Nikon is preparing to update its amateur and mid-range mirrorless cameras next year. The source reports that the manufacturer will release at least two new generation cameras: Nikon Z50 II and Nikon Z5 II in 2024.
It is reported that the Nikon Z50 II model (with an APS-C matrix) will be released in the first quarter of 2024 – if the situation develops according to the planned schedule. It is reported that the camera will receive a major update to the autofocus system, as well as video capabilities. The new Nikon Z50 II will be positioned as a device not only for photographers, but also for content creators and cinematographers.
The second camera, Nikon Z5 II (with a full-frame sensor), according to the source, should be presented in the fourth quarter of 2024. It will receive the same sensor as the Nikon Z6 II model – 24.5 MP CMOS BSI. And also the same Expeed 7 processor.
This camera, like the Nikon Z50 II, will have advanced video shooting capabilities. But hardly at the level of the flagship Nikon Z9 and Nikon Z8.
It was previously reported that the next advanced model from Nikon – potentially the Nikon Z9H – could receive a global shutter. It is reported that Nikon may release a new product before the Olympic Games, which will be held in the first quarter of 2024.
Separately, the source reports that information that the new camera from Nikon will receive a global shutter came even before the announcement of the Sony A9 III, which also has this function. This may indicate that Nikon is indeed developing a camera to match.
The Sony A9 III camera was introduced in early November 2023. It received a global shutter, which not only opened up new scenarios for using the camera, but also turned out to be fraught with some difficulties .