Nikon D800 Sensor Confirmed as “Made by Sony”

by on September 3, 2012

in Nikon

Nikon D800

It’s been no secret that Sony is a major supplier of sensors in past Nikon DSLRs.  With the past few generations of DSLRs, however, Nikon has been rather coy about the sourcing of the actual sensors within the cameras.  When asked, Nikon reps usually respond by saying the sensor is “designed by Nikon” and refuse to provide further details on who actually makes the sensor.

It has been long-speculated that the 36MP full frame sensor inside the Nikon D800 is, in fact, manufactured by Sony.  To put the speculation to rest, Chipworks showed off a close-up view of the sensor from a disassembled Nikon D800 that bears Sony product number IMX094AQP, confirming that the heart of the D800 is delivered by Sony.

[Chipworks via SonyAlphaRumors]




1 Roel "OsFa" Duysserinck September 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

So all Sony bashing photographers…. Can I give you a goodharted -> HA!!!

Okay Nikons software does a better job then Sony…

But still… HA… it’s a Sony :)

2 Tim L September 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Credit Nikon for outsourcing the aspects of production that another company can do better than they can. Are you listening, Canon?

3 richard September 7, 2012 at 3:02 am

still made in Japan…..and thats good….VERY GOOD

4 richard September 7, 2012 at 3:03 am

I only buy Japan products….they are proven WINNERS

5 JOE PRETE September 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Open up a laptop computer and count how many names you find. It’s no big secret, and there are other makers of photographic sensors, as I’m sure we’ll be seeing in the upcoming models.

6 Alejandro del Piélago September 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

So, maybe Sony knows better how use the sensor in the next bodies… Are you listening D800 trolls???

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