has their NEX line, while Olympus
have Micro Four
Thirds. It's a blossoming market, and just about everyone is getting
into the interchangeable lens camera sector. They're smaller than DSLRs,
yet offer far more flexibility compared to a standard compact digital
camera. But one camera company that has yet to dive in is Nikon. Nikon
is a staple in the camera industry, and it makes sense to think that
they'd eventually follow suit. But they real question is "When?"
According to a new interview and report from Reuters, "when" may be
"soon." Nikon's president has reportedly told Reuters that they are "readying a
camera model [that they hope] will create a new market," and that camera
will compete directly with Sony's NEX line. That leaves little to the
imagination. It almost certainly has to be some form of shrunken DSLR
with interchangeable lenses. The president said: "We want to propose another type of photography. I don't think there is any need to
limit it to two categories. We want to create a new market."
We're guessing that "two categories" presently refers to standard point
and shoot models along with DSLRs, with a third market being this new
compact DSLR market. No mentions were made about model numbers, expected
pricing or even a release, but the company would do themselves favor
by introducing interchangeable lens model camera prior to the holiday
season. Photokina is just around the corner; who knows, maybe that'll be
the true launching pad.