Upcoming Nikon Z8 and D860 Could Use Sony a7R IV’s 61MP Sensor

Sony has just announced the new a7R IV (B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon) with all new 61MP full frame CMOS sensor. Since Nikon recently always use Sony’s CMOS sensors, this make sense that upcoming Z-mount Nikon Z8 will also use this 61MP full frame sensor. And the successor of D850 Nikon D860 will also likely to use this sensor.

Sony a7R IV’s 61MP full frame CMOS Sensor:

And Sony a7R IV top features:

  • World’s first(1) 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP(2) back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
  • 15-stop(3) dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth, natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps(4) with full AF / AE tracking for approximately seven seconds(5) in full-frame mode with an increased buffer memory, and approximately three times as long in APS-C mode
  • 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering 74% of image area and 425 contrast AF points
  • Debut of Real-time Eye AF for movie recording(6) and advanced Real-time Tracking(7) plus Real-time Eye AF for still image recording
  • Features an APS-C crop mode delivering stunning high resolution images of 26.2MP(2)
  • 5.76 million dot UXGA (Ultra-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder with outstanding detail, brightness and contrast
  • Upgraded connectivity and operability including high-speed Wi-Fi support, wireless PC remote connectivity(8), FTP wireless transfer, faster data transfer via USB and more
  • Professional 4K movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode(9), S-Log3, HDR workflow support
  • Multi Interface Shoe™ with digital audio interface delivers the high-quality sound recording with Sony’s new microphone and XLR microphone adaptor
  • Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip and button layout for improved control with compact, lightweight body
  • Kyle Nelson

    is the sensor designed by Nikon and built by Sony like the D850 sensor?

    • Perceptions Sauvages

      Towerjazz designed the sensor. As for who fabricated the sensor that is still up for debate.

  • Perceptions Sauvages

    What i would like to know is if the D860 will have a true crop mode? The D850 crop mode is very much crippled and no one want’s to use it and the D850 Raw medium 25mpix mode is just software interpolated to make it seem like a D750, it doesn’t have the low light pixel angle of the D750. Also the D850 doesn’t increase in speed or buffer when in Raw medium or crop mode which is rather strange. The dedicated 24mpix full frame sensor cameras remain a more solid option.