Nikon Z 9 Presentation Video Accidentally Leaked By Nikon India

Nikon Z9

A few days to the announcement of the Nikon Z 9. As it happens often, a company branch jumped the gun too early and leaked presentation material.

Nikon India leaked the Nikon Z 9 presentation video. It has been removed in the meantime but is still available in many locations over the web (Weibo and Bilibili, for instance). Here it is for your viewing pleasure:

Nikon already posted three teasers for their upcoming mirrorless camera. We expect Nikon to release the Z 9 within the next weeks. So far these are the rumored Z 9 specifications:

  • 45MP stacked sensor
  • 120 fps
  • GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)
  • EN-EL18c battery, and a new battery (EN-EL18x) that can be charged through camera USB-C.
  • Multi-leaf blade protective shutter
  • Car/motorcycle AF tracking, animal and people AI AF, as low as -7 EV
  • Improved articulated screen
  • Two CFExpress memory cards.
  • Third joystick/selector added
  • New shooting modes
  • Shutter sound level control

Nikon Patent For Two Insane Lenses: 35-50mm f/1.2 & 50-70mm f/1.2

Nikon

Nikon filed a patent application for two lenses that likely will never go into production. Did they file the patent just to show what could be made?

The two lenses discussed in the patent literature are a 35-50mm f/1.2 and a 50-70mm f/1.2. Sure, it’s feasible to manufacture them; but at what production cost?

Focal length: 35.00-51.60

  • F value: 1.23
  • Angle of view: 72.14-46.70
  • Image height: 21.70
  • Overall length: 210.04-168.19
  • Back focus: 17.77-25.82

Focal length: 51.60-70.00

  • F value: 1.23
  • Angle of view: 48.78-34.53
  • Image height: 21.70
  • Overall length: 210.03-169.53
  • Back focus: 18.93-26.72

[via asobinet via Mirrorless Rumors]

Nikon Announces Retro Looking Nikon Z fc Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z Fc

No Canon EOS R3 today, but Nikon released a new mirrorless camera with APS-C sensor, the Nikon Z fc.

At a glance:

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • Eye Autofocus
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
  • USB Type-C Connectivity

Preorder are available starting at $965.95:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Nikon press release:

Nikon releases the Z fc DX-format mirrorless camera

A heritage-design model that further enhances the joy of shooting and ownership

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the APS-C size (Nikon DX-format) Nikon Z fc mirrorless camera, as well as two lenses: a silver-color variation of the standard zoom NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens, and the prime NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) special edition lens for which a heritage design that matches the Z fc body has been adopted.
Details regarding the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) can be found in the following press release, issued today: https://www.nikon.com/news/2021/0629_lens_02.htm

The Z fc is the first Z-series camera to adopt a heritage design, while simultaneously supporting various advanced features. In addition to the enjoyment of shooting great stills and videos, it is designed with particular attention paid to delivering the pride and joy of ownership. Its compact, lightweight body is highly portable but packs superb operability and rendering capability, making it easy to handle even for first-time mirrorless camera users.

The Z fc’s exterior adopts a heritage design inspired by the iconic Nikon FM2 SLR film camera released in 1982. It features a Nikon logo from the 1970-80s as well as a body size and dial positions that are similar to the FM2. It also incorporates a circular eyepiece, and three dials and a display panel on the top body: the passion of this heritage design is present everywhere. Furthermore, two lenses that match the Z fc’s heritage style will also be released.

The letter “f” in the Z fc’s name is a reference to models with symbolic importance in Nikon’s history, while also being inspired by the word “fusion,” representing the coming together of tactile precision mechanics and high image quality. The letter “c”, meanwhile, conveys Nikon’s wish for this camera, with all its inherited tradition, to be used by anyone, anywhere, “casually”.

Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users’ needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

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