Nikon full frame mirrorless camera system
Nikon’s new full frame mirrorless
Announcements and pre-release info
After many years of rumours it seems that Nikon is going to enter the full-frame mirrorless market.
Camera announcements are expected in August
Initial information is organised by date – full product detail pages will be added later.
Launch date? : August 23rd
16th A new video – likely pointing to the 58mm f/0.95 lens.
14th A few more details tickle out about what Nikon are likely announcing in nine days time.[NR]
There will be two cameras:
Nikon Z6: high speed, low light model (24MP)
Nikon Z7: high-resolution model (45MP)
Nikon is going to make a big thing of the all new ‘Z’ mount, with three lenses at launch, and a 50/0.95 is slated for later release
Suggested are a 24-70 F4, 50/1.8 and a wide F1.8 (24/28/35)
2nd A new video shows the increase in size of the lens mount.
On the teaser site there are four more ‘coming soon’ slots.
29th Looking at assorted web site code and other hints, sets August 23rd as the announcement date for the new camera.
People have been editing/stretching/measuring what little Nikon has published and have extracted quite a few more clues as to the features and size of the camera and lens mount. A collection of images are available [NR]
26th An article at Nikkei [English – version] mentions Nikon’s new mirrorless
25th Nikon press info for the UK and US
Development of a next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses – featuring a new mount that pursues a new dimension in optical performance
London, United Kingdom, 25th July 2018: Nikon is pleased to announce the development of a full-frame, Nikon FX-format, mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses that features a new mount.
The mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses that are in development have enabled the pursuit of a new dimension in optical performance, with the adoption of a new mount. The mirrorless camera is the result of Nikon’s advanced optical and manufacturing capabilities gained through over a century of heritage, as well as superior image processing technology. The expertise built up through the development of Nikon’s digital-SLR cameras has also critically contributed to this development.
With this new mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses, we are committed to providing photographers with the ability to capture images that are richer and more vivid than ever before.
Additionally, a new mount adapter is being developed for the new mirrorless camera. This will work with the F-Mount NIKKOR lenses that are part of the Nikon digital-SLR system, adding to the variety of choices for photographers.
Nikon will continue to lead imaging culture with the launch of the new mirrorless camera, as well as with the continued development of Nikon digital-SLR cameras, providing consumers with the choices to enjoy the unique values of either system.
Special imaging content relating to this product is available for viewing at the URL below. Stay tuned for more content to come.
Details, including the release date and suggested retail price, will be shared at a later date.
US Press info
NIKON ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT GENERATION FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA AND NIKKOR LENSES—FEATURING A NEW MOUNT—THAT PURSUE A NEW DIMENSION IN OPTICAL PERFORMANCE
MELVILLE, NY (JULY 25, 2018 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of a next-generation full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses featuring a new mount.
The new mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses that are in development will enable a new dimension in optical performance with the adoption of a new mount. The system is the result of Nikon’s unsurpassed optical and manufacturing capabilities gained through more than a century of imaging expertise. Proven reliability and trusted performance are core traits of Nikon Digital-SLRs, and decades of feedback from professional creators around the world has further contributed to the development of this system.
Through the development of this new mirrorless camera, Nikon reaffirms our commitment to providing photographers with the ability to capture images that are richer and more vivid than ever before.
Additionally, an F-Mount adapter is being developed that will enable the use of a wide variety of F-Mount NIKKOR lenses with the new camera.
Nikon will continue to lead imaging innovation with the launch of the new mirrorless camera and the continued development of Nikon Digital-SLR cameras as well as the impressive NIKKOR lens lineup. Soon, Nikon users will have two industry-leading camera systems to choose from, giving consumers the choice to enjoy the unique values that each system offers.
Content relating to this product is available for viewing at the following URL: http://www.nikonusa.com/mirrorlessiscoming . Please stay tuned for more information.
Details, including the release date and suggested retail prices, will be shared at a later date.
23rd Nikon start their mirrorless advertising campaign with a low light ‘teaser’
They also have a (currently empty) web site at https://events.imaging.nikon.com/live/en/
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