Nikon Z6 Digital Camera with 24-70mm lens and Mount Adapter (PRICE MATCH) £1799 @ John Lewis
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Nikon Z6 Digital Camera with 24-70mm lens and Mount Adapter (PRICE MATCH) £1799 @ John Lewis

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Posted 8th NovEdited by:"TK42"
£1799 Price Match with Grays of Westminster (Free delivery with code November19)

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  • Back-illuminated 24.5-megapixel full-frame CMOS imaging sensor and facilitates 12fps capture
  • Features an 100-51200 ISO with EXPEED 6 image processor for stunningly detailed images in low lighting with little to no grain and beautiful dynamic range
  • In-camera Active D-Lighting for shadow and light balancing in high-contrast scenes
  • Stunning 4K Movie recording and oversampling from 6K
  • Record 10-bit N-LOG with 4x more information to retrieve
  • Allows users to take pictures at the same time as shooting a video thanks to high-quality 4K stills
  • Includes 3686K-dot, ultra-bright, and ultra-sharp OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 20 customisable in-camera creative effects for both still and video
  • Capable of recording timecode in both drop-frame and non-drop-frame with a 10-bit HDMI output
  • Incorporates 5GHZ Wi-Fi connection for easy file transfer
  • Compatible with SnapBridge App that allows you to instantly share JPEGs and remotely control the Nikon Z 6
  • Station mode and Access Point mode support wireless transfer of JPEGs and RAW files to a computer
  • Comes with the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm F4 S lens that delivers smooth, silent focusing with outstanding edge-to-edge sharpness
  • Comes with a FTZ mount adapter

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I think it was around this price in Dixons heathrow T5 on Monday also FYI.
money.monster08/11/2019 17:56

I think it was around this price in Dixons heathrow T5 on Monday also FYI.


I don't get why people would buy anything other than food & drink at airports.
They've got shops selling trainers for goodness sakes. Who the hell buys trainers at an airport?
Uranus08/11/2019 18:02

I don't get why people would buy anything other than food & drink at …I don't get why people would buy anything other than food & drink at airports.They've got shops selling trainers for goodness sakes. Who the hell buys trainers at an airport?


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Uranus08/11/2019 18:02

I don't get why people would buy anything other than food & drink at …I don't get why people would buy anything other than food & drink at airports.They've got shops selling trainers for goodness sakes. Who the hell buys trainers at an airport?



If it was a good price why wouldn't you buy it there?
Edited by: "alex16" 8th Nov
money.monster08/11/2019 17:56

I think it was around this price in Dixons heathrow T5 on Monday also FYI.


There's a thread here for Dixons, cant see it listed. Did it have the Nikon adaptor included?
Are people tempted to wait until Black Friday deals?
zangana09/11/2019 19:53

Are people tempted to wait until Black Friday deals?


It's tempting being so close. One thing worth noting with the Z6, if collecting, it has been noted that the boxes with the yellow bases come with a free 64 GB XQD card, worth £150!
TK4209/11/2019 20:31

It's tempting being so close. One thing worth noting with the Z6, if …It's tempting being so close. One thing worth noting with the Z6, if collecting, it has been noted that the boxes with the yellow bases come with a free 64 GB XQD card, worth £150!


Also check the serial number before leaving. Some were subject to a recall. Typically only older stock will have the XQD card which raises the risk but saves you £150.
Oneday7709/11/2019 20:51

Also check the serial number before leaving. Some were subject to a …Also check the serial number before leaving. Some were subject to a recall. Typically only older stock will have the XQD card which raises the risk but saves you £150.


Purchased mine from Wex not long ago and a Sony 64 GB card was included, box had a yellow base. No probs with serial number.
TK4209/11/2019 20:55

Purchased mine from Wex not long ago and a Sony 64 GB card was included, …Purchased mine from Wex not long ago and a Sony 64 GB card was included, box had a yellow base. No probs with serial number.


I didn’t either but the yellow base boxes were also the same for initial release kits. That was when everywhere advertised the free card. I’ve seen kits without cards so, there must have been a production change at some point.
Nikon used to be the top dog in SLR film cameras, but they never could manage to produce a decent digital camera despite the biased reviews pushed by old men who couldn't cope with the new technology.
Today they have to use Sony tech to produce a viable camera, but at the end of the day this is a Sony camera with a Nikon badge. Might as well buy into the Sony range now because they're never going to allow Nikon to produce a better product than they do.
Thoughtful09/11/2019 22:58

Nikon used to be the top dog in SLR film cameras, but they never could …Nikon used to be the top dog in SLR film cameras, but they never could manage to produce a decent digital camera despite the biased reviews pushed by old men who couldn't cope with the new technology.Today they have to use Sony tech to produce a viable camera, but at the end of the day this is a Sony camera with a Nikon badge. Might as well buy into the Sony range now because they're never going to allow Nikon to produce a better product than they do.


