a bunch of adapters for vintage lens mounts to the Z-mount. Pretty sure @Andrew Reid said something similar about his Z7 awhile back when he adapted an older Leica to the camera, right?

I have plenty of AIS/AI lenses that are ready to fit right on the FTZ adaptor, and my 50mm f1.2 will be a lot easier to focus on mirrorless than my DSLR.
Novoflex adaptors are ready already for most mounts, and much cheaper ones will be along as soon as demand ramps up.

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Well I may have misspoke regarding the Nikon mirrorless offerings. The Z6 looks pretty dam good to my eyes. The more I see footage from this camera, the more I like it.

Needless to say I ordered one with a selection of lenses to replace the Fuji X-T3’s that I returned. I will add a second body if it pans out. From all I have read build quality is top notch on these cameras. 

The lack of a handgrip with a shutter release bothered me initially, but I can learn to live without it. The new mount seems most impressive. I understand it has the shortest flange distance of any camera on the market. 

Low light is very good from the footage I have seen thus far. Perhaps besting the Z7. It looks clean up to 5000 ISO, and honestly I never go beyond this for video. I like the colors... yes... why yes, I do like the colors. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe we have yet another camera manufacturer that is truly committed to taking video seriously🍿🤭

 

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Well I may have misspoke regarding the Nikon mirrorless offerings. The Z6 looks pretty dam good to my eyes. The more I see footage from this camera, the more I like it.

Needless to say I ordered one with a selection of lenses to replace the Fuji X-T3’s that I returned. I will add a second body if it pans out. From all I have read build quality is top notch on these cameras. 

The lack of a handgrip with a shutter release bothered me initially, but I can learn to live without it. The new mount seems most impressive. I understand it has the shortest flange distance of any camera on the market. 

Low light is very good from the footage I have seen thus far. Perhaps besting the Z7. It looks clean up to 5000 ISO, and honestly I never go beyond this for video. I like the colors... yes... why yes, I do like the colors. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe we have yet another camera manufacturer that is truly committed to taking video seriously🍿🤭

High ISO footage:

 

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3 hours ago, DBounce said:

Well I may have misspoke regarding the Nikon mirrorless offerings. The Z6 looks pretty dam good to my eyes. The more I see footage from this camera, the more I like it.

Needless to say I ordered one with a selection of lenses to replace the Fuji X-T3’s that I returned. I will add a second body if it pans out. From all I have read build quality is top notch on these cameras. 

The lack of a handgrip with a shutter release bothered me initially, but I can learn to live without it. The new mount seems most impressive. I understand it has the shortest flange distance of any camera on the market. 

Low light is very good from the footage I have seen thus far. Perhaps besting the Z7. It looks clean up to 5000 ISO, and honestly I never go beyond this for video. I like the colors... yes... why yes, I do like the colors. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I do believe we have yet another camera manufacturer that is truly committed to taking video seriously🍿🤭

High ISO footage:

 

Seems to have good iso, dynamic range, color, and auto focus. The face tracking looks to be perfect. The XT3 really needs to improve face tracking, though it is cool that is has it at all in video for the price. 

Anyways the Nikon definitely looks like a real winner and finally some competition for Sony in the Full frame market. 10 bit out is pretty cool too. I am hearing the IBIS is one of the better ones on the market. 

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24 minutes ago, thebrothersthre3 said:

Seems to have good iso, dynamic range, color, and auto focus. The face tracking looks to be perfect. The XT3 really needs to improve face tracking, though it is cool that is has it at all in video for the price. 

Anyways the Nikon definitely looks like a real winner and finally some competition for Sony in the Full frame market. 10 bit out is pretty cool too. I am hearing the IBIS is one of the better ones on the market. 

Its refreshing to see manufacturers that aren't holding back to protect their cinema line. 

I can't see how Sony will not offer 10bit on the A7S3 at this point. Unless they just kill the S as some have suggested. And at this point Canon is looking a little ridiculous for having such an extreme crop in 4k on the Eos R. 

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I am very curious about that tiny flange distance. I wonder if it reduces or limits the stops of stabilization possible, especially across the pitch and yaw axis. And especially during walking (Sony does a decent job for stills but a terrible one for walking).

I also think walking movements in video should have its own CIPA Ratings (or whoever else measured it) for Stops of Correction for Movement (different from those for Photo) 

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