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Here is another specifications comparison: Nikon D6 ($6,497) vs Nikon Z9 ($5,497) based on the information provided by Nikon which is not always 100% accurate – check also the specifications comparison provided by B&H:

 

Nikon D6

 

Nikon Z9

Price

$6,497
$5,497

Type

Viewfinder photography: TTL phase-detection; 105 focus points, all of which are cross-type sensors and 15 of which support f/8; detection performed by Multi-CAM 37K autofocus sensor module; autofocus fine-tuning supported Live view: Contrast-detect AF available at all points in frame; focus point selected by camera when face detection or subject-tracking is used
Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield

Lens mount

Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Nikon Z mount

Image sensor format

FX
FX

Image sensor type

CMOS
CMOS

Sensor size

35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
35.9 mm x 23.9 mm

Total pixels

21.33 million
52.37 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)

Effective pixels

20.8 million
45.7 million

Image size

[FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3712 ( 20.7 million) (M) 4176 x 2784 ( 11.6 million) (S) 2784 x 1856 ( 5.2 million) [1.2 x (30 x 20)] selected for image area: (L) 4640 x 3088 ( 14.3 million) (M) 3472 x 2312 ( 8.0 million) (S) 2320 x 1544 ( 3.6 million) [DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: (L) 3648 x 2432 ( 8.9 million) (M) 2736 x 1824 ( 5.0 million) (S) 1824 x 1216 ( 2.2 million) [5:4 (30 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 4640 x 3712 ( 17.2 million) (M) 3472 x 2784 ( 9.7 million) (S) 2320 x 1856 ( 4.3 million) [1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 3712 x 3712 ( 13.8 million) (M) 2784 x 2784 ( 7.8 million) (S) 1856 x 1856 ( 3.4 million) [16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: (L) 5568 x 3128 ( 17.4 million) (M) 4176 x 2344 ( 9.8 million) (S) 2784 x 1560 ( 4.3 million) Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1920 x 1080: 1920 x 1080 Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1280 x 720: 1280 x 720
[FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 8256 x 5504 ( 45.4 million) (M) 6192 x 4128 ( 25.6 million) (S) 4128 x 2752 ( 11.4 million) [DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: (L) 5392 x 3592 ( 19.4 million) (M) 4032 x 2688 ( 10.8 million) (S) 2688 x 1792 ( 4.8 million) [1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 5504 x 5504 ( 30.3 million) (M) 4128 x 4128 ( 17.0 million) (S) 2752 x 2752 ( 7.6 million) [16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: (L) 8256 x 4640 ( 38.3 million) (M) 6192 x 3480 ( 21.5 million) (S) 4128 x 2320 ( 9.6 million)

File format

MOV, MP4
MOV, MP4

Picture Control system

Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Media

CFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards
CFexpress, XQD

Card slot

2 CFexpress (Type B) cards or 2 XQD cards The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG copies of photos taken at image quality settings of NEF (RAW) + JPEG, or to store separate copies of JPEG photos at different sizes and compression ratios; pictures can be copied between cards

File system

DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.32

Viewfinder

Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 16-level manual brightness controls

Frame coverage

FX: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical 1.2x: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical DX: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical 5:4: Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical 1:1: Approx. 95% horizontal and 100% vertical 16:9: Approx. 100% horizontal and 96% vertical
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical

Magnification

Approx. 0.72x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))
Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))

Eyepoint

17 mm (-1.0m(*1); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
23 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-3 to +1 m(*1)
-4 – +3 m(*1)

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark X screen (with AF-area brackets; framing grid can be displayed)

Reflex mirror

Quick return

Depth-of-field preview

Yes Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled

Compatible lenses

Types G, E, and D (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) Other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF) AI-P NIKKOR lenses DX lenses (using [DX (24 x 16)] image area) Non-CPU AI lenses (modes A and M only) During viewfinder photography, the electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. With lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points.
Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)

Speed

1/8000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), Bulb; Time; X250
1/32000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), bulb, time

Flash sync speed

X= 1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower Auto FP high-speed sync supported
Flash synchronizes with shutter at speeds of 1/250 or 1/200 s or slower (but note that the guide number drops at speeds of 1/200 to 1/250 s); sync speeds as fast as 1/8000 s are supported with auto FP high-speed sync

Modes

Photo live view, Movie live view
S (single frame), CL (continuous low-speed), CH (continuous high-speed), High-speed frame capture, Self-timer

Approximate frame advance rate

Up to 14 fps CL: 1 to 10 fps CH: 10 to 14 fps Q: 1 to 5 fps
Up to 120 fps Continuous low-speed: Approx. 1 to 10 fps Continuous high-speed: Approx. 10 to 20 fps High-speed frame capture (C30): Approx. 30 fps High-speed frame capture (C120): Approx. 120 fps * Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.

Self-timer

2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s

Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

Range

Approximately 10 m (32 ft) {sup(*)} * Without interference. Range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles.
Approximately 10 m (32 ft)*. *Without interference. Range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles.