Nikon only use a sony sensor; pretty sure Nikon have created their own processing software etc.
Thoughtful09/11/2019 22:58

Nikon used to be the top dog in SLR film cameras, but they never could …Nikon used to be the top dog in SLR film cameras, but they never could manage to produce a decent digital camera despite the biased reviews pushed by old men who couldn't cope with the new technology.Today they have to use Sony tech to produce a viable camera, but at the end of the day this is a Sony camera with a Nikon badge. Might as well buy into the Sony range now because they're never going to allow Nikon to produce a better product than they do.


The same sensor in a Sony body with the inferior Sony FE24-70 f4 lens will cost you £2213 (with cashback).

With the FTZ adaptor you gain access to some great Nikon lenses which are half the cost of the Sony lenses.

Some of the new S lenses for the Z series are also really good, the Z 50mm 1.8 for instance is half the price of the highly rated Sony FE55 1.8 and reviews rate it even higher than the Sony.

Not saying that Sony are not good but the new Nikon's have a lot going for them.
Thoughtful09/11/2019 22:58

Nikon used to be the top dog in SLR film cameras, but they never could …Nikon used to be the top dog in SLR film cameras, but they never could manage to produce a decent digital camera despite the biased reviews pushed by old men who couldn't cope with the new technology.Today they have to use Sony tech to produce a viable camera, but at the end of the day this is a Sony camera with a Nikon badge. Might as well buy into the Sony range now because they're never going to allow Nikon to produce a better product than they do.


Every Sony visual recording device I’ve picked up is a dogs dinner. While the images are good, use-ability is atrocious. Menus are a mess, they don’t stick to a single mount, the ergonomics have lagged terribly and the extras always cost more than they should.
Oneday7710/11/2019 00:45

Every Sony visual recording device I’ve picked up is a dogs dinner. While t …Every Sony visual recording device I’ve picked up is a dogs dinner. While the images are good, use-ability is atrocious. Menus are a mess, they don’t stick to a single mount, the ergonomics have lagged terribly and the extras always cost more than they should.


could have sworn this was a new lens mount on the z6...
menus and quick menus are so customisable now its basically 'what menu?'
Edited by: "brilly" 10th Nov
brilly10/11/2019 09:36

could have sworn this was a new lens mount on the z6...menus and quick …could have sworn this was a new lens mount on the z6...menus and quick menus are so customisable now its basically 'what menu?'


brilly10/11/2019 09:36

could have sworn this was a new lens mount on the z6...menus and quick …could have sworn this was a new lens mount on the z6...menus and quick menus are so customisable now its basically 'what menu?'


Oh you mean the old Nikon F mount they’ve used consistently since 1959? Yes the Z mount is new after 59 years. The Z mount has clearly been designed to make the most of mirrorless, as I’m sure you already know.

As for menus, they may be customisable now. Their previous attempts at ergonomics is what stopped me even considering Sony when I was shopping for the Z6.
Oneday7710/11/2019 09:47

Oh you mean the old Nikon F mount they’ve used consistently since 1959? Y …Oh you mean the old Nikon F mount they’ve used consistently since 1959? Yes the Z mount is new after 59 years. The Z mount has clearly been designed to make the most of mirrorless, as I’m sure you already know. As for menus, they may be customisable now. Their previous attempts at ergonomics is what stopped me even considering Sony when I was shopping for the Z6.


ah so you are talking about history, got it
i only came to cameras recently so not sure on exact situation but how many mounts are there for sony and how for nikon then?
brilly10/11/2019 09:56

ah so you are talking about history, got it i only came to cameras …ah so you are talking about history, got it i only came to cameras recently so not sure on exact situation but how many mounts are there for sony and how for nikon then?


Now now Brilly, we know you are into your photography. We each have our opinions.

As for mounts. Nikon has 1 mount for their DSLR range and one for their Mirrorless range. Each mount type caters for both full frame and crop sensor cameras in the range.
Sony has how many current lens mounts for mirrorless? The A and E mount is it not.

