If the latest rumblings in the rumor mill are accurate, then Nikon is currently working on a full frame mirrorless camera. And it may be pretty far along as well, as the company is said to be testing out prototypes in the field.
Nikon Rumors is hearing from reliable sources that Nikon is developing a new full frame camera that’s either mirrorless or “mirrorless-styled” (whatever that means). The camera is said to be small — roughly the same size as the Olympus E-M1. The E-M1 is a Micro Four Thirds camera, so it will be impressive if Nikon can squeeze a full frame sensor into a body that small.
The camera reportedly won’t have a built-in electronic viewfinder, and the lens mount will be a standard Nikon F mount. Nikon is said to be testing the camera right now, and that any official announcement may come at the end of 2015 or at the beginning of 2016.
“The problem is that Nikon may pull the plug on that project and we will never know,” Nikon Rumors tells PetaPixel. “It has happened in the past.”
One thing that does give this rumor some weight is a recently published Nikon patent that shows a 28-80mm lens designed for a full frame mirrorless camera. If this is a camera that interests you, start crossing your fingers and hopefully it will indeed hit the market in the next year.