Brand-new 24mp Sony Exmor sensor, to be shared with the upcoming Sony A99 flagship. Expect D800-level performance at 24mp. This is definitely going to break new ground; can't wait to see what Canon has up its sleeve!
Any reports on this?
I was thinking they might use might use a cheaper sensor: http://nikonrumors.com/2012/04/30/rumor-aptina-developing-a-new-full-frame-cmos-sensor-for-nikon.aspx/
Seems odd that sony would give nikon their flagship sensor for a budget model, but then again if nikon are paying for it then its up to them how they use it I guess....
Why do I care what Nikon does? Why are there Nikon rumors on here at all? Flush 'em (like I'm going to switch). Anyway, Nikon tech is Sony's tech, so look here:http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/
Edit (Sony A99 vs. NikonD600, yawn):
Same 24,2 Megapixel sensor for both cameras.
D600 goes up to 25,600 while the A99 is rumored to go up to 51,200 or even 102,400 (depending on the final firmware)
Expeed for the Nikon while the A99 has very likely a Dual Bionz processor which allows a better noise handling and faster speed (in theory)
Both are weather sealed
Frames per second:
5fps for the Nikon , 10 or 12 fps for the Sony (depending on the final firmware)
100% coverage optical viewfinder. 3 million dot electronic viewfinder for the Sony.
Full 1080p HD @ 30 fps max for the Nikon while the Sony records in AVCHD 2.0 standard
39 focus points for the Nikon, 101 for the Sony.
3.2 inch diagonal with 921,000 dots fixed LCD for the Nikon, three way tilting LCD for the Sony.
$1,500-$1800 for the Nikon, $2,500-2,800 for the Sony.