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Nikon Video Contest Challenges Creators to ”Follow Your Passion” for a Chance to Win $25,000 and a Nikon Z 6 Filmmakers’ Kit

Wednesday May 15, 2019. 10:22 PM , from Digital Pro Sound
The Nikon Z 6
Filmmakers’ Kit “Test Drive” Rental Program Provides the Opportunity
to Create Your Own Contest Entry and Discover Why Everyone is Talking About the
Incredibly Capable Z 6

NY – Today, Nikon
Inc. announced the “Follow Your Passion” video contest, which encourages
content creators across the United States to capture their passion using a
Nikon Z series mirrorless camera. Entrants can submit a short film for a chance
to win a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit and up to $25,000 in prize money.

To enter, users are
invited to submit a video project from 3 to 5 minutes in length, captured with
a Nikon Z 6 or Z 7, showcasing their passion through filmmaking. Interested
participants can submit videos starting on Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday,
August 31, 2019.

Nikon is also giving
users the chance to discover why the Nikon Z series is a new star in
small-footprint productions with the Nikon “Test Drive” Program. This Nikon Z 6
Filmmaker’s Kit rental program, available at approximately 138 retailer
locations nationwide, will provide more creators with the opportunity to
experience first-hand what the Nikon Z series is capable of. Through this
program, consumers can rent a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit from a participating
retailer for up to $99.95* for three days or up to $149.95* for one-week. This
program offers an extremely cost-effective way for consumers to capture their
contest submission, or simply to explore their passion for filmmaking.
Additional information, including a list of participating retailers can be
found at

“Whether you’re a
seasoned filmmaker, an aspiring creator, or a stills shooter eager to explore
the world of video, this is the contest that will give you a chance to follow
your passion, share it with the world and potentially be rewarded for your
work,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “The Nikon Z
series offers an extensive video feature set that opens up a world of
possibilities for filmmakers; and with the Test Drive program, Nikon makes it
easy to explore those possibilities.”

The first, second and
third place winners of the Nikon “Follow Your Passion” Z series video contest
will each receive a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit worth approximately $4,000.
Additionally, the first and second place winners will take home $25,000 and
$10,000 in prize money, respectively.

Full contest details,
including rules can be found by visiting

The Nikon Z for Video

The versatile Nikon Z
7 and Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras are ideal for content creators who are
serious about filmmaking. Both Z series cameras capture full-frame 4K Ultra HD
video and come equipped with fast hybrid AF systems, 5-axis in-body
image stabilization and Nikon-designed FX-format BSI CMOS image
sensors that deliver outstanding image quality and powerful video
performance. These cameras also offer advanced features for videographers,
including focus peaking, time-code, 10-bit output with N-Log via HDMI, along
with stellar sharpness, low-light ability and dynamic range.

The Nikon Z 6
Filmmaker’s Kit pairs the powerfully cinematic Z 6 with a NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4
S lens, Mount Adapter FTZ, MOZA Air 2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer, RODE
VideoMic Pro+ Microphone, Atomos Ninja V 4K Recording Monitor and more,
allowing users to unlock the camera’s full video potential.

For more information
on the latest Nikon equipment, including the Nikon Z series and Nikon Z 6
Filmmaker’s Kit, please visit

About Nikon

Nikon Inc. is a world
leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture
technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design
and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual
storytelling and content creation. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and
professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system
accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software
products, as well as the revolutionary Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras and
NIKKOR Z lenses, which achieve a new dimension in optical performance. In 2018,
Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced the production
of 110 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of
superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit, which links all levels of photographers and visual
storytellers to the Web’s most comprehensive learning and sharing communities.
Connect with Nikon on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, and Flickr.

*Rental fees are
subject to applicable taxes and are available only from participating Nikon
Authorized Dealers. Rental product availability is subject to participating
Nikon Authorized Dealers inventory and may be limited. Rental product must be
picked up and dropped off at participating Nikon Authorized Dealer’s retail
store physical location. A Nikon Authorized Dealers participation in this offer
may be discontinued at the dealer’s discretion. Nikon Authorized Dealers set
their own selling prices and rental fees, each of which may vary. Offer valid
only in the 50 United States. Participating Nikon Authorized Dealers additional
terms and conditions applicable to rental products may apply.

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