First Sony announces their A7 and A7R, and now Nikon comes with a full frame retro style mirrorless!?
This development is more exciting than christmas eve and a birthday party combined!
It looks like Nikon's first model will be rather low on resolution, but at least the camera is a step in the right direction. It seems that Canon will soon be all alone with an "half assed" mirrorless product (the EOS M).
Quote from Nikonrumors:
"Sony sure shook the market with their A7/A7R full frame mirrorless cameras. Many readers have asked me if Nikon will be coming with something similar. I have mentioned in the past that I expect a third mystery camera this year that will have a retro design (something like the Olympus OMD). The new full frame camera will most likely be mirrorless, but it will have some kind of a special (hybrid?) viewfinder. I am also not yet sure if it will have a regular F-mount or a newly designed mount.
The announcement will be in the next 2-3 months, but it could happen as soon as next week during the PDN PhotoPlus show in New York. Stay tuned for more details."
* Nikon FM2 like design
* 16.2MP 36x23,9 full frame sensor (same as in the D4?)
* SD memory card
* 2016-pixel RGB image sensor
* 9-cell framing grid display
* 3D color matrix metering II
* Native ISO range: 100-12,800 (incl. ISO 50 and ISO 108,200)
* 5.5 fps for up to 100 shots
* 3.2" LCD screen
* Dimensions: 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm
* Weight: 765g
* It will come with a new AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens (again, not clear what mount the new lens will have)
Pic of the old FM2 from 1982.