Earlier, Keijo Oishi, manager of Nikon’s imaging department, said in an interview with foreign websites that Nikon will not ignore the entry-level micro single camera market. There will also be Z series micro single cameras and lenses in DX format. Then just recently, Nikon was found to have registered a brand new APS-C frame (DX format) micro single camera, code named n2016. This n2016 is likely to be a follow-up to the Z50 micro single released in 2019, but it is more likely to be the entry-level Z30.
According to the information shown in the online registration file of n2016, the new machine will continue to use Z50’s en-el25 lithium-ion charging cell, and use nikkor zdx 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 VR as the set lens. The fastest release date may be July 2021, because it usually takes about two months from new product registration to official launch. It is rumored that Nikon is more likely to release the entry-level Z30 this time, because it is in line with Nikon’s biggest expectation of seizing the APS-C frame entry camera market in the micro single field. If the new machine is Z50 II, if the performance is not improved too much, the Z50 is meaningless, and its attraction will inevitably be greatly reduced. Even if the Z50 will be converted into an entry-level machine after a big price reduction in the future, it will affect the sales of the small modified Z50 II. Therefore, we prefer that the new machine of Nikon this time should be Z30.
Author: Shen Pei