A new Nikon Full Frame mirrorless camera is being teased by the company.
We’ve been hearing about a new Nikon full frame mirrorless camera since 2014, and it seems like after four years of more or less sleeping at the wheel that Nikon is finally starting to wake up. They’ve realized that they’re losing customers to Sony and it’s clearly evident that they want them back. With the recent release of a video that’s hit the web via Nikon Europe though, Nikonians may have a reason to get excited and perhaps even consider selling their other system cameras.
According to a post by Nikon Rumors, Nikon Europe put out a brand new teaser video for their Nikon mirrorless full frame camera. As it is with pretty much any and every Japanese teaser though, there’s maybe around a few seconds of actual camera being sighted. Our lead image for this story is a screenshot but brightened and enhanced for your glorious personal time sort of pleasure. But we truly do wonder if it is enough.
We’ve been steadily tracking the development of the Nikon full frame mirrorless camera, and the more that we know, the more that we’re astonished by how Nikon envisions the mirrorless world. At first, they decided to try the 1 series, and that did, well, Ashton Kutcher was their face of the campaign. Let’s put it that way–when the man behind Punk’d does something for a camera brand, then you need to respond with a smug smile. We’ve also wondered if it would be possible to use the F mount, and of course it is possible. But we still then do wonder if Nikon would actually do it. After all, cameras the size of the Nikon F, the Nikon N2020 and more surely do exist. They’re adequately smaller than the DSLRs too.
Nikon has also announced a while back that they’re working on a mirrorless camera. Additionally, patents prove this. And of course we’ve got our own thoughts, and hope that things like weather sealing.
The Nikon full frame mirrorless camera that we see in the renders though look very much like a Sony a7 series camera. We wonder if they’re adapting the body in any way. It seems fairly different from an X series body although we wonder too if a full frame sensor could fit into there.
With Photokina 2018 coming up and it shaping up to perhaps be the last great one, Nikon is going to need to pull out all the stops before holiday season.