|Will Nikon base their upcoming Mirrorless camera on the DF? (image via Nikon)|
So now that the whole saga is confirmed for launch , the next question is when ?, well sadly Nikon did not mention a specific time frame in their return statement issued to Dpreview (Nikon was asked by Dpreview to clarify Mr Ushida's statement ) .This means that Nikon may launch the camera during their 100th Anniversary celebration this month , or "soon" (whenever that is, it can be this year or even 2018!) .
So , will a Mirrorless Nikon camera cannibalize their DSLR sales ? , well probably not for a few more years . Nikon for starter is still devoted to its Nikon F mount and even if they launch a new mount (lets say - Nikon N) , those hundreds of Nikon F mount lenses and DSLR bodies will still be in production as the professional Nikon users will still buy Nikon DSLR's unless they can design a ultra fast -focusing adapter which would accept the Nikon F lenses . Although the first generation (like any first gen product) will not be the "DSLR Killer" Nikon aims at , it will be the start of the end for the good 'ol SLR's as technology will improve considerably over the years and it will reach a point where on chip detection will defeat the mirror based focusing systems . The new Nikon Mirrorless camera will be similar to the first gen Sony A7 - not as impressive as the SLR offering at first , but after a few generations (and if they play their advertising and technology cards right) will be a gamechanger .
Written by Rakitha for MasHD
Source - petapixel