Upcoming Nikon Cameras and Lenses in 2021

So you probably asking what will be the impact of the new $6,500 Sony a1 camera on Nikon? What is Nikon planning to compete against the rivals Canon and Sony?

According to the recent reports, 8K Nikon camera will arrive this Spring/Summer, with advanced core specifications. You can find a good recap of all the Nikon cameras and lenses that we expect from Nikon in 2021:

Nikon Z Mirrorless Cameras

Nikon Z30:

Nikon will announce an entry-level APS-C Z-mount mirrorless camera sitting below Nikon Z50 in the first half of 2021. Latest rumors indicates that the new model will not have EVF.

Nikon Z30 rumored specifications:
  • 24.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • 4K 24p, 30p video recording
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-dot LCD screen
  • No EVF design
  • Support Wifi, Bluetooth connection
  • EN-EL15c battery
  • Single SD memory card slot
  • Announcement in the first half of 2021

Nikon Z9 / Nikon Z8:

Nikon will launch a counterattack with its own 8K camera (Nikon Z9?) to compete against the Sony a1 and the possible Canon EOS R1. The rumored Nikon Z1 / Z9 model (name is not confirmed yet) likely to have a 45.7MP sensor with the same pixel count as the Z7 II. The official announcement will be around Spring / Summer 2021.

Nikon Z9 Rumored Specifications:
  • 45.7MP sensor (the same pixel count as the Nikon Z7 II)
  • 20 fps
  • 8k30p, 4k120/60/30p
  • New EXPEED processor designed for 8k
  • Improved AF (Object detection AF)
  • Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
  • ISO 64 – 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
  • High resolution, blackout-free EVF
  • New user interface (no second LCD screen on the back like the D6)
  • New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
  • Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS
  • Price: $6,000 – $7,000
  • Prototype Z9 cameras may be tested at the Tokyo Olympics next year
  • New Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 mirrorless lens is also rumored for the Olympics
  • Nikon Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, a9 II AF, and blackout-free EVF
  • Announcement in Spring / Summer 2021

Nikon’s Sony a1 Beater : 45.7MP, 8K, 20fps – Coming in Summer 2021

Nikkor Z Mirrorless Lenses

  • Nikkor Z 24-105mm f/2.8-4 S
  • Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4-5.6 VR S
  • Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor Z 200-600mm
  • Nikkor Z 105mm macro

Nikon DSLR Cameras

Nikon Rumored to Release Two New DSLRs in 2021

Nikon D880:

The Nikon D880 is rumored to be announced in early 2021 as Nikon D850 replacement. Here are the features we expect from D880 so far.

Nikon D880 Rumored Specifications:
  • 55MP or 47MP full-frame back-illuminated image sensor
  • EXPEED 6 image processor
  • 4K/60p video
  • 3.2-inch 2.36 million dots flip touch screen
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Nikon D880 to be Announced in Early 2021

Another Two new DSLR cameras and “several” F-mount lenses coming in 2021

Nikon Z6 II body: $1,996.95 at  Amazon | B&H Adorama.

Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama.

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