Nikon USA today has officially announced the development of Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens. It is a lightweight, compact super telephoto prime lens. The price, pictures, specs, and release date is not available yet, expect the official announcement will be around Photokina 2018 in September.
At CP+ Show in Japan in early March, NHK World Japan has an interview with Nikon executive officer Kimito Uemura. Nikon executive confirmed that Nikon will bring new Nikon mirrorless cameras to market by Spring of 2019.
Here is an updated rumored specs list of upcoming Nikon cameras and lenses to be announced in 2018. In the next several months of 2018, Nikon is expected to announced around three new cameras and 2 new lenses. At least one of these cameras will be long awaited Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras, and Nikon D760, D5S is also rumored to be announced next. Below are a list of rumored Nikon cameras and lenses to be announced in 2018.
According to recently article from Nikkei, both Canon & Nikon is set to release their first full frame mirrorless cameras around Photokina 2018 in September, and release date is in 2019.
Since Sony a7 III announced at CP+ Show 2018, there are more and more talk about full frame mirrorless cameras. According to recently interview with Sony Manager Kenji Tanaka, Sony Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group, he said both Canon and Nikon will release their first full frame mirrorless cameras before CP+ Show 2019 in Japan, within one year.