Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR Development Announcement

Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR Development Announcement
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Wednesday September 4, 2019

By Angela Nicholson

Nikon has announced that the D6, the replacement to the flagship D5 is in development.

According to Nikon its will be company’s most advanced DSLR to date.

It also marks the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D-series as the D1 was launched in 1999.

Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR Development Announcement

Like the D5 and earlier D-series cameras, the D6 will be aimed at professional photographers who work in the most demanding conditions. The timing is not really a surprise as Nikon has a habit of introducing its flagship camera prior to the Olympic Games. 

Nikon has also announced that there’s an AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens in the pipeline. Like the D6, this telephoto zoom lens is aimed at professional photographers, particularly sports photographers.

While this shows that Nikon is still committed to DSLR photography and the F mount (celebrating its 60th anniversary), we’re wondering if there might be a similar mirrorless camera announcement in the not too distant future.

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR Development Announcement

Nikon D6 Price and Release Date

Nikon hasn’t announced the price or availability date of the D6 yet. However, looking at the current price of the D5, it’s unlikely you’ll get change from £5,500/$5,500. We think it will be nearer the £6,000/$6,000 mark. 

As for the release date, the D6 will need to arrive in plenty of time for professional photographers to be comfortable using it at the Olympic Games. My guess is early 2020.

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Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR Development Announcement
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Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR Development Announcement
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The Nikon D6 is in development along with the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300MM F/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens - just in time for next year's Olympis Games
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