Better late than never, right? Well, not that late though, as Nikon is expected to unveil their own full-frame camera shortly after Sony introduced the Sony A7 last week.
As always, Nikon Rumors was first in turning the rumor mill. It was previously reported that the Nikon full-frame is going to come with a retro design, more like the Nikon FM2. But new reports from other sources are saying that it resembles more like the Nikon F3.
Anyway, we’ll all find out what the new Nikon shooter is going to look like when it’s finally announce in early November.
For the meantime, watch the early teaser video from Nikon of the rumored full-frame camera:
Here are some of the expected features:
- 16.2MP 36×23,9 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)
- Standard F-mount
- Pentaprism viewfinder (meaning the camera will not be mirrorless)
- The camera will meter even with non-AI lenses down to full aperture
- The camera will ship with a new special edition Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens to match the look/design of the body
- The camera will have physical controls and excellent build quality (which explains the 765g weight)
- Expeed 3 processor
- Same sensor as in the Nikon D4
- Nikon calls it a “hybrid” camera – not sure what exactly they mean with that
- No video recording capabilities
For those wanting a full-frame Nikon camera instead of the Sony A7, you might have to reconsider because Nikon is expected to sell the cameras at around $3,000 (body only) and $3,300 with a 50mm lens.
And just like any rumors out there, you should also take this one with a standard dose of salt.