Do you believe Nikon D5s is coming in January, 2018? I myself don’t! Reason is that there is no solid evidence that strengthen the rumor that got viral on the web that the Nikon D5s, which is rumored to be the successor of Flagship Nikon D5 to be unveiled in January, 2018.
Let’s tell you why the announcement of Nikon D5s looks impossible in January, 2018?
- The research and Development (R&D) team of Nikon must be busy on the Project that is the serious development of a Mirrorless camera that is highly rumored to be introduced in the next Photokina that is in 2018. And most probably that rumored mirrorless camera is in the Alpha, Beta stage and since beforehand its announcement the camera will get wild. Means will be offered to some dignified professional photographers and others for testing purpose worldwide.
- Second, the current situation of Nikon! Yes Nikon is not financially strong at the time and eventually Nikon had to close the Camera factory in China, which was Nikon’s only Compact camera factory. And the same reason perhaps let the Nikon P900 successor announcement postpone.
- From the above two reasons we can logically conclude that Nikon currently has very Limited amount of resources available for R&D and production of cameras. So in such condition Nikon would give first prior to its Mirrorless camera announcement since it has to compete with the Current big Sony A9 and Panasonic GH5.
Just like Nikon D4s, we can obviously expect Nikon D5s, but if Nikon D5s comes with slight improvement as of D4s then we don’t expect the current D5 users will invest such a huge amount in getting the same configuration with minor tweaks.
In addition, 2020 is the Olympic Year and to compete with the Canon 1DX Mark III (Canon 1DX Mark II’s successor), Nikon would announce Nikon D6. Meanwhile Panasonic is rumored to announce 6K consumer camera that is Panasonic GH6.