The Nikon D6, presented on February 12 2020, replaces the D5 . In a context where Nikon is developing mainly its mirrorless Z cameras and focusing on a few high-end digital SLRs, this camera announced in September 2019 is a wise evolution of the Nikon pro camera. The D6 has two big advantages. The performance of its new autofocus system, and also the interface for transmitting images.
It has a non-stabilized 20.8 million pixel full-frame Nikon FX sensor, a video recording mode in 4K/30p recording, but with focus peaking and an option for MP4 recording, a burst mode at 14fps burst shooting with 'E-type' lenses (those with electromagnetically controlled diaphragms). In Live-View mode, the D6 will shoot silently at up to 10.5fps at full resolution; it has two slots for CFexpress or XQD cards, a 100% optical viewfinder with 0.72× magnification with OLED elements, a new Expeed 6 image processor, a 3.2 "rear screen, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) built-in modules, an improved dynamic range with sensitivity from 100 to 102,400 ISO, support for the 1000BASE-T standard for the cable network which offers transfers 15% faster than those of D5.
he D6 innovates with an improved AF system with 105 points all selectable and cross-type with an AF coverage 1.6x denser than that of the D5. It allows the focus on the subject's eyes in automatic AF mode or 3D tracking. The D6 is powered by an EN-EL18c battery.
The Nikon D6 is announced at the price of $ 6,499.95 body only.
It was to be available before the Tokyo Olympics in July 2020, but following the Covid-19 epidemic, these were delayed by a year.
Following this epidemic, the store availability of the Nikon D6 was also delayed.