Nikon is eyeing up the launch of a mirrorless interchangeable-lens system camera in light of the growing popularity of such models.

Speaking at a recent press conference in London, Michio Miwa, managing director of Nikon UK said the firm is considering this as an option, telling journalists ?of course we are interested?.

Miwa added that Nikon is ?basically considering all our options?, but he would not be drawn further.

Earlier this year Nikon President Makoto Kimura was quoted as telling Bloomberg news agency that Nikon?s ‘new concept’ model is likely to boast enhanced video functionality.

‘It could be any time this fiscal year or the following year, as new models are starting to sell,’ said Kimura.