The upcoming Nikon retro full frame camera will not have video, possible announcement on November 6th


Image credit: Mariusz Jeglinski

A quick update: the upcoming retro-designed full frame Nikon camera will not have any video recording capabilities. Here are the updated rumored specifications:

  • Nikon FM2 like design
  • 16.2MP 36x23,9 full frame sensor (same as in the D4?)
  • SD memory card
  • 2016-pixel RGB image sensor
  • 9-cell framing grid display
  • 3D color matrix metering II
  • Native ISO range: 100-12,800 (incl. ISO 50 and ISO 102,400)
  • 5.5 fps for up to 100 shots
  • 3.2" LCD screen
  • Battery:EN-EL14
  • Dimensions: 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm
  • Weight: 765g
  • It will come with a new AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens (again, not clear what mount the new lens will have)
  • Standard F-mount
  • No video recording capabilities
  • Pentaprism viewfinder (meaning the camera will not be mirrorless)
  • The camera will meter even with non-AI lenses down to full aperture
  • The camera will ship with a new special edition Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens to match the look/design of the body
  • The camera will have physical controls and excellent build quality (which explains the 765g weight)
  • Expeed 3 processor
  • Same sensor as in the Nikon D4
  • Nikon calls it a "hybrid" camera - not sure what exactly they mean with that
  • The announcement will be during the first week of November

Another interesting bit of information: the German store Dinkel Foto will have a "world premiere" on November 6th from 10am - 6pm. I am not aware of any other major announcement coming from other manufacturers, so this could very well be for the new Nikon camera.

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  • Nikonuser

    Same sensor as D4…
    So, priced at half of D4?

    • xxx

      Maybe if it would have half of D4 sensor.

  • Denis

    I for one welcome the no video feature, and I can’t see why people think it will stop people from buying this camera, it is very obvious that this camera has a specific demographic of users it is targeting. I do hope though with the removal of the video will reflect on the camera’s price. Plus the amazing D4 sensor is quite a cherry on top, 16MP is beyond what is enough for photography.

  • stormwatch

    What is wrong with this camera from the perspective of user who lives in 2013. and the future to come…

    1. Lack of Video – this is really funny. Video is NOT a nuisance in the stills camera, and that 1 menu and 1 extra button is nothing, but the lack of it today is SOMETHING! Video does not affect the stills quality in any possible way, so omitting a video in such a device is really stupid decision.

    And what is really strange in this case, is that hard core retro fans are suggesting that it was actually an IQ 156+ idea, because you can always carry your smartphone to record movies with it. But, following that retro logic, we all can also make fantastic pictures, even in better resolution and 3, or 4 or even 5 times faster with smartphones than with this camera. So why bother at all with the heavy brick sporting the short juice EN-EL14, when we all carry smartphones? Who really needs any other video/photo acquiring device in the age of smartphones?

    Or maybe even better, whenever we go out with this retro Nikon, we all should bring out our Super 8 camcorders just to stay in deep and magical harmony with that retro feeling, cause we can also acquire videos with Super 8 you know…WHO NEEDS SMARTPHONES?!?!?

    2. Only 16mpix. 20mpix would be more realistic for crops, it was a wooooow resolution 4 years ago, but now it’s a retro, but in this case retro means superb!

    3. Old AF – releasing a completely new approach to digital camera even with the best available AF which is not in any way even a slightly improved is just ridiculous.

    4. Expeed 3 – did they forget that they just launched an entry level body with the Expeed 4?!??!? Hallo Nikon!?!? Faster processing, greater FPS? Still 3? Ok, we understand, expeed 3 is the fresh retro…and in this system, all bricks must correspond to each others retriness.

    5. 5.5 Fps – Man….2013-2014…7 fps should be a minimum frame rate for any device which cost more than 1000$, and this thing will surely carry the price tag.

    7. Ugly brickish body – really never understood why it’s so popular when todays DSLR ergonomics is way, but way better than those commie blocks – and I’m not young.

