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09-17-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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Pentax k3 sensor Toshiba or Sony

When I bought my K3 I thought that it had a Sony sensor, but recently someone informed me that it had a Toshiba sensor and pointed me to this page SenScore need to scroll down to the Pentax k3.

No matter if the sensor is Toshiba or Sony Im still very happy with my K3 but I just want to have the facts straight.

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It is a Sony designed sensor, modified by Pentax/Ricoh engineers and manufactured by Toshiba
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QuoteOriginally posted by Imp Quote
It is a Sony designed sensor, modified by Pentax/Ricoh engineers and manufactured by Toshiba
Sounds like "all of the above"

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09-17-2015, 03:30 PM   #4
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It is a Sony designed sensor, modified by Pentax/Ricoh engineers and manufactured by Toshiba
Thank you for your reply Imp !!!

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Sounds like "all of the above"
LOL..LOL...Good one Adam..lol

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I dunno

The assumption was made early on (before the actual camera release) that the K-3 shares sensors with the Nikon D7100 and that camera is reputed to use a Toshiba product. Conventional wisdom in Pentaxland (here) has been that it is a Sony sensor. The truth is out there somewhere...


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We've been through this before a long time ago, I believe. It's a Sony made sensor - most likely IMX096. SenScore have just copied and pasted the Nikon D7100 sensor stuff, by the look of it.

They seem a bit lazy at SenScore. They haven't provided manufacturer details for the Nikon D5300 sensor, for example, even though Chipworks have torndown a D5300 and revealed that it uses a Sony IMX193 sensor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
We've been through this before a long time ago, I believe.
Yes, I just got through reviewing that sordid and infamous thread. In the end, it was confirmed by Ricoh/Pentax in Japan that the sensor is Sony.


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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
They seem a bit lazy at SenScore.
I would say...they also rate the K-3 far below the D7100


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I dunno

The assumption was made early on (before the actual camera release) that the K-3 shares sensors with the Nikon D7100 and that camera is reputed to use a Toshiba product. Conventional wisdom in Pentaxland (here) has been that it is a Sony sensor. The truth is out there somewhere...


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In all seriousness, didn't Pentax reps end up saying it was made by Sony shortly after the K-3 came out?

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We've been through this before a long time ago, I believe. It's a Sony made sensor - most likely IMX096. SenScore have just copied and pasted the Nikon D7100 sensor stuff, by the look of it.

They seem a bit lazy at SenScore. They haven't provided manufacturer details for the Nikon D5300 sensor, for example, even though Chipworks have torndown a D5300 and revealed that it uses a Sony IMX193 sensor.
Before I posted this thread I read all the pages of the " sordid and infamous thread " ..and in the end, I was right back where I started from since there was no straight answer to the famous question " Who made the !@#& sensor ?"

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Yes, I just got through reviewing that sordid and infamous thread. In the end, it was confirmed by Ricoh/Pentax in Japan that the sensor is Sony.


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Hummm I better go back a read the last few pages of the thread again, kinda missed that one..thanks for the heads up !!!

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I would say...they also rate the K-3 far below the D7100


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Actually I have the D7100 to thanks for changing over to Pentax and the K3 and all I can say is that I love my camera, heck I like it so much that I'm thinking of buying a used or refurb K5 iiS !!!!

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In all seriousness, didn't Pentax reps end up saying it was made by Sony shortly after the K-3 came out?
Man I love a good mystery, kinda makes me feel young again..

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It is a Sony designed sensor, modified by Pentax/Ricoh engineers and manufactured by Toshiba
By the way, you got some really nice pics in your gallery !!!!

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Thanks everyone for their input, really appreciate it !!
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QuoteOriginally posted by MasMax Quote
By the way, you got some really nice pics in your gallery !!!!
Thanks!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
In all seriousness, didn't Pentax reps end up saying it was made by Sony shortly after the K-3 came out?
I think that is what you ended up saying towards the end of the sordid and infamous thread.


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It's a Sony Exmor IMX193 sensor. 24 MP, up to 8.7 fps full-sensor readout.

A list of Sony Exmor sensors is available here.

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It's a Sony Exmor IMX193 sensor. 24 MP, up to 8.7 fps full-sensor readout.

A list of Sony Exmor sensors is available here.

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Excellent information Dragon Lord, thank you!!!!
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It's a Sony designed and manufactured product out and out. Why? First hand knowledge of Sony FABs.
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