The F6 is a professional SLR camera that draws on a heritage of renowned Nikon film cameras.
Refined to a degree that is hard to match in film SLRs, it provides a high-speed, high-quality performance. Mechanical innovations offer superb stability and durability, and enable quiet operation.
Nikon’s F6 — a pure photographic experience.
Refined performance: coming from a legendary series of Nikon F-mount cameras, the F6 provides film enthusiasts with an SLR of amazing precision and remarkable durability.
Efficient mechanics: the camera’s mechanical design offers maximum reliability and is optimized to minimize power consumption, operational noise and vibration.
Durable: built to withstand severe conditions, the F6 offers enhanced resistance to moisture, dust and extreme temperatures. It boasts an aluminum alloy die-cast chassis and a lightweight magnesium alloy front body.
11-area Multi-CAM2000 AF: the Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus (AF) Sensor Module enables the camera’s high-speed, high-precision 11-area AF system with nine cross-type AF sensors. Offers four AF Area Modes: Single Area AF, Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-On™, Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF and Group Dynamic AF.
Precise exposure metering: 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1005-pixel RGB sensor offers outstanding precision. Flexible Center-Weighted metering provides the option to select the size of the sensing area from Custom Settings. Spot metering adapts to correspond with the focus area you’ve selected.
High-precision shutter unit: the highly durable self-diagnostic shutter unit with Kevlar/aluminum alloy shutter blades offers exceptional reliability and precision even at shutter speeds of up to 1/8,000 second.
High-speed mirror balancing: a sophisticated mirror balance mechanism helps to reduce camera shake that can result from mirror movement. The mirror completes its motion and reaches a full stop without any mirror bounce.
NIKKOR lenses: compatible NIKKOR lenses include all AF-D, AF-G and AF-S type lenses, AF NIKKORS, AF-S and AF-I Teleconverters, Non-D-type AF lenses, AI-P-type and AI-type lenses, Reflex-NIKKORS, PC-NIKKORS, D-type PC-NIKKORS, and AI-type Teleconverters*.
Nikon Creative Lighting System: the F6 is compatible with Nikon's Creative Lighting System that includes i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash, Wireless Advance Lighting capability and AUTO FP High-Speed Sync capability up to 1/8000 second.
Classic design: carefully sculpted exterior design by GIUGIARO™.
* For more information about NIKKOR lens compatibility, please refer to the F6 brochure.
Film advance [fps]
Autofocus detection range (at ISO 100)
-1 EV to 19 EV
Metering Sensor sensitivity (EV at 100 ISO at f/1.4)
EV 0 – 20 in 3D Color Matrix and Center-Weighted, EV 2 – 20 in Spot
Approx. viewfinder frame coverage [%]
Battery holder MS-41 provided (two 3V lithium batteries); optional Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 and AA-type battery holder MS-40 available (for eight alkaline-manganese, lithium or Ni-MH batteries, or one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4); built-in backup battery
Approx. dimensions (W x H x D) [mm]
157 x 119 x 78.5
Approx. weight w/o batteries [g]