...If that's what you've been asking for all these years, you're gonna love this rumor.
But, um, don't they mean Nikon FE2? Unless they're planning to build a digital camera that doesn't need batteries. (Picky, picky.)
(Thanks to Dave Stewart)
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Ed: "Back in their glory days, IBM salesmen were famed for keeping customers loyal when competitors new products were announced by spreading 'fear, uncertainty and doubt' (FUD), often saying there was good stuff in the IBM pipeline. I do hope this isn't just Nikon propaganda or fanboy fantasy."
Mike replies: You know, I was going to mention this. I don't have any reliable inside source for this, but it often strikes me that this must be a serious component of the camera companies' marketing strategies—trying to get potential customers to not spend money on competitors' products. It happens suspiciously frequently, often with just the most propitious timing. Canon and Nikon must be used to using the strategy against each other, and now with Sony coming on it's important to dissuade people from jumping to Sony as well.
roy (partial comment): "If this is, as rumoured, going to accommodate F-mount lenses, it isn't going to be small."
John Holland (partial comment): "I will believe it when I see it, not before."
Gordon Lewis: "Compare the supposed weight and dimensions to those of the FM bodies. The yet-to-be-announced camera is significantly larger and heavier. Also don't forget that Nikon's AF lenses are much bulkier than the MF lenses one would mount on an FM body. It could still be a fine camera, but a digital FM? I doubt it."
Jussi Jääskeläinen: "And I just sold my entire Nikon system save for a few legacy lenses. Harrumph."
Jeff1000: "If the rumor is true, it seems like a clear signal that digital photo technology is beginning to plateau. A digital FM2 is an unnecessary luxury, like an ostrich-leather Leica—relatively speaking of course."