If you have not heard,
Works on a full-frame mirror-free with a completely new assembly and an F adapter. The company decided to confirm it today and has set up a teaser website to keep you hanging until it produces an actual camera likely before
starting September 26th.
Thanks to the usual accurate news on Nikon Rykter, we know or can wonder about much more. It includes a countdown clock embedded in the teaser page that was posted July 23, and indicates a start date August 23th. It has since been removed.
Nikon Rykter speculates that there will actually be two models with different resolution resolutions, one around 25 megapixels and the other 45-48MP. It would be sensible, given that Nikon's current full-frame models, the higher endand cheaper have sensors with resolutions in these ballparks.
It also appears that the autofocus system will jump from 153 to about 430-450 AF points; hopefully, it means that they will not only get closer, but that they will cover a wider area of the scene.
If true, the camera's five-axis image stabilization is a big win. It's time Nikon has switched from optical. It will also allow them to make smaller, lighter lenses, which is what you want to pair with a more compact camera as a mirror-free. (
E-mount and 16mm, even shorter than Nikon 1, based on a 1-inch sensor. The diameter of the mounting opening, 49mm, is on the large side, but will allow wide-angle and very fast (think f0.9) lenses that are usually difficult to handle with short flange distances in mirror-free cameras.
Other notable potential specifications include 9 fps continuous shooting, 4K video and CF Express and XQD shortcuts. Although Nikon'swe do not know much about it yet.
At the launch, we expect three lenses in staple focal lengths: 24-70mm plus 35mm and 50mm solid primers. Nikon Rykter quotes kit pricing of around $ 4,000 for high resolution and less than $ 3000 with low res. They are a bit high, so hopefully there will be something to justify the prizes. For example,with a 24-70mm f4 around $ 3,600.