Despite being juggernauts in the camera industry with big name professionals using their cameras, Canon and Nikon haven’t really had much success on the mirrorless front, at least not compared to the likes of Sony or Fujifilm. However we have heard th…
Based on past Nikon releases for their professional DSLRs, we’ve seen the company release the Nikon D3, followed by the D3s, the D4, which was then followed by the D4s, and early last year we saw the company launch the D5. This means that assuming Nikon refreshes their professional lineup every 2 years or so, can we expect the Nikon D5s in 2018?
So far there hasn’t really been much rumors regarding the D5s, but recently a hashtag spotted on Instagram for the “#nikond5s” has fueled speculation that the camera is currently being tested in the field. The hashtag was spotted on the photos of Nikon Ambassador Ami Vitale which were shared on Instagram.
Sure, it could be a typo, but as Nikon Rumors points out, Vitale’s previous posts have been pretty accurate when it came to hashtagging, so it seems unlikely that she would have a typo not just on one photo, but on several. Other users in the comments have also pointed out that Vitale is one of the more highly regarded ambassadors of Nikon, meaning that if Nikon were looking for a photographer to field test the D5s, she would definitely be one of them.
In any case it is all just speculation at this point in time as Nikon has yet to officially confirm anything. However CES 2018 is around the corner so it could be announced then, or alternatively CP+ is another potential platform for Nikon to make the official announcement.
Do our smartphones have the potential to replace dedicated cameras? Perhaps when it comes to day-to-day photos, or if you want a quick snap of something, our smartphone cameras are more than capable of getting the job done. In fact we’ve seen many instances in which smartphone cameras can snap some really amazing photographs.
Unfortunately for some camera makers, it seems that this has had a negative effect on their business, such as Nikon who recently announced (via PetaPixel) that they will be shutting down its digital camera factory over in China in the Jiangsu province. According to Nikon, it seems that the rise of smartphones are to blame for the closure, which has impacted the demand for compact digital cameras.
According to Nikon, “In recent years […] due to the rise of smartphones, the compact digital camera market has been shrinking rapidly, leading to a significant decrease in operating rate at [Nikon Imaging (China)] and creating a difficult business environment.” Note that shutting down this plant does not mean that Nikon is in trouble.
The company’s DSLRs are still performing extremely well (difficulty in obtaining the recently launched D850 should speak volumes) and they also do have other factories in other parts of the world, but like we said, given that it is much more convenient to bring about your phone than an extra additional camera, negatively impacting the lower-end side of the camera business doesn’t really come as much of a surprise.
It’s safe to say that Nikon’s mirrorless efforts haven’t really paid off much for the company, unlike Sony or Fujifilm, but it seems that Nikon isn’t quite done yet. In a recent interview with Chinese publication Xitek (via Nikon Rumors), it seems that Nikon’s next mirrorless could make a huge splash as it will be of the full-frame variety.
As it stands it seems that only Sony has full-frame mirrorless cameras, but Nikon will apparently not be resting on their laurels. During the interview, they spoke to Nikon’s R&D manager Tetsuro Goto who said that any future Nikon mirrorless camera will be of the full-frame variety.
Nikon had previously hinted that they had a new mirrorless camera in the works that was “serious”, so it stands to believe that it could be full-frame as well. This is actually not the first time that Nikon hinted at full-frame mirrorless cameras, although when exactly this camera will be released remains to be seen, but it’s definitely something to look forward to given Nikon’s experience and reputation when it comes to cameras.
That being said, Nikon rival Canon is also said to be working on a full-frame mirrorless camera as well that could debut in 2018, so it remains to be seen who might get to the market first.
Just days after the official press release photos of the Nikon D850 were leaked online, the company has officially unveiled its new D850 digital SLR camera. Its next-generation full-frame DSLR combines high resolution and high speed performance for multiple genres of photography. The new camera is geared towards professional photographers and serious hobbyists that capture commercial sports, fashion, and wedding genres.
The Nikon D850 has an effective pixel count of 45.7 megapixels. It supports ISO 64-25600 range of standard sensitivities. The camera can perform high speed continuous shooting at approximately 7 fps.
It has the same high speed and high precision 153 point autofocus system that’s used by the Nikon D5. It provides the camera with greater certainty of capturing moving subjects. It even has a new backside illumination Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor as well as the company’s latest EXPEED 5 image processing engine.
Multimedia content creators will find that the new camera offers enhanced video recording capability. Nikon has introduced its own full frame recording of 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/30p movies as well as 4x and 5x slow motion movies with the D850.
The camera is also capable of creating 8K timelapse videos. Additional features include silent photography and in-camera batch processing of RAW images. The camera doesn’t include a low pass filter which when coupled with the high megapixel count means that it will be able to capture images in incredible detail.
The D850 costs $3,299. That’s just for the body. The camera is going to go on sale next month.
The Nikon D850 exists and we know that because back in July, Nikon confirmed that they are working on it and that the camera is expected to be the successor to the Nikon D810 from a few years ago. However apart from that confirmation, things like specs and also photos of the camera have yet to be revealed, or at least until now.
