Nikon D6 Specifications and Key Features

A summary, as well as a brief explanation of the Nikon D6 specifications and key features with details, are listed in this article. If you read this article till last, you’ll have a total overview of the Nikon D6, despite not having the camera in your hands.


  • Sensor Size: 35.9×23.9mm, FX (full film frame)
  • Sensor Pixels: 20.8mp FX, 17.2mp@ 5:4, 14.3mp @ 1.2x, 8.96mp @ DX 
  • Sensor Technology: CMOS, channel read 
  • Maximum Image Size: 5568 x 3712
  • Other Image Sizes: 4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856, 4640 x 3088, 3472 x 2312, 2320 x 1544, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1824 x 1216, 4640 x 3712, 3472 x 2784, 2230 x 1856, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 3648 x 2048, 2736 x 1536, 1824 x 1024
  • Video: UHD 2160P 30/25/24 (1.5x crop), 1080P/60/50/30/25/24  (stored in .MOV with H.264 compression), stereo sound from built-in mics, stereo from jack (20 levels), uncompressed HDMI output with simultaneous recording to card in the camera, headphone monitoring, index marking, stills during video record
  • ADC Bit Depth: 12 or 14 bit 
  • Raw File Formats: 12 or 14-bit Uncompressed, Lossless compressed, or Compressed NEF
  • Other File Formats: JPEG, TIFF
  • JPEG/TIFF Rendering: 16-bit rendering, 8-bit output 
  • Storage: two CFe Type B slots
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth
  • TV Support: NTSC and PAL, HDMI
  • Lens Support: all AF, AI-P, AI, and AI-S
  • Autofocus Module: Multi-CAM 37K (105 sensor, all crosshatch), supports -4.5 EV focus at center, -4EV elsewhere, f/8 autofocus (with limitation?) 
  • Autofocus Modes: Single, Dynamic (9, 25, 49, or 105 pt, 105 pt 3D tracking), Group (17 options), Automatic Area, Face Detect
  • AF Assist: (flash only) 
  • Metering: 180,000-pixel Color matrix with shape/scene recognition, center-weight (variable), spot, highlight-weighted
  • Exposure Modes: PSAM
  • Exposure Bracketing: Yes, 2-9 frames, steps of 1/3, 1/2, 1 stop
  • Exposure Compensation: +/- 5 stops, 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2, 3 stop
  • ISO: 100-102,400, LO1, HI1, HI2, HI3, HI4, HI5, AUTO ISO (with focal length, shutter speed priorities)
  • White Balance: Auto (2), bracketed, custom (6), 6 predefined with fine-tuning, direct Kelvin, two-axis tuning 
  • Color LCD: 3.2″ TFT, 2.4m dots, touchscreen, 170 degrees, auto light adjust, 46x magnification
  • Image Review: Histogram (RGB), Histogram, Focus Pt, Highlights
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: 14 fps @ 20.8mp no restrictions; 5 fps in quiet continuous
  • Shutter Speeds: 900s to 1/8000, bulb, 400k rated 
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism, 100%, 0.72x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopters, eyepiece shutter 
  • Menus: Playback, Shooting, Custom Settings, Setup, Retouch, MyMenu
  • Internal Flash: No 
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/250, TTL FP 
  • Flash Type: supports I-TTL 
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1EV
  • Flash Options: Red Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Flash Lock
  • DOF Preview: Yes
  • Optional Remote Control: 10-pin remotes supported, WR-R10/WR-T10 with WR-A10
  • Size: 6.3 x 6.42 x 3.62 in (160 x 163 x 92 mm)
  • Weight: 44.8 ounces (1270g) (body only)
  • Battery: EN-EL18c (3580 shots CIPA)
  • Optional AC Adapter: EH-6b with EP-6 connector
  • Other Significant Features: Autofocus calibration, active D-Lighting, chromatic aberration control, HDR pictures, silent shooting, PictBridge, integrated vertical release, live view with autofocus, FUNC button, horizontal/vertical indicator, wireless transfer option (WT-6a), Ethernet connection/support (1000BaseT at 400Mbps), multiple exposures, interval shooting, FUNC button, 4 shooting banks, 4 custom banks, built-in GPS, voice annotation, illuminated buttons, quiet mode

Replaced: Nikon D5

Advantages and Disadvantages

These are the advantages of disadvantages of the Nikon D6. This can also be referred to as what reviewers, as well as users, like and dislike.


