93. Z-mount lens road map
A lens road map reveals that Nikon will be launching
70-200mm f/2.8 and
14-30mm f/4 lenses in 2019, in addition to the 58mm f/0.95 Noct lens.
2020, meanwhile, will welcome
24mm f/1.8 and
12-24mm f/2.8 optics.
94. More than just S lenses
Although only S-series lenses have been announced for the new system so far, it seems this won’t be the only range of optics Nikon will be developing. A brochure released by the company states that “lenses other than the S-Line series will be announced at a later date.” An obvious addition could be a range of lenses specifically designed for video shooting.
95. APS-C sensor Z cameras to come?
When asked whether there was any reason why an APS-C sensor couldn’t be used inside the new design of camera, Nikon confirmed that there wasn’t. Hopefully such a model would make the system more accessible to a broader range of users.
96. It’s possible to get a free XQD card
Most people keen on the new cameras will probably not already own an XQD card, so it’s good to see that many UK retailers are currently offering a free 64GB XQD card with pre-orders of either body.
97. Nikon’s now offers its own XQD cards
Up until now, XQD cards have only been sold under Sony and Lexar brands, but now, Nikon is joining the party with its own offerings. 64GB and 120GB options with the company’s own branding are soon to be made available. Delkin Devices has also recently announced that it will be offering XQD cards under its own brand.
98. Support for CFExpress in future
A firmware update that will be issued at some time in the future will allow the camera to be compatible with the CFexpress format. This is a successor to the XQD format that looks set to deliver even better performance than today’s XQD cards can manage.
99. Nikon will not abandon DSLRs
This new system does not replace Nikon’s DSLR cameras – instead, the two will co-exist, giving users a choice. As if to prove this point, just a week after the Z-series was announced, Nikon updated its more junior D3400 DSLR with the D3500 model.