    8. Revamping the old-new lenses with the newer ones with same features but with retro look…MAN!!! Ridiculous…I can only imagine what kind of amalgamation that would be…

    9. No mention at all about GPS and WI-FI capatibilities, hmm I completely understand Nikon on this one. Since the D5300 is first ever camera they integrated all those nowadays necessities, it’s not enough retro since it’s only a week old for their view on system integration.

    And what is superb with this camera from the perspective of users who still live somewhere between 1975. and 1990, and the wishes too..

    1. NO VIDEO! Who needs that! It’s such a mainstream!!! Finally Nikon listens to their retro customers! NO VIDEO at all would make this camera sales burst!!!! YIPIYEAAA! And those who are making living out of HDSLR video production can carry smartphones all the time… wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!

    2. 16 mpix and 5.5fps – WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

    3. Expeed 3 – wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!

    4. New line of old Nikon lenses, redesigned and repriced to follow the lines of this new camera -wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!

    5. A believe that HYBRID in the name means that this camera was purposely left without the second SD card slot, and instead of it you will be able to use the real 35mm film as a backup media, raw carrier or in any other combination imaginable – woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!

    6. A hope that even with a pentaprism, this would be a mirrorless camera with the possibility of sporting an interchangeable sensor, huge bright OVF with the best ever EVF. Of course with both CDAF and PDAF, black and white split screen for focusing, live histogram and
    a button for switching to Full Manual control which will when pressed cause all other buttons to dissapear into the body itself – wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!

    • Aldo

      I feel your pain… I still wanna love this camera though.

    • FredBear

      This camera is for photographers?
      These are people whose sole requirement is to take pictures rather than videographers.
      One might notice that video cameras are designed very different ergonomically from the ‘SLR” for a good reason.

      • stormwatch

        One might notice that today is 22. October 2013, and some things have long time ago merged with each other. For example Video with Photo, GPS with phones and cameras, fridges with Ipod docks, Mezzomix….someone should remind Nikon that they were the first company with DSLR that can record videos! It seems that in past 3 years Nikon is able to merge only a complete lack of any sense for customers mixed with someones stupidity, and a Commodore way of making business…

        • FredBear

          How observant of you.
          Great. Perhaps Nikon will be the first to incorporate a domestic appliance into their DSLR’s too.
          Request to Nikon: Please incorporate a kitchen sink into your next DSLR so I can tell my wife she doesn’t need to bring the kitchen sink when we go away 😉
          I’m talking ergonomics here. If I want to take videos I use a video camera which is purpose built for the job at hand. When I take photographs I use a stills camera.
          You might observe from many blogs around – and even this one – that not everyone needs video in their DSLR.
          You might also note that some companies have built video cameras that use the same lenses as their cameras do – in other words they also recognise that the 2 systems are not entirely the same and try to compensate for this by making their lenses compatible with both systems.
          One might also observe that there are lenses that are specifically designed for video for specific reasons.

  • Sixbysix

    *sigh* I’m sorry! I just don’t buy it…. The timing (just days after the A7) coupled with specs straight out of the Moaning Old Internet Codger school of backward steps all just smack of some sad lonely forum nerd getting themselves worked up about it. I want to believe Nikon would make a FM-D, I’ve been asking for it for years. If it DOES come, either a low megapixel video-less DSLR, a high megapixel HD recording mirrorless, or somewhere in between, I’m sure it’ll be a decent machine. However, I’ll be too busy discovering my hat isn’t all that edible, after all.

  • Dweeb

    So sad.

  • Rui Nelson Carneiro

    Hybrid = Split Prism and AF confirmation dot, but no AF motor

  • xxx

    Busted. Nobody makes video-less camera these days.

  • Steven Wade

    -16.2MP 36×23,9 full frame sensor (same as in the D4?)
    -Same sensor as in the Nikon D4

    So which is it?

    And EXPEED 3? D5300 gets EXPEED 4 but not this? New camera for camera sake and not with the company’s most recent tech. Pass.

  • nikkor

    good times, can’t wait to use my classic ais lenses on this.