These are the pros/advantages of the Nikon D6:

  • 4K at 30fps and FHD at 60fps Video Recording
  • Touch Screen
  • Face Detection Focusing
  • 105 Focus Points
  • 2.359k dots LCD Resolution
  • 1/8000s High Shutter Speed
  •  Autofocus at f8 using 15 focus points
  • 14.0fps Shooting
  • Long Battery Life (3580 shots)
  • External Microphone Port
  • Built-in Wireless (Wi-fi)
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • External Headphone Port
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Timelapse Recording
  • 0.72x magnification – Large Viewfinder
  • 105 Cross Type Focus Points
  • 2 Storage Slots
  • Wide AE Bracketing Range: ±5 EV
  • Flash Sync Port
  • High Shutter Life Expectancy – 400000 cycles
  • Focus Bracketing
  • Illuminated Buttons
  • Remote control with a smartphone
  • EV -4.5 Focus Sensitivity
  • Compatible with ultra-fast Type B CFexpress cards


These are the cons/advantages of the Nikon D6:

  • Poor video focusing
  • No Image Stabilization
  • No Articulating Screen
  • Live View contrast AF


TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Release Date2020-02-11
Body TypeLarge DSLR
ProcessorExpeed 6

Nikon D6 is a 21.0MP Pro DSLR camera that was first unveiled in February 2020. It has a Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor, a weather-sealed body, and a Nikon F lens mount. This model is Nikon’s replacement for the previous D5.


The Nikon D6 incorporates environmental sealings on its body, making it a weather-resistant camera and preventing water and dust from getting inside. The Nikon D6 will serve you well if you enjoy taking pictures outside and want to be able to use your camera in challenging circumstances.

The Nikon D6’s lighted buttons, which make it simpler to locate and push the correct keys in low light, are one of our favorite features

Dimensions and Weight

(W x H x D)
Approx. 160 x 163 x 92 mm / 6.3 x 6.42 x 3.62 in.
WeightApprox. 1450 g/ 3.19 lb /51.14 oz with battery and two CFexpress memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; Approx. 1270 g / 2.79 lb / 44.79 oz (camera body only)

Nikon D6 measures 160 x 163 x 92 mm (6.3 x 6.42 x 3.62′′) and weighs approx. 1450 g/ 3.19 lb /51.14 oz with missing body cap and accessory shoe cover, but with battery and two CFexpress memory cards. The only body weighs approximately 1270 g / 2.79 lb / 44.79 oz.

Nikon D6 front and back photo with weight and dimensions

The Nikon D6 is a rather weighty camera for its class, especially when you consider that the average weight of DSLR-type cameras is 773g. It is also not small, measuring 92mm thick—15mm thicker than the class average.

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed900s
Max Mechanical Shutter Speed1/8000s
Continuous Shooting14.0 fps
Shutter PriorityYES
Aperture PriorityYES
Manual Exposure ModeYES
Exposure CompensationYES
Custom White BalanceYES
Image StabilizationNO
Built-in FlashNO
Flash Rangeno built-in flash
Flash ModesNormal, redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, rear-curtain sync, off
External FlashYES
AE BracketingYES
WB BracketingYES

Video Features

Video Resolutions3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max Video Resolution3840 x 2160
Video FormatsMPEG-4, H.264
Microphone PortYES
Headphone PortYES

Image Sensor

Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Dimension35.9 x 23.9 mm
Sensor Area858.01 mm2
Sensor Resolution21MP
Total Pixels21.33 Million
Effective Pixels20.8 Million
Dust reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)
Maximum Native ISO102,400
Maximum Boosted ISO3280000
Minimum Native ISO100
Minimum Boosted ISO50
RAW SupportYES

The Nikon D6 contains an Expeed 6 processor and a 21.0MP Full Frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) CMOS sensor. You can capture images with aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 3:2, and 16:9 at the highest resolution of 5568 x 3712. D6 can save files in RAW format, giving you more capacity for post-processing, and it has a base ISO range of 100 – 102400 that can be increased to 50-3280000.

The highest resolution Full frame camera is not the Nikon D6.


ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageFX: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical1.2x: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical

DX: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical5:4: Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical1:1: Approx. 95% horizontal and 100% vertical16:9: Approx. 100% horizontal and 96% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.72x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark X screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Depth-of-field previewPressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled

Because the D6 has an optical (pentaprism) viewfinder built-in, shooting in bright sunshine and other conditions when it can be challenging to see the LCD monitor is made simpler. 100% of the screen is covered by the viewfinder, which has a 0.72x magnification ratio. In order to accurately frame your photos and reduce the need for post-image cropping, 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder at the time of shooting corresponds perfectly to what you will get in your image.


