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Nikon announce details of anticipated D6

By Caroline Schmidt. Posted

From hard news to international sports, the new Nikon D6 full-frame camera is said to answer the demands of professional photographers.

With a powerful AF system and fast in-camera connections for real-time image transfer, the D6 lets pros create and deliver without constraint. The new AF engine has an arrangement of 105 all-selectable cross-type sensors with 1.6x higher density coverage than the D5, taking precision to another level with fast tracking performance even under the toughest lighting conditions. An increased range of selectable Group-Area AF patterns let users optimise AF setup for any job and nail more clean shots of the action. 

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The D6 also features In-camera connections to enable the fastest transfer speeds in the field, and don’t slow down while shooting. Featuring Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and built-in GPS, the camera’s wired LAN supports 1000BASE-T standard and achieves approx. 15 % faster communication than the acclaimed D5.

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Its streamlined workflow offers more ways to select and prioritise key shots for transfer, giving photographers the edge when every second counts. The camera’s high-resolution displays now offer improved visibility and readability, and the D6 retains the robust body that made the D5 such a firm favourite among pros.

As well as a 20.8 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor, photographers will be able to harness burst rates up to 14 fps with full AF/AE, or up to 10.5 fps with AE tracking in Silent Photography mode. With a wide ISO 100–102400 range, extendable to ISO 50 - 3280,000, low-light performance is exceptional.

RRP: £6,299

www.nikon.co.uk

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