Nikon D6 Review

Overall Score

83

Main Features

  • 21 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 102400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 14 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 160 x 163 x 92 mm, 1270g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: D5

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Nikon D6 Overview


First introduced in February, 2020, Nikon D6 is a 21 MP DSLR with a Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D5 with D6. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D6 with Nikon D5


Nikon D6 comes with a Full Frame sensor - 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.13 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Nikon D6 ~ 5612 x 3741 pixels.

Nikon D6 has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 858.0 mm².

There are approximate 20,994,492 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon D6


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D6 with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
21MP High Resolution Sensor
2359k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
105 Focus Points
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
102400 Max Native ISO
14.0 fps Continuous Shooting
3580 shots Long Battery Life
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
105 Cross Focus Points
5 AE Bracketing Range
400000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 1270g
No Image Stabilization
Type Scores

Nikon D6 has an Overall Score of 83/100 and ranked #8 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #35 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Nikon D6 Scores
Imaging score
75
Features score
87
Value for money score
76
Portability score
46
Overall score
83
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D6


Nikon D6 weighs 1270g and has external dimensions of 160 x 163 x 92mm (6.3 x 6.42 x 3.62"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Nikon D6 is 10 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D6
1270g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D6
92mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D6 with the dimensions:

Nikon D6

Specifications of Nikon D6


General
Brand Nikon
Model D6
Announced February, 2020
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1x
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 105
Number of Cross Focus Points 105
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/900 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 14.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Normal, redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, rear-curtain sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 5568 x 3712
Max Native ISO 102400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 3280000
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 3580 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 1270 g
Physical Dimensions 160 x 163 x 92 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual XQD/CFexpress slots
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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