After a development announcement last 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. If the Canon 1D X Mark III was all about velocity and video efficiency, the Nikon D6 appears to have doubled down on focus efficiency and professional “workflow” options.
At its core, the D6 makes use of the identical 20.8MP decision full-frame CMOS sensor as its predecessor that maxes out on the identical 4K/30p when taking pictures video. Also, you won’t discover any on-sensor part detect factors for improved Live View capabilities. As an alternative, the hero-function of this new digicam is the brand new 105-level all-cross-sort AF system that Nikon is looking “essentially the most highly effective AF system in Nikon’s historical past.”
Not solely 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.
Group AF now helps as much as 17 customized focus level preparations that customers can pre-set relying on the topic they’re capturing, and one thing known as “expanded focus detection vary” will increase the detection space for single-level and dynamic space AF so you possibly can nonetheless nail focus even when your topic drifts your focus level outdoors.
Velocity has additionally been improved, with the maximum burst price elevated from 12fps to 14fps with full AF/AE monitoring, or 10.5fps in “silent mode” utilizing the digital shutter. You too can pull stills from video by urgent down the curtain throughout Movie Mode, permitting you to “shoot” as much as 60fps in Full HD (2MP), or 30fps in 4K UHD (8MP).
Nikon has additionally added a bunch of workflow enhancements for the professionals. There’s constructed-in 2.4, and 5GHz WiFi, a USB-C port and twin CFExpress card slots permit for a lot quicker knowledge switch, recall capturing capabilities allow you to assign a mix of settings to a single button, JPEG features provide the capacity to concurrently file two JPEG photographs at entirely different dimension and high-quality environments, and there are a complete of 14 customizable buttons.
Lastly, within the sturdiness class, the digital camera is made to the identical skilled commonplace because of the D5 earlier than it, which includes a magnesium alloy physique that’s “extensively climate-sealed” to guard you from parts.