The Nikon D6 is coming! Nikon announces its new flagship DSLR is being developed

The Nikon D6 is coming! Nikon announces its new flagship DSLR is being developed
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon has officially announced the development of the Nikon D6, its long-rumored replacement for the flagship Nikon D5 model. Mirrorless cameras might dominate the headlines in other areas of photography, but in the pro sports photography market, ruggedness, dependability, speed and the support of a professional lens and accessory system is still the priority.

But while it has confirmed the Nikon D6 is coming, Nikon has not revealed any of its specifications. This means we can expect the rumors to build ahead of the camera's launch (Nikon has not even given a date), and we already have some ideas about what we could expect to see thanks to leaked Nikon D6 specifications.

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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 but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at