We don’t normally post rumors onto the Wetpixel front page, but the site Nikon Rumors is making some interesting predictions for Nikon’s camera releases in 2013. They forecast that the company will release a new pro/high-end DX camera early in the year. This will replace both the existing D7000 and D300s and will have a “pro” body with a 24MP sensor and 8fps. In late 2013, they also prophesize that a new version of the D4 will be released with a higher resolution sensor, with a 52MP version being mentioned.
I would strongly suggest that these rumors are treated with caution, however, if the “D7000 Pro” becomes a reality, it will be a very interesting camera for underwater use.