There is a rising buzz that we’re more likely to see a brand new full-frame mirrorless digital camera from Nikon very quickly.
Remember, Nikon’s already dipped its toe into mirrorless with the vary unsuccessful 1 Sequence vary of cameras. Primarily based round a 1-inch sensor, these cameras by no means actually caught on, and whereas Nikon hasn’t acknowledged the vary is useless, we have not seen a brand new digital camera launched within the sequence since April 2015.
It is now wanting very probably that Nikon will go in the other way and launch a full-frame mirrorless digital camera to rival the likes of Sony’s vary of full-frame mirrorless cameras just like the Alpha A7R III.
Nikon Imaging Japan government Kimito Uemura spilled the beans at this yr’s Digital camera & Picture Imaging Present (higher often known as CP+) throughout a televised interview aired on Japan’s NKH community.
When requested in regards to the firm’s plans on launching a brand new mirrorless digital camera, he stated, “Sadly, we weren’t capable of convey out a mirrorless mannequin for this yr’s occasion. However improvement is underway, and we anticipate to convey one to market by spring subsequent yr.”
Actually, NikonRumors.com is reporting that we may see two completely different Nikon mirrorless cameras.
In any other case, information for now could be fairly restricted – we do not even know the title(or names) of the digital camera, however lets check out a number of the key rumors, together with what lens mount might be used.
Reduce to the chase
- What’s it? Nikon’s first high-end mirrorless digital camera
- When is it out? It might be as early as July 23rd
- How a lot will it price? It might be upwards of $four,000 (with a lens)
Nikon mirrorless digital camera launch date
NikonRumors understands that the official announcement is rumored for the tip of July (on or round July 23), with delivery starting shortly after (August 23).
This may be fairly a bit prior to lots of people had anticipated – it was broadly thought that the announcement would come on the images trade’s largest occasion, Photokina, in September.
Nikon mirrorless digital camera sensor
As we have talked about above, NikonRumors reckons we may see not one, however two new fashions, with the 2 cameras that includes completely different sensors.
One mannequin may function a 45MP decision full-frame sensor, which suggests it might be very comparable in design to the good 45.4MP sensor discovered on the D850 and would make it a direct rival to the Alpha A7R III.
What in regards to the different digital camera? That is rumored to have a sensor with a decision within the area of 24-25MP, though it isn’t clear if this will probably be full-frame or APS-C. Whether it is full-frame, once more, it will put it doubtlessly in direct competitors with Sony’s Alpha A7 III.
Nikon mirrorless digital camera lens mount
Nikon’s well-known F-mount has been round since 1959, which suggests there’s an enormous vary of alternative with regards to lenses, each new and previous (although to get the very best out of the most recent sensors, you may wish to be utilizing trendy glass).
It seems although that Nikon has made the daring resolution to drop the F-mount for its new mirrorless vary of cameras, opting as an alternative of a totally new lens mount design, though it isn’t clear what the scale will probably be.
For the time being Nikon’s new mirrorless lens mount could have a gap of 55mm, which is a little bit bigger than the rumored Z mount, which had a gap of 49mm.
NikonRumors says the brand new mirrorless mount will probably be suitable with ultra-fast f/zero.95 lenses – this ties in with Nikon registering the NOCT trademark and f/0.9 lens patents again in June.
Initially it is anticipated that three lenses will probably be launched alongside the brand new cameras: a 24-70mm, 35mm and 50mm (with the 2 prime lenses that includes a quick f/1.four most aperture).
Nikon mirrorless digital camera worth
Relating to pricing, this might be manner off, however the 45MP mannequin may price round $four,000 (round £three,000/AU$7,100, although probably extra) with the 24-70mm lens, whereas the 25MP mannequin is more likely to be below $three,000 (£2,300/AU$5,300, once more, this might be increased), additionally with a lens.
Different Nikon mirrorless digital camera leaks and rumors
The brand new fashions may also be comparable in physique dimension to Sony’s full-frame Alpha A7 sequence cameras just like the A7R III, however studies counsel they will have higher ergonomics and a greater grip.
Different rumored specs embody a 5-axis in-body stabilization system, 9fps burst taking pictures and an digital viewfinder with a high-res three.6-million-dot show.
Whilst you may assume that SD playing cards could be the storage medium of alternative, but it surely might be that Nikon decides to stay with XQD playing cards if the rumors are to be believed, whereas CF Categorical have additionally been muted.