New rumors suggest that Nikon will (finally) release full frame mirrorless camera with a traditional F mount later this year or in early 2016. The camera is rumored to be small and similar in size to the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Additionally, it is rumored to offer no EVF and is currently being field tested.
The Nikon 1 Series leaves a lot to be desired for the more discerning photographer thanks to the much smaller 1″ class sensor. Since the release of the 1 Series, it has seemed like Nikon just didn’t want to eat into the sales of its own DSLRs.
With the popularity of other mirrorless system cameras from the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and Olympus, however, that stance appears very short-sighted. It certainly makes sense for Nikon (and Canon) to join the mirrorless camera market at some point with a lens mount that takes advantage of its vast range of lenses.
Of course, time will only tell if Nikon is going to enter the mirrorless market with a more serious offering and whether that entry will be too little too late.
[via Nikon Rumors]