While the smartphone market is busy with Samsung Unpacked and then IFA, the photography world is no less busy. There is the Photokina at the end of September, but maybe Nikon has already prepared something big soon. According to reports, the camera manufacturer finally embraces the modern with its first mirrorless full-frame camera. While this may still be a month away, some details are already holding Nikon fans on the verge of their seats.
Of course, the rumors about the mirrorless Nikon camera started way back, but until now, the camera manufacturer even hinted at this possibility. Now there is even a teaser site that talks about the "pursuit of light". The silhouette of the camera in the accompanying video pretty much confirms some of the camera's expected characteristics.
Camera blog page Nikon rumors collected some of these details. Design-wise, the Nikon mirrorless camera would have a compact body similar to a Sony A7, but with a focus on ergonomics. The video also "confirms" the larger size of the new mirrorless mount, which is said to be 55mm long.
As far as the rest of the specifications are concerned, two models with different sensors are included, one with a 24 to 25 megapixel BSI sensor and another with 45 or 48 megapixels. There's a 3.6 megapixel EVF for image capture, 5-axis image stabilization, and an advanced AF system with over 400 AF points.
Although the announcement did not occur on July 23, the teaser site contained clues to the actual launch. According to Nokishita Camera, the page code pointed to an event on August 23. Nikon Rumors puts the price for the 25-megapixel camera at $ 3,000 and for the 45-megapixel model at $ 4,000.