Sony’s announcement of the 20.2megapixel RX100 compact camera may mean that Nikon is about to launch a 20.2 megapixel Nikon 1 camera. 

Nikon currently uses Sony sensors in its cameras, and has done so for a long time, with echoes of the sensors found in current Nikon DSLRs and Sony’s SLTs.

However, until now Sony hasn’t utilised the 1-inch sensor size that it produces - the RX100 compact camera is its first.

The Nikon 1 J1 and V1 are both 10.1 megapixel models - rather conservative counts, if you will - and there have always been whispers that Nikon would push into a higher-specification compact system camera.

Could it be a 20.2-megapixel Nikon 1 P1?

For the name we’re clutching at straws, we confess, but with the anticipation that Canon will launch a new DSLR this month, and in a Photokina year - the bi-annual camera trade show in Germany - Nikon will be doing its utmost to pull itself out of last year’s regrettably disaster-affected performance.

Watch this space…

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