Following the release of the diminutive and affordable Z 50 a few months ago, Nikon is thought to be following up with a second, higher-specification APS-C camera due for release at the end of next year. What are the specifications and how much will it cost?
While Canon’s mirrorless cameras are split between two lens mounts, Nikon has decided to back its Z-mount with both full-frame and APS-C, with the Z 50 (check out this review) leading the way as Nikon’s first crop-sensor mirrorless body. Boasting a 20.9-megapixel sensor and a burst rate of 11 frames per second, it offers very appealing specifications in a reassuringly ergonomic body for a lot less than $1,000.
Suddenly, NewCamera.com is reporting that Nikon has a second APS-C body in the pipeline due for release at the end of 2020, with the expectation that it will be called the Z 70, and arriving with higher speficiations than the Z 50. Apparently, prototypes featuring both 26- and 24-megapixel sensors from Sony are currently being tested, but it’s not clear how else it will improve on the Z 50. My guess is a burst rate using the electronic shutter that’s in excess of 15 frames per second and possibly a significant step up in video performance. IBIS will almost certainly be included, and is 4K 60p a possibility?
I’m fascinated to see how this will be priced. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.