On April 30, Keijo Oishi, former manager of Nikon’s imaging department, said in an interview that Nikon would not ignore the entry-level non reflexive camera market, and there would also be Z series non reflexive cameras and lenses in DX format. Recently, it has been revealed that Nikon has registered a brand new APS-C frame no reflection camera, code named n2016. The n2016 may be a follow-up upgrade to the Z50 launched in late 2019, or a more entry-level Z30.
According to n2016’s online registration documents, the new machine will continue to use Z50’s en-el25 lithium-ion charging cell, and will use Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 VR as a set lens. The fastest release date may be July 2021. It is also said that Nikon is more likely to release the entry-level Z30, because it is in line with Nikon’s need to seize the APS-C frame entry camera market.