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

Started Oct 29, 2008 | Discussions thread
er1kksen New Member • Posts: 7
Re: expensive strategy

Alexramos wrote:

NOTE: is very funy read how people say
that K20D sensor is a design of Pentax/Samsung... please, Pentax is
like Nikon, they don´t design alone sensor.

This is getting kind of annoying, and also this: "the 14.something MP cropped sensor that's in a couple of Sonys and Pentaxes"

It's also very funny to read about how Samsung is the largest electronics company in the world, larger than Sony, and that they do in fact make their own sensors. The 6mp and 10mp sensors in previous cameras have been Sony designs, but the 14.6mp sensor in the K20D is in fact a Samsung design, having nothing to do with Sony, and especially nothing to do with the rather mediocre 13.5mp sensor in the Sony A350.

This information is readily available to anyone who looks. It sounds like some of the posters here seem to think that Sony and Canon are the only companies making sensors, one post even seeming to imply that canon uses sony sensors (it was difficult to descipher, however, so I may be wrong). This is simply not the case: As pointed out, Kodak and Fujifilm make sensors, Panasonic makes all the current 4/3 sensors, Samsung has put out the K20D sensor as well as many sensors for video, and Nikon themselves have stated that Sony did not make the D3 sensors. Some individuals with a bit of insider knowledge have implied that a smaller sensor-manufacturing company located in japan which otherwise doesn't have any presence in the photography industry. And yes, they do have the experience to design sensors. A corporation is not a singular entity. It's a group, and they can hire the people to do the job if they don't have the know-how in the first place. They've been designing the sensors for their flagship cameras from the D2H up.

Clearly, some of the posters here know what they're talking about quite well, and I fear they may be the only ones who read this, and they're not the ones who need to.

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