Update, 10:51 a.m. PT: Per Nikon Rumors, the above photo is actually a picture of a concept from at least as far back as 2009 that's displayed in the Nikon Sapporo showroom, where photography is banned--hence the lack of a previous viewing.
Rumors of Nikon's mirrorless system shooter have been circulating on the Web for a while, but this time there are pictures to prove the Japanese firm may be introducing such a camera soon.
Over at DCHome's forum, a user posted a photo of what seems to be Nikon's concept for a snapper that'll compete in the same ranks as the Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX, and Sony NEX format. From the photo, it's clear that the camera is only a prototype since there is no model name on it. It also looks like it is made of various parts mashed together. The grip appears slimmer, as like the Samsung NX10 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2.
Word on the Web is that Nikon will unveil its mirrorless camera at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas come January, so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for it when we're there.