Recent rumors purport to make the Nikon D800 a “sure thing” for a 2011 announcement. While a follow-up to the Nikon D700 is overdue in terms of camera life expectancy, the biggest “shocker” of the rumor suggests a 36MP full frame sensor in the D800.
Nikon has relied on Sony for its past full frame sensors, and so, it seems logical that Sony would make use of such a sensor in its own Alpha-series DSLRs as well (as in the Nikon D3X and Sony A900 models). And that me be what’s to come with a new full frame Sony camera sporting the same 36MP Sony sensor to be found in the Nikon D800.
Sony Alpha Rumors received a tip that suggests a full frame Sony camera that uses Sony’s translucent mirror technology will be announced early 2012. I would have to believe that Sony wants to get this model out in time for CES, where Sony always has a massive (and generally impressive) showing.