Look out Canon, the Nikon D6 is here! The details of Nikon's flagship camera are out

Nikon D6
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon has finally announced detailed specifications for its long-awaited new flagship DSLR, the Nikon D6. 

This is the high-speed professional sports camera which will go head to head with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III at the 2020 Olympics, and could be crucial to both companies’ fortunes in the professional camera market over the next four years.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com