Sony Semiconductor’s New Site Hints Next Olympus and Nikon D5400 Cameras
As we have it today many camera makers are using sensors from Sony Semiconductor. Canon is using them, so is Nikon, Olympus and many of the medium format digital cameras: phase one, Pentax and Hasselblad. So looking into Sony’s sensor plans gives a pretty good understanding of what the camera makers have in store.
So it is just super kind of Sony to make a new site with their current sensor offerings. Of course some of the sensors are ones that we are familiar of, like the 36MP full frame sensor.
But some are sensors that we have not seen in any camera yet, which means that they are going to come soon or that they were End Of Lined before even launching. I prefer to
think hope the former.
One such sensor, noted by dpreview, is the 20MP IMX269 4/3 sensor and 1/1.7 sensor, which seems to be an upgrade from the previous 16MP IMX159 found in a few of Olympus cameras. Does this mean that Olympus is working on a new line?
The other interesting find by dpreview is a new APS-C sensor, the IMX271. While this one has the same 24MP resolution that its former has, it is capable of a 19 frames per second burst. The previous IMX193 sensor capable of 8.7fps is likely the chip inside Nikon’s D5300, so it would not be surprising if the d5400 was to use this chip.
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.