Nikon Reveals Development of Flagship D6 DSLR and 120-300mm f/2.8 Lens

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There are many things that happen every four years, and one of them is the release of a new flagship DSLR from Nikon. Today, we had our first peek at the upcoming D6 and a brand-new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Lens. I do mean just a peek because, besides the names and a couple of photos, Nikon is keeping the remaining details and specifications of these exciting products under wraps.

Nikon D6 DSLR Camera
Nikon D6 DSLR Camera

It is nearly guaranteed that Nikon will push the boundaries of imaging technology with the D6, as this company does every time a new single-digit D Series camera has been released, since its inception of the D1, in 1999. That marks 2019 as the 20th year of this professional-oriented series and, as such, we expect some exciting new tech to find its way in. Also, this year is the 60th anniversary of the F mount, and the upcoming 120-300mm f/2.8 looks to be a perfect match for the D6, especially for sports and photojournalism, which has been the D Series main focus for decades.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Lens
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Lens

What we can glean from Nikon’s sparse press release and accompanying video is that the D6 will continue in the tradition of the still-impressive D5 and all its predecessors. Features highlighted include reliability, speed, autofocus, image quality, and advanced functions for professional workflows—all things that the current D5 boasts. As for completely new tech, well, that we don’t know yet. Considering the world’s largest sporting event is happening next year, in Nikon’s home country of Japan, you would expect Nikon to want to make a splash.

Nikon D6 DSLR Camera

At this point, we will have to wait and see what Nikon has coming for the D6, although I’m certain it’ll be exciting. And, to quote Nikon’s marketing, the D6 will be perfect to use to “capture tomorrow.” What new features would you like to see in the next flagship Nikon DSLR? Sound off in the Comments section, below, and stay tuned to B&H Explora for the latest news.

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