When it comes to the design of mirrorless cameras, it seems that Fujifilm is one of the few camera companies that are still sticking with a somewhat retro-looking design, whereas others such as Sony have opted for a more modern look. However, it seems that Nikon could be interested in going down that retro path.
According to a report from Nikon Rumors, it seems that there is a chance that later this month, Nikon could announce a new retro-inspired mirrorless camera. This wouldn’t be the first time Nikon has launched such a camera. Some of you might recall that back in 2013 the company launched the Nikon Df full-frame camera, and apparently this new mirrorless camera will be inspired by that design.
Given that the Df is a DSLR, we suppose it is possible that this camera could end up being the mirrorless version of it. The report claims it will be an APS-C based mirrorless camera, and that it will feature a “very thin” body that does not feature a handgrip. This is an interesting design choice and we’re not sure how we feel about that. A handgrip makes a camera more ergonomic and easier to hold, but if thinness/lightness is what Nikon is going after, we suppose shaving off the handgrip could help with that.
Not much else is known about this rumored camera except that it is expected to be announced by the end of June, so take it with a grain of salt and wait and see if Nikon has anything to share in the coming weeks.