Z 6/Z 6II and Z 7/Z 7II Raw® Video Output Upgrade

Upgrade your Z 6/Z 6II or Z 7/Z 7II camera to output ProRes Raw and Blackmagic Raw footage directly from the image sensor to a compatible external capture device*. (Requires you to ship your camera to Nikon.)

$199.95 + shipping

Free for Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit owners

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How it works


Carefully pack and ship your Z 6/Z 6II or Z 7/Z 7II body to Nikon’s Service Department using your preferred carrier.


Nikon will upgrade your camera and perform a free clean and check service within 48 hours of receiving it.


Once the upgrade is complete, you’ll have your camera back within about 3 business days.

What is ProRes Raw?

ProRes Raw combines the flexibility of raw video with the incredible performance of the Apple® ProRes codec, allowing you to edit and grade pristine video with raw data straight from the full frame camera sensor—without slowing down your edit. It also provides maximum flexibility for adjusting the look of your video, while extending brightness and shadows.

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What is Blackmagic Raw?

Blackmagic Raw is a new and very modern codec that’s easy to use and much better quality than popular video formats, but with all the benefits of Raw recording. Featuring multiple new technologies, such as a new advanced de-mosaic algorithm, Blackmagic Raw gives you visually lossless images that are ideal for high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows.

Supported by the latest external capture devices

Z 6/Z 6II and Z 7/Z 7II must be connected to a compatible external capture device to export RAW footage.

Deeper blacks, brighter whites

Raw Video Output preserves the deepest black to the brightest white and every color in between from your Z 6/Z 6II or Z 7/Z 7II image sensor. Combined with those sensors’ vast dynamic range, Raw Video Output delivers the fullest spectrum of color imaginable—ideal for HDR content creation.

Faster transfer rates and rendering

Raw Video Output has a much smaller data footprint than Uncompressed 12-bit raw footage. Transfer, render, and export faster, and fit more 4k UHD footage on compatible hard drives with smaller files than standard raw formats.


  • Z 6 Body
  • Z 6 24-70mm f/4 Kit
  • Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit
  • Z 6II Body
  • Z 6II 24-70mm f/4 Kit
  • Z 7 Body
  • Z 7 24-70mm f/4 Kit
  • Z 7II Body
  • Z 7II 24-70mm f/4 Kit

You may send all eligible Z series cameras that you own. Please note that Nikon will charge a fee for each camera upgraded, as noted below.

Raw Video is for the serious videographer who desires enhanced control over the final output of their video files.

Raw Video Output enables you to import, edit and grade pristine video with raw data straight from the camera sensor. These raw files provide enhanced flexibility for adjusting the look of your video while extending brightness and shadow detail—the ideal combination for HDR workflows.

Nikon Inc. cannot guarantee that your original camera settings will be preserved after the Raw Video Output Upgrade. We recommend that you use the Save/Load Settings feature of your Z 6/Z 6II or Z 7/Z 7II camera to save these settings to an empty memory card. Once your camera is returned to you, you can re-load these settings using the same Save/Load Settings feature. Please note: Nikon will not be responsible for any corruption, deletion, loss, or other damages of or to the data or images saved on a memory card or camera memory.

If you own a Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit, the Raw Video Output Upgrade will be performed free of charge. If you own any Z 7 or Z 6 product other than the Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit, the fee for the Raw Video Output Upgrade is $199.95 (+shipping) per camera.

Yes. You will need to ship your product to Nikon at your own expense using your preferred carrier.

Only Nikon authorized service technicians are authorized to make this upgrade.

We recommend you update your camera to the latest firmware before sending in your camera. In addition, please see the above regarding saving your settings.

If you are not in the U.S. please check your local Nikon website to receive information about this upgrade. Only cameras sold by Nikon Inc. and purchased by you from a Nikon Authorized Dealer are eligible for this upgrade from Nikon Inc. All U.S. residents’ products must be shipped to a valid U.S. mailing address. We cannot accept APO/FPO or PO Boxes for a shipping address.

Yes. You will be contacted by our service department.

Once Nikon receives your product, we will inspect it and log it into our system within 1–5 business days. If there is a fee for your upgrade, we will email you a link to our secure approval website to enter your credit card information for payment. Once you approve the payment, our service technicians will perform the upgrade within 3 business days. Once the upgrade is completed, you will receive an email with a ground shipping tracking number. Depending on where you live, delivery could take up to 5 business days.

The ever-evolving, award-winning Z 6/Z 6II and Z 7/Z 7II.

Z 6

All-around performance.
All-around amazing.

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More power. More speed.
More possibilities.

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Z 7

Ultra-high resolution mirrorless
as it was meant to be.

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Intensive details.
Extraordinary results.

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*Blackmagic Raw® is a registered trademark of Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd.

*Compatible Atomos products as of December 2019 include Ninja V. See the Atomos website for a complete list and updates.

Ninja V® and Atomos® are registered trademarks of Atomos.

Apple® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Final Cut Pro® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

ProRes Raw® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.