• Wednesday , 20 March 2019

A Refreshingly Raw, Honest Review of the Nikon Z6

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Among the thousands of reviews you come across, sometimes, one stands out for its honesty and objectivity. This review of the Nikon Z6 does just that.

In this video, Steve Huff gives us his experiential feedback of the Nikon Z6. The thing I like about Huff is that his reviews aren’t scripted: he just speaks from his heart and delivers his thoughts in a way that the common camera enthusiast can relate to. He doesn’t get bogged down in technical jargon or endless spec analysis, but he does give open, honest feedback that can be very helpful if you’re thinking about buying a particular camera. 

I also like how he doesn’t take sides in the brand debate. Straight up, he says that all of the big three brands deliver fantastic cameras and you can’t really go too wrong with any. That being said, in his review of the Nikon Z6, a few things he likes from his time using it are:

  • sharpest raw image files he’s seen to date
  • rich color in its images
  • a more raw, filmic look 
  • intuitive controls and button layout

Some things he didn’t like so much included:

  • poor AF in low light in both video and still mode (with multiple Nikkor lenses)
  • ergonomically not as good as Canon EOS R (but better than Sony a7 III)
  • specialized memory card (unsurprisingly!)

I don’t want to give it all away, because I want you to watch and form your own opinion. But one thing that is of considerable value during this review is that each time Huff discusses a particular point about the Nikon Z6, he then compares that point with his extensive experiences using the Canon EOS R and the Sony a7 III. Sometimes, the Nikon comes out on top, while other times, it doesn’t fare so well. So as far as objectivity goes, it’s pretty hard to go past Huff, in my opinion. 

Give the video a good look and let me know your thoughts below. 2019 promises to be a big year, and I’m keenly looking at user experiences as I decide which way to go in my pursuit of the perfect setup. 


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