Some info on the 24 MP Nikon - from a Sony engineer

Started Oct 29, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP Dan Wells Contributing Member • Posts: 584
Why wouldn't Nikon want to ADD a 24 mp camera if they could get the sensor?

The A900 does exactly what the D3 and D700 don't - it provides extremely high image quality (resolution AND DR) at low ISOs - conversely, the D3/D700 provide what the A900 doesn't at high ISO. Nikon's present marketing push is "high ISO matters most". If they had the A900 sensor in addition, they could say "if you want high ISO and high speed, here's your camera (D700) - resolution and low-ISO quality, try this one (D700x), and if you want both, be grateful that the two of them TOGETHER cost less than a 1Ds III, and outperform it in every situation between them - take that Canon!". If Nikon had both cameras, they would have a line with fewer holes than anyone else, and dropping the A900 sensor into the D700 should be trivial - IF they are allowed to buy the sensor - which lends credence to what the Sony guy said...

-Dan

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