2020 has been tough on Nikon. The company faced multiple gear delays, layoffs, and company restructuring. The camera sales suffered as well, creating a colossal 17.1 billion yen loss in the Q1 of 2020. So, Nikon has decided to focus on mirrorless for the time being.
The Nikon Z5 is an interesting little camera. A full-frame Nikon mirrorless camera, with a relatively low price tag that seems to tick most of the boxes, even for working photographers (including dual card slots). Body only, it can be had for under $1,400. A significant difference over the $2,000 Nikon Z6 II. But is the Z5 worth getting at that price? Or are you better paying the extra to go for the Z6 II?
That’s the question that photographer Matt Irwin explores in this pretty in-depth and almost-27-minute long video. He takes a look at the autofocus, low light performance, image quality, and a bunch of other factors in a variety of scenarios in order to try to answer the question and I think he puts forward some good cases for when you might or might not want to use the Z5.
Nikon has just updated its Z-mount lens roadmap and added three new lenses. Silhouettes of three new primes have been added, and they are 400mm, 600mm, and the “Micro 50mm.”
Nikon has now officially announced their new Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II mirrorless cameras. Marking what is essentially the second generation of Nikon’s adventure into mirrorless cameras, they update the Nikon Z6 & Z7 cameras with a few highly demanded features – although they’re still largely incremental rather than revolutionary updates.
Like their predecessors, the Z6 II and Z7 II contain the same 24.5-megapixel and 45.7-megapixel BSI CMOS sensors of the Z6 and Z7 respectively, although the new cameras come with Nikon’s new Dual Expeed 6 processing engine – offering more speed, better autofocus and buffer performance. The new cameras also get dual card slots as well.
We haven’t heard anything about replacement models for the two-year-old Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras in a couple of months, but now there’s been an update to the rumoured specs for upcoming Nikon Z6s and Z7s models.
By all reports so far, the Z6s and Z7s will only be incremental updates over the Z6 and Z7, just as the D4s was over the D4 and the D300s was over the D300, but they will offer a few significant upgrades for professional users.
Nikon has now officially announced their new entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z5. It’s $1,399 has a 24.3-megapixel sensor, dual UHS-II card slots, shoots 4K video, 5-axis sensor-shift IBIS, and Nikon’s even made an official vertical grip available for it.
The specs for the new Nikon Z5 are pretty much as previously expected, although a few things have been confirmed. The 4K video does indeed only go up to 30fps and 1080p HD at up to 60fps. The dual card slots are, surprisingly, UHS-II, which means it should be able to clear that stills buffer quite quickly.
The Nikon Z5 camera is almost here. Rumours of a July announcement came last month, and now we’re only four days away from the expected July 21st announcement. And while some of the previously rumoured lenses aren’t now expected to be announced at the same time, we will apparently be hearing about one, the Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 and a couple of teleconverters.
With the announcement this close, it’s no surprise that serial-leaker, Nokishita has managed to uncover the specs for the upcoming camera, and they’ve posted them to their platform of choice, Twitter.
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.
July is turning out to be a potentially exciting month in the full-frame mirrorless world. Sony is finally expected to announce the A7S III, Canon will be announcing both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 bodies, and Nikon seems set to announce a new Z5 mirrorless camera.
But that’s not all. Sony is also getting ready to announce the 14-24mm f/2.8 GM, Canon is expected to announce a bunch of new glass for their RF system and now Nikon Rumors reports that three new Z Mount lenses are to be announced alongside the Z5 at some point this month, possibly on or around July 21st.