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.
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.