A picture taken on a mobile phone and a man, who wishes to remain anonymous have both suggested that Nikon are working on a new format.
The picture on the right, which was sent to NikonRumors shows a list of image sensors and underneath them the image size in pixels. The FX and DX sensors are already well known but at the top of the list is a sensor called MX and the sizes suggests it will have an image size of 40.7Mp.
If these rumours are true it means photographs taken with the camera should be bigger, have more detail and less noise.
Nikon watch received information from a man who said Nikon's new rangefinder will have a sensor that will be 48mmx48mm and may even be backward compatible with DX and FX lenses via a mount adaptor. However, ePHOTOzine think that Nikon will have to make a new range of lenses for this format because of the size of the frame. Nikon have previously worked with Bronica to produce lenses for their medium format cameras so could this mean a revival or will Nikon create a completely new design?
The site also suggested that when shooting in FX mode you will not have to rotate the camera when taking a portrait shot as the sensor will do this and you will also be able to shoot at the full square resolution.
Keep checking ePHOTOzine for further developments.