After many a rumor indicating that this very thing would happen, Nikon has officially announced that the followup to the flagship D4, the D4S, is in development and will be on display at the company’s booth at CES in Vegas over the next few days.
To be clear, this doesn’t constitute an official release. The company is simply confirming that the D4S is on the way — something rumor sites have been reporting for several weeks — and sharing enough vague details to get the saliva glands working.
Once you parse through all of the press release speak, this paragraph pretty much contains all the relevant information:
As Nikon’s new flagship model, the D4S will offer advances over the Nikon D4 HD-SLR camera, including enhanced image quality enabled with adoption of a new image-processing engine. The new HD-SLR will also feature more advanced autofocusing performance, further solidifying it as the choice for professional sports, nature and event photographers as well as photojournalists.
You can read the full release by clicking here. No official word on the announcement date, availability or price, but Nikon Rumors expects the camera to receive an official unveiling in February, with shipments going out in March.