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07-10-09, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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You come out with some rubbish flake. Sony make chips but don't design them! They are based on Kodak research who design them and then licence the design to Sony. To say the D3 was a lucky break is utter rubbish, and could be regarded as very brave by Nikon as mags always push for more pixels per chip/sensor. A few weeks after the D3's release a firmware update was provided which included the reference to the D3x, so it appears Nikon already had the sensor for it.
As to the question posed by the original poster, I would stick with Canon if you are use to the system and have a lot of lenses.
LOL that's quite funny! I can't find any evidence on google to show that Kodak are designing the CMOS sensors for Sony, I can however find plenty of evidence that Sony designed the latest Exmor sensor themselves.
a new type 1/2.5 CMOS image sensor "Exmor" for use in camera enabled mobile phones that leverages Sony's proprietary formation technology to realize the industry's smallest unit cell size (1.4µm), and the industry's highest pixel count (12.25 effective megapixel resolution)"
OK you say that Nikon was very brave launching a camera which bucked the trend for more megapixels, but I don't see it like that. I see the D3 as being Nikons answer to Canons 1D series, it had more MP but you show me the evidence that Nikon marketed this as being for the purpose of low noise when it was launched. So far as I can see, and I clearly remember the launch, it was the opinion of users not the manufacturer who highlighted this 'hidden' benefit, and thus I think it's reasonable to say it was a lucky break especially when the 1D MkIII's focus issues are taken into consideration.
The D3 contained Nikons first in house produced sensor, there is no doubt in my mind that this sensor would have had more MP if Nikon had been able to squeeze them in and get a decent yield.
The result of what happened change the way of thinking of certain users, but that thinking was certainly not widespread prior to the launch of the D3 and I don't see any evidence to support that Nikon was thinking outside the box in it's design, I see a logical & progressive development of the D2x
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