Nikon D6

Decisive power. Faster workflow. Absolute reliability.

Like every Nikon flagship camera that has come before it, the D6 holds nothing back. Featuring Nikon's most powerful AF system to date for capturing every heart-pounding, pivotal moment, the D6 is an uncompromising workhorse DSLR that lives up to every professional demand in any environment. And because every second counts in the field, the D6 is loaded with new time-saving workflow enhancements and advanced customization options. The moments that define us, that show what we’re capable of, the ones that live on, are waiting to be captured with a Nikon D6 DSLR.
  • FX Format
  • 20.8 Megapixels
  • 14 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • 100-102,400 ISO Expandable to 3,280,000
  • 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p
  1. Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity
  2. Bluetooth
  3. 4K is an emerging standard for digital motion picture resolution. 4K UHD is 3840x2160 and provides four times as much resolution as Full HD (1920x1080).
Photo of two poeple on a catamaran boat, taken with the D6 DSLR

The most powerful AF in Nikon's history.

The Nikon D6 breaks new ground in DSLR autofocus performance, outclassing the highly acclaimed AF system of its predecessor, the D5. A new high density, 105-point fully selectable, all cross-type sensor AF system, allows photographers to set focus almost anywhere in the frame without recomposing. A reimagined focus point layout reduces non-AF-sensitive areas with a triple sensor arrangement for each individual focus point resulting in 1.6x more AF coverage*, even with moving subjects in high speed shooting modes.
Photo of a table tennis player with the AF grid overlayed, taken with the D6 DSLR

Precision focusing with 17 custom Group Area AF choices.

For reliable subject acquisition around distracting foreground objects like a net, player or other obstacle, sports photographers will find the D6's 17 selectable group Area AF patterns indispensable.
D6 DSLR photo of a rhythmic gymnast

Image quality that shines in any light.

The stellar combination of the D6's high-resolution 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor and state-of-the-art EXPEED 6 image-processing engine enables class-leading ISO's up to 102,400 (expandable to ISO 3,280,000) for glorious image quality in the widest range of lighting conditions and shooting scenarios. The profound levels of sensitivity and resolution achieved by the D6 model greatly reduce low light noise and improve AF detection over the D5 camera.
Photo of a track runner taken with the D6 DSLR composited with the EXPEED chip

Turbo-charged by EXPEED 6 processor.

The D6 is powered by Nikon’s fastest, most comprehensive image processing engine to date, EXPEED 6. It’s the brains behind the DSLR’s stunning photo and video quality, autofocus power, low-light performance, noise suppression, distortion control, image clarity, color reproduction and more.
D6 DSLR photo of a kayaker with a continuous burst group of thumbnail images of the scene

Fast and reliable 14 fps continuous shooting.

For capturing the most electrifying of moments during high speed sports and action, the D6 can shoot a remarkable 14 fps for up to 200 continuous shots at JPEG fine quality*. Its beautifully clear optical viewfinder allows real-time confirmation of the composition while its highly dependable mechanical shutter eliminates any concern of banding or flickering at high speeds—crucial under professional environments where every moment matters.

*When using E-type lenses, in CH mode and at shutter speed 1/250 second or faster.

D6 DSLR photo of a horse jumping on a steeplechase course, with the camera body overlayed in front of the image, and the photo on the LCD

Astounding 60 fps stills in video mode.

While the D6's remarkable 14 fps speed may be more than enough for most action photography, the D6 is capable of shooting at an astonishing 60fps for digital applications where resolution may not be as critical. In movie live view mode, holding the shutter-release down can produce 2-megapixel images at approximately 60fps* or 8-megapixel images at approximately 30fps** for revealing minute differences during critical moments of action.

*With Full HD selected for image quality.
**With 4K UHD selected for image quality.
Note: AF is locked on the first frame while AE tracks in this mode.

D6 DSLR photo of a table tennis player

Silent when discretion counts.

When camera noise can be a potential distraction, switching to Live View allows you to get every shot utilizing the D6's full 20.8MP at up to 10.5fps in complete silence.*

*AF is locked on the first frame while AE tracks. Rolling shutter distortion may occur.
D6 DSLR photo of runners jumping over water splashing

Advanced scene recognition for intelligent exposure.

Working in harmony with the D6’s dedicated AF and EXPEED 6 image-processing engines, a 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System identifies various aspects of the scene and makes fine adjustments to ensure complete accuracy in auto exposure, autofocus, auto white balance and more.
D6 DSLR and a large collection of gold ring F mount NIKKOR lenses

A full range of F mount pro lenses.

