Nikon's D6 flagship DSLR camera arrives in April for $6,500

Yolanda Curtis
February 15, 2020

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According to Nikon, the D6 has "decisive power, faster workflow (and) absolute reliability" so that professional sports photographers don't have to worry about missing key moments. As an alternative, the hero-function of this new digicam is the brand new 105-level all-cross-sort AF system that Nikon is looking "essentially the most highly effective AF system in Nikon's historical past".

"The D6 is purpose-built and inspired by the valuable feedback of professional users", said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President of Nikon Inc.


The Nikon D6 introduces an all-new autofocus system which reduces the number of points from 153 to 105, but making all of them cross-type and selectable. Therefore, allowing the D6 to still focus on a subject even if it moves slightly outside of the zone in use. Nikon's new flagship improves on its forebear with industry-defining AF and versatile connectivity. The D6 also demonstrates superior low-light AF performance. Fifteen of the more centrally located points are accurate to F8, and the center point can focus down to -4.5EV.

The maximum burst rate was increased from 12fps to 14fps with maximum AF / AE tracking. 60 fps and 8-megapixel images at 30 fps in Live View mode. Stunningly clean image quality that shines in any light.

The Nikon D6 will offer an ISO range of 100-102400 in standard mode, and ISO 50-3,280,000 in expanded mode. Additionally, ISO is expandable up to 3.2 million, giving photographers the ability to truly conquer the dark. It has a 20.8-megapixel full frame sensor with fewer megapixels than even a basic DSLR or mirrorless camera, yet comes with a price tag ten times higher.


The Nikon D6 has the tall body characteristic of pro sports cameras, with a high-capacity battery slung underneath, a third info display underneath the LCD and duplicate controls for vertical and horizontal shooting. There's constructed-in 2.4, and 5GHz WiFi, a USB-C port and twin CFExpress card slots permit for a lot quicker knowledge switch, recall capturing capabilities allow you to assign a mix of settings to a single button, JPEG features provide the capacity to concurrently file two JPEG photographs at entirely different dimension and high-quality environments, and there are a complete of 14 customizable buttons.

Endless Lens Choices: By pairing the D6 with Nikon's extremely diverse selection of F-Mount NIKKOR telephoto lenses, professionals have the most advanced imaging solution in Nikon's history.


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