The internet forums are buzzing about Mr Tetsuro Goto's interview with a french website. He's the head of Nikon's Research & Development. Some of the key points are summarized on the main blog:
Nikon is apparently considering a compact camera with an APS-C sensor that would be Nikon's own design and build! It doesn't seem to be an EVIL but a fixed lens camera like the Leica X1. Nikon is also considering a new series of lenses and mount to live "parallel" to the Fmount. Something like Olympus micro 4/3rds lenses. Or could this mean that Nikon will actually be joining the m4/3 party with it's own EVIL camera?
There was an article written not to long ago (spanish website) mentioning that a "big player" would be joining m4/3rds. It was speculated that this new player might be Fuji. The same article said that even canon was studying the idea. However now that the head of Nikon's R&D just mentioned the possibility of a new lens mount, could the "big player" actually be Nikon?
Does it make sense for the m4/3 mount and lenses to become a "standard" compact lens mount for various companies including Nikon and canon? Nikon's EVIL camera would use Nikon designed and built m4/3rd lenses but could also use lenses from others. That would encourage people, who for example already own a lot of Olympus m4/3 lenses, to buy a Nikon camera and not have to worry about building up new lenses. Hmmm...very interesting.