Nikon Japan today issued a press release that Nikon has developed a stacked CMOS with a total pixel count of approximately 17.84 million pixels that realizes high-resolution imaging with 1000 frames per second, HDR characteristics of 110 dB, and 4K x 4K.
As we already report that upcoming Nikon Z8 could use that 61MP full frame CMOS sensor that used on recently released a7R IV(B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon). Now according to latest leak from NR, a leaked screenshot of a new Nikon camera manual that confirms the a new Nikon camera (Nikon Z8) will have a 60.8MP (9552×6364) sensor and the new 16-bit NEF files (Nikon will introduce a lossy compressed RAW codec to reduce the file size).
The upcoming Nikon’s APS-C Z-mount mirrorless camera is expected to be announced in later 2019. According to our source, this Z-mount mirrorless camera could use Sony’s 26MP IMX571 APS-C CMOS sensor. You can take a look at specs sheet of IMX571 here. The Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 also use this sensor.
Sony has just announced the new a7R IV (B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon) with all new 61MP full frame CMOS sensor. Since Nikon recently always use Sony’s CMOS sensors, this make sense that upcoming Z-mount Nikon Z8 will also use this 61MP full frame sensor. And the successor of D850 Nikon D860 will also likely to use this sensor.
The Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless camera will have 45MP full frame CMOS sensor, to compete with Sony a7R III. According to latest rumors, Nikon Z7’s sensor will be better than D850‘s sensor, and you will get a free F-to-Z lens adapter wherever you buy Nikon Z6 or Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras. Pre-orders of both cameras will be on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018. Shipping in November.