Nikon Z5 or Z1 to launch this year?

Nikon Z5 to launch this year?

While everyone else is pushing the mirrorless megapixel barrier, from the Panasonic Lumix S1R to upcoming Sigma 60.9MP Foveon-sensor camera, Canon bucked the trend by releasing the entry level Canon EOS RP. Now it seems that Nikon is ready to follow suit, with an entry level model expected to be called the Nikon Z5 reportedly on the way in 2019. 

UPDATE 2: As we suspected, the below image is a design mock-up created during the development of what became the Z6 and Z7. It was shared by Nikon design directors   Naoyuki Murakami (designer of the D850, D5 and Z series) and Nobuo Hashimoto, during an interview with Nikkei BP. It is a real design, but is not a design for the entry level Z series camera currently being discussed.

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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.