After two full-frame mirrorless cameras, Nikon is reportedly launching the first APS-C camera in the Z series. Along with it, it’s set to launch two new zoom DX lenses: a 16-55mm f/3.5-6.3 and a 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3.
According to Nikon Rumors, the new mirrorless model from Nikon will be named Z50. It will feature a 20MP APS-C sensor, a 3″ pivoted LCD, EVF, and enable 11 fps continuous shooting. It will reportedly use the new Nikon EN-EL25 battery. What’s also interesting is, that Nikon will allegedly name its future mirrorless cameras ZXX if they’re APS-C and ZX if they’re full-frame (as we’ve seen with the Z6 and Z7). It’s been recently reported on PCWatch, and to me, it seems logical.
As for the lenses, both Nikkor 16-55mm f/3.5-6.3 and Nikkor 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 will be designed to accompany the new APS-C mirrorless camera. They’re reported to be small and lightweight DX lenses, and I assume they will be sold as kit lenses with the camera.
Nikon Rumors writes that the official announcement will come soon. It will certainly be great to see an APS-C mirrorless camera from Nikon, and we’ll let you know as soon as we know more.
[via Nikon Rumors]