Gallery of Nikon Z6 Sample Images (RAW & SOOC JPGs)

The Nikon Z6 was the first mirrorless full-frame camera, along with the Z7, announced by Nikon in 2018.

The Z6 features a BSI sensor with 24.5 megapixel, 273 phase detection points and a sensitivity range of 100 to 204800 ISO. There is in-body  5-axis stabilisation and the camera can record 4K video up to 30p, and provides a 10-bit 4:2:2 signal via the HDMI port. The burst speed goes up to 12fps. The camera includes a touch screen and a high resolution EVF. It has a single XQD card slot.

  • Announcement date: August 23rd 2018
  • Release date: November 2018

In this article, we’ve included a selection of sample images taken with the Nikon Z6 and various lenses (native and adapted) since we bought it in early 2019. At the bottom of the post you will find links to download original RAW and JPG files.


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Nikon Z6 Sample Images

The following is a selection of twenty Nikon Z6 sample photos. They are RAW files edited in Lightroom Classic CC and converted to JPGs. Shooting data and extra information are available for each image.

Z6, 1/640, f/4, ISO 200 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S at 24mm
Post processed in Lightroom using the Adobe Landscape profile.
Z6, 1/640, f/4, ISO 4000 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S at 57mm
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile.
Z6, 1/500, f/5.6, ISO 100 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S at 24mm
Post processed in Lightroom using the Adobe Landscape profile.
Z6, 1/250, f/4, ISO 400 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S at 70mm
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile.
Z6, 1/320, f/4, ISO 100 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S at 70mm (+ crop)
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera vivid v2 profile.
Z6, 1/2500, f/8, ISO 3200
Taken with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary at 600mm and FTZ adapter
Autofocus settings: Wide-area (L) AF, Tracking Sensitivity Lock-On 1 (quick)
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile
Z6, 1/2500, f/8, ISO 1400
Taken with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary at 600mm and FTZ adapter
Autofocus settings: Wide-area (L) AF, Tracking Sensitivity Lock-On 1 (quick)
Post processed in Lightroom using the Adobe vivid profile
Z6, 1/2500, f/8, ISO 640
Taken with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary at 600mm and FTZ adapter
Autofocus settings: Wide-area (L) AF, Tracking Sensitivity Lock-On 1 (quick)
Post processed in Lightroom using the Adobe color profile
Z6, 1/2500, f/8, ISO 1250
Taken with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary at 600mm and FTZ adapter
Autofocus settings: Wide-area (L) AF, Tracking Sensitivity Lock-On 1 (quick)
Post processed in Lightroom using the Adobe vivid profile
Z6, 1/125, f/1.8, ISO 100 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 using Eye AF
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera portrait v2 profile.
Z6, 1/200, f/1.4, ISO 100
Taken with the Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/1.4G and FTZ adapter using Eye AF
Post processed in Lightroom using the Adobe portrait profile.
Z6, 1/2500, f/1.8, ISO 100 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile.
Z6, 1/800, f/1.8, ISO 100 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 using Face Detection
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile.
Z6, 1/640, f/1.8, ISO 100 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 using Face Detection
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile.
Z6, 1/800, f/1.8, ISO 100 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile.
Z6, 1/800, f/2, ISO 100 – Taken with the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile.
Z6, 1/1000, f/2.8, ISO 11400
Taken with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sport at 200mm and FTZ adapter
Autofocus settings: Wide-area (L) AF, Tracking Sensitivity Lock-On 3
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile
Z6, 1/1000, f/2.8, ISO 5600
Taken with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sport at 200mm and FTZ adapter
Autofocus settings: Wide-area (L) AF, Tracking Sensitivity Lock-On 2
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile
Z6, 1/1000, f/2.8, ISO 12800
Taken with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sport at 200mm and FTZ adapter
Autofocus settings: Wide-area (L) AF, Tracking Sensitivity Lock-On 2
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile
Z6, 1/1000, f/2.8, ISO 9000
Taken with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Sport at 200mm and FTZ adapter
Autofocus settings: Wide-area (L) AF, Tracking Sensitivity Lock-On 2
Post processed in Lightroom using the camera standard v2 profile

SOOC JPG and RAW Samples to Download

The links below will take you to a selection of RAW files and straight-out-of-camera JPGs for you to download. (Note that Nikon RAW files are called .NEF)


Nikon Z6 Comparisons

If you’re curious to find out more about the Nikon Z6 and how it performs side by side with other mirrorless cameras, you can read the following articles:


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