Last Updated on 07/25/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
A new Nikon mirrorless camera is coming soon, and it’s going to be full frame.
If we were to really sit and think about some of the recent news from Nikon, then we’d have to say we expected this to happen. Today, Nikon is making it official; they’re coming out with a full frame mirrorless camera and they’re going to have a new mount and new lenses as well. In addition to that, an F Mount adapter is going to be developed for photographers to use their collection of Nikkor glass. But again, that’s it. That’s all that we’re getting.
On a very personal note, this is pretty infuriating. I understand why they’d want to do this to ensure that their competitors don’t gain any ground on sales, but it’s a fairly half-assed attempt. It’s a teaser more than anything else. We can only assume a few things about what the new Nikon full frame mirrorless camera will be. Those assumptions include:
- Weather resistance
- Full frame sensor of the Nikon D850
- Perhaps a not so fantastic autofocus system out of the gate
- Wireless capabilities with all their flashes
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- The same Nikon menu system that we’ve come to know and love
- At least 5fps shooting
That’s all that we can really think of. Here’s the press release though.
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: https://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.