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lastras
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« on: March 23, 2012, 04:14:35 PM »

This a comment for this page on the website
"When you test it, I think we'll see a DxOMark new high score, and world's best dynamic range and fantastic low light ISO scores."

I said that 2 months ago. Thank you, DxOMark for making my look smart. Sony EXMOR sensors are incredible.
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 07:15:06 PM »

Only one problem here - the D800 sensor is NOT made by Sony.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 08:19:04 PM »

According to all the reports, it is a Sony sensor. Nikon does not make its own sensors. While they manufacture many things, they do not own a fab and contract all that work out.
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 08:48:39 PM »

Correct.  I believe the D700/D3 was the last time Nikon made it's own sensor in DSLR.  (which is why the D700 performs better than the D800)
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 10:30:48 PM »

Correct.  I believe the D700/D3 was the last time Nikon made it's own sensor in DSLR.  (which is why the D700 performs better than the D800)

Hm, Nikon didnt make own sensor sice days they produced JFET ones.

D700/D3/D3/D4 are Nikon own designs made by Sony. D800 is Sony made and designed. Difference between D800 and Sony 36 mpix FFs will be thanks to different electronics, CFA and AA. As it was with D300 and A700 or D7000 and A580.

Only Nikon 1 series sensors are not made by Sony. Maybe their compact line sensors too.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 11:12:53 PM »

The thing is, I read a report just yesterday that Nikon engineers had said the sensor was NOT made by Sony, it was made in collaboration with another sensor manufacturer.
And now I can't find that report...
But I certainly wasn't suggesting that Nikon made it themselves!
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 03:54:18 AM »

Let's see.  Sony states that they can produce 30000 36MP sensors a month and Nikon says they can produce 30000 D800 units a month.  Just a strange coincidence?

So far as I know, Nikon has been using Sony for their DSLR sensors for a number of generations, including the D700.  Nikon does not have a fab, so they do not have the technical means to manufacture their own sensors.  I don't remember reading that Nikon engineers have said Sony does not manufacture the sensor, but I seem to remember reading that they said that the camera uses a Nikon designed sensor.

I understand that the Nikon 1 sensor is built by Aptina; and we know that they don't have anything in their lineup that is larger that 16MP.
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