If you were wondering what was going on in those Nikon meeting rooms during CES 2011, here is the one and only Nikon report from CES by Imaging-Resource in the form of an interview with Nikon's Senior Vice President David Lee. Kudos to Imaging-Resource who asked the right questions and tried on several occasions to extract some valuable info about future products. However, Mr. Lee was definitive with his answers: "we really never talk about future products before they're announced".
Few quotes from David Lee after the break:
"I think that there's a definite place in the market for both formats (DX and FX)."
On mirrorless cameras growth in the US market: "Right now we still have not seen a significant growth, I think, in what we would expect to see in comparison to other parts of the world."
"What we're seeing in the point-and-shoot business is that the next big thing is going to be about zoom range."
"We're moving to CMOS sensors in the point-and-shoot cameras."
"As technologies go forward, we're very active not only in our Capture NX software, but also in MyPictureTown."