simon65: Does anyone know if this is the same 24 mp sensor Sony is using in the NEX-7?
Yes it is, with some Nikon tweaks like different AA filter and microlens array (the one on the NEX-7 is optimized for shorter flange distances)
OneThird: Nice pics! After owning a D3100 awhile back before I sold mine, the low light images are much improved, thanks to Expeed3 and the new 24MP sensor (from Sony of course).
Now, if Nikon can include these features, it would be a sweeter deal, IMHO.
-more than one custom white balance.-Kelvin temperature scale.-shoot with flash while dragging the shutter.-Off, Low, or High NR at ISO 800 and above.
sotirius, lensberg: stop smoking the Nikon marketing brochures. This is the Sony 24MP APS-C sensor, just tweaked (slightly different size since it does not need to be placed in an IS frame) and with Nikon's usual tweaks to the AA filter. There is nothing "exclusive" about it.
And the D3100 sensor was also not an "exclusive". It was the same Sony sensor used in the A560 and A33.
Crac1: Hello, I confess that I no longer understand the recent political Nikon ... Why 24 million pixels in an entry level DSLR? And what will they do to the replacement for the Nikon D300s if the little camera has 24 million pixels ??Looks like they have "flipped" and abandoned quality imagen general, and especially high sensitivity for the benefit of the size of the image ... What does an amateur with 24 megapixels honestly?Nikon suddenly recedes. I am worried and disappointed.But despite this, I remain faithful to the yellow mark ... for some time.Best regards.
Ivanaker: Yes, Nikon and Pentax are able to buy the sensor. Of course, you are proving how little of the modern world you understand if you think these are sold individually to consumers, or that sensors are interchangeable. They are offered in bulk, with minimum lot sizes and costs involved.
Also, it is well known that the D3, D3s and D700 sensors are NOT from Sony, but the other sensors are.
I would request that you please stop talking nonsense, it's painful to see how little you know.
windmillgolfer: For an entry dSLR the JPG images, even teh high ISO, look pretty good to me. I just hope buyers notice the file sizes and budget for a higher spec processor, RAM and disc space. Should be good for AMD & Intel. The 24MP is bound to attract many buyers. It'll be interesting to see what Canon do but I'll be sticking with the 600D :)
24MP pictures (and even higher!!!) have been around for many years. I don't understand why people are now thinking 24MP sensors will all of a sudden require upgrades, when older PCs work with them just fine...
thx1138: Where to next for Nikon. Will Sony soon have a 30MP DX sensor that Nikon will use in the D300s replacement? Can't see the point at all in an entry level camera. Will these people seriously be making A2+ prints on a regular basis. The 16MP was more than adequate. Should have focused on better AF and CDAF for LV.
This targets the 95% out there that think "bigger numbers is better". They don't even understand that AF can be better or that the CDAF of Nikon in live view blows chunks. To them, they want nice facebook pictures and to "look cool" and "look pro" by wearing their DSLR fashion accessory.
Oveerik: This is WAY better than SONY A77 which i sold as not usable over 1600 ISO. I rather have this as companion to D700 (later D800) than A77 with A900.
And - if I do not need 24mpx there is a possibility to shoot at lower resolution.
Wait for the actual side by side pics...
And I find it sad that your only criteria is ISO noise. I really wonder what happened to the actual photographers on this forum?
schufosi777: The higher ISO is amazin It is so much better than Sonys performance with the quivalent sensor, more than two stops better. Images are great just a little flat and muted nothing pressing a few button on the PC wouldnt fix. Cant wait to see what Pentax can do with this sensor if tthey use it.
"more than 2 stops better"? Really? Based on your unscientific eyeballing?
Take of the pink fanboi glasses.
OzK: Are these better than the a65🚺77 images?
Possibly, as the A65 and A77 still have the SLT mirror in the way, and the Nikons use a weaker AA filter.
But there is more to a camera than just pixel-peeped image quality. In terms of overall feature set, the A65/A77 murder the D3200 (which they should, looking at the price...)
jc52e53: Nice sharp good color but when you really enlarge I can see some aliasing.Weird as it has an AA filter.A little noisy in some shots too.But great for $699.$1000 less than the A77.Photos from the Fuji X Pro 1 are far superior.
Nikons traditionally use a weaker AA filter than Sony on the same sensor. While this results in finer grain at high ISO, it also results in more moire/aliasing. It's the trade-off.
wadap0: I swear Nikon has discovered some alien technology!
Yes, it's from planet Sony! ;)
Music Hands: Very sad that they did not retain the compact size of the A55 in the 57. It was quite compact, wonderful value for the size and price. So for the "replacement" Sony makes it bigger, takes away GPS, no sensor improvement, and adds some Bionz chip features?I won't be "upgrading" my A55 anytime soon. I can only hope that the future leads to a more compact SLT design that, again, sets the trend.
@ Bo Begole: no, it's just improvements to the sensor itself and the AA filter
BeanyPic: For this price I'd expect more.
Like what? A built-in PS Vita, microwave oven and coffee machine, and instant free photo printer?
Deeso: At high ISO settings (6400 12800) the d5100 still offers the best balance between resolution and low noise. The a57 is too taxed by agressive NR as most Sony Alphas. Shooting in RAW seems a must for this camera when working with low light.
Totally disagree Deeso - I'm seeng the A57 even beat the D7000 at high ISO (3200) and the 5100 is not even close.
RaZZ3R Death: Never really like the entry level and mid-range Sony DSLR because of lack of controls, badly placed buttons and a LOT of WASTED space on the top of DSLR (where they keep painting that useless AVCHD and other craps), wouldnt be more usefull an aditional mode dial (AF/Metering/Drive Mode) or a few more buttons like the ones menttiond before.To me the controles layout is the most disapointing of Sony's DSLR.
Normal for DSLRs at this price point. If you want more controls, buttons, etc, buy a more expensive model.
jonikon: " Making practical use of this ability, the A57 also has a mode that will re-process your people pictures with what it thinks is a better composition." -DPReview
Seriously? A camera that overrides your own thinking for you. How nice is that! Leave it to Sony to make a camera that is idiot-proof! No doubt it will become a "must have" camera feature for the Sony crowd!
And once Nikon or Canon copy it, it will be the "must have" feature for you too! ;)
"No sensor improvement"? In the samples you can see it's improved over the A55.
Bigger = thank god!!!!
naftade: This thing offers nothing new. I don't need a machine to crop portraits for me.
And why the made it that big is beyond me as well ! The biggest advantage of the slt 55 sacrificed for nothing!
For me, the "smallness" of the A55 was not the biggest advantage, it was it's biggest weakness.
Jokica: On page 1: ...'Clear Image Zoom' digital zoom mode that uses an image database...On page 2: Digital zoom: No
There is a pretty clear difference I'd say.
srados: that electronic viewfinder is a deal breaker...Good old prism where are you?
Get over it, it's not coming back.