Nikon D6

Nikon D6 had already been announced in September of last year, showing the full power of the most advanced and avant-garde SLR ever designed by the Japanese manufacturer. Now, after five months, we finally know the technical characteristics and the price at which it is offered on the market. Nikon D6 will be officially available for purchase starting this spring.

Needless to dwell on what are the best conditions in which to use this DSLR: all, in simple terms. Sports or panoramas, close-ups or images taken in low light doesn’t matter. A nice step forward compared to the D5 which was launched in January 2016, with 105 cross sensors all selectable with coverage at a higher density of 1.6x compared to the previous model.

Fast AF and built-in connections for fast “real-time” image transfer are two key elements available to the most demanding photographer. As Nikon herself points out, from this point of view the D6 “defines the industry standards”.

NIKON D6 – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

dimensions: 160x163c92mm
weight: about 1,450 grams with battery and two CFexpress memory cards (1,270 grams body only)
lens: Nikon F-Mount bayonet
sensor: FX, CMOS, 35.9×23.9mm
pixels: 21.33 million, 20.8 million effective
cleaning the image sensor
support: CFexpress type B and XQD | slot for 2 cards
reflex viewfinder with single pentaprism objective
frame coverage: FX approximately 100% both horizontal and vertical | 1.2x about 97% | DX about 97% | 5: 4 approximately 97% horizontal and 100% vertical 1: 1 approximately 95% horizontal and 100% vertical 16: 9 approximately 100% horizontal and 96% vertical
depth of field preview by pressing the Pv button
compatible lenses: G, E and D, AF NIKKOR, NIKKOR AI-P, DX, AI without CPU
mechanical shutter on the focal plane with vertical sliding with electronic control
installation: from 1/8000 to 30 seconds
ISO: 100 to 102400
105 AF points, each with cross sensors. You can choose between 105, 27 and 15
Live View (photos and videos)
video up to UHD 4K @ 30p
8cm TFT LCD touch monitor with 170 ° viewing angle, coverage of about 100%
USB-C
HDMI type C
3.5mm stereo mini-pin jack
Dual band 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2
EN-EL18c Li-ion battery

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Nikon insists on the strengths of its top-of-the-range DSLR: of course, the AF with 105 sensors allows you to obtain unprecedented tracking and an extremely precise scene recognition system, but other aspects such as

shutter speed in sequence up to 14fps
20.8MP full-frame CMOS sensor with an EXPEED 6 image processing processor
WiFi5, Bluetooth and integrated GPS connections
0.72x optical viewfinder
All with a simplified workflow to select and transfer images and improved ergonomics. Nikon D6 has a particularly robust camera body, thanks to which there must be no fear in using it even in extreme conditions.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Italian site did not disclose the price of the new SLR: pending an update, let’s rely on the US market:

availability: April 2020
price: $ 6,499.95 (body only)
More information on the technical specifications is available at the link in the EIA

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