Nikon (Hopefully) Releasing a New Mirrorless Camera Next Spring!

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Even with the launch of the much-celebrated D850 at the end of last year (and believe us, there are MANY reasons to celebrate it), Nikon needs a pro-grade mirrorless camera if they plan to compete with Sony. (You too, Canon!)

According to an interview on the Japanese network NHK with a Nikon manager that was first discovered by, the Nikon employee responds to a question about Nikon mirrorless cameras by saying, "development is underway, and we expect to bring one to market by spring of [2019]. That interview starts at this mark here

Ok, so there are no specs, no pictures and nothing else to go on, so the question remains will it be more like a Canon EOS M50, an entry-level camera that shares parts from something like a D7500, or will Nikon dive headfirst into the full-frame mirrorless market to keep up with the Sony A7 III, A7R III, and A9?

Nikon has invested a lot of money in the digital DSLRs and it's been paying off. Their D850 is considered one of the best DSLR cameras ever made. It's also massive and suffers from horrible video (LiveView) AutoFocus, especially when put side by side with Sony's game-changing A7R III or A9.'s best guess is that it will be an "entry-level full-frame" with an all-new mount and a 30+MP image sensor. If that's anywhere close to right, keep in mind that the Nikon D750 is in need of a refresh so perhaps we'll see that DSLR's successor stuffed with newer features from the D850 hit the $2,000 price point. 

In my dream make-any-camera-you-want universe, I'd personally love to see the D850 rebuilt in a mirrorless system with in-body image stabilization AND phase-detection AutoFocus.

Whatever it is, I look forward to seeing what Nikon cooks up. They make exceptional glass and build rugged cameras that capture wonderful still images and high-quality video. They're doing so many things right, but it's hard to justify a D850, or a Canon 5D Mark IV, for anyone who shoots stills AND video because Sony systems are much more versatile on the video front. 

Plus, those models are expensive. 

At the more affordable $2,000 MSRP mark, you have the Panasonic GH5, Olympus OM-D E-M1ii, Fujifilm X-H1, and Sony A7 III as competition (with Sony probably taking top honors)... The Nikon D750 (or D500) and Canon 6D Mark II just aren't in the same league.