Panasonic and Olympus have Micro Four Thirds, Sony has NEX, and Samsung has its NX. Nikon and Canon though, have yet to embrace mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, at all. And while Canon has teased a 2012 release, Nikon appears poised to launch its first foray into the burgeoning new class of large-sensor compact cameras sometime this year. According to a Nikkei business daily report, Nikon will price its first mirrorless camera with lens kit at ¥70,000 to ¥100,000 (about $900 to $1,300). If true, that would place Nikon at a price premium compared to the competition -- a spot we're sure Nikon is perfectly happy to occupy.

Source: Reuters; via Nikon Rumors