The Nikon Zf camera could be announced on September 20th

I have been reporting on the upcoming Nikon Zf retro-inspired full-frame mirrorless camera for several months now, including multiple leaked pictures and specifications.

The Nikon Zf was supposed to be announced back in August, but I assume the latest Nikon Z8 recalls delayed the introduction of the new camera. I still can’t confirm the official announcement date, but if you believe Camerainsider, the Nikon Zf should be officially announced on September 20th. I have to remind you that Camerainsider does not have a good track record when it comes to Nikon gear (they seem to be spot on for the latest Tamron announcements).

In case you missed them – here are the latest updated rumored Nikon Zf full-frame retro mirrorless camera specifications:

  • Expeed 7 processor
  • LCD and EVF specs are the same as Z6II (same size and resolution)
  • It can shoot 10-bit H.265 HEVC video (SDR/HLG/N-log)
  • 4k 30p is full size 60p is cropped
  • 1080 120p
  • AF (273 focus points) comes with features from Z8/Z9 with 3D tracking
  • New feature related to AF (new for Nikon cameras) – no idea what it is (yet)
  • Magnesium Alloy body
  • High Extended Shooting for RAW and HEIF
  • Shutter selection options: Mechanical / Electronic Front-Curtain / Auto
  • Size: 144mm x 101mm x 57mm
  • IBIS
  • Max. shutter: 1/8000s
  • Black camera body only (for now)
  • 24.4 MP BSI-CMOS sensor
  • Weight: 700g (inc. battery, the Z5 is 590g, the Z6II is 615g )
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 101mm
  • Up to 30fps (JPG/HEIF)
  • 4k 60 video
  • USB C PD (fast-charging technology based on the USB-C standard)
  • ISO 100-64,000 (for comparison the Z6II ISO range is 100-51,200)
  • EN-EL15 battery
  • The Z f logo is moved to the left (the Zfc has it on the right)
  • Dual memory card slots (SD+MicroSD) – this is probably why the first reports came out with only one memory card slot, the second slot could be hidden and be used just like the internal memory on some cameras
  • Pixel Shift: new high-res mode will be implemented for the first time in a Nikon mirrorless camera
  • August-September announcement, shipment before the end of 2023
  • Improved autofocus compared to Z5/Z6II
  • A few different lens kits/bundles will be available in the $2,000-$2,500 price range
  • Price for body only: $1,999
  • One of the bundles will be with the Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 (SE) lens (no new lens will be introduced with the Zf)
  • Very similar (but improved) design/layout from the Nikon Zfc
  • Small LCD screen on top for aperture display
  • New 3rd function on the sub lever of the shutter speed dial (besides photo/video) for B&W mode (B&W/Photo/Movie)
  • Has a little grip/bump like the Nikon Df (see the mockup pictures)
  • Better build quality compared to the Nikon Zfc
  • Fully articulating screen
  • Code name N2137

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