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    2019-09-09

    Updated new Nikkor Z roadmap is  going to be revealed tonight.
     

    2019-10-09

     

    Newly leaked Nikon Z50 press photos and specifications:

     

    • 20.9 million pixel APS-C sensor
    • Hybrid AF system. 209 focus points cover approximately 90% horizontal and vertical of the imaging range
    • EV-4 low brightness AF shooting is possible
    • ISO is 100-51200
    • Sequential shooting performance of 11 frames/second
    • 2.36 million dot EVF
    • 1,040,000-dot tilt-type touch panel LCD
    • 4K30p video
    • Intelligent Eye-Detection AF
    • Silent mode
    • Wi-Fi ・ Bluetooth installed


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    via Nikonrumors.com
     

    2019-09-01

    The Nikon MB-N10 battery pack for the Z6/Z7 cameras will be officially released soon. Batteries will be inserted from opposite ends of the grip in order to allow their seamless replacement. The Nikon Z6/Z7 battery grip will only extend the battery life.

    Source NikonRumors.com

     

    2019-09-01

    Nokishita reports that Nikon will announce the D6 on September 4th. It will be probably a development announcement. The camera will be released in late 2019 or early 2020.

     

    Here is some rumored spec:

     

    • Sensor stabilization
    • Dual CFExpress memory card slots
    • New Expeed dual processors
    • Better/improved AF than the current D5
    • Built-in Wi-Fi
    • 3.2 million dot touch screen, with full touch capabilities
    • Improved silent shooting modes

     

    2019-08-09

    Nikon has a new digital camera registration with the FCC under the code N1834. The new model will have Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.1. The dimenssions of the new camera are 131 × 73.5mm. For comparison, size of the Nikon Z6 is 134 × 100.5mm

    via NikonRumors.com

     

    2019-08-06

    Not yet announced but registered Nikon digital cameras:

    N1845 - Digital camera

    N1847 - Digital camera

    N1849 - Digital camera

    N1850 - Digital camera

    via Nokishita

     

    2019-07-23

    Next official announcement from Nikon will be for the Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S. The lens will be introduced as early as next week.

     

    2019-05-02

    First rumors about Nikon D6 specification

     

    • 24 MP sensor

    • 4K 60 video

    • Long manual exposure times to 120 seconds.

    • Built-in sensor stabilization (variable)

    via Nikonrumors.com

    2019-04-11

    First rumors about Nikon D5 replacement - Nikon D6

     

    • 24MP sensor
    • Built-in sensor stabilization
    • 4K 60 video
    • Longer manual exposure times

    via Nikonrumors.com

    2019-04-11

    A Nikonrumors reader noticed that on the Nikon Z 7 8K time-lapse video I posted a April 9th, the creators mentioned a new, not yet announced F-mount lens: AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2E FL ED VR lens - the mention appears at the 1:37 mark

     

    2019-04-09

    Specification and photos of  Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens  leaked online.

     

    Mount:  ZF.2

    Lens constitution: 11 groups 14 pieces

    Minimum shooting distance: 1.0 m

    Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 8.6

    Filter diameter: 86 mm

    Maximum diameter: 100.7 mm

    Focus ring diameter: 90.0 mm

    Total length (including the lens cap): 150.1 mm

    Total length (excluding the lens cap):  126.5 mm

    Weight:  1336g

    US Price:  $4,990.

     

    Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4

     

    Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Construction

     

     

    2019-03-15

    Nikon FTZ mount adapter will be included for free with every Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 cameras in the US from next week. 

     

     

    2019-03-12

    First photo of new  Nikon Z 1 mirrorless camera leaked. 

     

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