Nikon D600 to Use 24MP Sony Sensor

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A source has told SonyAlphaRumors.com that the Nikon D600 will use Sony’s 24 MP sensor. The same full-frame┬ásensor will also be used in the Sony A99 camera. The source also revealed the D600 will be priced around 1500 Euros ($1800 US Dollars). The D600 may be announced by the end of August.

The highly anticipated Sony A99 will be its new DSLR flagship. It is expected to deliver 12fps in a weather-sealed body with 102 AF points, phase detection AF while shooting video thanks to its translucent mirror technology. The A99 is expected to be priced around 2500 Euros, while the D600 would be aimed at the entry-level FX market, with a non-weather-sealed body and trimmed down size and features. The A99 will stand up against the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III.

But the D600 may face competition from Canon. There have been rumors of a Canon 6D coming that will compete for lowest-priced full-frame camera. The 6D is expected to deliver 22 MP in a 7D size body and may come by October 2012.