>Also a sideline topic but the D5 I think is an interesting >break point - is it going to continue the D3, D3S, D4 lineage >of Nikon sensors or will they go with the Sony architecture >once and for all and the higher 24/36 mp range. But I'm >probably thinking too small, by then there may be a further >twist or several.
Isn't Sony making them anyway?
>I also wonder, I think the fps constraint right now is getting >the data off the sensor (not the CPU required after that step >to do the image processing processing). So we could add all >the EXPEED 3 and 4's we wanted and we'd still butt up against >sensor data throughput I think.
Well, maybe they should talk to Canon or Sony, as both seem to have cracked this nut.
>I'm thinking the Aptina V1 sensor has some kind of completely >different fast off-sensor architecture that still even now >kicks butt. For example that 60fps mode at 10mp.
I'd love to have that sensor/pipeline in a full sized body. Even with it's relatively weak ISO performance, it would kick BUTT for sports shooting. I've been very tempted to try it out on a sports shoot.