Nikon D6

Nikon D6

Nikon D6
Announced: 11 Feb 2020
Sensor Resolution: 21Mp
Sensor Type: Full frame CMOS
ISO: 100-102400
Weight: 1270g
Physical Dimensions: 160 x 163 x 92 mm
Viewfinder: Optical (pentaprism)
Screen Type: 3.2" Fixed
Video Resolutions: 3840 x 2160
71
Overall Score
65
Image Quality
82
Speed Performance
92
Versatility
49
Comfort
Portrait

68

Portrait
Landscape

69

Landscape
Sport

80

Sport
Street

66

Street
Everyday

69

Everyday

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prospros

  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The Nikon D6 is tropicalized - this means you can use it also in adverse atmospheric and environmental conditions without ruining it
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • The microphone input can be very useful if you shoot videos
  • Thanks to burst mode, it's ideal for action photos
  • It has fast shutter speed, ideal for action photos
  • Nikon D6 battery has 3580.0 shoots autonomy. This will allow long photo sessions without having the need to recharge it.
  • The second memory slot makes the camera more reliable, also for professional use
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Nikon D6 allows immediate picture sharing

conscons

  • Nikon D6 is one of the heaviest cameras in its category. This makes it less suitable for street photography and daily use, but it could be a plus since it gives it more stability if you shoot regularly with the tripod.

Nikon D6 and its rivals

Review compare Nikon D6 with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
Nikon D6 Nikon
D6
71 68 69 80 66 69 $5,339.95
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon
EOS-1D X Mark III
75 68 69 87 69 72 $5,328.95
Nikon D780 Nikon
D780
71 69 69 68 74 77 $1,869.95
Canon EOS 90D Canon
EOS 90D
65 54 53 67 70 75 $1,179.95
Pentax K-3 Mark III Pentax
K-3 Mark III
64 53 52 67 68 71 $1,696.95
Canon EOS Rebel T8i Canon
EOS Rebel T8i
59 51 49 58 66 69 $778.00

Nikon D6: concluding remarks and technical specifications

The Nikon D6 is a DSLR camera launched on 02/11/2020.

Technically speaking, the Nikon D6 ranks in the best 5% of its category (and in the best 98 of all cameras in our database) scoring 71 overall. The Nikon D6 weights 1270 gr and spans 160 x 163 x 92 mm. This means that it is one of the largest and heaviest cameras within its category.

Going into details, the Nikon D6 behaves better than average in its category for:

  • Image Quality - Score 65, ranks in the category best 14%.
  • Speed Performance - Score 82, ranks in the category best 2%.
  • Versatility - Score 92, ranks in the category best 6%.

On the contrary, the performance of Nikon D6 is below the category average in:

  • Comfort - Score 49, ranks among the worst 26% of its category.

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photography you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a different extent. This is the reason why we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to weight all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Great, score 68, ranks in the best 7% of its category. Nikon D6 is perfect for Portrait photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Landscape - Great, score 69, ranks in the best 5% of its category. Nikon D6 is perfect for Landscape photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Sport - Great, score 80, ranks in the best 2% of its category. Nikon D6 is perfect for Sport photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Street - Great, score 66, ranks in the best 9% of its category. Nikon D6 is perfect for Street photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Everyday - Great, score 69, ranks in the best 8% of its category. Nikon D6 is perfect for everyday photography, one of the best in its class.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Nikon D6 sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 5339.95 USD and 6764.95 USD, well above the average for this camera type.

Overall, Nikon D6 is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may want to take into consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

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Nikon D6 technical specs

Sensor Type

Sensor Type

CMOS

Sensor Size

Full frame

Sensor Dimensions

35.9 x 23.9 mm

Sensor Area

858.01 mm2

Sensor Resolution

21 Mp

Max Image Resolution

5568 x 3712

Max Native ISO

102400

Min Native ISO

100

RAW Support

yes

Lens

Manual Focus

yes

Lens Mount

Nikon F

Number of Lenses

305

Focal Length Multiplier

1

Screen Type

Screen Type

Fixed

Screen Size

3.2"

Screen Resolution

2359Kdot

Live View

yes

Touch Screen

yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Optical (pentaprism)

Viewfinder Resolution

None

Viewfinder Coverage

100

Viewfinder Magnification

0.72

Features

Min Shutter Speed

900s

Max Shutter Speed

1/8000s

Continuous Shooting

14fps

Shutter Priority

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

Image Stabilization

no

Built-in Flash

no

Flash Range

None

Max Flash Sync

-

Flash Modes

Normal
redeye reduction
slow sync
slow sync w/redeye reduction
rear-curtain sync
off

External Flash

yes

AE Bracketing

yes

WB Bracketing

yes

Dxo Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score

DxO Color Depth

DxO Dynamic Range

DxO Low Light ISO

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

yes

Average

no

Spot

yes

Partial

no

AF-Area

no

Center Weighted

no

Autofocus

AF Touch

yes

AF Continuous

yes

AF Single

yes

AF Tracking

yes

AF Selective

yes

AF Center

yes

AF MultiArea

yes

AF Live View

yes

AF Face Detection

yes

AF Contrast Detection

yes

AF Phase Detection

yes

Number of Focus Points

105

Number of Cross Focus Points

105

Video Features

Video Resolutions

3840 x 2160 @ 30p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p MOV H.264 Linear PCM

Max Video Resolution

3840x2160

Video Formats

MPEG-4 H.264

Microphone Port

yes

Headphone Port

yes

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Built-in

HDMI

yes

USB

USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)

Physical

Environmental Sealing

yes

Water Proof

no

Dust Proof

no

Shock Proof

no

Crush Proof

no

Freeze Proof

no

Weight

1270g

Physical Dimensions

160 x 163 x 92 mm

Battery Life

3580

Battery Type

Battery Pack

Battery Model

Other Features

Self Timer

Yes

Timelapse Recording

yes

GPS

yes

Storage Type

Dual XQD CFexpress slots

Storage Slots

2

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