Renowned NIKKOR F mount lenses are praised by top professionals for their superior clarity and sharpness and are available for most every application—from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto. With astonishing image rendition for indoor events and low-light scenes, NIKKOR's lineup of fast super-telephoto lenses are ideal for sports and wildlife photographers.

Real-world dependability.

front and back magnesium alloy chassis of the D6 DSLR

Built tough.

The extremely robust and durable D6 is constructed with incredibly strong, yet remarkably lightweight magnesium alloy to stand up to the toughest professional demands while maintaining high electromagnetic-shielding and heat-emission performance. The shutter unit has been tested for 400,000 cycles.
Photo of a photographer shooting with the D6 DSLR and long telephoto lens from a boat

Pro-grade weather sealing.

Extensive sealing of joined sections ensures Nikon's most comprehensive resistance to dust and water droplets, designed to keep out the elements so photographers can continue to shoot with the utmost confidence.
photo of the illuminated controls of the D6 DSLR

Illuminated controls.

Easily change camera settings in the dark with top and rear LCD control panels and buttons that illuminate with the flick of a lever.

Faster workflow.

D6 DSLR photo of a track athlete in the sand of the long jump

The ultimate shape shifter.

On fast-paced assignments, being ready for every critically decisive moment is paramount. With so many ways to customize settings and shortcuts, the D6 truly adapts to every workflow.
Photo of the D6 DSLR in the hands of a photographer, with info on the LCD

Instant access to presets.

With recallable shooting functions, sports photographers can effortlessly switch between preset camera settings— great for events like track and field where dynamic-area AF may work best for some events while auto-area AF may be better for others.
photo of the items available under the custom controls menu of the D6 DSLR

Advanced customizations.

The D6 has a total of 14 buttons that can be personalized with up to 46 different functions for quick, intuitive access to your favorite settings.
D6 DSLR photo of a rhythmic gymnast with the i menu items overlayed over the image

Intuitive i menu.

The i button provides a shortcut to a wide selection of frequently used camera settings for speedy adjustments. The i menu can be customized to show the settings you use most—streamlining your workflow.
LCD of the D6 DSLR with the menu bank screen showing

Save time by saving menu settings.

Conveniently store and label up to four custom shooting combinations from the Custom Settings Menu and up to four from the Photo Shooting Menu for quick access in the i menu—a major time saver for rapidly-changing shooting environments.
Photo of the rear of the D6 DSLR with a shot of a rhythmic gymnast on the LCD, taken with the D6 DSLR

High-resolution monitor with full touch control.

Outfitted with a beautiful 2360k-dot high-resolution, fully touch-operable 3.2-inch LCD, interfacing with the D6 is as intuitive as using a smartphone.
Photo of a photographer using the touch LCD of the D6 DSLR

Button-free image annotation, transfer and more.

Inspired by pro feedback, images can be conveniently sent, protected or rated, voice memos can be added and images can be prioritized to skip the queue during large transfers by simply flicking upward or downward in full screen playback—especially useful when using the WT-6/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter.
photo of the dual CFexpress/XQD slots of the D6 DSLR

Dual CFexpress card slots.

The D6's dual, future-proof card slots are compatible with both CFexpress and XQD memory cards. Set them up for overflow, backup, separating RAW+JPEG or JPEG photos of different sizes. Files can be copied between cards or played back from either card.
photo of the optical viewfinder of the D6 DSLR

Clear, lag-free optical viewfinder.

The brilliant optical viewfinder (OVF) in the D6 was designed for clear, real-time visibility with a natural, stress-free viewing experience under various lighting conditions, even during long hours of shooting.
illustration of the innards of the D6 DSLR within the prism

Built-in GPS.

When knowing the exact location a photo or video was taken is beneficial—nature and landscapes, astrophotography, photojournalism—the D6 can automatically record accurate location and time data and store it along with the image file.
Photo of a photographer using the D6 DSLR with the WT-6 attached

The most well-connected Nikon flagship camera ever.

Transfer photos and videos, even RAW images, wirelessly to a smart device via the SnapBridge app over the D6's built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth. Wired LAN supports the highly acclaimed 1000BASE-T standard with 15% faster transfer speeds than the D5. In the studio, wireless LAN connections can be obtained with either the built-in dual band 2.4/5 GHz transmitter or with the faster, more reliable WT-6A/B/C Wireless Transmitter (optional).
photo of the back of the D6 DSLR with the LCD showing IPTC metadata editing screen

Standardized metadata editing.