Exposure meter coupling

CPU, AI

Mode

Front-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, red-eye reduction with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual

Exposure compensation

–5 to +5 EV; -3 to +3 EV when filming movies (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV)
-3 to +3 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value
Luminosity locked at detected value

ISO sensitivity

Mode M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 102400; choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3280000 equivalent) above ISO 102400; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available with selectable upper limit Modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) with selectable upper limit
Mode M: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit Modes P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off

Detection Range

-4.5 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)

Lens servo

Single-servo AF (AF-S), continuous-servo AF (AF-C; predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status), full-time AF (AF-F; available only during live view and movie recording) Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in video mode) ; predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus points

105 focus points (number available for selection in viewfinder photography can be chosen from 105, 27, and 15)

AF-area mode

Viewfinder photography: Single-point AF; 9-, 25-, 49-, or 105- point dynamic-area AF; 3D-tracking; group-area AF; group-area AF (C1); group-area AF (C2); auto-area AF Live view: Face-detection AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, dynamic-area (S, M, and L; available in photo mode only), wide-area (S and L), and auto-area AF; 3D-tracking (available in photo mode only); subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only)

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector

Control

TTL flash control using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering

Flash compensation

–3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV)
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System

i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF (viewfinder photography), unified flash control
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control

Sync terminal

ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

White balance

Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), all with fine-tuning
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning

Bracketing types

Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL
Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL

Frame size and frame rate

3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1280 x 720: 60p, 50p 1920 x 1080 crop: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p * Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively * Quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, when quality is fixed at high
7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p * Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively

Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit) , H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit) , H.264/AVC (8 bit)

Audio recording format

Linear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format), AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format)
Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format)

Audio recording device

Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable

Other options

Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes
Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video

Monitor size

8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.)
8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal

Monitor resolution

Approx. 2359 k-dot (XGA) TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170 ° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness adjustment, and color balance control
Approx. 2100 k-dot

Playback

Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, auto image rotation, index marking, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display
Full-frame and thumbnail (up to 4, 9, or 72 pictures) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto picture rotation, picture rating, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display

USB connector

Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB) ; connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output connector

Type C HDMI connector
Type A HDMI connector

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

Ten-pin remote terminal

Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)
Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)

Ethernet connector

RJ-45 connector Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)/IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX)/IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T) Data rates {sup(*)}: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTOMDIX) * Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.
RJ-45 connector Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T) Data rates*: 1000/100/10 Mbps with auto detect Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX) * Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.

Peripheral connector

For WT-6

Wi-Fi Africa, Asia, Middle East, Oceania

• IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 2.9 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 1.3 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: -0.2 dB
Bluetooth Specification version 5.0 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 2.9 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.4 dBm

Supported GNS systems

GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)
GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)

Data acquired

Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)
Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)

Clock synchronization

Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS
Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS

Track logs

NMEA-compliant
NMEA-compliant

Log interval

15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.
15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.

Maximum log recording time

6, 12, or 24 hours
6, 12, or 24 hours

Log deletion

Supported
Supported

Battery

One EN-EL18c rechargeable Li-ion battery {sup(*)} * EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge with an EN-EL18 than with an EN-EL18c/EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a.
One EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery* EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a, and EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL18d. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c, and EN-EL18b batteries only.

AC adapter

EH-6c AC adapter; requires EP-6 power connector (available separately)
EH-6d; requires EP-6a power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

1/4–in. (ISO 1222)
0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)

Dimensions

Approx. 160 x 163 x 92 mm ( 6.3 x 6.5 x 3.7 in.)
Approx. 149 x 149.5 x 90.5 mm ( 5.9 x 5.9 x 3.6 in.)

Weight

Approx. 1450 g ( 3 lb. 3.2 oz. ) with battery and two CFexpress memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1270 g/2 lb. 12.8 oz. (camera body only)
Approx. 1340 g ( 2 lb. 15.3 oz. ) with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz. (camera body only)

Operating environment

Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Temperature: -10 °C to 40 °C (+14 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

BF-1B Body Cap, BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover, EN-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with Terminal Cover, MH-26a Battery Charger with Power Cable and Two Contact Protectors (shape of power cable depends on country or region of sale), HDMI/USB Cable Clip, UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC22 Strap
BF-N1 Body Cap, EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with Terminal Cover, MH-33 Battery Charger, EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (supplied with a plug adapter attached in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC24 Strap, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover (comes attached to camera)

Dual card slots


2 CFexpress cards or XQD cards The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards.

Eye sensor


Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays

Multiple exposure


Add, average, lighten, darken

Autofocus system


Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection range


-6.5 to +19 EV (-8.5 to +19 EV with starlight view) * Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2

Focus point


493 * Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and FX selected for image area

Camera on-board VR


5-axis image sensor shift

Lens on-board VR


Lens shift (available with VR lenses)

Flash control


TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering

Flash mode


Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off

Monitor type


vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls

Wi-Fi for Africa, Asia, Middle East & Oceania


IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 2.4 GHz band: 8.4 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE

Charging AC adapter


EH-7P charging AC adapter

Pictures credit: Optyczne


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