If rumours are true, Japanese photographic giant Nikon looks set to join the ranks of Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony with a new small mirrorless camera.

At the moment, Nikon and Canon – the two biggest players in the digital SLR market – lack mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) models. So far, the trend from both companies has been to produce smaller versions of their popular digital SLRs.

But with quality Micro Four Thirds compacts coming from Panasonic and 3D capable bodies out from Sony, we expect neither Nikon nor Canon can wait too long.

Given the range of Nikon lenses and recent low-light sensors found inside newer cameras, we’re keen to see what Nikon has – if anything – in the pipeline.

We’ve contacted Nikon Australia for comment.