The race to be the leader in the mirrorless camera market is heating up. After rumours of Canon testing its Pro mirrorless camera, Nikon is set to follow suit in developing a pro mirrorless camera of its own.
Reports by a Japanese news outlet, SankeiBiz have surfaced on Nikon’s plan for the camera. Word is that Nikon is rapidly developing its Pro mirrorless camera with a timeline set to launch it within a year from now. An early announcement should be expected later this year at Photokina where Canon will also reveal plans for its mirrorless camera as well.
The sudden interest in the mirrorless format is not surprising. Sony has found huge success in its lineup of mirrorless cameras over the years; mostly recently with the A7 Mark III. The A7 III has been praised for the features and price that it offers to consumers. Not only that, Sony has shown the capabilities of its mirrorless technology in last year’s A9 camera. Sony’s head starts in the tech have left Canon and Nikon to try and play catch up.
It will be interesting to see what Canon and Nikon come up with to challenge Sony. We should be seeing the mirrorless format to be the main focus of many companies in the next couple of years instead of the more traditional DSLR cameras.