On the dpreview discussion "When will the Nikon 24 mega sensor camera come out", Jeff-c wrote today:
"A high pixel count pro body in 135 format, about 45 days to go for more details. :-)"
This would be the second source that talks about a new camera being released in December 2008, unless he means that he will just have more info in 45 days.
Jeff-c is known to have advanced knowledge about upcoming Nikon products and he was right many times before (I could not find a case where he was not correct, please send me a link if you find one).
Thanks Cap. Kirk!
Update: OK, I will dig in the dpreview history of jeff-c:
- On August 8th 2008, he said "Aug. 27th. That's all I can say and it's not a second information. :-)". D90 was released on August 27th - CORRECT (source).
- July 2007: "Two new cameras - August announcement" - Nikon D3 and D300 were released in August 2007 - CORRECT (source).
- On April 1st (or May 30th) he wrote about a new AF-S 50mm f/1.2G lens - this was probably a joke, or he was talking about the AF-S 50mm f/1.4G.
A reader was able to find much more detailed prediction history from jeff-c (thanks John):
"jeff-c has been wrong a few times. However, some of his predictions are right on the mark and he was the first one to speak out with accurate information. For example two months prior to Canon launching 10D he posted here:
Nikon D50 and D100 replacement. Although the D100 replacement didn’t materialize: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=12436327
Someone attributed the famous D200 spy photo to him but he never admits or denies it: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1039&message=15570415
The biggest flop for him is the quasi-FF post, although he didn’t say this 1.13x sensor is coming. It seems more of his opinion than a rumor: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=17335390
Nikon D300, note that the thread titled two DSLR’s coming but he only posted a D200 replacement ad photo. We all know now D3 and D300 were announced together: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1039&message=24110549
Someone posted a D700 leak, it seems jeff knows about it but he confirmed it in a weird way of posting: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=28325244
From his posting history at dpreview.com it seems he is getting more cautious when revealing upcoming products, perhaps his identity is known to the parties involved and he is taking different approach without jeopardizing his sources."
More jeff-c history: