New high-end Nikon compact cameras with fixed lens to be announced at CP+

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In December last year I reported a rumor about a new series of Nikon compact cameras with fixed lenses that will have different focal lengths and apertures. The cameras have been in development for a long time - rumors have been floating around since 2013. I am now pretty confident that at least two models will be announced at the CP+ show in Japan (February 25-28). This is what we know so far:

  • New line of premium compact cameras with a new name (not Coolpix for sure)
  • 1" sensor, but some models may have APS-C and even full frame (maybe in the future?)
  • Nikkor branded non-interchangeable lenses. The first three versions will be (35mm equivalent focal lengths):
    • Wide angle version: 18-50mm f/1.8-2.8
    • Normal range: 24-85mm f/1.8-2.8 (see lens patent here)
    • Superzoom: 24-500mm f/2.8-5.6
  • Compatible with Nikon Speedlights (cameras will have hot shoe)
  • Optional/external EVF
  • Wide range of accessories will be available
  • The new product line will be marketed as "always in your bag" and will be targeting advanced/semi-professional photographers

Picture credit: Nikon camera concept by Nikolay Komaro (not the real camera)

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