  • Mike

    To me if they bring back FM2 as a DSLR, with out no Video I am very happy. NIKON IS COOL!!!! 🙂

  • HB

    Just wondering. I am having trouble imagining a “hybrid” camera that has a prism. That would make a separate hybrid viewfinder (Fuji style) unlikely. That leaves the possibility of a hybrid electronic/optical TTL viewfinder. It reputedly does have an LCD screen, which would make a hybrid TTL viewfinder redundant, unless … the camera has a removable back, which is interchangeable for film, digital photography. I would be very happy with this. I am also very happy with the decision to drop video, as long as the effort and engineering spared has been applied elsewhere.

  • Alex Dickson

    My guess on the “hybrid camera” bit is that the camera will have a mirror up function that leaves the mirror up permanently and Nikon will make lenses that go into the body like the Pentax K-01 and those old Voigtlander SL 12mm and 15mm and from there you focus using the rear screen. Perhaps the will have some sort of EVF slip into place like the Fuji X-Pro 1?

    Its just a guess but it would keep the size down quite a bit.

  • Can’t Believe It

    Sure it’s retro, but is it retro enough to accommodate interchangeable finders?

    • Spy Black

      It’s supposedly an FM2 retro so, no…

      • Spy Black

        F2 retro would be awesome however…

      • Some described it as an F3 retro.

        • Spy Black

          Hmmm, that wouldn’t be as cool-looking as an FM-2 or F2, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

          • Dpablo unfiltered

            Well being as it’s going to have an electric shutter it sort of has to be more like an f3. And while I wear glasses I totally prefer the cavernous viewfinder of the f2 hands down…

  • MessengerPhoto

    I bet hybrid means a cross between a film-like manual body with digital technology.

  • JB

    Maybe Nikon will release a D4 replacement / upgrade early next year (before Winter Olympics) with improved sensor. Instead of retiring the D4 sensor, they want to extend its life in this camera.

    I believe this camera will be priced to compete with Fuji X series, OM-D series which are approx 16MP. So it should be priced around $1500 mark.

  • Spy Black

    Man, this has been a lot of fun…

    • I’m with you Spy. This has been great fun.

      I want this, but I’m cringing about the possibility of a fatal flaw.

    • The anticipation is nice.

  • lorenzo

    I haven’t read all comments yet and I might be in a different universe but I don’t really understand why and how this camera can be more important (to whom?) and have priority over a potential D400 or D4s. Forgive me.

    • Mike

      Nikon is not losing D400 or D4s sales to Fuji or Sony or Olympus. But people who have Nikon pro DSLR’s are buying these retro styled cameras as a secondary or casual system. Nikon is a camera company only. The “retro market” is one which they haven’t tapped into yet. The Nikon 1, while good for what it is, doesn’t excite traditionalists and neo-traditionalists with it’s offerings or crop factor. But a digital FM2…. suddenly a retro digital camera that accepts all our current and legacy lenses. For me personally, it keeps me from opening my wallet to Fuji or Sony. And I can more easily justify a camera body without buying new system lenses.

      • FredBear

        And there are other markets outside of the ‘European’ ones too.
        In Asia there are many younger generation carrying around old style film camera because they like them (or just think they’re cool).

      • lorenzo

        Despite I will never be interested in remodeled previous century’s cameras (seems like to pass from cars to carts pulled by DARPA robot horses) I understand what you say and that it might make sense for some people and for Nikon. However, I totally understand the passion and collection of real old models.
        Thank you for the explanation.

  • SoftOnDemand

    Hurry Hurry and release then take my money!!!! SORRY FOR DOUBTING YOU NIKON!

    • Hurry, but test and quality check well.

  • Mike

    So much judgment about a, so far, non-existent camera! Don’t waste your energies on speculation. Just chill, shoot, and wait for the announcement if and when it comes.

  • rich

    I would rather have video mode then not, but this is not a deal breaker for me, since I don’t use it much. Lets see, I got plenty of cameras that can do movies. Price is my main concern otherwise I am all in on the digital FM2 retro.

