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    It seems that a Nikon mirrorless full-frame camera is slowly becoming a fact. A few hours ago, Nikon created a subpage on its website entitled "In Pursuit of Light" and it shared a video called "Travel of Light". In the film, we can certainly see a camera which is not present on the market yet and we can expect, with almost 100% certainty, that it's a new, long-awaited mirrorless camera.


    Nikon Mirrorless Camera

    1). Nikon Mirrorless Camera


    In the film, we see only an outline of the camera but, at first glance, it seems similar to Sony a9 with a significantly bigger grip. One can also notice a very big camera mount so the new system will almost for sure not use F-mount.  On the right, there is the exposition regulation knob and on the extremely left, a knob which is possibly the photography modes one.


    Nikon Mirrorless Camera

    2). Nikon Mirrorless Camera


    According to the latest leaks shared via Nikonrumors.com (I'm stressing that these are only leaks) we can expect the premieres of 2 full-frame cameras, the first one with the 45MP sensor and the second one with the 24MP one, in the near future.


    Nikon Mirrorless Camera

    3). Nikon Mirrorless Camera


    New Nikons are supposed to have new lens mounts to which we will be able to mount old lenses via a pellicle-based (translucent) mirror adapter. Such a mount will enable the installation of image stabilization and the creation of very bright lenses in the future, which Nikon was unable to design due to the limitations connected with too little mounts of the F-mount type. The camera is also supposed to possess a working autofocus system in the video mode. 

    Now the brand's fans have to patiently wait for an official premiere. 



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    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.



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