Image size (pixels)FX (36 x 24) image area:
– 5568 x 3712 (L: 20.7 million)
– 4176 x 2784 (M: 11.6 million)
– 2784 x 1856 (S: 5.2 million)1.2x (30 x 20) image area:
– 4640 x 3088 (L: 14.3 million)
– 3472 x 2312 (M: 8.0 million)
– 2320 x 1544 (S: 3.6 million)DX (24 x 16) image area:
– 3648 x 2432 (L: 8.9 million)
– 2736 x 1824 (M: 5.0 million)
– 1824 x 1216 (S: 2.2 million)5:4 (30 x 24) image area:
– 4640 x 3712 (L: 17.2 million)
– 3472 x 2784 (M: 9.7 million)
– 2320 x 1856 (S: 4.3 million)1:1 (24 x 24) image area:
– 3712 x 3712 (L: 13.8 million)
– 2784 x 2784 (M: 7.8 million)
– 1856 x 1856 (S: 3.4 million)16:9 (36 x 20) image area:
– 5568 x 3128 (L: 17.4 million)
– 4176 x 2344 (M: 9.8 million)
– 2784 x 1560 (S: 4.3 million)Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1920 x 1080: 1920 x 1080Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1280 x 720: 1280 x 720
File formatNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)

JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control systemAuto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaCFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards
Dual card slotsThe card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG copies of photos taken at image quality settings of NEF (RAW) + JPEG, or to store separate copies of JPEG photos at different sizes and compression ratios; pictures can be copied between cards
File systemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.31

The D6 provides two XQD/CF Express card slots. It also includes built-in support for Kensington locks, which is a great touch for anti-theft protection when out in the field.

Monitor Screen

Screen TypeFixed Type – 170° viewing angle
ScreenTechnologyTFT LCD
Screen size3.20 inch ( 8cm)
Screen resolution2359k dots ( XGA )
Live viewYES
Frame coverage100%
Brightness AdjustmentYES
Touch screenNO

The 3.20-inch Fixed Type LCD screen on the Nikon D6 features a 2,359k dot resolution. The Nikon D6’s 3.20″ screen is larger than typical and meets class standards for resolution.

Nikon D6 fixed and touch screen

Because the LCD is a touch screen, you may use your fingers to adjust the settings and choose the focus point.

Unfortunately, the Nikon D6’s screen is not conducive to taking selfies.


TypeViewfinder photography: TTL phase-detection; 105 focus points, all of which are cross-type sensors and 15 of which support f/8; detection performed by Multi-CAM 37K autofocus sensor module; autofocus fine-tuning supported

Live view: Contrast-detect AF available at all points in frame; focus point selected by camera when face detection or subject-tracking is used
Detection range-4.5 to +20 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C; viewfinder photography only; predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status); full-time AF (AF-F; available only during live view and movie recording)

Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus points105 focus points (number available for selection in viewfinder photography can be chosen from 105, 27, and 15)
AF-area modesViewfinder photography: Single-point AF; 9-, 25-, 49-, or 105- point dynamic-area AF; 3D-tracking; group-area AF; group-area AF (C1); group-area AF (C2); auto-area AFLive view: Face-detection AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing center of sub-selector

The new autofocus technology from Nikon is truly amazing, with the kind of intelligence tracking and acquisition you need in life-or-death circumstances. More crucially, it doesn’t lose track of subjects when your view is blocked, and it can identify subjects almost as quickly as you can point your camera at them.


AF ContinuousYES
AF TrackingYES
AF SelectiveYES
AF CentreYES
AF Multi-viewYES
AF Live viewYES
AF Face DetectionYES
AF Contrast detectionYES
AF Phase detectionYES
Number of focus points105
Number of cross-focus points105

That is a considerable increase over the D5, but all those additional frames are useless without a fast autofocus system. The new Multicam 37K sensor and 105 cross-point AF system in the D6 enable Nikon’s best-ever AF performance, providing 1.6x more coverage density.

The autofocus system’s reliability is increased by the availability of eye AF in 3D tracking and Auto AF area modes. Nikon has included 17 new custom group AF modes, which are essentially unique shapes that can be set up for particular sports or wildlife circumstances, even off-the-beaten-path ones. This is in keeping with the AF system.

