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Confirmed: Nikon D5 Equivalent Mirrorless Camera On the Way

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According to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun newspaper, Mr. Umadate, Nikon’s new CEO, said Nikon is going to launch a flagship mirrorless camera which is equivalent to the Nikon D5.

As previously posted, we were getting rumors about the Nikon D6 DSLR camera that is coming before 2020 Olympics. There is a slight possibility that the company may postpone the release of Nikon D5 successor camera. Instead a high-end mirrorless sports camera could be in mass production in the name of Nikon Z9. More here.

On the other hand Nikon is going to announce a new mid-level mirrorless camera sometime before September of 2019. More here. The price for this entry-level Nikon mirrorless camera will be around JPY 100,000 yen (US Price below $1,000). It is claimed that this new camera will be similar to Canon’s EOS RP, aimed at a large group of customers.

Nikon President  didn’t mention when they will launch the new model. Here is the translated quote:

“Nikon to introduce a top-end model of the mirror-less camera. Time is a non-published, but Umatate Toshikazu president was revealed in response to the interview of the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. Top-end model of the digital single-lens reflex camera “D5.”

Rumored Nikon Z9 Specs

  • 21MP FF CMOS sensor found on the Nikon D5 or the new 36MP Sony sensor which is in dveelopment
  • 4K UHD up to 60p, Slow mo 1080p, Up to 120p
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • Viewfinder Electronic 5,760k dots, 100% coverage
  • 20fps burst speed with 693 AF points
  • Bigger buffer for fast af and speed
  • Tilting 3.2″ touchscreen
  • Dual XQD card slots
  • Huge battery power for a mirrorless camera around 1,000 shots
  • Price around $5,499

Nikon Upcoming Cameras in 2019

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Via Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun