Launched at the same time as the Nikon Z 7, the Nikon Z 6 is the latest full frame mirrorless camera to arrive at the AP offices. Here you'll find some early sample images taken with the camera during our first few days of using it with links to full-size images

Nikon Z 6 sample images

The Nikon Z 6 is the second Z-series model to reach our hands this year and follows the mightily impressive Nikon Z 7 that we reviewed back in September. If you’re unsure of the differences between the Nikon Z 6 and the Nikon Z 7, make sure you read our Nikon Z6 and Z7: which one to buy? article for more.

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The Nikon Z 6 (left) and the Nikon Z 7 (right) are built around the same magnesium-alloy body

At the official launch of the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6 we were told we’d have to wait a few months for the latter to arrive, but the good news is that this wait is finally over. Having tried and tested the Nikon Z 6, along with a selection of Z-mount lenses and FTZ mount adapter, you can now read our published Nikon Z 6 review by clicking the link below.

Nikon Z 6 Review – Read our full verdict of Nikon’s versatile all-rounder

Our Nikon Z 6 review sample was supplied with three Z-mount lenses – the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S, Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S and the Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8 S. To find out how the Nikon Z 6 performs with the Nikon FTZ mount adapter and Nikon FX lenses we also called in the NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E AF-S FL ED VR and NIKKOR AF-S 85mm f/1.4 G. More information on the Nikon Z 6’s performance can be found here.

Below you’ll find a selection of early sample images taken with the Nikon Z 6. All these images are JPEGs straight out of camera and have involved no post processing. In the instances where the  picture control was changed this is clearly outlined beneath each image.

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AP’s Michael Topham puts the Nikon Z 6 through its paces

The Nikon Z 6 will be available to buy imminently. Compared the price of the Nikon Z 7 (£3,499 with FTZ mount adapter), the Nikon Z 6 will set you back £2,199 with the FTZ mount adapter. It’ll also be available with the Nikon Z 24-70mm f/4 S lens and mount adapter for £2,799. Body only without the FTZ mount adapter, the Nikon Z 6 will cost £2,099. This works out £100 more expensive than its closest rival, the Sony A7 III, which currently costs £1,999 (body only). The Nikon Z 6’s other rival – the Canon EOS R – is a more expensive general-purpose full frame mirrorless camera. It launched at a price of £2,349 (body only), with the EF-EOS R adapter thrown in for good measure.