Meet the Nikon D6

Nikon Unveils the D6 with the 'Most Powerful AF System in Nikon History'

Nikon Unveils the D6 with the 'Most Powerful AF System in Nikon History'

After a development announcement past year and a lackluster teaser campaign, Nikon has lastly unveiled their newest flagship full-body DSLR for sports activities shooters and photojournalists: The Nikon D6. Speaking of video, it's capped at 4K/30p recording, the same as the D5, but now comes with focus peaking. By comparison, Canon's new 1DX Mark III can shoot at 16 fps with the mechanical shutter, or 20 fps in electronic shutter mode at full resolution.

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.

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Its highlight features are a new AF system, which Nikon claims to be its most powerful yet, and fast in-camera connections for speedy, real-time image transfer.

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

To give customers a different experience, the Nikon D6 flagship digital camera has an enhanced subject detection and tracking performance system that can capture the area around the subject with the help of 3D tracking.

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.

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It also comes with expanded focus detection range, increasing the detection area for single point AF and dynamic area AF, for easier focus on a subject even when outside the focus point. Nikon's new flagship improves on its forebear with industry-defining AF and versatile connectivity.

The maximum burst rate was increased from 12fps to 14fps with maximum AF / AE tracking.

Nikon D6 users will be able to set up to 17 special focus points in advance, depending on the subject they are taking. Stunningly clean image quality that shines in any light.

Other elements of the new DSLR worth mentioning include the ability to record in 4K UHD, along with a native ISO range of 100 to 102 400. Gigabit wired LAN support is also available (1000BASE-T) for faster transfer speeds. 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. The camera offers long-lasting battery life, delivering the safety net and energy-saving performance that pros need on daylong outings.

Besides that, the new Nikon pro DSLR offers built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global Positioning System support, as well as dual XQD or CFExpress card slots. Nikon has released a whole series of images taken with the D6, which you can see below. No matter the job, the client or the location, there's a NIKKOR lens, from the ultra-wide to the super-telephoto.

Nikon has additionally added a bunch of workflow enhancements for the professionals.

We're told, [rather loosely] that the new D6 will become available during this spring [2020] and that it will cost a cool £6,299. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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