Quick News - As Nikon sets their sites on pole-position in the race for megapixels, Sony may just be gaining ground with their own full-frame 36 megapixel offering. SonyAlphaRumors received some “credible” information from a “trusted” source and revealed the following:
I have been told by our sources that Sony will first share the sensor to Nikon and than use it on their own FF camera which will be announced early 2012! The exact release date has not been chosen yet but I have been told there are is a huge pressure to release it as soon as possible. Compared to the Nikon D800 the Sony (A99?) will have slightly different specs and a lower(!) price. The Nikon D800 can take 4 frames per second, records 1920 × 1080/30p and cost 300.000 Yen (3.000 Euro, or $4000). The major difference is that Nikon has an optical viewfinder while the Sony has SLT technology. Meanwhile the Sony A900 has been discontinued and you will see some nice rebates soon. I will keep you updated with specs and news I am getting form my sources. It’s really an exciting time.
With the current Alpha offerings already boasting a 24.3MP sensor, the jump to a full frame, 34MP variant only seems justifiable from Sony’s standpoint.
Officially label this rumor as: HOT