Nikon rumored to announce two full-frame mirrorless cameras next week

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  1. dascrow

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    Nikon Rumors reports that Nikon plans to introduce two full-frame mirrorless cameras next Thursday, August 23rd. The cameras are called the Z6 and Z7, according to the rumor, and they would be introduced alongside three lenses designed for the new system.

    Here are the rumored specs of the upcoming models:
    • Nikon Z6 will include a 24 megapixel full frame sensor.
    • Nikon Z7 will feature a 45 megapixel high resolution sensor.
    Source: NikonRumors


     
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    Interesting. While I won't be investing in them, I hope the cameras are worth the hype and fanfare.

    According to the rumor:
    1. 24-70mm f/4;
    2. 50mm f/1.8; and,
    3. One more wide angle lens (24mm f/1.8 or 28mm f/1.8 or 35mm f/1.8).
    Apparently they also have a 58mm f/0.95 planned?
     
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    I read the NikonRumors 'roundup' article...looks like Nikon has got two very modern designs ready to launch soon, as well as some wide-aperture lenses, including a 58mm f/0.95 model, and two,or perhaps three, fast wide-angles (24mm,28mm,and 35mm), and a ...boring 24-70mm f/4...

    Z-mount as possibly the name for the new lens mount...huh...

    This ought to prove interesting...wondering if Nikon can convince people they need an FX mirrorless solution? An interesting article regarding mirrorless here: Photos and Stuff: MIRRORLESS REVOLUTION!

    Of greatest interest to me is the alleged F-mount converter.
     
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    I'll take a Z6, thanks.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Going high end for the profit first.

    Now we have to wait how long for the APS-C iterations ??
     
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    Z7 vs D850 comparisons will be interesting. I suspect they’ll use the same sensor, or very similar.
     
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    Why would they pair a APS-C sensor with that huge-a$$ mount? Makes no sense.
     
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    To appeal to a broader market and sell more units. The more of the same parts you can use across different models, the more cost efficient your production can become and the more money you can make.

    Why put different sensor sizes in the F mount? Why continue to make APS-C sized sensors in the F-mount once FX sensors were produced?
     
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    The F mount came first (in film cameras), then the APS-C (due to sensor manufacturing economics), then the "full size" sensor (as manufacturing capabilities advanced and became more affordable).
     
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    Right. But once the FX sensor was released they could have easily discontinued DX sensors. But that wouldn’t have made any sense from a marketing perspective.

    I can almost guarantee that the marketing department at Nikon has a DX mirrorless camera in the works to compete with Fuji. They would be foolish not to.
     
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    Wrong! The smaller DX sensor is still cheaper to produce than the larger FX sensor, so it fills a lower-price point than the FX cameras. Marketing is partially about market share, so that is why they still produce the less-expensive cameras as well as the more expensive models.

    The new mount is way larger, which implies a larger sensor is coming someday. The new mount has nothing to do with introducing a new DX-sized camera.
     
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    I was wondering that... didn't some of the early rumors seem to indicate medium format?
     

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