Sony to produce 36MP full-frame sensor for Nikon D800

Sony makes the sensors in several of Nikon’s DSLR cameras, including the Nikon D7000, D5100, D300 and D90. We speculate that Sony may also be involved in the D800’s 36MP sensor.

The next Sony full-frame camera, the Alpha (A99 possibly) should be announced by early 2012. We expect it to also use the same 36 megapixel sensor developed for Nikon for use in the D800. The main difference will be that Sony will use SLT with an electronic viewfinder, while Nikon will keep the traditional SLR design and an optical viewfinder.