Maybe it was so depressed over its lack of DR compared to Nikon that it OD'd on sleeping pills. LOL....
Make that 'compared to Sony'.
I wonder where Nikon's latest announcement is over THEIR latest sensor development? Oh, here it is, an article on nikon.com on the development of their D3 sensor! And guess what, they make a big fuss over the superior IQ from developing the sensor in-house: "...we took advantage of the fact that the sensor was being developed in-house to investigate how best to match the CMOS sensor with the capabilities of the NIKKOR lens, and were thus able to bring out the full capabilities of the photographic lens. In this way we succeeded in obtaining a high level of image quality. Further, with the sensor being fitted to our flagship camera model, we have been able to incorporate functions and technologies that are effective for producing a high level of image quality without any compromise. "