With mirrorless cameras now supporting the ability to have interchangeable lenses, which seem to largely appeal to the prosumer market, it wouldn’t exactly be a surprise to see big camera companies such as Nikon or Canon to start venturing down that road. After all, it was only a year ago that Nikon’s president revealed that the company was working on a concept camera that may or may not use a mirrorless system, much like the Micro Four Thirds favored by Olympus, or Sony’s NEX series.
Well it seems that a photo has been leaked online, which is claiming to show the sensor and mount of an unannounced Nikon camera, which has been codenamed “X810”. Apart from that, not much else is known about the camera, although there are some reports that suggest Nikon will be going for a unique sensor size that provides a 2.6x crop factor, which is sort of in between a larger APS-C sensor favored by Sony, or the Four Thirds sensor which Olympus and Panasonic are known to be using.
If the estimations given by Nikon’s president were right last year, chances are we may very well be seeing the “X810” released this year. We’re guessing many prosumer-level customers will be more than happy to explore more options when it comes to prosumer camera devices.