Who made the image sensor of the D1?

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spreefurt
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Who made the image sensor of the D1?

Post by spreefurt » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:46 pm

I cannot find a hint, who built the image sensor of the D1 (and D1H and D1X). It is known, that Nikon used Sony sensors later (beginning with the D100), but the special design of the D1 sensor is not known from any other camera. Does anyone know the developer and manufacturer of the sensor of the D1?

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Post by NIKON KIU » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:09 am

SONY designed/made it, with Nikon's specifications. As they have been doing ever since.

Read more here:
viewtopic.php?t=132


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Post by spreefurt » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:49 pm

NIKON KIU wrote:SONY designed/made it, with Nikon's specifications. As they have been doing ever since.

Read more here:
viewtopic.php?t=132
Do you have a source for this statement? The name "Sony" does not appear there, neither in the other page nor in the linked Nikon page (the current address is http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imagi ... /index.htm). Sony did not design all Nikon sensors, the sensor of D2H/D2Hs and D3/D700 are Nikon designs.

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Post by NIKON KIU » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:40 am

I am sorry, I posted the wrong link!

viewtopic.php?t=135

Stan had the thing under Microscope back when....

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