Video Recording

Metering systemTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering modesMatrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels)and frame rate3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
1920 x 1080: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
1280 x 720: 60p, 50p
1920 x1080 crop: 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p

Note: Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 and 23.976 fps respectively; quality selection available at all sizes except 3840 x 2160, of which quality is fixed at ★ (high)
File formatMOV, MP4
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format), AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)Exposure mode M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 102400; choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV) with additional options available equivalent to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3280000 equivalent) above ISO 102400; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) available with selectable upper limit

Exposure modes P, S, and A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 5) with selectable upper limit
Active D-LightingCan be selected from Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Other optionsTime-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes

With the Nikon D6, you can capture films in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats with maximum quality of 3840 x 2160 at 30p, 25p, or 24p frames per second. The 4K resolution of the Nikon D6 has become the industry standard for consumer video.

D6 includes a Mono speaker and a Stereo microphone built-in. The Nikon D6 is a perfect camera for high-quality filming because it also contains a connector for an external microphone and a headphone jack for connecting external headphones.

Compatible Lenses

Compatible lenses
Types G, E, and D (some restrictions apply to PC lenses)

Other AF NIKKOR lenses (excluding IX NIKKOR lenses and lenses for the F3AF)

AI-P NIKKOR lenses

DX lenses (using [DX (24 x 16)] image area)

Non-CPU AI lenses (modes A and M only)

During viewfinder photography, the electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster. With lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster, the electronic rangefinder supports 15 focus points.

There are presently 316 native lenses that can be used with the Nikon D6’s Nikon F lens mount. Nikon F mount has one of the widest selections of lenses and has backward compatibility, allowing you to use lenses dating back to the 1960s. Additionally, it is highly supported by lenses made by independent producers.

Best Lenses for Nikon D

  • Nikon 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
  • Nikon 50mm f1.4G
  • Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 VC
  • Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Fisheye
  • Nikon Micro-105mm f2.8G IF-ED VR

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth connectivity

Wi-FiStandards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, and Oceania), IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico), IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)

Operating frequency:
2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11: Africa, Asia, and Oceania), 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico), 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas), 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745 to 5805 MHz (Georgia), 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz (other European countries)

Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 6.8 dBm, 5 GHz band: 6.3 dBm (Georgia), 5 GHz band: 9.3 dBm (other countries)

Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
BluetoothCommunication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2

Operating frequency: 2402 to 2480 MHz (Bluetooth), 2402 to 2480 MHz (Bluetooth Low Energy)

Maximum output power (EIRP): Bluetooth: 1.3 dBm, Bluetooth Low Energy: -0.2 dBm
Range (line of sight)Approximately 10 m/32 ft without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles

The camera now has Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and it still supports the WT6 adapter, which is said to work with the D6 more effectively than it did with the D5 because wired LAN communication is now 15 percent faster. You will appear to be “well-connected” with the D6.

 Utilizing our smartphone as a remote control for our D6 is another function we value. Using a remote control app, you may adjust the camera’s settings, press the shutter, examine the LCD screen, and transfer files.


TypeElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Speed1/8000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), Bulb; Time; X250
Flash sync speedX=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower
Auto FP high-speed sync supported

The lowest shutter speed on the D6 has been considerably improved from 30s on the D5 to 900s. The highest shutter speed of 1/8000s stays unchanged. (I’ll do the math for you; it’s a full 15 minutes of constant shutter speed.) 


Release modesS (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), self-timer, MUP (mirror up)
Approximate frame advance rateCL: 1 to 10 fpsCH: 10 to 14 fpsQ: 1 to 5 fps
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s

4 self-timer options with 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s are available.


Metering systemViewfinder photography: TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixelsLive view: TTL exposure metering performed by image sensor
Metering modesMatrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens dataCenter-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lenses use 12-mm circle)Spot: Meters circle approximately 4 mm in diameter (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU or AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens is used)Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
Metering range(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: -3 to +20 EVSpot metering: 2 to 20 EVHighlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI
ModesP (programmed auto with flexible program); S (shutter-priority auto); A (aperture-priority auto); M (manual)
Exposure compensation-5 to +5 EV; -3 to +3 EV when filming movies (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV)
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity(Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100 to 102400 (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV); can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3280000 equivalent) above ISO 102400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingCan be selected from Auto, Extra high +2, Extra high +1, High, Normal, Low, and Off

Both for native and extended-ISO settings, the ISO sensitivity has been raised. The D6 now has an ISO range of 100-102,400, compared to the native range of ISO 100-51,200 for the D5. And while the D5’s extended settings could only go as high as 204,800, the D6 can reach ISO 3,280,000, which is almost as dark as absolute darkness. In terms of noise, this setting will undoubtedly cost you, but it will undoubtedly be very useful in low-light surveillance scenarios.

