While Nikon’s new Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera is the Z Series flagship, the cheaper Z6 is designed to be a low-light powerhouse. Bulgarian filmmaker and photographer Marin Marinov got to test a pre-production Nikon Z6, and he ended up shooting this 1-minute short film titled “Dreaming.”
“One day a guy came home and gave me a camera. He just said it’s top secret mirrorless full-frame Nikon… so I thought, why not try what’s it capable of,” Marinov writes. “I’ve been shooting Nikons for years, but really wasn’t impressed with video quality. [The] Nikon Z6 happen[s] to be pretty nice for video. It competes well with its Sony and Pana counterparts with an added bonus: 10bit output from a full frame sensor.”
The night shots were captured in N-log with the Atomos Ninja Inferno while the daytime shots were captured internally in Nikon’s flat profile.
“It was really dark for shooting, despite the bright moon,” Marinov says. His film is a beautiful early look at what the Z6 can do in low-light environments illuminated only by moonlight and fire.
Image credits: Video and still frames by Marin Marinov