It has been fairly quiet on the Nikon rumor front lately, but this morning, some big news has dropped, pointing us in the possible direction that Nikon will be taking on their upcoming D5 flagship camera.

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According to the report over on Nikon Rumors, the upcoming Nikon D5 will feature 4K video recording and could have a native high ISO option of 102,400. All of this would be possible thanks to a new 20MP sensor and brand new Expeed image processor.

Rumored Nikon D5 Specs

  • New 20MP FX sensor
  • 4k video
  • 173 autofocus points
  • Native high ISO of 102,400
  • 15 fps
  • Body design similar to the D4s

The rumor goes on to say that the new D5 is expected to be announced sometime late this year or early in 2016. The specs seem to indicate that the new D5 would be quite an improvement over the current D4 models and its limited video options and 16MP sensor.

The thing I am most curious about is that new 20MP sensor. Sony has supplied most of Nikon’s sensors for their latest releases,¬†but with Sony’s recent push into mirrorless full frame cameras, and they are now in direct competition with Nikon. Perhaps Nikon will make this sensor on their own.

It will be interesting to see how that plays out. The D5, if these specs hold up, sounds like a killer flagship camera, though 20MP seems a bit modest by today’s standards. What do you all think?

[via Nikon Rumors]