Nikon looks to be ready to launch its new mirrorless cameras this coming 23 August, based on hints provided by a teaser website. At the same time, Nikon Rumors states that the company will be launching two cameras at the event, not just one.
The company previously announced that it is finally launching a full-frame mirrorless camera, and now more leaked information has come forth on the new system. For one, it will be using a new mount, called the Z-Nikkor. From the images seen, the mount will be bigger than the FX mount, but safe to say there will be adapters made for FX lenses to be fitted n the Z-Nikkor mount.
For the cameras, two models is said to be in the pipeline for the launch event – the Z6 and Z7. The former is said to have a 24MP sensor and is designed for low-light photography; this may mean that the pixel pitch in the sensor is larger to capture more light. The Z7 meanwhile is rumored to have a 48MP sensor, and is designed to be a high-res imaging monster.
Nikon is also expected to introduce several lenses during the launch. These include a 24-70mm f/4.0 zoom, a 50mm f/1.8 prime, and a wide angle lens. A higher-quality lens in the form of a Nikon Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 is also expected to be announced by the company although it will be released after the August 23rd event.
Since the rumored Z-series cameras and system will focus on high-end glass, so we may not see a mid-tier or low-end mirrorless anytime soon. As for the pricing, no details were leaked, but we expect it to match (or even go higher!) the pricing of Sony’s A7 series.