Nikon has now officially introduced its new flagship DSLR Nikon D6. As with the predecessor D5, a 21.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor has been installed, whose maximum frame rate (photo) has now been increased to 14 fps (previously 12). The AF system of the Nikon D6 has been completely redesigned and now offers fewer AF fields (105) (previously 153), but all of them are now cross sensors (the D5 had 99 cross sensors).
There are also innovations in the recording media. The Nikon D6 continues Nikon&s implementation of XQD and CFexpress cards: with two card slots, the Nikon D6 offers correspondingly high write and read speeds.
The Nikon D6&s video innovations are rather narrow. So the Nikon D6 continues to record "only" 4K video up to max. 30 fps in H.264. Another container with MP4 has been added (in addition to Mov). Accordingly, the Nikon D6&s video functions are not mentioned in the introduction video: ProRes Raw, 50/60p, higher video resolutions or even compressed 6K video RAW recording (as offered by the recently introduced Canon EOS-1D X Mark III) are not found in the Nikon D6.
For photographers interested in video, we feel that this is a bit of a low priority in view of the future viability of the Nikon D6. We simply hope that Nikon will continue to expand the innovative video functions found in the mirrorless Nikon Z full format series in the mirrorless segment ...
The Nikon D6 should be available at the beginning of April for about 7.300,- Euro.