Canon officially released its flagship SLR EOS-1D X Mark III on January 7,Nikon’s D6 also officially debuted
We all know that 2020 is the Tokyo Olympics, and for the imaging industry, this is an important year for the equipment market, and both Canon and Nikon’s new top SLRs will be unveiled. Canon officially released its flagship SLR EOS-1D X Mark III on January 7, and a month later, Nikon’s D6 also officially debuted. Mr. S, I always feel that in the next year, more and more users will definitely compare these two cameras. But before that, is Nikon’s D6 compared to Canon and the former flagship D5, is it good? Even if you don’t buy it, you might as well take a look at Mr. S’s insights on the new machine!
Nikon D6 impression: overall and focus
If you pay attention to the trends in the imaging industry, you will find that when Canon released the EOS-1D X Mark III, it was very It is full of sincerity, and the upgrade point is very sufficient. What about Nikon? “Taking a different route, playing is personality.” Some friends may not understand, why shouldn’t you use very powerful adjectives for a flagship SLR like Nikon? Ahem, if you know the upgrade points of the Nikon D6 this time, you will probably understand what Mr. S means by “personality”. Let’s take a look at the upgrade points of Nikon D6 first!
The above table is made by Mr. S according to the specifications of the two generations of machines. To be honest, compared with the neighbors, the upgrade range is not very large, but the upgrade points are very practical. You will find that the upgrade of the Nikon D6 is developed in the direction of “taking the best moments of sports”.
From the point of view of the image processor, the emergence of EXPEED 6 is not unexpected at all, because since the mirrorless Z 6/Z 7, Nikon has enabled a new generation of image processors, so on the SLR side , Regular upgrade is a must.
I want to talk about the advantages of image processors If it is, the simplest three points-bring higher definition of still photos/moving video, make the image less noise at high ISO, and provide diffraction compensation. Anyway, it is a very important basis for optical algorithms.
Nikon D6 is indeed very powerful. The new autofocus module Multi-CAM 37000 is another upgrade focus!
Nikon D6 pair The focus coverage is 1.6 times that of the Nikon D5
Looking at the focus system here, Mr. S, I never think that the number of focus points is stronger. The key is that the focus point should become stronger and more accurate. Nikon D6 uses a new intensive focus system with 105 optional AF points. Please note that all 105 AF points are cross-shaped! These focus points can cope with more complicated or insufficient light conditions, and their ability is stronger.
New focus processing The camera can make the filming rate higher.
Another point is the new auto focus processor, which can calculate the defocus information in an auxiliary form, and the computing power is 1.6 times that of the D5. For example, in the picture above, the athlete’s hand blocks the athlete’s face, but the focusing system can still accurately focus on the character itself, which is the most beautiful, clear and wonderful moment captured by the photographer. You imagine that after 14 shots per second burst, if Nikon’s focusing system can make the filming rate higher, it is indeed better than 20 shots per second! The real situation has yet to be measured, so it will not be launched here.
You might say that other top autofocus systems are not bad either! Although I can’t refute this fact, the Nikon D6 really puts the functions that photographers need into place. This is the eye AF function under the optical viewfinder.
I really want to like one here, and Mr. S has something to say. Why do most sports photographers choose Canon or Nikon’s top SLRs with optical viewfinders as their shooting tools? The reason is that they all prefer the 100% time-lag optical viewfinder. For electronic viewfinders, all manufacturers can do is shorten this time lag and cannot achieve 100% time lag. In terms of physical properties, optical viewfinders always dominate. However, in recent years, manufacturers have made full efforts to micro-single focusing systems while adding almost invincible human face recognition and human eye recognition to the micro-single focusing system, and even more animal eye recognition. These are important for optical viewfinders. SLR is far from possible. Now, SLR cameras finally have an optical viewfinder to support human eye AF.
Nikon D6: Continuous shooting should be fast and smart
Sports-specific photography SLR, continuous shooting is their destiny and core Points. Although the Nikon D6 can only take up to 14 full-size photos per second in mechanical shutter mode, what you don’t know is that if it is in live view mode, it can also shoot 60 frames per second by holding down the shutter. And 30 photos per second.
How does the size look so familiar? Yes, it is actually the video recording size of Full HD and 4K. This design is entirely to allow photographers to capture almost every frame of video, so that the news backstage can immediately publish photo news. I always feel that this feature is indeed more practical than increasing the number of continuous shooting speeds.
S feels that if the camera simply enhances the continuous shooting speed, there are actually some troubles for the photographer. This is also a saying often said in the industry-“continuous shooting is cool for a while, choose the crematorium”. So the Nikon D6 maintains the good continuous shooting performance of the D5. 14 frames per second is actually enough. If you want to record every frame of action as fast as a video, 60 frames per second is not crazy enough? If there is another point I forgot to mention, the reflector pop-up device of the Nikon D6 is newly designed, which will help reduce the vibration during continuous shooting. These details, Nikon is still very low-key.
For any camera, silent The shutter is actually a very important part. The Nikon D6 can achieve continuous shooting at 10.2 frames per second with a silent electronic shutter, which I think is also very remarkable. For serious occasions like press conferences, if the camera can still have this performance, it is indeed an important reason to buy.
The top SLR is only for top photos
Let’s take a look at the other features of the Nikon D6. It uses a brand-new dual XQD and dual CFexpress storage media, which is more advanced than the previous dual CF. You can have a long exposure time of up to 900s by pressing the shutter, which is much more convenient than the previous 30s. As for the battery, based on the compatibility with the previous EN-EL8a and EN-EL8b, the new EN-EL8c is adopted, and the battery life can reach 3580 frames, and the battery life can reach 8670 frames if continuous shooting, and the battery life is really stronger.
What makes me feel warm is that Nikon has also added a Kensington pass lock slot to the D6. Thieves are everywhere, don’t think that no one will steal your camera in the news studio.
If you have been to a large-scale exhibition or release site, you know that once people get busy and have no skills, or when they can’t run around with a camera, you really want someone to take care of it. Nikon hopes that photographers will not be annoyed by this, and lock the camera so that no one can steal it.
The road Nikon takes is really different from Canon. Everyone actually saw the upgrade form. In terms of video shooting, Nikon neither added N-log to the D6, nor did it have common video specifications such as 1080P/120fps or 240fps. In fact, it is obvious that Nikon does not want to make the D6 this top SLR into a video camera.
Nikon has its own The Z 6 movie production set
In the words of Mr. S, it is a top-level SLR just for top-level photography. Want to record a video? We don’t have to go out and turn left at all. We, Nikon, have a Z-series movie set. Why do we need to force the video to be done on top of the Nikon D6? Therefore, the 4K 30P video specification that Nikon D5 has always kept in Nikon D6, 4K 30P and 1080P 60P. MP4 and. MOV is also sufficient for network video output, and there is nothing wrong with taking a video when necessary.
Finally, let’s enjoy a wave of official samples of Nikon D6!
When you see here, you will find that Nikon’s approach to flagship SLRs is really unique. A friend said that Nikon upgraded D5 this time, in fact, it is at most D5 enhanced version, it can not be regarded as an official D6. Mr. S feels that although Nikon has done similar actions before, such as D4 and D4S, I think the name and model are not too important. The important thing is to upgrade and be sincere. On the other hand, the price of the Nikon D6 is 44,800 yuan, which is actually the same as the Nikon D5 when it was first released. Both are the same at US$6,500. It can be said that there is no increase in the price. Looking at it this way, do you think the Nikon D6 is really good? At least for real sports photographers, yes.
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