Nikon Confirms a New Mirrorless Camera for Spring 2019

Well, it looks like we’re getting a new mirrorless camera from Nikon next year. A Nikon manager has confirmed in an interview with Japanese TV-channel NHK that the company will be releasing a mirrorless system in spring 2019.

The Nikon manager was being interviewed at this year’s Camera & Photo Imaging Show when he was asked about Nikon’s plans for releasing its new mirrorless camera. He responded, “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to bring out a mirrorless model for this year’s event. But development is underway, and we expect to bring one to market by spring next year.”

Nikon confirmed that it was working on a mirrorless camera in July 2017, but there was no estimate to when it was released. So, now in light of this confirmation, we can expect a new Nikon mirrorless system to arrive sometime between March and April 2019. We’re less than a year away.

Looking Forward

We have a release date for Nikon’s unnamed mirrorless camera, but that’s really all we have right now. Other information, like whether it will be a system for professionals or level-entry videographers, is slim to none.

There’s all kinds of rumors and predictions out there. For example, NikonEye predicts that Nikon will be announcing a entry level full frame mirrorless featuring a new mount and a new 30+ Megapixel sensor with PDAF and that it will be fully AF compatible with existing F-mount lenses with the new Nikon adapter.

None of this is concrete though and should be taken with a grain of salt. More information about Nikon’s mirrorless camera is bound to surface in the coming months leading up to its spring 2019 release date.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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