Nikon Teases Their Coming Mirrorless Lumix G9 Replica

Posted Aug. 4th, 2018 by Daniel J. Cox

Last week Nikon made it official by announcing they were finally going to start producing a serious, high-end mirrorless camera. I knew it was coming. As I’ve said to the naysayers that mirrorless will never be as good as the traditional DSLR’s, “You guys sound just like the same folks who said digital will never replace film.” It’s inevitable and Nikon is proving that.

And as is typical Nikon, I’m sure it will be an amazing camera with a full frame sensor that will require full frame lenses. It’s the full frame lenses that will keep me firmly in the Micro Four Thirds camp for most, if not all, of my camera tools. It’s possible I might like to see what the new Nikon will do with a fixed wide angle like a 24mm F/1.4. That would still be small enough to possibly justify getting one for a larger sensor to shoot landscapes and night skies. We shall see. Amazing it’s taken this long.

One last thing that’s pretty interesting. Does anyone else think this silhouette of the new Nikon mirrorless looks awfully similar to the Lumix G9? I think it’s a dead ringer.

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  1. Juraj DolanjskiOn Sep. 21st, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Well, after owning G7, GX85 and GX8, 3 months ago I bought G9. Right away I felt that it was too big for me. Then sudden large price drop, to make “room” for something else…
    On September 25 Panasonic drops “da bomb!”
    Full Frame, Canikon slayer camera!

    We live in interesting times!

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Sep. 21st, 2018 (3 months ago)

      I find the G9 is a perfect size for me. Interesting how similar the new Nikon is to the LUMIX G9.

  2. Richard GaspariOn Sep. 12th, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Been reading several reviews of this camera… Looks amazing from what I can see. Not that I’d expect any less from Nikon. Can’t wait to try it myself some day, but at its current price point… nope, lol.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Sep. 12th, 2018 (3 months ago)

      It does look interesting Richard but I was surprised they had so few lenses to announce with it. I figured Nikon was sitting back and watching Sony and just waiting for eh right time, meanwhile cooking up lots of lenses (at least a dozen) to announce right off the bat. But unfortunately only three. That seems like a big mistake since now Sony is much further ahead with mirrorless optics. I’m now starting to see why Panasonic might be getting into full frame mirrorless, based on the rumors on 43Rumors site. Quite simply it’s as if Nikon and Canon are starting from scratch. All those lenses from Canon and Nikon only useable with an adaptor. The game has really just begun.

  3. David ROn Sep. 8th, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Saw the release. Does look like a very interesting entry into the Mirrorless World for Nikon. Size and weight difference of the camera bodies when compared to Olympus or Panasonic isn’t all that significant, but as always, the combined weight of the lenses set will matter a lot and that is where MFT will continue to rule. Still I think it will be a big seller for Nikon over time. If I was looking for a full frame, it would by high on my list. Also saw Canon’s new mirrorless. Looks good too, but in some way I can’t quite define, it doesn’t feel right for me. Nikon Z7 with a 24-70? Probably be a good general landscape camera without too much weight if the lens is as good as they claim.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Sep. 11th, 2018 (3 months ago)

      Agree with all you said David. I think Nikon has outdone Canon on the first go round. The new Z cameras look very enticing.

  4. Peter JohanskyOn Aug. 11th, 2018 (4 months ago)

    I own a LUMIX LX100. Love that little camera with a Leica lens. It’s my go to camera when I don’t want to carry my Nikon D210. Great image quality for point and shoot small camera.

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