Nikon has confirmed that the camera company is developing a full-frame mirrorless camera.
Although it still needs to be named, and there is no news on how much it will cost, the FX format camera will make use of a new lens mount but will still be compatible with F-Mount lenses via an adapter.
Nikon has, however, started testing what it is calling the "next generation full-frame mirrorless camera" earlier in the week when a delightfully detail-free video entitled "In Pursuit of Light" appeared on its special events page. The minute-and-a-half footage showed a big sensor and a shadowy representation of what seemed to be a mirrorless format camera.
After the video launch, Nikon confirmed that the camera is being developed. At this stage, the company is not giving too much away but is saying that the next-gen camera and new mount Nikkor lenses that will roll out along with it will "enable a new dimension in optical performance." An F-Mount adapter will allow photographers to tap into other Nikkor lenses.
Full-frame mirrorless cameras have been on the wild for a while, from manufacturers like Sony and Leica, but this is Nikon's first and means that brand enthusiasts "will have two industry-leading camera systems to choose from, giving consumers the choice to enjoy the unique values that each system offers."
More details to follow.