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 announces Coolpix P1000 with 4K video and staggering 3000mm optical zoom (that’s 125x)

Nikon Coolpix P1000

Nikon Coolpix P1000 at a glance:

  • 3000mm optical zoom—the most powerful zoom lens ever put on a Nikon COOLPIX camera
  • 4K Ultra HD video with HDMI out, stereo sound and an accessory hot-shoe
  • Rock-steady Dual Detect image stabilization and great low-light capability
  • RAW (NRW), time-lapse and Superlapse shooting plus great creative modes
  • Full manual controls along with easy auto shooting

The Nikon Coolpix P900 already has a 83x zoom. People used the Coolpix P900 to shoot pictures of Saturn and of the Moon. Apparently the P900 wasn’t reaching far enough for Nikon and they made the Coolpix P1000, which has a 125x zoom, and is 24-3000mm equivalent. The Nikon Coolpix P1000 has a moon setting on the control dial, that’s something we didn’t see so far. The price in the US is $999, and pre-orders will open soon at B&H, Adorama and Amazon.

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Nikon press release:

The Superzoom COOLPIX P1000 Offers an Astounding 125x Zoom to Capture Your World and Beyond

With its Impressive NIKKOR 24-3000mm Equivalent Optical Zoom Lens and Advanced Shooting Controls, the New COOLPIX P1000 Brings Creative Possibilities Closer Than Ever

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the COOLPIX P1000, the new undisputed powerhouse of superzooms. With an incredible 125X optical zoom (24-3000mm equivalent) powered by high performance NIKKOR optics; the P1000 is the ideal companion camera for birding, sports, wildlife and celestial-photographers seeking superior performance from extreme distances. Beyond its incredible zoom range, the versatile 16-megapixel COOLPIX P1000 captures 4K UHD video and offers a myriad of manual controls, as well as user-friendly functions including built-in Wi-Fi1 and Bluetooth2 connectivity, letting photographers of all levels explore and share their creativity.“The COOLPIX P1000 is the first of its kind for a compact digital camera,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “It raises the bar for superzoom cameras and is a testament to our commitment to delivering innovative tools that offer creative freedom to capture and allow users to share their unique visions of the world.”

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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…

Matt Granger compares Sony’s new 400mm lens with Canon and Nikon’s

FFE 400mm F/2.8 GM OSS

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS at a glance:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Extremely Lightweight: 6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
  • Rear-Weighted Design for Better Balance
  • Dual XD Motors for Faster Focus/Tracking
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 3 Fluorite Elements, 1 ED Element
  • Nano AR Coating, 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Power Focus & OSS
  • Weather-Sealed; Rotating Tripod Collar

Sony just announced a very interesting lens, the Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS. It’s just natural to want to compare this lens with top tier Canon 400mm and Nikon 400mm lenses.

Matt Granger seems to be the first one to post such a comparison. According to Matt Granger, the Sony 400mm “smokes the Nikon & Canon”, and is…

Lighter, fast and optically superior – the Sony lens is damned impressive! However there are two issues…

I guess there are no issues on the Canon and Nikon 400mm lenses.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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)