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January 30, 2008

PMA 2008 Updates for 30-January

Sony has announced a 24MP full-frame (24x36) CMOS Sensor with an analog-to-digital converter allowing it to capture up to 6.3 frames per second. Given the history of Nikon-Sony collaboration, it is only a matter of time before this chip makes its appearance in a new Nikon Digital SLR. The question still remains - will it be the heart of a D3X as many Nikonian faithful are clamoring for?

Tamron also got into the announcement game with another DX-type ultra-wide lens, the SP 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di (Model AB001). The lens does not share in the recent round of refreshes that plan to have internal motors, so planned owners of the D60 be forewarned; no auto-focus. The manufacturer also updated their release schedule for some long-overdue lenses; the bad news is the 70-200 f2.8 Di for Nikon mount is still hazy.

Finally, the Eye-Fi wireless SD card will integrate very nicely into the upcoming D60. In addition to custom power management functions, users will be able to upload their photos directly into Nikon's PictureTown.

Posted by covey22 at January 30, 2008 7:30 PM