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

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For the love of God, he needs to take the music off that video.

Difficult to hear the lens noise he's talking about or any of his other observations when its drowned out by a soft porn soundtrack.

That aside, I thought the Z6 did pretty well with the face tracking, especially with the 85mm adapted lens.

However, it was definitely struggling and doing an overshoot with that lens when he was on the right hand side of the frame.

It also seemed to struggle even with its native lens when he moved out of the frame completely and it had no face to track as, unlike the Sony, it was very inconsistent in then subsequently acquiring focus on the Leica/Billingham bag cabinet at the rear centre of the frame.

Without knowing what all of his additional fine tune AF settings were set to (which are many with Nikon of course and can also include individual lens tuning), its difficult to call it a problem but the inconsistency is a bit concerning.

As it stands though, the fast acquisition of focus on the face appearing from beneath the frame certainly makes the Z6 another solid choice for coverage of weightlifting.

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18 hours ago, BaZa said:

So the Nikon Z6 unlike the Z7, doesn't crop at 100p?! That's good to known. Now I just need to see some examples in DX mode, if it looses video quality or not. If it doesn't I can keep my Sigma 18-35mm.

You can still use it, but you won't be able to use the wide end of the zoom 

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4 hours ago, Danyyyel said:

 

Looking at this test from about 1.50 into the video, I noticed that when focused on his face the background looks more blurred on the Nikon than it does on the Sony. Also the Nikon seems a bit more contrasty and clearer.

I see little between them in overall AF performance.

As of yet I have not shot a single frame of video with the Z6. I have taken several pictures, and love this camera. Is it as fast to focus as the 1DXMK2?... No, but it is certainly fast enough to get the job done. It’s also easy to get great pictures with this camera. It doesn’t fight you. The low light image quality is fantastic. Far better than the Fuji X-T3 and perhaps better than the Canon.

I’ll have to run some video test. Any ideas on best video setting for the Z6?

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1 hour ago, DBounce said:

Looking at this test from about 1.50 into the video, I noticed that when focused on his face the background looks more blurred on the Nikon than it does on the Sony. Also the Nikon seems a bit more contrasty and clearer.

I see little between them in overall AF performance.

As of yet I have not shot a single frame of video with the Z6. I have taken several pictures, and love this camera. Is it as fast to focus as the 1DXMK2?... No, but it is certainly fast enough to get the job done. It’s also easy to get great pictures with this camera. It doesn’t fight you. The low light image quality is fantastic. Far better than the Fuji X-T3 and perhaps better than the Canon.

I’ll have to run some video test. Any ideas on best video setting for the Z6?

I agree with you. I’ve done some quick testing with 4K video, turning sharpening all the way down, as well as the NR, leaving midtown sharpening at zero and increasing saturation a wee bit on the flat profile. Looks really good and very easy to grade. And the IBIS is phenomenal, certainly better than my previous A7rIII. Rolling shutter in 4K also seems well controlled, not great but definitely usable.

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3 hours ago, Castorp said:

I feel the Nikon Z6/Z7 video AF behaviour is the most tasteful from the tests I've seen. I like how the Nikon slowly focuses to the background but very quickly prioritises a face when it appears in frame. 

I've seen and enjoyed it actually. Pity they've forgotten to add 4K/60p. I had bought 1 camera unit at least : -)

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1 hour ago, Simon Young said:

Go and buy the X-T3 or the GH5/s.

Or the Pocket 4K...

They are not FF anyways.

 

Yes, you can match with them:

DOF coupled to a focal reducer and/or fast glass;

low light performance too from the new generation of sensors even without adapters.

 

Not higher resolution acquisition à la Z7 though.

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Anyone who has the Z6; does it have digital zoom beyond the APS-C crop for 1080p? In theory 1:1 readout could go in a lot tighter. It would be nice option for filming wildlife etc, without carrying massive glass around. If there is digital zoom, how is the quality, and do you keep AF responsiveness?

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53 minutes ago, Castorp said:

Ah great so you bought one? :);) :);)  or what precisely does the Z6 autofocus have to do with 4K 60p? :);) 

I would have bought one (Z7) if they had added 4K 60p. Backorder canceled. But that was my previous post... What does it make you to quote it now four hours later? ; ) And not when you liked Simon's post four hours ago...? LOL

First off, you're losing the whole point. Z6 related thread but actually Z7 related post too. The post I quoted, mine I added, as well.

Why, you ask?

Because I'd love to have a much higher resolution hybrid (add a bonus here as Nikkor collector for 2 decades now) with smooth autofocus and 4K 60p, triple in one. Anything against that? : -D

 

When you'll find such Nikon deal, let me know, I'll very likely buy one then... : P

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58 minutes ago, Emanuel said:

I would have bought one (Z7) if they had added 4K 60p. Backorder canceled. But that was my previous post... What does it make you to quote it now four hours later? ; ) And not when you liked Simon's post four hours ago...? LOL

First off, you're losing the whole point. Z6 related thread but actually Z7 related post too. The post I quoted, mine I added, as well.

Why, you ask?

Because I'd love to have a much higher resolution hybrid (add a bonus here as Nikkor collector for 2 decades now) with smooth autofocus and 4K 60p, triple in one. Anything against that? : -D

 

When you'll find such Nikon deal, let me know, I'll very likely buy one then... : P

Well, I didn’t expect it, but at least you got the sarcasm. Go troll somewhere else. Like, wth does your 60p got to do with autofocus? Loser. 

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1 hour ago, Castorp said:

Well, I didn’t expect it, but at least you got the sarcasm. Go troll somewhere else. Like, wth does your 60p got to do with autofocus? Loser. 

