Nikon released a new teaser specially about the new mount of the Nikon mirrorless sensor.
Here some details from the new teaser:
- The grip is huge for a mirrorless, good news so far.
- We can also see that there is a wheel in front (similar as it was in many DSLRs like the D750).
- There are many buttons placed on the grip. This could allow better access to some important functions (moved from the back to the grip top)
Do you see this material? It looks even handier than what we had on some DSLRs. This will, compared to other mirrorless systems, allow a more secure feeling as it doesn’t feel slippery.
All estimations based on the hot shoe.
- EVF-Overlap behind the body 18mm
- Grip-Length 39mm
- Body with grip length 77mm
- Total length with the lens 158mm
We found a new teaser which shows the nice and huge grip.
Not only does the grip seem to be great for bigger hands, it could also allow the usage of existing DSLR batteries. Of course this is only a rumor, but it would be a great one and simplify the change as well as a it would ensure a good battery time.
Also we see that the Swoosh we know from Nikon is still there.
The red element was introduced as a design element by Giorgetto Giugiaro in the Nikon F3 in 1980. So yes, it is a Nikon and they are not just selling Sony cameras 😉
The rumors about the announcement date have been correct:
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:
- The camera will be a full frame (not a medium format as some hoped for)
- They confirm that a new mound adapter is being developed, so that the NIKKOR F mount lenses will also work on the new system.
- They also confirm, that they will still continue the development of the DSLR system.
The press release:
There are some first size-estimations based on the images we saw.
Nikon wrote on their website:
TRAVEL OF LIGHT
Countless rays of light come together, forming an image at the end of their long journey. Nikon’s ongoing mission heading into the future: to guide light into forming superb pictures.
As always when a company announces something like this, there are rumors, there are fanboys and of course the guys of a competitor flowing through the internet.
The Twitter user @resi_kyoma showed us some leaked pictures of the new camera including one of the new lenses (we expect one zoom lens around 24-70mm f/4 as well as one or maybe two primes)
— さかい(くり) (@resi_kyoma) July 23, 2018