Rumor: Nikon Investigating Carbon Fiber Camera BodiesS

Lightweight and strong, carbon fiber has found a nice home in the auto industry, but how about DSLRs? According to one dubious source, it could happen soon, thanks to a secret pro DSLR project happening at Nikon.

Said the "aerospace materials" tipster to NikonRumors:

[F]or the last few months we have been working on a carbon fibre body for a Nikon pro-level DSLR. We are specifically looking at the manufacture of a resin-infused 3D woven CFRP body as well as fatigue testing of some CFRP components. From what I can tell, it would be a full size (D1, D2, D3 sized SLR). The benefit being increased stiffness and a slight reduction in mass.

Not mentioned but a given: Sounds expensive. [NikonRumors via CrunchGear]