Looking for a DSLR with Sony sensor inside, NIKON uses Sony EXMOR CMOS sensor in their DSLR. But there is no confirmation about what is the sensor used in NIKON D3300.

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    Why do you care about the manufacturer of the sensor, rather than the properties of the sensor?
    – Philip Kendall
    Sep 29, 2015 at 12:21
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    See also photo.stackexchange.com/a/69462/1943
    – mattdm
    Sep 29, 2015 at 12:23
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    Sony sensor = Higher dynamic range, Also it will be easy to research about the properties of the said sensor if I know what make and model it is. Sep 29, 2015 at 12:28
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    @M.G.Rashed You can't say "Sony sensor = Higher dynamic range" if you're not specifying what you compare it with and under what circumstances (what ISO for example). What problem are you trying to solve? What are you trying to capture?
    – Hugo
    Sep 29, 2015 at 13:05
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    On "can someone please just answer the question", please read PSA: Why is it important to provide apparently irrelevant details in a question?
    – mattdm
    Sep 29, 2015 at 13:38

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There is no definite answer to the question, unless anyone can find a teardown that shows the part number for the sensor.

Nikon use sensors from Aptina, Sony, Toshiba and their own designs, many of which offer excellent dynamic range at base ISO (on a par with Sony EXMOR). I suggest you look at test results for the D3300 on DXO mark and ignore the sensor manufacturer.

  • Thanks for the answer. Yes, regardless of the sensor maker, NIKON D3X00 series performs excellent compared to the Mid-to-High range Canon (even though D3X00 is entry level). Sep 29, 2015 at 14:17

The sensor is Sony IMX-193-AQK.

This is like a year late. I was looking for the sensor's spec sheet, but never found it.


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