Articles From Nikon Rumors

Nikon Rumors: Well speak of the devil! Just two weeks ago I had written about what’s next for the Nikon Z series and their lens lineup and today, it seems, my question was answered! Unofficially, of course, Nikon Rumors reported receiving an updated graphic detailing what’s coming for Nikon over the next 2 years for their Z series glass….and if this is accurate I’m just gonna say…wow!

Nikon has a few major announcements on the books for next week. According to the most recent reports, the Nikon Z50 mirrorless APS-C camera, NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, and possibly the Z-Series battery pack will all three be announced on October 10th.

Articles From Nikon Rumors

The battery pack—which is a battery holder only, not a true vertical grip with an extra shutter button and dial—is still a maybe. But according to Nikon Rumors, both the Nikon Z50 APS-C mirrorless camera and the long-awaited 58mm f/0.95 Noct lens will get their official announcements next Thursday.

The Z50 will allegedly feature a 20MP APS-C sensor based on the Nikon D500 DSLR, boasts 11fps continuous shooting, 4K video capability, a 3-inch flip-down touchscreen LCD for selfies, a single SD card slot, no IBIS, and a price tag of around $1,000 for the body-only or about $1,200 in a kit with a new Nikkor Z 16-55mm f/3.5-6.3 lens designed specifically for APS-C sensors.

Nikon Rumors D850

Nikon’s hottest model of 2017 was the Nikon’s D850, and demand for the high-resolution high-speed camera has remained high ever since. It is too soon for this to be updated yet. So what will we see from Nikon in the DSLR front?

What seems to be the design of the Z8 has recently been leaked by a Nikon patent registration, depicting a significantly more sizable body than the existing Z6 or Z7 – presumably to accommodate the increased heat dissipation from the larger image sensor, and potentially from shooting 6K video as well…

We didn’t expect Nikon to announce professional models in the Z range quite so quickly, but recent reports suggest that the company might make a development announcement of a pro-Nikon Z9 body over the summer.

This may well be a model to rival the Nikon D5, with a big battery built-in, a high-speed shooting capacity of perhaps 20fps, and dual memory card slots. Nikon would surely love to have a camera that would challenge Sony’s A9, now that it has models to rival the Sony A7 series.

If a new top-of-the-range professional sports camera were in the works, Nikon would want its photographers to be fully familiar with it before the next Olympics, which is being held in Nikon’s home city of Tokyo in 2020…

Nikon Mirrorless Rumors

Nikon has a few major announcements on the books for next week. According to the most recent reports, the Nikon Z50 mirrorless APS-C camera, NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, and possibly the Z-Series battery pack will all three be announced on October 10th.

The battery pack—which is a battery holder only, not a true vertical grip with an extra shutter button and dial—is still a maybe. But according to Nikon Rumors, both the Nikon Z50 APS-C mirrorless camera and the long-awaited 58mm f/0.95 Noct lens will get their official announcements next Thursday.

Nikon Z50 APS-C Mirrorless Camera

The Nikon Z50 APS-C mirrorless camera is rumored to be a direct competitor to the Sony a6400, and Nikon Rumors has received a bunch of information about the camera’s purported specs.

The Z50 will allegedly feature a 20MP APS-C sensor based on the Nikon D500 DSLR, boasts 11fps continuous shooting, 4K video capability, a 3-inch flip-down touchscreen LCD for selfies, a single SD card slot, no IBIS, and a price tag of around $1,000 for the body-only or about $1,200 in a kit with a new Nikkor Z 16-55mm f/3.5-6.3 lens designed specifically for APS-C sensors.

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens

The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens has already been announced for some time now—it even has its own page on the Nikon USA website—but it was only announced “in development” without any hard specs about the optical formula or, most importantly, the price.

According to Nikon Rumors, that changes on October 10th, when Nikon will officially release the Noct with a US price tag of around $8,000.

Of course, none of this is confirmed until the Nikon press room sings, so keep an eye on the site over the coming week leading up to the rumored announcement. If previous experience is anything to judge by, at least a few more details, and possibly photos, for the Z50 will leak next week before Nikon has a chance to draw the curtain.

Nikon Rumors 2017

Nikon Rumors 2017

Nikon revealed exclusively to us at Photokina, that there would be lower-priced models in the Z system at some point in the future – and that they had deliberately started with high-end enthusiast models in the Z6 and Z7.

