If you wanted an in-depth and extensive review of how well the Nikon D6 performs for wildlife photography, then you’re in for a treat. This 44-minute wildlife-focused review comes courtesy of wildlife photographer Steve Perry over at the Backcountry Gallery, and it covers just about everything you could ever want to know about the D6 and how it performs for this task.
Steve has been using the camera almost exclusively for five weeks, and while the video does go into a lot of detail, it’s worth noting that Steve skips over the features he does not use – like video. This is definitely heavily focused towards wildlife photography, the needs of wildlife photographers specifically and how it compares to the Nikon D5.
The biggest question surrounding the $6,500 Nikon D6 is just how good it is over the Nikon D5. On the initial announcement, it sounded more like it should be called the “D5s” rather than the D6. And that’s something Steve has thoughts on, too.
I think the D6 title is appropriate, but only by a nose. This is part thanks to the massive amount of customization you can do, the faster frame rate, all the new menu options, and of course… mostly… the upgraded AF system.
It feels like its JUST ENOUGH new features to qualify as a D6 and not a D5s.
There is a lot covered in the video, but if you’re a wildlife shooter who’s been considering the Nikon D6, it’s well worth a watch. Yes, it’s a long video, but those 44 minutes will either confirm your decision to spend a whole lot of money or it’ll make you glad that you haven’t.