Nikon has officially announced the development of a full-frame, Nikon FX-format, mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses featuring a new mount. This is long overdue news and hopefully, Canon will follow suit. Sony has had the full frame mirrorless market wrapped up for quite some time and it’s about time one of the other big manufacturers challenged them.
This is not the first time that Nikon has dived into mirrorless, 7 years ago they announced the Nikon 1 series, but last month that line was discontinued.
The mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses that are in development are claimed to offer 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.
Apart from this announcement, there are very little details available about the new Nikon FX-format camera. There are no specifications to speak of and no idea of pricing either. One of the things we do know is that a new mount adapter is being developed for the new mirrorless camera. This will enable shooters to use their existing NIKKOR F mount lenses that are part of the Nikon digital SLR system.
@resi_kyoma posted the pictures above on Twitter, but we have no way of verifying if they are real.