Well, if you find a better picture of yourself to come to insult someone you have no clue about, only because you didn't like what you read, your in your own.

To me, a loser is someone who has no guts to say it face to face and prefers to hide behind a little keyboard covered by an anonymous alias far away, addressing such lovely words in so fancy no lower attitude.

Other than that, I am at your disposal in private mode to handle anything you want. I can even give you my physical address whenever you want to come to meet such a loser in your words but personally... ; -)

 

On your easy accusation, no, I am not trolling at all. I am only point a missing feature I see in this Nikon offer in 2018. I don't even start to shoot and call it a loser device either. Go figure on people who addresses me a balanced and fair-minded comment. Is that the way you face any fair observation on topic? The worst people on earth are used to play such game, dude.

 

Who's a loser after all? Get a better angle on your portrait : ) Ah OK, we have no idea of your name, isn't it? I guess you ain't Simon Young nor Young fellas who are used to like your posts now... LOL : -D

So, no hard your shit hit the fan... What about to call your attitude a fine example of the most silliest fanboyism?

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11 minutes ago, Emanuel said:

Well, if you find a better picture of yourself to come to insult someone you have no clue about, only because you didn't like what you read, your in your own.

To me, a loser is someone who has no guts to say it face to face and prefers to hide behind a little keyboard covered by an anonymous alias far away, addressing such lovely words in so beautiful no lower attitude.

Other than that, I am at your disposal in private mode to handle anything you want. I can even give you my physical address whenever you want to come to meet such a loser but personally... ; -)

 

On your easy accusation, no, I am not trolling at all. I am only point a missing feature I see in this Nikon offer in 2018. I don't even start to shoot and call it a loser device either. Go figure on people who addresses me a balanced and fair-minded comment. Is that the way you face any fair observation on topic? The worst people on earth are used to play such game, dude.

 

Who's a loser after all? Get a better angle on your portrait : ) Ah OK, we have no idea of your name, isn't it? So, no hard your shit hit the fan... What about to call your attitude a fine example of the most silliest fanboyism?

U mad bro? Hahahaha oh my god too funny

You quoted my honest post to the thread which was about autofocus and wrote something completely unrelated together with your usual shitty smileys.

In what way was your message meant to be constructive?

Address? Seriously? Hahahaha

Get a life. 

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14 minutes ago, Castorp said:

U mad bro? Hahahaha oh my god too funny

You quoted my honest post to the thread which was about autofocus and wrote something completely unrelated together with your usual shitty smileys.

In what way was your message meant to be constructive?

Address? Seriously? Hahahaha

Get a life. 

You insult someone else here at the distance of your mouse and come popping up with the idea your attitude is cool? Give me a break, man, what else you want to address with the usual expressions on here? PM me, I already told you. What refrains you? More show off? Do you feel better to insult other posters over here?! Is that the case? What should I write to you now? To recommend you a shrink specialist because that's not my field?!

Don't you hint all this approach as ridiculous? How old are you? Here's another one... LOL Sarcasm is not an exclusive of yours, mate ; -) Here you have another usual smiley of mine. Better than to send you an insult back, dude. Respect the readers. I try, at least.

 

What about my comment? Why not to strictly restrict on topic in behalf of everyone here?

I inferred this Z6/Z7 series have such a smooth autofocus I'd appreciate to have as tool. I just refrained to buy a Z7 unit because of lack of 4K 60p as much as I refrain myself to write what I think now about you. What's the beef against that?

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I thought the point of this forum was to share ideas and tips and tricks and knowledge, not litter the threads with posts about what we think this or that particular device is lacking and how we would buy stuff if they only had this or that feature :)))))))) :PpppppPPPppPp

like, we all know the new canon has a big ass crop in 4K and only one card slot, just like the Nikon, and we all know there’s no full frame consumer camera that does 4K 60p internally, fucking move on ;););););) 

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57 minutes ago, Simon Young said:

I thought the point of this forum was to share ideas and tips and tricks and knowledge, not litter the threads with posts about what we think this or that particular device is lacking and how we would buy stuff if they only had this or that feature :)))))))) :PpppppPPPppPp

like, we all know the new canon has a big ass crop in 4K and only one card slot, just like the Nikon, and we all know there’s no full frame consumer camera that does 4K 60p internally, fucking move on ;););););) 

Yeah, let's focus on topic rather than attacking people only because someone may not like to read what they write. Even because I think we all agree or should agree at least, freedom of speech on such neutral location : D doesn't hurt... Wouldn't it be better to have no crop on the new Canon FF offer BTW?

Or then, once we are in a Nikon thread, getting the chance to have 10-bit 4K/60p even from a possible APS-C crop on Z6/Z7 when connected with HDMI output?

You said, internally. Ah so, if I had bashed the device (if you were used to read my posts other than along this thread, you'd know I am not the crying baby stereotype you may extract from your short shot) I wouldn't be pointing out the lack of 4K/60p over HDMI. This open door is what I'd like to hear. Seems some inconsistency from your judgement. Moreover, I'd pay to see some care on giving us (all of us, not only you who act like you are the thread or Nikon users' spokesperson) 4K 60p coupled to the Atomos recorder.

Yeah, why not?

Here's where the unfair trolling accusation against my position stands. Someone who only wants to join a party is (invariably to some of us, variably to a few, I see) NOT a troll. I would never call someone a loser either only because I would be the worst of them behaving like that in front of everyone. No hard feelings anyway. We are all adults, ain't we? : -D No pun intended from my side, fellow; BTW those smileys in your post now were funny, Simon : -)

 

The world is not us not our class, but the other one at our side, whether we like him/her or not (E : -)

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