Thanks for the link. I think the rumor is exciting. I have loved my m4/3 mirrorless. Hopefully Nikon does it well and makes an adaptor available so we can use our F mount lenses.
To me it seems like they are trying to keep the company viable. Sony seems to be getting so much good press. A lot of people think mirrorless is the future. I have had m4/3 mirrorless for quite a few years now. I love my Nikon gear, but the mirrorless camera is just more fun for me to shoot with.I suppose sometimes it's just about giving existing customers more options.
In the past I've considered switching to a mirrorless camera but I find the D750 and 50mm lens to be a fairly light walk around combination. Once you start using zoom and telephoto lenses, they can become the significant contributor to the total weight, not the camera itself.Mirrorless can be smaller and lighter and many have made the jump from DSLRs already for this. The biggest instant market for Nikon will be their existing user base but a Nikon FF with adapter and F-mount lens won't fall into the small and light class.
Not only with FF - the constant aperture zooms and the upcoming 200/2 from Fuji are in the same general size/ weight/ price class as their counterparts. And Fuji recently released a slightly larger body with a larger hand grip and reinforced lens mount (X-H1), one of the stated reasons was to provide a platform that works a bit better with the heavier glass. Fuji also has smaller lighter slower lenses for those who want small and light. Gives the ability to choose between compact/ light, and heavier/ bulkier/ faster.Comparing weights of full frame systems, the fast primes and zooms from Sony and Nikon have similar weights. The only weight savings is with the cameras. It will be interesting to see what Nikon comes out with, and I do agree they are very late to this party.
Especially NEW CUSTOMERS who are not yet grounded to a certain brand name system. It's important to grab these NEW customers before they become ingrained in another brand name system.I suppose sometimes it's just about giving existing customers more options.