We have been hearing the rumors for a while now that Nikon is developing a new mirrorless camera. While the company has a few mirrorless cameras in their lineup, it’s safe to say that they haven’t really seen the same level of success that companies like Sony or Fujifilm have experienced.
This is why the rumors have indicated that the company could be working on a new mirrorless designed to be more powerful and more competitive. That being said, a report from Japanese website SankeiBiz (via Nikon Rumors) has suggested that development on the rumored camera is said to be progressing at a “rapid pace”, and that it might potentially see a launch this year.
The camera is rumored to be launched within Nokia’s current fiscal year which will end in March 2019, which like we said stands to reason that it could be launched by the end of 2018 at the earliest. The report goes on to hint that it might even take place at a “large-scale overseas exhibition” which some have taken to mean Photokina 2018 (where the Fujifilm X-T3 is also rumored to be launched).
In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but if you’ve loved Nikon’s DSLRs then hopefully the upcoming mirrorless camera that the company has will be able to live up to the brand’s reputation.