Nikon D6 Camera Body only, 20.8 Megapixels
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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 DSLR 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.
14 FPSContinuous Shooting
100-102,400ISO Expandable to 3,280,000
4K UHD3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p
The most powerful AF in Nikon's history.
The Nikon D6 breaks new ground in DSLR autofocus 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.
Precision focusing with 17 custom Group Area AF choices.
For reliable subject acquisition around distracting foreground objects like a net, player or other obstacle, sports photographers will find the D6's 17 selectable group Area AF patterns indispensable.
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 model greatly reduce low light noise and improve AF detection over the D5 camera.
Turbo-charged by EXPEED 6 processor.
The D6 is powered by Nikon’s fastest, most comprehensive image processing engine to date, EXPEED 6. It’s the brains behind the DSLR’s stunning photo and video quality, autofocus power, low-light performance, noise suppression, distortion control, image clarity, color reproduction and more.
D6 DSLR photo of a kayaker with a continuous burst group of thumbnail images of the scene
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.
Astounding 60 fps stills in video mode.
While the D6's remarkable 14 fps speed may be more than enough for most action photography, the D6 is capable of shooting at an astonishing 60fps for digital applications where resolution may not be as critical. In movie live view mode, holding the shutter-release down can produce 2-megapixel images at approximately 60fps* or 8-megapixel images at approximately 30fps** for revealing minute differences during critical moments of action.
*With Full HD selected for image quality.
**With 4K UHD selected for image quality.
Note: AF is locked on the first frame while AE tracks in this mode.
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.
D6 DSLR photo of runners jumping over water splashing
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.
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 memory 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.
photo of the optical viewfinder of the D6 DSLR
Clear, lag-free optical viewfinder.
The brilliant optical viewfinder (OVF) in the D6 was designed for clear, real-time visibility with a natural, stress-free viewing experience under various lighting conditions, even during long hours of shooting.
illustration of the innards of the D6 DSLR within the prism
When knowing the exact location a photo or video was taken is beneficial—nature and landscapes, astrophotography, photojournalism—the D6 can automatically record accurate location and time data and store it along with the image file.
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.
Long, dependable battery life.
The D6 is designed to maximize energy efficiency. Its EN-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery enables up to approximately 3,580 shots per charge in single-frame release mode*, or approximately 8,670 shots in continuous-release mode**, and filming for approximately 105 min*. The D6 also uses an included universal USB Type C cable (SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen) for connection to a computer.
*Based on CIPA Standards.
**Under Nikon’s own test conditions.
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)
35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Sensor Format
CFexpress (Type B)
XQD Type Memory
ISO 100 - 102,400
Choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent) above ISO 102,400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
3.2 in. diagonal
TFT touch-sensitive LCD
Battery / Batteries
EN-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery