24.4 MP Nikon D3X DSLR on the way?

Started Apr 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
Thom Hogan Forum Pro • Posts: 13,659
Re: Different sensor

jeff-c wrote:

6048x4032 24.4 M

Comparing this to the Sony announced commodity sensor:

  1. Total number of pixels 6236 (H) x 4124 (V) approx. 25.72M pixels

  2. Number of effective pixels 6104 (H) x 4064 (V) approx. 24.81M pixels

  3. Number of active pixels 6096 (H) x 4056 (V) approx. 24.73M pixels

Nikon has almost always used different sensor masking than Sony's tech specifications suggest.

Also this D3(X) firmware resolutions include the 5:4 aspect so I am
quite confident it's a custom built sensor to Nikon's specification
instead of that commodity Sony sensor.

Agree. Both DX and 5:4 sizes seem to be there, which means we're going to see the same thing we've seen before (last time was the D2x sensor, which appeared in the Sony R1 body under a less specified form).

Also in the rumor mill is a cheapo FF body in the work.

Yep. But I still hear this as being further out than the D3x.

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