What could possibly go wrong with the new Nikon FF mirrorless?

So far Nikon’s marketing department managed to make us very excited about the new Nikon FF mirrorless. Nikon also had some obivous advantage:

– They know their “enemy” Sony. They can target their cameras properly and attack Sonys weaks spot (like ergonomy)
– They can build a hype on the new mount
– They can grab some attention with their 58mm f/0,95 lens

But truth is we don’t know for sure what the camera specs are and what’s the pricing of cameras and lenses. We don’t have 100% reliable and final info about the new gear. So what could possibly still go wrong?

  1. Video might lags behind Sony’s offering
  2. Autofocus and Eye-AF might be behind Sony’s tech
  3. Building a new lens line up takes time and people may not have that patience
  4. Nikon might cripple the camera on some features and we still don’t know about this
  5. Nikon’s 58mm f/0,95 pricing might be $3,000+ making it a no-go for 99% of the future Nikon Z camera owners. And what’s the pint of having a huge mount for fast lenses if you can’t buy them?
  6. Nikon Z may fit a small crop MF sensor like the Fuji GFX, but that sensor is a) expensive b) lags behind the latest FF tech

Any other point you might want to add?

Nikon rumored to launch a new 58mm f/0.95 lens for the new Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 cameras

Speed lovers embrace for impact…Nikon might be developing a 58mmf /0,95 lens that will be launched shortly after the two new Full Frame mirrorless cameras:

On August 23 Nikon will announce this:
Nikon Z6: high speed, low light model (24MP)
Nikon Z7: high-resolution model (45MP)
Z-Nikkor 24-70mm f/4
Z-Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Z-Nikkor 35mm f/1.8

A couple of months later Nikon will releases this:
Z-Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/0.95

I bet that 0,95 lens will not come for cheap…$3,000 or more???

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via Nikonrumors

The Nikon mess: Nikon 1 failed, Nikon DL born dead and Nikon Keymission killed

So let’s make a resumme of the latest Nikon projects:

– The Nikon 1 failed on the market
– The Nikon DL born dead
– Nikon Keymission failed miserably

I wonder if the Nikon managers who worked hard to convince nikon to make these projects are still working for Nikon. Nikon really tried hard to NO make a FF mirrorless for a long time :)

But I am sure their new Nikon FF mirrorless cameras will be good. After all they have to just copy the good from Sony (autofocus and sensor performance) and avoid the bad from Sony (no real weather sealing, horrible menu and stupid ergonomics).

via Dpreview

Rumors recap: Panasonic LX100II, Nikon mirrorless, Canon mirrorless, Sony A7sIII and A6700, Fuji X-T3 and GFX-50R

Silhouette of the new Nikon FF mirrorless

We are now getting closer ot a very busy announcement period. Here is the recap of what to expect:

August 23:
– Panasonic will announce the new LX100II
– Nikon will announce the new FF mirrorless
– DJI will announce the new Mavic PRO

September 4/5:
– Canon will announce a new mirrorless camera (maybe Full Frame?)

August-September (unknown date):
– Fuji will announce the X-T3 and the GFX-50R

September-October (unknown date):
– Sony is rumored to announce two cameras: A6700 and A7sIII
– Leica should announce a new SL camera

Olympus will not announce any new camera this year. Expect a high end Olympus MFT camera to be announced in February-March!

Thew new Fuji X-T3 will be priced lower(!!!) than the X-T2

Not only Canon and Nikon but also Fuji has some big announcements coming soon. They will announce the new GFX rangefinder styled camera and the new new X-T3. About the latter Fujrumors reports:

I have been told by a trusted source (thanks), that the Fujifilm X-T3 will cost less than the Fujifilm X-T2 at it’s current official price tag (without rebates), hence less than $1,599.

Well that’s a nice thing to hear!