Rumors – 25mp Coming for APS-C?

Some rumors are floating around over at Ubergizmo that the next generation of APS-C cameras from Sony and Nikon may feature sensors with some incredible pixel density.  It is being rumored that the upcoming Nikon D400 and the Sony A77 could use a sensor that is packing resolution formerly found in high end full frame cameras.  Sony, the maker of the exmor sensor currently used in the very successful Nikon D7000 and Pentax K-5, may have another trick up their sleeve with a new 25 megapixel APS-C sensor.  The 16.3 megapixel sensor used in the Nikon D7000 and Pentax K-5 was a game changer, packing a bunch of resolution but still able to control noise at high ISO.  Both cameras were able to score very well at DxO Labs testing, with the K-5 taking the top spot for any APS-C camera ever tested to date and coming in 6th place of all cameras ever tested and tied for second against all other DLSR cameras (both full and crop sensor).  If Sony has produced another magic sensor at 25 megapixels, well it could be the start of the megapixel wars all over again but this time with controlled noise and superior high ISO performance.  I guess we will have to wait and see how this rumor pans out.

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3 Responses to Rumors – 25mp Coming for APS-C?

  1. Melissa says:

    My goodness will it ever be enough mp?? 25! That is a lot. And most people will purchase it not thinking of the repercussions it will have in their computer.

  2. Scott says:

    So true. Good thing they are making HDD in the terabytes now :)

  3. Jason says:

    25mp? No thanks! I rather have a 12mp sensor with double the light captured and less noise at high iso.
    They got the consumers attention with this stupid mp marketing trick.

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