Nikon launches the D6 flagship DSLR
The D6 FX-format DSLR is Nikon’s latest flagship aimed at professional sports photographers and photojournalists. It’s constructed using magnesium alloy to provide it a dust-resistant and drip-resistant body.
The Nikon D6 features a 20.8MP CMOS sensor, an EXPEED 6 processor, and the most powerful AF sensor to date, with a 105-point AF system that all use cross-type sensors. Compared to its predecessor, the AF sensor on the D6 is 1.6 times denser, and can support three times more selectable cross-type focus points. It’s capable of shooting up to 14 fps in full resolution, with all focus points working together resulting in improved subject-tracking performance. The D6 also has a detection range of -4.5EV to 20EV and an ISO range of 100-102,400 that can be extended up to 3,280,000.
As for video capabilities, the Nikon D6 can capture 4K UHD resolution up to 30FPS, FHD resolution up to 60FPS, and HD resolution up to 60FPS. Video files are compressed via H.246 or MPEG-4 encoding and saved as MOV or MP4 files.
The D6 also allows users to optimize their post-shooting workflow. With the new flick operation, photographers can choose which shots to edit and put the current photo on top of the list. It can also capture two JPEG images at the same time – one for transmission and another for editing. The D6 also supports the 1000BASE-T Ethernet standard available on the D5. Other features include WiFi functionality, SnapBridge compatibility, GPS, a 3.2-inch monitor capable of 170° viewing angle, and 11 levels of brightness.
The Nikon D6 supports NIKKOR F mount lenses and is available for pre-order on their official USA website for USD 6,499.95 (body only).