Nikon discontinued the Nikon 1 mirrorless line-up, getting ready for their FF MILC?

Nikon 1

Nikon Japan officially discontinued the Nikon 1 line-up of mirrorless cameras, a line-up that wasn’t very successful. The timing seems to be on spot for the introduction of the company’s first full frame mirrorless camera.

Rumored specifications for Nikon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera have already leaked over the web. Nikon officially stated that they will release a full frame mirrorless camera before Spring 2019.

And Canon? There is a certain likelihood Canon may announce a full frame mirrorless camera ahead of Photokina 2018. So far as good as no specifications have leaked. All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned.

Off Brand: Nikon full frame mirrorless camera specifications surface

Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

While we are waiting to learn more about Canon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera, we have some leaks about Nikon’s to discuss. May also give us a glimpse about what Canon has on their agenda.

Nikon Rumors reports these specifications:

  • Two mirrorless cameras: one with 24-25MP and one with 45MP (48MP is also a possibility).
  • Similar body size to the Sony a7 camera but with better ergonomics and a better grip.
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization
  • 9fps
  • New mirrorless mount.
  • The new mirrorless mount will allow for f/0.95 lenses
  • Memory cards: XQD and CF Express
  • EVF resolution: 3.6MP
  • Initially, three lenses will be announced: 24-70mm, 35mm and 50mm (the 35 and 50mm could be f/1.4). There is also talk about a 24mm, but it may come later.
  •  Pricing:
    • The 45MP model will be around $4,000/€4,000 in a kit with the 24-70mm lens.
    • The 25MP model will be under $3,000/€3,000 (also with a lens).
  • The official announcement is rumored for the end of July (on or around July 23rd) and shipping shortly after (August 23rd).

As you can see, a new mount type is rumored for Nikon as well as for Canon. We are a bit skeptical about an end of July announcement. Does Nikon want to be there before Canon? In such a scenario, we might think Canon will follow soon with the announcement of their full frame mirrorless camera.

Exciting times, more to come…

Nikon Exec confirms: Full Frame Mirrorless by Spring 2019

Full Frame Mirrorless

In an interview with Japanese TV-channel NHK, a Nikon manager confirmed the company’s new mirrorless camera system will be on the market by spring 2019. And Canon?

Besides all the more or less reliable rumors floating around, you can bet Canon will be there when Nikon is. Both companies have entered the mirrorless market late, and didn’t so far really compete with the likes of Sony and Fuji. But Canon and Nikon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera may change it all.

Bot Nikon and Canon have the technology and engineering skills to build a mirrorless camera that could lead the industry. They just did not so far. Cannibalisation of their own products is often cited as the reason Nikon and Canon did not develop (so far) serious resources and knowledge to build a class leading mirrorless camera.

Take everything you hear about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera with a huge grain of salt. This is likely the most abused Canon rumor ever.

We expect the announcement of Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera somewhen between September 2018 and May 2019.

Our latest Canon full frame mirrorless rumor and what we expect can be seen here. All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

[via NikonEye]

Off Brand: Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless cameras leaked through certification authority

Mirrorless Cameras

It seems three upcoming Nikon mirrorless cameras leaked through an Indonesian certification authority, according to Nokishita.

  • Equipment: Digital camera
  • Brand: Nikon
  • Model: N1711

No idea if Nikon’s future full frame mirrorless camera is among these three cameras. An announcement will most likely come not earlier than September 2018, if not later.

Canon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera may also already have leaked through certification authorities. Here too, an announcement is expected not earlier than September, or in early 2019 before Photokina 2019 (which happens in May)

Off Brand Rumor: Nikon D820 Specification Leaked

Nikon D820

While we still know very little about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, beside some unsubstantiated claims about the annnouncement (Summer, they say), we have some specifications (pretty reliable, I guess) about the upcoming full-frame Nikon D820.

  • Announcement this summer, shipment in fall
  • 45-46MP sensor
  • Improved low and high ISO
  • New and improved version of SnapBridge
  • No built-in GPS
  • Tiltable LCD screen
  • Memory card slots: one SD and one XQD
  • New: AF system from the D5

Concerning the EOS 6D Mark II. Please note that we got rumors suggesting Canon may not release an EOS 6D Mark II but a full-frame mirrorless camera instead.