Nikon camera rumors 2019
Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera
The waiting is over! Nikon has finally revealed its hand! We got to shoot with the new mirrorless full-frame Z6 and Z7 shortly before their announcement. Follow these links for more information:
Nikon Z60 and Nikon Z600
Nikon may have announced a couple of full-frame mirrorless cameras, but with the more affordable model having a retail price of £2099 body only, there’s room for something more affordable. The easiest way to make a more affordable camera is to make the sensor smaller. Nikon already uses APS-C format sensors in some of its DSLRs, so that’s the most likely format.
I’m just guessing at the names, but Z60 would seem like a sensible name for an enthusiast-level APS-C format mirrorless camera. And Z600 or Z6000 could be good names for more entry-level models.
I think it’s likely that Nikon will want to have an entry-level mirrorless camera as a partner to its D3400 DSLR quite soon. Nikon says it is still committed to DSLR cameras, but increasingly mirrorless cameras are gaining in popularity.
The D3XXX line has always been very important to the company. It draws in new photographers to the Nikon system. The D3200, D3300 and D3400 have also been extremely popular. They’re great first ‘serious’ cameras. It’s natural that the manufacturer will want to have something similar in its mirrorless line.
Nikon Z1: a flagship full-frame mirrorless camera?
The Nikon Z7 is a high-end camera, but it’s not aimed at the pros who use the D5. It’s these photographers who are being enticed over to Sony by the A9. With Nikon using single digit naming for its new full-frame mirrorless cameras, it’s hard to call what the D5’s mirrorless partner might be named. I’m going to plump for Z1 for now.
The reaction to the Z6 and Z7 has been very positive, but there’s one aspect that’s been targetted for criticism – the single memory card slot. Whether they save both file types simultaneously to both cards, or separate jpeg and raw files across the two cards, the key message is that many pro photographers like the security of a back-up to a second card. Two slots will be essential to the success of the Z1.
Sony’s Eye AF has also been very popular amongst wedding and event photographers. Could Nikon develop that for the Z1?
Having been announced at Photokina in 2014, the D750 would seem ripe for replacement in 2018. This would sit below the Nikon D850, offering a smaller, more affordable full-frame camera.
Nikon Rumors recently spotted that a Slovakian Nikon retailer had accidentally listed the Nikon D760 on its website for a short while. No surprises for guessing that it showed a 24Mp full-frame DLSR with a 51-point AF system, 8fps continuous shooting and a native sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 51,200.
According to the website, the Nikon D760 will also have a 3-inch LCD screen and be 4K-enabled
SnapBridge is a dead-cert inclusion as Nikon has stated that this technology, which makes connecting a camera to a smartphone or tablet easier, will be in all its cameras with the possible exception of top-end models.
Given all the work that Nikon has put into developing the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, perhaps the D760 won’t be along for a little while yet.