Nikon is finally embracing mirrorless cameras – two coming this summer

Nikon is planning to launch a pair of mirrorless cameras with full-frame sensors before the end of the summer, according to reports.

The Nikon Rumors website has the news Nikon fans have been patiently waiting on, while the likes of Sony and Olympus dominate the mirrorless market, which offers the benefits of a DSLR with a smaller physical footprint.

The report says the pair will be similar in size to Sony’s A7 cameras, but the sources say they’ll have “better ergonomics and a better grip.” Other key specs include around 45-mpegapixel and 24-megapixel full-frame sensors, respectively. Elsewhere both will have 5-axis image stabilisation, while 24-70mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses will be available initially.

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The site says there’ll also be a mirrorless mount that will allow for f/0.95 lenses lenses, while the cameras will also take burst photos at nine frames-per-second.

Nikon Rumors says the official announcement will be made around July 23, with shipping commencing on August 23. The top-end models will cost around $4,000/€4,000 and will come with a 24-70mm lens. The basic 24-megapixel model will cost less than $3,000/€3,000 and will also ship with a lens, the report says.

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There’s no images of the cameras yet (the one above is a concept), but should today’s report comes to fruition, it’ll give the high-end mirrorless camera market a massive shake-up.

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