Nikon rumor site NikonRumors.com (fitting, isn't it?) received word from an anonymous source that Nikon is constructing a carbon fiber body for an upcoming professional level DSLR.
"For the last few months Nikon has been working on a carbon fiber body for a Nikon pro-level DSLR," the tipster writes. "They are specifically looking at the manufacture of a resin-infused 3D woven CRFP body as well as fatigue testing of some CFRP components."
The tipster goes on to say that the body would be a full sized DSLR, and because of the carbon fiber construction it would offer increased stiffness and a "slight reduction in mass." Light weight and sturdy? Sounds like a winning combo to us.