The most recent rumors suggest that we might see one or both of these cameras unveiled in January 2014.
First off, Nikon Rumors reports that NPS Japan has stopped selling Nikon D4 cameras through its equipment exchange program. Adding a little fuel to that fire, B&H Photo has the Nikon D4 listed as back-ordered.
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Previously rumored specs for the Nikon D400 include more processing power to handle the high resolution files at a faster frame rate (something in which the D7100 lags behind). Additionally, the faster processor may lead to 60p video at higher resolutions. An improved AF system is also rumored for the D400. The D400 is also rumored to pack the same 24MP sensor as the D7100 with no AA filter to boot.
Nikon D4X Rumor Specs/Features
- Same body as the Nikon D4
- 36 MP sensor without AA filter, designed and made by Nikon, with some new improvements (moire in-camera reduction)
- 6 fps (11 fps is the maximum possible fps with the current shutter)
- Few video improvements
- Price should be few hundred dollars above the existing Nikon D4 (currently listed for $5996.95).
So, yeah, it looks like something is coming on January 17. There have been no leaks of a D4X or D400 yet. However, if one of those camera is coming next month, expect to see some more rumors and leaks trickle out over the next couple of weeks.