Nikon announcements tomorrow? Here's what NOT to expect


Nikon is reportedly making a number of announcements in Asia this week, with as many as four new products – but none of them will be the highly anticipated Nikon Z9 or Nikon Z30. 

Rumors began circulating in May that Nikon Asia would be holding a launch event on 02 June, where it would unveil a slew of new products – with many photographers crossing their fingers for a full, formal announcement of the Nikon Z9 along with news on the much-rumored Nikon Z30 (which could also be the newly rumored retro Nikon camera). 

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However, a report on Nikon Rumors claims that the manufacturer may not announce any new cameras at all; rather, the event will strictly be to reveal two new lenses, and the development of two more, along with the publication of a new Nikon Z lens roadmap

"The latest/updated list of products that will be announced on Jun 2nd could actually be worse than previously predicted/reported," wrote the site, listing the following products that are apparently set to be revealed:

"Nikkor Z 105mm f/2.8 S Micro
Nikkor Z 50mm f/2.8 Micro
Developing announcement for Nikkon Z 28mm f/2.8 and 40mm f/2 lenses
New Z lens roadmap
No new cameras

"I am still confused about the lack of a new APS-C camera and the 100-400mm lens," continued the report, though it also added that "there is still a chance for another development announcement."

The manufacturer recently debunked reports that products like the Nikkor Z 100-400mm S and other Z-mount lenses have been delayed by Nikon. However, it would be surprising if such an event took place and we didn't get more information on at least the Z9 – and if the new APS-C retro camera is indeed in the pipeline, we'd expect some more APS-C lenses to go with it. 

Still, we won't have to wait long to find out just how much of this speculation actually comes to pass…

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.