Decisive power. Faster workflow. Absolute reliability.
Like every Nikon flagship camera that has come before it, the D6 holds nothing back. Featuring Nikon's most powerful AF system to date for capturing every heart-pounding, pivotal moment, the D6 is an uncompromising workhorse that lives up to every professional demand in any environment. And because every second counts in the field, the D6 is loaded with new time-saving workflow enhancements and advanced customization options. The moments that define us, that show what we’re capable of, the ones that live on, are waiting to be captured with a Nikon D6 DSLR.
The most powerful AF in Nikon's history.
The D6 breaks new ground in AF performance, outclassing the highly acclaimed AF system of its predecessor, the D5. A new high density, 105-point fully selectable, all cross-type sensor AF system, allows photographers to set focus almost anywhere in the frame without recomposing. A reimagined focus point layout reduces non-AF-sensitive areas with a triple sensor arrangement for each individual focus point resulting in 1.6x more AF coverage*, even with moving subjects in high speed shooting modes.
Image quality that shines in any light.
The stellar combination of the D6's high-resolution 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor and state-of-the-art EXPEED 6 image-processing engine enables class-leading ISO's up to 102,400 (expandable to ISO 3,280,000) for glorious image quality in the widest range of lighting conditions and shooting scenarios. The profound levels of sensitivity and resolution achieved by the D6 greatly reduce low light noise and improve AF detection over the D5.
Turbo-charged by EXPEED 6.
The D6 is powered by Nikon’s fastest, most comprehensive image processing engine to date, EXPEED 6. It’s the brains behind the camera’s stunning photo and video quality, AF power, low-light performance, noise suppression, distortion control, image clarity, color reproduction and more.
Fast and reliable 14 fps continuous shooting.
For capturing the most electrifying of moments during high speed sports and action, the D6 can shoot a remarkable 14 fps for up to 200 continuous shots at JPEG fine quality*. Its beautifully clear optical viewfinder allows real-time confirmation of the composition while its highly dependable mechanical shutter eliminates any concern of banding or flickering at high speeds—crucial under professional environments where every moment matters.
*When using E-type lenses, in CH mode and at shutter speed 1/250 second or faster.
Silent when discretion counts.
When camera noise can be a potential distraction, switching to Live View allows you to get every shot utilizing the D6's full 20.8MP at up to 10.5fps in complete silence.*
*AF is locked on the first frame while AE tracks. Rolling shutter distortion may occur.
Advanced scene recognition for intelligent exposure.
Working in harmony with the D6’s dedicated AF and EXPEED 6 image-processing engines, a 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System identifies various aspects of the scene and makes fine adjustments to ensure complete accuracy in auto exposure, autofocus, auto white balance and more.
The extremely robust and durable D6 is constructed with incredibly strong, yet remarkably lightweight magnesium alloy to stand up to the toughest professional demands while maintaining high electromagnetic-shielding and heat-emission performance. The shutter unit has been tested for 400,000 cycles.
Pro-grade weather sealing.
Extensive sealing of joined sections ensures Nikon's most comprehensive resistance to dust and water droplets, designed to keep out the elements so photographers can continue to shoot with the utmost confidence.
High-resolution monitor with full touch control.
Outfitted with a beautiful 2360k-dot high-resolution, fully touch-operable 3.2-inch LCD, interfacing with the D6 is as intuitive as using a smartphone.
Dual CFexpress card slots.
The D6's dual, future-proof card slots are compatible with both CFexpress and XQD cards. Set them up for overflow, backup, separating RAW+JPEG or JPEG photos of different sizes. Files can be copied between cards or played back from either card.
Focus stacking made easy.
For images where focus throughout the entire composition is essential—product and jewelry photography, landscapes—Focus Shift Mode automatically takes a series of images while continuously adjusting the focus position (up to 300 shots).*
*Final image compositing requires third-party software.
Impressive video capability.
The D6 is up to the challenge when video content is part of the assignment. Capture beautifully-detailed 16:9 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) with an angle of view approx. 1.5x lens focal length. 60p Full HD for exciting, over cranked action or smooth slow-motion in post. Plus, a host of helpful capture tools like focus peaking, zebra stripes, timecode and electronic VR.
Sensor Resolution: 20.8 megapixels
Sensor: 35mm Full-frame CMOS
Video Resolution: 4K
Continuous Shooting Speed: 14fps
Auto Focus Points: 105
Shutter Speed: 30sec - 1/8,000sec
ISO Sensitivity: 100 - 102,400 (expandable to 3,280,000)
Screen Size: 3.2"
Recording Media: Dual CFexpress
Frame Rate: 60p
Audio Inputs: 3.5mm stereo minijack
Flash Rotation: Nikon F
Power Source: EN-EL18C battery
Weatherproof: Weather resistant
What's In the Box
UC-E24 USB cable
DK-27 eyepiece adapter
DK-17F fluorine-coated finder eyepiece
BF-1B body cap
BS-3 accessory shoe cover
BL-6 battery chamber cover
HDMI/USB cable clip