nikon 1 s2_1Mirrorless cameras are sort of a happy middle between a compact camera and a DSLR. They tend to be relatively compact while at the same time offering up DSLR quality images, at least for the most part. In fact Sony has made great strides by releasing full-frame mirrorless cameras in their A7-series.


That being said, there are some who aren’t fully convinced that mirrorless cameras could be the future, claiming that the sensors in them aren’t big enough. Nikon, however, seems to be interested in that possibility. Speaking to the folks at DPreview, Nikon’s Department Manager Toshiaki Akagi was quoted as saying that it could be possible that Nikon might start creating larger sensors for mirrorless cameras in the future.

When asked what is Nikon’s strategy for the future as the DSLR market falters, Akagi said, “We know that there is a certain body of demand for larger sensors in mirrorless products. Although we already have the 1 inch sensor in the 1 System, we don’t want to deny the possibility of future large-sensor mirrorless cameras.”

However he adds that this will largely depend on the demand for such cameras, and if that there is enough interest, Nikon could have a solution. “So maybe if there is enough demand we may be able to provide another type of mirrorless camera with larger sensors. This is one of the solutions.” In the meantime what do you guys think? Do you agree that the sensors in mirrorless cameras could stand to be bigger?

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