« Last post by ahsanford on November 30, 2015, 09:29:22 PM »
Samsung were reported/rumoured to be working a next generation FF sensor to replace the NX1, but apparently that got shelved when they decided to shut up shop on the photography business.
That means that there is a high performance ultra modern FF sensor up for grabs. It seems suspicious that Nikon would be announcing this right about the same time Samsung started closing up distribution of their camera products.
My guess is that the two companies made a deal and the D5 will be housing the new Samsung FF sensor.
Rumour has it that Samsung will be making a major and surprising announcement at CES. This will probably be it.
I like the strategery of that idea, but I don't think FF sensors can just be chopped and changed and slapped into different bodies so quickly. Consider that the A7R II has been out for some time and Nikon's adaptation of that into the D820 or D900 (whatever they call it) still hasn't happened yet.