It’s being reported that Nikon is close to launching an entry-level, full frame mirrorless camera and three new lenses, with the announcement due to come within the next three weeks.
The rumor mills have been discussing the arrival of the mooted Z 5, an affordable full frame mirrorless camera that would rival the Canon EOS RP. Speculation has wavered over whether this camera would include an EVF, perhaps only featuring a rear LCD with the option of a bolt-on EVF that could be added via the hotshot.
The chatter now seems to have decided that Nikon has not taken this route, choosing to ditch only the top-panel LCD, and borrowing the EVF from the existing Z 6. Other guesses include a 24 megapixels sensor, dual card slots, IBIS, a 1.7x crop in 4K, and stills at 6 frames per second.
- Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3
- Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S
- Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S
These are three significant additions to the Nikkor Z lineup and you can get a glimpse of them at Nikon Rumors. The 14-24mm f/2.8 brings Nikon a step closer to completing a trinity of fast zooms, though many will be wondering when the 70-200 f/2.8 S will arrive; the 50mm f/1.2 will finally offer Nikon fans their first truly fast prime lens that has autofocus and doesn't cost eight grand; and the 24-50mm is mooted to be a near-pancake lens with a collapsible design, offering a convenient, compact, lightweight, walk-around option that will pair well with the new Z 5.
Are you excited to see what Nikon is about to announce? How will Nikon price these various products? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.