Last week Sony announced their new Sony A7 and A7R and one of the more interesting and probably key aspects of both cameras is that not only were they mirrorless camera systems, but they were full-frame cameras as well, a feature that we’re sure is greatly appreciated by both the enthusiast and professional photographer. Given that most full-frame cameras come in bulky bodies, having a full-frame sensor crammed into such a compact design would most definitely be welcome. However it seems that Nikon might have something similar in the works and that device could be announced in the near future.
This is according to the folks at Nikon Rumors who believes that Nikon has a similar full-frame hybrid mirrorless camera in the works. According to their sources, this upcoming device will feature a Nikon FM2-like design with a 16.2MP full-frame sensor which is believed to be the same sensor found in the Nikon D4. It will allegedly sport a 3.2” LCD display, 5.5fps shooting speed, a pentaprism viewfinder, an Expeed 3 processor, and is expected to ship with a special edition Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens that will match the look of the camera.
This mysterious Nikon camera is expected to be launched in the near future, with Nikon Rumors speculating either in 2-3 months’ time, or possibly during the PhotoPlus expo that will be taking place in New York this coming week. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled for more info.