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Leaked Photo Alleged to Show Nikon Mirrorless Mount and Sensor

This photo that allegedly shows the mount and sensor on Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless camera was just leaked onto the Chinese forum Xitek. My initial reaction was, “wow, that sensor looks small!”. However, the camera is in fact rumored to have a relatively small 2.6x crop sensor (by comparison, the new Pentax Q has a 5.7x crop sensor).

The photo seems to match the mirrorless camera seen in recent Nikon patents:

The mount isn’t an F-mount, so Nikon won’t have the advantage of letting customers use their existing lens collections. Unless it can find a way to offer something that existing interchangeable lens cameras don’t, the company may have a really hard time convincing customers to go with this smaller sensor.

(via Xitek via Nikon Rumors)


Update: The original forum thread was deleted (presumably at Nikon’s request). Looks like this photo is the real deal.


 
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  • Anonymous

    well, at least all C-Mount lens will work on it.

  • Anonymous

    well, at least all C-Mount lens will work on it.

  • Anonymous

    still crap though. semi-pro . LOL

  • Rafael Haas

    leicas are mirrorless and they’re not semi pro

  • http://tmsfernandes.mp/ Tiago

    Leicas have mirrors on the rangefinder system.

  • Anonymous

    Unless I can make/receive calls, upload directly to Facebook and post comments on PetaPixel with it, I’m not interested.

  • http://www.Criss-AC.net Cristian N. MORMOLOC

    Two words to say it all: “Alleged” + “Rumor”. If anyway, this alleged rumor is true, I don’t think it will be a good move on Nikon’s part… unless they plan to release a new line of lenses that will go with this new camera. Rumors..

  • http://www.Criss-AC.net Cristian N. MORMOLOC

    Two words to say it all: “Alleged” + “Rumor”. If anyway, this alleged rumor is true, I don’t think it will be a good move on Nikon’s part… unless they plan to release a new line of lenses that will go with this new camera. Rumors..