Published: Sat, February 15, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Nikon D6 Flagship DSLR Hits Oz In March

Nikon D6 Flagship DSLR Hits Oz In March

First teased last September, we finally have more information on the Nikon D6 pro DSLR, including its release date.

The 20.8-megapixel resolution has been chosen to deliver high image quality at high ISO settings and enable very fast burst modes of up to 14fps with full auto-exposure and AF tracking, and 10.5fps in Silent Photography mode, also with AF tracking.

As for video capture, the camera offers up to 16:9 4K 30p video recordings with focus peaking and MP4 format support.

The autofocus system boasts 105 all-selectable cross-type sensors, with AF sensitivity down to -4.5 EV at the central focus point and -4 EV at all other points. Nikon's new flagship improves on its forebear with industry-defining AF and versatile connectivity. Get that champion shot: The D6 allows users to define the focus starting point when shooting in Auto-Area AF and prioritise focusing on a subject's eyes when using Auto-Area AF or 3D tracking.

According to Nikon, the D6 has "decisive power, faster workflow (and) absolute reliability" so that professional sports photographers don't have to worry about missing key moments. One can also capture clear 8-megapixel stills at 30 fps and the 2-megapixel stills at 60 fps. All points are selectable and users can also take advantage of 17 custom Group Area AF arrangements.

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

The 20.8MP sensor has been created to produce sharp, impeccable shots even at high ISOs which, like the D5, can be extended from the native 100-102,400 to a whopping 50-3,280,000.

The D6 excels in connectivity and supports the same 1000BASE-T Ethernet standard as the D5, with an approximate 15% increase in transmission speed.

Endless Lens Choices: By pairing the D6 with Nikon's extremely diverse selection of F-Mount NIKKOR telephoto lenses, professionals have the most advanced imaging solution in Nikon's history. 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.

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. 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.

As expected the Nikon D6 does not come cheap, with the body retailing for $6 499 (~R95 864) in the States when it is expected to arrive in April.We do not have confirmed local pricing or availability, but we have seen the D6 up for pre-order (no price) on sites like Outdoorphoto.

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