Nikon FM2-Style Full Frame Hybrid Camera Coming Next Week?

Nikon FM2

Sony shook things up last week when it announced the its A7 and A7R full frame cameras. However, new rumors point to what could be a massive response from Nikon – a full frame digital camera with a design similar to the FM2.

Nikon Hybrid Full Frame Camera Specs

  • Nikon FM2 like design
  • Nikon F-mount
  • 16.2MP 36×23,9 full frame sensor (same as Nikon D4)
  • Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Expeed 3 processor
  • SD card slot
  • 2016-pixel RGB image sensor
  • 9-cell framing grid display
  • 3D color matrix metering II
  • Native ISO range: 100-12800 (incl. ISO 50 and ISO 108,200)
  • 5.5 fps for up to 100 shots
  • 3.2″ LCD screen
  • Battery:EN-EL14
  • Dimensions: 143,5 x 110 x 66,5mm
  • Weight: 765g
  • Includes special edition AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens that matches design of new camera
  • Meters with non-AI lenses down to full aperture
  • Physical controls and excellent build quality

Holy cow if this is true.

If Nikon keeps the price reasonable, I think it will have a major hit on its hands. Other than the D4 sensor and the retro design, these specs seem pretty mellow in that they don’t scream high-end pricing.

Nikon Rumors says that it will be announced in the next 1-3 weeks; however, with PhotoPlus being next week, I would be surprised if Nikon doesn’t announce it next Tuesday night. If so, we’ll have some hands-on time with the new camera next week.

[via Nikon Rumors]

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Comments

  1. says

    If this is true, I think Nikon is really off road!
    Sony shook things up because it made a full frame mirrorless camera. The future is going towards mirrorless cameras, not retro-styled DSLR. Sure it could look nice, but it will always be a heavy (765g ??), big and noisy DSLR.

  2. Gerald Fetty says

    I agree with Davide. What’s all of the excitement here? The Sony cameras are half the weight at 474 g and are mirrorless. Nikon just came out with the 610 full frame. Now we have a retro look with 16mp sensor. Maybe the revolution will be a sub $1500 price?

  3. C.Serra says

    Bad opinions that I found here! Finaly the camera that I´m waiting for! God bless Nikon! There´s a real machine style with manual lenses, oh God, thank you for the Nikon creation!

  4. Mario Herrera says

    Retro cameras have their place, I think the timing for a camera like this is great. Just look at the Fuji X series, very capable cameras and all hugely successful. BTW: If all the hype about this new Nikon is real, I’ll be buying one for sure.

  5. says

    This is WAY cool looking.

    I shot a FM2 for many years back in the day, usually slides.

    Gotta keep an eye on this one. Some purchases are just emotional.

    :)

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