  • Fly Moon

    With these specs, I am buying one not matter the price is!
    Admin, pls make sure you have links to Canadian stores when it’s announced!

  • Nikon Fan

    Hybrid camera ?? Film body with digital insert maybe ?? Refer to recent post on digital sensor retrofit for Nikon film cameras patent application.

  • SkyMeow

    I really hope they get pricing right. It may have D4 sensor but this isn’t D4 and will not perform like it. I guess ideal price would about the same or cheaper than A7R (which I really like it and considering of buying).

  • Pete

    Hybrid = OVF + EVF
    Is it possible?

  • nikon_user

    Please give us a D lens ….an aperture ring would make so much difference

  • xxx

    Finally Sony has something worth answering. Pretty fast answer too. This only mean that the A7 series has hit the market pretty hard.

    • Guest too

      Answer what????? This Nikon is not mirrloess.

      • SkyMeow

        Yep, that is why I’m really considering of buying A7r. But I’ll wait for Nikon’s pricing and more detail.

      • JB

        Any why does that matter? “Mirrorless” seems to be the new in-thing and not every camera needs to be mirrorless! Some may argue that point n shoot cameras are also mirrorless and they have been around for years. But don’t get me wrong, there is a place for mirrorless cameras and there will be a market for them just like there will be a market for mirrored cameras.

        The big attraction of this camera is that it allows people who already have Nikon “system” to get a street / fun / family / casual camera rather than invest in a new system like Fuji.

        I was very close to buying a Fuji XE-2 just before this rumor came out. When I did the calculations, Fuji kit with a couple of primes would have cost be $2500. And A7 would have been more like $4000. On the other and, if Nikon release this then it will be a perfect “fun” camera for me as I have the 1.8 primes (although they may not look attractive, they will make a perfect kit).

        • Darren

          I’m sure that Nikon won’t create a mirrorless system as it means that they have to build a new kind of mount. They feared to sacrify their own f-mount users. And that’s a big mistake for nikon.
          Nikon cannot progress if they are worried about their own customers. Due to mirrorless, F-mount will face the extinction in the near future. A7/A7r is the proper answer.

          • RMJ

            Nikon have had mirrorless system for two years now. With a different mount.

    • Sandy Bartlett

      Yep, Nikon’s fast. Developed and ready to market a new camera in less than a week. Kudos Sony.

      • xxx

        What if there’s no solid product, just a rumor, right now? Another possibility is , it’s already been developed, even earlier than the A7, but hasn’t been released yet.

        The thing is.. if nobody’s releasing something disruptive(as Sony like to call it), Nikon will keep postponing its release. Why? Why bother, D600 sales are good dammit!

  • KnightPhoto

    What 20 or 30 year old is going to buy a camera with no video? Dumbest idea ever to leave video out.

    There aren’t enough of you “technological curmudgeons” out there to make up for the lost sales that an absence of video will bring.

    And yes you “technological curmudgeons”, we’ve been explaining to you for the last five years why a camera with NO video is more expensive to produce, not less expensive.

    • Kenny

      Sadly it appears that you never understand photography at all. Lack of video capability is very good for lots of people
      You are not the center of universe.

      • KnightPhoto

        Once again, it’s not about ME and it’s not about YOU. It’s about the 20 and 30 year olds.

        My question stands.

        • Sandy

          My goodnedds….you really don’t understand photography and videography, do you? Please spend more time on google.

          • KnightPhoto

            What’s that got to do with the 20 and 30 year olds 😉

            • underground

              I am 30, and I can never understand why a full frame DSLR should have a video capability. I have been long for a full frame DSLR without it.
              Full frame DSLR is meant for serious photographer, and they will never use their gear for a video purpose. If you want video, you may turn to some entry level DSLR or some DC.

            • KnightPhoto

              I agree it’s probably easier to shoot video with my Nikon 1, but most of my stuff is low low theatre, need FX to keep the noise down.

              So here we have me, who shoots video (and is older than 30!) and you who does not and is 30.

