Nikon has officially announced that it is currently developing a new mirrorless camera line. Using the Nikon-FX sensor, the mirrorless camera will feature a new mount while maintaining backwards compatibility.
The company did not share too much info on the upcoming mirrorless camera but maintained that the camera will have the same performance and reliability as its DSLR line. It is also developing a new F-mount adapter for the new camera to allow backwards compatibility with older Nikkor lenses already on the market.
The last mirrorless camera from Nikon was the Nikon-1 series, which features a 1″ sensor – similar in size to the sensor in the Sony RX-series camera. Instead, the new mirrorless camera will feature a full-frame sensor which promises better image performance and shallower depth-of-field.
With this announcement, the company is aiming to go against the current full-frame mirrorless king, Sony, with the new camera line. At the same time, it will be maintaining the current DSLR lineup as well for customers looking for the traditional camera form factor.
(Source: Nikon USA)