Nikon Z6 II
Nikon’s full frame Z series has been quietly making mirrorless camera converts out of long-time DSLR devotees since the Nikon Z6 and Z7 were announced in 2018. It’s been no secret, however, that the “lower tier” Nikon Z6 has eclipsed Nikon’s flagship Z7 model in terms of positive reviews. That’s why we’d suggest considering the recently released 24.5MP Nikon Z6 II over its higher resolution and more expensive stablemate the 45.7MP Z7 II. Both new cameras add some upgrades to the previous models including dual Expeed 6 image processors, better autofocus (AF) capabilities with improved low light performance, and dual memory card slots, though they feature essentially the same full-frame image sensors as their predecessors. The dual images processors help the Z6 II shoot stills at up to 14 frames per second with 3.5x the buffer capacity of its predecessor, while delivering full sensor 4K video at 30p, and up to 60p at an APS-C crop. The Z6 II has an ISO range from 100-51,200 that’s expandable up to ISO 204,800 and a revamped AF system with 273 on-sensor phase-detect autofocus points for better subject acquisition and tracking throughout the frame, including at the edges. Designed as a “hybrid camera” that’s equally adept at capturing both photos and video, the Z6 II is suited to modern day content creators who might capture fast action sports shots in the morning and 4K footage in the afternoon to upload to their YouTube channel. Now that’s hot!