The rumors about upcoming Nikon D3 with a Sony’s 1.13x crop 18.7 Megapixels sensor are spreading over the Internet. Rumors says that some D3 engineering samples are already exists, Nikon have the exclusive rights to use this sensor for a one year and there is another 1.5x 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor from Sony soon to be announced. To prove that these rumors are not groundless there is publication at C|NET Newsblog. Also Benjamin Kanarek has confirmed that Pentax France guys knows about it.
What does it means for Pentax? First of all, no 18 Mpix 1.1x K-next-D till the end of 2008 at least. Second, two upcoming Pentax DSLRs could be built on 12 Mpix 1.5x CMOS sensor. Nikon D3 was promised to be released in the end of this June, so it’s not much time to wait for the mystery to be revealed.
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