After years of rumours, Japanese imaging giant Nikon has finally confirmed working on an all-new mirrorless camera system which will be based around a full-frame image sensor. This will be Nikon’s second attempt on mirrorless camera after the company discontinued Nikon 1 series launched in 2011.
"Through the development of this new mirrorless camera, Nikon reaffirms our commitment to providing photographers with the ability to capture images that are richer and more vivid than ever before," the company wrote in a blog post.
Today’s announcement clearly indicated that Nikon is accepting the fact that mirrorless cameras are the future of professional photography, though the company says it will continue to develop SLRs.
The last flagship camera from Nikon the D850 was launched in September of 2017 and was geared towards the growing segment of wedding, nature, events and fashion photography industry in India.
Priced at Rs 2,54,950 for D850 body only and Rs 2,99,950 for D850 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens, the D850 represents a new benchmark in D-SLR image quality with an unprecedented combination of resolution, dynamic range, ISO and speed.
The D850 is also Nikon’s first DSLR to incorporate a BSI CMOS sensor, which captures light more efficiently, resulting in a wider dynamic range and low-noise image capture. It is equipped with a 45.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor combined with up to 9-fps continuous shooting mode backed by its EXPEED 5 image-processing engine.
The camera has a dynamic range of native ISO 64 to 25600 and an extended low metering limit and the D850 packs full-frame 4K UHD video capabilities, 4x and 5x slow-motion videos in full-HD, and 8K time-lapse movie production using interval timer photography.