Fast forward five months ahead and the highly anticipated Nikon D6 has finally been officially announced, well in time for the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo in July this year. Look no further for a comprehensive overview of specs, features and an early image gallery to boot. The framework of the D6 is a quintessential and chunky design that incorporates a comparatively larger battery and also accommodates the dual shooting layout of the camera. Instead, the hero-feature of this new camera is the new 105-point all-cross-type AF system that Nikon is calling "the most powerful AF system in Nikon's history".
Not exclusively 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. Just like its predecessor, the D5, the Nikon D6 has a weather-resistant magnesium alloy body. The autofocus system is also new: The 105 points are selectable and cross-type, resulting in "AF coverage that is approximately 1.6x denser than that of the D5". Group-Area AF with more custom settings for unparalleled tracking. It also features Evolved Auto area AF that automatically detects and achieves focus based on information from all focus points. The camera can additionally take 8-megapixel chance ats 30 fps or 2-megapixel at 60 fps for times when resolution is not a top priority.
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. It has a RGB sensor of 180k pixels which is compatible with the EXPEED 6 image processing engine.
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Light sensitivity ranges between ISO100 and 102,400, though that can be expanded up to a dizzying 3.28 million for the lowest of low light assignments. Fast in-camera connection: Native Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Global Positioning System. For the ones who have to transfer images at the shortest turnaround time, there is the 1000BASE_T Ethernet port that is 15% faster in comparison to the D5. Simplified workflow: increased means to check, select, and transfer key shots via the 3.2 " touch-sensitive monitor. Ethernet connectivity has been given a 15 percent speed boost, there's built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Global Positioning System has also been included for tagging images with time, date and location information, wherever in the world you might find yourself. Versatile card slots: Dual card slots accept XQD and CFexpress cards.
First impressions are that Nikon have focussed their efforts on producing a body that that delivers in autofocus speed and accuracy above all else. Nikon's new flagship improves on its forebear with industry-defining AF and versatile connectivity. "The rapid movements of athletes can be beautifully captured by its quick reactions, without hesitation or interruption in the crucial moments", said John Young, general manager of marketing for Nikon Australia.