Nikon made something of a non-announcement when it announced its forthcoming flagship DSLR back in September, but we might suddenly be a bit closer to knowing the specifications, and it might be arriving a bit sooner than we expected.
Nikon Rumors is suggesting that Nikon may be announcing the D6 in the middle of February and has published a list of possible specifications. The flagship DSLR geared towards press and sports photographers is thought to feature an improved version of the IBIS that is currently deployed in the Z 6 and Z 7 and various mirrorless elements, such as silent shooting and improved video.
The 24-megapixel sensor will shoot 4K 60p video and have improved dynamic range, as well as raw video that may even record internally. It seems quite likely that Nikon will be moving to dual CFExpress card slots, and the rear display will be a 3.2-million-dot touchscreen.
For those wondering if this might be the last DSLR that Nikon releases, there’s a good chance that an updated D750 could still be in the pipeline, and an upgrade to the D850 might also be a possibility.
As you’d expect, what many will be waiting to hear is how well this stacks up against the forthcoming Canon 1D X Mark III that will shoot 16 frames per second with its mechanical shutter and 20 frames per second using the electronic shutter. The D5 shoots 12 frames per second, and the D6’s burst speed is noticeably absent from the rumored specs currently being reported.
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