Despite being juggernauts in the camera industry with big name professionals using their cameras, Canon and Nikon haven’t really had much success on the mirrorless front, at least not compared to the likes of Sony or Fujifilm. However we have heard that they are planning on changing this, and in the case of Nikon we could be looking at a new mount.
In a report from Nikon Rumors, they have heard that Nikon could be working on a new mount for their upcoming mirrorless camera called the Z-mount. This is designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras and will feature a 49mm external diameter, and a flange focal distance of 16mm.
To give you guys a bit of context, the current Nikon F-mount has an external diameter of 14mm and a flange focal distance of 46.5mm. Sony’s own full-frame mirrorless E-mount has an external diameter of 46.1mm and a flange focal distance of 18mm. Whether or not the numbers are accurate/true remains to be seen, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Nikon were to work on a new mount and a new series of lenses for their alleged full-frame mirrorless.
This isn’t the first time we’re hearing these rumors and we actually caught wind of such a camera back in 2017. There is no word on when Nikon might launch their new mirrorless camera, but CP+ is a possibility and we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more info.