Nikon Middle East launches mirrorless cameras

Nikon Middle East launches mirrorless cameras
Published: 26 August 2018 - 6:44 a.m.
By: Pranav Vadehra

Nikon Middle East FZE has announced the release of two new full-frame, Nikon FX format mirrorless cameras - the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6, as well as NIKKOR Z lenses, featuring a new, larger-diameter mount system.

The Z mount system is comprised of mirrorless cameras featuring a new, larger-diameter mount, as well as compatible NIKKOR lenses and accessories. This system inherits Nikon’s imaging technology innovated from its digital SLR cameras.

At the heart of the new Z mount system is the new, larger-diameter mount, which unlocks further possibilities of lens design, increasing greater capabilities in optical performance. The Z mount system will offer a variety of high-performance lenses, including the fastest lens in Nikon history, with f/0.95. The new mount adapter is compatible with NIKKOR F mount lenses.

In addition the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR super-telephoto lens was launched by Nikon Middle East FZE.

Featuring Nikon’s Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element, the FX-format lens weighs in at a compact approximate of 1460g and delivers effectual Vibration Reduction (VR) support. A high-performance super-telephoto lens with 500mm focal length, this new lens also enables mobile handheld shooting with its compact body.

The global imaging community has been eagerly awaiting Nikon’s debut into the mirrorless camera marketplace since their initial teaser last month, now revealed as the Z Series. Nikon said the letter “Z” represents the culmination of Nikon’s relentless pursuit of ultimate optical performance, and a bridge to a new chapter in its imaging products.

The Z7 and Z 6 are equipped with a new backside illumination full-frame, Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor with built-in focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels, and the latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 6. The Z 7 and Z 6 are also equipped with in-camera vibration reduction (VR) and an electronic viewfinder for which an approximately 3690k-dot OLED panel has been adopted.

In the London unveiling of the cameras, Rotolight was the exclusive lighting provider to Nikon UK. The London preview of its highly anticipated new full-frame mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses saw Nikon UK create a number of creative sets for journalists, bloggers and influencers from the photography community to test both new camera’s capabilities, with the aid of Rotolight’s award-winning range of LEDs including; the on-camera NEO 2, the ultra-portable AEOS and the pioneering Anova PRO 2.

“We’re incredibly honoured to provide Nikon with the full suite of Rotolight LEDs to assist the London launch of their Z Series mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR lenses. Nikon’s latest offering promises to deliver a substantial innovation to the mirrorless camera market, and there’s a natural synergy between mirrorless technology, and Rotolight’s cutting-edge LEDs,” said Rod Aaron Gammons, managing director of Rotolight.

Rotolight Master of Light and Nikon ambassador, Brett Florens, tested the brand-new Z7 camera ahead of the launch with his Rotolight AEOS and NEO 2, commenting on the outstanding image quality he was able to achieve.

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