Well, it looks like Nikon has been doing at least a little work behind the scenes when it comes to their cameras. As well as the anticipated Nikon Z5 announcement at some point soon, it appears they’ve also been working on the second generation Z6s and Z7s cameras, too according to a report from Nikon Rumors.
They’ve even released a few specs for the new cameras and it looks like Nikon might have actually listened to the feedback from Nikon Z6 and Z7 owners. While the cameras will mainly be incremental updates keeping the same sensors, they’re expected to get at least a couple of significant upgrades.
According to Nikon Rumors, the Nikon Z6s and Z7s will take the existing line from single to dual card slots, which will be a welcome addition for many working photographers. Whether this will be like the D300 jump to the D300s where they went from a single type of card slot to dual card slots of different types is unknown. We may be looking at dual CFexpress, but it might also be CFexpress+UHS-II SD.
There’ll also be a video upgrade, with the addition of 4K 60fps, and we’ll be able to power them externally directly from USB, too.
- Incremental update to the current Z6/Z7 models
- Same sensor as in the Z6/Z7
- Dual EXPEED processor
- Nikon EN-EL15c battery (already registered online)
- USB power
- Dual memory card slots
- 4K 60 video
- Vertical grip with buttons/controls (available as an optional accessory)
- Expected announcement: later this year (around October) of course everything can be further delayed
No word yet on whether or not these will come with the RAW over HDMI update as standard or whether that’ll still be a paid upgrade like the Z6. But the release of an official Nikon vertical grip will definitely be appreciated by many portrait photographers.
[via Nikon Rumors]