• Z6III: front
  • Z6III: back
  • Full frame
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100-64000
  • EXPEED 7
  • Subject detection for 9 subject types
  • 3D-tracking
  • Up to 120 fps and Pre-Release Capture
  • HEIF format
  • RAW video up to 6K/60p
  • 4K UHD/120p
  • Full HD/240p
  • Vari-angle monitor
  • Durability down to -10°C/14°F


  • The world's first*1 partially-stacked CMOS sensor, featuring 24.5 effective megapixels, achieves an approximately 3.5x faster readout than the Z6II.
  • Pre-Release Capture at up to 120 fps allows capture up to 1 sec before fully pressing the shutter release button.
  • Flexible in-camera video recording options such as 6K N-RAW/ProRes RAW and 5.4K ProRes 422 HQ & H.265.
  • Full HD/240p for flexibility to create 10x slow motion videos in 10-bit H.265.
  • The world's brightest*2 EVF at 4000 cd/m2, a wide DCI-P3 color gamut, and a 5760k-dot high-resolution for a clear, accurate display of detail.
  • Superior robustness equivalent to the Z8, and enables function in cold situations down to -10°C/14°F.
  • High-performance AF of nine subject types inherited from the Z9 and Z8.
  • Flexible Color Picture Control*3 enables images to be crafted with more freedom.
  • Nikon Imaging Cloud*4 enables image transfer without the need for a computer and offers a variety of bespoke color presets (Imaging Recipes).
  • *1As of June 17, 2024, among mirrorless cameras, based on Nikon research.
  • *2As of June 17, 2024, among full-frame mirrorless cameras, based on Nikon research
  • *3Available in NX Studio.
  • *4The service is scheduled to start at a later date. Launch date and service details may differ by region.



Type of camera

Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens mount

Nikon Z mount


Compatible lenses

  • Z mount NIKKOR lenses

  • F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

24.5 million

Image sensor


35.9 × 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (full-frame/FX-format)

Total pixels

26.79 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)


Image size (pixels)

  • [FX (36 × 24)] selected for image area: 6048 × 4032 (Large: 24.4 M), 4528 × 3024 (Medium: 13.7 M), 3024 × 2016 (Small: 6.1 M)

  • [DX (24 × 16)] selected for image area: 3984 × 2656 (Large: 10.6 M), 2976 × 1992 (Medium: 5.9 M), 1984 × 1328 (Small: 2.6 M)

  • [1:1 (24 × 24)] selected for image area: 4032 × 4032 (Large: 16.3 M), 3024 × 3024 (Medium: 9.1 M), 2016 × 2016 (Small: 4.1 M)

  • [16:9 (36 × 20)] selected for image area: 6048 × 3400 (Large: 20.6 M), 4528 × 2544 (Medium: 11.5 M), 3024 × 1696 (Small: 5.1 M)

File format (image quality)

  • NEF (RAW): 14 bit; choose from lossless compression, high efficiency★, and high efficiency options

  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

  • HEIF: Supports fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

  • NEF (RAW)+HEIF: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and HEIF formats

Picture Control system

Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Flat Monochrome, Deep Tone Monochrome, Portrait, Rich Tone 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
Note: Choice of Picture Controls is restricted to Standard, Monochrome, and Flat when HLG is selected for tone mode during still photography.


CFexpress (Type B), XQD, SD (Secure Digital), and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards

Dual card slots

Either card can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG or HEIF pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG or HEIF pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards



1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 5760k-dot UXGA OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 19-level manual brightness controls; high frame-rate display available

Frame coverage

Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical


Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)


Monitor type

8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 15-level manual brightness controls



Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter


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
*When using an electronic shutter, the shutter speed can be set up to 1/16000 s.

Flash sync speed

Flash synchronizes with shutter at speeds of 1/200 s or slower; faster sync speeds are supported with auto FP high-speed sync
*When using an electronic shutter, flash synchronizes with the shutter at speeds of 1/60 s or slower; and auto FP high-speed sync cannot be used.


