It’s being reported that Nikon is planning to release updated versions of its two mirrorless full-frame cameras later this year, offering small but welcome improvements such as a better battery and dual card slots.
Nikon Rumors reports that Nikon will be announcing the Z 6S and Z 7S sometime in the next fourth months, though with COVID-19, it’s worth remembering that this may get pushed back.
It’s thought that the two new cameras will feature the same sensors as those found in the Z 6 and Z 7, but will be fitted with dual EXPEED 6 image processors — possibly one of the reasons that it’s anticipated that both cameras will shoot 4K 60 video. The current models max out at 4K 30.
A new battery — the EN-EL15C — has already been registered, and there’s also talk of a vertical grip with buttons that will be announced at the same time. It’s not clear whether this will be backwards compatible with the existing Z 6 and Z 7 cameras.
While these will all be welcome improvements to two solid offerings from Nikon, fans will be wondering how the company will compete with the forthcoming R5 and R6 that are about to announced by Canon, and the mooted Sony A7S III that is expected to emerge in the very near future.
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