              But there are going to be some buyers out there that will pass, and they will goto the Sony A7 mirrorless that shoots 1080/60P or the Canon 6D etc, not necessarily to the D610. Nikon can’t afford that if they are thinking clearly about this, at least I don’t think so.

            • phil

              did you decide not to buy a DSLR because it HAD video ?

            • underground

              in second hand market, if everything equal between two used cameras, I would certainly go for the one without video. SO yes, in that case.

      • Bob


      • stormwatch

        Ok, videographers are not the center of the universe but what are the photographers from 70’s and mid 80’s actually? Centre of the centre of the universe and that’s in 21st century…RIDICULOUS! Most of you have bought Nikon’s with video recording capatibilities, and If you were A REAL photographers you would avoid DSLR’s with video, but me and you know it never happened. :-)))))

    • Spy Black

      I dunno, how often do you shoot video with a DSLR? It’s not like it’s a straightforward simple process to shoot video with a DSLR, especially if you’re out in bright sunlight.

      • KnightPhoto

        Again, it’s not about me or how you want to use the camera. My point is lost sales to those who would otherwise consider the camera. That seems like a dumb path.

        For the record I do shoot and love video with my DSLRs. Many times I shoot two at once, one capturing the fixed position wide scene, the other zooming and panning. Sync in post with Dual Eyes/Final Cut Pro. A lot of fun!

        • Spy Black

          I dunno, age has nothing to do with the practicality of DSLR video or, more appropriately, lack thereof. Besides the sunlight issue I mentioned, another big problem with DSLR video is shooting time. You can’t just leave the cameras running until you fill the cards up.

          I had to shoot a live event with three cameras and an audio recorder (to be later sync’d with Pluraleyes), and I had to “guesstimate” what part of the event got recorded and what didn’t. Ideally I would’ve shot everything and edited out what wasn’t ideal. Here I could (and did) miss key events because I simply couldn’t keep running the cameras indefinitely.

          While it may be OK for pre-planned and blocked filmaking, where the cameras can take a break, DSLR video isn’t all the great stuff it’s been made out to be. I’ll take a dedicated video camera any day, but of course they’re not cheap.

          • KnightPhoto

            Yeah, I had a similar episode where one of my two cameras quit during a key song and I didn’t notice. To this day a huge regret as was the best song in the production. I’m still pissed!

            Few things for me:
            – Nikon cameras need to give me a huge warning they are about to quit!!!! Like beat me over the head with a stick style warning. I try to stay vigilant and then stop and re-start the camera in question while being reasonably certain the other one is rolling.
            – I need to consider a Ninja II for the long-rolling camera.

            • Spy Black

              I’m not sure the Ninja II is going to make any difference. Internal heating of the sensor is the limitation.

          • mikeswitz

            Did anyone say the Red Camera? If you are going to shoot Video professionally, use professional tools.

          • Aldo

            You sound like you just need practice, but don’t wan’t to bother. It took me some time to get used to DSLR video recording. Once you master manual lens focusing, it becomes easy.

            • Spy Black

              Focusing is not the issue, recording time is. Also handling. I’m used to shooting video with cameras design to shoot motion, I don’t like the ergonomics of DSLR video shooting.

            • Aldo

              dslr recording isn’t for everyone I guess… Some people love it and others hate it. There is def a workaround the recording time restrictions. Especially if you do multi cam recording. Controlling the camera remotely is the first thing I can think of.

            • Spy Black

              Well, the cams were recording different viewpoints of the same subject for a multi-camera setup, so they had to run simultaneously. I would’ve needed 6 cameras to effectively cover the event on a continuous level, a condition I may opt for next time I shoot something like this again.

    • Bob

      I don’t know about others. I owned D90, D700, E-M1, nex5 and never used these gears for videography.

  • Dover

    I still think “2016-pixel RGB image sensor” should read: “2016-pixel RGB lcd screen”. I got downvoted twice the first time I suggested that.

    • KnightPhoto

      It’s a 2016 pixel metering sensor (same as D7000)

  • Neopulse

    Looking at the a7/R makes me think that the mount will tear off at some point. The adapter plus the 70-200mm :-/

    • Spy Black

      Not if you hold the camera by the lens.

