Just the other day Nikon announced its latest mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7. Both cameras pack very impressive hardware with full-frame sensors and other camera features that could entice professionals to pick one up or possibly even make the switch to it. However for those who feel that it could be even more professional, not to worry as Nikon has you covered.
During an interview with mynavi.jp (via Nikon Rumors), Nikon Imaging Business Development Department Director Hiroyuki Ikegami revealed that there are plans to create a “pro” model for the Z-series. Nikon’s DSLR lineup has many models, and while the D850 is one of the company’s highly-regarded models in recent times, there is also the D5 series.
When Ikegami was asked if there were plans to launch such a camera for the Z-series, he replied by saying, “Count on it!” We suppose this shouldn’t be surprising when you look at the current market for mirrorless cameras. Sony has the A7 series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, but they also have the A9 series for those who need a little extra.
So for Nikon to consider an even higher tier of mirrorless cameras in the future doesn’t really come as a shock. When exactly that will take place remains to be seen, but given that a leaked roadmap suggests that there won’t be new Z cameras next year, we suppose pros will need to wait until 2020 at the earliest.