Power to the image
astonishingly fast and accurate,the D6 is the holy grail for sports and news photographers
Taking speed and precision performance to new levels, the new Nikon D6 boasts a powerful new Autofocus engine, incredibly fast real-time image transfer, a state-of-the-art EXPEED 6 processer and higher-than-ever ISO.
Tracking and capturing movement has never been better, thanks to a customisable Group-Area AF system. With 105 all-selectable cross-type sensors (while shooting in Auto-Area AF or 3D tracking) users can define their starting focus point, such as the subject’s eyes, and have total control of the subject during the moments of making the shot.
AF sensitivity drops to -4.5 EV at the central focus point and -4 EV for the remaining points, so difficult lighting conditions won’t get in your way when it comes to getting the killer image. A new Auto White Balance algorithm ensures skin tone and colour are captured better than ever.
You’ll never miss a shot with a D6 because full AF/AE is available up to 14fps. The viewfinder view is stabilised thanks to a redesigned mirror mechanism which reduces bounce.
Selecting and sending shots is incredibly easy with a sensitive and intuitive touchscreen. With one flick of your finger, images can be prioritised, queued and saved. Voice memos, copyrights and ratings can be quickly applied to pictures.
Top speed image transfer with super-fast in-camera Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections gets shots to the picture desk, fast.
A favourite feature carried over from the D5 is the fully sealed titanium alloy body of the D6, so you can keep shooting in extremes of weather.
Dual card slots, which accept CFexpress or XQD cards, enable the recording of JPEG+ and JPEG images. The secondary card slot can be assigned small and medium JPEGS for faster image transfer.
So, then, the remarkable new D6: an all-powerful workhorse ready for the most demanding pro needs.
D6 The Essentials
With a 20.8MP sensor with 14fps burst capabilities, the new Nikon D6 leaves nothing to chance. It has a fully redesigned AutoFocus system, super-tough body and a super-fast, in-camera 105-point fully selectable, all cross-type sensor AF system. There’s a new focal point layout with Group-Area AF and even more customisable settings. AF sensitivity is down to -4.5 EV at the central focus point, and -4 EV at all other points. In-camera Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections mean sports and action photographers can land their pictures on editors’ desks ahead of their competitors.
Looking back, it’s incredible how quickly times have changed from my last column to this one. Covid-19 struck our global community with grim results. Perspectives shifted, and maybe now even more than ever, it is photojournalists’ role to document what is going on right now. New products as presented in this issue to support that mission, but right now everybody’s health and safety is what matters most. We at Nikon would like to thank all those out there who put their life and health at stake to make a difference. Nikon technologies and Nikon employees from all divisions try to contribute and support them. We will keep on developing leading healthcare and analysis equipment and imaging technologies to provide the tools to work on today’s greatest challenges.
the versatile, agile D780 is perfect for creative
StillS shooters and videographers
Swiss landscape shooter Simone Cmoon reaches far and wide with the D780
Inheriting high-performance functions from the Z 6, the new Nikon D780 packs a significant punch in terms of speed, image processing, video capability and autofocus performance. With 24.5 megapixels, this full-frame FX camera also has a CMOS sensor and the new generation EXPEED 6.
With two fast, reliable AF systems, the D780 offers total flexibility. Shooting in Live View, the AF system has 273 on-sensor AF points and Eye-Detection AF. While in Live View, you can shoot up to 12 fps in Silent Photography mode, while shooting through the viewfinder has the advantage of flagship tracking performance and a mode that enables quick switching between advanced AF modes, while shooting up to 7 fps.
D780 The Essentials
A full-frame pro DSLR showcasing two fast and reliable AF systems: a dedicated Hybrid-AF system for Live View shooting and Phase-Detection AF system for viewfinder shooting. Shoot at up to 7 fps with AF/AE, and 12 fps capability shooting in Silent Live View and take full resolution images even when shooting in RAW. Ultra-wide ISO 100–51200, extendable up to 204800 and down to ISO 50. With long battery life and a tough build, the D780 is ready for anything. Behind the lens, your creativity is freed to its fullest potential.
POWER & PRECISION A NEW TELEPHOTO ZOOM
get closer to the action like never before
With subject acquisition out of the top drawer, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR is ideal for sports and wildlife pros who require precision and control over dynamic images.
A tough, light telephoto zoom, it can capture long-range action in the lowest of light. There’s a Sport VR mode, and Prime lens-equivalent AF performance to track fast-moving subjects.
The electromagnetic diaphragm enables precision when shooting fast. VR is enabled from the moment the camera is switched on.
In a first for Nikon, this lens features both Nikon’s ED and SR glass to combat chromatic aberration and coma. The integral tripod foot compensates for the weight of the telephoto, ensuring perfect balance while shooting.
As with all Nikon’s new optics, the lens is weather sealed and features Nano Crystal and ARNEO coatings to combat ghosting and flare.
If you are looking for next-level performance, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR has to be at the top of your want list.
Three ways to perfection
A trio of new optics advances nikon’s peerless mirrorless range
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
A superb, fast medium telephoto-zoom with built-in image stabilisation and excellent low light performance for sports, action or reportage.
It has fast and accurate auto-focusing thanks to its new multi-focusing system, with reduced aberrations while close focusing. Anti-reflection coatings ensure pristine edge-to-edge clarity. A newly developed SR (Short-wavelength Refractive) glass lens element supresses chromatic aberrations.
Image stabilistaion comes from built-in optical VR, effective for up to 5.5 stops. An on-lens OLED information display panel allows for instant, direct shooting control. All this plus outstanding image control when shooting handheld, stills or video.
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S could very well be your next favourite lens.
NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR
An ultra-compact telephoto zoom lens for travel photographers who want to pack light, or rely on just one optic, the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR is perfect for stunning bokeh and close-ups, with rich details and colour.
Aspherical ED glass and aspherical lens elements eliminate distortion throughout the zoom range. Ghosting and flare, as always, are kept to a bare minimum thanks to Nikon’s ARNEO coating.
The in-lens VR means shooting in low light is problem free. Autofocus is fast and quiet. Videographers and stills photographers who need a terrific all-rounder lens should look no further.
Edge-to-edge detail of the Atacama desert shot by Taylor Grey using the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8s
NIKKOR Z 20MM F/1.8 S
This beautiful, ultra wide-angle prime will bring a new level of sharpness and clarity to your work, especially landscapes and wide interiors. The f/1.8 rounded 9-blade aperture ensures the very best image performance no matter how challenging the lighting conditions. Exceptionally sharp shots can be framed from close-up to infinity, thanks to the a minimum focal distance of 0.20m.
With the silent control ring, focus is always under your careful command. Filmmakers will love silent autofocusing, which virtually eliminates focus breathing. The NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8s has significantly reduced aberrations, ghosting and flare thanks to Nikon’s anti-reflective technologies and market-leading lens elements. A mirrorless prime of true excellence.