Nikon J5 May Be the First Nikon Camera to Offer 4K, Expected with the D7200 Soon


Canon just had a torrent of new product announcements earlier this month, and now it looks like Nikon will follow suit with some big announcements of its own.

There’s new word that Nikon will soon be announcing a new DSLR and a new mirrorless camera, the latter of which may be the first Nikon camera to offer 4K video recording.

Nikon J5

Nikon Rumors reports that it’s hearing rumors of 4K video recording capabilities in the upcoming Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera. If this is true, the J5 will become the first Nikon camera that offers this feature.

The arrival of 4K in the Nikon 1 mirrorless system was discussed as far back as 2012, when Nikon said it could be added to future models, and the company has already said that the Nikon 1 sensor is capable of 2k and 4k video recording.

Word is that the camera will be officially announced in “the next few weeks.”

Nikon D7200


Also on the near-term horizon is the Nikon D7200 DSLR. Nikon Rumors says that it will likely be unveiled before March 13, 2015, so possibly alongside the J5. Companies generally make a batch of announcements at around the same time.

Rumored specs for the camera include a 24MP APS-C sensor, a D750-style body with a tilting LCD screen, 51 AF points, Wi-Fi, 6FPS continuous shooting, and at least 1080p video recording.

Advanced Firmware Updates?

An alleged leaked press release back in early January foretold of a new “I AM ADVANCING” system of advanced firmware updates for Nikon cameras. That announcement was “scheduled” for January 19th, but it never materialized.

Nikon Rumors believes the press release was legitimate, so perhaps this is also something we’ll be seeing in the coming weeks.