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It looks like Nikon is already readying their third generation Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6 camera bodies. According to a leaked roadmap, both cameras will be announced in November 2022.

  • Nikon Z 7 III – 45mp BSI 8K – November 2022
  • Nikon Z 6 III – 24mp BSI 6K – November 2022

For 2023, it looks like Nikon has a bunch of new camera bodies planned.

  • Nikon Z8 – 61mp BSI 8K – August 2023
  • Nikon Z f – 24mp BSI 4K – June 2023
  • Nikon Z 5 II – 24mp BSI 4K – January 2023
  • Nikon Z 90 – 24mp APS-C BSI 6K – March 2023
  • Nikon Z 50 II – 21mp APS-C BSI 4K – October 2023

Nikon Z Series Camera Roadmap

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bbasiaga

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Interesting if true. The Z6II sounds kind of like the unsubstantiated R6II rumor posted here a while ago. I wonder if the 'source' had the manufacturer wrong?

Be interesting to see what they do with pricing. If they continue to price very aggressively like with the Z9, and their AF continues to improve, this could be some stiff competition. Particularly if the lens prices stay down, and/or they open up the Z mount to Sigma and Tamron before Canon does so. I'm not saying I'll switch, but it could become cost competitive to add a second kit to fill some gaps.

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You can mark this as CR0 - fake news.

Thom Hogan already replied to this news explaining why it is just a speculative list with no underlying product or planning.
 
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It probably means Canon also has something to release, and I should hold on with switching from R to R6 and wait for R6 II with 24MP BSI sensor. I really don't get they say BSI sensor is expensive. So what? Each Sony model starting with the regular 7 has BSI sensor.
 

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You can mark this as CR0 - fake news.

Thom Hogan already replied to this news explaining why it is just a speculative list with no underlying product or planning.
But it's a picture. With Japanese text. And the Nikon color scheme. It must be genuine. *cough*
 
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You can mark this as CR0 - fake news.

Thom Hogan already replied to this news explaining why it is just a speculative list with no underlying product or planning.
All the actors are on the sheet, just the dates and specs are off. The Z6iii and Z7iii are assuredly due October/November and sorely needed. Essentially Nikon's R5/R6 moment for many users. The Z8 isn't due until Q3/Q4 2023 and we have no idea what it'll be because it has no DSLR equivalent.
 
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Interesting, if true.

I remember, years ago, when the question was whether a BSI sensor would ever be available for APS-C and FF. Sony said no, because the advantages wouldn’t work for anything larger than smartphone sensors. Well, things have really changed, haven’t they?
 
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That Z90 looks quite promising, and give how low bar was set with R7 it should be quite easy to have better offering.

Interesting, if true.

I remember, years ago, when the question was whether a BSI sensor would ever be available for APS-C and FF. Sony said no, because the advantages wouldn’t work for anything larger than smartphone sensors. Well, things have really changed, haven’t they?
There are sub $1000 cameras with BSI sensor, so surely industry has moved the goal post massively.
 

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But it's a picture. With Japanese text. And the Nikon color scheme. It must be genuine. *cough*
That's Chinese text, not Japanese, according to the source of the rumour (asobinet):

"As you can see from the text in the image, it appears to have originated in China, and the post that appears to be the primary source of this image also appears to be a forum on a Chinese website"

Coming soon - a Swahili rumour about the R6ii... or have we already had that?
 
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That's Chinese text, not Japanese, according to the source of the rumour (asobinet):

"As you can see from the text in the image, it appears to have originated in China, and the post that appears to be the primary source of this image also appears to be a forum on a Chinese website"
Thanks for the correction, I did not really look.
 
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Be interesting to see what they do with pricing. If they continue to price very aggressively like with the Z9, and their AF continues to improve, this could be some stiff competition.
Do they really have a choice? Nikon make fabulous cameras, but they are a mile behind Canon and Sony in terms of sales. Quite frankly, I think the *only* way they'll gain market share, is to continue to price very aggressively. And even that may not be enough.
 
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Just FYI, the texts in this picture are Chinese, and it says it's just a "reference" chart at the top.

Also...the darker yellow legend at the lower right says it's a prediction/projection...So there is no indication of any kind that this information is from Nikon or confirmed by someone in the know in any way.

Probably there is someone like us who like to plan things out for their favorite camera brand. But they went the extra mile of putting everything in a chart and shared it on social media.
 
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Since Nikon only has a lens roadmap, I think we can assume this is a total fake. And a "prediction!" Nikon doesn't make predictions about their own products.

This thread should disappear, but it won't, and soon even more websites will "report" on the new Nikon roadmap.
 
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Since Nikon only has a lens roadmap, I think we can assume this is a total fake. And a "prediction!" Nikon doesn't make predictions about their own products.

This thread should disappear, but it won't, and soon even more websites will "report" on the new Nikon roadmap.
Canon rumours is quite late on this one, its already done the rounds. The dates and specs might be fake, but all the actors are accounted for.
 
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