An interesting rumor just broke on the Nikon rumor mill, and if true, it could have major implications for Nikon’s future products.

nikon-4kAccording to the new report coming from Nikon Rumors, the next version of Nikon’s 1 J mirrorless line, the J5, will be capable of recording 4K video. If this is true, it would make the often overlooked mirrorless camera Nikon’s first body capable of recording 4K video.

The official announcement of this camera is expected to come within the next several weeks, so we should know pretty soon if this is, in fact, the case or not. But if it is, it would mean 4K could be coming on Nikon’s next round of SLR’s as well. I mean, surely if Nikon is putting 4K in a low end mirrorless body, they can add it to their next generation of SLRs.

Canon has been reluctant to put 4K in anything other than their cinema cameras, so if Nikon could add 4K to their DSLR lineup before Canon, they could win back some of the video shooters who left after Canon took Nikon’s video ball and ran with it.

It will be interesting to see how this all pans out….

[via Nikon Rumors]