Nikon may release two full-frame mirrorless cameras this summer

Joanna Estrada
July 6, 2018

However we have been hearing rumors that Nikon could have something new in the works and according to the folks at Nikon Rumors, there will be two full-frame Nikon mirrorless cameras that will be officially announced this coming summer. This is supposedly to counter the rise of Sony in the mirrorless camera market. Based around a 1-inch sensor, these cameras never really caught on, and while Nikon hasn't stated the range is dead, we haven't seen a new camera launched in the series since April 2015. "But development is underway, and we expect to bring one to market by spring next year". The two latter units will reportedly feature f/1.4 apertures. The new mount is reported to allow for f/0.95 lenses for the new system.

How much will it cost?

This would be quite a bit sooner than a lot of people had expected - it was widely thought that the announcement would come at the photography industry's biggest event, Photokina, in September. One will reportedly be 24-25 MP while the other will be 45-48 MP. If it is full-frame, again, this will put it potentially in direct competition with Sony's Alpha A7 III.

You can head on over to Nikon Rumors for more on the anticipated specifications. Nikon may also introduce an adapter to fit FX lenses onto the new camera.

It's now unclear what lens mount Canon will include in its mirrorless camera line, but Canon Rumors says there are murmurings that Canon has developed a "sexy solution" to the problem of making its mirrorless cameras compatible with EF lenses. The lower-resolution shooter will likely check in under the $3,000 mark with a kit lens while the higher resolution model could ding your wallet for around $4,000 when matched with the 24-70mm lens. They'll feature bodies similar in size to Sony's a7 camera albeit with improved ergonomics and a better grip.

They will come with 5-axis stabilization. The cameras will support XQD and CF Express memory cards and initially, there will be three lenses announced: a 24-70mm, a 35mm prime and a 50mm prime.

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