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Nikon is developing a full-frame mirrorless camera

By Peter Chu - on 18 Sep 2017, 2:48pm

Nikon is developing a full-frame mirrorless camera

The closest thing that Nikon has had to a mirrorless camera was the Nikon 1 series, which was launched in Malaysia back in 2011. They weren’t all that popular amongst professional photographers, as they were deemed to be slightly more capable than point-and-shoot cameras, but not quite good enough to be a DSLR replacement.

This, however, could all change in the near future. In an interview with Chinese website Xitek, Tetsuro Goto, General Manager of Product Research and Development at Nikon, mentioned that due to current market trends, all future Nikon mirrorless cameras 'must' have a full-frame sensor.

Back in July, we reported that Nikon was in the midst of developing a new mirrorless camera, but details about it were relatively scant. But judging from what Goto has said, the upcoming mirrorless camera in question could very well be equipped with a full-frame sensor.

In fact, Nikon has already gone ahead and patented a couple of lenses that have been designed specifically to be used on a full-frame mirrorless camera: a 52mm f/0.9, a 36mm f/1.2, and a 35mm f/2.0.

Regrettably, Goto didn’t mention anything about a release date. But you can bet your bottom dollar that Nikon’s mysterious full-frame mirrorless camera will not be cheap. If you need a rough estimate of how much it could possibly cost, just take a look at the Sony A9 – a full-frame mirrorless camera that will set you back a whopping RM21,999 (body only).

Source: XitekPetaPixel (1) (2)