Nikon has today confirmed the development of the D5, its next generation of FX-format DSLRs

The Nikon D4 was announced almost four years ago, in time for the 2012 Olympics

Nikon says it will also launch a new flagship flashgun, the Speedlight SB-5000 and wireless transmitter, the WT-6.

In a statement, Nikon said today: ‘Through the combination of this next-generation professional camera offering an even higher level of performance, these advanced accessories and the rich line-up of existing Nikkor lenses, Nikon is pursuing further possibilities for imaging expression.’

In January, it will be four years since Nikon announced the 16.2-milion-pixel D4, ahead of the 2012 Olympics in the summer of that year.

Claimed to set a new benchmark in low-light performance, the Nikon D4 boasts a shooting rate of up to 11 frames per second.

The next Olympics takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next August.

However, the firm says that the launch date and price of the D5 is yet to be decided.

Press release

London, UK, 18th November 2015: Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that it is developing the D5 digital SLR camera, which represents the next generation of professional Nikon FX-format models.

The new Wireless Transmitter WT-6 and Speedlight SB-5000, which will be positioned at the top of Nikon’s Speedlight line-up, are also being developed.

Through the combination of this next-generation professional camera offering an even higher level of performance, these advanced accessories and the rich lineup of existing NIKKOR lenses, Nikon is pursuing further possibilities for imaging expression.

* Details including release date and suggested retail price for this product have not yet been determined.