Nikon has announced that it is developing a new remote grip. According to the source, this shows how seriously the manufacturer takes the video capabilities of its Z-mount cameras.
The Nikon MC-N10 is an accessory that connects to Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras via USB-C and remotely duplicates a range of camera controls. On the front of the handle are the on/off button, shutter button, [REC], ISO button, exposure compensation button, command dial and a pair of function buttons. On the back of the remote control is a second command dial, a joystick for navigation and AF point control, an AF-ON button, an info button, a playback button, zoom in/out buttons, a memory button, and a playback control button.
Together, these controls give you access to almost all of the camera’s features, and are laid out in a familiar layout.
The handle uses an ARRI-style non-locking mount that can be attached to a variety of shooting accessories, giving the handle the desired angle. The manufacturer has not yet specified which camera models the handle will be compatible with. He promised to reveal pricing and availability information “at a later date.”