Following a teaser released yesterday, Nikon has officially announced the development of its new mirrorless camera system. While few details were given, we do have confirmation that the system will unsurprisingly feature a new mount.
Alongside the new mount will come new lenses and an adapter that will allow "a wide variety of F-mount NIKKOR lenses" to be used with the new mirrorless system. The exact language in the press release leaves room for some existing F-mount lenses to not be adaptable to the new system, but there is a good chance that would only extend to some of Nikon's more specialized or older glass. Naturally, autofocus and true optical performance with an adapter have yet to be proven or discussed.
While Nikon did not allude to development of more than one camera, it did discuss the mirrorless camera in terms of a system that could still leave room for a second body (as rumored) to be released after this first one might be announced. Regardless, the development of a new set of lenses for this system was also announced.
Release date, pricing, and actual features will be announced at a later date.