The Sony a1 recently dropped, offering some jaw-dropping specs and features. Meanwhile, the Canon EOS R5 is not far behind, and Canon is planning to bring the flagship R1 to the market later this year. What about Nikon? It turns out the flagship Z mount mirrorless camera will be here in 2021.
In a recent interview with DPReview, Keiji Oishi, Department Manager of Nikon's Imaging Business Unit, UX Planning Department, spoke about a number of things regarding the current and future status of the company. Of particular interest is the confirmation that a mirrorless flagship is on the way "with the goal of surpassing the D6" in 2021. The company confirmed that the camera will have a newly developed high-resolution sensor and that they are considering features like 8K video, one of the most talked-about specs these days, thanks to Sony and Canon. No doubt, with the extremely high bar set by the Sony a1 and with the Canon R1 waiting in the wings, Nikon has a high hill to climb to compete, but it sounds like the company is working on a camera with specs that are near those of the aforementioned cameras. Check out the full interview for more here.