At the heart of Nikon is a Sony


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PaulKami

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It doesn't matter anyway, since most of the Nikon user already know that Nikon has an affiliation with Sony on sensor...

It doesn't come as a surprise :)
 

WarPigs

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ya lor, everyone have brains, just how we use it only mah.
 

ericmar

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Just take it as a raw component. The main processor and the algorithm to process the pictures matter more than the hardware.
It all boils down to how they make full use of the sensor and then manipulate and process the end pictures!
 

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Its not surprise, Nikon has been using Sony sensor for a long time and why not? Sony makes good sensors
 

henry soh

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A manufacturer has limited resources and is dependent on others to produce its products which consist of many components or parts in the making of its products.
 

UncleFai

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A manufacturer has limited resources and is dependent on others to produce its products which consist of many components or parts in the making of its products.
Just that the history is interesting lor... Nikon began life as a lens manufacturer for Canon. When Nikon had their own camera range, Canon kicked them out. Nikon's first digital cameras were in partnership with Kodak. Now they use Sony sensors, but then Sony launched their own DSLR range. Some forums I have seen says "no pride solution." Well, we shall see... will the new Sony 24MP APS-C sensor be used in the D400? The saga continues...
 

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No secret.

Tamron makes some lenses for Sony
Fuji uses Nikon bodies (s2 pro is a Nikon F80 fused with fuji sccd sensor)
Carl Zeiss makes high end lenses for Sony.
Tokina makes some lenses for Pentax
Tokina makes all filters for kenko and hoya using Hoya glass.
Heliopan and rodenstock filters all came from the same manufacturer.
And the list goes on...

Sometimes makes you wonder why some people see 3rd party no up.
 

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i really wish one day nikon will be using fujifilm sensor... the best sensor and one of the best lenses in the world:thumbsup:
 

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i really wish one day nikon will be using fujifilm sensor... the best sensor and one of the best lenses in the world:thumbsup:
yes .. fuji sensor is really good.. high DR .. the sigma sensor is good also...

best they go combine together lah...

hopefully in the future we can change sensor... no need to tie sensor to a brand..
 

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Omega23 said:
i really wish one day nikon will be using fujifilm sensor... the best sensor and one of the best lenses in the world:thumbsup:
I have been wishing the same thing. But it is not to be. :cry:
 

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UncleFai said:
Just that the history is interesting lor... Nikon began life as a lens manufacturer for Canon. When Nikon had their own camera range, Canon kicked them out. Nikon's first digital cameras were in partnership with Kodak. Now they use Sony sensors, but then Sony launched their own DSLR range. Some forums I have seen says "no pride solution." Well, we shall see... will the new Sony 24MP APS-C sensor be used in the D400? The saga continues...
Actually Nikon began life making all sorts of lenses for all sorts of applications including microscopes. Later canon contracted them to make lenses for the early canon cameras. Nikon is after all founded way before canon.

And Sony did not launch their own Dslr. They bought it from Konica Minolta. They just rebranded it and improved it in later model iterations.
 

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Actually Nikon began life making all sorts of lenses for all sorts of applications including microscopes. Later canon contracted them to make lenses for the early canon cameras. Nikon is after all founded way before canon.

And Sony did not launch their own Dslr. They bought it from Konica Minolta. They just rebranded it and improved it in later model iterations.
i am quite suprised that some sony fan boys can't get this simply fate correct..:confused:
 

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Just that the history is interesting lor... Nikon began life as a lens manufacturer for Canon. When Nikon had their own camera range, Canon kicked them out. Nikon's first digital cameras were in partnership with Kodak. Now they use Sony sensors, but then Sony launched their own DSLR range. Some forums I have seen says "no pride solution." Well, we shall see... will the new Sony 24MP APS-C sensor be used in the D400? The saga continues...
What "saga" are you talking about? I see no dramatic story going on here:dunno:
 

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i am quite suprised that some sony fan boys can't get this simply fate correct..:confused:
you mean 'fact', right?

Well, I would consider the Alpha range to be different enough from the ol' Konica-Minolta DSLRs... perhaps 'major rebranding and re-invigoration' is more appropriate? ;)

but anyway best not to stir trouble... :angel:
 

Omega23

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you mean 'fact', right?

Well, I would consider the Alpha range to be different enough from the ol' Konica-Minolta DSLRs... perhaps 'major rebranding and re-invigoration' is more appropriate? ;)

but anyway best not to stir trouble... :angel:
sorry for the typo:bsmilie:
 

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