Yikes! The rumored Nikon D800.

Started Oct 5, 2011 | Discussions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 60,531
There are more ways to skin a cat...

Skip M wrote:

The new Sony/Nikon sensor is very cool, but I'm not sure that Canon can go there, what with patent protections and Canon has shown theirselves to be very reluctant to license technology from other sources. They will have to do something, however, just to keep their heads above technological water.

Canon has its own column ADC patent

This was filed 6 years ago. I suspect the problem is a different one, this mixed circuit technology is something Canon has never productionised before, and it may not be that their fab has a fine enough geometry for these digital circuits. At least some of Sony's lines are adapted processor lines that they bought from Toshiba, which can handle that kind of thing quite easily.

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