It’s official: Nikon Announces Development of Next Generation Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

Yep, “development”, not “launch”. Details, including the release date and suggested retail prices, are not yet disclosed. A dedicated teaser-site is online. Some specifications of Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless camera have already leaked.

And Canon’s Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is coming too, very soon.

Nikon press release:

Nikon Announces Development of Next Generation Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera and NIKKOR Lenses—Featuring a New Mount—That Pursue a New Dimension in Optical Performance

MELVILLE, NY – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of a next-generation full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses featuring a new mount.
The new mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses that are in development will enable a new dimension in optical performance with the adoption of a new mount. The system is the result of Nikon’s unsurpassed optical and manufacturing capabilities gained through more than a century of imaging expertise. Proven reliability and trusted performance are core traits of Nikon Digital-SLRs, and decades of feedback from professional creators around the world has further contributed to the development of this system.

Through the development of this new mirrorless camera, Nikon reaffirms our commitment to providing photographers with the ability to capture images that are richer and more vivid than ever before.

Additionally, an F-Mount adapter is being developed that will enable the use of a wide variety of F-Mount NIKKOR lenses with the new camera.

Nikon will continue to lead imaging innovation with the launch of the new mirrorless camera and the continued development of Nikon Digital-SLR cameras as well as the impressive NIKKOR lens lineup. Soon, Nikon users will have two industry-leading camera systems to choose from, giving consumers the choice to enjoy the unique values that each system offers.

Content relating to this product is available for viewing at the following URL: http://www.nikonusa.com/mirrorlessiscoming. Please stay tuned for more information.

Details, including the release date and suggested retail prices, will be shared at a later date.

Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera set to be announced in 2018 (2nd week of September?) [CW4]

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We got another suggestion Canon will announce their first full frame mirrorless camera before the end of 2018.

The source did not explicitly mention Photokina 2018 (September) nor another possible timeframe for the announcement. Most rumors about the announcement of Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera suggested Photokina 2018 as the stage where Canon will showcase their FF MILC. Keep in mind that starting 2019, Photokina will happen in May, and that the only thing we are sure so far is that Canon will announce the company’s full frame mirrorless camera somewhen between Q3/Q4 2018 and Q1 2019.

Currently, our best sources suggest an announcement in the second week of September 2018.

We are indeed inclined to believe Canon will announce their first full frame mirrorless camera in the next months. At least we should soon see some serious leaks very soon.

Please note: we are aware that getting such a rumor the day after Nikon’s full frame mirrorless leaked may be a bit suspicious. However, it’s not the first suggestion we get about a 2018 announcement for Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera, and we are confident the “Holy Grail of Rumors”/”We Know It Better”-sites will post the same suggestion in a few days.

Stay tuned.

This is Nikon’s Full Frame Mirrorless Camera (images), announcement 8/23/2018

Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

Thanks to whom it concerns.

We have a set of images of Nikon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera, which yesterday accidentally leaked.

While we still know almost nothing about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera (all rumors), we are pretty sure Nikon will announce theirs in a few weeks. Specifications have already leaked. The announcement is rumored to happen on August 23, 2018.

Stay tuned!

Is this the teaser for Nikon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera?

Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Europe posted a short video that has all the characteristics of a teaser video.

The video “Travel of Light” (below) shows a highlighted camera mount, and hints to what appears to be a new camera to be launched soon. The caption states:

Countless rays of light come together, forming an image at the end of their long journey. Nikon’s ongoing mission heading into the future: to guide light into forming superb pictures.

Along with the video, Nikon activated a new microsite which points to a “Nikon Special Event 2018”.

Doesn’t the camera in the video look a bit too bulky for a MILC? Looks like a medium format camera to me.

However, if Nikon is set to announce their first full frame mirrorless camera, then Canon will follow very soon.

Currently, the whole “Canon full frame mirrorless camera rumor mill” is a big mess with lots of talking and very little solid information. All Canon full frame mirrorless camera rumors are listed here.

What do you think, is the video about Nikon’s full frame mirrorless camera? Sound off in the comment section.

[via Nikon Rumors]

Nikon set to announce their full frame mirrorless camera within a week…not?

Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

It seems it wasn’t that sure Nikon would announce their first full frame mirrorless camera in a few days.

Nikon Rumors clarified that

[…] the July 23rd date is just one of the rumored details I have reported about the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera […] I have not seen the usual signs that precede a typical Nikon announcement and I am not sure if the official announcement will take place next week.

At the end, it’s likely we have to wait some more time. However, some specifications attributed to Nikon’s full frame mirrorless camera have already leaked,

To see all rumors about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera click here.

Nikon set to announce their full frame mirrorless camera within a week?

Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Nikon Rumors

That’s what Nikon Rumors is reporting: Nikon might announce their first full frame mirrorless camera within a week.

They also got some information about pricing in Europe:

  • Nikon 45MP full frame mirrorless camera: €4,000 (around $4,670)
  • Nikon 24MP full frame mirrorless camera: €2,500 (around $2,900)

NR writes:

One possible (rumored) scenario is that 45MP Nikon mirrorless full-frame camera will be announced first (at the end of July) while the second 24MP Nikon mirrorless full-frame camera could be announced at Photokina. The shipping of at least one of the new Nikon mirrorless full-frame cameras is rumored to start at the end of August or in early September.

There is also a set of specifications for Nikon’s upcoming FF MILCs:

  • 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).

All in all, the rumored specifications describe a very interesting camera. And Canon? For the time being everything surrounding Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera is a big mess.

What do you think? Is it possible that Nikon will announce their FF MILCs within a week?