In response to questions we and others had posed to Nikon USA about the imager in the D3X - both its origin and what technical features might set it apart from the imager in the Sony DSLR-A900 - the company has crafted a response. In it, they acknowledge that Sony is the manufacturer of the D3X's 24.39 million image pixel CMOS sensor, but go on to say it's a "unique sensor design" that was "developed expressly for the D3X."

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