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Nikon D6 Digital SLR Camera Body

Orders are open for the flagship Nikon D6 DSLR body which delivers 14fps with full AF/AE, EXPEED 6 processor & 105 all-selectable cross-type AF points at ISO 100-102400 together with 4K video and more.

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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).

Optical viewfinder

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.

Storage Media

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.

Professional Video

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

Nikon D6 Digital SLR Camera Body

Lens: AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E

Focal length: 500mm

Shutter Speed: 1/2500th sec

Aperture: f/5

ISO: 250


Nikon D6 Digital SLR Camera Body

Lens: AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G

Focal length: 14mm

Shutter Speed: 1/1000th sec

Aperture: f/2.8

ISO: 6400


Nikon D6 Digital SLR Camera Body

Lens: AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Focal length: 300mm

Shutter Speed: 1/5000th sec

Aperture: f/3.2

ISO: 200


Nikon D6 Digital SLR Camera Body

Lens: AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E

Focal length: 29mm

Shutter Speed: 1/8th sec

Aperture: f/22

ISO: 100


Nikon D6 Digital SLR Camera Body

Lens: AF-S Nikkor 120-300mm f/2.8E

Focal length: 120mm

Shutter Speed: 1/3200th sec

Aperture: f/2.8

ISO: 6400

what else is included in the box?

  • EN-EL 18c reachargeable Li ion Battery
  • EH 6c AC Adapter 
  • Manual
  • Software

Optional Accessories

SanDisk extreme Pro 512GB CFast 2.0

Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone

SB-5000 Speedlight RF


Sensor Type

FX, CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm


21.33 million

ISO range


Focus points



Continuous shooting


14 FPS

Video resolution

4K UHD at 30p

LCD Screen

8-cm (3.2 in.), Approx. 2359k-dot XGA, TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170 ° viewing angle


Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Wireless connectivity

IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac. Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2



Lens compatbility

Nikon F mount

Storage Type

CFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards


Approx. 160 x 163 x 92 mm


Approx. 1450g, with battery and two CFexpress memory cards

Offers: N/A
Offer Category: Digital Cameras
Offer Product Type: Digital SLR Cameras
Model: N/A
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: N/A
Articulated Screen: N/A
Aperture priority: Yes
Battery: N/A
Built-in flash: N/A
Battery Life (CIPA): 3580
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): 14
Custom white balance: Yes
Digital zoom: N/A
Effective pixels (megapixels): 21
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: N/A
External flash: Yes
Flash range (metres): N/A
Focal length (equiv.): N/A
Focal length multiplier: 1
Flash modes: N/A
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: Yes
Height (mm): 163
Length (mm): N/A
Width (mm): 160
Weight (g): N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): 1270
Image ratio w:h: N/A
Camera Image stabilization: N/A
ISO: Auto, 100 - 102400 (expands to 50 - 3280000)
JPEG quality levels: Fine, standard, basic
Live view: Yes
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: 102400
Maximum ISO (boosted): 3280000
Max resolution: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: N/A
Manual focus: Yes
Microphone: N/A
Microphone port: Yes
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum ISO: 100
Minimum ISO (boosted): 50
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: N/A
Number of focus points: 105
Number of white balance presets: 12
Optical zoom multiplier: N/A
Orientation sensor: Yes
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: Expeed 6
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: 2359000
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Speaker: N/A
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 21
Sensor size: N/A
Sensor type: N/A
Storage types: N/A
Subject / scene modes: N/A
Timelapse recording: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Camera Type: N/A
Uncompressed format: N/A
Camera USB: N/A
USB charging: Yes
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: N/A
Viewfinder type: N/A
Video formats: N/A
Video Mode Categories: N/A
Video Modes: N/A
WB Bracketing: Yes
Wireless: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

When Nikon releases a flagship DSLR, professionals sit up and take notice. A worthy successor to the D5, the D6 brings the usual rocksolid camera design, guaranteed to work in the harshest of environments. The 20.82 effective pixels work in conjunction with the speedy EXPEED 6 image processor to provide the latest high speed AF system from the company.

In total, 105 all-selectable cross-type sensors are available with a 1.6x higher density coverage than found on the D5, with more selectable AF patterns than ever before to achieve accurate  focus for any given subject or situation.

The ISO range now covers 100-102400, which can be expanded down to ISO 50 for even higher dynamic range, while all the connectivity bases have been covered with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in GPS. LAN support has also been included, which is 15% faster than on the previous D5 body.

Video features have also been provided with plenty of professional built-in options such as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and 4K UHD at 30p. External connections can monitor audio, with HDMI output for easy monitoring of footage and transfer. In total, the D6 is a considerable evolution of the flagship model with ever more refined features.

We Love

  • ISO range with ever cleaner images and high levels for near darkness
  • Quickest, most accurate autofocus system ever designed by Nikon
  • Impeccable build quality suitable for shooting in all environments
  • 105 focus points, with expanded selection areas covers wider image area
  • Advanced video recording including 4K at 30p for multi media pros

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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