Digital SLR cameras

Convergence of advanced technologies expands the possibilities of imaging


Nikon's digital SLR cameras are based on technologies that have been accumulated since the age of film cameras, combined with the latest digital image-processing and network technologies. They further broaden imaging possibilities in shooting, viewing, editing and sharing, and remarkably contribute to the promotion of photographic culture throughout the world.

Nikon's state-of-the-art technologies, including those employed for the body design and image processing, are effectively condensed in digital SLR cameras to optimally meet the demands and intentions of a wide range of photographers, from entry-level users to professionals.

High-density 105-point AF system with all cross-type, selectable focus points

The D6 incorporates the most powerful AF system in Nikon's history. All 105 focus points are cross-type and selectable, allowing users to focus on the intended part of a subject without adjusting their composition. A triple-sensor arrangement is also used for each focus point, achieving approx. 1.6× higher-density AF coverage compared to the D5. This enables more accurate acquisition of even small subjects.

Furthermore, the dedicated AF engine is boosted, performing multiple processing simultaneously with the sequential control microcomputer, resulting in a comprehensive acceleration of data processing and AF control. Simultaneous focusing with all points is performed during approx. 14-fps* high-speed continuous shooting to maintain stable focusing. The benefit is especially clear when AF lock-on strength is increased.

  • *Depending on lens, aperture, etc.

Wide ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 102400

The D6 pushes noise reduction further, with noise effectively suppressed even at high ISO, thanks to the combination of Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image-processing engine. High image quality is delivered throughout the wide ISO sensitivity range from 100 to 102400. Sensitivity can also be pushed down to ISO 50 equivalent (Lo 1) or elevated up to ISO 3280000 equivalent (Hi 5), just like the D5.

Monocoque body with high-stiffness carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic

The advanced high-stiffness carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic, employed for the camera body, offers strength and durability equivalent to those of aluminum and magnesium. Furthermore, Nikon's original technology has made it possible to produce a monocoque structure utilizing the material. The monocoque is an integrated structure that is also used for some cars and aircraft. It enhances robustness and durability, as well as achieving a lightweight body, while enabling reassessment of the internal design of a camera.

Since the first adoption of this high-stiffness carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic for the D5300 in 2013, it has also been employed on the D780, D5600, D5500 and D3400.