Is Nikon planning a 1080p D400 DSLR?

For years, digital SLR cameras have done very nicely without video-capturing capabilities, thankyou very much – but now it seems the major playe

For years, digital SLR cameras have done very nicely without video-capturing capabilities, thankyou very much – but now it seems the major players are falling over themselves to stick it in their high end snappers.

Canon featured 1080p hi-def video capture in the EOS 5D Mark II - and now rumours suggest Nikon could be doing the same on an all-new 16MP D400 model.

Nikon has some history in DSLR video – it was the first camera firm to offer DSLR video capture on its D90 – so it's not beyond the realms of possibility. The rumours, which appear on snap-happy site Photography Bay, suggest the new D400 will use a 16MP CMOS sensor made by Sony and offer video capabilities similar to those of the Canon 5D Mark II.

Look out for an announcement in December, or possibly the PMA 2009 photography trade show next March. In the meantime, check the Stuff team taking the best compact cameras through their paces in our compact camera face-off vidcast...