There are rumours of an nex-9, but it seems silly: 35mm equivalent sensor in such a small mount might be awkward or impossible. If it's not, I'll be happy.
My lenses: 28 2,8 AiS, Voight 58 1,4 AiS with CPU, 105 2,5 AiS, 180 2,8 ED AiS. Currently, the only lens that meters with any of Nikon's small, non crowd-attracting cameras is the Voigt.
According to big P, Nikon ain't interested in a mirror less, and to be honest, a 2,7 crop sensor isn't my cup of tea. I do a LOT of hiking and bicycling. I don't own a car. I take the train and busses. I want small, light, fast. I don't want big, heavy, AF lenses. I don't want a screw drive or complex AF systems.
I'd love a return to the FM2 size SLR that does everything a hiker needs. That won't happen, however, as currently, only Nikon's large cameras (D7000 and above) really work with all of Nikon's lenses.
So, a nice adapter from rayqual or someone and a NEX-x will do me fine. I love my Nikkors, but honestly, I'm over the large, bulky cameras, especially as the only option is small bodies with tiny, worthless viewfinders and poor metering.
Now, this isn't intended to attract trolls or anything. I've been a Nikon user for about 10 years, starting with a borrowed FM2 and lenses (that eventually became mine). But my collection of lenses are now going to go on something smaller, and fully capable, and it will be a Sony. Interesting turn as I've not liked Sony since abandoning minidisk for MP3 players in 2006.
Are there other Nikon users who would consider investing in a NEX to replace or enhance their SLR lens lineup for street photography or hiking or bicycling, or just to be quiet and non-disruptive when shooting?