Interview: Nikon Confirmed Flagship 8K Z-mount Mirrorless Camera Coming this Year !

dpreview has a chance to interview with Nikon manager Keiji Oishi, talking about Nikon’s latest products and upcoming products. Keiji Oishi has confirmed that flagship Z-mount 8K full frame mirrorless camera will be released within the year (Nikon Z1 or Z9 ?), to compete with Sony a1 and Canon’s upcoming EOS-R1.

Below are some highlights from the interview:

A flagship Nikon Z-series mirrorless camera can be expected within the year, and is being developed with the goal of surpassing the D6. It will respond to the advanced needs of professionals. The upcoming model will debut a newly developed high-resolution stacked CMOS sensor. While this camera will be a major technological leap for still photographers of a wide variety of genres, our engineers are considering powerful video features such as 8K that respond to the needs of all kinds of content creators and professionals.

The next goal is to develop lenses with a focus on more compactness and affordability, [and] make our lenses more accessible to more people.

We welcome the increasing demand for video we have been seeing recently

Read full interview at dpreview