Is This Nikon Roadmap For Real?


An alleged Nikon roadmap is making its rounds on the Internet. Is it real or fake?

You can see the Nikon roadmap on top. Summarizing:

  • November 2022: Nikon Z 7 III with 45MP and 8K video
  • November 2022: Nikon Z 6 III with 24MP and 6K video
  • January 2023: Nikon Z 5 II with 24MP and 4K video
  • March 2023: Nikon Z 90 with 24MP
  • June 2023: Nikon Z F with 24MP
  • August 2023: Nikon Z 8 with 61MP and 8K video
  • October 2023: Nikon Z 50 II with 21MP

Any thoughts?

[via asobinet]

Was This Image Shot With The Upcoming Nikon Z 8?

Nikon Z 8 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

It appears as if the upcoming Nikon Z 8 mirrorless camera is already used.

In a post on Weibo by Nikon China you can find a 67MP image. Nikon does not have a camera with this resolution. So, it’s suspected the image was shot with the upcoming Nikon Z 8.

The image that has a 67MP resolution is the one below (You can download the original file from Weibo):

Nikon Z 8 or something else?

Upcoming Nikon Z 8 Mirrorless Camera Already Used By Nikon Ambassadors

Nikon Z 8

It seems the Nikon Z 8 is reality, and already used by a Nikon Ambassador.

Twitter user How2fly posted an image (on top) that seems to show some HTML code with a mention of Nikon Ambassador Jerry Ghionis using the upcoming Nikon Z 8. It might obviously be faked, but we think it is real.

We expect the Nikon Z 8 to get announced very soon.

What do you think?

Nikon Might Announce New MILCs Soon, The Nikon Z 8 and/or Z 6 III

Nikon Z 8 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

Nikon might announce their next Z-series mirrorless camera soon. Edit: we got some new intel and it seems the announcement will likely happen in August 2022.

As How2Fly (often right in the past) writes on Twitter, Nikon might be close to announce a new Z camera. According to How2Fly it might be the Nikon Z 8 (rumored to already undergo testing) or the Nikon Z 6 III.

Nikon will announce a NEW camera next month,maybe Z8 (being testing already) or Z6 III.

Stay tuned for more…

Is Nikon Retiring From SLR Camera Development?

Nikon Z 8 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

That’s a weird news, not even a rumor. Nikon is said to withdraw from SLR camera development.

Reported by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, here are the main points (machine translated):

  • Nikon withdraws from development of single-lens reflex camera
  • Existing models will continue to be produced and sold for the time being
  • Introducing artificial intelligence (AI) and image processing technology and concentrating on the development of mirrorless cameras that are becoming mainstream in the market
  • Canon also plans to end the development of the flagship model of SLR cameras within a few years
  • Nikon directs development resources to mirrorless cameras, which are expected to grow
  • It is easy for mirrorless cameras to be equipped with digital technology, and there is a large margin for expansion of shooting functions.
  • Mirrorless cameras are cheaper than single-lens reflex cameras, which have the same functions as the price of less than 100,000 yen.
  • By improving the performance of image sensors and processing engines, it is becoming possible to use it like a single-lens reflex camera without any discomfort.

Uh, I do not know what to think here. But given that Canon seems also set to abandon SLR development, it might be plausible that Nikon will too. Any ideas? The future present is mirrorless, I guess.

[via asobinet]