If Godox can get their flashes to work across various platforms, Nikon can surely get their flashes working with their own cameras.Hopefully Nikon learned from the mistake of the 1 series and will not make a new proprietary hotshoe. TTL protocols are mainly software based, so getting them to communicate should not be an issue.
I could go either way. A new mount would allow new possibilities with bigger/smaller sensors, with a universal mount that can be used from APS-C to medium format sized sensors, plus the ability to use a variety of lenses. If Nikon did keep the F mount, I'd prefer to not see a big stump coming out of the camera, and would hope for a more elegant design.
I find it surprising that both will be full frame and the lowest priced one will be near $3,000. I think they need a DX mirrorless priced well under $2k.Looks like maybe two bodies .. a 25 and a 45 MP .. and new mount.
First set of rumored specifications for the Nikon mirrorless cameras | Nikon Rumors
If I recall correctly from the article, this price would be a kit that includes a 24-70 lens (no specs on the lens). I agree, still pricey. If you look at the current FL lenses, Nikon charges a high premium for high end products. Let’s hope these mirrorless price rumors hint that these cameras will be super impressive. They have to be to compete with Sony, otherwise what is the point.I find it surprising that both will be full frame and the lowest priced one will be near $3,000. I think they need a DX mirrorless priced well under $2k.
I think Nikon's mirrorless offerings are doomed to failure if they don't offer such an adapter. There is an adapter for using Nikon lenses on Sony cameras!Also I notice that there is no mention in the article about whether or not Nikon will provide an adapter for customers who want to use their F-mount lenses.
Nikon knows how to comeback like a scrappy underdog. I remember before Nikon had a full frame DSLR camera and people were on the verge of jumping ship, the release of the Nikon D3 was a huge game changer. They basically ushered in the era of high ISO shooting. The trifecta of the 14-24mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm VR II were also released and even Canon shooters were buying the 14-24mm because it was so good.I don't know why, but for some reason, in my gut I think that Nikon is going to really hit a home run with this next generation. If not, I'll be the first one to about I was wrong.
Sony does have a couple advantages though. Almost every Sony FF lens can properly focus track in video mode and do it silently. If people plan on doing video with the new Nikon MILC, this is where having native mirrorless lenses make the most sense. Also, while I do feel the sentiment of losing the F-mount for a new "Z" mount, I think it's in the best interest of Nikon and photographers to usher in something new. Lenses can possibly be made faster, sharper, smaller and just all-around better. Using the Nikon 1 lenses as an indicator, those lenses were small, contrasty and amazingly sharp. Now apply that to FX and we're looking at the awakening Nikon Godzilla!You make the best of points Johnathan, it is a lot about the glass in front of this camera, and we all know that Nikon (and Canon) can make them, If it was easy Sony would have had a full stable of lenses by now
From the list of specs in the linked NR article:My only wish though is that I hope Nikon does include some form of in-body stabilization. I think with high res cameras, this is almost a necessity nowadays for mirrorless.
In that case sign me up! I'll be an early adopter!From the list of specs in the linked NR article:
Two mirrorless cameras: one with 24-25MP and one with 45MP (48MP is also a possibility). I assume both cameras are full frame (I did not get a specific confirmation on that).
Similar body size to the Sony a7 camera but with better ergonomics and a better grip.
5-axis in-body stabilization
I'm also interested in how Nikon will handle the adapter situation. If it's rock solid, I can imagine a big uptick in sales of older glass. Why buy a 300mm f4 PF VR or 105mm 1.4 G when you can get a true Japan made, all metal 300mm f4 AF-S or 105mm f2 AF-D for cheap, but now with 5-axis stabilization!In-body stabilization is a huge feature, and if/when lens stabilization is added, that combination provides impressive handheld capabilities.