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Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2

Portability
61
Imaging
77
Features
89
Overall
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Nikon Z6 Mark II front
 
Olympus Stylus SH-2 front
Portability
88
Imaging
41
Features
51
Overall
45

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 Key Specs

Nikon Z6 II
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Expand to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 705g - 134 x 101 x 70mm
  • Released October 2020
  • Replaced the Nikon Z6
Olympus SH-2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-600mm (F3.0-6.9) lens
  • 271g - 109 x 63 x 42mm
  • Revealed March 2015
  • Previous Model is Olympus SH-1
  • Updated by Olympus SH-3
Photography Glossary

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 Overview

On this page, we will be comparing the Nikon Z6 II and Olympus SH-2, former is a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Nikon and Olympus. There is a substantial difference between the image resolutions of the Z6 II (25MP) and SH-2 (16MP) and the Z6 II (Full frame) and SH-2 (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor dimensions.

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The Z6 II was brought out 5 years after the SH-2 which is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras have different body design with the Nikon Z6 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus SH-2 being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight to a complete comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the Z6 II scores vs the SH-2 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 II over the Olympus SH-2

 Z6 II SH-2 
RevealedOctober 2020March 2015Newer by 69 months
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen dimensions3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2100k460kCrisper screen (+1640k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus SH-2 over the Nikon Z6 II

 SH-2 Z6 II 

Common features in the Nikon Z6 II and Olympus SH-2

 Z6 II SH-2 
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon Z6 II features outside dimensions of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") with a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs) whilst the Olympus SH-2 has proportions of 109mm x 63mm x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7") and a weight of 271 grams (0.60 lbs).

Check out the Nikon Z6 II and Olympus SH-2 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are using at the time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the Z6 II compared to the SH-2.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the Z6 II and SH-2 is 61 and 88 respectively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its difficult to envision the gap between sensor dimensions purely by reading through specifications. The picture below will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the Z6 II and SH-2.

Plainly, both of these cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The Z6 II because of its bigger sensor will make shooting bokeh less difficult and the Nikon Z6 II will give you more detail having its extra 9MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots more aggressively. The younger Z6 II will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Portrait photography information
Olympus SH-2 Portrait photography information
86
has manual focus
great megapixels (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
features face detection focus
exports RAW formats
44
MP count good (16MP)
has face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Street photography information
Olympus SH-2 Street photography information
78
screen tilts
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
has focus via touch
weather sealing
above average ISO range (51,200)
70
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW formats
features touch focus
lighter than competition in class (271 grams)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Sports photography details
Olympus SH-2 Sports photography details
82
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great megapixels (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
features tracking autofocus
weather sealing
has phase detect auto focus
terrible battery power (410 per charge)
51
great zoom range (25-600mm 24.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
has tracking focus
good battery pack (380 shots)
lack of shutter priority mode
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon Z6 II
Travel photography with Olympus SH-2
66
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
has focus via touch
great megapixels (25MP)
terrible battery power (410 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
74
good battery pack (380 CIPA)
lighter than competition in class (271g)
features touch focus
MP count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (25mm)
very long reach (600mm)
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Landscape photography highlights
Olympus SH-2 Landscape photography highlights
82
has manual focus
change lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen size is decent (3.2 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great megapixels (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
above average ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
two card slots
terrible battery power (410 shots)
55
decently wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (380 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Vlogging details
Olympus SH-2 Vlogging details
36
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detection focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
has external microphone socket
screen is not selfie friendly
35
decently wide (25mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition in class (271g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
does not have selfie friendly display
doesn't have microphone port
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Nikon Z6 II vs Olympus SH-2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 II and Olympus SH-2
 Nikon Z6 Mark IIOlympus Stylus SH-2
General Information
Company Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Z6 Mark II Olympus Stylus SH-2
Class Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2020-10-14 2015-03-11
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - TruePic VII
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 858.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 25 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6048 x 4024 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 51200 6400
Max enhanced ISO 204800 -
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW format
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 273 -
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 25-600mm (24.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.0-6.9
Macro focusing distance - 3cm
Total lenses 15 -
Crop factor 1 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.2" 3"
Resolution of display 2,100 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/8000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 14.0fps 11.5fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 8.30 m (at ISO 3200)
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, redeye reduction, fill-in, off
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash sync 1/200s -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 56 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 705g (1.55 lb) 271g (0.60 lb)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 109 x 63 x 42mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 410 pictures 380 pictures
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - LI-92B
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage CFexpress Type B / XQD SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal Memory
Storage slots Dual Single
Price at release $1,997 $399