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Nikon D850 Replacement Camera Rumored to Feature 60MP Sensor

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Nikon D850 replacement camera is rumored to feature the 60MP sensor from Sony. The name of this high resolution camera is not known yet, and the earliest announcement date appears in early 2021. So Nikon enthusiasts don’t seem to meet the D850 replacement camera in 2020.

Back in April 2019, we’ve posted that both the Nikon D860 and Nikon Z8 cameras might use 60MP IMX455AQR Sensor from Sony. Sony IMX455AQR sensor features 60MP, 8k video, and offers native 64 ISO. It’s being said that the Sony 60MP sensor PDAF is supposed to be better than the Multi-CAM 20000 currently used in some Nikon cameras.

The sensor is in its early stages so we expect the Nikon D850 replacement camera to be announced in early 2021. The good thing is that we might see the Nikon Z8 before the Nikon D850 successor (D860 DSLR). So a possibility is that the Nikon high-resolution mirrorless camera could arrive in Q4 of 2020.

Specs of IMX455AQR sensor:

  • IMX455 (Low-Spec of IMX551 Prototype):
  • Effective pixels: 9600×6400
  • Recommend recording pixels: 60MP
  • 11/12/14/16Bit ADC
  • Full Pixel 9fps/14Bit ADC
  • SLVS-EC 8Lane
  • Single ADC in Video Mode
  • 12-ADC in Still Picture Mode
  • Native ISO 64/400

From NR

Both the Nikon Z8 and the Nikon D850 replacement are rumored to have a 60MP sensor:

  • There will be 2 more Nikon mirrorless cameras announced this year, one of them should be high-end/pro (Z8?)
  • The Z8 is rumored to have dual SD and CF express cards slots, vertical grip option, pro body, higher price tag (previous rumors suggested two CF Express cards)
  • The high-end mirrorless Z camera will be announced before the Nikon D850 replacement
  • Nikon D850 replacement is not expected in 2020, maybe in 2021

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