The Nikon D850 was launched last year and has been met with a lot of favorable reviews. It comes with a pretty big 45.7MP sensor, but apparently Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless cameras could actually end up rivaling it. This is according to a comment posted by a Nikon Rumors’ reader (via Nikon Rumors) who claims that the sensor on the new cameras will be “better” than the D850.
Now the term “better” is subjective and we’re not sure what the context is. However based on the details the reader gave, it is “better” due to the way the diodes are constructed and how it allows the sensor to capture more light, which on paper sounds like it would be useful for low-light situations.
It will also give lenses a’ “effective” larger aperture, where a lens could be marketed as having an f/1.8 aperture, but due to the sensor’s ability to capture more light, it will behave like an f/1.4 lens. The comment also offers up additional details, such as how Nikon is expected to throw in a free lens adapter which will allow Nikon’s F-mount lenses to be attached to the new Z-mount.
Given that there will only be three native Z-mount lenses at launch, the adapter could come in handy for those who already own Nikon lenses. The new cameras are expected to be officially announced on the 23rd of August so check back with us then for the official details.