Industry News: Nikon to make a D6 announcement on September 4, 2019

Nov 3, 2014
Sorry. Guess I'm dating myself. Sneaker net is when you physically walk media from one computer to another wearing your "sneakers" so as not to have to wait for it to go through the network. Less of an issue today but still can take a long time for big files to go through wifi.
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Nov 3, 2014
Yep. I often still have to use media between my Macs and PC's because networking them is always a hassle.

I used to have a pair of purple converse Chuck Taylor's that some media company gave me promoting their "sneaker net" storage products. I guess I gave them away. I'm pretty sure they went out of business. Iomega or SyQuest. Can't remember.


Defining the poetics of space through Architecture
Aug 18, 2017
Williamsport, PA
Should be interesting to see the relative directions Nikon and Canon go with their new pro bodies. I can't see myself investing in a 1DX Mark III at this point but who knows. There would have to be some pretty compelling advantages. Those insanely expensive and increasingly obsolete CFAST cards are going to be yet another waste of storage dollars I imagine.
I doubt cfast will be used anymore by Canon, I hope.

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CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
Alberta, Canada
I was worried about the cost of CFast when buying the 1DX2, more like I just didn't want to afford them as opposed to couldn't. I've used three of these guys extensively shooting video at 4K60 without a hiccup. That's 256 GB for $100 USD! I only chanced buying the first thinking it'd still be OK for photos but was pleasantly surprised. So, for me it's a non-issue.



Jan 26, 2012
State College, PA
Physically they are same(Type-B) but use different protocols. Xqd is pci-e 2.0 interface with some unknown protocol while CFxpress moves to PCI-e 3.0 interface with NVMe protocol (electrical interface being same betn two many devices are capable of supporting CFxpress via firmware upgrade.). Both CF(IDE) & CFast(Sata) are dead moving forward with introfuction of CFxpress. Since Canon absolutley loves antiquated standards(Micro B connector on 90D with USB 2.0 controller) we can rest assured that replacement for 1Dx Mk 2 will come with atleast 1x CFast or CF slot unlike D6 which is moving away from 2xXQD.
I would expect the D6 to be similar to the Z6/Z7 bodies where you have a hybrid CFExpress/XQD slot.


Jun 27, 2013
I would expect the D6 to be similar to the Z6/Z7 bodies where you have a hybrid CFExpress/XQD slot.
Other than different protocols and different generation of PCI-E bus both XQD and CFxpress(Type-B) are same cards. D6 will be a traditional Pro DSLR similar to D5.


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Aug 16, 2012
In all of my many encounters in bird photography, I have never seen a D series whereas I have come across 1Ds galore. Must have led a very sheltered life.


EOS M6 Mark II
Sep 5, 2018
I like it! This will mean we get a 1Dx mark III with similar features (I hope).

As a wildlife photographer I'm torn between moving to the Sony A9 (A9 II) or sticking with the Canon lineup. If the 1Dx Mark III has compelling features I don't mind staying with Canon DSLR. As hyped as mirrorless is for all other kinds of photography...when it comes to wildlife I think DSLR still has many advantages.


EOS M6 Mark II
Sep 5, 2018
I hope Canon keeps CFAST on the new 1Dx lineup....just for legacy users. I have a 512 card that will be impossible to sell otherwise.

Give us CFAST and CExpress for all I care. Just don't abandon CFAST so quickly after trumpeting it as the next big thing in the 1dx II.


Feb 19, 2016
I am nit-picking but IBIS isn't a "mirrorless technology" - Sony, Minolta, Pentax, Olympus all used it in SLR cameras, in some cases many years ago.

The D6 looks a great camera - in truth, at the absolute top end there isn't much difference between Canon and Nikon in terms of build quality, features or even - for the most part - lens quality. It's a bit like arguing whether one prefers Bentley or Rolls Royce. So I sincerely hope Nikon put out a great camera as it only keeps the pressure on Canon.
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UNWATCH-Better than Methadone
Dec 17, 2013
Honestly, I miss the good old fashioned Nikon vs Canon arguments. They seem to be rooted in facts. All this 24p chatter, Canon is doomed, Switching to Sony blather does nothing but divide us. Photographers should stick together.