Sony does the electronics for the cameras very well, they have a far better expertise there. Nikon’s actual design decisions build on their 100+ years of optical experience.
Oneday7710/11/2019 10:02

Now now Brilly, we know you are into your photography. We each have our …Now now Brilly, we know you are into your photography. We each have our opinions. As for mounts. Nikon has 1 mount for their DSLR range and one for their Mirrorless range. Each mount type caters for both full frame and crop sensor cameras in the range. Sony has how many current lens mounts for mirrorless? The A and E mount is it not. Sony does the electronics for the cameras very well, they have a far better expertise there. Nikon’s actual design decisions build on their 100+ years of optical experience.


so basically they both have 2 mounts? one for 'dslr' and one for mirrorless (A mount SLT is basically SLR-like)
...not including the nikon 1 mount i guess which they have abandoned

not disagreeing with any of the experience etc, never handled a nikon so no idea how they compare - until recently they were massive bricks and now mirrorless have come in at too high a cost for me
brilly10/11/2019 10:12

so basically they both have 2 mounts? one for 'dslr' and one for …so basically they both have 2 mounts? one for 'dslr' and one for mirrorless (A mount SLT is basically SLR-like)...not including the nikon 1 mount i guess which they have abandoned not disagreeing with any of the experience etc, never handled a nikon so no idea how they compare - until recently they were massive bricks and now mirrorless have come in at too high a cost for me


The 1 mount was an unmitigated disaster of a release. It’s just confined to the bin.

A DSLR requires a different mount as it needs to keep the lens further from the sensor to accommodate the mirror box. This increase of mounting distance impacts the focal plane of the lens. Going mirrorless gave them the opportunity to maximise the change and get it right, to then develop. Sony is recognised as having too small a mount, so someday they may change again.
No matter what each will find buyers.
Oneday7710/11/2019 11:38

The 1 mount was an unmitigated disaster of a release. It’s just confined t …The 1 mount was an unmitigated disaster of a release. It’s just confined to the bin. A DSLR requires a different mount as it needs to keep the lens further from the sensor to accommodate the mirror box. This increase of mounting distance impacts the focal plane of the lens. Going mirrorless gave them the opportunity to maximise the change and get it right, to then develop. Sony is recognised as having too small a mount, so someday they may change again. No matter what each will find buyers.


i thought the lens mount thing was sigma complaining cos they couldn't design a small lens?
seems plenty of lenses exist so too small is perhaps an exaggeration
... and the nikon 1 was still a mount, still released and abandoned - tbh i think they could revive that - 1 inch sensors are surely much better now
Edited by: "brilly" 10th Nov
brilly10/11/2019 11:54

i thought the lens mount thing was sigma complaining cos they couldn't …i thought the lens mount thing was sigma complaining cos they couldn't design a small lens?seems plenty of lenses exist so too small is perhaps an exaggeration... and the nikon 1 was still a mount, still released and abandoned - tbh i think they could revive that - 1 inch sensors are surely much better now


Until the marketing men can get away from high megapixels, focus on quality and low light abilities. 1” sensors should stay in compacts and bridge cameras. Their compact size becomes a liability when you start fitting interchangeable lenses and counter productive.

The smaller a mount, the harder it is to get light in a camera. It also tightens the angles that lens designers have to work towards to get light across a sensor. It’s a ridiculous price at £8k but the new Nikon NOCT lens is a 58mm f0.95 lens. That wasn’t possible with a smaller mount.
Oneday7710/11/2019 12:03

Until the marketing men can get away from high megapixels, focus on …Until the marketing men can get away from high megapixels, focus on quality and low light abilities. 1” sensors should stay in compacts and bridge cameras. Their compact size becomes a liability when you start fitting interchangeable lenses and counter productive. The smaller a mount, the harder it is to get light in a camera. It also tightens the angles that lens designers have to work towards to get light across a sensor. It’s a ridiculous price at £8k but the new Nikon NOCT lens is a 58mm f0.95 lens. That wasn’t possible with a smaller mount.


so for pretty much everyone the small lens mount doesn't matter - i know i am not dropping 8k on a lens

1 inch coupled with decent glass would give massive reach for wildlife types, and with improved sensors better images than before
and then the option of being small at other times like bridges
brilly10/11/2019 12:07

so for pretty much everyone the small lens mount doesn't matter - i know i …so for pretty much everyone the small lens mount doesn't matter - i know i am not dropping 8k on a lens1 inch coupled with decent glass would give massive reach for wildlife types, and with improved sensors better images than beforeand then the option of being small at other times like bridges


I certainly won’t be buying a NOCT either, to lazy to manual focus

1” sensors do have a place. I’d like to see something like a 12MP using the latest sensor tech from Sony and decent ISO noise control. It would be great for wildlife. For most other things, APS-C would be better.

If the claims about larger mounts are utilised. We may yet see a great range of pancake style lenses. Maybe Sigma will test the water and break the mould.
I asked John Lewis for a price match and I have just been given one. It's valid for 28 days so will see what Black Friday brings. If no bargains on Z6, then I will most likely go for the JL's offer. Thanks OP!
Edited by: "Atlantise" 11th Nov
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