The big question here would be if a Nikon Z50 would use a full-frame mirrorless sensor – or would it have a smaller DX-format APS-C sensor. Indeed, the latest rumblings suggest that it could feature a 30 or 32MP crop sensor.

According to recent reports,  appears that the Nikon Z50 will be an APS-C body with a 30-32MP sensor and dual card slots (one XQD and one microSD). It will be revealed in the second half of the year at a price of less than £750 / $1,000 to compete with the success of the Canon EOS RP.

Nikon Z30

The Z50 won’t be the most junior member of the Z family, however; there is talk that in 2020 we will also see the release of an entry-level Nikon Z3 or Z30.

According to rumors emanating from Japan, this could be a super-small DX camera with no electronic viewfinder, a fixed LCD screen, a single microSD card slot, and a 24 or 26MP sensor.

Recently leaked designs appear to confirm these rumors, as they show an APS-C size sensor in a camera body with a Z-mount. In addition, there’s no electronic viewfinder to be seen, suggesting that this release will compete with other entry-level cameras such as the Fujifilm X-A5 and the Panasonic Lumix GX80.

Nikon Z8

Sony dropped a bombshell by announcing the 61MP Sony A7R IV, but it appears that Nikon is preparing a 61MP warhead of its own – and the Nikon Z8 will apparently feature the very same sensor that’s inside the A7R IV.

Nikon has apparently signed up to purchase the 61MP Sony Exmor R sensor, which will power a Z8 featuring dual CF Express memory card slots, improved image stabilization, a new resolution shift mode to capture 240MP images, and an ISO range of 64 to 25,600 (expandable to 32-102,400).

What seems to be the design of the Z8 has recently been leaked by a Nikon patent registration, depicting a significantly more sizable body than the existing Z6 or Z7 – presumably to accommodate the increased heat dissipation from the larger image sensor, and potentially from shooting 6K video as well…

We didn’t expect Nikon to announce professional models in the Z range quite so quickly, but recent reports suggest that the company might make a development announcement of a pro-Nikon Z9 body over the summer.

Rumors are growing that Nikon will announce a new full-frame DSLR in 2019. Expected to be called the Nikon D760 it will be an entry-level full-frame camera that replaces both the current D750 and the now almost-forgotten D610.

The Nikon D5 has already released almost two years now, it is time for upcoming Nikon D5s, according to NR, the upcoming Nikon D5s could be announced at CES 2018 in January.

Nikon DSLRs

Nikon’s hottest model of 2017 was the Nikon’s D850, and demand for the high-resolution high-speed camera has remained high ever since. It is too soon for this to be updated yet.

Nikon D810 Replacement Rumors

Well, again, assuming that this information is factual and accurate, a few awesome things are in store for the Nikon Z users out there! First, you’ll notice the 24mm f/1.8 was moved back to 2019 (we just got that release this week), leaving us with just the 58mm Noct and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses to hit the market for 2019! as for 2020 and beyond, well, I could ramble but I’ll just list them below.

2020 Nikon Z Lenses

  • Nikkor Z 13mm f/1.8 S
  • Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S
  • Nikkor Z 28-70mm f/2.8-3.5 S
  • Nikkor Z 24-120 f/4 S

2021 Nikon Z Lenses

  • Nikkor Z 105mm f/1.8 S
  • Nikkor Z 28mm f/1.8 S
  • Nikkor Z 65mm f/1.8 S
  • Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.2 S
  • Nikkor Z 28-280mm f/2.8-5.6 S
  • Nikkor Z 100-300mm f/4 S

Here’s what I’m stoked for! 2020 will have a few interesting things added, some we knew about already, but the 85mm f/1.2!!!! I had hoped for this, and now I absolutely cannot wait to see this in action. I fell in love with the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 so I’m incredibly anxious to see how this lens compares!

After that, it looks like 2021 will be getting some unique lenses like the 65mm, and then the dreamy 35mm f/1.2 and a few new telephotos! Basically the lens lineup will finally, and officially feel rounded out for the mirrorless systems real soon! It’s definitely an exciting time to be working on the mirrorless systems, especially since on top of this, there’s speculation of a new “pro” series mirrorless system just around the corner as well!

What do you think? does this line up have the potential to be real? Are you as excited as I am to see these in the wild and get hands-on with them? Have you ever shot on a 65mm f/1,8 lens before?!? Let us know in the comments below!

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