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Nikon Z6 - Unboxing

Updated: Sep 29, 2019

Introduction


I recently acquired the Nikon Z6 kit with 24-70mm lens and FTZ lens adapter. I've always wanted to share an unboxing of a product, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

How did I end up purchasing the Nikon Z6? After a bit of research and reviews from many professional photographers it came down to three cameras for me. Canon RP, Fuji X-T3 and of course the Nikon Z6.


Without going into too much detail the Nikon Z6 didn't catch my eye at first as it was what I thought was probably a little higher in the price bracket especially with the new XQD cards.


Ultimately it only came down to a couple features lacking in some of the other cameras mentioned above, Weather Sealing and In-body Image Stabilisation.


Weather Sealing & In-body Image Stabilistation


Why were these so important to me?

1. Weather Sealing: Additional protection from the elements, some of the best shots are taken when the elements are against you. A rain cover or shield is still essential.

2. In-body Image Stabilisation: Point and shoot moments and great for handheld footage.


To the Unboxing!


The Nikon Z6 + 24-70 + FTZ Kit





Contents included: Nikon Z6 (Mirrorless Camera), Nikkor Z 24-70mm F/4 S Lens and the Nikon FTZ Adapter. All components are very neatly stored in the main box.

To my kit I decided to add in a couple mandatory extras, a UV Pro1 filter by Hoya to protect the lens and a 128gb XQD card by Sony.

As bonus extras from Nikon you do actually receive a Sony 32GB XQD card and also a Sony XQD card reader, so you really don't have to feel rushed to jump into buying a high storage card when you do buy your first Nikon Z6 or Nikon Z7 (which comes with a Sony 64GB XQD card). Displaying out all the contents, you have the typical Nikon charger and USB cables for the camera, a nice camera strap, lens cloth to go with your beautiful 24-70mm Z mount lens.


Conclusion


Nikon have done a really good job of piecing this kit together, it's well packaged. They have thought about the consumers when it came to the decision of using XQD as the primary storage device for their new generation of Z mirrorless cameras by including these as part of their kits really does help you transition to a later but necessary generation of memory card. You can feel confident your photos will not be corrupted from the XQD card.


I'm very excited to have the Nikon Z6, this will serve as my primary camera for landscape photography as I travel New Zealand to share this wonderful country to you.


All images above were captured using the classic Pansonic G85.


Stay tuned for more updates & blogs: unboxing of the "ARSENAL - The Intelligent Camera Assistant" and a quick look at my new LG 32UD99-W monitor.



- James Coulson

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