Nikon’s two mirrorless cameras is about to be launched this year and this time Nikon is serious about it.
Or atleast least, that’s what leak site Nikon Rumors is reporting. According to the post Nikon is getting ready to release not just one, but two mirrorless cameras this year and both with full-frame sensors. Also the specs of these two are quite impressive the specs are as below :
- Both models are expected to be similar in size to Sony’s A7 cameras but “with better ergonomics and a better grip.”
- They will come with 5-axis stabilization.
- The new mirrorless mount will allow for lenses as bright as F0.95
- One model will have a 24MP-ish sensor, another will be around 45MP.
- There will be 24-70mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses to start, with more down the road.
But this isn’t the first time that these rumors has appeared. You may remember the company used to flaunt its Nikon 1 system, but it hasn’t released new gear since the V3 back in 2014. The Nikon 1 system used a 1-inch sensor, which while large by smartphone standards, is far smaller than those on any of the major mirrorless camera systems, without providing that much of a size reduction over, say, Micro Four Thirds.
Add to this a lack of practical lenses, and the Nikon 1 system always played second-fiddle to the company’s DSLR. Much like Canon’s EOS M series, it was clear the Nikon 1 was designed so as to not cannibalize the company’s DSLRs.
Meanwhile modern mirrorless cameras from companies likes of Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic, are in many ways equal or superior to their DSLR counterparts, capable of providing similar performance in significantly smaller and lighter bodies.
Basically, it’s about time Nikon really takes the mirrorless market seriously. In any case, with the cameras rumored to be announced by the Photokina event in September and perhaps as soon as this very month it shouldn’t be long until we find out but until then we need to wait for any other information or announcement.