Ever since Nikon announced a “serious” mirrorless camera system was in production to be slotted in a market segment above the current Nikon 1 lineup, there has been a good deal of speculation as to the sensor size that will be used. Many believed that Nikon would opt to standardize on either an APS-C or full-frame sensor size for their new cameras.
According to an interview with the Chinese-language website info.xitek.com, all indications would point to a full-frame mirrorless offering from Nikon.
R&D manager Tetsuro Goto indicated that the future of Nikon mirrorless is full-frame, and that Nikon would draw upon their 60+ years of research as well as styling cues to develop a product that would appeal to a broad market, without necessarily being “retro” in the same sense as the Nikon Df.
With rival Canon rumored to have a full-frame mirrorless camera in the works as well, 2018 could prove to be an interesting year as Nikon and Canon both enter this competitive market.