January 8, 2019
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that Nikon Inc., a subsidiary of Nikon, will be exhibiting at CES 2019. CES is one of the world's largest international consumer electronics trade shows, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada (event dates: January 8 - 11, 2019).
The mirrorless Z mount system will be exhibited at the Nikon booth. One of the key products that will be on display is the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, a new NIKKOR Z S-Line high-performance, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens compatible with the Nikon Z mount system.
Display of new features, such as Eye AF and support for RAW video output to be incorporated in new firmware that is currently being developed for the full-frame mirrorless cameras Nikon Z 7 and Z 6, will take place as part of the Z series exhibition. The Z series will continue to flexibly respond to changing user needs and offer next-generation imaging experiences that stimulate users' creative intentions.
The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is a full-frame (Nikon FX-format), ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that covers the 14 mm to 30 mm range of focal lengths with a constant maximum aperture of f/4 throughout the range. The NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S is the world's first* full-frame lens to support direct filter attachment despite starting at a 14 mm focal length.
The combination of superior optical performance and compact size of this lens is made possible by the new Z mount system. The high-performance NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, with its superior mobility and operability, enables users to enjoy a dynamic angle of view for still images and videos.
The following new features to be added to firmware that is currently being developed for the Z 7 and Z 6 will be displayed at CES 2019.
The Eye AF allows for the convenient detection of the subject's eyes, making focusing easier. It lets users capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on a subject's eye, for situations such as portrait and street photography.
Nikon is currently developing a feature that works with the ATOMOS Ninja V to output video in RAW format, using the ProRes RAW codec.
Coming soon to the Z 6 and Z 7 cameras is compatibility with CFexpress, which is compatible with XQD memory cards.