Release modes

Single frame, continuous low-speed, continuous high-speed, continuous high-speed (extended), high-speed frame capture + with Pre-Release Capture, self-timer

Approximate frame advance rate

  • Continuous low-speed: Approx. 1 to 7 fps

  • Continuous high speed: Approx. 8.1 fps (when using the electronic shutter and image quality settings other than NEF (RAW) and NEF (RAW) +: approx. 16 fps)

  • Continuous high speed (extended): Approx. 14 fps (with electronic shutter: Approx. 20 fps)

  • High-speed frame capture + (C30): Approx. 30 fps

  • High-speed frame capture + (C60): Approx. 60 fps

  • High-speed frame capture + (C120): Approx. 120 fps

*Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.


Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering modes

  • Matrix metering

  • Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 or 8-mm circle in center of frame or weighting can be based on average of entire frame

  • Spot metering: Meters circle with a diameter of approx. 4 mm centered on selected focus point

  • Highlight-weighted metering

Metering range
(ISO 100 equivalent, f/2.0, 20°C/68°F)

-4 to +17 EV

ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 100 to 64000 (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 1.7 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 64000; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Note: ISO sensitivity is limited to 400 to 64000 when HLG is selected for tone mode.

Active D-Lighting

Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off

Multiple exposure

Add, average, lighten, darken

Other options

HDR overlay, photo mode flicker reduction, high-frequency flicker reduction



Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection range (in photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.2 lens, 20°C/68°F)

-10 to +19 EV

Focus points

273 focus points (single-point AF), 299 focus points (auto-area AF)
*Number of focus points available in photo mode with FX selected for image area.

AF-area modes

Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, dynamic-area (S, M, and L; available in photo mode only), wide-area (S, L, C1, and C2), and auto-area AF; 3D-tracking (available in photo mode only); subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only)


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 modes

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

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

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

White balance

White balance

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


Metering mode

Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate

  • 5376 × 3024 (5.4K): 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 3840 × 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 1920 × 1080: 240p/200p/ 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 1920 × 1080 slow-motion: 30p (×4)/25p (×4)/24p (×5)

Note: Actual frame rates for 240p, 200p, 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 239.76, 200, 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively.

Frame size (pixels) and frame rate (RAW video)

  • 6048 × 3402: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 4032 × 2268: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 3984 × 2240: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

Note: 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.

File format


Video compression

N-RAW (12 bit), Apple ProRes RAW HQ (12 bit), Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)

Audio recording format

Linear PCM (48 KHz, 24 bit, for videos recorded in NEV or MOV format) or AAC (48 KHz, 16 bit, for videos recorded in MP4 format)

Audio recording device

Built-in stereo or external microphone can be used; external audio devices can be used via line input, audio input sensitivity adjustable; attenuator, frequency response, and wind noise reduction functions

Exposure compensation

Range: -3 to +3 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • M mode: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 51200; choose from step sizes of 1/6, 1/3 and 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit
    Note: ISO sensitivity is limited to 400 to 51200 when HLG is selected for tone mode. ISO sensitivity is limited to Lo 0.3 to 2.0 and 800 to 51200 when N-Log is selected for tone mode.

  • Modes P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit

  • Auto mode: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 51200)

Other options

Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video, wave-form display, red REC frame indicator, video recording display zoom (50%, 100%, and 200%), extended shutter speeds (modes S and M), and dual-format (proxy-video) recording for RAW video; option to view video recording info available via i menu; Hi-Res Zoom



Type C SuperSpeed USB connector; connection to built-in USB ports is recommended

HDMI output

Type-A HDMI connector

External audio input

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

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

Accessory terminal

Built-in (can be used with MC-DC2 remote cords and other optional accessories)






Power source


One EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery; EN-EL15b and EN-EL15a batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c.
Note: Fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c. EH-8P AC adapters can be used to charge EN-EL15c and EN-EL15b batteries only.

Battery pack

MB-N14 power battery packs (available separately) taking two EN-EL15c batteries; EN-EL15b and EN-EL15a batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c.
Note: Fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c.

AC adapter

  • EH-8P AC adapters (available separately); supplied UC-E25 USB cable required

  • EH-5d, EH-5c, and EH-5b AC adapters; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

Tripod socket

0.635 cm; 1/4 in., ISO 1222


Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 138.5 × 101.5 × 74 mm/5.5 × 4 × 3 in.


Approx. 760 g/1 lb. 10.9 oz. with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 670 g/1 lb. 7.7 oz. (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating environment

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

Supplied accessories

Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)

EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC26 Strap, UC-E25 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, DK-29 Rubber Eyecup, BF-N1 Body Cap

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