Chipworks Dissects Nikon D5200, Finds Toshiba Sensor Inside

January 9, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras | 1 Comment |
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Chipworks has dismantled the new Nikon D5200 and found that it’s equipped with a totally different sensor than the D3200. Whereas the entry-level model incorporates a Sony imaging chip, the more enthusiast focused Nikon D5200 comes with a Toshiba sensor. “In our recent technology blog entry on full-frame format image sensors, we speculated on the possibility of new entrants in the FF CIS space,” the company says. “What we didn’t expect was a new entrant into the APS-C game with Toshiba winning the primary CIS socket in the Nikon D5200.” For an idea of how the Nikon D5200 stacks up in terms of image quality, have a look at our full-resolution sample images. To read more about the sensor itself, check out the Chipworks website.

Website: Chipworks
Via Pixinfo Blog



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#1 JOE PRETE

I'm not the kind of guy to say I told you so, (wait, I am.... sorry)
But I said there were other brand sensors going into Nikons, yet everyone said they were dependent on Sony. They were so sure.
Well, the truth just sprung a leak!!!
... Joe Prete

3:56 am - Friday, January 11, 2013