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Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2

Portability
61
Imaging
79
Features
89
Overall
83
Nikon Z6 Mark II front
 
Pentax Optio WG-2 front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
37
Overall
38

Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 Key Specs

Nikon Z6 II
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase 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
  • Introduced October 2020
  • Earlier Model is Nikon Z6
Pentax WG-2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 192g - 122 x 61 x 30mm
  • Announced February 2012
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Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Nikon Z6 II versus Pentax WG-2, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the other is a Waterproof by companies Nikon and Pentax. There exists a large gap between the sensor resolutions of the Z6 II (25MP) and WG-2 (16MP) and the Z6 II (Full frame) and WG-2 (1/2.3") provide different sensor size.

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The Z6 II was announced 8 years later than the WG-2 and that is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Nikon Z6 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax WG-2 being a Compact camera.

Before getting right into a more detailed comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the Z6 II scores versus the WG-2 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 II over the Pentax WG-2

 Z6 II WG-2 
AnnouncedOctober 2020February 2012Fresher by 106 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2100k460kClearer display (+1640k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax WG-2 over the Nikon Z6 II

 WG-2 Z6 II 

Common features in the Nikon Z6 II and Pentax WG-2

 Z6 II WG-2 
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry your camera often, you have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Nikon Z6 II has external measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") and a weight of 705 grams (1.55 lbs) and the Pentax WG-2 has proportions of 122mm x 61mm x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2") along with a weight of 192 grams (0.42 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are using at the time. Below is a front view size comparison of the Z6 II and the WG-2.

Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Z6 II and WG-2 is 61 and 91 respectively.

Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is tough to picture the difference between sensor sizing simply by going over technical specs. The visual underneath will help give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Z6 II and WG-2.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras have different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Z6 II with its larger sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Nikon Z6 II will deliver more detail with its extra 9 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more modern Z6 II should have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Portrait photography camera
Pentax WG-2 as a Portrait photography camera
87
has manual focus
excellent MP (25 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
comes with face detection focus
exports RAW files
41
you can focus manually
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
features face detect focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Street photography details
Pentax WG-2 Street photography details
79
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW files
offers touch focus
weather proofing
above average high ISO (51,200)
54
environment sealing
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Sports photography highlights
Pentax WG-2 Sports photography highlights
83
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent MP (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect auto focus
terrible battery power (410 per charge)
38
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
environment sealing
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z6 II Travel photography information
Pentax WG-2 Travel photography information
66
weather proofing
has bluetooth
offers touch focus
excellent MP (25 megapixels)
terrible battery power (410 shots)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
71
environment sealing
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (28mm)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax WG-2 as a Landscape photography camera
83
has manual focus
change lenses (Nikon Z mount)
decent sized screen (3.2")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent MP (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
above average high ISO (51,200)
exports RAW files
weather proofing
two card slots
terrible battery power (410 per charge)
47
you can focus manually
reasonably wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
environment sealing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon Z6 II as a Vlogging camera
Pentax WG-2 as a Vlogging camera
36
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes external microphone socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
30
reasonably wide (28mm)
features face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
missing mic jack
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Nikon Z6 II vs Pentax WG-2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 II and Pentax WG-2
 Nikon Z6 Mark IIPentax Optio WG-2
General Information
Company Nikon Pentax
Model type Nikon Z6 Mark II Pentax Optio WG-2
Category Pro Mirrorless Waterproof
Introduced 2020-10-14 2012-02-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 23.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 25MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 6048 x 4024 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 51200 6400
Max enhanced ISO 204800 -
Min native ISO 100 125
RAW support
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 273 9
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon Z fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-5.5
Macro focusing range - 1cm
Total lenses 15 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 2,100 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - Widescreen TFT color LCD with anti-reflective coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 14.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 5.40 m
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, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/200s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported 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 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 705 grams (1.55 lb) 192 grams (0.42 lb)
Physical dimensions 134 x 101 x 70mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.8") 122 x 61 x 30mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 1.2")
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 shots 260 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media CFexpress Type B / XQD SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Storage slots 2 1
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