From hard news to international sports, the Nikon D6 answers the demands of professionals who need the ultimate combination of speed and accuracy. With Nikon’s most powerful AF system yet and fast, real-time image transfer, this full-frame DSLR will deliver incredible shots of defining moments. Full-frame FX mount.
All that experience and planning – it all comes together when the camera you’re using can respond to any eventuality and withstand any extreme. With its new AF engine, EXPEED 6 processing, tough body, and fast in-camera connections, this DSLR lets you deliver flawless images from anywhere. You can’t control the action, the lighting, or the environment, but you can control the D6.
Tenacious focusing performance
A dedicated AF engine that’s faster than ever before. An arrangement of 105 all-selectable cross-type sensors with 1.6x higher density coverage than the D5. Group-Area AF with more custom settings for unparalleled tracking. An improved scene recognition system for next-level subject acquisition. The D6 gives you more ways to anticipate and catch the action than ever before.
Nail the winning shot
An increased range of selectable Group-Area AF patterns let you optimize your AF setup for any job. Avoid fixed obstacles, such as tennis nets, in your line of sight and nail more clean shots of the action.
Prioritise the eyes
The D6 is the first DSLR to let you prioritise focusing on your subject’s eyes when using Auto-Area AF or 3D tracking.
Anticipate the action
With the D6, you can define the focus starting point when shooting in Auto-Area AF. Information from all 105 focus points is used to acquire and track your subject: you’re free to concentrate on the framing.
Excel in any light
Tracking is phenomenally precise, even under the toughest lighting conditions. AF sensitivity down to -4.5 EV at the central focus point, and -4 EV at all other points lets you follow the action into the night.
Extreme precision and speed
When the action’s fast and you only have one chance to land the shot, the D6 lets you harness burst rates of up to 14 fps with full AF/AE. The camera’s re-designed mirror mechanism significantly reduces bounce for a sharper, more stable viewfinder image.
You can shoot full-resolution images at up to 10.5 fps with AE tracking in Silent Photography mode. Silent time-lapse movie shooting and interval timer photography are also possible using the electronic shutter.
High-speed frame capture
Want to show the moves within the moves? In Movie Live View, the D6 lets you shoot 8 MP still image sequences at 30 fps and 2 MP still image sequences at 60 fps. Full AE tracking is available at both frame rates.
It starts with a great shot
When you’re working down to the wire, the quality of the files coming straight from the camera is critical. The D6 delivers exceptionally clean images, and a new Auto White Balance algorithm delivers phenomenal colour accuracy and skin tones. Dynamic range is exceptional at both high and low ISO values. Inside the stadium or out on the slopes, the winning shot is yours.
The 0.72x optical viewfinder with OLED elements lets you attain pin-sharp subject confirmation, with no delay. Roll and pitch indicators display in the viewfinder.
Pre-programed recall settings now include those for white balance, AF patterns, and AF lock-on.
Versatile card slots
You can simultaneously record JPEG+ and JPEG images to the dual slots, which accept CFexpress or XQD cards. Easily allocate small or medium JPEGs to the secondary card slot ready for faster image transfer.
Faster transfers, streamlined workflows
Incorporating feedback from the field, the D6 makes it quick and simple to send images on the spot. Fast in-camera Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections let you get the best images out there immediately. And you can check, select, and prioritise key shots via the sharp and precise touch-sensitive monitor. Transfer speeds are fastest in the field, and don’t slow down while you’re shooting.
Select, confirm, transfer
More ways to select images for transfer give you the edge when every second counts. Use the primary card slot to confirm focus in the larger JPEG+ image, then switch to the second card slot to transfer small or medium JPEGs quickly. Unwanted images can be deleted from both slots simultaneously.
Copyright, ratings and voice memos can be saved and then applied to images via simple upwards or downwards flick movements. When sorting images, you can delete images and their voice memos, or voice memos only. During playback, you can filter files according to protection, rating, and transfer status.
Prioritise the winning shot
Send your best shots to the top of the queue when transferring images to a PC via wired LAN or via the camera’s Wi-Fi connection. You can prioritise images during playback using flick operation or an FN button.
Upload images to social media right from trackside. When connected via Bluetooth, the camera can transfer images to a smart device with the SnapBridge app installed. The smart device can also be used as a simple remote.
Connect to a computer via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi, or use the Nikon WT-6 wireless transmitter (not included) to connect to a wireless network over a distance of up to 200m (according to Nikon’s tests). The WT-6 supports wireless LAN IEEE802.11ac and can be used as a remote receiver in HTTP mode.
Best speed in the field
Connect a network cable to the camera and transfer images directly to a PC or FTP server at blazing speeds. The camera’s wired LAN supports 1000BASE-T standard and achieves approx. 15 % faster communication than the acclaimed D5.
Adapt to any venue
Higher-resolution displays offer improved visibility and readability. Ergonomic improvements free up space and keep key ports easily accessible, even when shooting with a wireless transmitter attached.
The D6 is also compatible with trusted Kensington locks, so you can keep your cameras secure when working with multiple set-ups.
Take on any environment
From extremes of temperature and humidity, the D6 retains the robust body that made the D5 such a firm favourite among pros. When you’re shooting in a situation in which the last thing you want to worry about is your camera – you don’t have to.