It seems that production is picking up for camera manufacturers. Canon has a scheduled event on July 9th where many expect the EOS R5 and R6 to be officially announced along with 6 new lenses. Sony is rumored to announce a a7s III model and a 14-24mm f/2.8, and now Nikon is following suit with reporting that a new Z-series camera dubbed the Z5 will be announced sometime this month along with three new lenses.
It is also possible that additional lenses and products are announced, but the industry expectation is the Z5, Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2, and Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 to headline the announcement. Let’s dive into what we know so far.
Currently, it looks like a Nikon Z5 is the only camera on the table and ready to be announced. Rumors have swirled all spring/summer about a potentially Z8 or Z9, which would compete with one of Sony’s professional grade bodies (A7r IV and A9 II). It looks like Nikon users will have to wait a little longer for those bodies, but they are definitely in the pipeline.