NIKON D6 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY SUMMARY
Nikon introduce their latest flagship DSLR camera in the form of the D6 body. A fully rounded, professional solution that is applicable to the rigours of daily photography work, from news to sports and high-profile events.
The 20.8MP full-frame CMOS sensor comes with a highly efficient EXPEED 6 image processor for faster operation across the board and an ultrawide ISO 100-102400 range, which can be expanded down to ISO50 for further dynamic range and low noise levels. A simplified workflow allows the viewing and transfer of shots via the 3.2 inch touch sensitive monitor through Wi-Fi connections or wired LAN for mission-critical work. Dual card slots accept XQD and CFexpress cards, the fastest available on the market today.
Add to the package a fully weatherproofed, robust body, compatible with trusted Kensington locks and the D6 ticks the boxes for every working professional. The vast array of professional quality Nikon DSLR lenses available ensure that working photographers will have all the tools necessary to compliment this body.
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NIKON D6 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY IN DETAIL
The new flagship D6 DSLR from Nikon brings ever faster workflow, power and reliability to the working professional. A truly dependable imaging solution has been designed to fit the demands of professionals, no matter the assignment. The new D6 brings overall faster operating speeds, while increasing the accuracy of areas such as the AF system, along with a host of connectivity options.
Speedy Sensor and image Processor
At the heart of the D6 is a 20.8MP full-frame CMOS sensor working alongside the latest EXPEED 6 image processor. A 180K-pixel RGB sensor, along with ISO 100-102400, expandable to ISO50-3 280 000 ensures images and video have the widest dynamic range, but also the lowest noise levels at even the highest ISO levels.
Industry Defining autofocus System
The camera AF system is now faster and more accurate than ever, featuring 105 all-selectable cross-type sensors. The central focus point is sensitive down to -4.5 EV, while all the points have a value of -4 EV. A wide range of F-mount lenses are catered for with the system, which have more accuracy with smaller apertures such as f/8 compatible with 15 AF points. The phase detection AF provides many different tracking areas, which can be easily selected on camera or via the rear screen, which include Siangle point AF, dynamic-area AF (9 -, 25 -, 49 -, 105 point), 3D-tracking, group-area AF (standard, C1 or C2) and auto-area AF.
The contrast detect autofocus system works for more general areas, which include Face-detection AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF and subject-tracking AF. The focus starting point can also be selected when shooting in Auto-Area AF, while a subject’s eyes can take priority when using Auto-Area AF or 3D tracking.
The metering range covers -3 to 20 EV matrix or center weighted metering, with f/1.4 lens at ISO100. Various metering methods cover both stills and video recording using matrix, centre weighted, spot and highlight metering, with a scene recognition system using both the metering and image sensors.
Speed of Execution
A professional level imaging solution will always need rapidfire speed, which the D6 brings with 14fps with full AF/AE and 10.5fps with AE tracking when using Silent Photography mode.
Speed of workflow has also been increased with picture controls to add a defined look to images in camera. Neutral, vivid, monochrome, portrait and creative picture control all provide a finalised rendering without the need for additional software.
The D6 supplies many options to transfer data or control any aspect of the camera. Built-in 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, with wireless LAN comes as standard, along with Bluetooth and built-in GPS facilities. LAN facilities support the 1000BASE-T standard and are now 15% faster than the D5 model. Location data can also be transferred covering support for GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia) and QZSS (Japan).
A crystal clear view of the frame is a given with the D6, having a 0.72x optical viewfinder with OLED elements, which can also display role and pitch indicators with 100% magnification. metering and exposure settings are easily displayed, as with AF point selection.
Dual card slots are available which benefit from accepting the fastest read/write and transfer speeds from XQD and CFexpress cards. The dual card slots can be easily configured for overflow data, or even backup storage, with a variety of options of how data is written to each memory card.
Video facilities on the camera come with a wide range of options starting with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and 4k UHD at 30p. HD video is also available up to 60p, outputted to the MOV/MP4 formats. Electronic vibration reduction is also available with the HD modes, along with focus peaking, timelapse movies, racketeering, exposure, smoothang functions and silent mode. Video can also be monitored via the HDMI output, along with a built-in stereo microphone and speakers or through the external stereo microphone or headphone connectors.
NIKON D6 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY SAMPLE IMAGES
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E
Focal length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2500th sec
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G
Focal length: 14mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000th sec
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Focal length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/5000th sec
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E
Focal length: 29mm
Shutter Speed: 1/8th sec
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E
Focal length: 120mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3200th sec
WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED IN THE BOX?
- EN-EL 18c reachargeable Li ion Battery
- EH 6c AC Adapter
- SanDisk extreme Pro 512GB CFast 2.0
- Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone
- SB-5000 Speedlight RF
NIKON D6 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA BODY SPECIFICATIONS
|FX, CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
|4K UHD at 30p
|8-cm (3.2 in.), Approx. 2359k-dot XGA, TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170 ° viewing angle
|Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
|IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac. Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2
|Nikon F mount
|CFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards
|Approx. 160 x 163 x 92 mm
|Approx. 1450g, with battery and two CFexpress memory cards