Official press release about the development of a mirrorless camera

Today is Nikons 101st Birthday. And they used this occasion to officially announce the next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera.

It contains the following official confirmations:

  1. The camera will be a full frame (not a medium format as some hoped for)
  2. They confirm that a new mound adapter is being developed, so that the NIKKOR F mount lenses will also work on the new system.
  3. They also confirm, that they will still continue the development of the DSLR system.

The press release:

Development of a next-generation full-frame mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses — featuring a new mount — that pursues a new dimension in optical performance

July 25, 2018

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the development of a full-frame, Nikon FX-format, mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses featuring a new mount.

The mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses that are in development have enabled the pursuit of a new dimension in optical performance, with the adoption of a new mount. The mirrorless camera is the result of Nikon’s advanced optical and manufacturing capabilities gained through over a century of heritage, as well as superior image-processing technology. The expertise built up through the development of Nikon’s digital SLR cameras has also critically contributed to this development.

With this new mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses, we are committed to providing photographers with the ability to capture images that are richer and more vivid than ever before.

Additionally, a new mount adapter is being developed for the new mirrorless camera. This will work with the NIKKOR F mount lenses that are part of the Nikon digital SLR system, adding to the variety of choices for photographers.

Nikon will continue to lead imaging culture with the launch of this new mirrorless camera, as well as with the continued development of Nikon digital SLR cameras, providing consumers with the choice of enjoying the unique values of either system.

Special imaging content relating to this product is available for viewing at the URL below. Stay tuned for more content to come.

  • Information regarding the release of this product will be announced at a later date.

One Reply to “Official press release about the development of a mirrorless camera”

  1. This somehow leads to the assumption that there is only one mirrorless camera being developed.
    We are not yet sure, if this is just a simplification or if it reflects that at the launch there will only one camera ready to order with the second one following soon after.

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