Is This Nikon Roadmap For Real?

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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]

Upcoming Nikon Z 8 Mirrorless Camera Already Used By Nikon Ambassadors

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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 Rumors About Retiring SLR Production Are “Speculation”, Company Says

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Nikon didn’t wait much to answer to yesterday’s report that they were withdrawing from SLR production.

In a note released on their Japanese site, Nikon states (machine translated):

Today [yesterday, 7/12/2022, editor’s note] , some media outlets have reported that we have withdrawn from the development of single-lens reflex cameras, but this is speculation and not announced by us.

We continue to produce, sell, and support digital SLR cameras, and we hope that our customers will continue to use them with peace of mind.

So, do not neglect to use Nikon gear with peace of mind.

Canon Also Planing To Retire SLR Camera Production (along with Nikon)

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After yesterday’s story that Nikon is set to withdraw form SLR camera production, a new report reiterates that Canon will follow suit.

Nikkei Asia reports about Nikon retiring SLR camera production, and cites Canon too.

TOKYO — Japanese camera maker Nikon will withdraw from the single-lens reflex camera business and shift toward digital offerings amid intensifying competition from smartphone cameras, Nikkei has learned.

Nikon’s SLR cameras have been widely used by professional photographers for more than 60 years and have come to be seen as synonymous with the Japanese company.

It now plans to focus resources on mirrorless cameras, which have become mainstream products on the back of more advanced digital technologies.

[…] Rival Canon also plans to follow Nikon and stop producing SLRs within a few years. 

This doesn’t come as a breaking new to Canon fans. Reports about Canon retiring SLR production showed up some time ago (and where partly denied by another Canon exec).

The future present is mirrorless.

Is Nikon Retiring From SLR Camera Development?

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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]

Canon Might Release A Mirrorless Camera Like The Nikon Z 30 In 2022

Nikon Z 30

Just two days after Nikon announced the Nikon Z 30, we already have a rumor suggesting Canon will release a similar camera. Isn’t that like magic?

Latest murmuring has it that Canon might release a mirrorless camera similar to the Nikon Z 30 and aimed at vloggers. This camera might be the R100 we reported time ago.

If the rumor is real, this camera m ight well be announced along with the upcoming Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS Macro and RF 15-30mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lenses.

Stay tuned.

[via Canon Rumors]