Leaked Images Of Nikon Zfc, Nikon’s Upcoming Z-mount Camera With APS-C,

Nikon Zfc

Nikon will soon announce a new Z-mount camera with APS-C sensor, the Nikon Zfc. Here are some leaked images, and a set of rumored specifications.

Nikon Zfc specs:

  • Model name: Zfc (or ZFC or Z-Fc)
  • Nikon Z-mount APS-C mirrorless camera.
  • The technical specifications will be very close to the Nikon Z50.
  • Very thin camera body without a handgrip.
  • Nikon Df-inspired design with mechanical dials and articulating screen (“selfie screen”).
  • Shape and handling similar to old Nikon FM cameras.
  • Three different colors are rumored: silver, black, and brown (leather?)
  • Price with kit lens: $999.
  • The new APS-C mirrorless lenses for Z-mount could be named “SE”: 28mm f/2.8 and/or 35mm f/1.8 (kit lens).
  • The new DX lenses will not be retro, will have the familiar Nikkor Z design.
  • Official announcement expected on June 28
[via Mirrorless Rumors via NR]

This Is The Nikon Z50, An APS-C Mirrorless Camera In The Z Lineup

Nikon Z50

It’s real. Nikon is going to release a new mirrorless camera in the Z lineup.

After the Nikon Z 6 and Nikon Z 7, both featuring a full frame sensor, the Nikon Z50 is the first camera with an APS-C sensor. The Nikon Z50 is expected to be announced in a few days.

Will Canon follow Nikon and also announce a mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor in the EOS R lineup? We think not. The difference between he two manufacturers is, Canon already has a successful mirrorless lineup with the EOS M system, Nikon has not. Although it’s technically feasible, it doesn’t make much sense for Canon.

[via Nokishita]

Nikon Will Soon Announce A Z Series Mirrorless With APS-C Sensor, Here Are The Specs

Mirrorless

It seems Nikon is set to soon announce a new mirrorless camera in the Z lineup, the Z50.

The Nikon Z50 will have an APS-C sensor. That means the Z50 is the first (and so far only) APS-C camera in the Z mirrorless lineup.

The specifications:

  • Nikon Z50 price: €900 in most European countries (around $980)
  • Nikon Z50 kit price with the new Nikkor Z 16-55mm (or 16-50mm) f/3.5-6.3 VR lens: €1,100 (around $1,200)
  • The Nikon Z50 will have a rear screen that can be tilted downwards for selfies but it will not work with selfie sticks
  • 4k video
  • Maximum shutter speed: 1/4000
  • The Nikon Z50 will be a direct Sony a6400 camera competitor
  • 20MP APS-C sensor (based on the D500 sensor)
  • Single SD card slot
  • 3″ pivoted LCD
  • 11 fps
  • No IBIS
  • Fixed EVF (not removable EVF as described in the latest design patents)
  • New Nikon EN-EL25 battery
  • Announcement date: October 10th
  • The official announcement could be as early as next week
  • The Z50 will be the equivalent of the D7xxx DSLR cameras
  • Two new APS-S mirrorless lenses: Z-Nikkor 16-55mm f/3.5-6.3 and Z-Nikkor 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3
  • The Nikon Z50 will look very similar to the Nikon Z1 prototype camera – it was described to me as a smaller version of the Z6/Z7
[via Mirrorless Rumors via NR]

Industry News: Nikon Says Upcoming Nikon D6 Flagship Is “its most advanced DSLR”

Nikon D6

Nikon announced the development of the Nikon D6, the company’s next DSLR flagship. Nikon claims the Nikon D6 is “its most advanced DSLR to date”.

The Nikon D6 will be the direct competitor of the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Both cameras are expected to be released 2020 before the Summer Olympics. How will Canon react to Nikon’s “most advanced DSLR”?

Nikon press release:

Nikon is Developing the D6 Digital SLR Camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm F/2.8E FL ED SR VR Telephoto Lens

MELVILLE, NY – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of the Nikon D6 professional DSLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens.

Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Thanks to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development, Nikon’s professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and responding to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions. With the D6, Nikon is currently developing its most advanced DSLR to date.

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F mount. The new AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR F mount lens that Nikon is developing will provide professional photographers in fields such as sports photography with even greater support.

Nikon is striving to expand possibilities for imaging expression and leading the way in imaging culture with both DSLR and mirrorless camera systems, as well as a rich lineup of NIKKOR lenses.

Details including release dates, pricing and specifications for these products will be announced at a later date. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

Nikon Might Have A Z Series Mirrorless Camera with APS-C Sensor Up Their Sleeve, Patent

Mirrorless

It seems Nikon is working on a Z series mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor.

That’s what a Nikon patent application suggests. Patent application  2018-15571 discusses such a camera. The camera depicted in the patent literature seems to have no EVF (Electronic View Finder).

We are a bit puzzled. After the release of the Canon EOS R, there have been some weird rumors Canon could release an EOS R model with an APS-C sensor, which we deem to be utterly unlikely. However, if Nikon is set to release a Z series mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor we can’t exclude Canon will do the same. There is however one big difference between the two manufacturer: Canon has a very successful APS-C mirrorless camera lineup with the EOS M, Nikon does not.

[via via https://chizai-watch.com/d/1635488 via Mirrorless Rumors]