• D6: front
  • D6: back
  • Full frame
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • 6 EXPEED
  • ISO 100-102400
  • All-cross-type
    105-point AF
  • 14 fps
  • 4K UHD
  • Built-in GPS
  • 1000BASE-T wired LAN
  • Silent mode
  • Touch screen
  • SnapBridge


  • Nikon's most powerful, higher-density AF system with 105 all-cross-type focus points
  • Faster 1000BASE-T, and wireless communication via built-in Wi-Fi and WT-6/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter
  • Simultaneous JPEG + JPEG recording for JPEG shooters
  • Flick operation to prioritize important images to transfer, for faster delivery
  • Clear optical viewfinder and newly developed mirror drive structure offer a stable view for sports scenes with 14-fps* shooting
  • EXPEED 6 delivers standard ISO up to 102400 with high image quality even in extremely low light
  • Compatibility with Kensington® anti-theft locks
  • Diverse selection of NIKKOR telephoto lenses up to 800 mm helps achieve superb images
  • *Depending on lens, aperture, etc.


Type of camera


Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens mount

Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)

Effective angle of view

Nikon FX format

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

20.8 million

Image sensor

Image sensor

35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor

Total pixels

21.33 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D software required)


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 2160

  • Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1920 x 1080: 1920 x 1080

  • Photographs taken while filming movies at a frame size of 1280 x 720: 1280 x 720

File format

  • NEF (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 system

Auto, 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


CFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards

Dual card slots

The 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 system

DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31



Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder

Frame coverage

  • FX: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical

  • 1.2x: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical

  • DX: Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical

  • 5:4: Approx. 97% horizontal and 100% vertical

  • 1:1: Approx. 95% horizontal and 100% vertical

  • 16:9: Approx. 100% horizontal and 96% vertical


Approx. 0.72x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)


17 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

-3 to +1 m-1

Focusing screen

Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark X screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)

Reflex mirror

Quick return

Depth-of-field preview

Pressing Pv button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (P and S modes)

Lens aperture

Instant return, electronically controlled


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.



Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter


1/8000 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 speed

X=1/250 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower

  • Auto FP high-speed sync supported


Release modes

S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), self-timer, MUP (mirror up)

Approximate frame advance rate

  • CL: 1 to 10 fps

  • CH: 10 to 14 fps

  • Q: 1 to 5 fps


2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s


Metering system

  • Viewfinder photography: TTL exposure metering using RGB sensor with approximately 180K (180,000) pixels

  • Live view: TTL exposure metering performed by image sensor

Metering modes

  • Matrix: 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 data

  • Center-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 EV

  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV

  • Highlight-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV

Exposure meter coupling

Combined CPU and AI


P (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 lock

Luminosity 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-Lighting

Can be selected from Auto, Extra high +2, Extra high +1, High, Normal, Low, and Off



  • Viewfinder 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 servo

  • Autofocus (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 points

105 focus points (number available for selection in viewfinder photography can be chosen from 105, 27, and 15)

AF-area modes

  • Viewfinder 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 AF

  • Live view: Face-detection AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing center of sub-selector


Flash control

TTL 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 modes

Front-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 indicator

Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting
System (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 terminal

ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

White balance

White balance

Auto (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


Bracketing types

Exposure and/or flash, white balance and ADL

Live View


Photo live view, movie live view


Metering system

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Metering modes

Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted

Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate

  • 3840 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 format


Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM (for movies recorded in MOV format), AAC (for movies recorded in MP4 format)

Audio recording device

Built-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-Lighting

Can be selected from Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off

Other options

Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes



8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2359k-dot (XGA) TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, 11-level manual brightness adjustment, and color balance control



Full-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



Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output

Type C HDMI connector

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Ten-pin remote terminal

Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)


RJ-45 connector

  • Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T)/IEEE 802.3u (100BASETX)/IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)

  • Data rates*: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect

  • Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX)

  • *Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.

Peripheral connector

For WT-6/A/B/C Wireless Transmitter



  • Standards: 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


  • Communication 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

Location data

Supported GNS systems

GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)

Data acquired

Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)

Clock synchronization

Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS

Track logs


Log interval

15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.

Maximum log recording time

6, 12 or 24 hours

Log deletion


Power source


One 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 adapter

EH-6c AC Adapter; requires EP-6 Power Connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

Tripod socket

1/4 in. (ISO 1222)


(W x H x D)

Approx. 160 x 163 x 92 mm/6.3 x 6.5 x 3.7 in.


Approx. 1450 g/3 lb 3.2 oz with battery and two CFexpress memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1270 g/2 lb 12.8 oz (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating environment

Temperature: 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

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