COVID-19 Delays Nikon D6 Camera Launch


Nikon’s new top-of-the-line DSLR is delayed until May 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak.

D6 from Nikon.

Well, that’s the plan so far. Even that tentative launch date could be further delayed if things don’t improve.

That means you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer to get your hands on that new camera if you were looking forward to it.

To remind you of what we’re getting with the new Nikon D6 is 14fps mechanical shutter, full autofocus, silent shooting at 10.5fps, 105-point AF system, 3.2 million ISO boost, and Dual CFexpress with support for simultaneous recording, PetaPixel points out.

Nikon released the following letter explaining the delay as well as apologizing for it:

“As a result of delays in the procurement of parts and components from a third-party cooperating company due to measures implemented in response to the spread of COVID-19, the release of the new Nikon D6 digital SLR camera, originally planned for March 2020, will be delayed. We sincerely apologize to our customers and all those concerned for any inconvenience this may cause.

We are now planning to release the Nikon D6 in May 2020 and will announce the new release date once it has been determined.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do our utmost to deliver this new camera as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.”

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