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Nikon confirms new D6 DSLR flagship is in the pipeline

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An early look at the forthcoming Nikon D6 DSLR
An early look at the forthcoming Nikon D6 DSLR
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An early look at the forthcoming Nikon D6 DSLR
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An early look at the forthcoming Nikon D6 DSLR
The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens that Nikon is also working on
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The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens that Nikon is also working on

Almost four years since the launch of the D5, Nikon has confirmed a successor to its flagship DSLR is on the way, which it promises will be its most advanced digital SLR to date.

The Nikon D5 was quite the machine when it rolled onto the scene in early 2016, packing a 20.8-megapixel full-frame sensor, ultra-wide ISO range and 4K video capabilities. It also made sports and action photography a priority with a huge autofocus performance upgrade on its predecessors.

Nikon is yet to detail much of anything regarding the performance of the forthcoming D6, but it does appear to again be mindful of those snapping fast-moving subjects. Alongside the new flagship, the company also announced a quick new telephoto 120-300mm f/2.8 lens is in development for sports photographers and the like.

The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens that Nikon is also working on
The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens that Nikon is also working on

Nikon says pricing and release dates for the D6 and new AF-S NIKKOR telephoto lens “at a later date.”

Source: Nikon

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f8lee
As a one time Nikon fan-boi, I am happy to see these developments (why it took them this long to make that zoom lens I cannot guess - I had the Sigma 120-300 f2.8 years ago and it was great). I wonder if the D6 will surpass the D5 in sensitivity - the D5 is pretty capable at ISO 3 million so that will be quite impressive (heck, the D5 is already quite impressive). Alas, though, the decline in "real" camera sales will not be stemmed much by these announcements - selfie-takers aren't going to care. Sports shooters will take note, and PIs (and paparazzi as well) who need to get photos in near darkness of their quarry will also buy them, but that's about it.