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Nikon says next gen full-frame mirrorless camera in development

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Nikon is giving very little away about its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera, but has confirmed it will come with a new kens mount
Nikon is giving very little away about its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera, but has confirmed it will come with a new kens mount
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Nikon is giving very little away about its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera, but has confirmed it will come with a new kens mount
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Nikon is giving very little away about its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera, but has confirmed it will come with a new kens mount

After months of online chatter, Nikon has confirmed that it's developing a full-frame mirrorless camera. Though yet to be named and priced, the FX format camera will make use of a new lens mount but still be compatible with F-Mount lenses via an adapter.

Nikon started teasing what it's calling the "next generation full-frame mirrorless camera" earlier in the week when a delightfully detail-free video entitled "In Pursuit of Light" appeared on its special events page. The minute-and-a-half footage showed a big sensor and a shadowy representation of what seemed to be a mirrorless format camera.

That video has now been transferred to a microsite and Nikon has confirmed development of the camera. At this stage, the company is not giving too much away but is saying that the next gen camera and new mount Nikkor lenses that will roll out along with it will "enable a new dimension in optical performance." An F-Mount adapter will allow photographers to tap into other Nikkor lenses.

Full-frame mirrorless cameras have been in the wild for a while, from manufacturers like Sony and Leica, but this is Nikon's first and means that brand enthusiasts "will have two industry-leading camera systems to choose from, giving consumers the choice to enjoy the unique values that each system offers."

More details on the new camera and accompanying glass is expected to follow shortly.

Source: Nikon

2 comments
HarryTC
Hopefully Nikon will produce a mirrorless camera that will compete with the A series Sony a5100 with a similar; size, 24 megapixels, lens, and price. The Sony a5100 series is priced at around $700.
bwana4swahili
I wish them luck BUT they have competitors with three generations of cameras already released. Nikon (and Canon) are a bit late to the marketplace!!