Nikon hinted that the new mount would make the lenses and cameras slimmer and smaller. "The new mirrorless camera and nikkore under development will bring a new dimension in optical performance with the introduction of a new version," said the press release.
Nikon just confirms what we already strongly suspected yesterday, his European department revealed a teaser video with shady camera angles. A website called "In Pursuit of Light" was also set up, with the camera's release date (August 23) hidden in the HTML code. However, Nikon still has to confirm the specifications, the date and the price or even show an official picture of it. More details will be posted on a separate website at a later date.
For the rest of the story, we rely on rumors that were pretty accurate so far. Nikon is reportedly releasing two cameras, a $ 4,000 48-megapixel model and a $ 2,500 25-megapixel version. These compare roughly to Sony's 42.4-megapixel A7R III and the 24-megapixel A7 III, although both Nikon models would be more expensive and have a higher resolution.
As I wrote last month, Nikon and Canon are under extreme pressure to catch Sony in the mirrorless category. Both companies are far too late, so Nikon must at least match the current models of Sony, to have a chance. The $ 2,000 A7 III is an outstanding performer, and Sony has 63 native FE lenses for it, while Nikon launches from scratch with its own system. Although the adapter helps, it generally degrades the optical and mechanical performance compared to native lenses.
If Nikon builds a mirrorless version of the DSLR D850 with similar specifications, that's a good start. "Nikon users will soon have two industry-leading camera systems to choose from, giving consumers the choice to enjoy the unique value that every system offers."
She also stressed the "reliability and reliable performance" of his DSLR models, and said that professional creators helped contributed to the development of the new system. Canon and Nikon professionals have often denounced the durability and handling of Sony cameras, so if Nikon can manufacture the part with its own mirrorless models on comparable technology, it could keep these valuable customers in business.