Nikon’s upcoming full body mirrorless digital camera will not be suitable with F-mount lenses with out using a further adapter. A brand new report means that the corporate has developed a brand new “Z-mount” for its skilled full body mirrorless system.
Throughout CES 2018 in Las Vegas final week, Nikon Rumors heard the fascinating rumor that Nikon will introduce a brand new Z-mount with an exterior diameter of and a flange focal distance of 16mm.
By comparability, the Nikon 1 collection mirrorless system has a flange focal distance of 17mm with its comparatively tiny 1-inch CX sensor. The Nikon F-mount full body system has a flange focal distance of 46.5mm and an exterior diameter of 44mm. The Sony E-mount, which is used on Sony’s full-frame cameras, has a flange focal distance of 18mm and an exterior diameter of 46.1mm.
The Z-mount shall be “[d]esigned for full body mirrorless cameras,” Nikon Rumors writes. “Remember the fact that ‘Z-mount’ will not be the ultimate advertising identify, however I imagine the size are proper.”
Nikon stated in July 2017 that it was actively constructing a digital camera that may “elevate the bar,” and the corporate adopted up in September 2017 by saying that it should go full body if it was to be aggressive within the mirrorless market. Patents filed by Nikon for full body lenses emerged across the identical time.
Canon can be turning its consideration to the mirrorless market, lately asking its professionals what options and specs they might be enticed by in knowledgeable mirrorless digital camera.
“That is the place Canon may actually have a bonus,” writes Canon Rumors. “If they will by some means make the 130 million or so EF lenses suitable with a full body mirrorless with out an adaptor, they received’t have a tough time getting Canon DSLR shooters so as to add a full body mirrorless to their equipment.”