Nikon D6 What You Need to Know for Best Performance

The D6’s original MSRP was $6499

Used D6 cameras fall into a price range of $2,500 to $3,500. The difference will be due to condition and accessories included.

The Nikon D6 uses a EN-EL18c lithium-ion battery & charager.

The battery can be charged via the USB port.

The Nikon D6 is compatible with Dual XQD/CFexpress slots memory cards.

The D6 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.

There is a list of the best Nikon D6 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.

  • Active D-Lighting
  • 14.0 fps continuous shooting
  • Auto Active D-Lighting System
  • Custom Setting Options
  • Red eye correction

The D6 has an Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the Expeed 6 image processor.

The Nikon D6 can not record video.

No. The Nikon D6 does not have clean HDMI out.

The Nikon D6 can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.

There is no port for a external microphone.

Manufacturer Nikon
Model D6
MSRP $6499
Body type Large DSLR
Max resolution 5568 x 3712
Other resolutions 3648 x 2432 (DX format)
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 5:4, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20.8 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed 6
ISO Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-3280000)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50.0
Boosted ISO (maximum) 3280000.0
White balance presets 12.0
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Image stabilization notes None
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal, basic
Autofocus ['Contrast Detect (sensor)', 'Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Center', 'Selective single-point', 'Tracking', 'Single', 'Continuous', 'Touch', 'Face Detection', 'Live View']
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 105.0
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 2359000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.72×
Minimum shutter speed 900 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
Flash range None
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync socket)
Flash modes Normal, redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, rear-curtain sync, off
Continuous drive 14.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes ['Multi', 'Center-weighted', 'Highlight-weighted', 'Spot']
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing None
WB Bracketing Yes
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes None
Modes ['3840 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']
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types Dual XQD/CFexpress slots
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11ac + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (Wired or smartphone)
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL18c lithium-ion battery & charager
Battery Life (CIPA) 3580.0
Weight (inc. batteries) 1270 g (2.80 lb / 44.80 oz)
Dimensions 160 x 163 x 92 mm (6.3 x 6.42 x 3.62″)
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Built-in
GPS notes None