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

Ruben Fields
February 15, 2020

After a development announcement a year ago and a lackluster teaser campaign, Nikon has finally unveiled their latest flagship full-frame DSLR for sports shooters and photojournalists: the Nikon D6. As such, burst shooting is boosted to 14 fps (up from 12 fps on the D5) with the mechanical shutter and 10.5 fps with the silent shooting electronic shutter in live view mode.

Robert Harmon, Interim Head of Commercial Planning, Nikon UK, told PhotoBite: "The D6 is a phenomenal successor to the Nikon D5". These cameras have to capture ultra-high-speed action, often in the most hard weather and lighting conditions, with utter reliability, predictability and precision.

Interestingly, the total number of AF points has gone down from 153 to 105, but, all of these are now selectable and all are the more accurate cross-type.

Not exclusively does the D6 makes use of a "triple-sensor association" for each focus level to attain protection that's "roughly 1.6x denser" than the D5, the AF system can be far more customizable. The new system offers an increased range of selectable Group-Area AF patterns, another Nikon innovation, to allow detailed optimisation for different subjects and users.

While Nikon develops its new flagship camera, it seems that it has given more importance to photography than video. The special thing about Nikon D6 is that it has been launched with the most advanced autofocus system ever.

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MELVILLE, NY (February 11, 2020) - Today, Nikon Inc. has unveiled the D6, a new professional-grade DSLR built for those in need of extreme reliability and ultimate performance. This is possible to due the new 180K-pixel RGB sensor and EXPEED 6 image-processing engine. Additionally, the D6's ISO ranges from 100 to 102,400, which is expandable of up to 3.2 million if required in order to capture low-light shots.

It supports the same 1000BASE-T Ethernet standard as the D5, with an approximate 15% increase in transmission speed. The camera's high-resolution displays now offer improved visibility and readability, and the D6 maintains the tough body that made the D5 such a firm favourite among pro shooters. Nikon has released a whole series of images taken with the D6, which you can see below.

And, as we were hoping, there are now dual card slots in the D6 supporting both XQD and CFExpress cards. The D6 is also compatible with Nikon's line of creative Speedlights, offering extra creative freedom to enhance natural light and add artistry and drama to any scene.

The Nikon D6 will hit store shelves in April for a suggested retail price of $6,500, body-only.

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