OK.. I know its bad form to talk about vapourware but the latest rumours have really piqued my interest.
Anyways, for those who haven't seen it here are the supposed specs:
"Nikon FM2 like design (rumour updated to supposedly look more F3 like)
16.2MP 36x23,9 full frame sensor (same as in the D4?)
2016-pixel RGB image sensor
9-cell framing grid display
3D color matrix metering II
Native ISO range: 100-12,800 (incl. ISO 50 and ISO 108,200)
5.5 fps for up to 100 shots
3.2" LCD screen
Dimensions: 143.5 x 110 x 66.5mm
It will come with a new AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens (again, not clear what mount the new lens will have)
No video recording capabilities
Pentaprism viewfinder (meaning the camera will not be mirrorless)
The camera will meter even with non-AI lenses down to full aperture
The camera will ship with a new special edition Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens to match the look/design of the body
The camera will have physical controls and excellent build quality (which explains the 765g weight)
Expeed 3 processor
Same sensor as in the Nikon D4
Nikon calls it a "hybrid" camera - not sure what exactly they mean with that
The announcement will be during the first week of November"
Copy and pasted from Nikonrumors.com
The 'hybrid' name got me speculating PDAF/Hybrid AF, and/or EVF/OVF hybrid viewfinder but then the updated rumours says no video which basically debunks that.
So.. just a bit of fun and games, what do you reckon hybrid means?
Or its just a retro legacy tank of a camera but with digital innards that's completely photo-centric in design. Last forever battery life, throw anything at it build. But if that was it, why call it a hybrid?