Breaking news from the Nikon camp. According to a report published moments ago by Nikon Rumors, the camera company is planning to release the Nikon Z6s and Nikon Z7s later this year, adding several important new features and replacing the current Nikon Z6 and Z7.
NR doesn’t mention a source for this information, but according to the rumor site the Z6s and Z7s will be incremental upgrades to the almost two-year-old Nikon Z6 and Z7 that seem to “fix” many of the complaints that photographers have about the current full-frame mirrorless lineup.
According to Nikon Rumors these cameras will use the same sensor as the current models; however, they’ll feature several improvements, including:
- Dual EXPEED processors
- A new Nikon EN-EL15c battery (the current models use the EN-EL15b)
- The ability to be powered over USB (possibly thanks to the new battery)
- Dual memory card slots (no word on whether the second slot will be SD or CFExpress)
- 4K/60p video
- The ability to use a proper vertical grip with buttons/controls
This would be a welcome update for the Nikon faithful—especially those who have been holding off on going mirrorless because of the lack of dual card slots or the fact that neither the Z6 nor the Z7 can’t shoot 4K/60p video. It would also be solid proof that Nikon is listening to its user base and making the changes they demand.
NR expects the camera to be announced sometime in the Fall, likely “around October,” so stay tuned for more leaks and info as the prospective announcement date draws closer.