January 28, 2023

That Nikon Z mirrorless body roadmap that’s been floating lately around is 100% fake

Theres been an image drifting around for a couple of days now, very first published by Nikon Rumors and then picked up by just about every other rumours site. On first look, it does look like it might be quite real, with numerous models being touted for release over the next couple of years consisting of a brand-new “Z90”, 2nd generation Z50, 3rd generation Z6 and Z7 bodies, a Z8 in between those and the Z9 and new Z f mirrorless follow up to the Nikon Df DSLR.
Well, the original developer of this chart reached out to Nikon Rumors to confirm that it is entirely made up. The initial creator informs NR that the chart is something he d at first developed for an online forum post back in 2009, with a summary of Nikons interchangeable lens cameras up until now and a wish list of sorts for future cam release forecasts. The list that seems to have actually gotten everyone in a craze appears like this:

That Nikon Z Mirrorless Body Roadmap That’s Been Floating Lately Around Is 100% Fake

This is not genuine Nikon Z ro … by NikonRumors
Even though the list is not a real Z roadmap from Nikon, it does look really appealing. Nikon still hasnt fully replaced all of their DSLR body product lines.
The Z7, z5 and z6 lines are normally considered to be continuations of the D6x0, D7x0 and D8x0 lines respectively with the Z30 and Z50 models changing the D3x00 and D5x00 bodies. The D7x00 series nor the Dx00 (D100-D500) DX APS-C format DSLRs have yet to be changed. Maybe well see something now that Canons lastly released the EOS R7 follow-up to its 7D DSLR item line?
As for the Z8 … That would be something brand name new to Nikons camera lineup. Theres no DSLR that sits in between the D850 and D6 flagship electronic cameras. If the Z8 ever became a genuine thing, it would be fascinating to see exactly how that would stack up in between the Z7 and Z9 series bodies in terms of features and cost.
Whatevers going to happen, this list isnt truly it. Its not from Nikon and the developer of it admitted so. Nikon, if youre listening, if you do release a Z90, make sure it has a wired remote trigger socket– you know, like you did with every single Nikon APS-C DSLR and exactly no Nikon APS-C mirrorless cameras so far?
[through Nikon Rumors]

That Nikon Z Mirrorless Body Roadmap That’s Been Floating Lately Around Is 100% Fake

There was no informing at all that Nikon was even believing about mirrorless back then. The lists creator told Nikon Rumors:
I dont understand where you got it from. Its from my online forum thread gone back to 2009.
Its not expected to be a roadmap, however rather a summary of all Nikon interchangeable lens cams, and my wishful predictions of future products.
Here is the link of the online forum thread: https://forum.xitek.com/thread-667681-1-2.html
And connected is the latest chart.

That Nikon Z Mirrorless Body Roadmap That’s Been Floating Lately Around Is 100% Fake

The original developer informs NR that the chart is something he d initially created for a forum post back in 2009, with a summary of Nikons interchangeable lens cameras so far and a dream list of sorts for future camera release predictions. Even though the list is not a real Z roadmap from Nikon, it does look very intriguing. Nikon still hasnt fully changed all of their DSLR body item lines. As for the Z8 … That would be something brand name new to Nikons cam lineup. Nikon, if youre listening, if you do launch a Z90, make sure it has a wired remote trigger socket– you understand, like you did with every single Nikon APS-C DSLR and specifically absolutely no Nikon APS-C mirrorless electronic cameras so far?

That Nikon Z Mirrorless Body Roadmap That’s Been Floating Lately Around Is 100% Fake

That Nikon Z Mirrorless Body Roadmap That’s Been Floating Lately Around Is 100% Fake
That Nikon Z Mirrorless Body Roadmap That’s Been Floating Lately Around Is 100% Fake
That Nikon Z Mirrorless Body Roadmap That’s Been Floating Lately Around Is 100% Fake