      • Warren

        And you must not forget to do so. My friend held a camera with long zoom lens attached. A week later, the camera was to send back for fixing damage at mount.

      • Neopulse

        Yeah I know, the left hand should always be there. But what about when you’re switching between profiles or shooting styles. Even though one tends to point it downwards at times when doing that, not everyone does it. Chances are they tested it yeah, feels like putting a Nikon 70-200mm on a V2 series with the FT-1 adapter. Almost too risky. Well anyways, the a7/r was quite out of left field those cameras.

  • Tap0

    Looking at the specs, especially the one without video, it looks like this is more of a vanity/special edition camera aimed at a niche market, and priced accordingly (high) . I hope to be proved wrong though.

    • KnightPhoto

      I agree and would state that a camera with no video needs to cost $500 more to make up for the lost sales.

      Pony up your extra $500 guys…

  • Genkakuzai

    I don’t have video on my current camera either, I’m a photographer, not a videographer. I honestly couldn’t care less even if I tried.

    • KnightPhoto

      Nikon Marketing Guru: “I’ve come up with a great new retro design for a camera. It will appeal to the faithful”.

      Nikon Bean Counter: “How many will NOT buy the camera if you include video?”

      Nikon Marketing Guru “well… none, they are drooling over it and will buy it anyway, even if it has video!”

      Nikon Bean Counter: “Hmmm… “

      • Genkakuzai

        I have a feeling they’ll have a reason for not including video. No idea what that would be, but I doubt they removed it jut to piss you off. Still, this obviously won’t be a camera aimed at the broad public (most of whom haven’t even touched a film camera), but a revival of a legendary camera in digital form. I don’t think video matters much to the people this camera aimed at.

        • KnightPhoto

          I think a few people have alluded Nikon may have a reason, but from a technical perspective that is hard to imagine what unless they are truly going to leave off the LCD (which I doubt). If it’s the battery or overheating they could limit it to 5-minute clips.

          I’m probably not buying this camera, I have their best as it is; I just don’t want to see Nikon make a mistake here.

          • Genkakuzai

            As stated by others in this thread though, there are PLENTY of options for those who want video in their camera. While there are basically zero options for those of us who truly want a minimalist and photography focused approach, i.e. not wasting any buttons for video control and what not. If this camera is anything like we hope for it’ll sell plenty, video or no video.

  • zoetmb

    I can’t believe that people who so desperately want a retro camera that works like the original are complaining that it doesn’t have video. These are probably the same people who don’t want video in the regular digital SLR line. This is why companies like Nikon never pay attention to postings – because most of the posters are idiots!

    • mikeswitz


    • Anthony

      Best comment ever. Cannot say better

  • the more I read about it the more I am convinced this camera is intended to be an entry level FF. Maybe it won’t be cheaper than a D600, but it will be close. I don’t see why they would price this more than a D800 if it has less features.
    and besides the competition is heating up in the sub $2000 segment


    yes go Nikon! I love it when Nikon is working on one specific area, and that’s photography.

  • KnightPhoto

    I did want to add that the selection of the D4 sensor makes good sense to me. This sensor is a completely proprietary advantage that Nikon has that no one else on the market can claim (aside from the 1DX which is similar of course).

    Super sensor, very versatile, and great for street or pretty much anything else you throw at it including superb low light. If you want to shoot tripod, base ISO, and your Zeiss OTUS you are going to use your D800E, not your digital FM2. For everything else, the D4 sensor is arguably superior.

  • Max K

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but to all the whiners, Nikon doesn’t give a shit about your opinion. And on a related note, I doubt any of us actually expected a retro f mount camera to become a reality soon if ever, so why are you complaining about a camera you didn’t forsee not meeting your magical specs list? The internet is not a free pass to let all your stupidity run free.

    • Pablo Ricasso

      Your medicine stopped working…
      And where on the “Internet” you think you are at the moment? This is a rumours forum so if you can’t take the heat bug off.

