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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:09 am 
http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/sony_ ... os_pr.html

The heavy artillery...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:28 am 
I wonder if Nikon's D3x(if there is one) will be 24mp too...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:56 pm 
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Hi folks,
    Sony Develops 35mm full size CMOS Image Sensor with 24.81 Effective Megapixel resolution
    and extremely high signal conversion speed for use in Digital SLR Cameras


    The official Sony press release is here.

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A bit surprising that Sony are sticking with 12 bit A/D conversion but I guess they needed to compromise in order to achieve 6.3 fps. So, will we see it first in a Sony or a Nikon DSLR?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:12 pm 
I don't think that this sensor will be in a Nikon camera.

Sony want the 1st posicion in the DSLR market and FF sensor of the D3 was buid for Nikon.


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Nice find!
For continuing speculation about Nikon using this sensor head over here: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3134

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:21 pm 
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To be honest, if it's like previous Sony sensors it will be used in almost every DSLR apart from Canon and Four Thirds models!

Although it is interesting to see Pentax using a Samsung sensor now...


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That means almost every DSLR maker apart from Oly, Leica, Panasonic are going FF?!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:44 pm 
Nice to see FF starts to spread to other systems than Canon. How many years do you think it will take to see FF in advanced amateur and entry level cameras?


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FF in entry level cameras? Not within the next 6 years!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:46 pm 
Thomas wrote:
That means almost every DSLR maker apart from Oly, Leica, Panasonic are going FF?!


I guess they are kind of FF? Aren't the four thirds designed to have a smaller size from the beginning, or am I missing something?


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You want to indicate that "full frame" is not the best terminology? Yeah, you're right!
Also the D80/300 are designed for the smaller APS-C sensor, so in a sense they are FF-APS-C cameras.
But normally you identify FF as 35mm film-frame size or 24x36mm!
But Nikon perfectly identified that there may be a comon misunderstanding of the term FF and dubbed their 24x36mm sensor "FX".
The marketing department was also certainly not disappointed by this idea :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:27 pm 
It was just my understanding that the four thirds was an entirely new design that had a smaller image circle from the beginning, whereas eg. alpha mount was designed for 35mm but only used part of the image circle with APS-C? Well, FF is relative, with an APS-C lens APS-C size sensors must be kind of full frame. Hmm, things would be easier if names like 35mm was used instead of FF.


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