Flash( Built-in and External)

Flash controlTTL flash control using RGB sensor with approx. 180K pixels; i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modesFront-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, red-eye reduction with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation-3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV)
Flash-ready indicatorLights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative LightingSystem (CLS)i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, color information communication, auto FP high-speed sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF (viewfinder photography), unified flash control
Sync terminalISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

Unfortunately, D6 doesn’t have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.

Live View

ModesPhoto live view, movie live view


USBType C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI outputType C HDMI connector
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio outputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminalBuilt-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)
EthernetRJ-45 connectorStandards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)/IEEE 802.3u (100BASETX)/IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)Data rates*: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detectPort: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX)* Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.
Peripheral connectorFor WT-6/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter

Using either the HDMI port or the USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) port on D6, you can connect to compatible devices. A stereo mini-pin jack of 3.5mm diameter can be used for audio input and audio output.

Power Source

BatteryOne EN-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge with an EN-EL18 than with an EN-EL18c/EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a.
AC adapterEH-6c AC Adapter; requires EP-6 Power Connector (available separately)

According to CIPA standards, the EN-EL18c battery used in the Nikon D6 offers 3580 shots of battery life. The Nikon D6 has a good battery life for its class, given that the typical DSLR type camera battery life is 948 shots.

Location Data

Supported GNS systemsGPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)
Data acquiredLatitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)
Clock synchronizationCamera clock can be set to the time acquired via GNSS
Track logsNMEA-compliant
Log interval15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.
Maximum log recording time6, 12 or 24 hours
Log deletionSupported


Bracketing typesExposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL

White Balance

White balanceAuto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored, spot white balance measurement available during live view), all with fine-tuning


PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, picture rating, auto image rotation, index marking, voice memo input, and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display

Tripod Socket

Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Operating Environment

Operating environmentTemperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)


Supplied accessories(may differ by country or area)EN-EL18c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-26a Battery Charger, HDMI/USB Cable Clip, UC-E24 USB Cable, AN-DC22 Strap, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover


Nikon D6 specifications and key features have made it clear that this camera is suitable for professional photography use.The features are excellent and the shutter speed is superb for wildlife and sports photography. 4k UHD is outstanding for video recording. Autofocus performance really pays back for what you pay and built-in GPS adds to it. Overall, its a camera that ne should go for.


What is D6 good for?

The D6 is made for photographers who need a speedy, reliable camera and who want to use it every day in the most challenging conditions. Because it’s a full-frame model, the 20.8Mp sensor’s size are the same as those of a 35mm film frame.

What is Nikon D6 used for?

The new Nikon D6 is designed with the needs of sports photographers and photojournalists in mind, placing a significant focus on speed, performance, durability, and precision. High sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and rapid performance are all combined in one with its 20.8 MP FX-format sensor and an EXPEED 6 image processor.

Does Nikon D6 have WiFi?

YES. It has never been simpler to upload photographs wirelessly, thanks to the new built-in WiFi. The built-in WiFi operates beautifully for close-range transfer, and the speed was nearly comparable to D5 transfer via an ethernet connection.

Does Nikon D6 have silent mode?

YES, The Nikon D6 sets a new standard for burst photography, offering rates of up to 10.5 fps with AE tracking in Silent Photography mode or up to 14 fps with complete AF/AE.

What mount does Nikon D6 use?

Nikon D6 use Nikon F mount(with AF contacts and AF coupling)amd D. Type G, E,  and D lenses can also be used in addition to AF and AI-P NIKKOR lenses. Furthermore, DX lenses and CPU AI lenses can also be used.

What is the dynamic range of the Nikon D6?

The 20.8-megapixel FX-Format CMOS sensor used by the D6 produces photographs with outstanding detail, accurate colours, and an exceptional dynamic range. With an ISO range of 100 to 102,400, it is possible to maintain clarity and fine details in even the most difficult lighting conditions.

What battery does Nikon d6 use?

Nikon D6 uses one EN-EL18c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 10.8 VDC, 2500 mAh battery. According to the CIPA standards, D6 battery can last 3580 shots.