According to Thom Hogan, the new Kit DX lenses are partly the same working spec's of the Nikon 1 series. Perhaps, Nikon maybe putting the D500 up against mirrorless.
"A lot of you probably will dismiss the 18-55mm AF-P lens announcements (one with and one without VR). These new kit lenses reveal a bit about Nikon’s strategy in taking on the entry mirrorless crowd: simplification and some faux size reduction.
The simplification is actually hard to spot. These new kit lenses don’t have any user buttons. Gone is the A M button to control focus, and there’s button on the lens to control VR on the VR version. Where did those buttons go? To the camera’s menu system, which is going to require firmware updates for at least the D3300 and D5500, and probably more.
Well, wait, these lenses do have one button: the button you have to press to extend the lens into shooting position. When zoomed to the L (lock) position, the lens retracts to a very short extension from the camera, ala the Nikon 1 kit lenses. Indeed, that’s not all these lenses inherited from the Nikon 1: the lens hood (LB-N101) is actually an already existing Nikon 1 lens hood ;~). "
I Looked up the weight of the D500, and at about 2lbs, I don't think this is a mirrorless camera. At least it is not think as a Fuji or Oly.
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