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Industry News: Major Nikon announcements are happening tonight

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According to Nikon Rumors, Nikon has major announcements lined up for tonight.

Nikon will officially announce two lenses for the Z mount, a 24mm f/1.8 and a 24-200mm f/??-6.3.

Along with the new Z mount lenses, Nikon will finally announce their flagship D6 DSLR that they teased last year.

Nikon D6 Rumored Specifications:

  • 2oMP sensor, not 24MP as previous reported (still not 100% sure)
  • No IBIS (still not 100% sure)
  • 14 fps in normal shutter mode (the D5 could do 12 fps)
  • Improved/better AF system but probably with the same number of AF points
  • The Nikon D6 AF improvements are crucial and comparable to the Sony A9II
  • The D6 will have more features and customization options for various aspects of the camera and settings
  • Companion applications will also see improvements but they will most likely launch after the camera release
  • The D6 will definitely not be a “hybrid” camera, but rather a DSLR with some mirrorless features (better video, silent shooting for example)
  • 4K 60 video
  • Improved dynamic range
  • Advanced video features with RAW recording (not sure if external or internal)
  • Longer manual exposure times (like in the Nikon D810A): from 1/8000 – 120 seconds (up from 30 seconds)
  • Dual CFExpress memory card slots
  • .76-78x 100% viewfinder
  • New Expeed dual processors
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3.2 million dots touchscreen
  • Improved silent shooting modes
  • Official announcement expected in mid-February (around February 12, 2020 ±1-2 days)
  • Update: one stop improved high ISO