No joke, this is how the 88MP Nikon Z7 III rumor started

No joke, this is how the 88MP Nikon Z7 III rumor started – from a post on the Chinese social media platform Weibo that said:

“One day during my nap, I dreamed that the Nikon Z 7 Ill is an FX-format 88.48-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor.”

I initially decided not to post the specs online since they are coming from a random person on social media without any credible history, and I already wrote my opinion on the latest Z7 III rumors:

What about the Nikon Z7 III?

To answer all the questions I get from readers, I will go against my own rules and post the Nikon ℤ7 Ⅲ specs from Weibo that I think are completely made up (Google translated):

  • Accelerated FX-format 90.75 Megapixels BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Cross-pixel super pixel packaging sensor mode (10.1 M) that simulates LPF
  • Four image size options: L/M/S/B (only L/B when RAW)
  • EXPEED 7 processor
  • Four-leaf clover button
  • Easy-to-use dual-axis multi-angle LCD screen, bright EVF
  • Optimized body feel
  • 8-stop IBIS Enhanced gyroscope
  • Video electronic image stabilization
  • Pixel shift High-resolution photography
  • Dual-stream AF system, updated AI focus algorithm and process, stronger than ℤ 9 and ℤ 8
  • FX/DX format up to 14fps 14-bit RAW mechanical shutter continuous shooting
  • Up to 20fps FX format B size 14-bit RAW electronic shutter continuous shooting
  • HEIF/JPG electronic shutter continuous shooting mode: C30 (FX-B / DX-L), C60 (FX-B / DX-M), C120 (FX-B)
  • High-quality video sampling modes are 12K-FX, 8K-DX, 4K-FX12-Bit N-RAW recording up to FX 12K/30p & 4K/120p, DX 8K/60pSupport
  • Non-point-to-point N-RAW encoding up to UHD8K/30p & 5.4K/60p & 4K/120pH.265 10Bit 4:2:0 MOV video4K
    ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit MOV video, up to 4K/60p, supports ProRes RAW encodingAccess to IPP2’s N-log2
  • Fine shutter angle options
  • Frame rate and shooting frame rate split (S&Q in Codec)
  • Two card slots, support CFexpress B, SD UHS-IISupport
  • WiFi 2.4/5 GHz, Bluetooth LE connection USB
  • C fast charging & HDMI Type-A connection

In addition to the Z7 III, we now also have rumors about every possible combination of letters Z + number: Z9H, Z5 II, Z50 II, Z80, Z90, etc. I never heard anything about those models.

Obviously, Nikon is working on new cameras, and they have so far registered at least two upcoming models in Asia:

Nikon registered a new N2312 camera in Asia (Nikon now has two registered but not yet announced cameras)

My position remains unchanged: if the Nikon Z7 III or any other camera is coming soon, I am not aware of it as of today. If something changes, you will be the first to know (as usual).

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