It's thought that Nikon has a brace of new Z-mount cameras due to be announced in the next three months, with a third to follow early next year. What will they be, and what is Nikon's mirrorless strategy?
Nikon Rumors is reporting that the two bodies arriving in 2020 will be entry level. One will be the Z 5, a full-frame mirrorless camera that is positioned underneath the Z 6. The other will be the Z 30, an APS-C mirrorless camera that is positioned underneath the existing Z 50.
If those weren’t enough to muster some excitement, Nikon is thought to have a third camera due to arrive before the end of 2020 or perhaps at the beginning of 2021. This will be a professional level Z 8 or Z 9 camera, and one imagines that Nikon intends it to take on the likes of the Canon R5, Canon R6, and the Sony a7R IV.
The Z 30 will most likely be seen as a competitor to the Canon M50, as Nikon does not have a mirrorless camera that compares directly. As a means of bringing new users into the Z-mount ecosystem, it could prove to be a critical camera in Nikon’s mirrorless evolution and would also offer a strong contrast to Canon’s APS-C system that, thanks to its different lens mounts, has no easy transition into its full-frame cameras.
What do you think Nikon’s strategy should be? And how good will these new cameras be? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.