What’s coming next: an updated list of expected/rumored Nikon Z mirrorless cameras and lenses


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Canon will have a major mirrorless RF announcement in a few days and it seems that Nikon is also planning a big announcement at the end of July (July 21st?). I am still not sure exactly what products will be announced later this month. The most likely scenario will be the Nikon Z5 with one, two, or three Z lenses. If the Z6s and Z7s cameras are announced, it will only be a development release.

Here is an updated list of expected/rumored Nikon Z mirrorless cameras and lenses:

New Nikkor Z lenses (new info added)

  • Previously reported here
  • Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3: this will probably be the new kit lens for the upcoming Nikon Z5 camera - it will be a small, light, compact (almost like a pancake), cheap plastic lens with a collapsible design similar to the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm. The new lens may even have a plastic bayonet (not sure).
  • Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S lens: a massive, solid lens with a lot of glass elements inside - similar in size to the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S. The 50mm f/1.2 lens may also have the Noct nomenclature (Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S Noct lens).
  • Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lens: smaller and lighter than the F mount version, the lens can take screw-in filters. New info: 105mm filter thread. Not confirmed for July 21 release.
Nikon Z teleconverters

  • New info: Nikkor Z 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters are also coming (apparently Nikon was not only "thinking about it")
  • I was told that the new Nikon Z teleconverters will be released (or announced?) together with the already delayed Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens.
Nikon Z30

  • No new information since my last report: the Nikon Z30 is rumored to be a new entry-level APS-C model that will be positioned under the current Nikon Z50.
Nikon Z5

  • Previously reported here
  • The Z5 will have the same EVF as the Z6
  • No top panel LCD
  • Dual SD UHS-II memory card slots
  • 24MP full-frame sensor (not sure BSI or not)
  • IBIS
  • Magnesium alloy camera body
  • 1m dots LCD screen resolution
  • New battery: Nikon EN-EL15c (already registered online)
  • USB-C camera powering, not just charging
  • Same AF system as in the Z6
  • 1.7x video crop in 4k, no SloMo option
  • 6fps burst
  • Official announcement expected in the second half of July (I have conflicting reports on the exact date)
  • The camera will start shipping later this year
  • Slightly smaller than the Z6
  • The modes dial is moved to where the top LCD screen is on the Z6/Z7
  • The price is not confirmed yet, but it should be between the Z50 ($856.95) and the Z6 ($1,796.95) - my guess is around $1,400 with the Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 kit lens.
Nikon Z6s/Z7s

  • Previously reported here
  • Incremental update to the current Z6/Z7 models
  • Same sensor as in the Z6/Z7
  • Dual EXPEED processor
  • Nikon EN-EL15c battery (already registered online)
  • USB power
  • Dual memory card slots (I assume dual CFexpress, but I am not sure)
  • 4K 60 video
  • Vertical grip with buttons/controls (available as an optional accessory)
  • Expected announcement: later this year (around October) of course everything can be further delayed
Nikon Z8/Z9

  • The Nikon Z8/NikonZ9 (it could be just one camera) is rumored to be a new 60MP mirrorless camera that will be able to shoot full-resolution images at 14fps (mechanical shutter) with AE/AF.

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Related posts:

  1. Updated list of expected Nikon lenses in 2010
  2. Nikon Z5 camera mockup and updated rumored specifications
  3. List of rumored Nikkor lenses to be announced together with the Nikon Z5: 24-50mm f/4-6.3, 50mm f/1.2, 14-24mm f/2.8

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