Nikon Rumors received an interesting anonymous tip a few days ago from someone claiming to be working in the aerospace materials industry.
The tipster claimed that his company is currently working with Nikon towards developing a carbon fiber body for their top-of-the-line full-sized DSLR cameras. Specifically, the body would be made of “resin-infused 3D woven CFRP”. CFRP stands for carbon-fiber reinforced polymer.
Benefits over existing magnesium-alloy bodies would be increased stiffness and reduced weight. No word on how much of the body the carbon-fiber would constitute (it could possibly be used as an outer shell), or how its introduction might affect the price of camera bodies.
What are your thoughts? Is this rumor believable?