The folks at Nikon Rumors have recently managed to get their hands on a bunch of photos that appear to be part of the press release that Nikon is expected to put out in the near future, meaning that this is as official as it gets. According to Nikon, the D850 will be a full-frame camera, but the company stopped short of actually sharing specs like megapixel count, shooting speeds, and so on.
However if the rumors are accurate, the D850 is said to sport a 45-46MP full-frame sensor and will apparently be borrowing certain features from the higher-end Nikon D5. In fact previous reports have gone as far as calling the D850 a “baby” version of the D5, so we guess if you wanted some of the D5’s features but didn’t want to spend the money, the D850 could be a good (and cheaper) alternative.
In any case with all these leaks we expect that an official announcement could be made soon, so do check back with us in the coming days/weeks for the details if there are any to be had.
If you’re a photographer who is in the market for a new professional DSLR, or a hobbyist looking for more “serious” gear, then you might have heard that Nikon has a new camera in the works in the form of the Nikon D850, which the company has confirmed is real and does exist, although specs and design remain a bit of a mystery for now.
However thanks to images uploaded and shared on the digicamera.net forums (via Nikon Rumors) by user Hel_NiS, a p photo of the camera has found its way online. Unfortunately this photo does not show us the complete look of the camera, but for the most part it doesn’t look like Nikon will be changing the design of the camera too much.
The front and top portion of the camera where the Nikon branding is placed also seems to confirm that there will be no pop-up flash, but other than that we guess it shouldn’t be surprising that Nikon is sticking to the same design (maybe with some changes or variations) that they’ve been using for the past few years.
The D850 will be a new full-frame camera by Nikon and it is expected to introduce a 46MP sensor along with 4K video capture. It is also said to sport some features borrowed from the Nikon D5, and the rumored prices have hinted that this camera will not come cheap, but hopefully we’ll have the official details soon.
While Nikon might have confirmed that they are working on the Nikon D850 camera, apart from it being a full-frame camera that is the successor to the D810, the company stopped short of sharing the specs and features that we might be able to expect. However thanks to leaked slides, we might know more about the camera already.
The slides were posted in Chinese but a translation by Nikon Rumors has confirmed some of the camera’s specs. For starters the camera will feature a 45.7MP sensor which is in line with the earlier rumors that suggested anywhere between 45-46MP. The slides also confirm a 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD display that can be tilted.
The D850 also appears to be capable of shooting at 9fps when combined with a battery pack, support 8K timelapse capture, 4K video capture, an ISO range of 64 up to 25,600, a 153-point AF system, and a 180,000 RGB sensor. For those most part this is in line with what we’ve heard, although it seems that an earlier report of a hybrid viewfinder could have been false.
There is still no word on when Nikon is expected to fully unveil the D850, but given the leaked specs and the photos, it does seem to suggest that we could be nearing an official announcement, so check back with us in the near future for more updates.
Nikon’s mirrorless camera systems while not terrible, are definitely not that amazing either, leaving companies like Sony to command a huge share of the mirrorless camera market. However in a recent interview with Yahoo Japan (via Mirrorless Rumors), the company reiterated their plans to make a “serious” mirrorless camera system.
Note that the interview was done in Japanese which means that something could be lost in translation, however this is not the first time that we have heard about Nikon’s plans to improve on its mirrorless lineup. Back in July an interview with Nikon President Kazuo Ushida revealed the company’s plans to make a mirrorless system that will be able to beat the competition.
Ushida was quoted back then as saying, “With generations grew up on smart phones I will give out a “Nikonashii” mirrorless camera that made a difference to other companies in terms of performance. I want to overwhelm the performance of the lens by making use of industrial lens technology, but also need playfulness.”
We’re not sure what kind of system this will result in, but there have been rumors to suggest that Nikon could be thinking of launching a full-frame mirrorless system similar to what companies such as Sony has done. There’s no word on when that will take place, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears peeled.
The Nikon D850 is a camera that Nikon has recently confirmed that they are working on. However despite the company making it announcement of the camera official, they have not really revealed much about it, save for the fact that it will be a full-frame camera that is also meant to be the successor to the D810.
That being said, the folks at Nikon Rumors have recently published a bunch of specs and features of the upcoming camera that will hopefully be proven true. Starting with what we’ve heard so far, the D850 is said to feature a 46MP full frame CMOS sensor and shares the same AF system as the Nikon D850.
It is also said to feature an improved version of SnapBridge, a tiltable LCD touchscreen display, and supports two sticks of memory cards. Other rumored features also suggests back illuminated buttons, a joystick selector, built-in Bluetooth and WiFi, 8K time-lapse video capabilities, 4K UHD video in FX format, slow-mo Full HD 120fps video, an improved LCD with twice the resolution of the D810, improved battery life, a lighter body, and shooting speeds of 8fps.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately it won’t come cheap either as Nikon Rumors has heard that the camera should be priced just under $4,000, or around $3,600 to be more specific. Clearly this isn’t aimed at amateurs but for the professional or serious hobbyist, it could be a worthy investment.