An anonymous professional photographer pointed to the resource Nikonrumors.com to prepare the Japanese company to test the new flagship Nikon D6 reporting camera. The company registered trademarks D6, D7, D8 and D9 as far back as 2016. It is noteworthy that Nikon will break the usual course of things and will probably miss the Nikon D5s.
Most likely, the camera will be released before the Olympic Games in 2020, but the announcement from the company will be in early 2019 at CES in Las Vegas. The first samples will go into testing by professionals already in February 2019.
Nikon has long been working with Sony in the field of full-format sensors. Recently, Sony’s 36-megapixel matrix with 8K video recording capability and phase autofocusing on a PDAF chip has leaked to the network. 8K video is recorded at 60 frames per second and 10 bits. All Japanese broadcasting corporations are preparing for the transition to 8K just in time for the start of the Olympic Games.
Nikon fans point out that the Nikon D850’s sensor would be enough for them , and a burst rate of 13-14 frames per second will definitely not be a problem for the flagship.
Nikon is also actively working on the development of a line of mirrorless cameras of the Z line and is going to update the optics for a design without a mirror.