On the same day that Nikon announced the retro-styled Nikon Z fc (opens in new tab), it also gave details of a new superzoom specifically designed for DX-sensor Z-series cameras. The NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR offers a 7.8x zoom ratio, and taking account of the crop factor, goes from wide-angle effective focal length 24mm to a telephoto 210mm. The lens is scheduled for release later this year, and already appears on the Nikon Z Lens Roadmap (opens in new tab).
It's not the first superzoom in Nikon's Z lineup. The Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR (opens in new tab) offers a near-identical zoom range for full-frame Z mirrorless cameras, and in our lab tests proved to be one of the sharpest superzooms we've ever had the pleasure to test; the caveat is that the zoom range is a fair deal shorter than some other Nikon-fit superzooms (opens in new tab) on the market. We can only hope that this new lens offers similar levels of image quality.
The lens features build-in vibration reduction, which particularly useful for DX-format Nikons which don't feature in-body image stabilization.
Being a development announcement, Nikon is remaining tight-lipped on the technical details of the lens, but it is expected to be released before the end of the year.