Nikon’s 1J5 Mirrorless camera might come with 4K, the D7200 DSLR too

by on February 19, 2015

Stephan Jukic – February 19, 2015

Earlier in the month, Nikon came out with quite an avalanche of new product announcements and among these, there were two interesting finds for both videography and 4K enthusiasts.

The first is the fairly credible rumor that the upcoming Nikon 1J5 mirrorless camera will be coming out with the ability to perform 4K video recording. If true, this is going to be the first of Nikon’s cameras to actually offer the now increasingly popular video resolution.

The second rumor is that Nikon’s newest DSLR, the D7200 will also be 4K-equipped.

As far as the 1J5 goes, the website Nikon Rumors recently reported that it had been hearing, well, rumors, that the new mirrorless camera from the popular photography brand will definitely be coming out with 4K video shooting capabilities. If true, these rumors will result in the 1J5 being the first Nikon camera with 4K built into it.

the upcoming Nikon 1J5 will be much like its predecessor the 1J4 but with the possible addition of 4K video recording

the upcoming Nikon 1J5 will be much like its predecessor the 1J4 but with the possible addition of 4K video recording

While these are after all rumors, they do have a lot of sound footing beneath them. For starters, the idea of putting 4K resolution into its mirrorless cameras’ video shooting abilities is something that Nikon has been discussing since all the way back in 2012, before ultra HD became as popular as it is now, especially in cameras and TVs.

At the time, Nikon had said that the video resolution standard –which offers four times the pixels of Full HD 1080p video—was a consideration for future models but that’s as far as it wen then. However, the company has also stated that its Nikon 1 sensor is indeed capable of 2K and 4K video recording.

So far, the word is that the 1J5 will officially be announced in the next few weeks.

What’s interesting here is that the firmer rumor about a 4K Nikon camera revolves around one of the company’s mirrorless models. The more common scenarios is one in which a camera manufacturer first introduces 4K resolution to one of its DSLR cameras. What’s possible in this case is that Nikon is hoping to use the 4K angle as a means of enticing more buyers over to its presumably more profitable lines of mirrorless cameras.

So far, aside from this specific rumor and a few others about the 1J5’s features, no concrete details about the camera’s specs have emerged from the company.

And speaking of DSLR cameras, and the second Nikon rumor, there is also the possibility that Nikons upcoming DSLR camera, the D7200, will also be coming equipped with 4K resolution.

This particular piece of speculation is even less concrete than the 1J5’s 4K rumor but it doesn’t sound too unlikely either and even if it’s not true, there are other rumors to consider about this particular DSLR: The camera is also supposed to come out with a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, a tilting LCD screen, 51 autofocus points, WiFi, NFC and also a 6 frames-per-second continuous shooting speed.

At the very least, the D7200 DSLR will capture video in Full HD resolution.

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