    • J S

      Not so long ago ,Nikon was actually planning on digital backs for Film cameras and then that project was dropped ,so it was a surprise in waiting 🙂

  • Gly

    A digital MD-12 grip would make a nice addition if it could kick up the frame speed to a modest 8fps.

  • J S

    Great to have a D4 sensor in retro style body ,I think the battery should be EN-EL15 .

  • Gly

    I would be an absolute dream if it could sound like a FM2n with the motor drive. In a sea of photographers, you’d be ‘the guy on the Harley’. lol!

  • Henry

    Admin, there is a leaked image around. Is it a photoshop version? It looks awful.

    • Drazen B

      Photochop work,and badly done at that. The LCD is not even close 3.2″. Love the film rewind spool and lever…LOL!

    • J S

      LOL with a crank 🙂 ,yep! definitely PSed 🙂

      • FlightlessKakapo

        May be Nikon put a dynamo into the camera and you have to recharge it like those wind up radio. 😀 That would make one interesting camera for collectors.

    • Lol, that OK button.

    • Scott

      Definitely a bad PS.

      As Drazen B said the screen is too small. I layed my folded out D5100 screen (3″) over an FM2 I have sitting here and with out the articulating frame it just fits in the same space as the rear door.

      In fact now that I realize my screen is slightly smaller then the intended screen that sucker is going to be a TIGHT fit if they worked of the exact size specs of an FM2

      • phil

        Is the screen really too small, or is it a “retro” screen ? 😛

        • Scott

          No doubt.

          I also just realized a while ago that they actually supplied the size specs of this rumored camera so the screen will fit much easier then I originally thought.

    • stormwatch

      Man, even if it’s a really bad PS, the new photographers ONLY camera can’t look much more different in reality than this. Nikon is not making a beautiful swan here, because you cannot make Alfa Romeo out of brick. They are merging design from 70’s with the space technology of 21th century, of course they can’t add the video here, only glue some small lcd into the center of the old brick body, and that’s it.

    • This is not the camera.

  • Rob

    Well shit it looks like Nikon has managed to grow some. Between this and the waterproof offering I’m beginning to think there is hope left. This is a sign that they are still willing to try things, to gamble and experiment. For every person who curses the lack of video there is photographer looking at what advantages this offers, hopefully price and ergonomics. I’m not sure what processing power is required for 4K video at four different frame rates as well as the mandatory unprocessed signal as well as stereo sound (and the extra space cost of the microphone jacks) I bet some of the Nikon techs who had to make this camera were bouncing with joy when they were told what they had to build, I can well imagine some of that good spirit rubbing off on this unit.

  • Smithy

    No video – does that mean a possible return of the CCD type sensor?
    I think video was a major reason for the shift to CMOS and i would be very happy with a retro digital in a retro film body!

  • Bruce

    Sounds like they’re trying to break into the hipster market by creating a D4/Retro hybrid.

  • Vincent

    Hi Admin
    Thank a lot. You make me remind of my old days with FM2. Anyway do we have this information?
    How many focus points?
    Can it focus AF-D lenses with screw motor?

  • Ole

    Where’s the pre-order button!?!?!?!

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  • nini

    nikon better come out with a bunch of high quality retro af lenses to complete the new system. oly/fuji … are not sleeping 😉

  • artgriffo

    If this rumour is true and there is enough comment to suggest it is.

    AT LAST – NIKON are rocking this is going to be a huge seller.

  • artgriffo

    I seem to remember someone saying on one of my posts – when I suggested Nikon make a Digital EM (full frame) with F mount – that this couldn’t be done?
    Well Shucks looks just what happened?
    This is really great news I hope its true…

  • Tap0

    Admin, you have our attention…now a few more details including price and pictures…so that I know if I will have to sell my kidneys for this…the suspense is killing…

    • Jorge

      Um… You mean kidney. Single, not plural. You could sell both and buy the camera but then you’d be shooting images of the ceiling in your hospital room. Oh. And make sure you leave a beneficiary listed for the camera

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