Nikon’s D6 flagship DSLR is here

After a long time, Nikon has shared the details of its latest flagship DSLR, the D6. Rumors of a new Nikon camera were running uncontrolled throughout most of 2019, with the camera maker giving a stop to those in September 2019 by letting us know that the D6 was in process.

Five months forward and the highly awaited Nikon D6 has finally been officially announced. With a amazing spec sheet, the Nikon D6 is all set to give the Canon EOS 1D X Mark III plenty of competition. The Nikon D6 comes with a 20.8MP sensor, providing the same resolution as the D5, but it now comes with a new Expeed 6 processor and provides up to 14fps burst shooting with ‘E-type’ lenses. Switch into live view, and the D6 will shoot silently at up to 10.5fps at full resolution, photographers can also go for 30fps for 8MP files and 60fps for 2MP files if required. The native ISO range covers values of 100 to 102,400, with an increase range up to 3.2 million. Possibly the biggest change for Nikon users is an all-new autofocus system. Though the total number of focus points has went down from 153 to 105, now all the focus points can be selected and cross-type, and each uses a ‘triple-sensor arrangement. Nikon also claims that the detection area for single focus points and groups is enlarged, so focus can still be attained even if the subject changes slightly outside the zone in use. In terms of video, the D6 proceeds to offer 4K/30p recording, but now provides with focus peaking and an option for MP4 recording.

The D6 is Nikon’s first professional DSLR which will not support Compact Flash media, like the D5. The D6 will come with dual XQD / CFExpress card slots. There have been some other changes as well, including a maximum exposure time of 30 minutes, the choice to shoot different quality or sizes of JPEGs to different cards. The Nikon D6 also offers Wi-Fi with Bluetooth and GPS.. The D6 has gigabit ethernet like the D5, but Nikon is claiming 15% faster transfer speeds. Weight has increased a little, from 1405g to 1440g including battery and memory cards. The Nikon D6 will be available April of 2020 with a suggested retail price of $6499.95 USD.