It feels like forever since Nikon announced their newest flagship DSLR; the Nikon D6. It’s actually only been three months, but that hasn’t stopped some people getting anxious. Recently, customers were being told that the D6 would start shipping right about now, but now Nikon has officially come out to announce that the Nikon D6 will start shipping on May 21st.
MELVILLE, NY (May 7, 2020) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the retail availability of the new Nikon D6 DSLR, which was unveiled in February of this year. The D6 will be available in the U.S. starting on Thursday, May 21 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $6,499.95* for the body-only configuration.
Whether on an assignment or in the studio, Nikon’s flagship D6 DSLR always delivers. The D6 incorporates Nikon’s most powerful AF to date, featuring a high-density system with 105 selectable cross-type AF points to help capture pivotal moments again and again, even in the most challenging conditions and environments. Since every second counts, the uncompromising D6 incorporates important upgrades to enhance photographers’ workflow and accelerate file transfer capabilities, offering time-saving and customizable options during and after capture. Additionally, the D6 offers robust reliability, unrivaled low-light capability, amazing versatility, 4K UHD multimedia capabilities and a mechanical shutter frame rate that can capture at a blazing fast 14 frames-per-second (fps).
So, it’s shipping a little later than the initial April expectation, but with the pandemic, it wasn’t much of a surprise to anybody that the new camera has been delayed. Nikon even made an announcement to this effect in March, stating that it would come a little later than expected due to supply chain issues. And Nikon isn’t the only one that has been affected by it, either.
I suppose with the Olympics delayed until next year and most other sporting events cancelled this year, there wasn’t much of a rush to get it out there anyway.
The Nikon D6 is available to pre-order now for $6,496.95 and begins shipping on May 21st – at least, that’s what Nikon is saying now. Are you already waiting for one to show up at your door?