The D6 uses standard IPTC metadata, now compatible with XML, so popular, industry standard image-browsing software like Photo Mechanic® can be used to confirm and edit metadata.

Optimized for creativity.

D6 DSLR photo of a kayaker in white water, taken from above

Long exposures made easy. No remote necessary.

The unique possibilities of long exposure shooting opens up an incredible creative avenue to explore. With the D6, exposures longer than 30 seconds can be set right in the camera* without the need for a remote timer. In M mode, exposures longer than 30 seconds are selectable up to 900 seconds (60, 120, 180, 240, 300, 480, 600, 720, 900 are available).

*When activated in the custom settings menu.

D6 DSLR photo of a kayaker in water, taken using one of the creative Picture Controls

Style-defining creative filters.

The D6 includes 20 unique Creative Picture Controls, all of which can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos. Spend more time in the field focusing on being creative and less time post-processing.
D6 DSLR multiple exposure photo of a skateboarder in air

Multiple ways to create multiple exposures.

With the D6, surreal, expressive multiple exposure photography can be created traditionally while shooting consecutive photos or by combining any photo previously shot with the camera using the retouch menu.
side by side photos of a sneaker's laces shot using focus stacking in the D6 DSLR

Focus stacking made easy.

For images where focus throughout the entire composition is essential—product and jewelry photography, landscapes—Focus Shift Mode automatically takes a series of images while continuously adjusting the focus position (up to 300 shots).*

*Final image compositing requires third-party software.

D6 DSLR photo of a bike rider in air above a ramp, on the LCD of the D6 DSLR showing focus peaking in red

Impressive video capability.

The D6 is up to the challenge when video content is part of the assignment. Capture beautifully-detailed 16:9 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) with an angle of view approx. 1.5x lens focal length. 60p Full HD for exciting, over cranked action or smooth slow-motion in post. Plus, a host of helpful capture tools like focus peaking, zebra stripes, timecode and electronic VR.
D6 DSLR photo of a skateboarder in air above a skatepark bowl

Ultimate lighting control.

Make subjects stand out, enhance natural and available light and add artistry and drama to any scene with Speedlights engineered and optimized specifically for Nikon cameras.

Dependable, all-day shooting.

Photo of a photographer sitting on the ground shooting with cameras and lenses next to him

Comfortable shooting.

The D6 is outfitted with the same deep, secure grip and button layout as the D5 for comfortable, ergonomic shooting on long assignments. While most of its operating systems are unchanged, the D6 offers smoother handling and performance in response to feedback from pros in the field.
Photo of the EN-EL 18c battery for the D6 DSLR

Long, dependable battery life.

The D6 is designed to maximize energy efficiency. Its EN-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery enables up to approximately 3,580 shots per charge in single-frame release mode*, or approximately 8,670 shots in continuous-release mode**, and filming for approximately 105 min*. The D6 also uses an included universal USB Type C cable (SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen) for connection to a computer.

*Based on CIPA Standards.
**Under Nikon’s own test conditions.
Photo of the D6 DSLR chained to a railing using the Kensington Anti-Theft lock

Kensington Anti-Theft Lock compatible.

The D6 features a pro-grade Kensington® Security Slot to keep your camera safe and prevent theft in remote shooting situations.
Photo of a technician's hands working on a Nikon DSLR

Global support for NPS professionals.

Nikon Professional Services (NPS) offers dependable service and dedicated support to pros that make their living from the images they capture with Nikon products. NPS keeps its members shooting with certainty, ease and a feeling of security that comes with dedicated support.
SnapBridge

± Wi-Fi Compatibility

This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

Using the SnapBridge App
System Requirements
Android 6.0, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, 8.0 or later, 9.0 or later, 10
iOS 11.4+
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.

Updating to Version 2.7
Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.

Make sure your camera's firmware is updated to the current.
Compatible cameras:
D6, D500, D7500, D5600, D3500, D3400, D780, D850
Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 5, Z 50, Z 7, Z 6
COOLPIX W150, A1000, A900, A300, B700, B600, B500, P950, P1000, W100, W300
KeyMission 80

Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5S and later, iPad® 5th Generation and later, iPhone X or later).
There is no guarantee this app will run on all devices.

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