Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras soon?

With Photokina less than three months away we are approaching ‘Peak Rumour’, the latest and greatest being that Nikon will – perhaps in late July  – announce not one but two full-frame mirrorless interchangeable cameras, one at 24-megapxels and one at 45 megapixels.

Source of the rumour is, as it goes, the website Nikon Rumors and they are quite confident the cameras are real, but less so on the dates of the announcement and roll-out.

The cameras will be accompanied by three lenses:  a 24-70mm zoom,  and 35mm and 50mm primes, possibly with widest apertures of f1.4.

Then comes a grab bag of specifications:
-5-axis in-body stabilisation;
– 9 fps;
– New mirrorless mount (rumored Z-mount?) which could allow for f0.95 apertures (lens patents and NOCT trademark have been filed);
– XQD card and CF Express cards;
– EVF resolution 3.6 megapixels.

There are also strong rumours of a sophisticated F-mount adaptor for continuity with existing Nikkor optics.

The high resolution model will be priced at around US$4000 with 24-70mm lens, so around $6000 here with GST. The lower res model will be US$3000 with lens – something like $4500-4600.

So Nikon will have something shiny, new and interesting for Photokina, and create some much-needed competition in the growing full frame mirrorless category.



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